Ubisoft's "Green" Packaging

Ubisoft announces plans to use new "eco-friendly" retail packaging for upcoming Windows and console games. Starting with Shaun White Skateboarding this holiday season, their console games will include digital game manuals (as their PC games have since last month), and starting with the release of the PC edition of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction on April 27 they will introduce "the entertainment industry’s most environmentally-responsible DVD case for all of its future PC titles in North America." The "ecoTech" DVD case is made from 100% recycled polypropylene. Here's word on the impact of digital manuals: "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 wastewater of almost 15,000 gallons."
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So lets see. Ubi is bragging about something game publishers have been doing for years.

Granted the last 5-10 games I have gotten have been via Steam. But before that, probably going back to when PC game boxes changed to the smaller form factor not much comes in the box.

Lets see. The game disk in a paper sleeve. This is a tad bit younger but still I have not seen a game come in a plastic case in years. A registration card. Do people actually fill these out? And 1-2 advertisement papers. Usually nVidia / Alienware. They are from whatever hardware maker threw money at the publisher to get their non skipable video logo in front of the game every damned time you launch it.

Again. Things have been like this for years. Ubi is bragging about it now?
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