First impressions mean everything, which is especially bad news if you are incredibly socially awkward (hello) or forgot to notice a spot on your outfit until just before the job interviewer calls you in. This is also the case with video games, and it begins with the cover art decking their cases.

We’ve seen some amazing graphics on the outside packaging of games. We’ve also seen some visual crimes that have nothing to do with the contents of the boxes they decorate. Take the packaging for the 1991 space shooter Phalanx, for example, which believes that the best way to convey that it contains an exciting game full ...

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