EA and Ubisoft Getting Rid of Video Game Manuals

Video game manual massacre.

I’m sure a lot of people have noticed that game manual have been shrinking a lot lately. Of course this isn’t true for all game manuals but it’s happening a lot now a days. Ubisoft and Electronic Arts are getting rid of paper based manuals completely for all upcoming retail-based games.

The decision to do this isn’t apparently do with money but to try to be more environmentally friendly. EA and Ubisoft are now going green. I can think of many other ways they could be green to be honest. Anyway EA’s Mass Effect 2 on PlayStation 3 and Fight Night Champion were the first two games to ship without a paper manual under this new policy.

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Why achievements need more originality and why my made up achievements are better than the official ones

Not that long a go I made some achievements up for Dead Rising 2: Case Zero which I thought would add more gameplay to the arcade game and because the official Case Zero achievements were uninspiring like a lot of game achievements are. You can see my ones here. Anyway with the release of Dead Rising 2 and the achievements that go with it I am pretty disappointed to say the least. I havent bought the game yet but I looked at the achievement list and where’s the creativity?.

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My Made Up Dead Rising 2: Case Zero Achievements

I have been playing Dead Rising 2: Case Zero lately and its a lot of fun. I never played the first game Dead Rising but after playing Case Zero I might consider getting Dead Rising 2. Anyway I been messing about and thought I make up some of my own achievements which I have made up while playing the game. If anyone wants to try them out it could add some fun and some replay value.

60 achievements with a total of 1185 Gamerscore.

Click read more to see the achievement list.

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Duke Nukem Forever Reborn

Duke Nukem Forever was first announced in 1997, and became a legendary project for it never likely to be released.

3D Realms went bust in May 2009 thanks to a lack of funding, and was subsequently sued by Take-Two over lack of delivery for $12 million. Take-Two retained the rights to the game. Rumours surfaced at E3 that Gearbox was now in charge of the project.

Gearbox has confirmed that Duke Nukem Forever will be finally released, with boss Randy Pitchford confirming the game is coming next year. Pitchford has confirmed the game will release on PC, 360 and PS3.

In a short movie, the Duke was shown lighting a cigar, saying he’d “hit” a monster with tits and taking a piss in a toilet. Aliens, pig monsters and vehicle combat were also show.

Remade Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath coming to PS3

Oddworld developer Just Add Water is to release a revamped, HD version of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath for PS3 next Easter.

This will be the franchise’s first outing on a PlayStation console since 1998’s Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus.

Stranger’s Wrath was originally released in 2005 for the Xbox. The new version will be download-only.

Since word got out that we’ve been working with Oddworld Inhabitants there have been many rumours circulating about what we’re working on… Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath is the first project in what we believe will be a long and fruitful relationship. Having the chance to update this great title and release it on PS3 is just a brilliant opportunity, not least for us, but for the fans too

said JAW boss Stewart Gilray.

The game will ship in 720p and will come complete with normal mapping, self-shadowing, re-mastered dialogue, Move support and additional material.

Another picture…

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