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Post by darkjedi @ 10:27am 19/08/11 | 46 Comments
So after first announcing that Deus Ex: Human Revolution would be region locked on the PC, Square Enix have quickly backed down and decided that it wouldn't be a such a good idea after all.
We’re aware of some discussion regarding the planned region-locking of boxed PC versions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and after careful review we have decided not to implement this in the UK/Europe/US/AUS. Please note, this plan only related to PC boxed games, and not digital or console editions.
After this broke news earlier this week, ozgameshop.com announced they'd offer up a refund for anyone who'd bought Deus Ex from them. With the lock not going ahead, they still plan to honour this offer and will be giving people refunds if they want them:

We have just been informed that Deus Ex Human Revolution will NOT be region-locked and WILL indeed work in Australia. This announcement was made on Eidos’ offical forums: http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=119397.

After the mixed messages we’ve had this week, we understand that some of you may have ordered the game at local retailers and so it is still our intention to refund all orders made at ozgameshop.com.


Source: Eidos forums, Ozgameshop.





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Eorl
Posted 10:58am 19/8/11
Apparently its only roughly 14 hours if you skip a few side quests and dont read all the emails. And only 2 hubs as well :(
Khel
Posted 11:08am 19/8/11
So don't skip side quests and make sure you read all the emails then :P I'm sure most games are shorter if you skip the content in them.
Eorl
Posted 11:28am 19/8/11
Haha yeah. I'm just amazed at the amount of console piracy, yet people are still shouting PC players are killing the industry.
Scooter
Posted 11:50am 19/8/11
Dungeon Siege III took less than 10 hours, doing everything. So 14 hours, skipping half of it, sounds good.

I think DA2 only took just over 10 hours as well...
Khel
Posted 11:51am 19/8/11
Yeah, console piracy definitely exists, I think the main difference is the entry level for piracy on PC is so much lower, any noob with a torrent client and google can pretty much pirate a game on PC. Most consoles require at least some knowledge of the hardware and some kind of mod.
Eorl
Posted 11:58am 19/8/11
Mmm, its just interesting seeing, especially with Deus Ex, that console games are being pirated days, even weeks before launch. A lot of the leaks come from console games to. Also interesting is how developers are pushing for more console releases, wouldn't this increase the piracy of console even more, thus pushing developers back to PC?
TufNuT
Posted 12:03pm 19/8/11
DM
Posted 12:34pm 19/8/11
Yeah I often see xbox 360 games out anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks before official launch. Meanwhile PC releases on the scene have slowed down to usually the day of/after launch.
kettels
Posted 02:13pm 19/8/11
didn't even know they had planned this. I was going to pick this up on steam only to then realize that its $20.
Dazhel
Posted 02:18pm 19/8/11
*Only* 14 hours for the main quest? Once you finish the side quests that's actually a pretty substantial game these days!

Online retailers have surely gotta be a little pissed about this Yes region locked/No not region locked faffing about.
Nerfy
Posted 03:48pm 19/8/11
I think DA2 only took just over 10 hours as well...

Not sure why people would skip content, if it's plot & gameplay. Mine took 46 hours, and against expectations I enjoyed every (repetitive settings) second of it.
Khel
Posted 03:52pm 19/8/11
Wtf did you do for 46 hours, it took me about 28 hours and I didn't skip any content.
fpot
Posted 03:52pm 19/8/11
I am assuming that 14 hour figure came from the leaked full version of the xbox version. Ten bucks says that 14 hours was someone trying to finish the game as quickly as possible, so that makes it an even more impressive figure :)
Nerfy
Posted 04:02pm 19/8/11
Wtf did you do for 46 hours, it took me about 28 hours and I didn't skip any content.

I dunno, everything I guess. Wasn't really screwing around. Maybe the stats were biased by me leaving the game open for a day or something.
Julez
Posted 07:56pm 19/8/11
Khel
Posted 11:51am 19/8/11
Most consoles require at least some knowledge of the hardware and some kind of mod.

Only if they intend to mod it themself.. otherwise they could just go to a shop, get a modchip, installed hey presto just torrent the game and play.
Khel
Posted 11:10pm 19/8/11
Yeah, but its still another hurdle that PCs don't have, and they'd have to know enough to find the places they could get it done, and then pay for it.
ravn0s
Posted 08:59am 20/8/11
just got my steam key from green man gaming.

activated and downloading

last edited by ravn0s at 08:59:16 20/Aug/11
Mordecai
Posted 03:46pm 20/8/11
Have a copy of this from GMG available for someone who wants it. No first time posters though (more than 100 posts only).

PM me for the code. Money/sexual favours/pics of your mum accepted.

Bought a copy off ozgameshop, told it was region locked, bought a copy off gmg, oxgameshop told me the game wasn't region locked, confirmed I wanted it (I prefer boxed copies) tried to get a refund from GMG, they sent me the code so now I will have two copies.

Update: Code gone. Mantorok wins. Sorry to those that didn't win etc etc.
Pharcyde
Posted 03:28pm 20/8/11
Want. Seriously.
Nerfy
Posted 04:26pm 20/8/11
Sweet, installing now. So many new games lately, so little time to play any of them...
59fifty
Posted 04:48pm 20/8/11
I agree, Deus Ex and Dead island... Battlefield 3... they are going to keep me busy til well past xmas...
Nerfy
Posted 06:46pm 20/8/11
Aye, feel like we need a b****ing thread on the 'too many games these days' situation.

