GameStop Removed Free OnLive Deus Ex: Human Revolution Vouchers

If you recently purchased a PC copy of Square Enix’s, Deus Ex: Human Revolution from GameStop, you might be missing something that originally came in the box. Square Enix announced a launch promotion with the cloud gaming company, OnLive, that included a voucher for a free digital copy of the game through the company’s gaming service.

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Digital Gaming Gaining Ground

The day when gamers purchase their next video game title from their TV screens or computer monitors rather than driving to their local game store may not be so far off. The Entertainment Merchants Association’sannual report showed that in 2010, while U.S. consumers purchased 71% of their video games in disc format, 44% bought them digitally.

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This Week in Famitsu

Famitsu has declared this summer to be the ‘Summer of Monster Hunter’, thanks to the soon to be released Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airu Village G for the PSP (now that is a LONG name) and Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD for the PS3. Did we mention that the annual Monster Hunter Festival just took place, too?

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This Week in Famitsu

We’re baaaack! And where have we been for the past two weeks, you ask? Well, in Japan, the end of the week of August 7th and the beginning of the week of the 14th are known as the festival of Obon. Obon could be best described as a mash-up of Thanksgiving and All Souls Day put together.

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Import Review: The Last Story (Wii)

‘The Last Story’ is the latest RPG from MistWalker Studios, which also brought us ‘Lost Odyssey’ for the 360. Its founder is the ‘father of Final Fantasy’, Hironobu Sakaguchi, so it’s hardly lacking in pedigree. It’s exclusively for the Wii console, and as of writing this, exclusive to Japan.

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A Special Conversation: Fumita Ueda and Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Part 1

Who are Fumita Ueda and Tetsuya Mizuguchi, and why should you care that they are talking to each other? Some of you might already know, but for those who don’t, Fumita Ueda is the man behind ‘Ico’ and ‘Shadow of the Colossus’, two games hailed by both fans and critics alike as being two of the best examples on the pro-side of the ‘Games as Art’ debate; the third game in the series, ‘The Last Guardian’, is already being anticipated to be of equal quality.

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