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Sega Europe start using recyclable packaging for all PC games

After a satisfactory trial run with Football Manager last year, Sega Europe have announced that they now plan to use "fully recyclable packaging" for all of their physical PC game releases. Their initial recyclable boxes are made of recycled cardboard with recycled paper manuals too. This scheme will start in earnest with the launch of Total War: Rome II's new Enemy At The Games Edition,…

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Football Manager 2020 “throwing down the gauntlet” with eco-friendly box

One of the few PC series even sold in boxes nowadays, Football Manager will switch from ye olde plastic DVD case to "eco-friendly" packaging with this year's game. They've hit upon a revolutionary new material for PC game packaging: cardboard. Unlike the horse-sized PC game boxes of the 90s, this is a wee gatefold affair made from recycled cardboard and vegetable inks and things. Sports…

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Feature: Olde Game Shoppes

Retail Blues: Lamenting The Demise Of Game Stores

Writer Jon Morcom sent us this elegy for physical game boxes and physical game shops, and its very British, melancholy portrait of the older habits of our hobby was too lovely not to publish. The spidery writing on a sign that’s been stuck to the whitewashed windows of what used to be my local GAME store tells me that the nearest still-operating branch is in…

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