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Lady_Of_The_Vine
29th Apr 2015, 09:57
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August



Watch the Unboxing of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s Collector’s Edition
(http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2016/08/14/deus-ex-mankind-divided-collectors-edition-unboxing/)


Deus Ex: Mankind Divided‘s release is a little over a week away, and if you’re curious to see what the game’s Collector’s Edition entails, then look no further.

Eidos Montreal has released this video, in which Game Director Jean-François Dugas himself unboxes the PlayStation 4 version.



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Retailer Lists Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Day 1 Steelbook Edition
(http://attackofthefanboy.com/news/retailer-lists-deus-ex-mankind-divided-day-1-steelbook-edition/)


A retailer has now listed that you can get a Day 1 Steelbook Edition for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. This edition also comes with a lot of other goodies.

Online retailer Mighty Ape listed this steelbook edition of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on its website recently. It comes with some new cool looking packaging that the standard edition doesn’t have. Other details of what it includes can be seen via link.



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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Pre-Order Deals Roundup
(http://www.siliconera.com/2016/08/05/deus-ex-mankind-divided-pre-order-deals-roundup/)


It’s not as easy as ‘take your pick’ but Deus Ex: Mankind Divided discounts are as high as 30% off this weekend. The deals vary depending on your platform of choice, with discounts for PC copy and gift cards for console versions. In a month where few other Triple-A titles are releasing, the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided pre-order deals are looking fairly strong.

Select digital retailers are aggressively discounting Mankind Divided this week. DLGamer is on their hustle with a 30% drop to $41.99. GMG isn’t far behind, where if you login or create a new account you’ll see a 25% drop to $44.99. The 25% off discount at GMG carries over to the Digital Deluxe, which brings the game down to $67.49.

The PC gaming offers above are all from authorized retailers and are Steam keys. Buying from them will also secure you the same pre-order bonus Square Enix is offering on Steam Store.

Console gamers have a slightly different story. The best offer is at Dell. There you’ll get a bonus $25 eGift Card when you buy either the Xbox One or PS4 version. The bonus won’t show up until the first stage of checkout (semi-hidden). That’s a bonus worth 42% of the value of the game and particular useful

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There are other ways to save on Deux Ex: Mankind Divided with a paid membership. You’ll need to be either an Amazon Prime member or a Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked member to unlock 20% off your Deus Ex pre-order. These discounts continue to work about 2 weeks after the game has released, but after the game’s launch you will miss out on the “Day One” pre-order edition.

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When you buy Deux Ex: Mankind Divided before its August 23rd release date, you’ll essentially receive the “Day One Edition.” This Edition includes a total of 8 pre-order bonuses, 4 of which are in-game goodies while 4 are digital extras expanding on the Deus Ex world.

The in-game pre-order bonuses include 3 custom skins and an extra in-game bonus mission. The skins are dubbed the Intruder, Enforcer, and Classic gear packs and bascially are just extras to fit the mood of your play-style (stealthy or shoot ’em up). The extra mission takes place in Prague and includes the descriptor “unveil the true culprit responsible for the bombing”.

Your digital pre-order bonuses are fairly straightforward and purely meant for you to enjoy Deus Ex lore and music. You’ll get a digital artbook, OST six tracks sampler, digital comic book, and a Novella about in-game characters. (Strangely we’re starting to see a trend where Square Enix pre-order bonuses only includes partial OST).



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July


DX:MD Gamestop Sweepstakes Exclusive - Win a trip to Dubai
(https://www.gamestop.com/PowerUpRewards/PUR/Enter/DeusExMDSweeps)

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June


Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Limited Edition Hardback Strategy Guide
(https://twitter.com/DeusEx/status/734775671029927936)


Premium hardcover guide includes an exclusive lithograph that features some of the game's most spectacular art. Suitable for framing!

100% walkthrough of the entire game.

Detailed agent training teaches you how to choose from an array of cutting edge weapons and augmentations to best suit your playstyle.

Comprehensive maps reveal all the important locations, objectives, and missions.

Free mobile-friendly eGuide! Includes a code to access the eGuide, a web-access version of the complete strategy guide optimized for a second-screen experience.

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May


#CantKillProgress - Adam Jensen's augmentations are powered by cereals and cigarettes...
(https://twitter.com/hashtag/CantKillProgress?src=hash&lang=en-gb)

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Yorkshire Tea - Illuminatea Teabags!
(https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/728510936726835200)

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April


Titan Books - "The Art of Deus Ex Universe" - Cover Reveal
(http://deusex.tumblr.com/post/143121989969/cover-for-our-200-page-artbook-the-art-of-deus-ex)

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Cover for our 200-page artbook "The Art of Deus Ex Universe", coming August 23rd
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Deus Ex - Volume 1 - Childrens Crusade (Paperback)
(http://www.amazon.co.uk/Deus-Ex-1-Childrens-Crusade/dp/1785851810/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460204504&sr=8-1&keywords=deus+ex+volume+1)

This appears to be a compilation of all the comics in the Childrens Crusade series.
Published by Titan. Authors Alex Irvine and Marco Turini.

You can pre-order now via Amazon and other online retailers. Release date 30 Aug 2016.

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March


Comic Book Preview: Deus Ex: Children's Crusade #2
(http://boundingintocomics.com/2016/03/21/comic-book-preview-deus-ex-childrens-crusade-2/)


Following last issue’s explosive revelation, Adam Jensen and TF29’s investigation leads them into the heart of the Glasshütte; Dresden’s heaving transhuman ghetto, where the augmented struggle daily for basic survival. But with its residents, the media, and even the local police vying against them, it’s going to be far from a clean-cut operation.


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February 2016



Utulek Complex - Santeau Group Advertisment from the new Deus Ex Comic
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5000 units still available.
Reserve your place now!

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First Look Inside: Deus Ex Universe: Children’s Crusade #1
(http://boundingintocomics.com/2016/02/03/first-look-deus-ex-universe-childrens-crusade-1/)


We’ve got your first look inside "Deus Ex Universe: Children’s Crusade" issue #1, from writer Alex Irvine and artist John Aggs.

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January


Latest cover reveal for upcoming DX: Children's Crusade comic.
(https://twitter.com/DeusEx/status/689918452115587074)


A reinterpretation of the Piet*, #DeusEx style.



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Pricing for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Collector’s Edition Revealed (http://nichegamer.com/2016/01/pricing-for-deus-ex-mankind-divided-collectors-edition-revealed/)


Square Enix has opened up pre-orders for the standard and collector’s edition of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

The collector’s edition is now up on the Square Enix official store, and it will set you back $140 / £110 / 129€ pending wherever you ship it to.

If you pre-order the game, you’ll get all content formerly offered in the original pre-order scheme (which Square Enix dropped following criticism) including all three agent packs, a 46-page artbook and access to all Day One content.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is launching on August 23rd across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.



SE Official Store (https://store.na.square-enix.com/deus-ex)

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DX: Children's Crusade comic coming February 2016 (https://twitter.com/DeusEx/status/671721632407429124)


We're pleased to announce the first issue of the new Deus Ex Universe comic series, entitled 'Children's Crusade'. Here is a quick synposis on it:

With society still reeling from the Aug Incident - the Illuminati orchestrated event which caused augmented individuals to mindlessly attack their 'natural' counterparts - anti-aug sentiment is at an all-time global high. Task Force 29 - an Interpol-funded coalition, created to quash the rising tide of terrorist activity - stands as the world's main defence against total anarchy.

In the city of Prague, where tension is especially high, the team's latest recruit, Adam Jensen, readies for his first mission with the unit. But being augmented himself, how will the former SWAT officer handle himself when faced with the grim reality of the mechanical apartheid?

This comic will be hitting store shelves in February 2016.
Check your local comic book store for availability details in your area, and be sure to give us your feedback on Facebook and Twitter!

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Musterbrand - Jensen Coat - v4.0 Limited Edition (https://www.musterbrand.com/collections/deus-ex/jensen-v4.0-limited-edition-616)

High quality men's jacket based on an original design by Acronym.



The latest version of Adam Jensen's coat is a replica of the in-game version.
This is a limited edition and each coat will be equipped with a unique serialised number on a metal plate attached to the collar.



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PRE-ORDERS - DX:MD Aug Aware Posters (https://store.na.square-enix.com/product/291377/deus-ex-mankind-divided-ice-cream-high-quality-poster)

Print Size: 12 inches x 16 inches
Release Date: December 2015

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In Deus Ex: Mankind Divided the mechanically augmented have been deemed a threat to society. Keep your neighborhood safe with these 3 propaganda posters and collector’s items. Remember, Be Aug Aware!



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PC Gamer UK December issue – Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (http://www.gamesradar.com/deus-ex-mankind-divided-reinventing-art-side-quest/)

This month we...

Spend four hours playing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, then tell you about it..
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PREORDER - "The Art of Deus Ex Universe" Book (Hardcover} (http://www.amazon.com/Art-Deus-Ex-Universe/dp/1783290986/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1445659334&sr=8-1&keywords=deus+ex+universe)
Available February 23, 2016

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The Art of Deus Ex Universe is the ultimate gallery of art from Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, featuring over 300 images, including sketches and concept art. With commentary throughout from the world-renowned art team, this extraordinary collection of groundbreaking game art depicts a dystopian future where mankind has evolved... at the cost of its humanity.

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Deus Ex on Twitter: "You asked for this: we are cancelling the "Augment your Pre-Order" program. Read all the details ...

At both Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal, we’ve been listening to everything you’ve had to say about the Augment Your Pre-Order program. When it was first conceived, we wanted the program to give you more choice about what you received in terms of pre-order incentives - because we've seen in the past that when we choose those packages ourselves, and split them across regions, it has caused frustration. We quickly noticed that this approach created even more frustration than before, resulting in a resounding amount of negative feedback.

We’ve spent a lot of time reading through all of your comments, working to understand how we can try to make things right for you. After much thought and reflection, we decided to close down the program and make all of the incentive content available to anyone who pre-orders Deus Ex: Mankind Divided or purchases a Day 1 edition of the game. Additionally, the release date will no longer be changed in accordance with pre-order numbers, and everyone will gain access to the game on February 23rd, 2016.

Your feedback and input is of the utmost importance to us-- as it’s your loyalty and passion for our franchises that gives us the opportunity to continue providing you with great gaming experiences.

To our faithful fans who’ve already pre-ordered: we will be taking care of everything necessary to ensure that all of the changes to the program will be automatically applied to your purchase. Meanwhile, we'd like to thank everybody for their feedback - we know this wouldn't have happened with a game that nobody cared about, and we're just focusing now on delivering a game that lives up to your hopes and expectations.

https://www.deusex.com/news/aypo-cancelled
https://steamcommunity.com/games/337000/announcements/detail/66783563363172366






Titan Comics - DX:MD Characters (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/09/25/titan-to-introduce-deus-ex-comic-mankind-divided-characters-in-a-new-comic/)


Announced at Baltimore Comic Con, Titan Comics is to publish a comic book based on the Deus Ex video game franchise, intended to introduce characters from the upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided game.

Initially a five part series by Alex Irvine and Marco Turini, the book will see its first issue published at the beginning of March 2016, alongside the release of the new game….

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Pre-order Deus Ex: Mankind Divided to choose your own rewards and help release the game early!

PC - £99.99 with free shipping.
Click HERE (https://store.eu.square-enix.com/emea_uk/games/pc/Deus-Ex-Mankind-Divided-Collectors-Edition.php)

XBOX ONE - £109.99 with free shipping.
Click HERE (https://store.eu.square-enix.com/emea_uk/games/xone/Deus-Ex-Mankind-Divided-Collectors-Edition.php)

PS4 - £109.99 with free shipping.
Click HERE (https://store.eu.square-enix.com/emea_uk/games/ps4/Deus-Ex-Mankind-Divided-Collectors-Edition.php)

The Order Total will not be charged to you immediately.
By proceeding, you will only give authorization to withdraw the Order Total from the selected payment method.
You will usually be charged ten days before the expected release date of the product, although this may vary.

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The collectors edition will be available on Steam and you get the physical items.

DX:MD Collectors Edition via Steam (http://steamcommunity.com/app/337000)


If you want everything, we’ve also got you covered. The Collector’s Edition for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will include all the in-game content and rewards from Augment your Pre-order, as well as physical items, selected based on the thousands of votes you submitted to us during our community vote for this edition.

The aforementioned physical items include a 48-page artbook created in partnership with Titan Books, a 9" Adam Jensen figurine, a limited edition steelbook and, of course, the Day One edition of the game – which will all come in an exclusive packaging.

We can’t wait for you to experience Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. In the meantime, keep an eye out for more information and reveals in the coming months!

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Day One Edition [PC DOWNLOAD]

Pre-order Deus Ex: Mankind Divided to gain access to the “Augment Your Pre-Order” program to choose your own rewards. Help unlock tiers to select up to 4 rewards from the following choices help release the game early. For details, visit: www.augmentyourpreorder.com

Extra In-Game Mission
Weapon/Armor
Digital OST Sampler
Digital Comic Book
Digital Novella
Digital Artbook






Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Augment Your Pre-Order - Extra In-Game Mission (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CClu_nem7UA).

It features what I think is the granddaddy of the Page Industries Bravo-3 Peacebringer and Delta-2 Peacebringer at 0:26.

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Free Mini Adam Jensen Figure via Preorder at the European SE Store.
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August 31st
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Collector´s Edition
(https://store.eu.square-enix.com/emea_uk/games/xone/Deus-Ex-Mankind-Divided-Collectors-Edition.php#)

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The Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Collector´s Edition is the Deus Ex fan´s dream, including the following unique and highly collectible items:

Day 1 Edition Game: This edition includes the game itself, and all of the In-Game Content & Rewards from "Augment Your Pre-Order", which are as follows:

- Pre-Order Mission - You play as Adam Jensen, returning to the epicenter of the Ruzicka train station explosion that recently rattled the city to its very core.

- The Classic Pack - In-game access to Adam´s iconic Combat Armor, Trench Coat, and Revolver from Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

- The Enforcer Pack – Custom skinned versions of Adam´s Combat Armor and Combat Rifle (including a holosight, reload, and capacity upgrade) from Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

- The Intruder Pack - Custom skinned versions of Adam´s trench coat and Pistol (including a silencer, laser, recoil, and accuracy upgrade) from Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

- Digital OST Sampler - Experience six epic tracks from Deus Ex: Mankind Divided by the legendary Michael McCann, the award winning composer who crafted the memorable tracks heard in Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

- Digital Artbook - Gain access to the highly detailed and visually stunning mini digital collection of artwork that helped bring the world of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided to life.

- Digital Novella - Follow the stories of iconic characters from Human Revolution, and find out more about their lives in the Post-Panchaea era.

- Digital Comic Book - Further explore the Universe of Deus Ex through this digital comic book, branching deeper into the global conspiracies that are consuming the entire world.

9" Adam Jensen Figurine: An exquisitely detailed replica statue of Adam Jensen, showcasing him heading into the fight while simultaneously enabling his Titan Shield augmentation.

48 Page Titan Art Book: Comprising 48 breathtaking pages, this art book helps to flesh out the stunning environments, characters, and weaponry of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

Limited Edition Steelbook: Intricately designed and crafted, this steelbook depicts the underlying reference between Adam and Greek mythology´s Icarus.

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TIER 1 – ONE ITEM PER PRE-ORDER (UNLOCKED FOR EVERYONE ON AUG. 31)

Choose between three Starter Packs that cater to stealth, aggressive or nostalgic players.

Intruder Pack - Provides a custom-skinned version of Adam Jensen's trench coat and pistol with a silencer, laser sight, recoil and accuracy upgrades. Other bonuses include two EMP grenades, five packs of 10MM pistol ammo, 1000 credits and a Praxis point for early augmentations.

Enforcer Pack - Includes a custom-skinned version of Adam Jensen's combat armor and combat rifle with a holosight, reload and capacity upgrades. Players will also receive two HE grenades, five packs of 5.56MM combat rifle ammo, 1000 credits and a Praxis Point for early augmentations

Classic Pack - Grants access to Adam Jensen's iconic combat armor, trench coat and revolver from Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Players will also receive an extra pack of revolver Ammo.


TIER 2 – ONE ITEM PER PRE-ORDER

Pick between one of two bonuses that further immerse players into the game world – a digital art book that shows the aesthetic of the game, or a digital OST sampler with six tracks from award winning composer Michael McCann.


TIER 3 – AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE

Unlock the “Desperate Measures” pre-order mission in which Adam returns to the epicenter of the Ruzicka Train Station explosion and must rely on his augmentations and covert operative skills to unveil the true culprit responsible for the bombing.


TIER 4 – ONE ITEM PER PRE-ORDER

Get an in-depth look at the Deus Ex universe with a digital comic book that dives deeper into the game’s global conspiracies, or with a novella that follows iconic characters from Deus Ex: Human Revolution with new and unknown details on their lives.

TIER 5 – AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE

For the first time in the franchise’s history, if players meet this tier, the game will release four days before the official release date.




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Augment Your Preorder (Playstation 4)

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided release date announced, Collector’s Edition detailed (http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2015/08/31/deus-ex-mankind-divided-release-date-announced-collectors-edition-detailed/)


Hello PlayStation nation! Today, we’re very excited to announce that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be launching on PlayStation 4 on 23rd February 2016.

If you want everything, we’ve also got your covered. The Collector’s Edition for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will include all the in-game content and rewards from Augment your Pre-order, as well as physical items, selected based on the thousands of votes you submitted to us during our community vote for this edition.

The aforementioned physical items include a 48-page artbook created in partnership with Titan Books, a 9″ Adam Jensen figurine, a limited edition steelbook and, of course, the Day One edition of the game – which will all come in an exclusive packaging.


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Viral Marketing for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the Streets of New York (http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2015/08/22/viral-marketing-for-deus-ex-mankind-divided-on-the-streets-of-new-york/163740/)



It’s rare nowadays to see physical marketing for video games such as billboards, commercials, or even posters, really. This changed when the people over at AugAware.org decided to warn the people of New York with posters depicting the safety of humans being compromised by augmented individuals. Of course, none of that is real because it’s all from the upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, including the website provided (if you click on the link).

