Well, GameStop, we knew you were already a bunch of experts in the science of douchebaggery but this is taking it to a whole new level. GameSpy is reporting (http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/deus-ex-3-unofficial-title/1190175p1.html) that GameStop stores have been ordered to open new boxes of the PC version of Deux Ex: Human Revolution and remove the coupon for free OnLive version of the game.
We already knew that they sold us opened console games as “new” and we already knew that store employees have been known to use the DLC codes that are included in many games, but until now there hasn’t really been much evidence of any sort of institutionalized action being taken by the stores to deprive purchasers of EVERYTHING that is included with their new game.
GameSpy goes on to say that OnLive has been made aware of the situation but has not yet commented on it.
So, is it OK for a game store to remove access tokens from their competition?
UPDATE: GameStop has now informed stores to pull the game off the shelves altogether and that they will return all copies to Square Enix.