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Today Ubisoft announced that with the shipment of Shaun White Skateboarding this holiday 2010, they will no longer be including the standard paper instruction manuals. Instead they will be focusing on more Eco-Friendly ways to distribute their content with in-game digital manuals. Ubisoft is hoping that this will also provide the person a more convenient and intuitive method for accessing game information as well as a more robust set of instructions.

Ubisoft internal data shows that producing one ton of paper used in Ubisoft's game manuals consumes an average of two tons of wood from 13 trees, with a net energy of 28 million BTU's (equivalent to average heating and energy for one home/year), greenhouse gases equivalent of over 6,000 lbs of CO2, and waste water of almost 15,000 gallons.

It's pretty cool that Ubisoft is making a conscious effort to go green with its new video game packaging, commented Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White. I'm excited for my new skateboarding game to come out and stoked that it will be the very first Ubisoft game to be part of their green packaging initiatives.

In addition Ubisoft has partnered with Technimark, Inc. to release the entertainment industry's most environmentally-responsible DVD case for all of its future PC titles in North America. The 100 percent-recycled polypropylene 'ecoTech' DVD case will make its debut with Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction PC video game on April 27, 2010.

To get a better understainding of what Ubisoft and its partners are trying to do and even more ideas to help save the enviorment, head on over to their Pree Release page. xboxresource.com/viewurl.php... ... FyPQ%3D%3D
 

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0pticalstatic
Member
9 years ago
Today Ubisoft announced that with the shipment of Shaun White Skateboarding this holiday 2010, they will no longer be including the standard paper instruction manuals. Instead they will be focusing on more Eco-Friendly ways to distribute their content with in-game digital manuals. Ubisoft is hoping that this will also provide the person a more convenient and intuitive method for accessing game information as well as a more robust set of instructions.

[read]Ubisoft internal data shows that producing one ton of paper used in Ubisoft's game manuals consumes an average of two tons of wood from 13 trees, with a net energy of 28 million BTU's (equivalent to average heating and energy for one home/year), greenhouse gases equivalent of over 6, 000 lbs of CO2, and waste water of almost 15, 000 gallons.

It's pretty cool that Ubisoft is making a conscious effort to go green with its new video game packaging, commented Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White. I'm excited for my new skateboarding game to come out and stoked that it will be the very first Ubisoft game to be part of their green packaging initiatives.

In addition Ubisoft has partnered with Technimark, Inc. to release the entertainment industry's most environmentally-responsible DVD case for all of its future PC titles in North America. The 100 percent-recycled polypropylene 'ecoTech' DVD case will make its debut with Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction PC video game on April 27, 2010.

To get a better understainding of what Ubisoft and its partners are trying to do and even more ideas to help save the enviorment, head on over to their Pree Release page. http]
x2i
Administrator
9 years ago
Brilliant work thanks, please read the reason for editing at the bottom of your article and refer to the notes for future reference :)
0pticalstatic
Member
9 years ago
Its nice to see that the industry is looking out for our Mother Earth, but I have always enjoyed a good game manual. They were always great to take with you for some quick reading if you needed. latly however the quality in a game manual has just gone down hill, so getting rid of the whole thing all togeather isn't that much of a change.

EDIT: Ok, I see what you mean. yes that looks great! Thanks for the tips, i will keep them handy.
Z4M0
Member
9 years ago
I just can't help to feel like the want to offer less and less for the same money. Does anyone remember when those were FULL COLOR, thick and full of illustrations of each enemy, item...

To be enviropment friendly nowadays is important but games industry is bout money, don't get fooled by Ubisoft whom is becoming the true evil beyond EA and even activision.

Ubi cares about the planet but are selling might & magic PVC toys !? Yeah, throwing more plastic stuff to the world makes money (as long as kid buy it), black and white manuals and the no manual at all SAVES MONEY not the planet. That's my point.
i do have to agree with you z4m0 i cant really see this as ubisoft wanting to help the enviroment, just them wanting to earn more cash out of people by giving them less and less, its the exact same thing as this whole direct game downloads instead of purchasing them from your local store.

They said it would be cheaper and more efficent for buisness and the economy but so far i dont see any of these direct downloads being any cheaper then normal high street retailers if anything there more expensive plus they never drop in price.