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First Unboxing Video of a PS4 Retail Game, Starring Knack, and a Comparison with PS3 Cases

With Knack's retail copies already in the hands of many in Canada, it was inevitable to see unboxing videos pop up, showing what's inside the coveted blue case. (Knack, PS4)

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Iltapalanyymi  +   833d ago
Really, really beautiful! I like that the size is the same! Loving the blue color!
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Abriael  +   833d ago
Same, I'm glad they kept the same size to be honest.
AliTheSnake1  +   833d ago
No manuals with games !!

Pre-order Canceled .
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pedrof93  +   833d ago
Is that you Giuseppe ? :D
XB1_PS4  +   833d ago
Hey guys, did you know that it's almost November?
3-4-5  +   833d ago
I used to read through the entire manual first before I played any new game I bought.

I miss that.
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Xsilver  +   833d ago
today we compare cases why you ask because it aint a next gen game without a next gen case lmao anyway i like that its the same size and the blue is growing on me.
sigfredod  +   833d ago
Yeah!! the size is the same, i like that didn't want bigger case
jcnba28  +   833d ago
Very sad that they are phasing out the manuals, Nintendo and Microsoft have been doing it too.
Abriael  +   833d ago
Sign of the times, I'm afraid. People nowadays don't care for reading.

I remember all the lovely manuals of the past that actually were full of lore and info on the game's world. The Baldur's Gate 2 one was my favorite... it was basically a mini AD&D player's handbook.
tapaz  +   833d ago
Don't forget the vividly detailed manuals of the past GTA games. Sad times indeed.
TRD4L1fe  +   833d ago
Baldur's Gate needs a revival. it was so much fun to play
ANIALATOR136  +   833d ago
MGS games used to have a short comic in them
shivvy24  +   833d ago
I remember when I was a kid and when my parents would go for a drive I took my jak and ratchet manuals and read them ! sad to see them phasing out !
Tsar4ever  +   833d ago
Actually the reason they stop doing game case manuals is because the manual is on disc now. Its fully digitalized now. There's no need for paper manuals nowadays.

I dig the deeper BLUE color, but would've liked more if they made the blue, NEON BLUE like the neon green used on the xb1 cases.
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serratos27  +   832d ago
Glad to hear I wasn't just a nerd for reading the manuals haha. Apparently a lot of players did the same xD I actually enjoyed reading then, especially when they contained character bios. Ahh.
mrmarx  +   833d ago
i remember taking my nes manuals to school and reading through them all day until finally i could go home and play the game i got the night before
blackblades  +   833d ago
I use to learn a lot about games from manuals gameplay wise. Honestly I haven't read a manual in 5 years maybe more, and manual these days only have a couple pages.
colonel179  +   833d ago
I really like the in game manuals of the PS Vita games. I have only seen two though, and from Sony games. (Gravity Rush and Sly Cooper) They are very consistent and very well designed. They look like scanned from a printed manual. I don't know if third party games have the same design and look (since they always do things like that with much less quality).

I guess PS4 games will also have them. Hopefully they have a standard look and they are as well designed as the PS Vita, because I hate when they just put a document with a background image and just words.
sypher  +   833d ago
For all the crap we get here in Europe that is also one of its benefits. With the massive amounts of languages etc it causes them to actually create manuals :p
svoulis  +   833d ago
All of this next gen stuff is like Pr0n for me. It really is. We've been waiting a while for it and its almost here!
RiPPn  +   833d ago
Nice! When I saw that they were putting in full sized jackets I was concerned they were going back to DVD style cases and not blu ray. But very smart hw they did full sized jacked because looking at GTAV you can see that the top is wasted and looks silly since they removed the playstation logo that used to be etched from that spot. I assume that will happen with Xbone games down the line. Also smart as it will create less confusion with blu ray movies. And really liking the blue colored cases, will look real nice on the shelf.
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DonMingos  +   833d ago
This reminds me so much of the PS2 days... In a good way.... Ah... that gaming golden age
Mikelarry  +   833d ago
i want my manuals to come with the games dammit!!!!!!!. i remember when i got a new game before even playing it i would read the manual.the zelda ones were fun to read..... AaaaHHHHHH good times i tell you
Themba76  +   833d ago
I can see game manuals going up in value on ebay now because of this direction the industry is takin.
Plagasx  +   833d ago
No Manual..:'( You will be missed.
Angerfist  +   833d ago
Fits perfectly with blu ray cases.
GentlemenRUs  +   833d ago
Looks like I got to invest in a Blu-Ray stand.

