"IBM" Total war: Anthology? 6 replies

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kais246

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#1 8 years ago

Im thinking of buying a game but it contains the prefix "IBM".

What do you suppose this means?

A direct link http://www.dvdorchard.com.au/product.asp?PND=514623

It is going to work on a standard PC (Windows 7: Ultimate) right?

Oh and if you read down the bottom it says it may be "flat packed". Whats this mean, do i still get the box?

Thanks, Kais246 P.S. I didnt really think this should go in the gaming forum due to it being more about labeling then the actual game. :P




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#2 8 years ago

I don't think the IBM means anything. And flat packed means you won't get the box.




kais246

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#3 8 years ago
SeinfeldRules;5163001I don't think the IBM means anything. And flat packed means you won't get the box.

Thanks, I didnt really think IBM ment anything. Migt just be a bit of brand placing. Anyway, im still open to suggestions.




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#4 8 years ago

Yeah IMB doesn't mean anything. And woot! Plus rep for Brickarms. :)




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#5 8 years ago

I would say that this is a throwback to the days when if you bought a PC, it was almost certainly an IBM... If you hover the pointer over it, it just says "PC Game" so I guess you're fine - It should work on your PC, assuming it lives up to the minimum requirements etc...

Not really relevant these days... Wonder why they are still calling it that?




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#6 8 years ago
dinosaurJR;5163132I would say that this is a throwback to the days when if you bought a PC, it was almost certainly an IBM... If you hover the pointer over it, it just says "PC Game" so I guess you're fine - It should work on your PC, assuming it lives up to the minimum requirements etc... Not really relevant these days... Wonder why they are still calling it that?

Ah thanks guys. Like i said, prolly just a pit of brand placement or an attempt at catching fring customers or something. Seems very random.




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#7 8 years ago

IBM PC means basically x86 pc more or less. Just as there is a Apple PC there was an IBM PC. And most cloners usually called their products IBM or IBM compliant PC's as well. You might notice it has a windows (windows 95?) logo as well next to the IBM pc.

This branding changed a couple of years ago though. You might still see it in the win2000 era, but certainly not in the xp one anymore. I guess it died sort of due to IBM pc's completely dominating the home market.