GameStop Offering $50 Gift Card And More For Deus Ex PC Purchasers

by Phil Kollar on Aug 26, 2011 at 09:20 AM

Following controversy earlier this week surrounding news that retailer GameStop had removed an OnLive certificate from PC retail copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the corporation's CEO has released a statement and offered some goodies for consumers affected by the misstep.

Joystiq reports that anyone who bought the PC retail version of Deus Ex from GameStop is eligible for a $50 gift card to the store as well as a "buy 2 get 1 free" coupon for used game purchases. Here is the full e-mail from GameStop CEO Paul Raines as posted by Joystiq:

"Earlier this week, GameStop removed a competitor's coupon from standard edition PC versions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, a recent release by Square Enix. We were not aware that the product box would contain this competitor's offer. We regret the events surrounding this title release and that our customers were put in the middle of this issue between GameStop and Square Enix, the publisher of this game. And for this, we are truly sorry.

"For your inconvenience, we would like to offer you a free $50 GameStop gift card and a Buy 2 Get 1 Free pre-owned purchase. We want to earn back your trust and confidence in the GameStop experience. Please bring in this email and your store receipt or order confirmation from GameStop.com and present it to a Game Advisor."

[Full disclosure: GameStop is the parent company of Game Informer.]