Ubisoft switching to digital game manuals

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    I wonder if they'll be DRM protected... [​IMG]
     


  2. basher11

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    heh Anti Piracy on Game Manuals

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Hop2089

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    Ubisoft fail

    Now if they can do this stuff with the Imagine and Petz games.
     
  4. Princess Rozalin

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    Actually this isnt Bad.If it helps the Environment then its good...right?
     
  5. Sefi

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    Great, now we get cases with plastic holes cut out of the center under the discs and no manual. Pretty soon they're just going to shrink wrap an unlabeled disc and slap a price tag on it.
     
  6. Minox

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    To be perfectly honest, I see nothing bad about them skipping paper manuals. It's been ages since I've last used one anyway, so why not save the environment by not making those anymore? Which is what they're gonna do [​IMG]
     
  7. Slyakin

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    I'm a tree hugger at heart, so this is really awesome. Hope others pick up the trend!
     
  8. Princess Rozalin

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    Well said Minox ^^ Now that i think about it....I hardly read the Manual as well.
     
  9. myuusmeow

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    This was the Dawn of Discovery: Venice manual included with Steam. (The real thing was just a few pages with controls, system requirements and legal info. For a game as deep as Anno, this is unacceptable, especially since they removed the Annopedia (super comprehensive ingame manual) included with previous releases)
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

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  10. iFish

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    Guildy always beats me [​IMG]
     
  11. DeMoN

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    I wish Nintendo and all the other game developers would follow suit, or at least put their manuals online for free. With Ubisoft, all we'd get is Imagine game manuals put online. [​IMG]
    The article didn't mention anything about requiring a retail game to access the manual, so I hope that wouldn't be the case.
    Basically, I just want to read game manuals for the games I pirate. If anyone downloaded Infinite Space you'd know what I'm talking about.
     
  12. granville

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    I came here to post that exact same thing. Although i dunno if saving trees is Ubisoft's real motive for doing this... [​IMG]

    I'm a tree hugger too. Not saying i'm going to go protest or anything, but i see a lot of shit that humans waste that is completely unnecessary. And it usually just goes to the landfill and not recycling. Being environmentally conscious has no downsides, even if you're some rich wasting fag who hates environmentalism. I doubt anyone would consciously WANT to destroy trees for no good reason.

    And i can see greater manual content by having them online. They won't deteriorate either. I already download old game manuals online anyways, from my SNES days where all the game boxes and manuals are long gone from my hands. [​IMG]
     
  13. Law

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    To Ubisoft its less about that and more about saving money and making more profit

    chances are they're going to increase the price of their games due to the packaging being "eco-friendly".
     
  14. Arp1

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    Well, one thing bad is; cheap DVD cases for PC games.
     
  15. iamthemilkman

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    So we get flimsy shitty eco-cases and now this? This is obviously a way to curb costs and also push people into digital distribution. These pricks don't give two shits about the trees.

    You think I believe these corporate scumbag tarts are hippies? Riiight. This is a big middle finger to you, Ubisoft. I won't buy your shit. I enjoyed Conviction, but I hate most of your releases these days. Assassin's Creed franchise? Overrated. Far Cry 2? Goddamn awful. Prince of Persia? Washed up has been.
     
  16. TM2-Megatron

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    QFT. With the epic failure of this company, I have no idea why anyone even bothers with them.

    I prefer paper manuals, if anything. At least I can take a look at one of those while the game is running, without having a second computer sitting next to me. It's also nice to get something tangible for your money aside from the box, and a disc (without even a proper jewel case, most of the time).
     
  17. DSGamer64

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    Seeing as how most people never read the fucking things, I don't think it's a big deal if all gaming companies got rid of paper manuals. To be honest the only time in the last 10 years or so that I have read a manual for a game was Supreme Commander for the 360, but only because that game is confusing on a control pad.
     
  18. TM2-Megatron

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    I'd still like one for stuff like MS Flight Simulator. The manuals for that bloody game back for the DOS and early Windows versions of the game were enourmas.
     
  19. Armadillo

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    [​IMG]. Bet they don't pass on the savings to us. Same price for less stuff, fantastic [​IMG].
     
  20. TM2-Megatron

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    How else would Ubisoft make money? They clearly can't do it by delivering a quality product... 'cuz they're, you know, Ubisoft, lol.