Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition, Steamworks & PC Support

The revolution may not be televised, but the human revolution will be digitized, as Eidos-Montreal announces plans to digitally distribute Deus Ex: Human Revolution through Steam, adding that the action/RPG prequel will support Steamworks features like auto-updating, Steam Achievements and the Steam Cloud upon its release this August. They also announce that in addition to the standard game, Steam will offer an "augmented edition," which will include a digital art book, a "making of" special, trailers, an animated storyboard of the CGI trailer, a motion graphic novel, the soundtrack, and a free download of the Deus Ex Game of the Year Edition. They say prepurchases are now being accepted, though a glance at the Deus Ex: Human Revolution on Steam Page shows this is premature, but when prepurchases are enabled, they will be at a discount for a limited time: The standard game will be $44.99 USD, and the Augmented Edition will be $53.99 USD. Eidos-Montreal also offers a few documents on PC-specific features: This article describes support for AMD Eyefinity, AMD HD3D technology, and DirectX 11, this tech Q&A discusses those elements in more depth, and this internal Q&A explores the challenges of making the Windows version of Human Revolution live up to the PC roots of the Deus Ex series, in spite of being a multiplatform game. Finally, these screenshots offer a couple of shots from the PC edition and one of the game in Eyefinity mode spread across three monitors.
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Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition, Steamworks & PC Support May 7, 2011, 15:23
May 7, 2011, 15:23
 
Tumbler wrote on May 6, 2011, 21:46:
The pc gaming community would be a hell of a lot better off if a service like steam or any of the online dist services offered free trials of virtually any game you want. Have it limited for each account, IE I can load and play Half Life 3 (for example) 1 time and play for an hour or 2 hours or whatever. If I like it I then press the activate (purchase button). This is more realistic for online purchases, retail returns come with all sorts of other issues but I'm sure they could figure something out.

WHAT?? That sounds suspiciously like... CUSTOMER SERVICE!!! The gaming industry will never do that, that's crazy! (how would they sell you their mountains of shovelware / shitware if you could try it out first? You could see that it sucked, and wouldn't buy it.)

No industry has worse customer service than the gaming industry. I wonder why Comcast keeps winning "worst corporation in the US" year after year, when EA easily shits on its customers ten times worse than Comcast can ever even dream about.

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