Eidos Montreal and Square Enix put up these posters both to promote this game as well as to allow fans to get secret wallpapers by photographing the QR code at the bottom of the posters.


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Comics and new James Swallow book confirmed (http://deusex.tumblr.com/post/123844540679/news-from-sdcc-we-are-working-with-titan-books-on)


News from SDCC: We are working with Titan Books on a full Human Revolution/Mankind Divided artbook, a new comic series featuring Adam Jensen, and a new novel written by James Swallow which will provide a bridge between the events of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided!



Check out the new Musterbrand collection inspired by Mankind Divided (https://www.musterbrand.com/collections/deus-ex)


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VOTE FOR THE COLLECTOR'S EDITION ITEMS (https://www.deusex.com/micro/vote)

Choices include mini replica everything, steelbook, bust, statue and more!

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• Adam Jensen Replica Statue
• Replica Weapon
• Mini Art Book
• Steelbook
• Metal Sign "Welcome To Golem City"
• Lunch Box
• Tattoo Sleeve
• Mini Bust
• Pin Set
• Mini Replica Weapon Set


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At time of writing, no special collector's edition or official merchandise for DX:MD has been announced.
Once announced, this thread will be updated.

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As we await further news, there is no harm in letting our imaginations run wild!
So, what would YOU like to see in the collector's edition and what merchandise are you hoping for?

Funny or serious... now is the time to ASK FOR THIS! :cool:

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MAGAZINES/COMICS/BOOKS

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Exclusive Interview With Deus Ex: Mankind Divided And Dark Future Writer James Swallow (http://www.game-debate.com/news/?news=18039&game=Deus%20Ex:%20Mankind%20Divided&title=Exclusive%20Interview%20With%20Deus%20Ex:%20Mankind%20Divided%20And%20Dark%20Future%20Writer%20James%20Swallow)


We recently had a chance to chat with James Swallow, who’s recent work reads like a who's who of videogames. On top of credits for Fable, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Killzone and Disney Infinity, he's also one of the writers on Eidos Montreal’s Deus Ex Mankind Divided, and Auroch Digital have snapped him up for scriptwriting duties on its upcoming Dark Future: Blood Red States.

Dvaythavvar
29th Apr 2015, 12:56
I am normally very simple person. I ask HQ soundtracks, Concept Art books and that "1 surprise" which is my criteria for buying Collectors. Blizzard Entertainment added CDs, books, and card games to some of their games, Bethesda Soft added little maps and items from games. From this little new-thing I expect music as bare minimum. I know everyone nowadays is all so iTunes and other funky gadgets and phones now, but I like lossless formats ! Oh and something to put on my wall would be ace too.

And this is not as much of collectors thing, but general post scriptum... I want no interference from Steam. I am tired of cracking all my legal games so that Steam doesn't enforce itself to run on background like a virus.

Shralla
29th Apr 2015, 16:20
And this is not as much of collectors thing, but general post scriptum... I want no interference from Steam. I am tired of cracking all my legal games so that Steam doesn't enforce itself to run on background like a virus.

Like a virus, really? It doesn't behave anything like a virus at all, that's just a BS comparison you made to make it seem like you weren't just complaining about absolutely nothing. There is zero chance of this game not requiring Steam, and unless you're running your games on a toaster, Steam isn't going to impact your ability to play whatsoever. If you have a shoddy Internet connection then you have something worth complaining about (your shoddy Internet connection, not Steam), but otherwise you're complaining just to complain, because it doesn't affect you at all.

DX1musicROCKS
29th Apr 2015, 18:17
Like a virus, really? It doesn't behave anything like a virus at all, that's just a BS comparison you made to make it seem like you weren't just complaining about absolutely nothing. There is zero chance of this game not requiring Steam, and unless you're running your games on a toaster, Steam isn't going to impact your ability to play whatsoever. If you have a shoddy Internet connection then you have something worth complaining about (your shoddy Internet connection, not Steam), but otherwise you're complaining just to complain, because it doesn't affect you at all.

If someone has a problematic internet connection, thus making him have trouble using steam, which would be the only way to get the game... then yes, steam IS the problem. Not everyone has the option to get proper internet, but companies can easily release a game without steam and steam can definitely create a super-lite version for those with internet trouble. Personally, I don't care if something is via steam or not, as I find it convenient. However, I know well too much about problematic internet.

Back on topic; I usually like it when we get some sort of sculpture with a collectors edition, interesting art books and other collectibles that are well designed. I do hope we don't get in-game starting bonuses or any extras that break the balance of the game, like in HR.

JCpies
29th Apr 2015, 21:19
I used to hate Steam, but then I fell in love with it. Maybe if you're living in Siberia, I can understand the internet problems (if Siberia in fact has good internet connectivity, please PM me and I'll edit this post).

Personally I want a big art book and a more extensive soundtrack, the Augmented Edition last time had a nice compact cardboard case, but the art book was a bit pathetic!

A Deus Ex themed microfiber cloth for cleaning sunglasses would also be welcome. Perhaps with triangle patterns.

xaduha3
29th Apr 2015, 21:28
I used to hate Steam, but then I fell in love with it. Maybe if you're living in Siberia, I can understand the internet problems (if Siberia in fact has good internet connectivity, please PM me and I'll edit this post).

Check for yourself:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siberia#Major_cities
http://www.speedtest.net (you can choose the server)

JCpies
29th Apr 2015, 21:37
Are you really from Siberia?

xaduha3
29th Apr 2015, 21:41
No.

Ex_Zero
30th Apr 2015, 00:37
Personally I want a big art book and a more extensive soundtrack, the Augmented Edition last time had a nice compact cardboard case, but the art book was a bit pathetic!

A Deus Ex themed microfiber cloth for cleaning sunglasses would also be welcome. Perhaps with triangle patterns.

ABSOLUTELY. Anyone recall Remember Me? Me neither. But it did get a HUGE art book that I both downloaded and have on my shelf. And the DXHR soundtrack was a quick soundtrack but I want a full on rip of every single musical piece in the game, including the original DX music used as bumper music for that radio show. I want there to be a bunch of nice extras for a collector's edition that I can place on my shelf along with the rest of the DX games that I purchased physically. I want something unique like a pair of Jensen sunglasses or a holographic DX pattern. I would love to see something new instead of what everyone else does. And yes, I'll pay $120 for a really nice collector's edition. I bought all 3 Jensen coat variations from Musterbrands so I can't wait to buy something else DX branded. Oh, and a movie! A quick game engine produced movie would be awesome! Something telling us what Adam and Sarif and Malik (I hope he quit that lying b*tch ex wife of his and hooked up with Flygirl- I feel like a housewife watching soap operas for saying that) did in those 2 years... And Bob Page and his MJ-12 cabal, that would be neat too. GTA San Andreas had something like that, a 22 minute movie called The Introduction along with an extended soundtrack.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
30th Apr 2015, 09:18
Musterbrand (https://www.musterbrand.com) has Jensen's coat back in stock.
It previously sold for £159 but is currently showing a discounted price of £109.

https://www.musterbrand.com/collections/deus-ex

The DX long-sleeved t-shirt is also at a sale price; reduced from £26 to £13.
The Holes t-shirt is half-price at £11

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Also, I speculate that exclusive clothing for DX:MD might now be offered by Acronym (http://www.acronym.de/)

Adam's bespoke jacket is designed by technical apparel guru, Errolson Hugh. :cool:

IvanaKC
30th Apr 2015, 09:44
Personally I want a big art book and a more extensive soundtrack, the Augmented Edition last time had a nice compact cardboard case, but the art book was a bit pathetic!

A Deus Ex themed microfiber cloth for cleaning sunglasses would also be welcome. Perhaps with triangle patterns.

Artbook ftw! I enjoy them no matter what game it is about.

As for the rest, some creative little collectibles (which aren't necessarily Jensen figurines) would be nice. Why stop with the cloth for sunglasses when they can add the sunglasses too? :D

Shralla
30th Apr 2015, 15:58
Is any of the merch for the game going to be fashionable in any way this time around? The HR selection was embarrassing.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
4th May 2015, 10:28
In what way was it not fashionable and therefore embarrassing? :scratch:

Dvaythavvar
4th May 2015, 10:54
I used to hate Steam, but then I fell in love with it. Maybe if you're living in Siberia, I can understand the internet problems (if Siberia in fact has good internet connectivity, please PM me and I'll edit this post).
I just need to find my love for it, i suppose.

I have no problems downloading games. And I like Steam as concept. But I have my bane with this little application that likes to sit and run on background like little socialnetworking app. I just need to find my love towards it, but in past it has given me too much headache. Perhaps they have improved the app. enough and it lacks the problems that initially made me hate it, but it will take some time to get past negative emotions I've linked to it. And "play offline" option is not working as smooth as I'd like to. I.e. my Skyrim cannot be played offline ever since they sent me legendary version/update/patch/something over steam. Just little things, but eventually ending up irritating for me.

Anyway enough off-topic over something that was meant to be small and rather irrelevant comment.

And to say about topic, I have to admit i agree with you and your suggestions.

Shralla
4th May 2015, 15:20
In what way was it not fashionable and therefore embarrassing? :scratch:

Almost all of it involved a black t-shirt with the Deus Ex name plastered on it. It all lacked in subtlety, to say the least. A wider variety of colors and designs that would only evoke Deus Ex in those who had played it (as opposed to outright telling you what it is from) would be nice.

Spyhopping
4th May 2015, 16:19
I was given this when I visited EM a while back. Thought it was pretty fun and didn't cry out "I'm a DX fan".

http://41.media.tumblr.com/c3666d7de5e5473e4a81e121eac069a7/tumblr_mqx0tz1pq91qdyq52o1_1280.jpg

Lady_Of_The_Vine
4th May 2015, 17:16
Very cool! :cool:

IvanaKC
4th May 2015, 17:42
I was given this when I visited EM a while back. Thought it was pretty fun and didn't cry out "I'm a DX fan".

http://41.media.tumblr.com/c3666d7de5e5473e4a81e121eac069a7/tumblr_mqx0tz1pq91qdyq52o1_1280.jpg


It would take a little bit of time to recognize a fan in this. Subtle, I like it. :)

Blue-616
5th May 2015, 09:00
I'd be fine with a statue, poster,soundtrack (physical) and steelbook.

handgriffsorgfaeltig
11th May 2015, 08:49
my 'the fall' shirt i got at gamescom is way better to handle than the game ^^ ...

JCpies
12th May 2015, 22:04
Can anyone visit EM and get a shirt?

I'm a friend of a friend of Eidos Montreal. Will they let me in?

Bridgetkfisher
14th May 2015, 05:37
Thanks for making this thread, looking forward to this being updated. Hope the CE doesnt suck with a statue, I hate statues!

Shralla
15th May 2015, 23:35
Statues are the coolest thing that come with Collector's Editions. Everything else is either a soundtrack that you already have access to in game files or can download later, some kind of map/poster, or in-game items.

FrankCSIS
16th May 2015, 12:18
Can anyone visit EM and get a shirt?

I can stalk them. Again. For the fifth time.

MalikNL
11th Jun 2015, 16:00
I was given this when I visited EM a while back. Thought it was pretty fun and didn't cry out "I'm a DX fan".

http://41.media.tumblr.com/c3666d7de5e5473e4a81e121eac069a7/tumblr_mqx0tz1pq91qdyq52o1_1280.jpg

That is awesome

vallux
26th Jun 2015, 17:56
Vote for the Collector's Edition items. (https://www.deusex.com/micro/vote)

Choices include mini replica everything, steelbook, bust, statue and more!

Irate_Iguana
26th Jun 2015, 19:51
Not all the text is readable on my monitor.

I do like the mini weapon set, but I wouldn't have chosen those four.

squadron
27th Jun 2015, 08:37
If anything I really want another behind the scenes movie like they did with Human Revolution. I would much rather vote for that then anything else on the list, with the Jensen statue and steel book 2nd and 3rd.

Speaking of behind the scenes, I hope they do a commentary for this game either at a later date or with dlc. The commentary in the Directors Cut of HR was a really smart addition.

swebarb82
27th Jun 2015, 10:19
I hope they will consider doing Adams sunglasses in the collector that would been great. Usually those models that comes in collectors games arent of very good quality usually but this maybe will be different ?

Shralla
27th Jun 2015, 21:32
Why don't they just include all of it? =/ It's not like it's costing them anything to commission, really.

LiteralMaggot4Life
28th Jun 2015, 04:47
I just desperately want to get my hands on the Collector's Edition!

I was incredibly late to hear about Deus Ex: Human Revolution and unfortunately missed out on so much. When I had heard about the Cybernetic Arm replicas (the mere two of them), I was so upset that I couldn't get one.

I'm going to do everything in my power to make sure I don't miss out this time! Already pre-ordered it the day it was available!

handgriffsorgfaeltig
29th Jun 2015, 14:38
i am more than happy, that the CE is now a thing...of course; i would prefer the makin of another 'augmented edition' ...

http://i.imgur.com/9EKEMf5.jpg

Lady_Of_The_Vine
30th Jun 2015, 08:00
Vote for the Collector's Edition items. (https://www.deusex.com/micro/vote)

Choices include mini replica everything, steelbook, bust, statue and more!

I like. Thanks for posting. :tmb:

Call me greedy, but I would like to have ALL those goodies! :naughty:

As I can only choose three, I went for the Praxis lunch box, the pin set and the Adam Jensen statue. Vote registered.

LiteralMaggot4Life
1st Jul 2015, 21:08
You picked the two worst options. T_T come on.

THE LIFE SIZE FREAKIN' COMBAT RIFLE! THAT'S A WIN!

That's Mankind Divided's version of Human Revolution's Augmented Cybernetic Arm!

If everybody is voting for "pins" and the "lunch box", there's not going to be anything to actually getting the Collector's Edition! This needs to be a HUGE win for gigantic fans! Not just something cute!

Shralla
1st Jul 2015, 21:48
This vote is likely also going to determine how ridiculously expensive the collector's edition will be. It's really bumming me out because this is the sort of commercial attention I always wanted to see Deus Ex receive, but HR and MD are just not the same, and thus the treatment falls flat with me.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
1st Jul 2015, 21:54
You picked the two worst options...

Calm down, agent. Feel free to exercise your right to vote for what YOU would like in the Collector's Edition. That's what I did. :p

LiteralMaggot4Life
2nd Jul 2015, 06:26
I just think that there should be a really unique prize. I mean... there are people on eBay who would be willing to make a Deus Ex: Mankind Divided pinset or a Praxis Kit lunchbox. I've got some welder friends who could whip one up for me!

As neat as they are, they don't top of the life-size Combat Rifle!

Don't you remember seeing that beautiful replica of Adam Jensen's arm that was 3D printed? There are only two of them in existence and one of them I remember hearing was sold for over $20,000 at an auction by Penny Arcade!

But if everybody is voting for the pinset or the lunchbox I'm gonna be really bummed out :(

I'm a HUGE collector. And the Deus Ex series is just so amazing to me.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
2nd Jul 2015, 08:56
I just think that there should be a really unique prize. I mean... there are people on eBay who would be willing to make a Deus Ex: Mankind Divided pinset or a Praxis Kit lunchbox. I've got some welder friends who could whip one up for me!
For sure, but I prefer to receive official merchandise in my collectors' edition.



Don't you remember seeing that beautiful replica of Adam Jensen's arm that was 3D printed? There are only two of them in existence and one of them I remember hearing was sold for over $20,000 at an auction by Penny Arcade!
Of course, but it would be naive to think that something on this scale would be included in every collectors' edition.



But if everybody is voting for the pinset or the lunchbox I'm gonna be really bummed out :(
It's just myself at the moment, afaik, so I wouldn't worry too much about it. :D

Is this a hint that we may see another DX novel from James Swallow? :cool:


The Art & Story of DX:MD (http://comiccon2015.sched.org/event/d9abb8afe8dfbd87abd1bc8d9ec17cca?iframe=no#.VZxnJbW1sb4)


Eidos-Montréal is working with the renowned Titan Books...

Irate_Iguana
8th Jul 2015, 13:56
Is this a hint that we may see another DX novel from James Swallow? :cool:


The Art & Story of DX:MD (http://comiccon2015.sched.org/event/d9abb8afe8dfbd87abd1bc8d9ec17cca?iframe=no#.VZxnJbW1sb4)

Let's hope they aren't planning on putting most of the story in supporting media. Again.

TRUEPATRiiOT
9th Jul 2015, 15:58
You picked the two worst options. T_T come on.

THE LIFE SIZE FREAKIN' COMBAT RIFLE! THAT'S A WIN!

That's Mankind Divided's version of Human Revolution's Augmented Cybernetic Arm!

If everybody is voting for "pins" and the "lunch box", there's not going to be anything to actually getting the Collector's Edition! This needs to be a HUGE win for gigantic fans! Not just something cute!

Honestly, I couldn't agree more. I respect people's decision to go with what they want, but I've seen countless people on the forums and on various websites saying they voted for the lunchbox, artbook, steelbook, etc.

I would MUCH rather have the replica AR included as it's more appropriate for a CE than something I could just order from their site store. Bethesda did it right by including an AMAZING product in their CE, then leaving the small stuff like bags and figurines in their store.

I suppose all we can do is pray that the masses picked something worthwhile.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
9th Jul 2015, 18:37
I've seen countless people on the forums and on various websites saying they voted for the lunchbox, artbook, steelbook, etc.
I bet you have.... everyone loves a beautiful art book and a steel case with their CE. :cool:
Good to hear others like the Praxis lunchbox too.
I only wish we could vote for EVERYTHING! Greedy is good. :D

Shralla
9th Jul 2015, 21:23
"beautiful art book"

They call it a "mini art book" right on the page. It's going to be the same worthless garbage that's come with every collector's edition for everything recently. Gone are the days of the full-size, hundred-page art books.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
9th Jul 2015, 22:52
They call it a "mini art book"....
Yeah, a beautiful mini art book. :p


Gone are the days of the full-size, hundred-page art books.
I prefer the independent hardback deluxe art books tbh.

