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This year’s Football Manager isn’t just eco-friendly, it’s actually edible

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If you ever wanted to run a football team, manage every aspect of the squad’s life to a minute detail and take them to championship glory which would thus result in their fans never shutting up about it for years to come, then you’re probably a regular in Football Manager’s pub of micro-managing footie simulations. If you wanted to do all that and have a meal, then this year’s incarnation of the game will probably also be right up your alley.

As revealed on GI.Biz, Football Manager’s 2019 edition is going green on the retail pitch, with a physical release that’ll ship the game in many a material that’ll make mother nature smile in case you decide to ditch the box or enjoy it with a nice chianti and some fava beans. Every version of the physical edition will come in a cardboard sleeve made from 100% recycled cardboard that will be shrink-wrapped in fully recyclable low-density polyethylene,” but the real kicker here is that the box itself is actually edible thanks to it being printed on water and the use of vegetable-based ink.

Hell, it’s not just edible. It’s vegan edible and you know just how picky those people are in their noble quest to save the planet from the dread menace of unrestrained cow farts.

So what’s the point of all this? A gimmick to shift more units than ever before? Not so says Studio director Miles Jacobson, as he’s hoping that the green shift will result in other game developers also being more mindful of our environment that is slowly being transformed into a hellmouth from climate change. “We’re not interested in being the only people doing this,” Jacobson wrote in an open letter via PC Gamer.

So I’m throwing down the gauntlet here to ALL entertainment companies who use plastic for their Blu Ray, DVD and CD packaging. Imagine how much plastic we could save, how much landfill we could avoid and how much less plastic would make it into the oceans if we were all do this?

With last year’s Football Manager having shifted over 300 000 units at retail, that’s a heck of a carbon footprint that the development team is looking to shrink down on. The more environmentally friendly packaging is also costing them an extra 20 cents more to produce per copy, but Jacobson reckons that this added cost will be worth it and “partly offset by cheaper distribution costs and partly offset by cheaper destruction costs”.

Now pass me my Sriracha sauce, I have a mighty hunger for promotional packaging.

Last Updated: September 18, 2019

31 Comments

  1. Buying digital has never been cheaper than their physical counterparts. Going on about “extra cost” is bloody stupid since they just make it back ten fold with the digital sales revenue.

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    • Admiral Chief

      September 18, 2019 at 11:20

      • Yahtzee

        September 18, 2019 at 11:28

        • Admiral Chief

          September 18, 2019 at 11:28

          If you turn your head left, you will see it onderstebo

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          • Yahtzee

            September 18, 2019 at 11:29

          • Admiral Chief

            September 18, 2019 at 11:29

            Ahhh, much better, carry on pussycat

          • HvR

            September 18, 2019 at 12:01

            If you continue doing that you look like the newbs in Squad

            PS: Where Pariah??? See I got the ua right way around this time o/

          • Admiral Chief

            September 18, 2019 at 12:01

            xD

          • Yahtzee

            September 18, 2019 at 12:01

            I tried Squad. I was getting yelled at by some mean girl for being a greenhorn that breaks formation the whole time.

          • HvR

            September 18, 2019 at 12:09

            LOL

            Makes the army milsim experience real man. I’ll rather have a yelling Squad lead than Silent Bob or Mumbling Maple.

          • Yahtzee

            September 18, 2019 at 12:09

            Took me 3 days to get my first kill in Arma 3 KOTH. Also it’s there were I got used to a chopper full of people yell at you for clipping a power line while you are making an emergency landing with the chonkiest heli in the game.

          • HvR

            September 18, 2019 at 12:17

            Seriously considered Arma but just seems like to much of a time sink.

            Can’t wait for helis in the next Squad update, got my Vietnam playlist ready and everything.

      • The D

        September 18, 2019 at 11:37

        Ooooh, a full course meal.

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        • Admiral Chief

          September 18, 2019 at 11:43

          Matured, aged to perfection

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      • HvR

        September 18, 2019 at 11:53

        What a beautiful shelf of 1995 to 1997 vintage boxes that you got there,

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  2. Admiral Chief

    September 18, 2019 at 11:20

    Sriracha, haven’t had that in a while

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    • Original Heretic

      September 18, 2019 at 12:32

      Your loss

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      • Admiral Chief

        September 18, 2019 at 12:38

        Honestly, forgot about it. Ever since getting engaged/married, shopping falls to the mrs, I will put it on our cloud-based shopping list NOW

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        • Original Heretic

          September 18, 2019 at 14:31

          How do you forget about such awesomeness?
          Evil evil evil evil evil evil evil … stupid

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          • HvR

            September 18, 2019 at 14:50

            I’m over it. Local Malmesbury chili farm is where it is at these days.

            Ghost pepper salsa
            Tortilla chunky tomato and chilli salsa
            Habanero sauce, sweet jalapeno sauce, smoked chilli and garlic sauce

          • Admiral Chief

            September 18, 2019 at 15:49

            The mrs is in charge of our spicy sauces, and we try something new each month

          • HvR

            September 18, 2019 at 14:50

            I’m over it. Local Malmesbury chili farm is where it is at these days.

            Ghost pepper salsa
            Tortilla chunky tomato and chilli salsa
            Habanero sauce, sweet jalapeno sauce, smoked chilli and garlic sauce

          • Original Heretic

            September 18, 2019 at 15:00

            Ah, so now you’re a chilli snob.
            Bastard.
            I wish I could be a chilli Snob.

          • HvR

            September 18, 2019 at 15:31

            Can buy 2 of their bottled sauces for less than one good bottle of Sriracha.

            Salsa are R40 to R50 a jar; but the ghost pepper salsa 1 teaspoon is more than enough for a burger for a flavour explosion. More than that and I wake at 2am with a flavour explosion of the third kind

            Only problem is my fridge door is now just chilli sauces and salsas

          • HvR

            September 18, 2019 at 15:31

            Can buy 2 of their bottled sauces for less than one good bottle of Sriracha.

            Salsa are R40 to R50 a jar; but the ghost pepper salsa 1 teaspoon is more than enough for a burger for a flavour explosion. More than that and I wake at 2am with a flavour explosion of the third kind

            Only problem is my fridge door is now just chilli sauces and salsas

          • Dresden

            September 18, 2019 at 15:20

            Name please? 🙂

          • HvR

            September 18, 2019 at 15:21

            Fynbos Fine Foods, here is their online store. I’m lucky that the local Spar stocks most of their products

            https://www.fynbosfoods.com/

          • Geoffrey Tim

            September 18, 2019 at 16:22

            Legend. I’m buying this. It better be good.

          • HvR

            September 18, 2019 at 16:40

            Quality is honestly better than any of the imported sauces I’ve had.

            I do not know if you like sweeter sauces but I find their sauces that are labelled sweet and spicy too sweet; other people love it. Except for the sweet jalapeno, that is awesome like your typical sweet chilli sauce but with the sour/green/fresh aftertaste you normally get with jalapenos.

  3. HvR

    September 18, 2019 at 12:01

    Your overpriced eco friendly “collectible” box after 6 month on the shelf
    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/e3MAAOSwMdZbijEW/s-l300.jpg

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  4. Admiral Chief

    September 18, 2019 at 11:20

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