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20th Feb '17 5:13:35 PM nombretomado
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* Covering the Hutton Inquiry, ''[[BritishNewspapers The Independent]]'' had a blank front page above the fold with just "WHITEWASH?" (in red) and "THE HUTTON REPORT" (in black).

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* Covering the Hutton Inquiry, ''[[BritishNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Independent]]'' had a blank front page above the fold with just "WHITEWASH?" (in red) and "THE HUTTON REPORT" (in black).
2nd Feb '17 5:50:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* One edition of MindlessSelfIndulgence's ''If''.

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* One edition of MindlessSelfIndulgence's Music/MindlessSelfIndulgence's ''If''.
28th Jan '17 5:08:20 PM MikeK
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* ''Lightning To The Nations'' by Diamond Head was originally self-released in a plain white sleeve, with no album title, band name, or track-list to be seen, the only text being the signatures of the band members. Their manager owned a cardboard factory and could cheaply produce such sleeves, plus the album was only being sold at concerts or via mail order, with the hope that a label would sign them and re-release the album on a wider scale. Since then there have been several reissues on different labels, all with different artwork where the trope no longer applies.

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* ''Lightning To The Nations'' by Diamond Head was originally self-released in a limited run of autographed plain white sleeve, sleeves, with no album title, band name, or track-list to be seen, the only text being the signatures of beyond the band members.members' signatures. Their manager owned a cardboard factory and could cheaply produce such sleeves, plus the album was only being sold at concerts or via mail order, with the hope that a label would sign them and re-release the album on a wider scale. Since then there have been several reissues on different labels, all with different artwork where the trope no longer applies.
22nd Jan '17 9:42:08 PM MikeK
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* ''Lightning To The Nations'' by Diamond Head was originally self-released in a plain white sleeve, with no album title, band name, or track-list to be seen, the only text being the signatures of the band members. Their manager owned a cardboard factory and could cheaply produce such sleeves, plus the album was only being sold at concerts or via mail order, with the hope that a label would sign them and re-release the album on a wider scale. Since then there have been several reissues on different labels, all with different artwork where the trope no longer applies.
17th Dec '16 5:37:22 PM totoofze47
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** Its' SpiritualSuccessor, ''Formula Fusion'' will feature this, as The Designers Republic was confirmed to be working on the game's design elements.

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** Its' Its SpiritualSuccessor, ''Formula Fusion'' will feature this, as The Designers Republic was confirmed to be working on the game's design elements.



* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' had a shield with one section cut out to reveal the cartridge inside.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI The original game]]
had a shield with one section cut out to reveal the cartridge inside.



* The Japanese and PAL releases of ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games from ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII VII]]'' to ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX X]]'' originally had a cover with the game's logo on a white background. Examples [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/a/ad/Ff7_eu.jpg 1]], [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/3/33/Final_Fantasy_VIII_European_box_art.jpg 2]], [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/3/3f/Ff9_eu.jpg 3]], [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/5/55/X_eurofront.jpg 4]]. This actually makes the more complex covers of the American releases look downright odd to people used to logo and white.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''[='s=] SNES release also utilized a [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/index.php?title=Final_Fantasy_IVℑ=Ff2usbox-gif minimalist cover]].

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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
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The Japanese and PAL releases of ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games from ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII VII]]'' to ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX X]]'' X]]'', as well as ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII XII]]'', originally had a cover with the game's logo on a white background. Examples [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/a/ad/Ff7_eu.jpg 1]], [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/3/33/Final_Fantasy_VIII_European_box_art.jpg 2]], [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/3/3f/Ff9_eu.jpg 3]], [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/5/55/X_eurofront.jpg 4]]. This actually makes the more complex covers of the American releases look downright odd to people used to logo and white.
* ** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''[='s=] SNES release also utilized a [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/index.php?title=Final_Fantasy_IVℑ=Ff2usbox-gif minimalist cover]].


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* ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'':
** The third game has a much more simple cover than its predecessors, just featuring Ayane brandishing a kunai on a black background.
** Compared to the previous versions of ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive5'', ''Last Round'' is a lot simpler; Kasumi and Phase-4's faces on a mostly dark background, with a few wisps of energy on Phase-4's side.
24th Oct '16 9:35:50 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''TheOnion'' made fun of this in their ''Our Dumb World'' book: "The flag of Libya represents green."

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** ''TheOnion'' ''Website/TheOnion'' made fun of this in their ''Our Dumb World'' ''Literature/OurDumbWorld'' book: "The flag of Libya represents green."
16th Oct '16 4:48:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[HeroSystem The Hero System 4th Edition]]'' cover was four-color comic book action with art done by notable comic-book artist George Perez. By fifth edition, Hero Games couldn't afford that sort of thing anymore. So fifth edition is black on black, with only the Hero Games logo on the cover.

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* ''[[HeroSystem ''[[TabletopGame/HeroSystem The Hero System 4th Edition]]'' cover was four-color comic book action with art done by notable comic-book artist George Perez. By fifth edition, Hero Games couldn't afford that sort of thing anymore. So fifth edition is black on black, with only the Hero Games logo on the cover.
3rd Oct '16 10:10:28 AM PDL
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* Main series ''Franchise/Pokemon'' games simply feature a single Pokemon on their cover, known in the fandom as the "Game Mascot":

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* Main series ''Franchise/Pokemon'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games simply feature a single Pokemon on their cover, known in the fandom as the "Game Mascot":


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** The only spin-off title to also have a "game mascot" is ''VideoGame/PokemonXD'', who had [[TheCorruption Shadow Lugia]] on its cover.
3rd Oct '16 10:08:34 AM PDL
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* Main series ''Franchise/Pokemon'' games simply feature a single Pokemon on their cover, known in the fandom as the "Game Mascot":
** ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' had the fully evolved starters: Venusaur for Green and Leaf Green, Charizard for Red and Fire Red, Blastoise for Blue and Pikachu for Yellow.
** Later games feature [[OlympusMons Legendaries]] on their covers and they're also the focus of that particular version of the game.
24th Aug '16 1:31:49 PM totoofze47
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* The covers of most ''VideoGame/AceAttorney'' games are very minimalistic, with the original games' GBA releases only featuring the game's logo on a single-color background. Come the games' DS rereleases, a more visual but still minimalistic approach was adopted as standard from then-on; portraits of four of the most important characters of that game, on a simple background. Only the first game's North American release got a more elaborate cover art featuring Phoenix, Maya, TheJudge and Edgeworth (The European release instead went with another kind of minimalistic art: Phoenix on a white background with nothing else but the logo).
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