LiteralMaggot4Life
10th Jul 2015, 02:06
I suppose all we can do is pray that the masses picked something worthwhile.

Lady_Of_The_Vine, fans like TRUEPATRiiOT and I merely want something that we can proudly display and even forty years down the line keep displayed proudly on our computer desks. We want something that isn't going to be depreciated and mass-produced.

Greedy isn't the word I would use. I think when the public is offered the chance to CHOOSE what it wants in the Collector's Edition (which is for very serious and dedicated fans) that people should choose what they think VERY hardcore fans would PREFER.

If the CE comes with a ******* lunch box (excuse the profanity) or a God damned pin set, I might actually throw a tantrum.

I didn't get a single chance to have the Adam Jensen prosthetic arm replica, and they put in every bit of effort they could possibly put into making the TWO replicas they made. That LIFE-SIZE COMBAT RIFLE REPLICA quite literally SCREAMS "Hi my name is 'so-and-so' and I'm IN-LOVE with Deus Ex. Check this out!".

I already have one of the exclusive Game-Stop only posters that is double-sided, and I own one of the Adam Jensen figurines. Never been opened. I am a collector just as my father before me.

It should be less about being 'cute' and more about being a proud victory for the Deus Ex obsessors such as myself.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
10th Jul 2015, 07:28
I'm not sure why you address me in particular or even what your argument is. :scratch:
When all is said and done, it is the majority vote that decides. So vote and good luck! :cool:

Lady_Of_The_Vine
11th Jul 2015, 09:54
Check out the new Musterbrand collection inspired by Mankind Divided (https://www.musterbrand.com/collections/deus-ex)

Everything looks good to wear and the Armory Duffle bag is particularly awesome. :cool:

Shralla
11th Jul 2015, 15:57
Bahahahahahahaha

So what, they sell one of each item and make their money back? Because nobody is going to buy a ******* $119 sweater just because it was vaguely inspired by Deus Ex. What a joke.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
11th Jul 2015, 16:35
I could be wrong, but I always thought most people buy clothing because they intend to wear it; so they're going for design rather than any inspiration behind it.

I'm not too good with numbers but isn't $119 for a sweater about average for designer/branded clothing?

Shralla
12th Jul 2015, 04:15
I honestly never had enough money to take notice of what that stuff costs in department stores. I do all my clothes shopping at TJ Maxx/Marshalls or thrift stores (especially now that I work at a Goodwill), where you can get designer/branded clothing for <$20 in a lot of cases. I mean this site seems to support itself entirely on overpriced fashion inspired by video games, so clearly somebody is buying it. I just don't see the appeal. Even if I had that kind of disposable income, there are so many other things that $120 could buy. Like ten sweaters. Or even five.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
12th Jul 2015, 11:09
It is obviously Musterbrand's business model to provide clothing based on video games and, yes, people are buying it. Why not; its very stylish. It isn't the only store using this concept, of course, there are a lot of others out there.

As previously mentioned, Musterbrand clothing isn't overpriced - its fairly average. If you are buying designer/branded clothing from TK Maxx at a discounted price, as you state, then I'm surprised you have never noticed the original RRP on the retail tags? This will tell you that the sweater you're buying for $29.99 once retailed for $119..... and so on.


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Fyi, everyone!!!


Comics and new James Swallow book confirmedses (http://deusex.tumblr.com/post/123844540679/news-from-sdcc-we-are-working-with-titan-books-on)

JMSwallow
12th Jul 2015, 11:35
Is this a hint that we may see another DX novel from James Swallow? :cool:


:whistle:

Lady_Of_The_Vine
12th Jul 2015, 11:38
Hehe, good to have you back, Mr Swallow. :cool:

Shralla
12th Jul 2015, 17:14
As previously mentioned, Musterbrand clothing isn't overpriced - its fairly average.

Being the same price as your "average" designer clothing doesn't make it not overpriced, because other designer clothing is also overpriced. I have vaguely noticed the RRP on some items, but it's not like I go looking for it because unlike the people who generally buy this kind of stuff, I'm not trying prove something or fill a void in my life with prohibitively expensive clothing. Given that the average US citizen barely makes over $500 a week, these things are unrealistically and obscenely expensive. It's kind of hilarious that they would make it for Deus Ex, a game about the wealthy trodding on the poor and disenfranchised. Especially hilarious given that all this stuff is made in China like everything else, and probably isn't any higher quality than all the stuff on those cheap Asian fashion websites. It certainly looks like the exact same stuff.

http://www.yesstyle.com/en/wizikorea-hooded-pullover-white-xl/info.html/pid.1033976400

EDIT: LOLOLOLOLOLOL, this is listed under the features of every Deus Ex item on that site:


Deus Ex Access Pass - Unlock exclusive game content with the DXU companion app

What is brand integrity? Clearly nobody at Eidos Montreal knows. The worst part is this kind of stuff is exactly the sort of subtle, fashionable merchandise I wish more games would have. But the prices are a laugh and a half.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
12th Jul 2015, 20:48
If your argument is that ALL designer clothing is over-priced, then that is a fair pov - though perhaps you wouldn't consider it overpriced if you were earning a higher income. When we have plenty of spare cash, we spend it. When we don't, we're more thrifty. When I mentioned the RRP on the labels, it was in response to you comment that you hadn't taken any notice of what designer clothing costs in department stores. TK Maxx always has the original price on their tags so I was surprised you had no idea.

I'm not sure why you think people who choose to buy branded clothing are doing so to "prove something" or "fill a void in their life". What a strange conclusion to make. Again, I imagine most people buy clothing with the intention of wearing it. This means they're making a purchase based on the fact that they like the design.

The clothing may look the same but the quality can be different on the cheap fashion sites you speak of. It all depends, of course. You can find this clothing on eBay too. My friend purchased a couple of items a while back and was very disappointed with the material and the stitching.

I'm also not sure why you find it hilarious to see DX merchandise available based on the wealthy vs poor argument. It is a video game, not a political party. It is product merchandise and it's there if you fancy it.

Irate_Iguana
12th Jul 2015, 21:24
Fyi, everyone!!!

Comics and new James Swallow book confirmedses (http://deusex.tumblr.com/post/123844540679/news-from-sdcc-we-are-working-with-titan-books-on)



If they put the entire story in alternate media again I shall be beyond miffed. I shall have to be cross with Squeenix.


That **** was annoying enough the last time. We got saddled with a load of underdeveloped characters that all had only the flimsiest of justifications for being in the game. Nothing about any of the main enemies was ever really explained. Barrett got the most development in the form of e-mails in the FEMA facility.





:whistle:

BTW, the above rant was not directed at you personally. You were cool about this book thing the last time around. I hope to see you return to field more book-related questions in the future.

Shralla
13th Jul 2015, 04:39
I don't want to get into a huge debate, but the gist of my issue is that Deus Ex was art. Now, it's a product. There is a noticeable difference between the way the two are treated, and while I understand the nature of the modern gaming industry, it doesn't keep me from disappointment.

JMSwallow
13th Jul 2015, 11:24
If they put the entire story in alternate media again I shall be beyond miffed. I shall have to be cross with Squeenix.

...

BTW, the above rant was not directed at you personally. You were cool about this book thing the last time around. I hope to see you return to field more book-related questions in the future.

*looks at wristwatch* Well, that didn't take long...

For the record: the "entire story" of Deus Ex: Human Revolution appears in Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The additional narrative elements that I wrote into the Icarus Effect novel are exactly that - additional - as they will be with the new novel and its relationship to Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Just like the stuff in the comic, the Missing Link DLC, The Fall mobile game and so on.

Nothing is deliberately cut out of the main narrative to force you to purchase other media. Everything other than the game itself exists as a satellite product that orbits around the game, to support and enrich its storyline and world.

68_pie
13th Jul 2015, 12:17
Everything other than the game itself exists as a satellite product that orbits around the game, to support and enrich its storyline and world.

Marketing! :p

Lady_Of_The_Vine
13th Jul 2015, 13:04
I don't want to get into a huge debate, but the gist of my issue is that Deus Ex was art. Now, it's a product. There is a noticeable difference between the way the two are treated, and while I understand the nature of the modern gaming industry, it doesn't keep me from disappointment.

I don't wish to get into a huge debate either, but some of your comments are so utterly ridiculous that I find myself questioning what you're saying in an effort to see if I can understand where you're coming from.

So.... you're saying the original DX was art and now it has become a product? Hmm, I agree the original DX is art, but it was a product also, obviously. Times have changed, for sure, but I think its fair to say that if the original was released today, we would see plenty of merchandise to go with it. What would be so disappointing about that? I would have loved to have got my hands on some original DX goodies back then... other than a poster.


Marketing! :p
And your point is....? :p

68_pie
13th Jul 2015, 14:52
some of your comments are so utterly ridiculous

Pot. Kettle.


And your point is....? :p

It would be nice if he spoke like a human being.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
13th Jul 2015, 14:53
Pot. Kettle.
Such as?
EDIT: What's taking you so long to back up your statement? This thread only contains 3 pages so far. :p


It would be nice if he spoke like a human being.
Afaik, he is a human being.

Irate_Iguana
13th Jul 2015, 14:59
*looks at wristwatch* Well, that didn't take long...

Of course not. It's kinda in the name. Fury only works when it's fast. You need to vent anger while the iron is hot.



Nothing is deliberately cut out of the main narrative to force you to purchase other media. Everything other than the game itself exists as a satellite product that orbits around the game, to support and enrich its storyline and world.

Then why do Barrett, Fedorova and Namir exists as giant question marks in the game while their wiki pages are pretty detailed? You have to agree that it is quite odd that most of your antagonists receive no background information and character building in the game. I'm not suggesting that marketing has some sort of plot to force us to buy other products (they'd totally do it; most marketing people are evil enough for that). You should never attribute to malice what can be accurately contributed to laziness. It all came across as "that stuff is already explained elsewhere, why should we bother writing it again?" It makes everything after your visit to Hengsha weird and disjointed.

WhiteCopy
13th Jul 2015, 15:38
I was given this when I visited EM a while back. Thought it was pretty fun and didn't cry out "I'm a DX fan".

http://41.media.tumblr.com/c3666d7de5e5473e4a81e121eac069a7/tumblr_mqx0tz1pq91qdyq52o1_1280.jpg

Well... clothes are great for me as collector but this thing, definitely NO. I expect something a little more extraordinary for DX. And obviously a Art Book, not digital please, I like real books.

68_pie
13th Jul 2015, 21:22
EDIT: What's taking you so long to back up your statement? This thread only contains 3 pages so far.

An explanation seemed kinda superfluous.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
13th Jul 2015, 21:31
You mean you are unable to provide any explanation.

LiteralMaggot4Life
14th Jul 2015, 05:11
There's so much tenacity on this thread! Sheesh!

I just think, overall, the Collector's Edition should come with something totally badass and unique. Not something that can easily be replicated and mass-produced for a cheaper price. That would be very poor on the public's behalf to choose non-quality items.

And I'm totally going to get the Rider Jacket and one of those nifty scarfs on the clothing site. Hate on it.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
14th Jul 2015, 07:47
Everything there is badass and unique.
Anything can be replicated and mass-produced for a cheaper price... but they won't be officially endorsed, thus rendering them worthless to a collector.
Every individual can vote, meaning that it is the public who choose the items.
I don't believe any of the merchandise can be described as non-quality.

LiteralMaggot4Life
14th Jul 2015, 13:55
But surely you can make a simple observation and conclude that an actual life-size replica weapon from the game is in every way a much more unique and badass, not to mention someday valuable prize. That's what you're missing!

The huge fans such as myself are dying to get something seriously worth-while.

I'm just trying to get you to see my point of view and understand the simplicity of which I'm saying.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
14th Jul 2015, 14:47
Of course I get your point of view; I'm not sure why you think I don't.
I like the life-size replica weapon too.... as I said earlier, I would like to own everything. :cool:

The simple fact is; not everyone will vote for an item because of its potential monetary worth. Some things of less value give just as much pleasure. Its subjective and that's why everyone has the opportunity to vote.

I am fairly certain that the majority of people here and on other DX forums will consider themselves 'huge fans' too. If they didn't choose the life-size weapon; that doesn't mean they're any less of a fan than you consider yourself to be.

handgriffsorgfaeltig
16th Jul 2015, 18:17
ahh...'huge fans' -> 'huge emotions' ! one can't simply measure the size of 'devotion' or 'taste' of fans...a life-size replica would be awesome; but a bummer when expensive or otherwise; cheap in the making...i often tend to point out, that most CE additions are not that useful ( how many lanyards do i really need ? ) and my proposals are still ingnored: tachikoma usb-hub, fullmetal alchemist spice rack, etc. ! the most useful item by now would be the lunch box option...but, what about some nice 'DX:MK EMP Grenade - Power Banks' to fuel your phones or likewise stuff?

Lady_Of_The_Vine
16th Jul 2015, 18:39
the most useful item by now would be the lunch box option......but, what about some nice 'DX:MK EMP Grenade - Power Banks' to fuel your phones or likewise stuff?
As the Omar would say; great minds think alike. :D I would totally love an EMP grenade phone charger. :cool:

GameOfJones
17th Jul 2015, 19:56
What Deus EX merchandise are you hoping for? For HR I got a shirt and bracelet, and have always wanted the Adam action figure.

Would love to see more for MD-especially that Comic Con Adamu lol. A series of Funko Pops would be super cool.

And leggings. All about them leggings.

Shralla
17th Jul 2015, 21:35
A series of Funko Pops would be super cool.

:|

Those things are super lame. They're what grandmas get for their grandkids when they only vaguely know what they like, because they can walk into a store that carries them and be like "My granddaughter likes, what is it called? Broken Bad?" and not have to put any more thought or effort into it. It's the minimal amount of effort a company could possibly put into producing licensed merchandise as well, and they sell them for a ridiculous price because aforementioned grandmas are only getting one gift anyway. It's the epitome of cheap, mass-produced, pop culture crap.

That said, whatever floats your boat, opinions, etc.

LiteralMaggot4Life
17th Jul 2015, 22:28
Look. The good stuff isn't going to be cheap. You can't be a cheapskate and expect to get something completely and utterly badass.

If it's of serious worth to you, you're going to be willing to throw down a little extra.

What can I say? I'm more than willing to do what's necessary to get that combat rifle! :)

I want the MORE badass of all of the options. I get that there's going to be a cost, but I'm not necessarily here to put a limit to my desires. The artwork for Deus Ex is beautiful. That's putting it lightly too. I want something that could be of worth some day.

Like I said; why would I want something I could have made on eBay for a smaller price?

Lady_Of_The_Vine
18th Jul 2015, 10:38
If you desire something that might be valuable some day, the last thing you would do is buy a fake on ebay.
And let's face it; the most valuable items are the one's that are extremely limited, unique/rare. Several thousands of CEs will be sold, so it seems unlikely than any content will be as valuable as you anticipate.

Good luck with your vote though. I have voted for what I like best - the Praxis lunch box and the pin set. :p :cool:

LiteralMaggot4Life
18th Jul 2015, 16:26
If you desire something that might be valuable some day, the last thing you would do is buy a fake on ebay.

Ok, let's try a different approach on this subject. Put two and two together here.

The little things that can easily be replicated aren't going to become anything 'valuable'. I'm not belittling their worth, but the worth of a lunchbox and a pinset doesn't compare to that of an actual life-size replica of the game's very own FR-27 Sanction Flechette Rifle (Combat Rifle).

If you recollect, one of the two life-size replicas of Adam Jensen's prosthetic arm sold for $20,000 by Penny Arcade. That's not something that is ever resurfacing again. Something I'll never be able to get my hands on. Something beautiful and unique; a true collector's item and unfortunately their current whereabouts are unknown.

I'm not here to disrespect you, but I am here to get the message across. There is a significant difference between a pinset or lunchbox as opposed to the actual replica. I don't think any dedicated fan to the Deus Ex series could look me in the eyes (theoretically) and say they wouldn't literally donate all of their organs for a life-size replica of the Combat Rifle.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
18th Jul 2015, 18:00
I'm not here to disrespect you
No worries. Expressing an opinion and sharing thoughts in a civil way is not disrespectful.

Back on topic. Why do you believe the replica weapon has/will have more monetary value than the pin-set or lunchbox?
The two life-size replicas of Jensen's prosthetic arm that sold for $20,000 are rare and limited (fitting the criteria I mentioned earlier) and that is why they realised that amount of money. They are not at all comparable to the weapon thousands will receive in the CE.

LiteralMaggot4Life
18th Jul 2015, 18:27
Why does a 2015 Corvette Stingray have more monetary value than a 2008 Scion tC?

It's superfluous; redundant. However you want to look at it. If I had a choice between a life-size replica of the combat rifle from my favorite video game/video game series, or a lunchbox/pinset based around the video game/video game series, and money nor rarity was an issue, I'd still pick the combat rifle.

It's something--like the replica of Adam Jensen's prosthetic arm--that can proudly be displayed. It's something that even when I'm 62 will be sitting atop a shelf/desk broadcasting my unhealthy obsession with Deus Ex.

Yes a lunchbox is of more use. Yes a pinset is cute, but is it really so incomprehensive that at the aforementioned age I'll no longer have use for said lunch box? That the pinset will no longer retain it's unique and rare value?

Is it absolutely ludicrous that the idea of somebody walking through my home and seeing the combat rifle in a display case should stand out significantly more than a lunch box or pinset?

Wealth is understood to refer to individuals' subjective valuation of their possessions.

In this case however, the point I'm trying to get across to you is more than fairly obvious: the combat rifle, if chosen to be a part of the Collector's Edition, will reduce the amount of CE's produced. Meaning the CE prize is ultimately more unique and valuable. If the mini art book or the pinset, or even the lunchbox are chosen, there will be more CE's available. Reducing the value of each item.

