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    Default An interesting idea

    just found this.
    what do you guys think?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7UiWwJzZZA

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    Looks pretty cool, if not incredibly time consuming.
    "Game programmers are generally lazy individuals. That's right. It's true. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Since the dawn of computer games, game programmers have looked for shortcuts to coolness." Kurt Arnlund - Game programmer for Activision, Accolade...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niku-Sama View Post
    just found this.
    what do you guys think?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7UiWwJzZZA
    Not interested. I think this stuff is what leads to eBay getting flooded with counterfeit crap.

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    They're cute little boxes, but I prefer to display official stuff and I don't really care about having every last game I own on display. I'm cool with just keeping my loose carts in various boxes and tubs. My shelves are already loaded up with more than enough CIB games.

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    I like it! Made me eager to try making some boxes for my Atari 2600 games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    Not interested. I think this stuff is what leads to eBay getting flooded with counterfeit crap.
    Counterfeiting implies that someone is making money off it. Making boxes like this isn't cost effective, and too time consuming to cause a "flood". Unless someone is trying to pass one off as one that's rare and valuable, but then, even in the video they mention that it won't pass close scrutiny. The abundance of counterfeits online is from more professional grade equipment making them in high numbers(and even then they aren't always 100% accurate), not by someone on-offing them by hand.
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    Someone would have to be really new to the hobby to believe these are legit boxes, and if they're dumping large amounts of money without doing any research whatsoever, there's only so much pity I can have for someone in that scenario. These boxes are all significantly smaller than the official boxes and don't even have enough room to fit a manual.

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    oh well, if it keeps costs down and I'm still able to still tell the difference, I don't care.

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    I used to have custom cases for my Atari Lynx games. I used CD jewel cases that I would sand down the hub with a Dremel and cut a slot into it for the curved edge of a cartridge to go. I then scanned all my boxes in and printed out new CD case labels. Or at least that was the plan - I think I gave up about a third of the way through, honestly. I didn't have a real template to make the labels, so I eyeballed it most of the time resulting in having to tweak artwork and spine text then reprint labels a whole lot. All this effort just to store Lynx games in a CD rack.

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