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Prima Guides to Shut Down

Discussion in 'Gaming Forum' started by Unlucky 13, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    https://www.polygon.com/2018/11/9/18079380/prima-games-shutting-down

    Sad news, at least for me. I have been buying their publications for around 25 years, and have dozens on my shelf. I don't buy them for every game anymore, but I do get them for the big RPG titles. They're not only a fantastic resource of information, but also a beautiful product that I can look through whenever and where ever I want to (including long car trips).

    Their guides have been my main window into the world of Final Fantasy games for a long, long time. More recently, they've been my introduction to the worlds of The Witcher and Fallout before I ever put the disc into my PS4.
     
  2. Deus ex dolphin

    Deus ex dolphin Well-Known Member

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    The Versus guide for Phantasy Star Online was a life saver. I also miss getting the gaming magazines with the demo discs back in the day. Time and technology have moved on though and digital downloads are so much easier.

    Still, it feels like the passing of an era.
     
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  3. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    I am thankful that game art books seem to be at least filling a void left behind. I've bought a number of those for Dragon Age, FF and AC games.
     
  4. invid

    invid Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Oh my gosh, the nostalgia hurts. My PSO guide and FF7 (black and white at the time) guides were mainstays.
     
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  5. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    They hold up amazingly well. I have some dating back to the 90s. Some of my oldest possessions now.
     

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