Think about simple economics. I could go on and on. :mad2:

Lady_Of_The_Vine
18th Jul 2015, 18:33
Why do you sound angry? :D
You see the lunchbox as of 'more use' and the pinset as 'cute'. I personally don't view them that way. They are collectable, officially endorsed items, and I like them. That is why I voted for them. You prefer the rifle, so you voted for that. Everything is cool. :cool:

If the combat rifle is chosen to be part of the CE then, yes, the amount produced will likely be limited. But we're still talking "thousands", right? ;)

LiteralMaggot4Life
18th Jul 2015, 18:41
Why do you sound angry? :D

If the combat rifle is chosen to be part of the CE then, yes, the amount produced will likely be limited. But we're still talking "thousands", right? ;)

I'd like to think so. But none-the-less, there will be less produced. Making it inherently more valuable.

THAT'S being greedy. And in this case, I'm the greedy one.

I just wish people would think about the big picture. Get something that one day down the line will hold a greater value. Pins or a lunchbox can easily be lost or just shoveled into a box with countless other video game CE's items. They can be disregarded, just like everything else. They're... overlookable. They don't catch my attention.

Everybody thinks differently. To each their own, I can respect that.

But damn I don't know why anybody wouldn't pick that beautiful combat rifle replica.

Beats me. :confused:

Lady_Of_The_Vine
18th Jul 2015, 18:51
THAT'S being greedy. And in this case, I'm the greedy one.
Why the heck not. You only live once. :D


I just wish people would think about the big picture. Get something that one day down the line will hold a greater value. Pins or a lunchbox can easily be lost or just shoveled into a box with countless other video game CE's items. They can be disregarded, just like everything else. They're... overlookable. They don't catch my attention.
How do we know the rifle will hold a greater value than anything else offered on the list? We don't.
And the fact that something can easily get lost/damaged usually means it becomes rarer over time, more desirable and more valuable. :p

Hehe. At the end of the day, we must vote for our personal faves and wish each other the best of luck. :)
I can't wait to find out the result.

LiteralMaggot4Life
20th Jul 2015, 21:28
How do we know the rifle will hold a greater value than anything else offered on the list? We don't.
And the fact that something can easily get lost/damaged usually means it becomes rarer over time, more desirable and more valuable. :p

Let me put--what I'm trying and have tried on numerous occasions now--it in layman's terms (no offense or disrespect whatsoever; but I am somewhat irritable).

My father is a huge comic book collector. He collects from Marvel, DC, old horror issues, and many more. I don't mean your average collection either. He's been reading comics since he was very young and has collected them ever since. Growing up, he has ended up having to sell certain issues for money struggles and such (well before I was even born, that is). Right now, he has more than a 'sizable' collection. If he were to sell all of his comics simultaneously, he would have over $1,000,000 right off the bat.

Why? Not because he lost them or damaged them, but because he kept them over time and because the rarity of them increased. Thus inflating the want/demand. The first issue of Superman, "Action Comics 1", wasn't rare, expensive, or unique. It was just a regular comic book that was probably sold for less than .25 cents. Last it was sold for was through eBay and it sold for MORE than $3,000,000,000.

I know this is probably giving you hope that maybe someday the lunchbox or pinset might be worth a pretty penny, but I can guarantee you, through deductive reasoning, common sense, and the process of elimination, that the Combat Rifle replica will undoubtedly be of more value.

Yes we should all vote for what we want. But I mean... do you really not like the Combat Rifle? I just want to know why you prefer the easily replicable pinset or lunchbox?

Lady_Of_The_Vine
20th Jul 2015, 23:02
Let me put--what I'm trying and have tried on numerous occasions now--it in layman's terms (no offense or disrespect whatsoever; but I am somewhat irritable).
Life is far too short to feel irritable. :p


My father is a huge comic book collector. He collects from Marvel, DC, old horror issues, and many more. I don't mean your average collection either. He's been reading comics since he was very young and has collected them ever since. Growing up, he has ended up having to sell certain issues for money struggles and such (well before I was even born, that is). Right now, he has more than a 'sizable' collection. If he were to sell all of his comics simultaneously, he would have over $1,000,000 right off the bat.

Why? Not because he lost them or damaged them, but because he kept them over time and because the rarity of them increased. Thus inflating the want/demand. The first issue of Superman, "Action Comics 1", wasn't rare, expensive, or unique. It was just a regular comic book that was probably sold for less than .25 cents. Last it was sold for was through eBay and it sold for MORE than $3,000,000,000.
I know this is probably giving you hope that maybe someday the lunchbox or pinset might be worth a pretty penny, but I can guarantee you, through deductive reasoning, common sense, and the process of elimination, that the Combat Rifle replica will undoubtedly be of more value.
That's great for you and your dad; I have some cool items myself so I know the score. Though I'm not sure why I get the lecture about items not getting lost or damaged; you are the one that brought that up. It goes without saying that serious collectors keep their items protected and in pristine condition.

No, I can't say I'm looking for 'hope'. I have no idea what gave you the impression I chose the lunchbox and pin set because they might be worth a lot of money one day. On the contrary, I stated earlier that not everyone will vote for an item because of its potential monetary worth. As for your guarantee that the rifle will be of more value than the pinset or lunchbox - this is speculation on your part. Trends in collecting can be fleeting and fickle. Replica weapons can be all the rage one day; and undesirable the next. That's why you should really collect items that you like and give you pleasure; and not because you expect them to increase in value. Most people will vote for what they like best; and that is the sensible thing to do. That is what I have done... and you should do the same, and not worry about value or the reason why others choose different things.


Yes we should all vote for what we want. But I mean... do you really not like the Combat Rifle? I just want to know why you prefer the easily replicable pinset or lunchbox?
Do you really not read my posts? I already said I like the combat rifle. I like everything.
I don't really mind which item wins the public vote. Everything on offer is Deus-sexy in my augmented eyes. :cool:

What can I say? Its very simple... I really like the design of the lunchbox and the pin set. That's it.
The box will sit proudly on my shelf and it will be used for storing paperwork rather than sandwiches (of course!). If the lunchbox is chosen, I hope they make it out of metal; that would make it even more special to me. I like the logo and triangle-shape tin for the pinset and the pins themselves with the factions/organisations. As the pins will no doubt be metal and enamel - the quality should be very nice.

Finally, I'm not quite sure why you keep bringing up the fact that the lunchbox and pin set can be replicated. The combat rifle could be replicated also. Anything can. Fakes are worthless to collectors... so they can be replicated in their millions but they won't sell (for much) if they are not officially endorsed. That's why traders on eBay and elsewhere always include photographs showing trademarks and copyright details. Also I'm not that convinced it would be that easy to replicate any of the items shown... and even though it can be done, they would most likely be inferior in quality.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
23rd Aug 2015, 12:13
Viral Marketing for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the Streets of New York (http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2015/08/22/viral-marketing-for-deus-ex-mankind-divided-on-the-streets-of-new-york/163740/)



It’s rare nowadays to see physical marketing for video games such as billboards, commercials, or even posters, really. This changed when the people over at AugAware.org decided to warn the people of New York with posters depicting the safety of humans being compromised by augmented individuals. Of course, none of that is real because it’s all from the upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, including the website provided (if you click on the link).

Eidos Montreal and Square Enix put up these posters both to promote this game as well as to allow fans to get secret wallpapers by photographing the QR code at the bottom of the posters.



Check out the cool posters and wallpapers! I want them ALL!!! :cool:

Lady_Of_The_Vine
31st Aug 2015, 13:03
Augment Your Preorder (Playstation 4)

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided release date announced, Collector’s Edition detailed (http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2015/08/31/deus-ex-mankind-divided-release-date-announced-collectors-edition-detailed/)


Hello PlayStation nation! Today, we’re very excited to announce that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be launching on PlayStation 4 on 23rd February 2016.

If you want everything, we’ve also got your covered. The Collector’s Edition for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will include all the in-game content and rewards from Augment your Pre-order, as well as physical items, selected based on the thousands of votes you submitted to us during our community vote for this edition.

The aforementioned physical items include a 48-page artbook created in partnership with Titan Books, a 9″ Adam Jensen figurine, a limited edition steelbook and, of course, the Day One edition of the game – which will all come in an exclusive packaging.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
31st Aug 2015, 13:17
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Collector´s Edition
(https://store.eu.square-enix.com/emea_uk/games/xone/Deus-Ex-Mankind-Divided-Collectors-Edition.php#)

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/DXCOLL.jpg


The Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Collector´s Edition is the Deus Ex fan´s dream, including the following unique and highly collectible items:

Day 1 Edition Game: This edition includes the game itself, and all of the In-Game Content & Rewards from "Augment Your Pre-Order", which are as follows:

- Pre-Order Mission - You play as Adam Jensen, returning to the epicenter of the Ruzicka train station explosion that recently rattled the city to its very core.

- The Classic Pack - In-game access to Adam´s iconic Combat Armor, Trench Coat, and Revolver from Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

- The Enforcer Pack – Custom skinned versions of Adam´s Combat Armor and Combat Rifle (including a holosight, reload, and capacity upgrade) from Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

- The Intruder Pack - Custom skinned versions of Adam´s trench coat and Pistol (including a silencer, laser, recoil, and accuracy upgrade) from Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

- Digital OST Sampler - Experience six epic tracks from Deus Ex: Mankind Divided by the legendary Michael McCann, the award winning composer who crafted the memorable tracks heard in Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

- Digital Artbook - Gain access to the highly detailed and visually stunning mini digital collection of artwork that helped bring the world of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided to life.

- Digital Novella - Follow the stories of iconic characters from Human Revolution, and find out more about their lives in the Post-Panchaea era.

- Digital Comic Book - Further explore the Universe of Deus Ex through this digital comic book, branching deeper into the global conspiracies that are consuming the entire world.

9" Adam Jensen Figurine: An exquisitely detailed replica statue of Adam Jensen, showcasing him heading into the fight while simultaneously enabling his Titan Shield augmentation.

48 Page Titan Art Book: Comprising 48 breathtaking pages, this art book helps to flesh out the stunning environments, characters, and weaponry of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

Limited Edition Steelbook: Intricately designed and crafted, this steelbook depicts the underlying reference between Adam and Greek mythology´s Icarus.

KittyMew
31st Aug 2015, 18:05
do you know by any chance which one of the agent packs is the gold skinned trench? :p

Lady_Of_The_Vine
31st Aug 2015, 18:26
I have no idea myself... but I WANT it!!!! :D

KittyMew
31st Aug 2015, 22:24
just saw the trailer and it's the intruder pack was able to change it on deux site, even comes with gold silenced pistol from the picture when i changed it to that one. :p:D

Lady_Of_The_Vine
31st Aug 2015, 23:01
Further info on the tiers and packs HERE (http://www.shacknews.com/article/91061/deus-ex-mankind-divided-release-date-and-dynamic-pre-order-bonuses-announced)





TIER 1 – ONE ITEM PER PRE-ORDER (UNLOCKED FOR EVERYONE ON AUG. 31)

Choose between three Starter Packs that cater to stealth, aggressive or nostalgic players.

Intruder Pack - Provides a custom-skinned version of Adam Jensen's trench coat and pistol with a silencer, laser sight, recoil and accuracy upgrades. Other bonuses include two EMP grenades, five packs of 10MM pistol ammo, 1000 credits and a Praxis point for early augmentations.

Enforcer Pack - Includes a custom-skinned version of Adam Jensen's combat armor and combat rifle with a holosight, reload and capacity upgrades. Players will also receive two HE grenades, five packs of 5.56MM combat rifle ammo, 1000 credits and a Praxis Point for early augmentations

Classic Pack - Grants access to Adam Jensen's iconic combat armor, trench coat and revolver from Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Players will also receive an extra pack of revolver Ammo.


TIER 2 – ONE ITEM PER PRE-ORDER

Pick between one of two bonuses that further immerse players into the game world – a digital art book that shows the aesthetic of the game, or a digital OST sampler with six tracks from award winning composer Michael McCann.


TIER 3 – AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE

Unlock the “Desperate Measures” pre-order mission in which Adam returns to the epicenter of the Ruzicka Train Station explosion and must rely on his augmentations and covert operative skills to unveil the true culprit responsible for the bombing.


TIER 4 – ONE ITEM PER PRE-ORDER

Get an in-depth look at the Deus Ex universe with a digital comic book that dives deeper into the game’s global conspiracies, or with a novella that follows iconic characters from Deus Ex: Human Revolution with new and unknown details on their lives.

TIER 5 – AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE

For the first time in the franchise’s history, if players meet this tier, the game will release four days before the official release date.

FrankCSIS
31st Aug 2015, 23:34
So a kickstarter-like campaign where the more games are pre-ordered, the more stuff everyone gets for their purchase?

A bit of marketing alchemy, but I suppose it's an interesting twist on the usual exclusives. This 4-day early release is a tad hilarious. "If y'all buy enough copies we'll release early" is a funky spin on "If ya don't, we'll release it 4 days later". But whatever, if it works, it works.

The pre-order mission, though. Really guys? Really? This again?

Avenging_Teabag
1st Sep 2015, 10:29
Wow, this place is remarkably serene re: the preorder scheme. I thought there would be wailing and rendering of garments.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
1st Sep 2015, 10:30
Yeah, its a very interesting approach... although I'm still gutted there's no Praxis lunch box or pin set! :D

Avenging_Teabag
1st Sep 2015, 10:59
I'm not buying the collector's edition, because at almost 40 yrs old I honestly have no use for any of that stuff. The only thing that interests me among the preorder bonuses is the mission, and I'm fairly sure it will be made available as a general DLC a couple of months after release. So I guess I will or won't make a preorder based purely on how optimistic I am about the game. Right now, I'm cautiously optimistic :whistle:

besyuziki
1st Sep 2015, 13:52
Wow, this place is remarkably serene re: the preorder scheme. I thought there would be wailing and rendering of garments.

Yeah it's weird. From what I've seen people are tearing Squeenix a new one in virtually all other platforms. :D

I suppose expecting our beloved publisher to provide everything to all players was too much, given their record, but the least they could do was give a chance to get everything instead of the "one item per pre-order" nonsense in tiers 1, 2 and 4. Although it's probably just a marketing thing and everything will be available to everyone some time later.

And why stop at releasing the game 4 days earlier? Don't release the game at all if enough people don't preorder.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
1st Sep 2015, 15:09
Adam is sure gonna look good on my bookshelf. :cool:

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/a.png

brethren
1st Sep 2015, 18:53
Crazy that all the extra stuff costs 150% more than the game itself.

And where did they come up with the "4 days early" thing? Why not a week? Not exactly super motivating for a game that's still not due out for 6 months yet. This whole preorder setup is kind of strange, tbh.

Ekomshiro
1st Sep 2015, 19:08
Just wondering if there is any way to get the PC version of collector's edition in canada other then SE online store...
Amazon and ebgames only have collector's for Xbox / PS4, kinda disappointed..

Irate_Iguana
1st Sep 2015, 20:37
First things first. Footage from the "bonus" mission (cut content) "Desperate Measures" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CClu_nem7UA). The granddaddy of the Page Bravo-3 Peacebringer can be seen.


On to the collector's edition. This is actually a pretty poor excuse for a collector's edition even if you don't mention the price. If you take a look at what's actually exclusive to the pack, it isn't much. A steel case for the DVD, a small artbook and a figurine. Of those the only thing that is actually expensive is the figurine. How fortunate for Squeenix that the cheapest items in the poll were also the most selected. Why, a more suspicious man might start to get some ideas.

The other extras are also available for the preorders, albeit fewer. They are reskins of existing models, soundtracks in another format and a collection of concept art. The only things requiring any effort were the comic book and novella.

I've seen better collectors editions. Especially if we are taking a look at what this sets you back. All of this can be yours for the mere price of $139,99. That is one bloody expensive statue.


Now, the collectors edition (and preorders) also tell us something about the game. They are including three praxis points (one for the preorders). This means that they aren't too fussed about making sure that players are limited in their augmentations. We shan't be making meaningful decisions on whether or not to take the stealth aug or the combat aug. There will be enough points to make sure that we can get them all at the end of the game. Probably earlier if you make sure to hack all PC's and takedown almost all enemies.




The pre-order mission, though. Really guys? Really? This again?

Yep. More gameplay cut from the main game in order to sell preorders. And from the description of the mission this had been planned many moons ago given that the train station was the very first location to be shown in the trailer. This is not a case of "development teams have a lot of downtime after their work is complete so they have to make day 1 DLC or else they'll have nothing to do". They deliberately cut out the solution to the puzzle they showed first in order to sell more preorders. It's nice to know in advance that we won't get the whole story ingame.

Whether or not it remains exclusive the mission is a big "**** you" to gamers. It punishes people who want to be smart consumers and wait for an actual review. Either way you don't get the entire game on release. You get a neutered version that either can or can't be made complete.



Wow, this place is remarkably serene re: the preorder scheme. I thought there would be wailing and rendering of garments.

It's not so much serene as ******* dead. There should have been at least a single dissenting opinion and much more discussion. Instead there were a mere five posters commenting on it. Unfortunately the news dropped after I had time to check the forum yesterday.

I can't promise rendering of garments, though. I'm not good with those programs.



Yeah it's weird. From what I've seen people are tearing Squeenix a new one in virtually all other platforms. :D

Good! They deserve it. This preorder campaign is a sham. It's a blind money-grab of the highest order. If there were Olympics for greed they'd have taken gold, silver, bronze and the starting pistol! I should steal one of the comments I've read and start referring to them as Squeezenix.

Preorders are the devil and I've posted about that before. I'm not going to repeat that. This multi-level marketing scheme takes the preorder vileness to new depths of depravity.

