Thursday, May 26th 2011

EVGA Readies Duke's Fully Loaded Package Graphics Card Bundle

Duke Nukem seems to be attracting as much attention from his swarm of male fans as the school uniform-clad strippers from the game. This fandom is building up obscene levels of hype with the various collectors' edition bundles available on the web, on pre-order, that give a variety of Duke Nukem memorabilia along with a copy of Duke Nukem Forever, a game that has been in production for 14 years. Some of the gamers who are going to play the game hadn't even graduated from Fisher Price when the last Duke game came out.

EVGA wants to be one of those to come out with (no pun intended) a bundle of their own, called "Duke's Fully Loaded Package". As a top-tier graphics card vendor, its bundle includes - you guessed it - a graphics card that handles the game well, in this case, a specially-branded GeForce GTX 560 1 GB clocked at 810/1620/4008 MHz (core/CUDA cores/memory), apart from a copy of Duke Nukem Forever (PC), memorabilia that includes "The History, Legacy and Legend of Duke Nukem Forever" artbook, Duke Nukem Forever mousepad, a "radioactive" belt-buckle, and a specially designed package. Those craving for Duke's fully-loaded package (again, no pun intended) from EVGA, can pre-order it from here.
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36 Comments on EVGA Readies Duke's Fully Loaded Package Graphics Card Bundle

#1
digibucc
by: lilkiduno
and because I am not applying Duke logic, which yes i know is all out balls to the wall the bigger the better, I am not american? I have yet to see how this excatally ties together. :confused:
by: TheMailMan78
Duke logic is American logic. Anything less is French.
couldn't have said it better ;)
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#2
Arctucas
I believe eVGA would better serve their customers by concentrating on product development/improvement, rather than gimmicky marketing.
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#3
WarraWarra
560 nvidia it might be enough but it would get some serious normal human "illegal in most country's" remark from Duke.

Try the same with at least a basic 6950 or 6970 and throw in some goodies to make the deal sweet then it would be worth it.

A dual 6950 or dual cheap 6870 package would also work.

I still can not believe how much I laughed at the Duke preview videos. Would be worth it if the game sucks just for the laughs from his comments.

Hopefully this will set the bar for all the other "great tech concepts" games but horrible and boring to play current and new upcoming games. Yes those that the 5 mins video bores you to death with great graphics and great innovation but boring as hell games "FPS".
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#4
digibucc
by: Arctucas
I believe eVGA would better serve their customers by concentrating on product development/improvement, rather than gimmicky marketing.
marketing runs the world dude, no way around it save for moving to the mountains.
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TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: Arctucas
I believe eVGA would better serve their customers by concentrating on product development/improvement, rather than gimmicky marketing.
Are you sayin Duke is a gimmick?
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#6
Arctucas
by: digibucc
marketing runs the world dude, no way around it save for moving to the mountains.
Yes, but marketing new and innovative products instead of slapping a decal on an otherwise ordinary, run-of-the-mill card, stuffing it into a garish package with 'extras' (a custom mousepad, belt buckle and artbook!, oh, be still my beating heart!!! although, the included game is okay), and expecting consumers to shovel money into their coffers is, in my opinion, not only short-sighted, but rather disingenuous.

Personally, I prefer to spend money on improved technology rather than the same-old-same-old with some bonus junk thrown in.

However, I am sure there is a segment to which this sort of thing is appealing, it simply does not pique my interest.
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#7
Arctucas
by: TheMailMan78
Are you sayin Duke is a gimmick?
Not at all, I said that eVGA using the game to market an ordinary card is gimmicky.
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#8
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: 1Kurgan1
I think what we are all trying to say is, Duke wouldn't put his name on anything modest.
If it's not modest, it won't sell in the real world. Imagine if this was a bundle consisting of a GTX 590. The price would then be around $800. Would there be any more takers for it than that tiny demographic that buys GTX 590? No.
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#9
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
ID buy it, id sell my left nut to use the GTX 590 as just a physx card which isnt even supported in DNF as my 6970s give out the amazing ass kicking performance the Duke demands, why because Its go big or go home and no american man will go home after giving up a nut. And fuck it if Physx wouldnt work id demand it work for the DUKE and it would because its Duke Nukem and i dont know where im going with this mailman take over, i need to go blast the hell out of some pigs and save me some strippers.
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#10
timta2
"This product comes with a 3 year limited warranty. Registration is recommended"

Pass. So how long until all cards have a 1 year warranty?
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#11
micropage7
the cooler is like 460 gtx with different sticker
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