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ZOTAC Teams Up With Ubisoft for TrackMania 2 Game Pass

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  1. btarunr

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    ZOTAC International, a global innovator of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today announces select graphics cards will ship with a free gaming pass for the full version TrackMania 2 Canyon from Ubisoft. The free gaming pass unlocks the full version of TrackMania 2 Canyon for 3 days to let gamers experience the thrilling racing world the game has to offer.

    “TrackMania is the most popular PC racing game with over 10-million gamers and an active community that generates thousands of customized tracks. The recent release of TrackMania 2 Canyon is a perfect opportunity for ZOTAC to introduce the game to our customers,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International. “The game sports incredible graphics that take advantage of the available graphics processing power, which is perfect for new graphics card owners.”

    Gamers can practice TrackMania 2 Canyon solo or take it online to challenge up to 200 players at once on the same track rendered beautifully with ZOTAC GeForce series graphics cards. Competitive racers can compete in the weekly ZOTAC TrackMania 2 Cup for a chance to win great prizes.

    General details
    • ZOTAC & Ubisoft team up for TrackMania2 Canyon 3-Day Game Pass
    • 3-Day Game Pass bundled with select ZOTAC GeForce series graphics cards
    • Shipping with select new production ZOTAC GeForce GT 430 and higher
    • Compete in the ZOTAC TrackMania2 Canyon Cup for to win prizes - visit www.zotac-cup.com for more details
    It’s time to race TrackMania2 Canyon with ZOTAC GeForce series graphics cards.
     
  2. FreedomEclipse

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    Right....so let me get this straight....

    Its a FREE gaming pass that expires within 3 days of activation???? Big whoop-de-dooooo

    As for it being 'the most popular racing game...' - I have my reservations and Trackmania2 isnt on that list.

    though Id be curious to see if Zotac charge more for hardware thats bundled with this free activation key.

    If they wanted something to demo a new graphics card - give them a copy of BF3 or Dear Esther. None of this UBISOFT stuff who already have their own dedicated community of haters

    anyway.....Inb4haters
     
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    Yes, I'm a hater FreedomEclipse :)

    I can brake this:
    “TrackMania is the most popular PC racing game with over 10-million gamers and an active community that generates thousands of customized tracks. The recent release of TrackMania 2 Canyon is a perfect opportunity for ZOTAC to introduce the game to our customers,”
    ...into two parts to show how this is a very wrong and poorly made idea.
    Trackmania United/Nations Forever IS one of the most popular games with the 10M players and a huge modding comunity yadda, yadda, yadda...not TM2.
    TM2:C is not getting all that attention because TM players know "Canyon" is just one of the many environments that will come out eventually and thus, they won't buy it now, just to pay full price for said new environment that won't be a whole new game. Those players won't have to upgrade their computers either (TM is okay by today's standards, albeit CPU heavy).
    3-day game passes are the worse thing for this game, because TM takes time to become addictive. Just like any other racing game (and TM is highly competitive), at the beginning it will be very frustrating and demanding, in order to get a good result. People won't be hooked.
    And in those weekly ZOTAC races, the best players will be there and they will mop the floor with you. They are not average players and take TM seriously as a sport.
    Also, a GT430 won't cut it for TM2. :shadedshu
    So thanks, Ubisoft, for ruining a game with great potential (Even TM Original had more than one environment you greedy bastards, FFS!). :mad:
    I'll just keep wasting my time on TM:U. :)
     

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