GameStop removes things from things

This article was originally published at Kuribo’s Shoes on 8/25/2011

In a disturbing note distributed to GameStop employees yesterday, it was revealed that the video game retailer is having OnLive codes removed from PC copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and selling the opened copies as new (see image below).

Since the story broke, brave GameStop employees across the nation have been sending us similar corporate notes about things being removed from things. Browse the scanned documents below for a taste of GameStop’s unswerving infamy.

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Thoughtful Discourse with Sam & Matt: Politics

This article was originally published at on 12/3/2010. It is preserved here in light of Gm3r going the way of the dodo collar.

The recent NBA Jam reboot, like the previous games in the series, features a number of playable politicians including President Obama, Vice President Biden, George W. Bush, and Sarah Palin. This earned Electronic Arts, the publisher, a small amount of controversy when a number of political pundits were unhappy with the ratings their preferred politicians received. Activision then jumped onto the playable politicians bandwagon with Call of Duty: Black Ops, allowing players to control John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, Richard Nixon, and Robert McNamara in the game’s zombie survival mode.

Is the inclusion of real life politicians appropriate for a videogame? Read on as licensed pundits Sam and Matt use reason and logic to suss it out.

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Review: Professor Layton and the Unwound Future

This review was originally published at on 10/4/2010

Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, the third adventure for our venerable puzzle-solving genius, is the strongest entry in the series to date. If that’s all you need to hear to convince you that a purchase is in order, go forth and make the Level-5 offices even more lavish.

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Once again, rappers can’t help but sample from the 80’s.

Late to the Party: Red Dead Redemption

This article was originally published at on 8/27/2010. It contains full spoilers about the game Red Dead Redemption.

Red Dead Redemption is a game that frightened me before I ever bought it. I’m not a person that typically has a lot of time on his hands, and I had just come off the unfathomably long Final Fantasy XIII. I was not ready for a lengthy game. I needed a Darksiders or an Alan Wake to cleanse my palette. But those games would have to wait.

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