The Joystiq Show - 007: Digitally Augmented Edition

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution kicked-off the season of big releases a couple of weeks ago, and along with it came no shortage of controversy. GameStop pulled PC copies and ended up giving purchasers a $50 voucher after removing the included OnLive codes. An interview with Shawn Freeman provides a look at one side of that story, and some insight into GameStop's future digital plans.

The retail situation was not the only source of controversy though. While Human Revolution was widely praised for the many elements it got right, there were a few divisive ones that couldn't be overlooked. Plenty of frustrations are shared in this week's roundtable, but remember, it comes from a place of love -- mostly.

Part 1 (3:02) - Interview: Shawn Freeman, SVP and General Manager, Digital Business - GameStop

Part 2 (20:39) - Roundtable: Deus Ex: Human Revolution

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Host: Richard Mitchell (@SenseiRAM)
Guests: Shawn Freeman, Xav de Matos (@xav), Ben Kuchera (@BenKuchera) and Tom Chick

Producer: Jonathan Downin (@jonathandownin - Game Thing Daily)
Production Coordinator: Richard Mitchell
Music: Trash80 and Broke For Free.

See the full guest list, and stream the show, after the break.

Richard Mitchell - Contributing Editor,

Shawn Freeman - SVP and General Manager, Digital Business, GameStop

Richard Mitchell - Contributing Editor,
Ludwig Kietzmann - Senior Editor,
Xav de Matos - Senior Editor, Shacknews (
Ben Kuchera - Gaming Editor, Ars Technica (
Tom Chick - Senior Editor/"Intern" (
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