Sony Messed up the PS3 box art

#1 Edited by TheHBK (5657 posts) -

I know that we are split but some people love the direction that Sony took the PS3 style with the Slim and others prefer the old style.  We now have that style going to Uncharted.  It always hit me as odd as how the game sites were presenting the box art for U2.  But then I go pick up my copy from the Best Buy and see this fucking ugly piece of shit.  I know that no one was thrilled sony just reused their font from Spider-Man for the PS3 but the box had some definition to it.  Did anyone manage to get it in the old style.  I look at it and the blu ray box itself doesnt have the PlaySation 3 name etched on the top of the box.  Which did you get?  is it possible to get the old one?

Original Style
#2 Posted by eroticfishcake (7854 posts) -

It doesn't look as impressive I admit. I'm much more interested in the contents though.

#3 Posted by FrankCanada97 (4187 posts) -

I don't really care, its what's inside the box that counts. Besides, I can't really see the box art if it's inside a shelf.

#4 Posted by Rowr (5862 posts) -

Who gives a fuck.

#5 Posted by mordukai (7706 posts) -

Does nothing satisfy you? 
Also, from your previous posts I got the feeling that you don't care much for Uncharted, why then (if that be the case) are you buying the game then?  
 
To answer your question, NO. All new print of PS3 games will have that kind of design. I for one like the new design. Simple and to the point. 

#6 Posted by zyn (2765 posts) -

I like the new box art for PS3 games but the subtitle "Only on PlayStation" should've been pushed into the top header.

#7 Posted by Venatio (4647 posts) -

It still looks the same in EU, atleast when I saw it

#8 Posted by Bucketdeth (8231 posts) -

It doesn't look as good but this is one of those things that doesn't bother me.

#9 Posted by TheHBK (5657 posts) -
@Mordukai: 
I just said that Nathan Drake is a bitch.  Thats it.  And that I fucking hate Killzone 2 and Rico.  While I think Rico is an asshole, i also hate the gameplay in Killzone 2.  But I loved the Multiplayer Beta for Uncharted 2.  Nathan Drake being a bitch doesnt have anything to do with how good the game plays.
 
I know its not one of those important things, but seeing as how people were reacting to the new PS3 slim style, I wanted to see what people thought about the new box art style considering it is an extension of the new slim style.  And in person, it makes it seem like a cheap box that is used for preorders or something.  I think its that black to gray gradient at the top.
#10 Posted by KamasamaK (2489 posts) -
@TheHBK: I don't care for Rico either, but Drake is almost surely more man than you are.
#11 Posted by Djeffers03 (2537 posts) -

I prefer the original, although I don't give a shit. The uncharted boxart is pretty good I must admit

#12 Posted by MachoFantastico (5410 posts) -

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Special Edition as a rather stylish steel case. Though I actually like the normal box art for Uncharted 2.  
 

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Special Edition. 
#13 Posted by skidd (476 posts) -

Yeah, I prefer the old style too. Luckily the EU are getting the spiderman font for U2, probably one of the last few games before the new style comes in...

#14 Posted by choffy21 (1521 posts) -

As long as the box is the same shape as the old, I don't care.
 
I actually like it more now.

#15 Posted by JoelTGM (5782 posts) -

what's the problem here?

#16 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3762 posts) -
@Rowr said:
"Who gives a fuck. "
#17 Posted by MAN_FLANNEL (2472 posts) -

Don't give a shit.  I dont look at the piece of shit plastic box my game came in, I play the fucking game. 

#18 Posted by AjayRaz (12642 posts) -
@JeffGoldblum said:
" @Rowr said:
"Who gives a fuck. "
"
#19 Posted by MetalGearSunny (7465 posts) -

It looks...meh. Also: 
 
@AjayRaz said:

" @JeffGoldblum said:
" @Rowr said:
"Who gives a fuck. "
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"
#20 Posted by handlas (2866 posts) -

but you didn't buy the game because Drake is a "bitch"....remember?

#21 Posted by Godwind (2926 posts) -

Sony would like apologize about this fuck up with the box art.  It was only until now that Sony realized that gamers aren't interested in a machine that can process byte code for interactive software but a instead a slick looking boxart.
 
So here is our plans to improve on the boxart.  To save our costs, we'll stop making the games and quit inserting blu-ray discs into the box.  With the money we saved, we will be sure to sell you a significantly improved boxart which you can watch for hours on your shelves.

#22 Posted by damnboyadvance (4172 posts) -

It doesn't look as impressive, but I really don't care. And for anybody who does, you've got to admit it is still better than that box art of the Wii.

#23 Posted by septim (787 posts) -

I really did prefer the old-style of logo. It just looked kind of classy and high-end. Not that it really matters though. Still hate to see something go backwards.

#24 Posted by Xolare (1304 posts) -

And?

#25 Edited by PenguinDust (12730 posts) -

CheapyD was talking about the Japanese box art on the last episode of the CAGcast.

 international cover-art
#26 Posted by Heartagram (1284 posts) -

I wonder if the reasoning for changing the logo is the whole sony pictures not owning spider-man pretty soon...hmm

#27 Posted by DRooPZ (91 posts) -

new design is way slicker.

#28 Edited by SJSchmidt93 (4994 posts) -
I like the old one. 
 
@PenguinDust: 
Yeah, that JPN box art is... horrendous.
   
