Using four recognizable covers as examples, Polygon recently tracked down artists, developers and publisher representatives to explain why individual covers look the way they do, how they come together and what different shapes they take before finally reaching customers.
To my left, a preteen is playing a pirated version of "Halo." To the right, another is playing "World of Warcraft" on what seems to be, but is not, the Internet. In the other room, there's a guy checking his profile on a Cuba-only Facebook knockoff.
Digital composers of the 1990s pushed the console tech far beyond its natural limits to produce warped symphonies that are buried deep in the minds of millions. Now specialist labels are reissuing them on vinyl.
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