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[CVG]EA ditching printed game manuals

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EA has quietly done away with printed manuals for its games, instead replacing them with manuals included on the game discs.

EA Sports spokesperson Rob Semsey has confirmed to Kotaku that the firm did away with manuals as of March 1, marked by the release of Fight Night Champion.



The move is to make its game production friendlier to the environment, according to Semsey, although we're sure the monetary benefits have a lot to do with it.
Should have been done years ago! Please read the bold statement.


http://www.computerandvideogames.com...-game-manuals/
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This is stupid. Can't beat a good book!
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Huh. When I first started playing video games on the Nintendo DS, I remember I read the manuals in spare time. When I had to RMA my Wii? I read the manual of every game I owned at least twice.
    
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I disagree, I like having manuals. #1. So I can see what the controls are for certain games without having to exit the game and #2. So I have something to read before I play the game.

Shame, devs being lazy.
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I like the manuals.
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This is stupid. Can't beat a good book!
This..
I enjoy reading those books while Im sitting on the john..
Finding out things about a game Ive been playing for months lol.
post #7 of 104
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I disagree, I like having manuals. #1. So I can see what the controls are for certain games without having to exit the game and #2. So I have something to read before I play the game.

Shame, devs being lazy.
WHAT?

Its obviously a cost/environment saving measure. The information in the booklet is still available.
    
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Oh No!!
What about the smell we all used to get a whiff of when we opened a new game? Gone.... (well, most of it)
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Shame, devs being lazy.
I think the words you're looking for are "publisher" and "cheap/greedy".
    
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I have mixed feelings.

A. It's a good thing, its saving paper.

B. It's a bad thing, in a well written and documented game, the manuals should be a work of art that complements the CD, making them more attractive, and just in general, is part of what I pay for in a special edition.
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