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Blog Banter: Hi, I’m Angela and I Like Boxes

June 21, 2008

I’ve joined a group of bloggers, lead by bs angel, who write collectively on the same specific topic, pertaining to video games. With many writers and one topic, the results are endless! Any inquiries on Blog Banter should be directed here. Please check out the other articles at the bottom of my post!

Sure, I’ve downloaded music. I’ve downloaded music, movies, books, and computer programs. My life practically revolves around “10:00 minutes remaining.” But the one medium that I will never download if there is a hard copy available, is video games.

There’s just something about a video game box – everything from the reservation of the game to ripping off the plastic wrap at home is fun. Inside, the disc is a perfect circle with a small opening in the middle that’s just the right size for my pointer finger. The bottom of it is shiny and mirror-like and if I’m lucky, I might even get more than one disc in a case! The box itself could be black, green, or white. There’s always a lovely picture on the front with descriptions and screenshots on the back. I love opening the cases and checking out the booklets, enjoying how crisp the button is in the middle of the disc.

I could never download a video game because it’s a passion I hold dear to my heart. It’s the same as a musician taking pride in his record collection, or a movie buff that enjoys collecting DVDs.

I understand that some games like Hexic should be digitally distributed because of accessibility and size, but nothing trumps having a physical collection of games and being able to show it off to people when they come to your house.

I actually made the mistake of downloading Fable from the Xbox Live Marketplace. It was one of those games that I loved the first time I played it and just had to have it again. On a whim, I paid 1200 points for it and later my boyfriend reminded me that I could have bought Fable: The Lost Chapters (which is the better version) at a store for just five bucks! Of course my reaction was “aw, shit” and we went out and bought the hard copy.

And who knows, if one day I meet Peter Molyneux and I get him to sign my copy of Fable: The Lost Chapters I’ll be insanely happy. Better he sign the disc than my hard drive.

Check out these other Blog Banter articles! Living Epic, Silvercublogger, Mahogany Finish, Video Game Sandwich, thoughts and rants, weblog.probablynot.com, XboxOZ360, Zath!, Delayed Responsibility, Gamer Unit, Hawty McBloggy

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2 comments

  1. Very true 🙂

    I think the same way ^_^


  2. I used to think like that about collecting DVDs and games, but now I’d just rather not have the clutter, maybe I’ve changed my outlook as the years go by!



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