Re: documentation going away

Subject: Re: documentation going away
From: Ryan Minaker <ryan -dot- minaker -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 14:56:26 -0500

I'd say it's more like non-existent game docs. I spent 20 minutes today
watching 3 YouTube videos and reading through 4 or 5 blogs trying to figure
out what one of the 'prestige' symbols indicates. This doesn't have
anything to do with strategy, and coincidentally this information isn't
included in the strategy guide either...
One more thing to note about the strategy guide documentation business
model -- The first add-on for the game is coming out next week (I believe)
at which point my strategy guide will become out-of-date. Since there is no
online version, it's not possible to update this information easily.


On 16 January 2012 14:11, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> Somehow I knew Modern Warfare was going to come up in a thread about bad
> game docs sooner or later. Either that or something from EA.
>
> However, the $21.99 notwithstanding, IMO the real reason why most game
> guides are written by third parties is that most game designers can't play
> their own games well enough without cheat codes to write the strategy
> guides themselves.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 10:19 AM, Ryan Minaker <ryan -dot- minaker -at- gmail -dot- com>wrote:
>
>> What brought this topic to my attention is my frustration with the current
>> era of video games and their lack of documentation. Specifically, Modern
>> Warfare 3.
>>
>
>
>> My question is: Why can't the companies producing these games produce
>> their
>>
>> own strategy guides and make them available online? I'm sure the answer is
>> in lost revenue. Why give something away for free when you can charge
>> $21.99 for it?
>>
>
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References:
Re: documentation going away: From: Phil Snow Leopard
Re: documentation going away: From: John Allred
Re: documentation going away: From: Phil Snow Leopard
Re: documentation going away: From: Connie Giordano
Re: documentation going away: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: documentation going away: From: Connie Giordano
RE: documentation going away: From: Porrello, Leonard
Re: documentation going away: From: Ryan Minaker
Re: documentation going away: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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