GameStop has been caught with their hand in the cookie jar. Square Enix thought it might be nice to give fans a cloud-based copy of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, packing redeemable codes for OnLive with the PC version of the game. The retail giant had other plans in store, instructing their employees to open and remove the bonus from sealed copies of the game.
Unsurprisingly, pilfering from their “valued” customers didn’t sit too well with — well, anyone. Now in hot water for their actions, the pre-order pundit is pulling the product from stores and honoring returns of the game. As suspected, the move came in defense of GameSpot’s upcoming cloud gaming and digital distribution service, Impulse.
Hit the jump if you’d like to see the latest email from the retailer on the subject.