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post #21 of 104
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*sigh* Again guys, they aren't ditching the manuals completely, just the printed physical copies are getting phased out. Electronic versions will still be readily available via internet or when you buy the game.
post #22 of 104
This just feels like another step towards greediness. Higher profit for them does mean you get less out of the $40-60 that you spent for the game.

Also, this another nudge towards the idea that "games=paid service that the company can screw you over with because they want money" versus the idea that "games=one-time paid 'tangible' item that the paying customer has at least some rights to".
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Lame. I like the manuals.
    
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Lame. I like the manuals.
Please read the article...
post #25 of 104
That's saddening. I remember when I was younger I'd open up a new game and read the manual on the car ride home from the store.
post #26 of 104
I'm glad they're getting rid of the manuals. Sure, I wont have any new reading material to read when I take a dump, but most games I buy now are digital download.

Also, since most games I play are MMOs, I don't think I have a single MMO that has the same info from inside the original manual. EQ1 and 2 are probably the only ones that are still the same. Maybe even DAoC. But that's it.
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post #27 of 104
Thousands of tress being saved if nothing but a good thing in my books. I'm fine with reading a digital manual, even though it sucks having to exit the game to do so.

But really, is that a big issue? Nope!
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post #28 of 104
Since digital distribution was the way of the future (Steam, etc) I just figured this would happen anyways.
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what about those who need instructions on operating a disc LOL
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post #30 of 104
Good, that's something I wont miss.

Only manual I ever paid any attention to was the ARMA 2 one, the rest basically were a waste of paper.
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