Normally you place a preorder and that gives you a reward. That stops your involvement in the process. This system is designed to get you hooked. At several points you get a reward. This means that you keep a vested interest in making sure that other people preorder. It might cause you to downplay any possible concerns raised in order to gain the next tier. It effectively negates quite a lot of possible negative press and turns you into an extension of the marketing team.

Secondly, the increasing rewards mean that you now have increasingly more to lose if you cancel your preorder. It becomes in your perceived best interest to believe that the game is worth preordering. You're more likely to choose news items that agree with your choice. It stops you from becoming an informed consumer.

The extra mission is a nice touch. They ballsed it up in HR by making it exclusive to a retailer, but they've gotten smart this time around. Everyone can potentially get it. Gamers go nuts for extra gameplay and this is a pretty good incentive. Not to mention they planted the seeds for wanting this mission in our subconscious quite a ways back. At the reveal of MD we all saw the train station and the explosion. Everyone is keen to find out what exactly happened. The only way to get to know the true culprit is by preordering. Much better than a starter pack that will make the early game easier for you.

The clincher is the final tier. Playing the game 4 days earlier. This hooks you with promises of belonging to an exclusive group. This feeling of being better than others is a powerful motivator. The best thing is that all it costs you is the ability to make an informed purchase. Even better from Squeenix's point of view is that anybody even vaguely interested in spoilers will either have to ignore the internet for 4 days (or more depending on whether or not there is a worldwide release) or also preorder! One is incredibly hard, but the other is easy.

What I find absolutely delighting is that even if you do preorder, and even if enough other people preorder, you still won't have the entire game! For that you'll have to shell out a frankly astonishing $139,99. Otherwise you are still missing the items in any tier that you didn't choose.



And why stop at releasing the game 4 days earlier? Don't release the game at all if enough people don't preorder.

That's the spirit! You'll go far in marketing, Myers. Mark my words. We need an honest go-getter like you. Now, we'll need a snazzy name for our hostage plan. And an incentive. We'll package it as a risk/reward scheme. Mitchell, check with legal if we can recuperate our loss from the preorder money if this falls through. With any luck we'll be able to release a game without actually making it. Cocaine-champagne chasers for everyone!

By the way, Squeenix, I've copyrighted that idea. I also have some sweet ideas about subscription based, multi-level, season passes. Just shoot a PM my way. I'm certain we can work out a load of cash, I mean, agreement.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
1st Sep 2015, 21:38
It's all a damn conspiracy!!!! :eek:

Seriously though. I can't say I'm that surprised at the £99.99 price tag. I don't buy that many CEs but is it really any more expensive that others?
I'm happy with the content even if I didn't get my Praxis lunchbox.... grrrr. :D

As for the actual pre-order trailer... I don't like it. It is far too commercial and thus lacks any depth or intelligence. The marketing department could have come up with something better given that their efforts in viral marketing has been really good.
Oh well... it is what it is... a "commercial".



Just wondering if there is any way to get the PC version of collector's edition in canada other then SE online store...
Amazon and ebgames only have collector's for Xbox / PS4, kinda disappointed..
Yeah, that is disappointing. If you don't get any luck sourcing the PC version from main retail outlets, you could try somewhere like eBay UK closer to release date. Hope you get sorted.

Baztirin
1st Sep 2015, 22:21
Ok maybe I'm just blind or something, but so far I see the collector's edition for the PS4 and Xbox but I have yet to find it for the PC? Is there a reason for it not being included yet?

Lady_Of_The_Vine
1st Sep 2015, 22:43
You're eyes are not yet augmented. :D
It is there. Here are all the direct links:

PC - £99.99 with free shipping.
Click HERE (https://store.eu.square-enix.com/emea_uk/games/pc/Deus-Ex-Mankind-Divided-Collectors-Edition.php)

XBOX ONE - £109.99 with free shipping.
Click HERE (https://store.eu.square-enix.com/emea_uk/games/xone/Deus-Ex-Mankind-Divided-Collectors-Edition.php)

PS4 - £109.99 with free shipping.
Click HERE (https://store.eu.square-enix.com/emea_uk/games/ps4/Deus-Ex-Mankind-Divided-Collectors-Edition.php)

FrankCSIS
1st Sep 2015, 23:17
Not so much serene as amused by the creativity with which the publisher is ******* people over. I'm not touching that preorder, but I suppose that won't surprise anyone!

You try to be positive, see things in a brighter light, and then you get hit in the face with a stunt like this one! You can't get the whole gameplay content without a pre-purchase, but you have nothing to base your decision on, besides vague promises and an unfinished footage. Do I at least get to play a demo before this? Oh oh, what am I saying!

Lady_Of_The_Vine
2nd Sep 2015, 00:29
Free Mini Adam Jensen Figure via Preorder at the European SE Store.



http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/dxminifig.jpg

MasterTaffer
2nd Sep 2015, 02:22
Wow, this place is remarkably serene re: the preorder scheme. I thought there would be wailing and rendering of garments.

As a mod who liked peace and quiet, I'm thankful for that.

Avenging_Teabag
2nd Sep 2015, 06:24
Not so much serene as amused by the creativity with which the publisher is ******* people over. I'm not touching that preorder, but I suppose that won't surprise anyone!

You try to be positive, see things in a brighter light, and then you get hit in the face with a stunt like this one! You can't get the whole gameplay content without a pre-purchase, but you have nothing to base your decision on, besides vague promises and an unfinished footage. Do I at least get to play a demo before this? Oh oh, what am I saying!
Afaik, XCOM preorders used the same scheme, the last unlockable tier being a free copy of CivV. Which was a pretty new game at that time. Unlocking the game 4 days early is a bit bs, of course.

And I'm sure the preorder mission will be released as a general DLC not so far down the road. They always are.

Irate_Iguana
2nd Sep 2015, 17:03
Do I at least get to play a demo before this? Oh oh, what am I saying!

I'd be willing to bet that they won't even allow reviews from games media until the day after the official launch.

NUMBER8ISGREAT
2nd Sep 2015, 20:08
I don't feel like reading a lot as I don't have my glasses so someone help me out. If I preorder for PS4 or XBONE and it's the "standard" version what do I get?

Lady_Of_The_Vine
2nd Sep 2015, 22:08
The standard version (all platforms) allows you to choose what pre-order items you want from a pool of the following rewards:

- Extra In-Game Mission
- Aesthetic Weapon/Armor packs
- Digital OST Sampler
- Digital Comic Book
- Deus Ex Novella
- Digital Artbook

The Adam Jensen mini-figure is included as a pre-order bonus - whilst stocks last

FrankCSIS
2nd Sep 2015, 23:49
And I'm sure the preorder mission will be released as a general DLC not so far down the road. They always are.

Of course it will. Is that supposed to make me feel better though? What you're saying is "If you pay in advance, you get the whole game for one price. If you wait and see the reviews/undoctored footage from actual players, you pay extra for the full gameplay content".

I mean, I already disliked DLC missions, especially day one DLC. But this predates Day One. This is pre-order DLC. It's their product of course, they can of course sell it the way they want. Still doesn't make it right, though!

Then you have people like Dastous, when quitting, who said "oohh ohhh gamers are so entitled, they want everything for free". C'mon man, don't be so bitter because people chose to put their money somewhere else. You're competing in the entertainment industry. Music, movies, concerts, games, books, travel, sports, it all comes from the same Gravy Money budget. The surplus one has when his bills are paid. Of course people will expect the most for their money. You do the same when you pick any other kind of product. Do we call you entitled when you try to deal your car, or shop for an insurance broker, or when you pricematch a TV?

Lady_Of_The_Vine
3rd Sep 2015, 00:04
Then you have people like Dastous, when quitting, who said "oohh ohhh gamers are so entitled, they want everything for free".
Do you have a link because I can't recall him saying this. Perhaps my memory is beginning to fail me. :o

FrankCSIS
3rd Sep 2015, 00:22
There was one a tad harsher, which I can't find, but this one has a passage essentially repeating the same idea.

http://www.polygon.com/2013/7/23/4549404/eidos-montreal-founder-square-enix-makes-great-games-but-needs-to


I know that logic is being challenged right now with new business models and new behavior of consumers, wanting a lot of things free.

Shralla
3rd Sep 2015, 04:45
Wow, this place is remarkably serene re: the preorder scheme. I thought there would be wailing and rendering of garments.

Everybody is just too damn tired. Nothing that isn't included in the copy+paste thread, I'm sure.

Avenging_Teabag
3rd Sep 2015, 07:30
Of course it will. Is that supposed to make me feel better though? What you're saying is "If you pay in advance, you get the whole game for one price. If you wait and see the reviews/undoctored footage from actual players, you pay extra for the full gameplay content".

I mean, I already disliked DLC missions, especially day one DLC. But this predates Day One. This is pre-order DLC. It's their product of course, they can of course sell it the way they want. Still doesn't make it right, though!



I don't disagree with any of that.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
3rd Sep 2015, 08:23
There was one a tad harsher, which I can't find, but this one has a passage essentially repeating the same idea.

http://www.polygon.com/2013/7/23/4549404/eidos-montreal-founder-square-enix-makes-great-games-but-needs-to

Yeah, I remember these interviews.... but where does he say "ooh gamers are so entitled and want everything for free".. or essentially repeating it?

__

Just adding this in here too:


Deus Ex devs want Human Revolution Xbox One backwards compatibility (http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/deus-ex-devs-want-human-evolution-xbox-one-backwards-compatibility-1518185)


Xbox One users may be able to play Deus Ex: Human Revolution on Microsoft's console prior to the release of sequel Deus Ex: Mankind Divided in 2016. The revelation that Eidos Montreal is "working to make it happen" was made on the game's official Twitter account in response to a fan's query.

The developers said they are "hoping to have good news soon". The game is not yet part of Xbox One's backwards compatibility initiative but at E3 when Xbox boss Phil Spencer made the announcement, he said all that was needed to start the process was the consent of a game's developers and publishers.

Irate_Iguana
3rd Sep 2015, 17:07
I'll post it here as well since apparently the top of a long post is fantastic camouflage.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Augment Your Pre-Order - Extra In-Game Mission (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CClu_nem7UA).

It features what I think is the granddaddy of the Page Industries Bravo-3 Peacebringer and Delta-2 Peacebringer at 0:26.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
3rd Sep 2015, 18:59
Thanks I_I. First page of this thread updated. :thumb:

FrankCSIS
3rd Sep 2015, 23:24
90 Likes, 2400 dislikes.

GG

Lady_Of_The_Vine
4th Sep 2015, 01:32
Haha, yeah. :D
Its fine to dislike that preordering systems exist, but lots of games are marketed this way so I don't see why this one is any different.

Perhaps the tiered system is giving the impression that content is being withheld rather than added. It isn't cut, its additional content to encourage preorders. If you intend to buy the game anyway (as most people do - regardless of the frills) then there is no harm in preordering. If you preorder you get bonuses, which increase as the number of preorders grow.

Avenging_Teabag
4th Sep 2015, 06:41
To be honest, I'm hoping they will be a bit (or rather a lot) more productive with the DLCs this time around. If the DLCs are around TML quality, I will pony up money for them no problem. I'm still buttmad that TML has remained the only DLC to Human Revolution.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
4th Sep 2015, 11:01
Yeah, more DLC this time round would be most welcome. :cool:

drivetheory
4th Sep 2015, 12:40
The soulless jackbags who created this pre-order system are a detriment to the industry. If you think otherwise you're naive, ignorant, or suffering from the amalgamation of stockholm syndrome and mob mentality.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
4th Sep 2015, 13:08
Yikes. I must be naive, ignorant or suffering from the aforementioned mental disorders! :eek:
Could you elaborate? I mean, I doubt many people are singing its praises but its all just fluffy 'fluff' at the end of the day. :D

Its okay to believe pre order content is not a good thing, but how is this one any worse than practices already in place?

brethren
4th Sep 2015, 16:24
Why are you legitimizing methods just because "they are already in place"? That doesn't make them OK.

I guess I don't get game marketing as a whole - why are preorders so important that they have to come up with these grand schemes to try and encourage people to pay up? With Kickstarter, I can understand, devs need payment before the product is complete to hire/buy additional talent and resources. But obviously EM doesn't need that. And it's not like you've ever heard a company boasting, just prior to a game's release, "we have 10 million preorders!" or whatever just to convince others to buy the game. So again, what is the purpose of a company pushing preorders?

It's almost as if they're afraid of the forthcoming reviews and word of mouth, and want to collect your cash before any bad info gets out. They're just relying on the fact that anyone who liked the previous DX games will be more than happy to spend a bunch of $$$ on a product that hasn't been revealed yet.

As an aside, the only pre-ordering bonus that's ever made sense to me is getting a discount - you see this on Steam all the time. I'm taking a chance that a game will be good, based on prior experience with that company and franchise, and in exchange, I get it at a lower price.

I'm rambling now, but I wonder - with Steam's new return policy, I wonder if you can preoder the game, collect your preorder bonuses, and then return the game for a full refund. That would be kind of evil.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
4th Sep 2015, 17:21
Why are you legitimizing methods just because "they are already in place"? That doesn't make them OK.

I guess I don't get game marketing as a whole - why are preorders so important that they have to come up with these grand schemes to try and encourage people to pay up?


What? I am not saying anything is okay or otherwise. I am asking to know what the DIFFERENCE is.
Okay, so what isn't legitimate about the preorder system?
People don't "pay up", they preorder. No money leaves their account until release date, or very close to release.

Irate_Iguana
4th Sep 2015, 17:50
Perhaps the tiered system is giving the impression that content is being withheld rather than added. It isn't cut, its additional content to encourage preorders.

No, this is cut content. Developed for the game and then specifically withheld to push preorders and later rake in some extra cash. It is the answer to the question they posted when they first showed MD. This was planned ahead in development. There is nothing additional about the mission. Anybody even vaguely interested in the story will want to know who was behind that bomb explosion that first introduced us to MD.

The other three graphic bonuses are additional content to encourage preorders and it shows in the quality. They are mere reskins of clothing and weapons. Easy to make and easy to give as incentive.



If you intend to buy the game anyway (as most people do - regardless of the frills) then there is no harm in preordering. If you preorder you get bonuses, which increase as the number of preorders grow.

First of all, you shouldn't be planning on buying the game anyway. Nothing deserves blind faith. Maybe religion, but that's a whole other kettle of fish. Past performance is no guarantee of future results, as the disclaimer goes. This industry has proven time and again to not give a single **** about the customer. Poorly made and broken games are par for the course. Why not wait a few hours to get to the first reviews and see if the game is worth your hard earned money?

Secondly, even if you are going to buy the game sight unseen why preorder? There is no danger of a physical copy running out and taking weeks to restock. All you lose would be a small discount at best. That's $6 to ensure that you won't waste $60.

Thirdly, by supporting preorders you will make it harder for people to be informed customers. In order to keep their preorder schemes going the gaming media needs to be increasingly gagged. All you want is hype to push people to preorder. So there will be fewer information released, more NDA's and more embargoes that last until after the crucial first day sales.



So again, what is the purpose of a company pushing preorders?

Money, dear boy!

There are a few reasons, but it basically comes down to eliminating potential risks and wooing investors. As you already noticed, preorders mean that the company is less dependent on delivering a quality product to the market. People with preorders want to feel validated that they made the right choice and will ignore warning signs for a while. Not all preorders are refundable.

On the investment side it shows how popular a game is, what the guaranteed market is and what the potential market it. That makes a company more interesting for investors.



I'm rambling now, but I wonder - with Steam's new return policy, I wonder if you can preoder the game, collect your preorder bonuses, and then return the game for a full refund. That would be kind of evil.

It would be semi-evil. Quasi-evil. The margarine of evil. The Diet Coke of evil. Just one calorie, not evil enough.

Also, I bet they thought of that. It's probably in a FAQ somewhere.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
4th Sep 2015, 18:36
No, this is cut content. Developed for the game and then specifically withheld to push preorders...
It has obviously been developed for the game but the fact that you declare it has been cut (from the final product) is just an assumption.
Many, many parts of a game/movie/book etc ends up on the cutting-room floor during development.


First of all, you shouldn't be planning on buying the game anyway. Nothing deserves blind faith. Maybe religion, but that's a whole other kettle of fish.
Planning to buy the game has nothing to do with blind faith, religion or any other sensational comparison you want to suppose. Its just plain ol' interest.
Anyone who preorders can cancel any time before despatch/release.


Secondly, even if you are going to buy the game sight unseen why preorder? There is no danger of a physical copy running out and taking weeks to restock. All you lose would be a small discount at best. That's $6 to ensure that you won't waste $60.
What?! We'll lose out on the limited edition mini Adam Jensen figure!!! :mad: :poke:
:D
Seriously though, if you're interested in purchasing a game then there is no problem preordering. Its a personal choice. There's plenty of time to cancel if the game gets poor previews.


Thirdly, by supporting preorders you will make it harder for people to be informed customers. In order to keep their preorder schemes going the gaming media needs to be increasingly gagged. All you want is hype to push people to preorder. So there will be fewer information released, more NDA's and more embargoes that last until after the crucial first day sales.

I preordered DX:HR and none of the above happened.

brethren
4th Sep 2015, 19:39
I'm not sure how pre-ordering works through the official site (if they charge your credit card right away or not), but if you pre-order through Steam, it's actually called "Pre-Purchasing" and they do charge your card right then and there. Another reason not to do it, as they're basically sitting on your $$$ for 6 months, collecting interest.

