Fake Boxes For Downloadable Nintendo Switch Games

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Mahir Sümer has an idea for anyone flashy about their game collections but bummed there aren’t many Nintendo Switch games to actually put on a shelf at the moment: make fake cases for the digital games you’ve picked up.

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So he went and did just that, designing custom cases for a range of downloadable Switch games that can then slide into a bookcase and look for all the world like something you’d keep a tiny little cartridge in. Even though it is now holding the only thing tinier, which is nothing.

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If you want to print them out and try this yourself (hint: try asking local game retailers for spare/empty cases that they use for preorder marketing), you can find the images below.

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Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

DISCUSSION

i was a hardcore physical collector until hurricane sandy came and told me i’d be better off buying digital. the worst feeling in the world was losing my collection and realizing that fetishizing material goods aint worth it