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Get a Free Copy of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is expected to hit the PC on October 14, 2014. The upcoming game is the third installment in the Borderlands saga, but it takes place between the first and second games, hence the title. Nvidia really wants to offer the game to you for free, but there's a catch: you must purchase select Nvidia GeForce GTX TITAN Black, 780 Ti, 780, and 770 desktop GPUs.

"If you have a high-end Nvidia GPU, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will offer higher fidelity and higher performance hardware-driven special effects including awesome weapon impacts, moon-shatteringly cool cryo explosions and ice particles, and cloth and fluid simulation that blows me away every time I see it," said Randy Pitchford, CEO and president of Gearbox Software.

Customers wanting to get one of these cards and the free game can purchase the bundle at Amazon, Micro Center, NCIX, Newegg and TigerDirect. System builders carrying the cards include AVA Direct, CyberpowerPC, iBuyPower, Origin PC and eight others listed here.

Amazon's dedicated product page reports that it will ship the redemption code seven to ten working days after the game is released and will provide instructions on how to use the code. The company also lists 81 cards that qualify for the free game including those from Asus, EVGA, Galaxy, Gigabyte, MSI, PNY and Zotac. As of this writing, prices range from $288.53 to a meaty $1,598.99.

For gamers with an Nvidia Shield or Shield Tablet and a Kepler-based GPU in their rig, they can stream Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel to mobile devices thanks to Nvidia's Gamestream technology. Don't have a Shield device? You can still have fun streaming and recording your gameplay using Nvidia's Shadowplay feature.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will take place on Pandora's moon, meaning gamers will have to deal with low gravity. (That should be fun). This game will include oxygen-propelled jetpacks, new weapons, enemies, vehicles and moon environments. There will also be all-new character classes with "unique" skill trees.

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    rohitbaran , August 14, 2014 7:48 AM
    Considering that this game will hardly utilize any of those cards to their limit, I wonder if anyone will buy the card to get the game, although for someone buying the card if they were upgrading, the game is a nice free gift.
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    DragonFireXY , August 14, 2014 8:15 AM
    What about GTX 760?
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    icemunk , August 14, 2014 9:03 AM
    Too much DLC. Stop it! Stop!
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    tobalaz , August 14, 2014 9:17 AM
    This is MUCH BETTER than the $100 "free cash" in pay to win games I got with my last Nvidia purchase.
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    mamasan2000 , August 14, 2014 9:30 AM
    I got Watch Dogs with my GTX 760. Guess that is still true.

    Pay 4-500 dollars to get a free game?

    Thats like getting one tank of 'free' gas when purchasing a car.

    GPUs haven been bundled with games forever, only it used to be 2-4 games.
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    canadianvice , August 14, 2014 9:55 AM
    I got a Borderlands 2 code when I got my 660TI. I really wish they had a more compelling system like AMD uses, because borderlands is crap. I'd have much preferred something like SC2.
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    WithoutWeakness , August 14, 2014 10:53 AM
    This bundle is hardly comparable to AMD's recent bundles, who are offering free games all the way down to the $60 Radeon R7 240 and offer 2 or 3 free games with their higher end cards. Unfortunately that's what happens when people are willing to buy their cards at higher prices (I'm at fault here as well, I have Nvidia cards). Thankfully some of Nvidia's cards are slowly dropping in price (a few GTX 770's can be had for a little over $300) but I can't imagine anyone looking at the GTX 780 and above care about this bundle at all.

    Game should be fun though. I still play the first 2 regularly with friends. PhysX had some cool effects in the 2nd game and provided some nice visual flair.
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    Mousemonkey , August 14, 2014 11:45 AM
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    I got a Borderlands 2 code when I got my 660TI. I really wish they had a more compelling system like AMD uses, because borderlands is crap. I'd have much preferred something like SC2.

    I bought two 660Ti's but as I quite liked BL1 I was OK with it! :lol:  And my friends son got a free game as well.

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    This bundle is hardly comparable to AMD's recent bundles


    Can't argue there, I bought a 7790 last year (to experiment with) and got two games with it.
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    DomCatz , August 14, 2014 12:05 PM
    Good. This means I could pick up a copy for cheap from re-sellers off ebay.
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    canadianvice , August 14, 2014 12:06 PM
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    Good. This means I could pick up a copy for cheap from re-sellers off ebay.


    Given that it's a one-time key-code, I would think trying to get one off eBay would be very foolish, especially when you consider PayPal doesn't insure virtual goods, which I think this would qualify.
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    joneb , August 14, 2014 1:59 PM
    Its a cartoon. How can it look awesome?
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    thechief73 , August 14, 2014 4:07 PM
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    Its a cartoon. How can it look awesome?
    It's an artistic style and like everything beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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    DomCatz , August 14, 2014 4:20 PM
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    Good. This means I could pick up a copy for cheap from re-sellers off ebay.


    Given that it's a one-time key-code, I would think trying to get one off eBay would be very foolish, especially when you consider PayPal doesn't insure virtual goods, which I think this would qualify.

    Well yea you don't just buy the 1st one you see. It's all about being careful and making sure you buy from a trusted seller.
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    raymarv , August 14, 2014 5:06 PM
    The headline should not have read "Get a Free Copy of Borderlands" but "Get Bonus Borderlands Game With Card Purchase". There was nothing FREE about this.
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    canadianvice , August 14, 2014 10:50 PM
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    Good. This means I could pick up a copy for cheap from re-sellers off ebay.


    Given that it's a one-time key-code, I would think trying to get one off eBay would be very foolish, especially when you consider PayPal doesn't insure virtual goods, which I think this would qualify.

    Well yea you don't just buy the 1st one you see. It's all about being careful and making sure you buy from a trusted seller.


    I guess that's your choice to make. I wouldn't risk my money online for something so easy to get away with.
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    airborne11b , August 15, 2014 1:42 AM
    I don't care how good any GearBox game is. I'll never buy another title from them after the Aliens:Colonial Marines disaster. They can take BL and shove it up their ass. No self respecting gamer should support this kind of garbage company. People always cry about EA, or rip on SOE for SWG (even though that was LA's fault), but people kiss GearBox's ass and support them no problem after Aliens: Colonial Marines?

    Such hypocrisy, much fail, such wow!
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    DragonFireXY , August 15, 2014 3:11 PM
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    I don't care how good any GearBox game is. I'll never buy another title from them after the Aliens:Colonial Marines disaster. They can take BL and shove it up their ass. No self respecting gamer should support this kind of garbage company. People always cry about EA, or rip on SOE for SWG (even though that was LA's fault), but people kiss GearBox's ass and support them no problem after Aliens: Colonial Marines?

    Such hypocrisy, much fail, such wow!

    One bad game doesn't mean they're a bad developer. And this game isn't being made by gearbox.
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