Any way we can confirm how it works here? I know they take your credit card info on order, but i don't know if a charge is actually made.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
4th Sep 2015, 19:46
Pre-purchase and pre-order are two different things.
If you purchase through the official site then you are not charged until the game is released, or is very close to release.
As for Steam's pre-purchase system - it does take your money but you can still cancel and receive a refund, so long as you issue the ticket before the game is released.

brethren
4th Sep 2015, 19:47
Found a couple of interesting articles on Pre-Ordering games, and why it's not a good idea:

You should never, ever preorder a video game (Cnet). (http://www.cnet.com/news/you-should-never-ever-preorder-a-video-game/)

Video games are going to get a lot worse as long as we keep doing this (Forbes) (http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2015/01/14/video-games-are-going-to-get-worse-as-long-as-we-keep-doing-this/)

Stop Preordering video games (Kotaku) (http://kotaku.com/5909105/stop-preordering-video-games-please)

Lady_Of_The_Vine
4th Sep 2015, 19:51
Yeah, I read similar discussions already and didn't find them that interesting. I haven't read anything that convinces me I really should not pre-order DX:MD.

brethren
4th Sep 2015, 20:11
I'm just speaking in general terms, there are always exceptions. I'll be picking up SOMA on preorder, because I love kind of stuff Frictional comes up with. If a new Thief game came out, there's no question I'd preorder. On most things though, I think it's best to wait for release and see what the community consensus is. If it's not so hot, then wait for a sale.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
4th Sep 2015, 20:33
Ahh right. Well, yeah, every situation is different.
There's nothing wrong in choosing to wait until release so you can read community reviews.
I don't wish to wait that long. From what I've read and seen so far, I'm keen to fire up the game and get stuck in. :cool:

BridgetFisher
4th Sep 2015, 21:13
No, this is cut content. Developed for the game and then specifically withheld to push preorders and later rake in some extra cash.

Speaking as a steam user, I dont see their preorder bonuses as "cut content". Seems the content being given to steam users is if they buy the standard edition, their getting the upgrade to collectors edition free. There is no option on steam to buy the collectors edition so preorders get the upgrade free.

PC users as usual sadly get no physical collectors edition :( Waited so long for this game, and now this happen, were gamers too on PC T_T

Lady_Of_The_Vine
4th Sep 2015, 21:26
The collectors edition will be available on Steam and you get the physical items.

DX:MD Collectors Edition via Steam (http://steamcommunity.com/app/337000)


If you want everything, we’ve also got you covered. The Collector’s Edition for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will include all the in-game content and rewards from Augment your Pre-order, as well as physical items, selected based on the thousands of votes you submitted to us during our community vote for this edition.

The aforementioned physical items include a 48-page artbook created in partnership with Titan Books, a 9" Adam Jensen figurine, a limited edition steelbook and, of course, the Day One edition of the game – which will all come in an exclusive packaging.

We can’t wait for you to experience Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. In the meantime, keep an eye out for more information and reveals in the coming months!

Irate_Iguana
5th Sep 2015, 09:28
It has obviously been developed for the game but the fact that you declare it has been cut (from the final product) is just an assumption.
Many, many parts of a game/movie/book etc ends up on the cutting-room floor during development.

It's just as much assumption to declare it additional content developed with no other motive than to preorder, which would not have been made if preorders are impossible. The thing is that my assumption makes sense in line with the marketing plan and previous standard industry practices and yours depends on uncharacteristically generous developers. No developer in their right mind would greenlight planning and building a mission solely to boost preorders.



Planning to buy the game has nothing to do with blind faith, religion or any other sensational comparison you want to suppose. Its just plain ol' interest.
Anyone who preorders can cancel any time before despatch/release.

Cancellation depends on information. The fact that you preordered makes you more interested in seeking information that confirms that you made the right choice. One of the reasons that companies push preorders. Secondly, the information that can give you a solid base for determining whether or not to preorder depends on independent gaming media not constrained by a tight marketing team. Squeenix are masters at controlling the flow of information.



I preordered DX:HR and none of the above happened.

And it's cold and rainy today so global warming isn't a thing. Anecdotes aren't the same as data.

The mainstream gaming media is increasingly becoming a mouthpiece for developers. Just read most pieces on MD. Most of them can't wait to fawn over the product, the company and the developers. There is no critical look at a piece. No desire to press for answers or take a look at the flaws of the last product. They are too eager to be nice and take the developers word as gospel. If you want to read an honest review of a game you need to wait until its sequel is announced. Suddenly you'll find the gaming media espouse the true flaws of a product, but only so the devs can say that the new product will have none of them.



Speaking as a steam user, I dont see their preorder bonuses as "cut content". Seems the content being given to steam users is if they buy the standard edition, their getting the upgrade to collectors edition free. There is no option on steam to buy the collectors edition so preorders get the upgrade free.

Everyone who preorders the game will get the extra mission. That doesn't make it any less cut content. It was designed for the game and taken apart to push preorders.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
5th Sep 2015, 23:48
Yes, you could argue I am making assumptions too but if you recall similar discussions we had back in 2011 (with Community Manager, Kyle/Coyotegrey) he confirmed then the points I'm making now. I'll try and find the thread(s) in the morning when I have more time and will add the link for you.

There is no argument that the content is offered to incentivise pre-order sales (of course it is!) but we would not see it AT ALL otherwise. As was done with HR, we are getting extra stuff that didn't make the final cut. Its cut from the product during the course of development but they haven't cut it out of the final product to use, withold and "scam us" for pre-order purposes. In order to share this content, additional costs must be justified, and that's achieved with increased sales. This is how the industry works.

As for everything else you've said/speculated about regarding preorders ... I'll keep my response brief if that's okay. The incentives, the fluff, the frills and the glossy cherries on top etc etc are of minor importance. At the end of the day its THE GAME most of us care about and that it turns out to be enjoyable and challenging to play. It is reasonable to assume MD will be at least as good as (if not better than) HR, so there is little (for me) to worry about when it comes to pre-ordering at this point in time.

Irate_Iguana
6th Sep 2015, 08:48
I'll try and find the thread(s) in the morning when I have more time and will add the link for you.

No need. I can remember the conversation. At least, the gist of it.



As was done with HR, we are getting extra stuff that didn't make the final cut. Its cut from the product during the course of development but they haven't cut it out of the final product to use, withold and "scam us" for pre-order purposes.

I had a hard time believing that with the Tong mission and this mission stretches that beyond the breaking point. Especially since it ties in so expertly with the first reveal of MD. It has all the hallmarks of being scrapped in favor of drawing in preorders. I guess this comes down to your view of corporations.



It is reasonable to assume MD will be at least as good as (if not better than) HR, so there is little (for me) to worry about when it comes to pre-ordering at this point in time.

I'm pretty positive that MD will be TML quality or slightly better. A higher quality extension of HR if you will. I'd feel pretty confident in picking up the game come launchday. The preorder marketing has inexplicably soured me on this, but that is neither here nor there.

My problem isn't with this game. It's with supporting the preorder culture in general. In order to stop that you can't make exceptions for a single game. Especially not a game that takes the its preorder marketing to a whole new level.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
6th Sep 2015, 09:39
If you remember the conversation then you will know that the extra content was not cut. The fact that you are having a hard time believing it is something none of us can help you with.

Not liking the pre-order system is fine, but your complaint lies with the publishers not the developers. The studios don't design the preorder system, so why blame them.

Shralla
6th Sep 2015, 17:35
I think what it ultimately comes down to is not liking the current model for DLC development and distribution. Want to make DLC for a game that was well received and people wanted more of? That's fine, wonderful even. But the whole hyping of the DLC before the game even comes out (in this case, within months of announcement that the game even existed) is a turn-off in many ways. At best it seems like the developer getting ahead of themselves, putting potential future profits before the integrity and quality of the game that they're still not even done working on. At worst it's as Irate said, and it is content that could have otherwise been put into the final product, but was withheld in order to make more money by selling it as DLC. The factory-like production of something that should be a product of passion and care is a distressing thing, and the video game industry is rife with all the same issues regarding things being churned off an assembly line as every other medium of art and entertainment.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
6th Sep 2015, 18:02
As EM only develops the game and do not market it, I guess the best thing anyone can do is contact Square Enix marketing team directly and let them know of your grievances. :thumb:

As for EM, it looks like they've created another fantastic game for us, so I choose to support the studio by placing my pre-order.

residentx
8th Sep 2015, 00:42
I'm back...

You guys are so greedy and crazy! But if anyone's got the High Value Proposition...Deus Ex does! :-)
This won't be Arkham Knight!
Where do I sign up? :-)

residentx
8th Sep 2015, 00:45
And thanks for moving this to next year so I can get a 6th Gen system with 3D Xpoint Memory, http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/3d-xpoint-technology-animation.html

raklun
8th Sep 2015, 12:57
Is the Collector's Edition going to be a SE Store/Steam exclusive, or is it intended to be available in retail stores too?

FrankCSIS
8th Sep 2015, 15:29
PF_iorX_MAw

Greed is gooooooooooood

Lady_Of_The_Vine
8th Sep 2015, 18:44
Is the Collector's Edition going to be a SE Store/Steam exclusive, or is it intended to be available in retail stores too?
Good question... I haven't spotted other retailers selling the collectors edition either, but I guess its still early days.
I highly doubt any exclusivity will remain a permanent feature in any case.

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Edit/Update:
Just noticed an official tweet which confirms that the CE will be coming to other retailers soon.


Deus Ex ‏@DeusEx Aug 31
Available on the Square Enix store, coming to other retailers!
NA: http://bit.ly/1ieOe2f
EU: http://bit.ly/1VrQqBM

https://twitter.com/DeusEx

JensenStealth
10th Sep 2015, 01:21
Came here to say that even though I loved DX: Human Revolution I will not buy DX: Mankind Divided until we see some solid reviews.

From the gameplay footage I have seen the game does look promising however these marketing tactics should not be rewarded in anyway, those who do are actively contributing to whats wrong with this industry.

Pre-order from companies who have a long history of trust worthy games (sadly not the case with EM as it only has 2 games under its belt) and do not pre-order from companies who push such ridiculous marketing tactics on their users.

It's sad because maybe DX: Mankind Divided will be a great game, but with what they've done here they have become the poster boy for all respectable games journalists in showing what is wrong with pre-order culture. Hell just even look at the amount of dislikes they had earned on the official video, if you still remain unconvinced then look at the overwhelming majority of gamers who are pushing back and saying no to this crap.

I think it's fantastic that the gaming community has finally started to wake up but as a Deus Ex fan it really saddens me that DX: MD has to be the poster child.

Lets hope they make an incredible game and the marketing fools at Square Enix learn their lesson and start treating their fan base with some respect.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
10th Sep 2015, 10:16
Welcome to the forum!
Gamers can wait on reviews in any case, you can still preorder in the meantime - if you choose to.
This style of preorder has been done already for other games, so I don't know why some people act like its something new.
Perhaps you can tell us what is so "crap" about this particular preorder system because I've yet to see a valid explanation.

Irate_Iguana
10th Sep 2015, 16:53
Perhaps you can tell us what is so "crap" about this particular preorder system because I've yet to see a valid explanation.

Reasons why this is a crap system (http://forums.eu.square-enix.com/showthread.php?t=155210&p=2156072#post2156072).

Itkovian_
10th Sep 2015, 17:04
Welcome to the forum!
Gamers can wait on reviews in any case, you can still preorder in the meantime - if you choose to.
This style of preorder has been done already for other games, so I don't know why some people act like its something new.
Perhaps you can tell us what is so "crap" about this particular preorder system because I've yet to see a valid explanation.

Aye, it has been done before. My guess is this is the first time it was done for a game big enough to garner attention. But either way, it's nothing new.

Personally I don't think its any worse than how it was done for DX:HR, where there was some significant content only available to certain retailers. In order to get all the pre-order content, I'd have had to pre-order it from 4 different sources as I recall.

Now, whether having pre-order content at all is ethical is up to debate, but this particular approach is neither new nor particularly worse than previous marketing attempts.

Of course, I'd have pre-ordered it regardless (because DXHR is awesome, and I love EM's work)... though I personally am having some technical difficulties (for some reason I can't register my pre-order on the website, and have a support ticket going with SE).

Lady_Of_The_Vine
10th Sep 2015, 17:08
Reasons why this is a crap system (http://forums.eu.square-enix.com/showthread.php?t=155210&p=2156072#post2156072).

I read that earlier, yes. There's plenty of personal opinion and assumptions made there which have already been addressed. There is nothing to convince me that this preorder is crap and I should not participate in it.

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Aye, it has been done before. My guess is this is the first time it was done for a game big enough to garner attention. But either way, it's nothing new.

Personally I don't think its any worse than how it was done for DX:HR, where there was some significant content only available to certain retailers. In order to get all the pre-order content, I'd have had to pre-order it from 4 different sources as I recall.

Now, whether having pre-order content at all is ethical is up to debate, but this particular approach is neither new nor particularly worse than previous marketing attempts.

Of course, I'd have pre-ordered it regardless (because DXHR is awesome, and I love EM's work)... though I personally am having some technical difficulties (for some reason I can't register my pre-order on the website, and have a support ticket going with SE).

Fair points made and I hope you get sorted soon with the registration.

Itkovian_
10th Sep 2015, 17:12
I read that earlier, yes. There's plenty of personal opinion and assumptions made there which have already been addressed. There is nothing to convince me that this preorder is crap and I should not participate in it.

If what we get is more of DX:HR, it's worth it for me, So long as they put as much love in DX:MD as in DX:HR, I'll be happy.

I do wish my augment the pre-order screen worked, though. Seems there's something wrong with my account (moment I log in the augment pre-order screen breaks, regardless of PC or browser).

Lady_Of_The_Vine
10th Sep 2015, 17:23
If what we get is more of DX:HR, it's worth it for me, So long as they put as much love in DX:MD as in DX:HR, I'll be happy.
I concur.


I do wish my augment the pre-order screen worked, though. Seems there's something wrong with my account (moment I log in the augment pre-order screen breaks, regardless of PC or browser).
How frustrating. :hmm:
I don't know if the confusion is because we are supposed to have two accounts? I don't altogether understand the set-up myself but, afaik, there is a "Square Enix Account" website to purchase and play games, and a "SE Members website" where you earn rewards via the Square Enix Store etc.

Shralla
10th Sep 2015, 21:51
So long as they put as much love in DX:MD as in DX:HR, I'll be happy.

That would be very disappointing to me, as HR was blatantly a highly engineered, focus-tested experience.

NUMBER8ISGREAT
10th Sep 2015, 22:55
I have a decision to make. All I want is the game with the DLC mission and whatever extra weapons exist. The statue, book, music etc are things I can do without. The problem, however, is people in my camp and myself are still upset about the way EM and SE handled The Director's Cut issues. With that being said, my confidence is not high right now. The way they're doing DLC is their decision, it's a business move, I get it but they basically tossed up middle fingers to the Director's Cut crowd and that left a sour taste in my mouth.

So do I support a company like this with a preorder or do I speak with my wallet and hold out until the game is released, a couple of patches have been made, miss out on content but get it at a lower price used or when it goes on sale?

NUMBER8ISGREAT
10th Sep 2015, 23:04
For some reason when I click on the "edit" button nothing happens. In addition to this the page numbers are blocking the button along with the quote and multi quote buttons.

Anyway, I was trying to edit so I could add this write up from Forbes.


'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' Has The Worst Pre-Order Bonus Structure Of All Time'

http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2015/09/01/deus-ex-mankind-divided-has-the-worst-pre-order-bonus-structure-of-all-time/

He even calls the goods "crap." And this is from a person who's GOTY was HR (just click the link in the article.)

Damn he took a crap on EM.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
10th Sep 2015, 23:14
For some reason when I click on the "edit" button nothing happens. In addition to this the page numbers are blocking the button along with the quote and multi quote buttons.

Many of us have experienced similar issues for some unknown reason.
Try selecting a different skin... it appears to solve the problem.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
13th Sep 2015, 18:34
Exclusive Interview With Deus Ex: Mankind Divided And Dark Future Writer James Swallow (http://www.game-debate.com/news/?news=18039&game=Deus%20Ex:%20Mankind%20Divided&title=Exclusive%20Interview%20With%20Deus%20Ex:%20Mankind%20Divided%20And%20Dark%20Future%20Writer%20James%20Swallow)


We recently had a chance to chat with James Swallow, who’s recent work reads like a who's who of videogames. On top of credits for Fable, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Killzone and Disney Infinity, he's also one of the writers on Eidos Montreal’s Deus Ex Mankind Divided, and Auroch Digital have snapped him up for scriptwriting duties on its upcoming Dark Future: Blood Red States.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
27th Sep 2015, 20:14
Titan Comics - DX:MD Characters (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/09/25/titan-to-introduce-deus-ex-comic-mankind-divided-characters-in-a-new-comic/)


Announced at Baltimore Comic Con, Titan Comics is to publish a comic book based on the Deus Ex video game franchise, intended to introduce characters from the upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided game.

Initially a five part series by Alex Irvine and Marco Turini, the book will see its first issue published at the beginning of March 2016, alongside the release of the new game….

Irate_Iguana
28th Sep 2015, 19:12
Titan Comics - DX:MD Characters (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/09/25/titan-to-introduce-deus-ex-comic-mankind-divided-characters-in-a-new-comic/)
...intended to introduce characters from the upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided game...

They're doing it again. Remember how the actual game taught you almost nothing about Barrett, nothing about Fedorova and almost nothing about Namir? All their background comes from supplementary material. Seems like MD will once again give us loads of characters with no development ingame.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
1st Oct 2015, 10:06
The official site and Wiki already provide the basic information about characters and factions in DX:MD; just as we had for DX:HR. The devs obviously have a limited budget and time to work round. Essentially, they have to develop missions that convey a story, so character development in-game is only ever going to be relevant to the narrative as it unfolds.

I actually enjoy supplementary material (particularly comics and novels) so no complaints from me.

besyuziki
1st Oct 2015, 15:26
Some good news. Looks like every preorder bait will be available to everyone, no strings, no "this or that" nonsense, and the release date is no longer dependent on preorders.

https://www.deusex.com/news/aypo-cancelled

https://steamcommunity.com/games/337000/announcements/detail/66783563363172366


At both Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal, we’ve been listening to everything you’ve had to say about the Augment Your Pre-Order program. When it was first conceived, we wanted the program to give you more choice about what you received in terms of pre-order incentives - because we've seen in the past that when we choose those packages ourselves, and split them across regions, it has caused frustration. We quickly noticed that this approach created even more frustration than before, resulting in a resounding amount of negative feedback.

