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#117746 - 03/14/05 04:09 PM My pet hate
Visionism Offline
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Loc: Milwaukee WI
I'm sure that everyone has little niggling things that annoy them about buying and playing games. Mine is packaging. If I pay upwards of forty dollars for a new game I reckon the least they could do is give me a jewel case so I can keep it in my CD rack. I don't like keeping the game in the box since then they get torn up over time and I have no desire to shuffle through a stack of identical white paper envelopes or deal with a cardboard fold out CD holder. What the heck is so hard about putting a cheap plastic case around the CD?

Okay, now that I vented, what gets your gaming goat?
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#117747 - 03/14/05 04:23 PM Re: My pet hate
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Visionism, The jewel case vs. the paper sleeve has been a hot topic here before. I agree, I hate the paper sleeve. I put all my cds in plastic sleeves after I unpack the game, but I do like the jewel case with the front and back insert. It makes it a lot nicer for the collector, as myself.
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#117748 - 03/14/05 04:40 PM Re: My pet hate
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I hate manuals with print that is too small to read - or is printed against a background that is almost the same color as the print. Even worse is no paper manual at all.

Paper sleeves are better than cardboard folders that leave cardboard lint all over the back of the CD. The worst packaging I ever had was a cardboard sleeve where the glue that was holding the cardboard together on the edges was stuck to the back of the CD. Essentially the CD was glued to the sleeve. Yecch!

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#117749 - 03/14/05 05:45 PM Re: My pet hate
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I hate when you buy the game you are just dying to play, you get home, pop it in, but you can't get it to launch, and you have no idea why! Grrrrr....!!!

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#117750 - 03/15/05 12:01 PM Re: My pet hate
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Loc: Milwaukee WI
It's because you're using XP lol
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#117751 - 03/15/05 02:16 PM Re: My pet hate
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Actually, it is usually because of some weird conflict between the game and the video card; at least, in my case. It is frustrating.
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#117752 - 03/15/05 03:34 PM Re: My pet hate
teresa Offline
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Registered: 11/24/03
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Sandy sleuth - me to!!!!! and its happening more and more

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#117753 - 03/15/05 07:40 PM Re: My pet hate
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Registered: 07/29/00
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Loc: Sacramento, CA USA
I'm with you Sandy AND Visionism regarding BAAGing a game that was hyped, like Sherlock Holmes Silver Earring, and finding out that not one of our 3 computers will run the darn thing. What gives? And then to see all the negative comments about the quality of the game on top of that makes me sooooooooooooooooo glad I did not pay a lot for it. And, yes I do have one computer with XP on it but the other 2 have WIN98 with different hardware in each of them, different from the other. But still, at $20 for one game that will not run I might just as well have lit a match to a $20 bill! I do like the Sherlock Holmes games and am very disappointed. And I truly hate it when I see that I have to be a Computer Genius to fiddle with all my settings just for one game that is being stubborn/stupid and then those settings mess up everything else I have on my machine......POO! (That's a polite way of saying c..p!) and NUTS! to the 'genius's that do this to us! Thanks for letting me VENT!
Love, Betty Lou rotfl "laughter is the best medicine" they say laugh
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#117754 - 03/16/05 12:42 AM Re: My pet hate
Melanie1 Offline
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Registered: 01/11/04
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Loc: Bay Area, CA
I also hate games that come in a box without jewel cases for the cd's! Talk about cheaping off! It infuriates me to have to put my cd's in the box, search through the documentation for them when I want them, usually hurting the loose manual in the box and the box in the process.

I keep my boxes in a separate place from my cd's also, Visionism. That's definitely one of my pet peeves also.

Melanie
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#117755 - 03/16/05 02:00 AM Re: My pet hate
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I have the paper sleeved ones in a drawer and the manuals stored seperately. It is a pain to go through the stacks to find a game to replay but then thats beacause I'm not organised enough to put em in alphabetical order!!

My pet peeve is when the settings are so dark it makes it very difficult to play certain areas. Surely it wouldn't take much to lighten them up a bit???
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#117756 - 03/16/05 06:39 AM Re: My pet hate
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Registered: 03/03/05
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Loc: Milwaukee WI
Sandy I think you jinxed me! Last night I came across my first ever "won't run at all" game with Syberia 2. Since it wouldn't get past the splash screen and some CD accessing I thought the copy protection might not like my wife's CDROM drive. Fixed it finally and now we're happily wandering around Romansbourg!

Like I said to her at the time, "Who's your favorite geek?" laugh
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#117757 - 03/16/05 08:14 AM Re: My pet hate
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Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 7858
Loc: North Florida
My "hate", for the moment is that I have installed URU: Complete Chronicles and it won't make an AVATAR for me. It just sits there "creating" it but never quite making it. If the darned game can scan my computer and determine all the hardware, etc., that is on it and say it is compatible with the game then WHY is it hanging up at this point? Never had this happen before!

For a regular, always to hate problem, I guess I have to go along with Jenny100. Print too small to read but, even worse, print that is on a background where you can barely see it.....and too small, too (usually)
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#117758 - 03/16/05 08:35 AM Re: My pet hate
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Loc: Western New York
Visionism: Sorry!!! Never meant to Jinx you!!
Tigger, That just happened in the last game I played, Dracula. The settings were so dark, it was difficult to find the hot spots. I was forced to peek at the walkthrough for that very reason!!

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#117759 - 03/16/05 10:01 AM Re: My pet hate
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Registered: 10/23/03
Posts: 3506
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Wow, I feel really fortunate. There's only one game I haven't been able to get to run at all, and that was because of a software conflict.

My pet peeve in this area, though, would be games that crash for no apparent reason or games that don't run smoothly (choppy sound, video, etc) eventhough my system meets or exceeds the game requirements. It makes me think they're not being honest about what the requirements really are. Come to think of it, though, I haven't had much of a problem with that since I got my new 'puter.

WW
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#117760 - 03/16/05 10:03 AM Re: My pet hate
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Registered: 10/08/03
Posts: 507
Loc: New York USA
my hate is that I can't find any good games around at the moment!
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