Today I got to thinking about digital distribution and it’s effect on the game industry. My stock response is that it’s fantasitc. It’s the very reason little studios like us can have a shot at a console release.
But then I had a sudden flashback to a childhood memory. I had just gotten Diablo for Christmas and I was reading through the manual, ogling the awesome art and probably getting a little high off the fumes from fresh ink. Looking at the box art had me even more excited.
The memory made me a little sad that Cloudberry would never be honored by such fanfare.
Now, sure, that sweet manual smell was probably killing brain cells. And it’s not like I ever put the CDs back in the right boxes. But damn it, that doesn’t mean I can’t reminisce and irrationally pretend life was way better back when I was just a kid. And it sure as hell won’t stop me from wasting good money paying our artist Anders to draw up some box art!