Subject: Graphics Cards | February 11, 2013 - 05:33 PM | Ryan Shrout
Tagged: world of tanks, planetside 2, nvidia, Hawken, gtx, geforce, bundle
AMD has definitely been winning the "game" of game bundles and bonus content with graphics cards purchases, as is evident from the recent Never Settle Reloaded campaign that includes titles like Crysis 3, Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider. I made comments that NVIDIA was falling behind and may even start to look like they have moved away from a focus on PC gamers since they hadn't made any reply over the last year...
After losing a bidding war with AMD over Crysis 3, today NVIDIA is unveiling a bundle campaign that attack at a different angle; rather than including in bundled games NVIDIA is working free-to-play titles. How do you give gamers bonuses by including free to play games? Credits! Cold hard cash!
Starting today if you pick up any GeForce GTX graphics card you'll be eligible to get free in-game credit to use in one of the three free-to-play titles partnering with NVIDIA. A GTX 650 or GTX 650 Ti will net you $25 in each for a total bonus of $75 while buying a GTX 660 or higher, all the way up to the GTX 690 results in $50 per game for a total of $150.
Also, after asking NVIDIA about it, this is a PER CARD bundle so if you get an SLI pair of anything, you'll get double the credit. A pair of GeForce GTX 660s for an SLI rig results in $100 per game, $300 total!
This is a very interesting approach that NVIDIA has decided to take and I am eager to get feedback from our readers on the differences between AMD's and NVIDIA's bundles. I have played quite a bit of Planetside 2 and definitely enjoyed it; it is a graphics showcase as well with huge and expansive levels and hundreds of people per server. World of Tanks and Hawken I am less familiar with but they also are extremely popular.
Leave us your comments below! Do you think NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX gaming bundle for free-to-play game credits can be successful!
If you are looking for a new GeForce GTX card today and this bundle convinced you to buy, feel free to use the links below.
- GeForce GTX 690 - $999
- GeForce GTX 680 - $459
- GeForce GTX 670 - $359
- GeForce GTX 660 Ti - $279
- GeForce GTX 660 - $219
- GeForce GTX 650 Ti - $149
- GeForce GTX 650 - $114
Subject: Editorial | December 19, 2012 - 11:58 PM | Ryan Shrout
Tagged: live, video, planetside 2
Just a quick note to anyone that might want to join us, we are going to attempt to play some Planetside 2 after the podcast recording tonight. Planetside 2 is a free to play first person MMO. It is kind of complicated though so you might want to learn up some on the details if you haven't played before.
We are going to use Teamspeak for our in-game chat and you can get the details for the Fragging Frogs Main TS Server right here.
If you aren't interested in playing but would like to watch, you should head to our PC Perspective Live! Page for our live stream!