Eidos Will Sell ‘Deus Ex: The Fall’ To Jailbreakers, But Won’t Let Them Play

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Deus Ex: The Fall came out yesterday, and the much-anticipated cyberpunk game was immediately met with lukewarm to mostly negative reviews for being a very bland game indeed. But that’s not the least of Deus Ex: The Fall’s problems. If you have a jailbroken device, the developers won’t let you play it at all… even if you’ve purchased it legally!

According to numerous reports, if you have a jailbroken device, Deus Ex: The Fall will run just fine, until you try to fire a gun, at which point a pop-up box wil say: “we are sorry but you can’t fire on jailbroken device.”

Obviously, this is total bullshit. Granted, jailbreakers have the ability to pirate games, but the vast majority of them don’t. And even if they did, what, Eidos is cool with selling a jailbreaker a game legally, then just ripping them off?

This isn’t about targeting pirates. It’s about a huge game publisher who should have known better than taking the easy, sloppy way out, and concertedly ripping off anyone who jailbreaks their device. Hey, Eidos, to remind you: jailbreaking is legal. Stealing people’s money is not.

Boo.

  • jackintosh11

    I wonder if there is a way to make an app think a device isn’t jailbroken?

  • AdonisBlood33

    Yeah, time Warner tried this. Then a jail breaker made a tweak to fix that. The Jailbreaking community is usually smarter than these app a**holes.

  • CarlScott20

    my classmate’s sister-in-law makes $70/hr on the internet. She has been out of a job for 5 months but last month her pay check was $21006 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read more on this site……. http://tiny.cc/ww15zw

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