Your Games Will Look Way Better With Custom Covers

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Your Games Will Look Way Better With Custom Covers

Despite the best efforts of publishers and their art teams (or clients), a video game collection can rarely look as impressive as a good stack of books. Which is why, if you’re concerned about that sort of thing, it’s a good idea to print off your own custom covers, which often look waaaaaay better than the real deal.

I showcased the custom cover artwork of NeoGAF members back in 2011, but now that the current generation is drawing to a close, I figured it’d be a good time to revisit it, since we’re just about done buying games for the 360 and PS3 (though note there are also covers for other systems, like the PC, Vita and Wii).

They may not be to everybody’s tastes, but they’re certainly to mine, losing all the fluff that you as a consumer don’t need (legal info, etc) while putting the game’s art front and centre.

The images below are obviously just a few examples; to download the actual files big enough for quality printing, you’ll need to head here and follow the links.

By DarkGiygas

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Comments

  • My friends often question my impulsive need to avoid getting “platinum” and “best of” versions of games, but I like to have my alphabetised collection looking good on my shelf. These covers look amazing though – makes you realise just how much of the box art is obscured by ESRB logos and blurbs.

  • can someone suggest some good, cheapish printers that could do this? i think if i did it on mine they would look crap

    • no such luck, you’ll need a decent colour laser printer and they’re a bit pricey. i tried some on my decent ink jet and they looked crap. get them done at officeworks like someone mentioned before.

  • These look fantastic. Unfortunately, we have to depend on talented fans to make these – publishers won’t go for anything too artistic, because that might “confuse” the customer! “If we don’t have a grimacing man holding a gun with a blue-orange colour scheme, how will the gamer know that this is one of our shooty games!?!” screams the executive whenever someone tries to show them something even vaguely artistic.

  • I wish more games would come with reversible covers like Bioshock Infinite did, so we could get gorgeous covers without losing the legal info needed. These are brilliant.

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