We’ve spent a lot of time reading through all of your comments, working to understand how we can try to make things right for you. After much thought and reflection, we decided to close down the program and make all of the incentive content available to anyone who pre-orders Deus Ex: Mankind Divided or purchases a Day 1 edition of the game. Additionally, the release date will no longer be changed in accordance with pre-order numbers, and everyone will gain access to the game on February 23rd, 2016.

Your feedback and input is of the utmost importance to us-- as it’s your loyalty and passion for our franchises that gives us the opportunity to continue providing you with great gaming experiences.

To our faithful fans who’ve already pre-ordered: we will be taking care of everything necessary to ensure that all of the changes to the program will be automatically applied to your purchase. Meanwhile, we'd like to thank everybody for their feedback - we know this wouldn't have happened with a game that nobody cared about, and we're just focusing now on delivering a game that lives up to your hopes and expectations.

This is why you should never give up on voicing your concern about anti consumerist practices.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
1st Oct 2015, 17:15
Great news. I will add this to updates on first page. :thumb:

Baztirin
1st Oct 2015, 20:12
Why is it I cannot order from gamestop or best buy when it comes to the PC collector's edition? I have no where for the package to be held at and I would rather not have it stolen because I'm not home when it gets delivered. Anyone have an idea on when they will be selling it at a retailer?

FrankCSIS
1st Oct 2015, 23:42
Good job to everyone who voiced it all over the place. Good job to the publisher for listening.

Lolssi
2nd Oct 2015, 09:25
The official site and Wiki already provide the basic information about characters and factions in DX:MD; just as we had for DX:HR. The devs obviously have a limited budget and time to work round. Essentially, they have to develop missions that convey a story, so character development in-game is only ever going to be relevant to the narrative as it unfolds.

I actually enjoy supplementary material (particularly comics and novels) so no complaints from me.
I'm one of the lucky ones that had read book Icarus Effect before the game. Without that knowledge the games story would have been really weak. And not fleshing out chracters in game is weak storytelling no matter how much info you can get from external sources.
Personally these days I try to stay away from character infos because I don't want spoilers and I'm expecting all info will be revealed in the game.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
2nd Oct 2015, 11:33
I had the book but didn't read it until after I had played the game. I think it's fair to say you can approach the game and the book in any order you want.

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Why is it I cannot order from gamestop or best buy when it comes to the PC collector's edition? I have no where for the package to be held at and I would rather not have it stolen because I'm not home when it gets delivered. Anyone have an idea on when they will be selling it at a retailer?

Other than being informed that there will be availability from other retailers, no official news yet, sorry. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, what about sites like Amazon who offer Collect+? Instead of delivering a parcel to your home, you can select a local Collect+ store and pick up your parcel at a time that's convenient for you.

68_pie
2nd Oct 2015, 14:38
Good job to everyone who voiced it all over the place. Good job to the publisher for listening.

Not that they would ever admit that is was a ******* stupid idea in the first place...

I'm guessing they didn't get enough preorders to justify this bull**** practice and are now trying to get some good PR out of it.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
2nd Oct 2015, 16:08
Its a conspiracy!!!! :eek:

Shralla
2nd Oct 2015, 16:28
The official site and Wiki already provide the basic information about characters and factions in DX:MD; just as we had for DX:HR.

That's not good storytelling, though. In fact, that is incredibly bad storytelling. The exact opposite of "show, don't tell."

Good to hear about them canning the dumb pre-order thing. I think they're the first company to do so, though to be fair their scheme was a lot more ridiculous than most.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
2nd Oct 2015, 16:57
That's not good storytelling, though. In fact, that is incredibly bad storytelling. The exact opposite of "show, don't tell."
Its introductory supplementary material and not intended to denote good or bad storytelling.
We learn what we need to know about characters as the game unfolds so we get the "show, don't tell" in any event, right?

Irate_Iguana
2nd Oct 2015, 17:04
Some good news. Looks like every preorder bait will be available to everyone, no strings, no "this or that" nonsense, and the release date is no longer dependent on preorders.

Good. Well done, Squeezenix. Well done, people who complained.



This is why you should never give up on voicing your concern about anti consumerist practices.

Silence isn't golden when it comes to **** like this.




We learn what we need to know about characters as the game unfolds so we get the "show, don't tell" in any event, right?

We learned the barest minimum needed to herd us from one location to another. Just enough so we had some idea of why we were going there instead of "because you are playing a game and want to win". The characters were flat and dull. That is what you get when you forget to actually build up a character. Walton Simons was memorable. Namir was a joke.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
2nd Oct 2015, 17:10
We learned the barest minimum needed to herd us from one location to another. Just enough so we had some idea of why we were going there instead of "because you are playing a game and want to win". The characters were flat and dull. That is what you get when you forget to actually build up a character. Walton Simons was memorable. Namir was a joke.
Sure, no disagreement about character quality. But as mentioned earlier, the devs have time and budget restraints they must stick to.

Irate_Iguana
5th Oct 2015, 17:14
Sure, no disagreement about character quality. But as mentioned earlier, the devs have time and budget restraints they must stick to.

Sure, but maybe fewer giant banners at convention centers and some more time and money character development? Projects can be managed in various ways.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
5th Oct 2015, 19:46
Steady on, agent. :mad: I like those giant banners,they make fab collector items! :poke:
If Deus Ex was conceived in these times, it would be getting giant promotional banners too.
Besides, in the grand scheme of things, banners aren't going to make that much of a dent in the budget. :p


But on a serious note - promotion and marketing has its place. Competition is fierce and given the infinite selection of games available, publishers/devs must find ways to make their game stand out from the crowd - the more people who play your games, the better. Love it or hate it, marketing and promotion (artistic and commercial) is a must these days.

Cyberhuman
9th Oct 2015, 10:34
I had the book but didn't read it until after I had played the game. I think it's fair to say you can approach the game and the book in any order you want.

I agree. The book wasn't necessary for me to have a rich experience. In fact, you can do a lot of work on your own. I remember people complaining that they didn't get to know enough about Adam Jensen; I guess they never figured out how to pay attention to the environment, read between the lines and use their creativity to piece things together.

There are many ways to enrich your experience if you pay close attention. I loved the villains in Human Revolution, even if we didn't learn much about them. However, you can learn many interesting things about them just from observing their appearance and behaviour.


But on a serious note - promotion and marketing has its place. Competition is fierce and given the infinite selection of games available, publishers/devs must find ways to make their game stand out from the crowd - the more people who play your games, the better. Love it or hate it, marketing and promotion (artistic and commercial) is a must these days.

I think most gamers have a tendency to underestimate what it takes to create and produce massive games like Deus Ex in todays market. The time and resources required is significant - and then you add the competitive element on top. This is a very demanding industry.

The only thing I got from this incident was that EM might have financial difficulties - this got me worried for the future of DX; maybe I'm just paranoid, but I know how tough it is out there.

Don't get me wrong, I am very aware of manipulative business practices, but we have to find a balance between consumer entitlement and corporate greed. I think people should keep in mind that mobile gaming is becoming more and more lucerative - so if people still want to see amazing games like Deus Ex in the future.... cut them some slack, at least a little.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
9th Oct 2015, 11:42
I agree with all you say.


The only thing I got from this incident was that EM might have financial difficulties - this got me worried for the future of DX; maybe I'm just paranoid, but I know how tough it is out there.
I don't believe EM have financial difficulties per se, they just have a budget they need to stick to, like any other game studio.

I am not worried about the future of DX; quite the opposite in fact. The content is so relevant to our times, don't you think?
"They cannot stop us. They cannot stop the future." ;)

Lady_Of_The_Vine
9th Oct 2015, 20:18
Sweet! :cool:

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/ausarehuman.jpg

Cyberhuman
12th Oct 2015, 12:48
I agree with all you say.

I don't believe EM have financial difficulties per se, they just have a budget they need to stick to, like any other game studio.

I am not worried about the future of DX; quite the opposite in fact. The content is so relevant to our times, don't you think?
"They cannot stop us. They cannot stop the future." ;)

Yes, it's just that the strategy seemed a little desperate - it was guaranteed to cause a backlash.

They have done very well for themselves so far. I guess there's nothing to worry about just yet - but the future is always uncertain.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
12th Oct 2015, 13:13
...but the future is always uncertain.

This is good. I like uncertainty. :cool:

Lolssi
15th Oct 2015, 07:32
Any info when the pre-order stuff will be available? Mostly interested about the book and comic.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
16th Oct 2015, 13:02
According to internet articles, like this one (http://www.flickeringmyth.com/2015/09/titan-comics-to-publish-deus-ex-comic-book-series.html/), the new comic will arrive in stores on March 2nd 2016.
There will be five is the series, written by Alex Irvine, with art by Marco Turini.

No official date for the book yet, but I would expect it to be published around the same time.

Lolssi
19th Oct 2015, 08:05
Yeah noticed the comic date somewhere but was hoping it was wrong. I prefer outside sources preparing me for the game not other way around. Mass Effect books (didn't read the last one) and Icarus Effect did good job on this.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
24th Oct 2015, 11:20
PREORDER - "The Art of Deus Ex Universe" Book (Hardcover} (http://www.amazon.com/Art-Deus-Ex-Universe/dp/1783290986/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1445659334&sr=8-1&keywords=deus+ex+universe)
Available February 23, 2016

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/artif.jpg


The Art of Deus Ex Universe is the ultimate gallery of art from Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, featuring over 300 images, including sketches and concept art. With commentary throughout from the world-renowned art team, this extraordinary collection of groundbreaking game art depicts a dystopian future where mankind has evolved... at the cost of its humanity.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
5th Nov 2015, 15:31
PC Gamer UK December issue – Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (http://www.gamesradar.com/deus-ex-mankind-divided-reinventing-art-side-quest/)

This month we...

Spend four hours playing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, then tell you about it..
http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/pcgamer_1.jpg

Lady_Of_The_Vine
10th Nov 2015, 09:02
PRE-ORDERS - DX:MD Aug Aware Posters (https://store.na.square-enix.com/product/291377/deus-ex-mankind-divided-ice-cream-high-quality-poster)

Print Size: 12 inches x 16 inches
Release Date: December 2015

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/areyouposter_1.jpg
http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/fence.jpg
http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/keep.jpg




In Deus Ex: Mankind Divided the mechanically augmented have been deemed a threat to society. Keep your neighborhood safe with these 3 propaganda posters and collector’s items. Remember, Be Aug Aware!

Shralla
10th Nov 2015, 21:02
Why is the girl in the first picture focused on making sex eyes at the boy while the boy and the man are all scared? Also the girls in the second one seem unconcerned. Are girls not at threat from augs?

Interesting, the first and second picture are awfully reminiscent of the crazy ad that some group was running in Texas, against a non-discrimination bill that, among many other things, would have allowed people to use bathrooms based on their gender.

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I suppose those are exactly the sort of paranoid, delusional scare tactics that they are lampooning with these ads. So good for them.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
11th Nov 2015, 12:49
Why is the girl in the first picture focused on making sex eyes at the boy while the boy and the man are all scared?
Because males are weak? :p

Seriously though, I would say the girl in the ice-cream parlour clearly only has eyes for the boy, so she hasn't noticed the new customer walk in (at that point in time).


Also the girls in the second one seem unconcerned. Are girls not at threat from augs?
They're smiling excessively for the sake of the photograph the aug is taking perhaps?
Their parent(s) probably told them to pin up the "Humans Only" sign; the children are to young to understand the implications and fear/prejudice behind it.

Perhaps its a spin on "Beauty & The Beast" and the ugly face of prejudice...

Lady_Of_The_Vine
25th Nov 2015, 22:31
Musterbrand - Jensen Coat - v4.0 Limited Edition (https://www.musterbrand.com/collections/deus-ex/jensen-v4.0-limited-edition-616)

High quality men's jacket based on an original design by Acronym.



The latest version of Adam Jensen's coat is a replica of the in-game version.
This is a limited edition and each coat will be equipped with a unique serialised number on a metal plate attached to the collar.

Shralla
25th Nov 2015, 23:14
Musterbrand is cheap Chinese-made crap, sold at a premium because of the licensing. Just a fair warning to everybody. It's no better than you would get on any of those Chinese/Korean discount fashion websites.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
26th Nov 2015, 09:40
Is your advice based on personal experience or just your opinion on Chinese clothing, I wonder.
I have two Musterbrand products and I can tell you that the clothing is not "cheap crap" as you put it. I find the quality to be very good indeed and far superior to other clothes from UK stores.

Shralla
26th Nov 2015, 15:18
That's contradictory to a majority of the experiences I've heard from other customers. You can look at any post they make on facebook or people talking about them on Reddit and the general consensus amongst the discussions is that it is ridiculously overpriced. Perhaps you have different standards of quality, either that or the UK just deals in a lot of garbage clothing.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
26th Nov 2015, 17:52
Clothes being "over-priced" is a different argument altogether.

I am sure I hold the same standards of quality as yourself.... and others. Its common-sense isn't it. Good material, tailoring, stitching, fit, design etc etc. With the two products I purchased, I am 100% satisfied with the quality.
Certain products (no matter what it is) may fail to impress us from time to time; but that's normal.
I checked Facebook and can only see excited, positive comments about the clothing. From the comments you say you read - was there any particular Musterbrand product that received bad reviews? The only serious negative review I've spotted was in regard to the original Jensen coat back in 2011.

EDIT/UPDATE
I took some time out to get the FACTS about Musterbrand products fyi.

Musterbrand is based in Germany, not China.
All their clothes are original designs, devised by their own designers and manufactured by production partners all over the world. It is their goal to produce high quality garments and they pick production partners for their expertise in producing certain garments. For example, their partner in Portugal specialises in knitwear, whereas a partner in Vietnam is professional in producing long coats, and the partner who produced their "Hitman" Collection usually works for companies like Hugo Boss and the like.

Any suggestion that Musterbrand only buys premanufactured, cheap clothing from China with gaming labels attached is incorrect. Musterbrand are involved in every step, from the first pitch of designs to the final location of every button. Everyone who has experienced one of their products first hand can easily dismiss such accusations. Their return rate is multiple times lower than the industry standard - another indicator of how superb the quality is.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
28th Nov 2015, 12:34
Xbox Official Magazine - Christmas 2015 Issue 132 (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=xbox+360+official+magazine+christmas+2015&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjJp72uj7PJAhVMVxoKHRF-AJ4Q_AUICCgC&biw=1680&bih=893#imgrc=EkkguqC6pjA1eM%3A)


OXM visits Eidos Montreal.
Exclusive hands-on with the cyborg-shooter

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/oxm.jpg

Lady_Of_The_Vine
1st Dec 2015, 17:47
DX: Children's Crusade comic coming February 2016 (https://twitter.com/DeusEx/status/671721632407429124)


We're pleased to announce the first issue of the new Deus Ex Universe comic series, entitled 'Children's Crusade'. Here is a quick synposis on it:

With society still reeling from the Aug Incident - the Illuminati orchestrated event which caused augmented individuals to mindlessly attack their 'natural' counterparts - anti-aug sentiment is at an all-time global high. Task Force 29 - an Interpol-funded coalition, created to quash the rising tide of terrorist activity - stands as the world's main defence against total anarchy.

In the city of Prague, where tension is especially high, the team's latest recruit, Adam Jensen, readies for his first mission with the unit. But being augmented himself, how will the former SWAT officer handle himself when faced with the grim reality of the mechanical apartheid?

This comic will be hitting store shelves in February 2016.
Check your local comic book store for availability details in your area, and be sure to give us your feedback on Facebook and Twitter!

Lolssi
2nd Dec 2015, 10:30
Is this the pre-order comic or something else?

Lady_Of_The_Vine
2nd Dec 2015, 17:04
I think its the same comic (printed vs digital) - but I will check for you. Stay tuned.

EDIT
While we wait, here is the cover of the first issue:

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/COMICCOVER.jpg

Avenging_Teabag
8th Dec 2015, 09:04
Please be of better quality than the Human Revolution comics.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
8th Dec 2015, 20:07
In what way do you mean?

Lady_Of_The_Vine
17th Dec 2015, 10:48
Deus Ex Universe: Children's Crusade - Comic #2 cover (http://deusex.tumblr.com/image/135333773469)

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/comic2.png.jpeg

Lady_Of_The_Vine
13th Jan 2016, 00:46
Pricing for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Collector’s Edition Revealed (http://nichegamer.com/2016/01/pricing-for-deus-ex-mankind-divided-collectors-edition-revealed/)


Square Enix has opened up pre-orders for the standard and collector’s edition of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

The collector’s edition is now up on the Square Enix official store, and it will set you back $140 / £110 / 129€ pending wherever you ship it to.

If you pre-order the game, you’ll get all content formerly offered in the original pre-order scheme (which Square Enix dropped following criticism) including all three agent packs, a 46-page artbook and access to all Day One content.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is launching on August 23rd across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.



SE Official Store (https://store.na.square-enix.com/deus-ex)

Shralla
13th Jan 2016, 17:50
Hahahaha wow. What an utter ripoff. There is nothing about that package that is worth anywhere near that much money.

The number of suckers out there is astounding.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
13th Jan 2016, 20:13
Labeling people who choose to purchase the CE as 'suckers' is what's astounding here. :D

Anyway.... all nonsense aside, placing a value on any CE is always going to be subjective, and the price (UK £99) appears to be pretty average for a collectors edition which includes a physical figurine, steel case, and an art book. The additional mini Jensen figure is also included as a pre-order incentive.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
18th Jan 2016, 12:58
For any new recruits:


DXHR - Free with XBox Games With Gold!
(http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/Live/Games-with-gold)


Looking for something new to play this weekend and have an Xbox Live Gold subscription?