Also I miss the manual, Though I might just print the one online off and shove it in the case ;)
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Furesis  +   833d ago
i don't like the new ps4 cases i think the ps3 cases are much better and elegant but what can you do
shivvy24  +   833d ago
im liking the whole blue theme to it , I miss the old ps3 cover design though
kingPoS  +   833d ago
The only real difference is that's it's blue. I was more worried over whether or not it would be clear as to allow inside artwork, like the PS3 cases do.
GdaTyler  +   832d ago
You can still pretty much see through it. Also the Knack case has inside artwork when you open it, so that's not gone. Really loving the blue, it's coincidentally my favorite color :3
crazyclown  +   832d ago
ZombieGamerMan  +   833d ago
Sad to see it doesn't have instruction manuals and wonder if its going to be a recurring thing if so it begs the question as to way it still comes with a manual holder. Also I miss the black label
colonel179  +   833d ago
The manual holder is still there because some will come with DLC codes or stuff like that.
ninjagoat  +   833d ago
I remember the nice colorful manuals back in the day with the N64 releases. Man i miss those they phased them out and replaced them to black and white as time went by.
MAULxx  +   833d ago
I kind of like having minimal instructions on the sleeve back.
I hardly ever read the manuals. Some where very nice but most where blah. Black & white basic instructions I can do without.
I like the blue cases. It looks to be a bit darker than blu ray cases.
Bhuahahaha  +   833d ago
booo no manual

when ps5 and xbone 2 arrive
its either no disk or no plastic case
GirlOnFire  +   833d ago
I'm painting my room the same color as the PlayStation cases. Not kidding either. ^~^ It's a great color!
fedex682  +   833d ago
I just blue myself today!
kingPoS  +   833d ago
Translucent cases - check
In case art - check
Same size as PS3 cases - check
We're good to go!

R.I.P detailed color instruction manual - It's physical presence will missed by many.
DarkBlood  +   833d ago
I dont know about it looking the same size it seems to be a tiny bit smaller maybe its the edges of it that give off the appearence.
JohnApocalypse  +   833d ago
So manuals will officially be dead when the next generation comes, at least online passes will go with it too
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feraldrgn  +   833d ago
Noooo! I love reading manuals :( (being serious)

Damn, well why does it have the plastic bits where the manual would be? o.O
Guessing it'll have a digital manual then?

Anyway, good on the uploader for getting Knack, I want to play it for some reason.

Edit: I guess it could have an in game manual.
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GirlOnFire  +   833d ago
Sit back and watch Knack get unpacked. Ahh can't wait 11.15.13 ^~^
HugoDrax  +   833d ago
Now I pray XB1 games don't come with a manual as well. I have a feeling if they do indeed come with a manual, another fanboy war will occur. I can already see it now...
DarthBigE  +   833d ago
he just say 37gig hdd space required?!?!?!
that 500 hdd is not going to last
Deeke  +   832d ago
It might be 37 gig for the digital version....I hope at least. The digital version of Killzone Shadow Fall was teased at 50GB by Fergal Gara.

At first I thought it was a 50GB download patch or something that you have to get when you use the retail disc version...but it's the actual full digital game version.
DarthBigE  +   832d ago
If its the digital version that needs 37gigs why will they even list it on the physical box? I dont think theres going to be a patch that big for any game....only time will tell i guess..
Big-Bruizzer  +   832d ago
PS4 case looks bigger but I guess it's because of the blue color. Not quite sure what he meant by the 37GB though. Wonder if that's a mandatory install?
Deeke  +   832d ago
Bethesda is usually always awesome with game manuals, ditto for Square Enix. I love the FF13 manual, and hell the Skyrim (And even Dishonored) manuals are great.

But no manuals is inexcusable. This is bad, real bad, and I think I'm not alone when I say something should be done about it.
FanboyKilla  +   832d ago
Game cases, really!! Bet you wish you were opening a game worth playing. knack lol. or how about that company you love so much giving you more to be excited about than a game case. lol js

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