Sunday, February 3rd 2013

AMD "Never Settle" Bundle Returns with New AAA Titles

AMD stumped PC gamers last October by announcing its first Never Settle game bundle that sees its various AIB partners bundle 2~4 AAA game titles with their performance-thru-extreme segment graphics cards. In a bid to overcome post-X'mas slump, and build the brand in the run up to summer, the company released its Never Settle Reloaded bundles.

Based around games that launch within Q1, the bundle covers four new AAA titles: Tomb Raider (2013); Bioshock Infinite, DMC: Devil May Cry (2013); and Crysis 3. That's right, one of the biggest PC games of this season will be freely distributed with AMD Radeon graphics cards. Those buying a single Radeon HD 7900 series graphics card get Crysis 3 and Bioshock Infinite; a single Radeon HD 7800 series card gets you Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider (2013).

Then there are a couple of mega bundles that combines the first Never Settle with Never Settle Reloaded. Buying a pair of Radeon HD 7900 series graphics cards (for CrossFire) gets you a total of six games: Crysis 3, Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider (2013), FarCry 3, Hitman Absolution, and Sleeping Dogs. Quite a mouthful? Wait till you hear this - UK buyers get eight titles on purchase of the $1,600 ASUS ROG ARES II dual-GPU graphics card. This crate of games includes Crysis 3, Bioshock Infinite, DiRT Showdown, FarCry 3, Hitman Absolution, Sleeping Dogs, Deus Ex Human Revolution, and Nexuiz. The bundles should go active by the end of February.

Burrrn!
Add your own comment

48 Comments on AMD "Never Settle" Bundle Returns with New AAA Titles

#1
progste
by: Recus
Warface.
so you want them to bundle a free2play? :laugh:
Posted on Reply
#2
WhiteLotus
Wait wait wait...


UK Exclusive?! Now I have heard of everything.
Posted on Reply
#3
T4C Fantasy
CPU & GPU DB Maintainer
by: WhiteLotus
Wait wait wait...


UK Exclusive?! Now I have heard of everything.
yeah first Top Gear now this
Posted on Reply
#4
Rei86
So newegg isn't offering the bundle where you purchase two 7970/50 card.

Only thing they have going on is the TR/BS or C3/BS bundle.
Posted on Reply
#5
RejZoR
I never ever looked for game bundles because they never had any when i needed it.

Only time when i got something decent with gfx card was RADEON 9600 PRO from GIGABYTE when i got Will Rock, Tomb Raider Angel of Darkness and Rainbow 6 Raven Shield.
Posted on Reply
#6
happita
Instead of lowering price, they just keep the games coming. Blah.
Bundling games with certain items "might" sway some people into buying a particular product, but majority of the time other variables are much more important than that; ie. price, performance, features, efficiency, etc..
Posted on Reply
#7
progste
you can just sell the games if you don't want them
Posted on Reply
#8
EChondo
And I just bought a second MSI 7870 from Newegg...
Posted on Reply
#9
neliz
by: okidna
Only EMEA, NA, and NZ? No love for Asia? :shadedshu:shadedshu
For Asia, replace Tomb Raider with DMC
Posted on Reply
#10
scorpion_amd13
I got burned with the first Never Settle bundle. Bought a Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X and received a grand total of zero games. AMD Support said they don't care when I contacted them. Apparently worldwide means only a handful of countries to AMD, and also a handful of shops from those countries, to get what everybody is supposed to get according to their press releases (and yes, they were shouting to the skies that it was the first true worldwide campaign).

Don't get me wrong, I love seeing good or great games bundled with graphics cards. However, having to jump through a plethora of hoops to actually get the promotional stuff makes it useless to me (and probably a lot of other buyers, too).
Posted on Reply
#11
xenocide
by: progste
lol tell me a AAA title that isn't a console port other than The Witcher 2
Borderlands 2 and Sleeping Dogs come to mind, not to mention any PC-exclusive. I wouldn't even really consider Witcher 2 a AAA Titles by conventional definition, it was a super niche game made by a somewhat small Polish game dev.

