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GameStop Discarding Deus Ex: Human Revolution OnLive Coupons

There's an image of an email on Ars Technica allegedly from a Field Operations Manager with GameStop that instructs employees to "remove and discard" the coupon for a free OnLive version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution included with the Windows edition of the action/RPG prequel. Ars contacted GameStop public relegations and confirmed this, as GameStop apparently views OnLive as a competitor. Word is: "GameStop spokesperson Beth Sharum confirmed the practice, telling Ars that 'Square Enix packed the competitorís coupon with our DXHR product without our prior knowledge and we did pull these coupons'." Thanks Dirwulf.

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23. Re: GameStop Discarding Deus Ex: Human Revolution OnLive Coupons Aug 24, 2011, 15:34 necrosis
 
Krovven wrote on Aug 24, 2011, 15:26:
Something I thought of while talking to a friend about this...

I thought GameStop was refusing to sell games that required Steam activation? DoW2, Left4Dead, etc. I guess they realized they were losing money from being so stupid? So instead, now they are trying to block consumers from finding out about OnLive?
There was one Digital Distro that refused to sell Steamworks games (D2D IIRC).
 
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