Nope, Never Settling... Forever. More Bundles.

Subject: General Tech, Graphics Cards | April 21, 2014 - 01:55 PM |
Tagged: radeon, never settle forever, never settle, amd

AMD has been taking PC gaming very seriously, especially over the last couple of years. While they have a dominant presence in the console space, with only IBM in opposition, I believe that direct licensing revenue was not their main goal, rather that they hope to see benefits carry over to the PC and maybe mobile spaces, eventually. In the PC space, Never Settle launched as a very successful marketing campaign. While it had a stutter with the launch of the R9 (and R7) product lines, it is back and is still called, "Never Settle Forever".

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Keeping with Forever's alteration to the Never Settle formula, the type of card that you purchase yields a Gold, Silver, or Bronze reward. Gold (the R9 280 and R9 290 series, and the R9 295X2) gets three free games in the Gold tier, Silver (R9 270 and R7 260 series) gets two in the Silver tier, and Bronze (R7 250 and R7 240 series) gets one free game in the Bronze tier. By and large, the tiers are the same as last time plus a few old games and one upcoming Square Enix release: Murdered: Soul Suspect. They have also made deals with certain independent developers, where two indie titles bundled together count as one choice.

The complete breakdown of games is as follows:

 
Gold
(Choose 3)
Silver
(Choose 2)
Bronze
(Choose 1)
Murdered: Soul Suspect (June 3, 2014) Yes Yes No
Thief Yes Yes No
Tomb Raider Yes Yes No
Hitman: Absolution Yes Yes No
Sleeping Dogs Yes Yes No
Dungeon Siege III Yes Yes Yes
Dirt 3 Yes Yes Yes
Alan Wake Yes Yes Yes
Darksiders Yes Yes Yes
Darksiders II Yes Yes Yes
Company of Heroes 2 Yes Yes Yes
Total War: Shogun 2 Yes Yes Yes
Titan Quest (Gold Edition) Yes Yes Yes
Supreme Commander (Gold Edition) Yes Yes Yes
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Yes Yes No
Payday 2 Yes Yes No
Just Cause 2 Yes Yes Yes
Banner Saga + Mutant Blobs Attack (indie combo) Yes Yes Yes
Guacamelee + DYAD (indie combo) Yes Yes Yes
Mutant Blobs Attack + DYAD (indie combo) Yes Yes Yes
Banner Saga + DYAD (indie combo) Yes Yes Yes
Mutant Blobs Attack + Guacamelee (indie combo) Yes Yes Yes

Oddly enough, there does not seem to be a Banner Saga + Guacamelee combo...

... the only impossible combination.

AMD has also announced that Never Settle will continue for more "additions" in 2014. Which ones? Who knows. It is clear that they have a great working relationship with Square Enix Europe, including basically their last six major titles in Never Settle and keeping them there, but there is not really anything from them on the horizon (at least, not announced). AMD does sound confident in having other deals lined up this year, however.

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Never Settle Forever graphics cards are available now "at participating retailers". Bundle codes can be redeemed any time between now and August 31st.

There is some regional variance in game availability, however. Read up before you purchase (especially if you live in Japan). You should be fine if you live in North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and Latin America, though, at least where AMD products are available. Still, it is a good idea to check.

Source: AMD
April 21, 2014 | 02:45 PM - Posted by biohazard918

Looks pretty decent lots of good games at least even if most of them are fairly old.

April 21, 2014 | 05:35 PM - Posted by arbiter

good number of them are 2-3 years old, only one i can tell from this year is theif. it was an ok game not sure i would pick it for a free game since its single player only.

April 21, 2014 | 05:50 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud

Plus the game coming out in June, Murdered: Soul Suspect. Also, technically Banner Saga.

April 21, 2014 | 07:37 PM - Posted by ThorAxe

Two new games plus a host of $2-5 Steam Sale games....hopefully the unannounced games are better.

April 22, 2014 | 12:30 AM - Posted by praack

started off well, then the quality of games dropped- then again- they did not need to push to sell anything- the bitcoiners were buying everything until Mt Gox got pwned

April 22, 2014 | 05:58 AM - Posted by arbiter

Hard to get gamers to buy your cards when prices are 60% over MSRP.

April 22, 2014 | 06:27 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Lol still AMD cards overpriced and list of games are super old which most already bought on Steam sales. Maybe future games will be more appealing and the cards price will drop again (which I doubt).

April 27, 2014 | 06:38 PM - Posted by PhoneyVirus

Let's see what Nvidia has to offer, probably noting like AMD and the above guys is right, list of games are super old which most already bought on Steam sales.

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