It’s been a troublesome week for Deus Ex: Human Revolution: there’s been issues with distribution at retailer GameStop to the point that the PC version was taken off the shelves, even amidst raving reviews. While not all games are without their flaws, it seems that some PC gamers have found a few bugs in the title. Not to worry though, as an update has been quickly dispatched to solve the problem.
Human Revolution on the PC may be the best choice in terms of gameplay, yet with the issues that some gamers have seen on their PC… it might now have felt that way. Issues included startup crashes, delayed loading times (some of which could take as long as 15 minutes), overly sensitive control schemes, and twitchy running – leaving some players feeling as if the PC may have been the wrong way to go.
Thankfully Square Enix has put out an update to solve mod of the PC issues. This will make things like playing the game more enjoyable, along with deciding who’s side you’re on: humanities or evolution.
Plus, if you’re one of those people who got short-handed by GameStop earlier this week, and didn’t receive their OnLive coupon – then you’re two-times a winner. As it turns out, GameStop is offering a $50 GameStop gift card and a Buy 2 Get 1 Free pre-owned purchase promotion for any PC gamers who were affected. The $50 gift card replaces the OnLive version of the game, while the “Buy 2, Get 1 Free” seems to be a much needed olive branch – after the company’s PR nightmare.
Purchasers wanting to receive their coupon and gift card will simply have to bring in a copy of the incoming email (that will look similar to the one below), along with their receipt. We strongly recommend patience, as this email just went out and the procedures will take a little bit of time to get organized.
“Dear GameStop customer,
Earlier this week, GameStop removed a competitor’s coupon from standard edition PC versions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, a recent release by Square Enix. We were not aware that the product box would contain this competitor’s offer. We regret the events surrounding this title release and that our customers were put in the middle of this issue between GameStop and Square Enix, the publisher of this game. And for this, we are truly sorry.
For your inconvenience, we would like to offer you a free $50 GameStop gift card and a Buy 2 Get 1 Free pre-owned purchase. We want to earn back your trust and confidence in the GameStop experience. Please bring in this email and your store receipt or order confirmation from GameStop.com and present it to a Game Advisor.
So, to recap: a new patch to fix those pesky PC bugs, GameStop is trying to fix their woeful wrongs, and everything is right in the world. It makes you wonder: are the people who picked up the console versions feeling a little left out?
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