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For me, when I go and play one of the games on my shelf I enjoy the act of opening the box and discovering what's inside......Do yourself a favor and read those old manuals, you'd be surprised how much they add to your game "immersion." Then there are the maps... ah, my beloved maps!

There's literally nothing in the world I give a fuck less about than having a physical box of my game. But reading your post I suppose in rare cases even I could see a value in this. And I don't mean some cheapo plastic packet with just the DVD and some throwaway flyer inside but a proper collector's edition package with manuals, books, cloth maps etc. I can see myself buying shit like this for a greater immersion once in a few years, with epic storyfag games like W2 or TToN.

But looking at the games I've got installed right now - Tropico 4, FTL, BW: Kronos and Don't Starve? Nah, let them sit in the cloud.
 

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For me, when I go and play one of the games on my shelf I enjoy the act of opening the box and discovering what's inside......Do yourself a favor and read those old manuals, you'd be surprised how much they add to your game "immersion." Then there are the maps... ah, my beloved maps!

There's literally nothing in the world I give a fuck less about than having a physical box of my game. But reading your post I suppose in rare cases even I could see a value in this. And I don't mean some cheapo plastic packet with just the DVD and some throwaway flyer inside but a proper collector's edition package with manuals, books, cloth maps etc. I can see myself buying shit like this for a greater immersion once in a few years, with epic storyfag games like W2 or TToN.

But looking at the games I've got installed right now - Tropico 4, FTL, BW: Kronos and Don't Starve? Nah, let them sit in the cloud.
Well, I bought the amazing (it was truly great) collector's edition of The Witcher 1 back then. I received it, opened it, looked at the nice artbook, it was really nice, hardcover. Looked at the manual, read it once, it was a nice manual. Listened to the soundtrack CD once. It was also nice. The box of the whole collection was also nice. So, everything was nice, it was good to read it and look at it. And you know what? I haven't touched it every since, it just collects dust. So even if everything is high quality in a Collector's edition, it ends up the same as a plain DVD cover. On the shelves. I know that this is personal preference, somebody likes to look at these things from time to time, but I barely have time to finish my backlog of games, I won't sit on a couch flipping artbooks every 2 weeks.

Honestly, the only reason I like boxes is them being nice decorations on a shelf. But I won't pay lots of money for a decoration. Especially if the game is not DRM free in the box, so I don'T have to use the disc anymore, because I have to use Steam/Origin.
 

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I wonder what the word "collector" means in the "collectors edition". It is almost like there was a primary function of some sort.
 
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