“Precautions To Take During Playing”

I was just reading Kane & Lynch manual (borrowing some ideas for the main menu) and I spotted this warning text section in the end of the manual. Here’s what it says (with my comments in italic):

Just count how many of these you have followed…

  • Do not stand too close to the screen. Sit a good distance away from the monitor, as far away as the length of the cable allows (I was like always staring the screen like from 20 cm away in my childhood)
  • Preferably play the video game on a small screen (40″ Plasma screens anyone? One interesting thing by the way is the fact that the makers of the game promote a contest where you can win 40″ LCD when you register to Kane and Lynch website…)
  • Avoid playing if you are tired or have not had much sleep (LAN parties anyone?)
  • Make sure that the room in which you playing is well lit (Typo in their text… but anyways – this is like soooo-not happening. All the scary things happens in dark. Therefore – we play in dark.)
  • Rest for at least 10 to 15 minutes per hour while playing a video game (Hah, like that has ever happened!)

Why they try to achieve by printing these warnings anyway? (My guess: to avoid legal problems)

Juuso Hietalahti


  1. Yeah gotta confess that if you simply do the exact opposite of those rules you’ll have WAY more fun playing games.

  2. My advise is: try to avoid all precautions and recommendations to get the maximum immersion out of the game.

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