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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Steam Preloads

Steam now offers preloads of Deus Ex: Human Revolution for those who have pre-purchased Eidos Montreal's upcoming action/RPG prequel so they'll be prepared to play as soon as the game unlocks next week (Tuesday in North America, Thursday in Australia, and Friday in Europe. Pre-purchasers receive a 10% discount along with eight new Deus Ex-themed items for Team Fortress 2. Thanks Bill.

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93. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Steam Preloads Aug 22, 2011, 18:35 Dev
 
Dirwulf wrote on Aug 22, 2011, 12:19:
I did not get the TF2 items. I ordered from GMG. I did not expect to get them because the page clearly states pre-order the game on Steam to get the items. With the new inventory feature on Steam, I can see my friend who pre-ordered on Steam does have the TF2 items.
I didn't expect to get them... until the preload popup that said I'm going to get them.
 
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92. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Steam Preloads Aug 22, 2011, 12:32 ^Drag0n^
 
Creston wrote on Aug 22, 2011, 11:07:
Preloaded in 18 minutes on my work's pipe. PFWOAR!

Whatever Steam did to up their download speeds, it sure worked bloody miracles.

Creston

That's for sure. Preload took no time at all on comcast...I think it was actually less than 45 minutes.

Can't wait to play this one tomorrow.

^D^

 
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91. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Steam Preloads Aug 22, 2011, 12:19 Dirwulf
 
Dev wrote on Aug 21, 2011, 23:56:
You'd think the TF2 items would be for pre-orders through steam... except when I put in my serial key to add in my deus ex pre-order, it said I was going to get the 8 TF2 items on the preload screen.

So like I said, can anyone confirm receiving the TF2 items with a preorder of any type? (such as through steam).

Because I'm going to complain to valve about not getting my promised items.

I did not get the TF2 items. I ordered from GMG. I did not expect to get them because the page clearly states pre-order the game on Steam to get the items. With the new inventory feature on Steam, I can see my friend who pre-ordered on Steam does have the TF2 items.
 
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90. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Steam Preloads Aug 22, 2011, 11:07 Creston
 
Preloaded in 18 minutes on my work's pipe. PFWOAR!

Whatever Steam did to up their download speeds, it sure worked bloody miracles.

Creston
 
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89. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Steam Preloads Aug 22, 2011, 04:36 Jerykk
 
Games always get released on Tuesdays in the US. It's a logistics thing from the days when we were supposed to give a shit about B&M stores. Why we're still tied to the likes of Gamestop is beyond me.

Console games are still primarily sold through brick & mortar and the industry is still very much focused on consoles. Yet another example of consoles holding back progress.
 
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88. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Steam Preloads Aug 22, 2011, 00:06 necrosis
 
Creston wrote on Aug 21, 2011, 17:33:
Riker wrote on Aug 21, 2011, 15:33:
Pre-loaded and ready to go. But why, oh why, didn't they release it so we could play it over the weekend? Who the hell comes up with these release/unlock dates??

Games always get released on Tuesdays in the US. It's a logistics thing from the days when we were supposed to give a shit about B&M stores. Why we're still tied to the likes of Gamestop is beyond me.

Creston
I second this.
 
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87. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Steam Preloads Aug 21, 2011, 23:56 Dev
 
You'd think the TF2 items would be for pre-orders through steam... except when I put in my serial key to add in my deus ex pre-order, it said I was going to get the 8 TF2 items on the preload screen.

So like I said, can anyone confirm receiving the TF2 items with a preorder of any type? (such as through steam).

Because I'm going to complain to valve about not getting my promised items.
 
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86. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Steam Preloads Aug 21, 2011, 20:49 J
 
Sho wrote on Aug 21, 2011, 16:26:
Those three days I'm going to have to wait past the US launch as a UK customer will be friggin' hard, too.

I hear you. I've planned out my days leading up to Friday so that I'm kept busy and then have the whole weekend free to bury my head into Human Revolution's augmented sand
 
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85. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Steam Preloads Aug 21, 2011, 18:22 Prez
 
Marvin T. Martian wrote on Aug 21, 2011, 16:39:
StingingVelvet wrote on Aug 20, 2011, 13:50:
Krovven wrote on Aug 20, 2011, 13:43:
Dues Ex, even with the leak, didn't strike me as a "must play at launch". Partly due to being single player only, Dead Island is coop, and more people will be playing at launch.

Funny how people are different. The fact it is singleplayer only makes me MORE likely to want it.

Damn Straight! MP is all the same now a days thanks to consoles--run,gun,and die! Boring!More SP the better

Agreed. Multiplayer can go the way of the Dodo for all I care. Give me my singleplayer!
 
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84. Re: Valve Single Player Clarification Aug 21, 2011, 18:00 Mashiki Amiketo
 
kanniballl wrote on Aug 21, 2011, 00:33:
IANAL.
Probably a good thing too. Since some states have classified breaking NDA's as the same as breaking disclosure laws.
 
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83. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Steam Preloads Aug 21, 2011, 17:33 Creston
 
Riker wrote on Aug 21, 2011, 15:33:
Pre-loaded and ready to go. But why, oh why, didn't they release it so we could play it over the weekend? Who the hell comes up with these release/unlock dates??

Games always get released on Tuesdays in the US. It's a logistics thing from the days when we were supposed to give a shit about B&M stores. Why we're still tied to the likes of Gamestop is beyond me.

