Holy Free Non-Free Free To Play NVIDIA!

Subject: General Tech, Graphics Cards | August 31, 2013 - 04:30 PM |
Tagged: geforce, F2P, bundle

If you read Jeremy's post, yesterday, and actually were a fan of in game currency then how about a new bundle? If you pick up a GeForce GTX 650 or participating GTX 700M-based notebooks, you will receive a total $75 split between three Free-to-Play (F2P) titles. One of the titles, Warframe, is also optimized for NVIDIA hardware with the inclusion of PhysX support primarily for particle effects, it would seem.

The bundle includes:

  • Warframe - 465 Platinum (Normally $25)
  • Dungeons and Dragons: NeverWinter - 1,000,000 Astral Diamonds (Normally $25)
  • Marvel Heroes - 2600 Gold (Normally $25)

NVIDIA stresses that you must make your purchase (be it a system containing a GTX 650, a discrete add-in GTX 650, or a laptop containing a GTX 700M) from one of the participating merchants. Codes will not be provided if the retailer, or 'e-tailer', is not a partner for this program.

Press blast after the break.

NVIDIA ANNOUNCES NEW FREE TO PLAY BUNDLE

SEATTLE, WA — August 30, 2013— NVIDIA today announced a new promotion that will give gamers a total of $75 of in-game currencies to a trio of the hottest free-to-play games: Warframe, Neverwinter and Marvel Heroes. The promotion, which is applicable for new purchases of notebook PCs featuring GeForce 700M-series GPUs or desktop GeForce GTX 650 GPUs, starts today and will run throughout the rest of the year.

Voted the best F2P game at PAX East 2013, Warframe is a co-op third-person online action game set in an evolving sci-fi world.  Featuring the incredible NVIDIA PhysX technology, players control ancient warriors in a war with the Grineer (bad guys).  With over three million registered users, gamers can join friends in player-vs-enemy raids across the solar system and master the power of the Warframes.  $25 of in-game currency gives players the opportunity to shop in the marketplace and gain new gear quickly such as a new supercharged Warframe with an inventory slot, a sentinel pet to aid in battle, mod-packs to instantly upgrade gear, void key packs to gain access to rare missions, as well as other boosters or revives.

Hailed by GameFront as “one of the best traditional MMOs,” Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter combines fast paced combat with over a quarter century of Dungeons & Dragons lore.  Packed with exclusive NVIDIA technology including TXAA, HBAO and 3D Vision, players experience epic stories, action combat and classic roleplaying.  The bundle provided in-game loot will give players access to mounts, companions, consumables, items, fashion, crafting packs and more!

For any fans of the Marvel universe, Marvel Heroes is not to be missed!  This F2P massively multiplayer online action role-playing game features frenetic action combat where players can battle infamous Marvel villains as their favorite Superhero.  Play with the already one and a half million registered users, as Hawkeye, Storm, Daredevil, Thing, or Scarlet Witch.  $25 of in-game currency gives players the option to choose from a variety of heroes including Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, and Wolverine to name a few. Players can also opt to get iconic costumes from throughout Marvel’s storied history, such as Iron Man’s Mk 1 armor from his first appearance in Tales of Suspense #39 to his Avengers movie armor, to further customize their hero.

For additional information about NVIDIA, please visit www.geforce.com/f2pbundle.

Source: NVIDIA
September 1, 2013 | 12:04 AM - Posted by pdjblum

Scott,

First, are you free to use "free" three times in such a short title?

Secondly, this sentence is ambiguous:

"NVIDIA stresses that you must purchase a GTX 650 separately, bundled with a system, or a notebook including a GeForce GTX 700M from participating merchants."

nvida stresses either you buy a gtx 650 or a system bundled with a gtx 650 from participating merchants, or you buy a notebook including a GeForce GTX 700M from participating merchants.

Yeah, a little wordy, but clear.

Just busting your ...

September 1, 2013 | 01:13 AM - Posted by Scott Michaud

Yep, thanks. Made my own edit, based on your suggestion, which I think is clearer than the original.

As for the wordy title, it was a semi-trollish reference to Jeremy's title.

September 2, 2013 | 04:34 AM - Posted by ET3D (not verified)

Better game selection than the last bundle, IMO.

September 3, 2013 | 05:48 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Still sure feels like a poor man's bundle...

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