There is a bona fide scavenger hunt for Deus Ex: Human Revolution going on in the U.S. Download the iOS app (here), and start by scanning this QR code on Facebook or this one from the game's forums. After that, you can start hunting for QR codes in the real world and online. Hints will be given on Twitter and Facebook.
You can win some prizes: the first 1,000 people to find 10 codes win a theme, and the first 10 people to find all 21 QR codes win the Augmented Edition, custom DXHR headphones, Adam Jensen action figure, and a compression sleeve. But let's be honest, you're not going to go out and hunt for these things outdoors.
If people get a collective 1 million points before August 23rd though, all participants will get an exclusive Xbox Live Avatar prop (I hope it is a bomb) or PlayStation Home thing. So you might as well register, and let other people do the work for you if you are too lazy, a foreigner, or both -- like me. The app also gives you some wallpapers and lock screens, so it's not entirely useless if you are a fan of the game, but not a fan of scavenger hunts.
Ok, with that out of the way, here's the thing. I read "QR missions" as "VR missions" at first, and got excited about the prospect of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood style VR missions for DXHR. Think of how much extra fun they could put into the game by releasing VR missions like that, without having to tie it to the story.
Not all of the AssBros missions were as fun to play competitively, but I can see something like that work for DXHR. Brief sneaking missions, assault/shooting missions, time-based objective missions, most melee kills in a row, etc. All as free DLC with leaderboards preferably, to keep people from returning it after finishing the game. Hell, I'd probably even pay a few MS Points for it if Tracer Tong gives you the mission objectives. You hear that Eidos Montreal? You'd be silly not to do it!
On a related note, community member Wry Guy will be recording a Deus Ex Nostaljourney podcast this week with a couple of community members, Jonathan Holmes, Tony Ponce, and myself. We'll be talking about why the PC version of Deus Ex is the single best game of all time and things like that. Keep an eye on his blog for when it's up.
|3:45 PM on 02.22.2013|
Deus Ex movie won't be a videogame movie
So it looks like we're still getting that Deus Ex movie, whether we like it or not. The tragic history of film adaptations of videogames makes me less than enthused about the project; however, the setting and philosophical qu...more
|8:40 AM on 11.03.2011|
Eidos admits Deus Ex: Human Revolution bosses were weak
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|2:30 PM on 10.28.2011|
Extra Life marathon raised $1.1 million for CMN Hospitals
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|6:30 PM on 10.18.2011|
New trailer for Deus Ex DLC The Missing Link
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|8:30 PM on 09.26.2011|
Eidos walks us through Deus Ex's 'The Missing Link'
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|6:30 PM on 09.23.2011|
Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC, no more outsourcing
Good news, everyone! The upcoming DLC for Deus Ex: Human Revolution -- The Missing Link, is being made completely in-house. There will be a boss battle, but Grip Entertainment aren't having anything to do with it. It will tak...more
|1:15 PM on 09.19.2011|
Deus Ex: Human Revolution's boss fights were outsourced
Deus Ex: Human Revolution was released last month, but people are still banging on about the boss fights. The latest revelation in the BOSSAGEDDON saga is that the fights weren't developed by Eidos Montreal, having instead be...more
|8:00 AM on 09.16.2011|
Deus Ex: Human Revolution adds Star Wars ads (Update)
[Update: I've been informed that the ads weren't "patched in" via any new update. The functionality was always there and it just seems that it's recently started throwing the ads out there.] In a move that can be filed under ...more
|12:30 PM on 09.12.2011|
Deus Ex: Human Revolution bound for Mac this winter
Eidos Montreal is partnering with Feral Interactive to put out a Mac version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. As far as relevant details go, about all that's public so far is the "winter 2011/12" release target. If Feral doesn't...more
|4:00 PM on 09.11.2011|
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (360/PS3) for $34.99 on Amazon
Right now, Amazon is selling the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution at the $34.99 sweet spot. Those determined to play the title on PC aren't getting quite as nice a deal, with digital copies goi...more
|12:00 PM on 05.24.2013|
Sold: Green Man Gaming has Tomb Raider for $13.60
When a well-received big-budget game falls below that magical $20 price point, I'm in. Green Man Gaming has an excellent deal on Tomb Raider which drops the PC version from $49.99 all the way down to $16.99. And with the promo code GMG20-LLASD-D8WBQ, it's $13.60. Yes, that is ridiculous! Act sooner than later, as the deal is good through the rest of the day.more
|7:30 PM on 05.23.2013|
Fight for free this weekend in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
This weekend until 2:00PM Eastern on Sunday you can play an awesome first-person medieval battle game Chivalry: Medieval Warfare for free. Head on over to the Steam page to download it and start playing. If you deci...more
|5:00 PM on 05.22.2013|
Alan Wake Humble Bundle and sale on Xbox 360
At yesterday's Microsoft press conference, Remedy Studios unveiled its new game Quantum Break which looks to mean there won't be any more Alan Wake games coming any time soon. It seems fitting then that the two series titles...more