If you bought a PC copy of the Deus Ex: Human Revolution from GameStop, you’re likely missing something from the package. Included in every PC copy of the game was a coupon for a free copy of the game for the OnLive PC service. Looks like GameStop didn’t want to participate in the promo and decided to instruct their workers to remove the code. This here is just the sleaziest thing to do, we know they recently purchased Spawn Labs and Impulse to get a foot into digital games, but to remove something that came with a game because it works with a competing platform is just wrong. Next thing you know they’ll be doing an EA and wont sell game’s that are sold on Steam. No company should ever be allowed to tamper with a new, unsold product and then be allowed to turn around and sell it to you brand new. I hope there are massive repercussions for this. Big thanks go out to GameSpy for discovering this.
UPDATE: Well look’s like Square Enix has decided to comment on this issue. Their stance is that they respect GameStop’s decision to remove the coupon and that they didn’t inform GameStop of the coupon. It’s sad to see a publisher cave to a single retail establishment.
- GameStop intentionally removing Deus Ex OnLive coupons from retail PC copies(Joystiq)