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Guild Wars 2 Box Art

When I was a kid, the box art and instructions manual were all I had to keep me company on the ride home from buying a new video game.  Nowadays, generally speaking, most game instruction booklets are exactly that: instructions and safety warnings.  Years ago they would include button combinations, a story, and even some artwork and cheat codes!

What happened to this?

Some would argue that the actual game is what you buy a game for, but what’s wrong with a little something extra when you’re shelling out $60 for a game anyways—nothing, I say!

One game in particular that literally stopped me in my tracks as I passed by the physical box copy was Guild Wars 2, by ArenaNet.  It’s so simple, yet so effective.  It’s been a long time since I’ve seen box art like that, but this could also be due to the fact that I don’t buy many video games anymore (did I mention games run $60 a piece?!).

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