A lot of PC gamers that I know have gone the way of digital download purchases. Why go to the store unless you really want a physical copy of the game. It's just so much easier to sit at a computer and click through an app or webpage to purchase something.
Well, Gamestop wants in on the action and starting with Deux Ex: Human Revolution
, you'll be able to pre-order a digital download of the PC game at the store.
So, they want me to leave the convenience of getting everything at home without having to fight traffic so that I can maybe fight the crowd of people at a store to pre-order a game that I don't have to go into the store to pick up? OK, so the only advantage of this is that if you have some games to trade in towards a digital download, but other than that, why bother? I guess that's where pre-order exclusives come in. Still, I'll sit at home and pre-order through Steam or Origin thank you very much.
GameStop Launches New In-Store Digital PC Game Purchase Method
GameStop (NYSE: GME), the world's largest multichannel video game retailer, is making it easier for PC gamers to get their hands on hot new releases. Exclusively at GameStop, customers can now use any accepted form of payment, including trade credit and GameStop gift cards, to purchase digital PC games at their local store and access the titles immediately at launch. Deus Ex(R): Human Revolution(TM) is the first of what will soon be many titles to support this new purchase method.
"This is a great illustration of how the digital distribution model and in-store experience really complement one another," said Steve Nix, GameStop's general manager of digital distribution. "We have seen great success selling DLC for console titles in our stores, so expanding on that model and helping customers discover digitally distributed PC games in stores is a natural fit."
In addition to immediate access to the game at launch, customers who pre-purchase the digital PC version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution at GameStop will also receive:
A digital version of Deus Ex(TM): Game of the Year Edition and Deus Ex: Invisible War(TM)
The Explosive Mission DLC Pack for in-game use in Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Double points for GameStop(R) PowerUp Rewards(TM) members
As an added bonus, PowerUp Rewards(TM) members who pre-order and purchase Deus Ex: Human Revolution will be entered to win a decked out living room in the Augment Your Living Room Sweepstakes. Visit www.poweruprewards.com/PUR/Index/Augment for complete details on the Augment Your Living Room Sweepstakes.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution, which launches Aug. 23, 2011, is available for pre-order now in GameStop stores nationwide and online at www.GameStop.com.
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