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Augmentations, nanotechnology, Area 51, the Illuminati, the divide between man and machine, hacking, freedom of choice, and government conspiracies. What do all these have in common? They’re all common themes and ideas behind the groundbreaking series Deus Ex. While it may not seem like such a big deal now, the original Deus Ex was a groundbreaking game, with its successful combination of role playing, first person shooter, and stealth mechanics, all wrapped in a plot that involve shady government conspiracies, powerful corporations, and the mysterious group known as the Illuminati. Since then, the series has spawned three sequels (with the newest games coming out in a couple weeks), books, Internet memes, and even a supposed live action movie.