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Nvidia to bundle Metro: Last Light with some GeForce graphic cards

by Mark Tyson on 15 April 2013, 12:18


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Nvidia announced a F2P in-game cash giveaway called “Gear Up” in February. While that offer was warmly received by people who play some of the games which benefitted from the promo, and considering that any freebie is a bonus, it didn’t get a lot of positive reaction. Actually many people thought it was quite a poor showing compared to AMD’s current Never Settle: Reloaded promotional campaign, which bundles up to six free complete games.

Now a new promotion from Nvidia is set to be announced which will redress the balance, slightly, if you are a fan of 2010’s Metro 2033 FPS adventure game. Nvidia are to bundle the up and coming sequel Metro: Last Light with all purchases of a GeForce GTX 660 or above. Tom’s Hardware reports that the bundle deal will start tomorrow, 16th April. Nvidia hasn’t released official details about this new bundle as yet.

Metro: Last Light is, as mentioned, the sequel to Metro 2033 and is set one year later in 2034 under the ruins of Moscow, mostly within the dark and eerie underground transport system but with “the first signs of a nuclear spring” along with hoards of mutants, above ground.

To take advantage of Nvidia’s offer of a free copy of Metro: Last Light when it is released you will need to purchase an Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or better card after the offer is officially announced. The Nvidia “Gear Up” Free 2 Play bundle looks like it is still on and that will get you £100 to spend split between World of Tanks, Planetside 2 and Hawken with your GTX 660 or better. If you buy a GTX 650 or 650 Ti you qualify for £50 in-game cash split between the aforementioned three games.

Metro: Last Light for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3, will be released in North America on 14th May and in Europe on 17th May. I’ll add the official link to the Nvidia GeForce GTX bundle offer here when it is announced.

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They should add Warframe goodies to the F2P bundle. But even then, the amd bundles are still ahead in terms of value.
I remember my first gpu, nvidia 5700 ultra. It came with two cd wallets full of games and extras , one of which was TES morrowind (game of the year edt). I miss the days when there was value added to a product. No more toys in your cereal box either, just a quiz on the outside.
Actually many people thought it was quite a poor showing compared to AMD’s current Never Settle: Reloaded promotional campaign, which bundles up to six free complete games.
You've got that right about it being a poor showing when compared to the equivalent offer from AMD. I bought an XFX 7970 DD/Black from Aria last month and got codes for:
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Crysis 3
  • Sleeping Dogs (which unfortunately I'd already bought)
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • Far Cry 3
  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter
  • Nexuiz
and if this is to believed then I can also look forward to a code for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon popping into my inbox next month. :D

No doubt some will say that the equivalent Geforce might be technically better (that last picture in the article looks pretty cool), but for value-for-money I'm pretty happy defecting to the “red team” on this occasion.
Well that really puts the nail into the coffin of the 650 Boost.

An extra £5 gets you 192 more cores, double the free2play voucher and Metro: Last Light.
Just remember a lot of the free to play stuff given with the Nvidia doesn't apply to Europe, so instead in the likes of PlanetSide 2 - European players didn't get SC (station Cash) but rubbish camo's in game, for one character :/ a load of jip if you ask me.
AMD making their graphics card upgrades very much value for money with these bundles, even if I detest their flaky software/drivers.