Currently really want to play, and haven't found the time for - GTAIV+Expansions, From Dust, Assassin's Creed 3, King Arthur, Civ V, Dragon Age 1(again)+2(again)+DLCs, BioShock2, Duke Nukem Forever, Abe's Exodus, Team Fortress 2, Trine, Tropico 3, Seven Kingdoms II, L4D2, Battlefield P4F, Shogun 2, Empire:TW, Settlers 7... But that's a First World Problems whinge, not actually a terrible thing. :P
rrrocket
Posted 08:43pm 20/8/11
how many of you are waiting until after it's released to see how good it is?
Crakaveli
Posted 09:00pm 20/8/11
I played the 'demo' and it was unreal, will be buying for sure.
DM
Posted 09:34pm 20/8/11
Yeah same Crak. The first mission alone lasted me 1 1/2 hours on hardest difficulty and there was just so many different paths to take in moving around. Even really well hidden ones. Stealth take downs are just epic like sneaking up behind someone, tapping them on the shoulder and slogging them square in the face. Stealth works well too which is no doubt how i'll be playing the entire game to try and replicate a Thief style play.

Must buy for me so I got that Human Revolution edition on preorder
Khel
Posted 09:59pm 20/8/11
Ah s***, I got all excited when I got my key from Greenman gaming today, put it into Steam and downloaded the game, only to find out it was just a preload and the actual thing still isn't unlocked till the 25th :(
Reverend Evil
Posted 09:18am 21/8/11
Have a copy of this from GMG available for someone who wants it. No first time posters though (more than 100 posts only)

You should have given the code to momo so he can do the review for it.
Mordecai
Posted 05:04pm 21/8/11
You should have given the code to momo so he can do the review for it.

Bugger you're right. Mantorok give it back Momo needs it more!111!
Mantorok
Posted 05:31pm 21/8/11
Bugger you're right. Mantorok give it back Momo needs it more!111!
Too late.
exo
Posted 05:36pm 21/8/11
This might be the first game in many years to convince me to build a gaming rig/update my MacBook to play it. <3 Deus Ex.
Mordecai
Posted 05:56pm 21/8/11
Too late.

Nooooooooooooo! No we won't get to see him prove himself a better reviewer then Steve ..
rrrocket
Posted 07:46pm 21/8/11
I've preordered from cdwow for $41
fpot
Posted 07:49pm 21/8/11
I am getting the C from JB will probably be like $150 :P
BladeRunner
Posted 08:22pm 21/8/11
Buying it from greenman Gaming. Paying $34 for the standard edition. Coupon Code FTW.

For anyone else thats interested 20SUM-MERSA-VINGS
StopShootingMe
Posted 11:35am 23/8/11
Bought a key for $32 or so from CJs, activated today. They didn't tell me I'd need to use a Russian IP address to activate it on Steam, but I got a $1.99 single use three day VPN account and it's all activated fine.

Complicated, and Russian mobsters probably infected my computer with Super AIDS, but at least I stuck it to the local distributor :)

Buying it from greenman Gaming. Paying $34 for the standard edition. Coupon Code FTW.

For anyone else thats interested 20SUM-MERSA-VINGS

I just looked these guys up; that was the first I'd heard of them. How does their business model work? You can trade your games back in for store credit, but how much of your original credit do you get back? On the face of it it sounds like a really cool idea.

last edited by StopShootingMe at 11:35:21 23/Aug/11
Khel
Posted 05:13pm 23/8/11
You can't trade Steam games back in though
Mantorok
Posted 05:21pm 23/8/11


Khel
Posted 05:30pm 23/8/11
Hrmmm, the funny is absent :(
Infidel
Posted 08:46pm 23/8/11
A lot of you use this greenmangaming, it seems a lot more expensive for me ... deus ex was 42 euros. I ended up buying it from this joint http://www.gamekeydistrict.com/ for 27 euros ? Wonder which is safer.
Mantorok
Posted 09:04pm 23/8/11
It was USD34 on GMG when you combined the 15% off deal they had for upcoming releases and a 20% off coupon. And people already have their keys from GMG.
Mephz
Posted 09:13pm 23/8/11
So Green Man Gaming is trustworthy then to send keys I take it?
nobody has had any dodgy dealings?
Khel
Posted 09:14pm 23/8/11
Yeah, I got my key from them days ago, already preloaded the game on Steam and ready to rock when its released.
Mantorok
Posted 09:25pm 23/8/11
So Green Man Gaming is trustworthy then to send keys I take it?nobody has had any dodgy dealings?
They're not some dodgy mob selling keys from retail copies meant for Asia/Russia.
Mephz
Posted 09:27pm 23/8/11
Ok cool. I had seen GMG elsewhere mentioned and I was a bit hesitant. I'm not very trustworthy when it comes to CC details!
Nerfy
Posted 02:46am 24/8/11
This game is receiving great feedback, getting keen. Even more keen that the same crew is making Thief 4 (last time another crew made Deus Ex 2 and Thief 3 at the same time, and both turned out a little underwhelming, maybe this can make up for it).
Midda
Posted 12:23pm 24/8/11
Just bought it from Greenman Gaming today. Used the 20% coupon on the Augmented Edition (the special on the standard edition ended while I was browsing the site) to get it for $39.13 AUD. Plugged the key into Steam, all good. Ready to preload.
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