by: T4C Fantasy
smells like they want to get rid of 7k stock to fill up 8k gpu stock :D :D I cant wait for official specs on 8k series
More than likely, or they are seeing sales drop and are afraid the decrease in revenue would look bad for their perspective buyers.
Posted on Reply
#12
kn00tcn
by: Kaynar
That is a sold deal there. I actually wonder if AMD will have optimized Crossfire drivers for these games on-time and not 2 months later, since it is offering a better "buy two cards" deal....
about all of the 6 recent games have some form of driver profile before their release, i think sleeping dogs didnt

times really have been changing since about a year, maybe even 1.5yrs ago, other than bethesda games

by: xenocide
Borderlands 2 and Sleeping Dogs come to mind, not to mention any PC-exclusive. I wouldn't even really consider Witcher 2 a AAA Titles by conventional definition, it was a super niche game made by a somewhat small Polish game dev.
console port means different things to different people, 1 problem with borderlands is same assets (i think?), dx9 only, but the in game options are there kinda like batman
Posted on Reply
#13
Rei86
So does anyone know who in the USA is doing the full AMD bundle? Itching to pick up two 7970s to mess around with.
Posted on Reply
#14
SIGSEGV
by: okidna
Only EMEA, NA, and NZ? No love for Asia? :shadedshu:shadedshu
+1, if only they provided us with those free bundle games too, i'd be happy for sure to switch my current card with 7970 (just for gaming) and play the games with heavily AAA titles (let say with 8x MSAA) :respect:
Posted on Reply
#15
xenocide
by: kn00tcn
console port means different things to different people, 1 problem with borderlands is same assets (i think?), dx9 only, but the in game options are there kinda like batman
DX9 only doesn't immediately mean it's a lesser game. Not all games have to push hardware to the extreme. Crysis 2 didn't launch supporting DX11, but they still had a dedicated team for the PC version. The same is true of Sleeping Dogs and Borderlands 2. I've heard great things about DMC as well--for a more recent title.
Posted on Reply
#16
Relayer
by: Kaynar
"Burrrn" -well said.

That is a sold deal there. I actually wonder if AMD will have optimized Crossfire drivers for these games on-time and not 2 months later, since it is offering a better "buy two cards" deal....
I had similar thoughts. As long as we hear that microstutter plagues crossfire worse than SLI, this promo will be held back.
Posted on Reply
#17
AsRock
TPU addict
by: Sasqui
I noticed that almost all 7xxx card from Newegg had the bundles, but other vendors didn't.

Also, I think the bundle deal ended on Nov 31, so you probably missed it.
Yeah gotta watch that shit with newegg.. You might get one with the offers but you find they expired..

After most of the games they are offering but i buy the card i wanted not the games i wanted as in the end those game will be 5-10$ later and the card you be wanting to use that much longer typically..
Posted on Reply
#18
erixx
The final move by AMD to achieve FTW bankruptcy.
Posted on Reply
#19
Eagleye
I don`t get why people are hating for getting FREE Games? Well, To be honest, the people hating usually hate on anything AMD anyway from my observation lol.

Tomshardware has done a review on XFire+Radeon Pro Vs SLi+inspector etc. Guess which won?

Cheaper, Faster and Free Games, Can`t be bad IMO
Posted on Reply
#20
SIGSEGV
by: erixx
The final move by AMD to achieve FTW bankruptcy.
lol.
it sounds you're more desperate rather than amd

:laugh:
Posted on Reply
#21
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
by: progste
you can just sell the games if you don't want them
Yep I sold the first bundle to knock $40 off the cost of my 7950. As for those saying they wish NV would do this... stubborn loyalty to one brand simply limits you. This is a perfect example of how.
Posted on Reply
#22
scorpion_amd13
by: scorpion_amd13
I got burned with the first Never Settle bundle. Bought a Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X and received a grand total of zero games. AMD Support said they don't care when I contacted them. Apparently worldwide means only a handful of countries to AMD, and also a handful of shops from those countries, to get what everybody is supposed to get according to their press releases (and yes, they were shouting to the skies that it was the first true worldwide campaign).

Don't get me wrong, I love seeing good or great games bundled with graphics cards. However, having to jump through a plethora of hoops to actually get the promotional stuff makes it useless to me (and probably a lot of other buyers, too).
My issue has been resolved through the actions of an unknown benefactor. I am really grateful, whomever it may be that helped me out.

Never thought that posting here would solve the problem. Thank you TPU. :rockout:
Posted on Reply
#23
Xzibit
by: Fluffmeister
nVidia's cards have barely budged in price, whilst AMD's have had multiple price drops and the bundles keep getting bigger and bigger. Reeks of desperation to me!

But yeah it's good for everyone, like i said cheap games! ;)
Looks like the Green team is Reeking of Desperation aswell...

Nvidia own bundle came out today.
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment