Why Bother with Print Strategy Guides?

Dec 11, 13 Why Bother with Print Strategy Guides?

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The following tweet entered my Twitter stream today: The poor strategy guide business. Not only are they all online and free now, but games barely need them anymore. Games are easy now. Yeah, I was instantly enraged. First of all, this person is basically saying I suck, and anyone who uses strategy guides suck, as a gamer because...

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Are Online Wikis a Threat to Print Strategy Guides?

In the last year or so, friends have been sending me numerous notifications of this site and that site now offering online wikis or strategy guides for video games. The notification is usually accompanied with a question about the state of print strategy guides, whether these wikis will make my “job” of reviewing guides...

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Print v. Online Strategy Guides – Vanquish

Nov 23, 10 Print v. Online Strategy Guides – Vanquish

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Once I discovered that Future Press‘s Vanquish strategy guide had codes for movies to watch online, I’ve really been curious as to what IGN Guides would offer. Their guides are often great for assisting screenshots and videos, so I thought we would have a real battle here with Print v. Online. Instead, I found that IGN...

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Print vs. Online Strategy Guides – Super Scribblenauts

IGN finally posted their online strategy guide last week for Super Scribblenauts. Considering how fast the game is and how long ago it released, that’s one major ding against it. Of course, I guess you could also say that I should be dinged for how long it takes me to get through a strategy guide review. So let’s give...

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Print v. Online Strategy Guides: Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep

I keep waffling about doing comparisons between print guides and online guides, but something that IGN Guides guru Colin Moriarty said on the PlayStation Beyond podcast about print guides swiftly changed my mind. He commented that no one wants to pay for print guides anymore when online guides are free. While I think that Mr....

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Poll: Print or Online Strategy Guides?

I thought that the best way to announce a new feature I’ll be doing every week was with a poll that encapsulates the feature’s main question: print or online guides? (See the poll in the sidebar.) There’s been several discussions over the past couple of years about print dying due to online publication....

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