1. Post #1
    Half Life 2: Call of Duty meets Minecraft

    February 2012
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    November 2007
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    It's the little things that make the difference.
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    August 2007
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    It's the little things that make the difference.
    Like day 1 DLC that should be in the game already
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    June 2007
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    this isn't really news
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    June 2009
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    It's sorta tangential but I really miss game manuals, like really big ones that had all the weapons and characters and descriptions and stuff.
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    The Mad Scientist
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    September 2008
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    It's sorta tangential but I really miss game manuals, like really big ones that had all the weapons and characters and descriptions and stuff.
    That was the only joy I had when I still bought physical copies. Unpacking it, smelling it (oh man, love that new game smell) and then started reading the manual.
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    October 2007
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    I used to read through every manual whenever I got a game, whether through buying or renting. I always liked those small stories/summaries at the beginning that tell you a short backstory of what's been happening in the game universe.

    I think my favorite one was for the original Guild Wars. It had like an 100 page manual. Good times.
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    January 2010
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    I could read the manuals while in the backseat, simply dying to get home and play.

    Ohhh, nostalgia.
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    RISC MASTER RACE.
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    August 2010
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    Did someone say lesbo sex scenes?
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    January 2008
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    i would read the manuals while taking a shit
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    Dennab
    March 2009
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    Did someone say lesbo sex scenes?
    Grow up

    Sex isn't the only reason people play Mass Effect.

    EDIT:

    Hafring, porn exists for a reason.
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    February 2012
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    I used to read through every manual whenever I got a game, whether through buying or renting. I always liked those small stories/summaries at the beginning that tell you a short backstory of what's been happening in the game universe.

    I think my favorite one was for the original Guild Wars. It had like an 100 page manual. Good times.
    I still miss my old Halo 2 Copy, shit was fun of information
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    January 2009
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    I would read the manuals in bed before I went to sleep
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    June 2009
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    Fallout 3 had a pretty sweet manual. Every Zelda game I've owned, too.
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    Iggy the mean Piggy
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    September 2007
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    It's sorta tangential but I really miss game manuals, like really big ones that had all the weapons and characters and descriptions and stuff.
    I remember reading the entire World of Warcraft manual during multiple toilet sits. Ah the 'ol days, they just don't make toilet-time reading material like they used to.
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    July 2006
    5,841 Posts
    I used to always go into town, buy a new game to play and sit reading the manual on the bus journey back home. I miss those days.

  17. Post #17
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    September 2006
    11,050 Posts
    It's sorta tangential but I really miss game manuals, like really big ones that had all the weapons and characters and descriptions and stuff.
    MGS:HD is the last game I've bought that had a decent thick manual.

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    September 2009
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    The last good manual I had was Guild Wars

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    November 2007
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    Freelancer had an awesome manual.
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    Valor
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    September 2008
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    It's sorta tangential but I really miss game manuals, like really big ones that had all the weapons and characters and descriptions and stuff.
    I got the X3 superbox recently for the sake of seeing what the hype was. OH BOY did it have a manual/encyclopedia thing.
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    March 2009
    3,065 Posts
    It's hilarious how in the video in the article, the guy unboxing the game covers the code for multiplayer, yet he lays it on the table, and in full HD, you can see the code clearly.

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    April 2007
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    The video in the article showing the unboxing of a ME copy, you can see the CD Key for about 1 second. I bet someone will clearify the video and steal the key.

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    February 2009
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    I got the X3 superbox recently for the sake of seeing what the hype was. OH BOY did it have a manual/encyclopedia thing.
    I've always found game wikia's to be interesting for stuff like that with the backstory, weapon/item details, easter eggs, etc.
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    ♥ Futashy is best pone ♥
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    April 2010
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    Fem Shep <3

  25. Post #25
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    November 2007
    3,745 Posts
    I remember reading the entire World of Warcraft manual during multiple toilet sits. Ah the 'ol days, they just don't make toilet-time reading material like they used to.
    I have the version of AoE2 that came with both expansions and the AoE2 strategy guide, still have that around here somewhere

  26. Post #26
    Ah yes "opinions"
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    October 2005
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    Ah yes, the car journey home with my brand new game where i'd get myself hyped by reading the manual thoroughly and just looking at that wonderful game I had to look forward to installing.

  27. Post #27
    Valor
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    September 2008
    19,533 Posts
    Now it's like:
    WARRANTY
    CONTROLS
    TOS
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    October 2010
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    Manuals used to be shithot.

  29. Post #29
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    September 2011
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    "So yeah, there is an online pass, we're making day 1 DLC and it will be Origin only on PC. But HEY ! REVERSIBLE COVER !"

    It's a good idea nonetheless but I feel like they should maybe fix all the other problems with their games along with adding cool stuff to the game's package.
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    I'm different!
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    July 2006
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    Now it's like:
    WARRANTY
    CONTROLS
    TOS
    I remember getting a game a few months ago that was literally just a folded sheet of paper, nothing else. Some games don't even have manuals anymore.
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    February 2011
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    I wonder if Bioware/EA only did this to get everyone's money, because I remember Bioware saying it was only going to be for the N7 edition.
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    May 2011
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    last decent manual I had was Command and Conquer 3. now there is either nothing at all, or just little pamphlets saying the controls/advertising other games by that developer

  33. Post #33
    AUTISTIC DOTA WANKER
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    June 2006
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    I remember being surprised when Battlefield 3 didn't come with a manual on any platform.

    Colour manuals are the best.
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    September 2009
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    Save the Earth!

  35. Post #35
    Apple extraordinaire~ ♥
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    April 2006
    5,505 Posts
    Now it's like:
    WARRANTY
    CONTROLS
    TOS
    Or do a valve, who needs manuals, single slice of paper.
    (That actually kinda disappointed me back in 05 when I opened up my physical copy of HL2).
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    ~ pissing excellence ~
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    May 2005
    2,844 Posts
    Or do a valve, who needs manuals, single slice of paper.
    (That actually kinda disappointed me back in 05 when I opened up my physical copy of HL2).
    I remember that I bought my HL2 copy in CDs, Jesus it was huge, 5 CDs.
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  37. Post #37
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    July 2006
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    Like day 1 DLC that should be in the game already
    I'm curious as to how many people bitch about Day 1 DLC without realizing WHY it is Day 1 DLC.
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    September 2011
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    I'm curious as to how many people bitch about Day 1 DLC without realizing WHY it is Day 1 DLC.
    To make money than needed ?

    I mean seriously. DAY ONE DLC. It's stuff that was made for the game, then scrapped away for the sole purpose of selling it for more money or to force you to pay full price.
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    July 2006
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    To make money than needed ?

    I mean seriously. DAY ONE DLC. It's stuff that was made for the game, then scrapped away for the sole purpose of selling it for more money or to force you to pay full price.
    No, it is content developed in the stage of development when the game is getting approved for production. They might think AW FUCK THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN THERE THAT'S AWESOME and they make it. However, you cannot modify something that is going through approval nor modify it after approval without going through the process again, so they include it as DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT that comes with the game. Day 1 DLC generally comes with the game anyways so stop fucking bitching and buy the game new, not used.
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    ijyt's Avatar
    May 2006
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    I wonder if Bioware/EA only did this to get everyone's money, because I remember Bioware saying it was only going to be for the N7 edition.
    They can't really only do it for the N7 version as it doesn't even have a slip, it's a steelcase.
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