Creston
 
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82. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Steam Preloads Aug 21, 2011, 16:39 Marvin T. Martian
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Aug 20, 2011, 13:50:
Krovven wrote on Aug 20, 2011, 13:43:
Dues Ex, even with the leak, didn't strike me as a "must play at launch". Partly due to being single player only, Dead Island is coop, and more people will be playing at launch.

Funny how people are different. The fact it is singleplayer only makes me MORE likely to want it.

Damn Straight! MP is all the same now a days thanks to consoles--run,gun,and die! Boring!More SP the better
 
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81. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Steam Preloads Aug 21, 2011, 16:26 Sho
 
Those three days I'm going to have to wait past the US launch as a UK customer will be friggin' hard, too.  
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80. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Steam Preloads Aug 21, 2011, 15:33 Riker
 
Pre-loaded and ready to go. But why, oh why, didn't they release it so we could play it over the weekend? Who the hell comes up with these release/unlock dates??  
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79. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Steam Preloads Aug 21, 2011, 14:59 StingingVelvet
 
vrok wrote on Aug 21, 2011, 14:47:
You don't 'have' to do anything. It's an option, what Deus Ex is all about IMO, choice and consequence. Sometimes you use it, sometimes you don't. Not every fight requires it and/or is worth spending energy on, and if you're surprised you can get properly punished for it.

Well for one thing you don't really know you need rocket defense ahead of time, so you end up looking for the F10 key in the middle of a real-time shootout, which is ass. Maybe some people can hit F10 quickly without looking and get back to WASD quickly without looking, but I can't. So usually it meant: start fight, realize rockets are a problem, quick-load, turn on rocket defense, start fight. And that's kind of lame.

They don't. How would that even work anyway? Automatically drain energy when firing/being fired upon? Sounds even worse.

Well recoil reduction is a likely one that has to be energy-free of permanent, but stuff like rocket defense, environmental resistance or power jumping can use energy when you use it without activation.
 
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78. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Steam Preloads Aug 21, 2011, 14:50 Creston
 
DDI wrote on Aug 20, 2011, 14:32:
Creston wrote on Aug 20, 2011, 13:55:
For some reason I can't get it to preload... There's a "View preload info" option, but clicking it doesn't do anything. Hmmm...

Creston

I get this problem every once in awhile. I just had to restart Steam and it let me preload.

Weirdly enough, the view preload info button still doesn't do anything, but if I just double click the title, it'll let me preload.

Thanks for the tip though.

Creston
 
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77. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Steam Preloads Aug 21, 2011, 14:47 vrok
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Aug 21, 2011, 13:18:
It was definitely done to make the game more streamlined and fun, to take away having to press a button before firing to use your recoil reduction mod. You're not wrong. Where you are wrong, in my opinion, is in saying this is a bad thing. There are real differences between streamlining and dumbing down and this falls into streamlining for me... I hated having to juggle F-keys in the original to use stuff like bullet resistance and rocket defense.
You don't 'have' to do anything. It's an option, what Deus Ex is all about IMO, choice and consequence. Sometimes you use it, sometimes you don't. Not every fight requires it and/or is worth spending energy on, and if you're surprised you can get properly punished for it. It is possible to rebind keys after all as well.

That said it should cost energy so that there is a penalty for using augs. I was under the impression that even though certain augs would be automatic they would still have an energy cost?
They don't. How would that even work anyway? Automatically drain energy when firing/being fired upon? Sounds even worse.

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76. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Steam Preloads Aug 21, 2011, 14:28 DG
 
Dirwulf wrote on Aug 21, 2011, 13:16:
All keys from other places are working for pre-load. The TF2 items are if you pre orderd on STEAM only, as far as I can tell.
Yeah and yeah people are using the TF2 items. Mainly seeing the sniper rifle, which appears quite useful in some situations as it penetrates players (but the tracer round gives your position away). Everyone gets to hear a special sound when you get a double kill with it. Other items don't seem interesting.
 
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75. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Steam Preloads Aug 21, 2011, 13:18 StingingVelvet
 
vrok wrote on Aug 21, 2011, 04:57:
I can't think of a single reason why it isn't like that except that the current system is 'easier to use', aka shoot shit and press X to win if you get close and don't worry about everything else because it's always on. Maybe I'm biased, but I just can't think of another reason.

It was definitely done to make the game more streamlined and fun, to take away having to press a button before firing to use your recoil reduction mod. You're not wrong. Where you are wrong, in my opinion, is in saying this is a bad thing. There are real differences between streamlining and dumbing down and this falls into streamlining for me... I hated having to juggle F-keys in the original to use stuff like bullet resistance and rocket defense.

That said it should cost energy so that there is a penalty for using augs. I was under the impression that even though certain augs would be automatic they would still have an energy cost?
 
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74. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Steam Preloads Aug 21, 2011, 13:18 Dirwulf
 
Azriel wrote on Aug 21, 2011, 11:17:
necrosis wrote on Aug 21, 2011, 00:23:
Azriel wrote on Aug 21, 2011, 00:02:
I tried the beta to see if it was a true deus ex sequel and my view is that its more invisible war than deus ex. Spoilers below!



-Spoilers below, read at own risk-
Go fucking troll somewhere else or use the god damned secret tags you inconsiderate ass.

your right, It isn't like I said THERE ARE SPOILERS BELOW! or anything. Oh wait, yes I did. Idiot.

You are supposed to HIDE your spoiler text. The only idiot is YOU!!
 
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