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Goodbye paper manuals

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by EDDS, 19 Apr 2010.

  1. EDDS

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Aug 2006

    Posts: 1,063

    Location: Chelmsford, Essex

    Ubisoft Does Away With Tree-Killing Instruction Manuals

    Ubisoft will not be including paper manuals in future games.

    i hope other publishers do not follow suit as i always enjoy reading the manual, even though i don't actually need to half the time.

    i miss the days back when pc manuals used to be this big too...


    238 pages it was. i thought the mw2 manual was bad enough, but no manual at all! thats awful.
  2. Trunks9486

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Oct 2007

    Posts: 1,287

    I love the excuse. No way its for them to save costs and make more money :/
  3. EDDS

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Aug 2006

    Posts: 1,063

    Location: Chelmsford, Essex

    lol i was literally not even 10 seconds ago saying that exact same thing to my mate.
  4. Marky


    Joined: 16 Apr 2007

    Posts: 23,407

    Location: UK

    I don't mind... I used to read the manuals when I was younger - but now I don't care :p

    Less Readin', More Gamin' :p
  5. Andelusion


    Joined: 1 Oct 2003

    Posts: 14,339

    Location: Huddersfield

    I haven't read a manual in absolutely ages, do away with them all as far as I'm concerned! Besides, manuals are for girls.
  6. malachi


    Joined: 27 Jun 2006

    Posts: 10,697

    Location: Earth

    Can thank Adobe for this...people dont even read PDF's anyway.
  7. Pen66

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Oct 2007

    Posts: 1,056

    It's sad but as long as they provide an in-depth enough manual/tutorial in-game then I don't mind.
  8. Robert1986


    Joined: 17 Apr 2007

    Posts: 23,163

    Location: stat city

    manuals always made great reading while sitting on the loo.

    Could care less if they have manuals or not, they're useless when most games these days have good enough tutorial stages anyway.

    btw, game guide > manual.
  9. Dyson


    Joined: 18 Jan 2007

    Posts: 5,077

    Location: Dorset

    Men don't need instructions anyway:D No loss as far as I'm concerned.
  10. KNiVES


    Joined: 4 Jan 2005

    Posts: 14,844

    It is much much much better to provide tutorials and instructions in-game. Imagine all the environmental damage that's been caused over the years to supply game manuals. I know that sounds silly, but it is well known that these manuals have had an impact on the destruction of the Amazon rain forest for example.
  11. D.Roberts


    Joined: 3 Feb 2006

    Posts: 3,319

    Location: not sure

    im gonna miss them to i loved coming back from town flicking through the pages on me bus home took the bus not car for that reason oh and that public transport is so damn bloody expensive.
  12. Dauthi


    Joined: 14 Mar 2009

    Posts: 787


    The only other times i've really read through the manuals is when createing characters in old school RPG's
  13. Teaf


    Joined: 17 Dec 2006

    Posts: 7,940

    They'll stop not printing on discs soon and will just write the name of it on the disc with a marker to save cash.
  14. Sinny


    Joined: 21 Feb 2007

    Posts: 9,534

    Location: Cheshire

    Ubisoft finally clocked on that when we buy a game, we want to play it rather than sitting their for a good 5-10 minutes reading how Right trigger is too shoot, A is to Jump.. only for an in game tutorial to start to rub it in the noses of people who just read mentioned manual :D.

    Good Riddance, put some nice artwork book in instead!
  15. Amnesia


    Joined: 22 Jun 2007

    Posts: 8,962

    Location: Buckingham Palace

    or the game gets downloaded onto your hard drive like happens for the pc.
  16. Vanquish-Storm


    Joined: 22 Apr 2009

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    Location: North-West

    will the games be cheaper now they dont have to spend money on making manuals?
  17. cheets64


    Joined: 30 Sep 2005

    Posts: 25,895

    Location: Wigan

    Yeah, I use to love reading manuals when coming home in the car or on the bus from town after buying a game, now I just get them delivered put the game in and just play, the manuals have nothing in them, basic controls, basic gameplay and short game bio.
  18. DaveOwl


    Joined: 3 Nov 2005

    Posts: 611

    Loved the Crammond Grand Prix 2 manual.
  19. Macky


    Joined: 5 Apr 2009

    Posts: 5,818

    Location: England

    You're dreaming! :rolleyes:
  20. Vonhelmet


    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 48,107

    Location: On the hoods

    Give me a printout showing the button map and then let me do a tutorial. Hell, if the tutorial is good enough you don't even need the map. The rest I can figure out as I go along.