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AMD updates, expands Never Settle game bundles

AMD updates, expands Never Settle game bundles

If you're picking up an Asus ROG Ares II board, you'll get eight free games - while those with a more down-to-earth budget can expect between two and six titles.

If you didn't pick up a new graphics card as part of the AMD 'Never Settle' bundle deal, the red camp isn't finished trying to tempt you over: the bundle has been updated with some new-release titles.

The original 'Never Settle' bundle distinguished itself, daft name aside, by offering buyers of an AMD Radeon HD 7900 series board copies of Sleeping Dogs, Hitman: Absolution and Far Cry 3 along with a 20 per cent off voucher for Medal of Honor: Warfighter. While those buying lesser cards would receive steadily lesser rewards - two AMD Radeon HD 7800 series boards got you everything bar Sleeping Dogs, while a single AMD Radeon HD 7800 series board dropped Hitman: Absolution from the list - it was still a good deal for those who had all-but decided on a Radeon HD board anyway.

Now, the offer has been upgraded and extended. The new bundle will see buyers of an AMD Radeon HD 7900 series board pick up Crysis 3: Hunter Edition and BioShock Infinite, while those opting for the cheaper AMD Radeon HD 7800 series will get BioShock Infinite and Tomb Raider. Buyers with a big-old budget who are looking at a pair of AMD Radeon HD 7900 series boards for use in CrossFire will get all three, while also picking up Far Cry 3, Hitman: Absolution and Sleeping Dogs for an impressive six games in total.

The most well-heeled gamer, however, will find the biggest bundle comes with the Asus ROG Ares II, a ridiculously overspecced dual-GPU AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition board with 6GB of GDDR5 RAM and in-built sealed-loop watercooling. Pick up one of those, and as well as a panicked letter from your bank manager you'll find every bundle game minus - for some reason - Tomb Raider along with Dirt: Showdown, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Nexuiz for a total of eight games.

Running through the list, you may spot one or two titles that aren't yet available. Where a game hasn't been released into the market, buyers will receive a code that will be good for redemption after release - in other words, buyers don't get early access to the titles.

AMD has confirmed that the above game bundles are valid across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, Australia and New Zealand except the Asus ROG Ares II bundle, which is - for some reason - a UK exclusive. All bundles are valid for purchases of the aforementioned boards from approved retailers and e-tailers from now until the end of the year, or until AMD sees the free game offer eating into its profits - whichever comes first.

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Xir 4th February 2013, 13:01 Quote
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except the Asus ROG Ares II bundle, which is - for some reason - a UK exclusive
You're probably the only country they were sold into...one, for testing :D
Snips 4th February 2013, 13:25 Quote
Christ, it'll be "Buy One, Get One Free!" soon. Surely these must be selling. However, the second hand market is flooded with AMD's. Can't get an Nvidia card secondhand for love nor money!
rollo 4th February 2013, 13:35 Quote
Think thats the problem Snips they are not selling. Otherwise these bundles would not exist.
Snips 4th February 2013, 14:03 Quote
You're right but the way some go on about them, you would expect them to be flying out.
Tangster 4th February 2013, 14:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by Snips
You're right but the way some go on about them, you would expect them to be flying out.

People are waiting for the GTX780 and AMD next gen, or next gen consoles. Given that a 480 and above is still very capable, I don't blame them.
Corky42 4th February 2013, 15:08 Quote
Do people really decide on what card to buy based on what games are bundled with it, Wouldn't AMD do better investing the money spent on promotions on there R&D ?
Hustler 4th February 2013, 15:38 Quote
I can only assume all these deals means AMD's next gen of cards have been delayed yet again..
Xir 4th February 2013, 15:47 Quote
Never ceases to amaze professional marketing....price is what counts these days.
Want to add 100pounds worth of software? try reducing your price by half that and see what happens.
rollo 4th February 2013, 16:53 Quote
Small reminder costs them basically nothing to add these games to bundles as they already helped develop them. Cutting prices would reduce there profit which is bad for them.
aggies11 4th February 2013, 16:54 Quote
Sounds like the Rumours that AMD are delaying the next Series release until they have emptied the product channel of existing stock, seem to be true. If they want this product sold asap, then it makes sense to start throwing in incentives.

Great deal if you already want a Radeon and/or were planning on getting Crysis or Bioshock.
Corky42 4th February 2013, 18:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by rollo
Small reminder costs them basically nothing to add these games to bundles as they already helped develop them. Cutting prices would reduce there profit which is bad for them.

I wouldn't say it costs them nothing, other wise why not bundle games with there cards all the time ? maybe it costs them very little but it still costs them something.
towelie 4th February 2013, 19:54 Quote
Alot of friends have made the jump to AMD, can't blame them for the price and free games to bundle on top.Well played AMD
Ferino 4th February 2013, 22:49 Quote
DAmn only just bought a 7950. Would have waited a bit longer had I known this. Already had the never settle bundle games.
Griffter 5th February 2013, 09:24 Quote
what the hell nvidia! do something, amd already got the new xbox and ps4 in their pocket.
south side sammy 5th February 2013, 19:43 Quote
the problem isn't just with AMD, it's with the consumer. Nobody has money to spend on anything. All businesses are hurting. ( except the local gas station..... where consumers spend the income they would have spent on non essentials. )
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