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GameStop And Prima Games Has Officially Killed The Printed Official Strategy Guide

Radford C. Aug 28, 2012 0


Raph, please tell this isn’t true. First Nintendo Power, now this. GameStop employees will have some interesting questions to answer when customers find out that there are only online-guide packages, this includes games like Madden 13 and Halo 4. Without further adeiu, here’s the short end of the press release:

Starting today, GameStop customers can purchase digital, web-access Prima eGuides at GameStop retail locations. The new program, “Buy In-Store, Redeem Online,” launches with an exclusive Madden NFL 13 tournament bundle. This exclusive GameStop eGuide bundle includes two tournament-level eGuides (offense and defense). Regularly priced at $39.99, GameStop customers can get the bundle for only $19.99.

“The debut of Prima eGuides is an exciting addition to our digital line-up.”
Future eGuide releases include Halo 4, Hitman: Absolution, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, The Sims 3 Supernatural, and many more.

For some of you old school gamers out there who are hellbent on collecting things (me). With e-books become more and more natural evolution from its printed versions, Prima Games has now made it known that it is now moving towards the digital realm.

Kotaku even makes a very good point:

“But wait!” you might be saying. “The whole point of a strategy guide is that you get something physical to flip through and enjoy! Why the hell would I pay money for an online-only one? There are literally hundreds of thousands of video game guides available on the Internet free of charge! And are they serious with this $20 thing?”

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Via »Kotaku