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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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41. Re: GameStop Discarding Deus Ex: Human Revolution OnLive Coupons Aug 24, 2011, 18:17 Ray Marden
 
It was a promotion.

With no coupon in the box, how many people would be likely to take that box home and try it? What reason would they have?

With the coupon in the box, would people have given it a try? It would be a minimal cost way for them to try out the service.

That aside, who the hell is Lamestop to arbitrarily open up the box and decide what the end user - the person that pays for that box and is going to go home and play it/smash it/frame it/whatever - gets to keep or not? Or is this a continution of opened "new" games and "used" games that are only a few dollars than a "new" game?
I think OnLive is insufficient, but they can try all they want.
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