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August 24th, 2011, 22:23
We all know it's out but here's the official press release for the release of DX:HR in North America. Other regions have to wait a few days, as is often the case. One new thing is the retail version includes a free OnLive copy, theoretically allowing you to play it anywhere:
SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION IS IN STORES NOW!

-The Human Revolution Begins in the Americas-

LOS ANGELES (August 23, 2011) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announces DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION™ is now available at retailers.

The return of one of the most revered video game franchises of all time, DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION is an action RPG that offers open-ended, hybrid gameplay. The game is playable today on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC platforms, Steam®, and OnLive®.

“With the release of DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, Eidos-Montreal has reached a huge milestone in the development and delivery of our first game,” said Stephane D'Astous, general manager of Eidos-Montreal. “We could not be more proud of DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION and are incredibly excited for gamers to finally be able to experience this captivating story and unique, unparalleled gameplay.”

Already receiving critical acclaim, including a score of 94 out of 100 from PC Gamer magazine, DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION offers players multiple and vastly different ways to play. Challenging the foundations of gaming, this video game provides an immersive experience where every choice has a lasting consequence. DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION weaves a deeply emotive and captivating story, taking place in the year 2027 – a time of great innovation in neuroprosthetics, but also a time of chaos, conspiracy and a new social divide. Gamers play as Adam Jensen, a man cybernetically augmented against his own choice, who finds himself in the middle of a mysterious, global plot to which he holds the key.

KEY FEATURES

  • A legend reborn: DEUS EX® makes its much]anticipated return delivering players an unmatched gaming experience
  • Ultimate fusion of action and role-play: A unique combination of action-packed close-quarter takedowns and intense shooting, offering a vast array of augmentations and upgrades for the many weapons at your disposal
  • Multi-solution structure: Choose how to accomplish each mission using combat, hacking, stealth or social mode to create a customized experience to suit any gaming style.
  • Choice and consequence: Live in a reactive world in which a multitude of approaches, paths, and tools are at the player's disposal- each choice resulting in a consequence that affects the game dynamics and story
  • Diverse customization: Engage in combat and challenges, utilizing deep, specialized character augmentations and weapon upgrades
  • Unique visual design: Become immersed in a Cyber Renaissance setting that masterfully blends near future and Renaissance era styles
  • Explore the world: Traverse numerous locales across the globe – each with its own distinct art direction – in Adam’s search to uncover a worldwide conspiracy
DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION is available in standard and limited Augmented editions. The Augmented Edition features a bevy of content, including:
  • Exclusive bonus DVD featuring a 44-minute “making of” special, game soundtrack, motion-comic (adapted from DC's official series), the E3 trailer and animated storyboard
  • 40-page art book
Purchasers of the PC retail packaged version of DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION will be entitled to a free OnLive digital copy of the game giving them unprecedented freedom at an exceptional value. Owners of the game will be able to play not only on their home gaming PC, but also on nearly any PC or Mac® computer—as well as TVs with the OnLive Game System and, in the future, on iPad® and Android tablets—by simply signing in to the OnLive Game Service.
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August 24th, 2011, 22:23
Some Gamestop outlets appear to diasgree as to what the consumer is entitled to regardless of what the publisher says.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2…-game-code.ars

Whether or not a particular Gamestop actually does this appears to vary - perhaps this decision was made by a cranky regional manager and not higher than that. Still - my local Gamestop was doing it and I wlil not be purchasing from them ever again. Make sure your copy is sealed before purchasing it.

From the Gamestop Facebook page:

Regarding the Deus Ex OnLive Codes: GameStop’s policy is that we do not promote competitive services without a formal partnership.
Square Enix packed a competitor’s coupon within the PC version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution without our prior knowledge and we did pull these coupons.
While the new products may be opened, we fully guarantee the condition of the discs to be new. If you find this to not be the case, please contact the store where the game was purchased and they will further assist.
So this was a directive from corporate to all stores. Some just ignored it on principle, missed it, or failed to comply for whatever reason. I'm hoping some felt bad about doing this without informing the customers so chose not to do it.
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August 24th, 2011, 23:25
-The Human Revolution Begins in the Americas-
Uh.

And what are they going to say about Europe ? Africa ? Asia ? Australia ? South-America ?

“ Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.“ (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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Uh.

And what are they going to say about Europe ? Africa ? Asia ? Australia ? South-America ?
This is the press release for the launch in North America (and South?). So since those launch dates are offset by a few days maybe - "The Revolution Spreads to XXXX"
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August 24th, 2011, 23:31
And it ends … where ?

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And it ends … where ?
Now questions like that could be considered evidence of counter-revolutionary thought.
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They're also proof of … thinking things to the end.

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August 25th, 2011, 01:44
I just hope somebody sues someone for this. I would have thought it totally illegal!!

If God said it, then that settles it!!

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