Since the story broke that Gamestop was tampering with new copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the internet was livid. Now a day later, there are some new and interesting developments.
To quickly recap, Square-Enix included a voucher in boxes of the retail PC version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution
that allowed for free download of the game on the OnLive streaming game service. Gamestop, which considers OnLive a competitor to its own Impulse platform, chose to open sealed packages, remove the voucher, and put them out as new games.
After releasing a statement that curtly defending the process of removing the vouchers, backlash continued. Gamestop changed its policy last night, instead choosing to PULL THE GAME FROM SHELVES entirely until Square re-ships boxed copies with no voucher.
Square-Enix, shockingly, DEFENDED GAMESTOP, in this statement:
“As part of Deus Ex: Human Revolution’s boxed offering on PC, Square-Enix included a third party coupon”, says a statement released by the publisher. “GameStop was not made aware of this inclusion and Square-Enix respects the right of GameStop to have final say over the contents of products it sells and to adjust them where they see fit in accordance with their policies
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