#29 Posted by TheHBK (5657 posts) -
@handlas said:
" but you didn't buy the game because Drake is a "bitch"....remember? "
No, I never said I would not buy it because of that.  I always said the game played well and I liked the multiplayer beta.  And I will repeat this for you one more time because you obviously cant take the time to read posts on this thread or other threads since I cleared this up earlier in the thread.
Nathan Drake...being a bitch...has nothing...to do...with... gameplay....
#30 Posted by Boom_goes_the_dynamite (806 posts) -
@Godwind said:
" Sony would like apologize about this fuck up with the box art.  It was only until now that Sony realized that gamers aren't interested in a machine that can process byte code for interactive software but a instead a slick looking boxart.  So here is our plans to improve on the boxart.  To save our costs, we'll stop making the games and quit inserting blu-ray discs into the box.  With the money we saved, we will be sure to sell you a significantly improved boxart which you can watch for hours on your shelves. "
Imagine the possibilities of a BOX!!  Screw the box art just the empty box = awesome!! Who needs videogames when you can have an empty box! ;)
#31 Posted by InFamous91 (935 posts) -

The box art isn't something i really care about. Its all about the game itself.

#32 Edited by TheHBK (5657 posts) -
@Heartagram said:

" I wonder if the reasoning for changing the logo is the whole sony pictures not owning spider-man pretty soon...hmm "

And this is what I was getting at.  What is the reason for the change? So will they be losing the rights to distribute the new Spidey films?
Also, I am getting at the style which refers to the border that says PS3 on it, which has changed to resemble the PS3 slim style.
And further more, i dont know why you guys who just reply "who gives a fuck" "i play the game" "i dont pay to look at the box" bother to do so at all.
We all know that.  I am asking for an opinion on the box, thats it, no need to get cynical or any more obvious.  Like i said, I just wanted to get everyone's opinions on the subject because as we all know, the box may tell us about the game, how the game is presented in other countries or we just want to see what the devs came up with.  Which is why GB will have articles about the box art of a game being released.  Hell, there was a whole discussion about it on the bombcast for MW2 and how the train sequence is not a spoiler because its on the art.   Yes we can all be high and mighty and say, "hey I only playt the game, fuck the box."  OK, but I am sure a lot of us would be pissed if we bought a game from gamestop without a box or cover and got one of those ugly generic yellow ones they use while still having to pay the same price if it came with the original box and manual.
As for the japanese cover art, man that looks ugly.
#33 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2829 posts) -

I wanna be high and mighty so.... 
hey I only playt the game, fuck the box
YES

#34 Posted by Karmum (11514 posts) -

You're not going to be looking at the boxart as much as you're playing the game, are you? It isn't that bad, to be honest, I actually like it.

#35 Posted by iAmJohn (6141 posts) -
The death of Spider-Man font is nothing but a good thing as far as I'm concerned.  Oh, and: 
 
@Metal_Gear_Sunny
said:
@AjayRaz said:
" @JeffGoldblum said:
" @Rowr said:
"Who gives a fuck. "
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"
"
#36 Posted by unclejohnny79 (689 posts) -

i kinda like it

#37 Posted by CL60 (17120 posts) -

They broke it.

#38 Posted by Andorski (5452 posts) -

The new box art is much better.

#39 Posted by TheFreshmaker (131 posts) -
@Rowr said:
" Who gives a fuck. "
#40 Posted by shadows_kill (3093 posts) -

the box art is so much better than the old one. it looks cleaner.

#41 Posted by Cube (4382 posts) -

Honestly who gives a shit.
 
It's a box.

#42 Posted by TintedEyes (31 posts) -

Don't really care, but personally I prefer the new look.

#43 Edited by lucas_kelly (780 posts) -

1. Who really cares, its just the box art.  
2. I actually prefer the new box art. I think the Playstation 3 logo on the left side of the case looks out of place, I've never liked it, nor have I ever liked Blu-ray cases in general.  
3. Try living in Australia where they put massive rating logo's on the bottom of the cover art. 

#44 Posted by PercyChuggs (1137 posts) -

I just like playing the game, box art is irrelevant unless you want to show off your game collection to your uncaring friends and relatives.

#45 Posted by RsistncE (4499 posts) -

Does it honestly really matter?

#46 Edited by EVO (4018 posts) -

Well, at least it's not as bad as: 
 

Ugh.
#47 Posted by Liam_mk (300 posts) -
@Metal_Gear_Sunny said:
" It looks...meh. Also: 
 
@AjayRaz said:
" @JeffGoldblum said:
" @Rowr said:
"Who gives a fuck. "
"
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#48 Posted by Whiz (37 posts) -

It kind of fucks up the uniformed look of my game shelf but whatever

#49 Posted by Godwind (2926 posts) -
@Boom_goes_the_dynamite said:
" @Godwind said:
" Sony would like apologize about this fuck up with the box art.  It was only until now that Sony realized that gamers aren't interested in a machine that can process byte code for interactive software but a instead a slick looking boxart.  So here is our plans to improve on the boxart.  To save our costs, we'll stop making the games and quit inserting blu-ray discs into the box.  With the money we saved, we will be sure to sell you a significantly improved boxart which you can watch for hours on your shelves. "
Imagine the possibilities of a BOX!!  Screw the box art just the empty box = awesome!! Who needs videogames when you can have an empty box! ;) "
The new box is being redesigned to be used as a console.  Pretty versatile if you ask me.
#50 Posted by Yummylee (23180 posts) -

Really don't giva flying fuckaroo, not even noticable enough for me to complain.

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