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One less reason for people to buy the full game. Good move, EA!
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post #62 of 104
The name should have been changed years ago, it has been years since I would call them manuals they have been more of a pamphlet for awhile now. Maybe 10 pages for the long ones, maybe. They are a relic of days gone by to be honest, them no longer being printed will maybe bring some substance back to them since they will no longer cost anything to print.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaldari View Post
Highly likely, though the $10 is speculative.
More like $1 per game, or less.
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The name should have been changed years ago, it has been years since I would call them manuals they have been more of a pamphlet for awhile now. Maybe 10 pages for the long ones, maybe. They are a relic of days gone by to be honest, them no longer being printed will maybe bring some substance back to them since they will no longer cost anything to print.
I remember my old AOE II book. That was a MANUAL
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post #64 of 104
Wonder why their cost saving/environmental helping hasn't been passed down to the consumer?

Typical EA :/
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post #65 of 104
Oh cool, so you mean they'll pass the savings on to us and bring the games back down to 50 right? right?


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More like $1 per game, or less.

I remember my old AOE II book. That was a MANUAL

Did you ever see the one for Baldur's Gate II? That wasn't a manual, that was a full sized encyclopedia
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post #66 of 104
ditching game manuals, no worries. lower the shelf price then for disc copies
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post #67 of 104
How about they just print their manuals on Recycled Paper that way it's good for the environment AND people still have something they can hold while they play the game.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pale_neon View Post
How about they just print their manuals on Recycled Paper that way it's good for the environment AND people still have something they can hold while they play the game.
im having one of those days. i read what you said, look at your avatar, and my mind immediately goes straight to the gutter
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Did you ever see the one for Baldur's Gate II? That wasn't a manual, that was a full sized encyclopedia
BG2 was nothing.

I remember trying to chose between flight sims in the mid 90s, and I settled on Falcon 3.0 Gold because it had four pounds of books inside.
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I remember owning Close Combat 1 way back in the day. Now that game had a manual. That was an epic read indeed

Well tbh the only game manuals i ever read are those for fighting games, and EA doesn't make/publish any so i'm not too phased about this news :/
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