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Do you keep your old game boxes?

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by galadial, 5 Jun 2010.

  1. galadial


    Joined: 5 Jan 2004

    Posts: 663

    I've got a bunch of old games which came in their original boxes, but space being what it is, I'm thinking about dumping the old boxes. I kind of want to keep them as they remind me of some classic games back in the day. but space dictates that they have to go.

    Thoughts and solutions?

  2. Greebo


    Joined: 20 Jan 2005

    Posts: 39,718

    Location: Co Durham

    Depends on the games. I had some very rare games (not that I knew) like Planetscape Torment and Final Fantasy 7 which turned out to be worth way more than I paid for them since they had their original boxes and were complete.

    If you never plan to sell them then throw the boxes.
  3. Relentless81


    Joined: 18 May 2010

    Posts: 11,642

    If you cannot sell them IE they are tied to an account then there is no point in keeping the boxes
  4. Sinny


    Joined: 21 Feb 2007

    Posts: 9,534

    Location: Cheshire

    I really wish sa a kid I kept my old games, mainly from my Snes collection but I'm equally dissapointed in some of my pc box losses.
  5. Shamikebab

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 9 Mar 2006

    Posts: 50,764

    Location: Surrey

    I have all my DVD style boxes, the old boxes I just have the manual and cd case + cd though.
  6. lokiss


    Joined: 14 Sep 2008

    Posts: 3,477

    Location: Nottingham

    Learned it the hardway when my starwars boxes and everything all went to good causes.

    I collect everything, attic full of pc big boxes, along with all the rest

    If your a seller/collector, it's a must, equaly so if you fear the loss in the future... as physical media looks like it could go the way of the dodo in the next few years... save everything you can.
  7. mushroomsoup


    Joined: 4 Jul 2009

    Posts: 715

    Location: Edinburgh mostly

    yes i still do, but i'm thinking about getting rid of them, they take up too much space now. i keep the dvds/cds in a book case anyway. also, manuals are not what they used to be, so i buy more and more games on steam etc nowadays
  8. Marku


    Joined: 31 Dec 2008

    Posts: 195

    Location: Cambridge

    i still got game boxes from 1996 (doom, redneck rampage, cannon fodder) you name it :-D
  9. phatboy


    Joined: 10 Dec 2004

    Posts: 6,991

    Location: Oxfordshire

    i have still got the original C&C/Red Alert/Starcraft/Carmageddon and some other boxes up in the loft......all classics so wanted to keep hold of em :D
  10. viathinair


    Joined: 28 Nov 2009

    Posts: 2,505

    Location: Bidenland, apparently.

    I hoard them! :D
  11. domthecondom


    Joined: 9 Jul 2008

    Posts: 3,891

    Location: Bristol

    I think the only big box i kept its CnC Red alert :)
  12. wordy


    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 6,912

    Location: Rotherham.

    I've still got some, came across Final Fantasy 7 and I-War in the loft the other day.
  13. Dark_Angel


    Joined: 12 May 2005

    Posts: 12,637

    Some, like my old Q2 tin box, but others I've tossed away - mostly because the glue on the cardboard has died... either that or I stuffed them in a cupboard or something and they ended up getting squished.

    Got the cases though of most of them - somewhere or another.
  14. bledd


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 46,801

    Location: Parts Unknown

    I loved the smell of opening a new game :)
  15. neoboy


    Joined: 16 Mar 2004

    Posts: 12,640

    Location: UK

    I like me CEs so I do keep them. Mind you I don't have any old games per se now after the student blitz of selling everything on ebay :(
  16. Gimpymoo


    Joined: 31 May 2005

    Posts: 15,229

    Location: Nottingham

    Sold all my old box games and now have my collection digitally.

    Keeping boxes was OK when I lived in my bedroom at my mum and dads.

    Now I have my own place with wife and kids, boxes just seem to take up room which can be better used for other things.

    I will still purchase collectors editions if they are worth it... (Bioshock 2).

    Digital is just far too convenient.. well, it is for me anyway.
  17. neoboy


    Joined: 16 Mar 2004

    Posts: 12,640

    Location: UK

    I hear that, I'm going to study abroad from September so only games I'll be playing is whatever I have on my Steam account.
  18. Sasso


    Joined: 7 Dec 2007

    Posts: 3,945

    Location: Swansea, Wales

    i have a few still layiong about i think, got a really nice duke nukem 3d black box :D
  19. TipTop


    Joined: 3 Aug 2009

    Posts: 1,849

    Location: Edinburgh

    So do I. :)
  20. markomania


    Joined: 15 Feb 2010

    Posts: 634

    Location: Birmingham

    I keep everything, even the boxes deliveries come in, but space isn't a problem for me :D