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Online Gaming Manuels, The End Of The Paper Trail?

Darksiders 2 is a great game. Loads of shit to do, tons of weapons and armour to equip and a really compelling story to keep it all together.

One problem though; no manual. So upon getting the game and being devoid of the internet due to moving into a new place.

What does this item do? How do you get this to work? Where is this thing in the menu? All questions left unanswered, because THQ are part of the increasing band of publishers trying to do away with the traditional paper manual. Saving the environment? Yeah, right…

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TheLyonKing1418d ago

I hope not though this gen there has been a lot less cool manuals that come with the game. It used to be colourful and cleverly designed but not it is te bare minimum black and white usually :(

MmaFan-Qc1418d ago

all the ps vita game manuals are digitals and im ok with it, sure its always nice to see a full color manual...BUT how many time will you look at it?

moegooner881418d ago (Edited 1418d ago )

The majority of publishers couldn't care less about the environment, they just wanna save costs.

jetpacksheep1418d ago

I don't mind digital manuals but something should fill that lonely space inside a game box, art cards, Discounts for other related items, anything.

Xibalba1418d ago

One of my big irks too.

So you can't produce a game manual as you're "saving the environment" (no you're not, you're simply more concerned with keeping your overheads low and increasing your profit margin. I notice the retail price doesn't drop for us though...funny that) but you can produce a useless 4 page warranty slip that nobody ever reads anyway.

Why can't publishers simply print the control layout on the backside of the games cover? Then everyone would be happy.

I'm obviously in the wrong job.

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