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Ubisoft getting greener by ditching paper manuals

Ubisoft will cease including paper instruction manuals inside its Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 boxed games, starting with this holiday's Shaun White Skateboarding (as revealed in an announcement that quietly confirms the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Shaun White Skateboarding). In place of a paper...

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Gametech card case makes room for reading material

The new Game & Manual Holder 24 from Gametech is one of the few cases designed to hold a large number of DS cards-- this one (obviously) holds 24. It is also the only case we know of that has pockets for game manuals. Since we can't imagine needing the manuals after reading them once, maybe...

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DS Daily: What remains

DS cartridges are tiny. Really effing tiny. So small, in fact, that with but a matchbox, one can generally hold as many games as he or she could possibly need in a single trip out. The games, of course, aren't sold as such. They come in boxes, proprietary boxes. There are very few, if any, specially...

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What is next-gen? CliffyB asks, Joystiq answers

[Click image to enlarge] What is next-gen, Cliff Bleszinski ponders in his developer's note, a preface to the Gears of War instruction manual. Well CliffyB, we think you are. This little personalized note sets a new precedent for the industry, where next-generation isn't just about hardware...

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Joystiq poll: Do you read the manual?

Time, money and loads of artistry go into designing game manuals, which seem to go largely unread. Almost every game released these days teaches you how the controls work as you play, a sort of built-in manual without all the nifty artwork. Need to know how to activate that Jedi ability? Just stand...

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Hidden secrets of firmware 2.80

PSP Vault has an impresive story detailing some of the potential hidden secrets of recently released firmware 2.80. Using their mad Japanese skillz, they took a look at Sony's PSP manuals for the firmware, which can be found here, here and here. The video standards have finally been revealed, and...

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What happened to instruction manuals of yore?

1UP has a feature called Instruction Destruction lamenting the loss of creative and thorough game manuals. Early PC games often used the manuals as part of their copy protection, forcing you to navigate the manual hunting down key words; some NES titles came with bundled maps, some 16-bit titles...

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