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Nvidia Entering the Bundle Race with a F2P Package

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Nvidia's answer to AMD's Never Settle Bundle features credit for Free-To-Play Games

Potentially to respond to AMD's well received Never Settle Bundle, Nvidia has unveiled it's own graphics card bundle that features credit for 3 prominent Free-To-Play titles, specifically Hawken, Planetside 2 and World of Tanks. Gamers who purchase a GTX 650 or 650 Ti will receive $75 of in game credit ($25 per title) and buying a GTX 660 or higher will provide $150 of in game credit ($50 per title).

Whilst Nvidia has certainly taken an interesting approach with this bundle, it remains to be seen whether it will effectively entice consumers to buy a GTX graphics card or whether the company will revert to including retail AAA titles in its next bundle. For more information and the offer's terms and conditions you can check out the relevant page on Nvidia's website.


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    abbadon_34 , February 15, 2013 1:46 AM
    Wow, this is pathetic, Nvidia just embarasses themselve in comparision to AMD's AAA Bundle. This just makes them look like a second rate company.
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    CaedenV , February 15, 2013 1:36 AM
    Come on nVidia, AMD at least has games that I would be interested in playing with their bundle.
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    bigshootr8 , February 15, 2013 2:17 AM
    horrible bundle it isn't crysis 3, bioshiock infinite, far cry 3, tomb raider, sleeping dogs.
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    GabZDK , February 15, 2013 1:22 AM
    But wait, ain't this like 3 days later??

    The bundle seems ok, but I would like to be able to decide in which game I spend the cash, I don't play World of Tanks, and being able to use that money instead in Planetside 2 would be really good
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    samuelspark , February 15, 2013 1:34 AM
    GabZDKBut wait, ain't this like 3 days later??The bundle seems ok, but I would like to be able to decide in which game I spend the cash, I don't play World of Tanks, and being able to use that money instead in Planetside 2 would be really good


    That's just way too much work for the company. You get credit for all 3 anyway
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    CaedenV , February 15, 2013 1:36 AM
    Come on nVidia, AMD at least has games that I would be interested in playing with their bundle.
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    edgewood112358 , February 15, 2013 1:42 AM
    Yay Competition! This is capitalism at it's best!
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    abbadon_34 , February 15, 2013 1:46 AM
    Wow, this is pathetic, Nvidia just embarasses themselve in comparision to AMD's AAA Bundle. This just makes them look like a second rate company.
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    Soda-88 , February 15, 2013 2:02 AM
    Quite lame bundle, I'd rather see stuff like Heart of the Swarm, not that Blizzard has problems selling their titles, but still.
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    ilysaml , February 15, 2013 2:04 AM
    This is a shitty bundle.
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    bigshootr8 , February 15, 2013 2:17 AM
    horrible bundle it isn't crysis 3, bioshiock infinite, far cry 3, tomb raider, sleeping dogs.
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    hotsacoman , February 15, 2013 2:48 AM
    Free games????? Why don't they just bundle their cards with Steam lololol.
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    blazorthon , February 15, 2013 2:55 AM
    Not a bad concept IMO, but I feel that this sort of bundle would be better as giving the choice to use the credit in any of the official F2P games or at least a wider selection.
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    blazorthon , February 15, 2013 3:05 AM
    hotsacomanFree games????? Why don't they just bundle their cards with Steam lololol.


    They bundled them with p2w credit for the games, not just the games themselves.
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    m32 , February 15, 2013 3:11 AM
    I can't stop laughing. They should have just waited because there are some good games being release in the upcoming months, unless they didn't want to shell out the bread. The choices are just too minor to get the juices flowing. Not mine of course ;) 
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    blazorthon , February 15, 2013 3:55 AM
    BigMack70Though it would be really funny if they tried to bundle the games themselves.... I would get a good laugh out of that


    Agreed :lol:  At first, that's what I thought they were doing when I read about this and I was thinking WTF? to myself until I read the article.
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    brianmz , February 15, 2013 6:25 AM
    Such a terrible bundle, hope they step it up with some good stuff for Titan.
    0 interest in their current bundle.
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    anham , February 15, 2013 7:35 AM
    Really Nvidia? If I want to play f2play games I'll just go get them. If I get invested in the game I'll drop however much I feel is reasonable; for personalization & to support the game. If a developer can afford to give away $25 then the game probably has a payment structure that would keep me from wanting to play it in the first place. If u need to put in money to be competitive then it's a waste of time to consider & I'll just get something like it via the traditional pay up front way. And when I do the price will probably be about $25. The same $25 that is about how much I anticipate putting into a f2play game when I first start it up, if I like it. I'm not going to be "nickel & dimed" for things I need or struggle without, & free $25 or even $50 to spend on a game that treats that as just an introductory amount is not going to entice me.

    I imagine Nvidia did this because it was easier to negotiate than a bundle like AMD's. It probably doesn't cost Nvidia much if anything if the end user doesn't follow through on the offer, yet a gamer might look at it & think "Sure, I'll give those a try, so long as they're free."
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    alidan , February 15, 2013 8:51 AM
    i love how people seam to have no idea what pay to win means anymore.
    oh this game has a item shop, pay to win
    planet side 2, you can buy weapons, pay to win (no weapon is clearly better than the others, its a trade off nomatter what)

    i cant speak to hawken as... is that game even out yet?
    and world of tanks... never found it intresting.
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    demonhorde665 , February 15, 2013 10:21 AM
    Is nvidia serious ??? offering f2p game creds instead of just well free games . this is shallow offerings when compared to amd offering free games that arn't even released yet (BS-infinity and Tomb raider). jsut wow they think this is competition.
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    demonhorde665 , February 15, 2013 10:30 AM
    alidani love how people seam to have no idea what pay to win means anymore. oh this game has a item shop, pay to winplanet side 2, you can buy weapons, pay to win (no weapon is clearly better than the others, its a trade off nomatter what) i cant speak to hawken as... is that game even out yet? and world of tanks... never found it intresting.


    hawken is out (open beta) , ask me though Mechwarrior online is better (also in open beta). Hwken is to much like fpser while MWO is more my style being an actual simultor game. neither of them are pay to win, both only charge for cosmetic items. in MWO they do sell hero mechs but they arn't pay to win. I blow the s-- out of hero mechs all the time with any one of my regular mechs I've bought with game currency.
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    teh_chem , February 15, 2013 10:46 AM
    Should I be embarrassed that I have never heard of these 3 games?

    Anyone know of some quasi-in-depth studies on free-to-play games and monetization of players? I mean, TF2 and items/hats seems to have been a success; but what about lesser-publicized games that were always F2P (vs. previously-paid and turned F2P)? Just curious.
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    azraa , February 15, 2013 12:52 PM
    From that bundle the only title worth spending money its Planetside. And even then, without spending a cent you can get an excellent experience if you know how to massively team play. And EVEN THEN! Planetside is fun, okay, but their code is a disaster, dudes with 680s and i7s cant get over 60 fps with high settings, their particles are waaay to abusive to the hardware, same as their filters... its not a good engine.


    So, nVidia, in the end of things is selling free stuff.
    Jeez.
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