I am an aficionado of fine box art, it is known. And this is an ever-growing collection of damn fine box art.
Cool Box Art is a Twitter account run by @TheSonicMole and @87th, which collects the finest examples of packaging art (and posters) in video game history and dumps them back onto the internet a few times a day.
The key to the quality of the collection is the scope: there are old computer games and European versions of covers, along with a heavy dose of Japanese box art, which is only fitting because Japanese box art is usually the best.
Some highlights are below, but you can check out their full listings here.
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Horror Video Games to Play Leading Up to Halloween
Spooky and scary
Something video games have over their film counterparts when it comes to horror is the player’s agency. Sure, watching the slasher claim their next victim can get a jumpscare out of you, but you know what’s scarier? Knowing you had the power to stop it. Watching someone slowly open a door and enter a dark room is unnerving, but having to do it yourself will send shivers down your spine and paralyze you with fear.