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Submitted by SpaceSquirrel 1158d ago | news

Capcom comments on the lack of a physical manual for Resident Evil 6

Capcom’s Christian Svensson comments on the lack of a physical manual in the game cases for the upcoming multiplatform survival-horror title, Resident Evil 6. (PC, PS3, Resident Evil 6, Xbox 360)

Agent Smith  +   1158d ago
Penny pinching on everything
Ocelot525  +   1158d ago
half life 2 in 2004 also had no manual(one of the first games without one!), but nobody complained because it was Valve...

Why gets valve always with this?
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Hufandpuf  +   1158d ago
because videogames.
shoddy  +   1158d ago
RE 6 is now gear of war clone.
Zombies now became alien.
iXenon  +   1158d ago
Ratchet & Clank Collection came with the Sly 4 demo voucher in the manual's place. You had to install the actual manual on your HDD. No one complained about that either.
Septic  +   1157d ago
"half life 2 in 2004 also had no manual(one of the first games without one!), but nobody complained because it was Valve..."

Heard of The Orange Box? When Capcom decides to be as generous as Valve was then we'll stop complaining.
PurpHerbison  +   1157d ago
But Half-Life 2 was good...
Anon1974  +   1157d ago
Games still come with physical manuals?
FOXDIE  +   1157d ago
What people don't understand is that "manuals" are not really manuals. Lets be honest here, who in this day and age doesn't know how to insert the CD or how to start the game etc. The manual is more like a collectors item that should come with every game. The "manual" is something special that should explain the game rules, the world and characters, developer thoughts etc.

The manual is supposed to ad value to the product as video games are not just tide to the disc, but its also the complete package of beautiful cover art, disc and manual/guide.

Every company that says that manuals are no more because we are going green is just straight up lying. They only want to nickel and dime us as much as possible. It's a shame because once a upon a time game manuals where something special that thought you more about the journey that you are going to embark on.

But I guess shitty games don't deserve beautiful manuals like the one in Red dead redemption where you also get a beautiful map. Or the one in Demon's Souls.
LX-General-Kaos  +   1158d ago
I am all for the lack of a manual, I have personally never used one. Plus these days most games offer a virtual manual while the game is loading or in the option menu.

Save the trees

Rated E For Everyone
WeskerChildReborned  +   1158d ago
Agreed, i never really cared for the manuals unless i'm stuck on certain controls.
soundslike  +   1158d ago
unless i'm stuck in the bathroom*
Chris558  +   1158d ago
Hell yeah manuals are outdated except if i get collectors edition
dark-hollow  +   1158d ago
I bet you never owned Bethesda games manuals.
those are pretty awesome.
LX-General-Kaos  +   1158d ago
I have a couple of games from them, but I have never opened any of the manuals.
MidnytRain  +   1157d ago

Then you missed something. Period.
banjadude  +   1158d ago
Manuals (I should say used to) have more than just control schemes and tips on how to play the game, which is why I used to treasure them.

But I guess if they are going to half-ass the manuals these days, they might as well drop it altogether, I guess...
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1158d ago
Metal Gear Solid manuals normally have some cool extras in them such as comics and stuff.
KillerPwned  +   1158d ago
You spoke my mind ARIJayden, I miss the fun tips and just other stuff developers used to throw in manuals. Coming from a long time gamer when I would get my new NES or SNES game opening up the box and just reading the manual over and over until I got home to actually play that game was an amazing feeling. Now a lot of developers have robbed us of that and younger people will not be able to enjoy it.
Tdmd  +   1158d ago
Right, I remember a time when manuals were thick and full of cool content, like character profiles, backstory and artwork. Those days are long gone. I can't even remember when was the last time I saw a nice manual just like that.
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rainslacker  +   1157d ago
Most manuals today are just legal disclaimers and a 1-2 page control scheme. Pretty sad since I'm a collector, but I can see the reason why they were phased out.

It does make the games that come out with good old-style manuals extra special.:)
VegaShinra  +   1158d ago
Summary: "It has a manual, it's just digital."
rodiabloalmeida  +   1158d ago
Thanks for saving my time.
dark-hollow  +   1158d ago
That's the least of my concerns with RE6.
TekoIie  +   1158d ago
For shooters or games like RE6 I really dont care. But with RPG's they were really helpful.

