Info on WFC strategy guide

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  1. Sideswipe80

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    Cool. Although i don't use them anymore, at least not the books ... anything and everything in them is available and free online these days. Still sometimes it's nice to have them if there's some good art and what not. :wink: 
     
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    I'm surprised they still make these. Who doesn't use the internet these days? YouTube has thousands of walkthroughs, some of which are far better than any book.
     
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    Yeah, exactly, i still have a few from a couple of games from years back and even now i can't be bothered to flick through and find something as it's simply (For me) easier to just get exactly what i need online.
     
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    The Internet has killed printed materials, imo. Save for comics/picture books, I think the Net has the market cornered. You can't beat free!
     
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    LOL You're right there ... until they start charging for it ..... :wink: 
     
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    I don't think we'll ever see people charging users to use their YouTube walkthrough, as there's going to be someone else with his/hers up who didn't put it up for money.

    I've seen several games with web address to the publisher's site for gaming tips, but I've never had to use them. I assume these tips cost money, but why would I pay for something I can google for free? I think it is unlikely google will charge for their services in the near or distant future, but I digress.

    This book will sell as well as other guides, which is probably not well at all :( 
     
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    I'm getting it to read at work on my lunch breaks.
     
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    I wasn't meaning charging for youtube. lol :wink:  What i meant was in regards to say books that appear online, guides and what not, if there was a way for them to stop making strat' books and simply charge for an online guide and stop people getting it free, you can bet they would do that.
    A lot of manga lately has been taken down from multiple sites as a lot of artists aren't happy about people getting them free as obviously they're losing money - I know that's not exactly the same, but there's a similarity there.
     
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    I'd much prefer an Art book, not just something small crammed into a Special Edition but a full on walkthrough of concepts, story boards, high res pics, the whole process of what they do. Not likely but would be nice.
     
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    So pretty much you want High Moon's studio that we saw on the tour? LOL.
     
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    I'd prefer an art book too
    But I do occasionally pic up Strat guides for art (assuming theres a good amount, and its my only option for that game's art)
     
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    Hey, if they could slap that on dvd for me then hell yeah, that would work! None of this 2 minute video nonesense though ..... lol
    Hell, give me a cam and i let me loose on the place, i'd have a field day! :thumb 
     
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    I get your meaning. Still, there are those that make guides just because they can, not for the money, so anyone making a guide for money is going to lose in the long run.

    I would be content with an art book, even if it were something as simple as the MGS4 pre-order book, which had some nice CG art, but was pretty cheap/last minute looking.

    Though, I would like for High Moon to put as much thought and care into a collector’s edition as they did the game. We would have to pay a premium price, so how about some real premium goods? Those buying the collector’s edition wouldn’t (shouldn’t) moan about the premium price, assuming the added features were done with the utmost care—I wouldn’t anyway; it wouldn’t be a collectors edition if it weren’t expensive or without the bonus content.
     
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    Still, this comic they're rollin' out with the game might be a nice little side piece. Hopefully we'll get it over here in the UK. Possibly one those 'While limit stocks last' promos?
     
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    I always buy strategy guides, even though I don't even use them for game help.

    For some reason I just find them interesting to read through, so I'll most likely get this.
     
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    LOL at all the posts critical of the need or existence of a physical strategy guide.

    Don't you think the marketers at Hasbro have done their homework? There is obviously a market for this guide, otherwise they wouldn't have gone through the bother of releasing one.
     
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    They could pay US to read it.

    Oh Snap!

    :D 
     
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    going to buy it just because
     

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