Though we've yet to run into one ourselves, word on the internet street is Microsoft
has quietly released new packaging for its bad economy-friendly "Platinum Hits" collection -- specifically, Gears of War
. Moving decidedly away from the green and white that we've all come to know over the years, the new packaging adopts a darker tone (which may be why we've only seen it on the M-rated Gears
franchise, eh?). What'll become of Viva Piñata
's adorable box?!
Microsoft apparently doesn't want people to know what it's done just yet, as a representative told us, "We have nothing to announce at this time," though we did spot the banner above on Xbox.com
, together with "Greatness is Earned," the new motto found on the Gears of War box
To be clear: Microsoft may have changed the dress on the "Platinum Hits" version of one its key franchises but won't admit to it or explain why -- or even send us a picture. That being said, if you fine folks spot one at your local brick-and-mortar, snap a pic and send us a tip
! We give great hugs as rewards!