When i started playing oblivion i dont think i would've know of the race bonuses were it not for the manual. I wanted to use the KoA:R manual to help me understand what each ability was while i was on the bus home only to find that that it was on the disc :(

I remember some games i used to play with the manual right next to me in case the game didnt give a good enough explanation of abilities or controls. Guess thats going now :(
Gen0ne  +   1158d ago
I'm a tree hugger and I approve of this practice. ( probably the only business practice of Capcom's I approve of ) Although, I do miss sitting on the can and getting amped for my new game by flipping through the pages. The good old days are only good because we didn't know any better. Save dem trees!

Edit: Two disagrees... hmmm... I guess saving trees is bad considering how they single handedly allow us to breathe, but I suppose some things are more important. Anyway, a prediction: the game will be great and will be about as scary as going to the local convient store at 12 in the afternoon to buy gum.
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TekoIie  +   1158d ago
SCREW THE TREES!!!!! I'll die without my beloved manuals..... And trees..... But for manuals its worth it!
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jivah  +   1157d ago
actually trees only supply minimal oxygen to let us breathe.. we get most of our oxygen from the oceans and the phytoplankton in them..about 85%. so if all the trees were gone we would still be alive. but yes save the trees
Ryo-Hazuki  +   1158d ago
I rarely read the manual but I fully expect each physical copy to have one. Sometimes manuals have some nice artwork, nice info, etc.
vortis  +   1158d ago
I also thought that's what the $60 went towards =/
tigertron  +   1158d ago
I like my manuals...
Ben_Grimm  +   1158d ago
Since everything can be found in the options menu, there really is no need for a manual.

Once in a while though some companies really get creative with their manuals and it's always a welcome surprise to see them.
kagon01  +   1158d ago
It doesn't need a manual, you'll see why...

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Qrphe  +   1158d ago
Gears of Evil 6: The karate-kick simulator
Qrphe  +   1158d ago
I like manuals too. Vita games don't come with them physically but the launcher for each game can access the digital one that comes with it.
Cablephish  +   1158d ago
I played more than 100 hours of Skyrim without knowing ALT was the sprint button.
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Aclay  +   1158d ago
I'm all for the environment, but at the same time I still like to have physical game manuals. There's some games from certain franchises that almost always have interesting and unique things in the manuals, especially GTA and Metal Gear Solid.

Maybe I'm just a little more traditional in this digital age when it comes to print, but I really appreciate it when a game comes with a nice manual. Regardless if it's Books or Magazines, I still prefer the physical copy of anything in print.
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Kamikaze135  +   1158d ago
I never understood why they wasted money on manuals anyway since they can include them in-game.
Neo-Axl  +   1158d ago
They take away Survival Horror.. They take away the Type writer.. They take away any respect for Chris Redfield.. & Now they take away the manual?

Kinda lost the hatred towards Capcom, more of a.. Laughing sensation now, Something to giggle at.. Nothing more.

C'mon, Look at the logo for RE6, Isn't that enough?
Screw Capcom.
Luke_fon_Fabre  +   1158d ago
RPGs and complex games should always come with a full blown manual, but other games don't really need it.
Skate-AK  +   1158d ago
Less chance they have to misspell the name of the game again.
Mikefizzled  +   1158d ago
Im sure Ubisoft was the first to completely remove manuals 2 years ago and no one cared then. But its cool to hate on CAPCOM. I agree they are making some terrible decisions but this isn't one of them.
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DragonKnight  +   1158d ago
If they do this to save costs, why is the game still $60?
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DragonKnight  +   1158d ago
Agreed, though it was a rhetorical question.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1157d ago
Last manual i remember is probably Dynasty Warriors 3. I never read a manual that tells you who not to fight. lol
Vanfernal  +   1157d ago
I take it the manual said something along the lines of "If you hear "I AM LU BU"... run... Don't f*ck with Lu Bu!"
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1157d ago
Actually it said Beware of Lubu LOL but yea your right.
Vanfernal  +   1157d ago
What??? No manual? Now where am I supposed to keep my Gamestop receipt???
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overrated44  +   1154d ago
Oh no! There's not manual!? Who cares? I mean really, I haven't looked at a manual within a gaming box since I was playing Sega Genesis games and my mom was driving me home from the store. Let's be real. When all is said and done you really don't care if there's a manual within the box or not, stop it.
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