If so, you now have two more free games to pick up, as the second half of January 2016's Games With Gold titles are now available.
DX:HR available from January 16-31

Lady_Of_The_Vine
21st Jan 2016, 15:23
Latest cover reveal for upcoming DX: Children's Crusade comic.
(https://twitter.com/DeusEx/status/689918452115587074)


A reinterpretation of the Piet*, #DeusEx style.

RuffRabbit
24th Jan 2016, 17:13
Hello,
I'm new here, was wondering if someone could help me.
I want to buy the collectors edition of DeusEx MD, but I'm getting a bit confused on what comes with it.
I really wanted to have the key for steam, cause I'm a sucker for steam badges and achievements (gotta love my Icarus badge from Human Revolution).
Anyway, I tried to ask the support, but they say they don't know.
And I've just read this:

The additional mini Jensen figure is also included as a pre-order incentive.

you mean that really really cute, mini Jensen that was in some conventions?
I want that so bad, I was just about to buy one, and then I read this >.<

SageSavage
25th Jan 2016, 05:37
Well, here's an official Square Enix store page for the collector's edition - looks like it includes all you did ask for (pun intended):
https://store.na.square-enix.com/product/289213/deus-ex-mankind-divided-collectors-edition-pc

https://ips.pepitastore.com/storefront/img/resized/squareenix-store/sXJGIgrfDX_CE_Beauty.1000W_825_KR.jpg

RuffRabbit
25th Jan 2016, 15:57
Thanks for your reply, but I was asking for the mini-one, the really cute was I think they were giving out in the conventions.
https://scontent-mad1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11709535_840494709337212_8547570038166974155_n.jpg?oh=dd19f0d849eea812c1de02ec7d561de9&oe=57495AAD
This mini-figure, I read Lady of the Vine post saying they were giving out this as a pre-order incentive, I wanted to make sure that if I pre-ordered the game now I would get one.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
25th Jan 2016, 19:28
Yeah, its the same figure we've seen at the conventions. I like too. :cool:
If you go to first page of this thread you'll see full details in a banner.

You will need to check the offer is still current as it was always subject to availability while stocks last.
Good luck!

RuffRabbit
25th Jan 2016, 20:08
Thank you.
Yeah I saw the picture but its so weird you can't find it anywhere else.
Its just that if I pre-order now and I don't get the mini figure I'll be so sad QQ
I just wanted to be sure I would get it, I asked square enix support and they told me today that it was true but they have no information on how may figurines will be made available.
Sad Stuff.

About my other question do you guys know if the collectors edition comes with Steam key?

SageSavage
26th Jan 2016, 05:53
It is showing the Steam-logo on the store page for MD and Human Revolution was a Steamworks game too so I think it is safe to assume that all versions of MD will be activatable on Steam (and most likely will require you to do so).

Lady_Of_The_Vine
26th Jan 2016, 21:14
Thank you.
Yeah I saw the picture but its so weird you can't find it anywhere else.
Its just that if I pre-order now and I don't get the mini figure I'll be so sad QQ
I just wanted to be sure I would get it, I asked square enix support and they told me today that it was true but they have no information on how may figurines will be made available.
Sad Stuff.

You're welcome.
Yeah, its sad there can be no guarantee when offered on a first-come-first-served basis. If you intend to pre-order the game anyway, then I guess its worth the punt.
Good luck, I hope you are successful! :thumb:

Lady_Of_The_Vine
3rd Feb 2016, 18:26
First Look Inside: Deus Ex Universe: Children’s Crusade #1
(http://boundingintocomics.com/2016/02/03/first-look-deus-ex-universe-childrens-crusade-1/)


We’ve got your first look inside "Deus Ex Universe: Children’s Crusade" issue #1, from writer Alex Irvine and artist John Aggs.

HEVampersand
15th Feb 2016, 03:34
I still have my collector's edition on pre-order from before the removal of the AYPO fiasco. Have they not added anything to make the collector's edition more worthwhile? Or lowered it in price to accomodate all of the AYPO being included in every standard edition pre-order?

Lady_Of_The_Vine
16th Feb 2016, 14:24
Yay. I have received the first part of my Deus Ex Universe comic subscription. :cool:
Here we have #1- cover A - plus all variant covers (covers B, C & D).

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/IMG_9335.jpg

Anyone else here collecting the comics?

SageSavage
16th Feb 2016, 17:53
Nope but I dig the cover of the third one. Gets the future noir-feel very right. Not so sure about the carpet. ;p

Shralla
16th Feb 2016, 18:09
Anyone else here collecting the comics?

I feel pretty confident in saying that you are literally the only one, at least the only one getting all the variants.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
16th Feb 2016, 21:05
Nope but I dig the cover of the third one. Gets the future noir-feel very right.
I'm liking them all, but cover D interests me the most. :naughty:


Not so sure about the carpet. ;p
Hey, that happens to be an antique Renaissance rug, so I consider it to be a most appropriate background. :p

:D

Lady_Of_The_Vine
16th Feb 2016, 21:18
Utulek Complex - Santeau Group Advertisment from the new Deus Ex Comic
(http://deusex.wikia.com/wiki/File:Utulek_Complex_advert.png)


http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/utulek.jpg



5000 units still available.
Reserve your place now!

Lady_Of_The_Vine
23rd Feb 2016, 20:20
Images just released for comic number 4, covers a, b and c. :cool:





http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/comic4a.jpg



http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/comic4b.jpg


http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/comic4c.jpg

Lady_Of_The_Vine
21st Mar 2016, 22:33
Comic Book Preview: Deus Ex: Children's Crusade #2
(http://boundingintocomics.com/2016/03/21/comic-book-preview-deus-ex-childrens-crusade-2/)


Following last issue’s explosive revelation, Adam Jensen and TF29’s investigation leads them into the heart of the Glasshütte; Dresden’s heaving transhuman ghetto, where the augmented struggle daily for basic survival.
But with its residents, the media, and even the local police vying against them, it’s going to be far from a clean-cut operation.

Proj2501
23rd Mar 2016, 02:12
I don't read comics but I could definitely get into that. Sometimes it seems like they are taking on a monumental task of creating a DX universe with a fraction of the necessary staff. Makes me wonder what's going on behind the scene.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
7th Apr 2016, 19:27
ZooBotics Advertisement in DX Comic
(http://imgur.com/nrwmaoB)

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/zoo.jpg

Lady_Of_The_Vine
9th Apr 2016, 12:27
Deus Ex - Volume 1 - Childrens Crusade (Paperback)
(http://www.amazon.co.uk/Deus-Ex-1-Childrens-Crusade/dp/1785851810/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460204504&sr=8-1&keywords=deus+ex+volume+1)

This appears to be a compilation of all the comics in the Childrens Crusade series.
Published by Titan. Authors Alex Irvine and Marco Turini.

You can pre-order now via Amazon and other online retailers. Release date 30 Aug 2016.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
21st Apr 2016, 19:27
Titan Books - "The Art of Deus Ex Universe" - Cover Reveal
(http://deusex.tumblr.com/post/143121989969/cover-for-our-200-page-artbook-the-art-of-deus-ex)

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/aodxucover.png



Cover for our 200-page artbook "The Art of Deus Ex Universe", coming August 23rd

Irate_Iguana
24th Apr 2016, 13:44
This appears to be a compilation of all the comics in the Childrens Crusade series.

What is the general story in these comics? Secondary literature for HR told us about the Tyrants and gave background info for the main villains in the game. Said information was completely absent from the game itself. I'm worried that we are going to be facing more poorly explained characters and plots in MD.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
24th Apr 2016, 17:44
What is the general story in these comics?
I've not read any of the comics - I'm trying to avoid potential spoilers ahead of playing the game. :eek:
If I remember correctly, I think Wiki said the general plot revolves around Adam coming to the rescue of augmented kids.

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In the meantime...


Comic Book Preview: Deus Ex #3
(http://boundingintocomics.com/2016/04/22/comic-book-preview-deus-ex-3/#.VxpQAubqNgA.reddit)

MajorKong
2nd May 2016, 13:20
Is there any info on the season pass content? Will the season pass include all the Day 1 Edition content?


The Classic Pack
The Enforcer Pack
The Intruder Pack
Digital Novella
Digital Comic Book
Extra in-game Mission
Digital Artbook
Digital OST Sampler

Lady_Of_The_Vine
2nd May 2016, 22:48
Press Release - Pre-Order Editions & Season Pass Confirmed
(http://wccftech.com/deus-mankind-divided-stunning-trailer-season-pass-confirmed/)

The press release confirms the various editions available for pre-order, with a Season Pass included with the Digital Deluxe Edition. We don’t yet know how much it will be priced at separately.


Day One Edition – £54.99 / €69.99 on console, £39.99 / €49.99 on PC

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/dxpre1.jpg


Extra in-game mission
Covert agent packs: this pack contains a compilation of in-game items, including various weapons, re-skins, and upgrades. Using the wide variety of items included in this pack, you will be able to both sport a custom look, and obtain additional tools to support your play style of choice
Digital OST Sampler
Digital Books (Mini Artbook + Novella + Comic book)

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Collector’s Edition – £109.99 / €129.99 on console, £99.99 / €119.99 on PC

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/dxpre2.jpg


All Day-One Edition content
Exclusive Black and Gold Prism box
9” Adam Jensen Figurine
48-Page Artbook
Steelbook

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Digital Standard Edition – £49.99 / €69.99 on console, £39.99 / €49.99 on PC

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/dxpre3.jpg


Extra in-game mission
Covert agent packs: This pack contains a compilation of in-game items, including various weapons, re-skins, and upgrades. Using the wide variety of items included in this pack, you will be able to both sport a custom look, and obtain additional tools to support your play style of choice


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Digital Deluxe Edition – £74.99 / €99.99 on console, £64.98 / €79.98 on PC

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/dxpre4.jpg


All Digital Standard Edition content
Season Pass

Lady_Of_The_Vine
11th May 2016, 12:36
I'm feeling thirsty...what a great collectable! :D



Yorkshire Tea - Illuminatea Teabags!
(https://twitter.com/SQUARE_ENIX_EU/status/728510936726835200)

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/teabag.jpg

Lady_Of_The_Vine
12th May 2016, 23:57
Oooh, I'm really liking this. :cool:



#CantKillProgress - Adam Jensen's augmentations are powered by cereals and cigarettes...
(https://twitter.com/hashtag/CantKillProgress?src=hash&lang=en-gb)

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/comicart.jpg

JMSwallow
16th May 2016, 13:06
So, here's a book I wrote...

http://gameranx.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Deus-Ex-Black-Light-Cover.jpg

Back cover blurb:
The year is 2029, and the shining promise of a new age of human augmentation is in ruins in the wake of the devastating ‘Aug Incident’ – a horrific catastrophe triggered by a cabal of shadowy power brokers, where millions of cybernetically-enhanced people suffered a forced psychotic break.

Awakening in the aftermath of a changed world, with gaps in his memories and suspicion on all sides, augmented ex-cop and former security operative Adam Jensen struggles to piece his life back together, in a new reality where ‘Augs’ have become the targets of hatred, fear and violent discrimination.

Now the dark forces behind the Incident are gathering once again, reaching out to manipulate the course of global events through terror and intimidation. To find the answers that he seeks and the people who destroyed everything he knew, Jensen must return to the ashes of the past, reconnect with old allies, and risk all to expose a deadly conspiracy – but in a world shattered by secrets, can the truth be brought into the light?

Shralla
17th May 2016, 03:26
Sorta off-topic, but I saw you in a No Man's Sky video recently! I may not be thrilled with the direction Deus Ex is taking but I look forward to your work with the NMS universe, something I'm very excited for!

Lady_Of_The_Vine
17th May 2016, 06:42
So, here's a book I wrote...

http://gameranx.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Deus-Ex-Black-Light-Cover.jpg

Back cover blurb:
The year is 2029, and the shining promise of a new age of human augmentation is in ruins in the wake of the devastating ‘Aug Incident’ – a horrific catastrophe triggered by a cabal of shadowy power brokers, where millions of cybernetically-enhanced people suffered a forced psychotic break.

Awakening in the aftermath of a changed world, with gaps in his memories and suspicion on all sides, augmented ex-cop and former security operative Adam Jensen struggles to piece his life back together, in a new reality where ‘Augs’ have become the targets of hatred, fear and violent discrimination.

Now the dark forces behind the Incident are gathering once again, reaching out to manipulate the course of global events through terror and intimidation. To find the answers that he seeks and the people who destroyed everything he knew, Jensen must return to the ashes of the past, reconnect with old allies, and risk all to expose a deadly conspiracy – but in a world shattered by secrets, can the truth be brought into the light?

Thanks for the update, Mr Swallow. :thumb:

I pre-ordered earlier in the year. Looking forward to reading the new novel.
Great cover art too. :cool:

Lady_Of_The_Vine
8th Jun 2016, 23:29
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Limited Edition Hardback Strategy Guide
(https://twitter.com/DeusEx/status/734775671029927936)


Premium hardcover guide includes an exclusive lithograph that features some of the game's most spectacular art. Suitable for framing!

100% walkthrough of the entire game.

Detailed agent training teaches you how to choose from an array of cutting edge weapons and augmentations to best suit your playstyle.

Comprehensive maps reveal all the important locations, objectives, and missions.

Free mobile-friendly eGuide! Includes a code to access the eGuide, a web-access version of the complete strategy guide optimized for a second-screen experience.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
22nd Jun 2016, 09:13
Hope the metal pin set and the praxis lunch box are made available as additional merchandise in the future. :cool:
Please... please. :D

Lady_Of_The_Vine
1st Jul 2016, 16:13
DX:MD prequel novel, Black Light, will be available at San Diego Comic Con at the end of July
(http://www.comic-con.org/cci/2016/exclusives/titan-entertainment)



Deus Ex: Black Light Exclusive first availability at Comic Con!

This is a brand-new prequel novel set in the renowned world of Deus Ex, bridging the events between Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

San Diego Comic Con will be held between 21 and 24 July 2016.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
11th Jul 2016, 09:05
DX:MD Gamestop Sweepstakes Exclusive - Win a trip to Dubai
(https://www.gamestop.com/PowerUpRewards/PUR/Enter/DeusExMDSweeps)

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/Twizted_Viewz/dubai.jpg

Shralla
11th Jul 2016, 19:11
So many loaded politics inherent in a free trip to Dubai. As amazing as the city is, I don't know that I could in good conscience take it.

Hillz0rz
11th Jul 2016, 20:57
Hey peeps

I basically booked the day off work to play this super awesome game all day the only issue I have is my netz connection is dog! So downloading on the day is not an option :(

Please can someone let us know if we are going to be able to pre-download the game before the release date?

Thanks :)

Lady_Of_The_Vine
12th Jul 2016, 16:32
Hey, and welcome!

Afaik, Steam allows you to pre-order games and install them ready to play, but the content usually remains locked until the official release date.

Keostyriaru
20th Jul 2016, 19:37
Hi,

I'm Canadian and trying to find where I can order a physical PC release of DX:MD, can someone help me with this?

I can only find the digital downloads or the collectors edition from the deus ex website's list of retailers.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
21st Jul 2016, 22:01
Very tasty! :cool:


Gaming Peripherals Announced - Deus Ex & Razer
(http://www.razerzone.com/licensed-and-team-peripherals/deus-ex)


Preview - "Deus Ex: Black Light" by James Swallow
(https://books.google.com.au/books?id=9Kl_DAAAQBAJ&pg=PT4&dq=Deus+Ex+blacklight&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjUiLm-gI3OAhUItJQKHSWNA70Q6AEIGjAA#v=onepage&q&f=true)

Readable Preview (possible Spoiers).
Enjoy.

Lolssi
26th Jul 2016, 06:17
When can I download the novel (from Steam?)? Month to go and no point starting the game before that if it is anything like last time.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
26th Jul 2016, 10:55
You may be able to download early from Steam, but you won't be able to view the content until the official release date afaik.

I prefer to read novels and comics after I had played the game.

JMSwallow
27th Jul 2016, 09:56
When can I download the novel (from Steam?)? Month to go and no point starting the game before that if it is anything like last time.


You may be able to download early from Steam, but you won't be able to view the content until the official release date afaik.

Hey all; just decloaking to clarify something here...

The digital novella that comes with the DXMD collector's edition is NOT the novel Black Light; it is a new original story that ties in with some of the characters from DXMD (similar to what we did with Fallen Angel, the Faridah Malik novella that was available with the DXHR collector's edition). This is part of the Steam download of the DXMD CE.

Black Light is a complete, full-length novel that will available in paperback and Kindle editions next month, with a story that fills in some of Jensen's time between the end of DXHR and the beginning of DXMD.

MasterTaffer
27th Jul 2016, 20:29
Thanks for that clarification, good sir.

Lady_Of_The_Vine
27th Jul 2016, 21:34
Seconded.

Lolssi
1st Aug 2016, 11:44
Hey all; just decloaking to clarify something here...

The digital novella that comes with the DXMD collector's edition is NOT the novel Black Light; it is a new original story that ties in with some of the characters from DXMD (similar to what we did with Fallen Angel, the Faridah Malik novella that was available with the DXHR collector's edition). This is part of the Steam download of the DXMD CE.

Black Light is a complete, full-length novel that will available in paperback and Kindle editions next month, with a story that fills in some of Jensen's time between the end of DXHR and the beginning of DXMD.
Ok I'm even more confused now :nut:
What is the digital novella about and when does it take place?
I swear since I want maximum enjoyment out of the game I don't get to play it before christmas :P

JMSwallow
2nd Aug 2016, 09:49
Ok I'm even more confused now :nut:
What is the digital novella about and when does it take place?
I swear since I want maximum enjoyment out of the game I don't get to play it before christmas :P

I can't give away the plot of the novella before the release.

FYI, here's a rough timeline for the games/comics/books:
Fallen Angel (digital novella)
Icarus Effect (novel)
The Fall (mobile game)
Human Revolution (game & comics)
Black Light (novel)
DXMD CE digital novella
Children's Crusade (comics)
Mankind Divided (game)
Deus Ex (game)
Invisible War (game)