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Re: The instruction booklet
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2014, 01:25:16 PM »
Here in French Canada land, they have to have a French manual (by law).
It's not uncommon for an extra duplicate in French of the manual to be literally shoved inside the case (which clearly isn't made for two manuals).
So, yeah... crushed manuals are a common thing here.
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Re: The instruction booklet
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2014, 05:29:05 PM »
Re: French manuals.

I remember back in the day some games used to have them shrinkwrapped to the case on the outside.

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Re: The instruction booklet
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2014, 06:01:18 PM »
Re: Re: French Manuals.

I'll give credit to Microsoft for having the best translation in French of their manuals.
Not surprising since there's probably an entire French translation department in the company.

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Re: The instruction booklet
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2014, 03:33:38 PM »
I used to love reading the ship descriptions and stuff in the Wing Commander games.

Not a video game but the original manual for Magic: The Gathering was awesome. I'm not sure if it was part of a bundle or a tips and tricks book but I remember reading the hell out of that. It was paperback sized and had a lot of lore and stuff too.

http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Gathering-Pocket-Players-Guide/dp/1880992299/ref=sr_1_14?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1400445200&sr=1-14&keywords=magic+the+gathering

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Re: The instruction booklet
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2014, 12:08:19 PM »
sort of related, but this guy's flickr account shows what used to come in the box with games.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/videogamescollection

This one is my favourite. It just really captures that whole experience of opening up a game when I was kid. Sadly, I never owned DW2, but  I can feel the nostalgia radiating through these pictures!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/videogamescollection/9597779649/

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Re: The instruction booklet
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2014, 12:15:43 PM »
I still remember Startropic's letter.

Here's an image which shows the most awesome part of said letter:


It had a secret message that you needed in-game.

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Re: The instruction booklet
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2014, 12:16:20 PM »
Haha, do not taste??


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Re: The instruction booklet
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2014, 12:20:09 PM »
Haha, do not taste??

Maybe they were afraid some people would wet the paper with their tongue to see the message?

Also, this is from BEFORE the Internet.
Think about that for a second.
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Re: The instruction booklet
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2014, 01:33:29 AM »
My dad used to get mad at me for reading instruction booklets in restaurants and now when we go out to eat I'm the only person that's not fiddlin' around with a smart phone constantly.

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Re: The instruction booklet
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2014, 04:02:52 AM »
Seeing as most games these days have built in instructions and some even turn a big chunk of the game into a dragged out tutorial, there really isn't any need for the paper booklet any more.
I do admit that I have a soft spot for games that came with a world map. Something about it just made the whole game seem that much more epic :)
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