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Old 12-02-2009, 10:51 AM   #41
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He's directing that passive aggressive comment towards yours truly because my wife bought a Santa Fe over the weekend.
Touche. Like that "passive aggressive" way you describe the "argument" that you hate that dd is green.

A tit for your tat, sir.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:53 AM   #42
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Well that settles it then. We must kill every animal on the planet to stop global warming.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:55 AM   #43
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Touche. Like that "passive aggressive" way you describe the "argument" that you hate that dd is green.

A tit for your tat, sir.
Haha, you are right. Well played.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:56 AM   #44
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Well that settles it then. We must kill every animal on the planet to stop global warming.
Including the most dangerous game animal?
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:02 AM   #45
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Including the most dangerous game animal?
I've already started hunting!

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Old 12-02-2009, 11:05 AM   #46
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I've already started hunting!

I don't think you need the camo and the beer. Just an an "open search" for contestants for the new season of American Idol.
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:07 AM   #47
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I'd be fine with a mass extinction...as long as my family and some of my friends survived. Man, that would be fun.

For a while. Until I had to start farming. But still...no people would rock.
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:40 AM   #48
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Nintendo of America told Kotaku that it is transitioning to "a new weight-reduced, recyclable case for all Wii software packaging, effective immediately." Wii games should be shipping with lighter packaging this quarter, with conversion to new game cases expected by early 2010.

"Nintendo's new software cases weigh just 48.9 grams, down from 66.2 grams," a spokesperson said. "That's a reduction of more than 25 percent. The new cases are 100 percent recyclable, and the lighter cases result in a 'greener' product, as they use fewer resources to produce and recycle."

That transition applies to Nintendo's first-party products currently, with third-party publishers expected to follow suit.
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:27 PM   #49
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...Who would recycle the case for their disc is what I want to know.
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:28 PM   #50
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...Who would recycle the case for their disc is what I want to know.
I burn mine and use gasoline as the catalyst.
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I burn mine and use gasoline as the catalyst.
I drive a car with six V8 engines driven by eight cyborg bears all running on diesel and plastic.
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:48 PM   #52
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This feels like much ado about nothing.

"My game case is a little thinner, oh noes!"

Have we forgotten that game cases have already grown a lot smaller over the years, and this latest reduction isn't even all that significant?

Gamers really will complain about anything.
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...Who would recycle the case for their disc is what I want to know.
You have to think more long term. 50 years from now, who will want those billion Xbox 360 cases when the system itself has been extinct for four decades. They will end up in landfills someday, especially when the convience of DD hits the point where you can download any of those older games in seconds for a couple of bucks.
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:53 PM   #54
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This feels like much ado about nothing.

"My game case is a little thinner, oh noes!"

Have we forgotten that game cases have already grown a lot smaller over the years, and this latest reduction isn't even all that significant?

Gamers really will complain about anything.
I wish all games came in old-school PC boxes, requiring a backpack to carry it home.

At least those boxes were cardboard instead of plastic.

Here in my city, we have free trash pick-up 3 weeks out of the month (taxes pay for it, but it's very convenient). On the 4th week, we have a recycle week. I have 3 containers that I can put by the curb filled with cans, plastic jugs, newspaper, etc. But they don't take cardboard. Instead, to get rid of cardboard, you have to go to the dump's recycling center and pay a fee just to get inside the landfill's limits. I'm sure the city makes money off the recycling, even if a bit, but I wish they just let me put cardboard on the curb. I did once, and I had a nasty little note stuck to the pile when I got home that said "NO CARDBOARD". If they are taking the other shit, why not? They have no problem if you put a mound of cardboard out on trash week, however.
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:00 PM   #55
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You have to think more long term. 50 years from now, who will want those billion Xbox 360 cases when the system itself has been extinct for four decades. They will end up in landfills someday, especially when the convience of DD hits the point where you can download any of those older games in seconds for a couple of bucks.
It would be kind of cool to see old 360 cases recycled to make the hardware for the Xbox 1080 or whatever they're up to a couple generations out. Probably not practical, though.
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But they don't take cardboard. Instead, to get rid of cardboard, you have to go to the dump's recycling center and pay a fee just to get inside the landfill's limits. I'm sure the city makes money off the recycling, even if a bit, but I wish they just let me put cardboard on the curb.
A few grocery stores around here have recycling bins sitting in the parking lot, with bins for the usual (plastic, glass), plus cardboard, magazines. Though it's only recently that they added cardboard, I think.
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:05 PM   #56
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I wish all games came in old-school PC boxes, requiring a backpack to carry it home.

At least those boxes were cardboard instead of plastic.

Here in my city, we have free trash pick-up 3 weeks out of the month (taxes pay for it, but it's very convenient). On the 4th week, we have a recycle week. I have 3 containers that I can put by the curb filled with cans, plastic jugs, newspaper, etc. But they don't take cardboard. Instead, to get rid of cardboard, you have to go to the dump's recycling center and pay a fee just to get inside the landfill's limits. I'm sure the city makes money off the recycling, even if a bit, but I wish they just let me put cardboard on the curb. I did once, and I had a nasty little note stuck to the pile when I got home that said "NO CARDBOARD". If they are taking the other shit, why not? They have no problem if you put a mound of cardboard out on trash week, however.

I find it strange and somewhat backwards that each city/state is so different when it comes to recycling. Here in the Twin Cities everyone has recycling bins as far as I know, and we can recycle glass, cans, plastic, paper, and cardboard without fuss. My apartment building has multiple large bins in the back, and they are routinely stuffed full of recyclables.

Edit - We even have two bins in the laundry room for batteries and CFL bulbs.
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:34 PM   #57
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I find it strange and somewhat backwards that each city/state is so different when it comes to recycling. Here in the Twin Cities everyone has recycling bins as far as I know, and we can recycle glass, cans, plastic, paper, and cardboard without fuss. My apartment building has multiple large bins in the back, and they are routinely stuffed full of recyclables.

Edit - We even have two bins in the laundry room for batteries and CFL bulbs.
While our trash company doesn't recyle here, the local Walmart had bins in their parking lot for plastic. cardboard and newspaper. I say "had" because they removed them a few months ago, which sucks. It was almost always overflowing, so I don't understand why they are no longer providing that service.
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:37 PM   #58
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I have bought CDs, even games that came on them. Glad to see the back of those fucking things too, they'd either shatter or just fall apart in your hand. Plus they were the beginning of the end for box/album art.
I used to break them for funsies just by staring at them really hard.

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This feels like much ado about nothing.

"My game case is a little thinner, oh noes!"

Have we forgotten that game cases have already grown a lot smaller over the years, and this latest reduction isn't even all that significant?

Gamers really will complain about anything.
It isn't about the cases being thinner, it is about the switch from a solid front/back, to this "spoke" shit. You could easily pick up one of these cases, and put your finger right through the box art and touch the game disk without opening the case. That is bullshit.
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This thread has made me miss old school PC game boxes....
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This thread has made me miss old school PC game boxes....
I have kept some just for nostalgic reasons. Some are really old.
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