Thursday, August 25, 2011
New "Deus Ex" Game Has Literal Surprise Opening
When "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" was released Tuesday, unsuspecting PC gamers might have discovered a surprise in the boxes - a coupon from online service OnLive for a free download. But that wasn't the end of the story.
"We fervently raced to remove all coupons after a directive from our field manager," explains GameStop employee Todd Graff. "Many gamers were very upset that their boxes had been opened. But they were really upset because we also didn't remove a propaganda insert from the Tea Party."
The Tea Party, the nation's inexplicable political party, had bargained with OnLive to also insert their own fliers and membership applications in an effort to attract the youth vote to their cause.
"We can explain," explained GameStop Field Manager Russ Freeman. "We removed the OnLive coupon because we didn't want a third party involved in our sales of the game. But we left the Tea Party inserts because we figured gamers were going to throw them away anyway..."