A year later, AMD is still giving away games with graphics cards
AMD's been helping gamers add to their collection of titles with Never Settle game bundles since October 22 of last year, and lest you think the Sunnyvale chip designer has plans of slowing down, you can expect more game promotions heading in the holiday season. What comes next? Well, to start with, any gamer who purchases an AMD Radeon R9 Series product starting on November 13 will get a copy of Battlefield 4 a qualifying AMD Radeon R9 Series product starting on November 13 will get a copy of Battlefield 4 (it will be up to each individual retailer and add-in board partner to decide which SKUs qualify).
You have to check availability and make sure you're buying the R9 graphics card from a qualifying vendor (as well as it being a qualifying SKU) to be eligible for the BF4 promotion, which you can do by heading over to www.amd.com/battlefield4. Not a bad deal, and as an added bonus, Mantle API support is supposed to come this December.
The second holiday promotion is an extension of the Never Settle Forever bundle to gamers who purchase a Radeon R7 260X graphics card. Those who purchase the part from a qualifying vendor are eligible for the Sliver reward tier (check availability at www.amd.com/neversettleforever), which entails two free game selections. Coinciding with the promotion, AMD is adding Thief to the list of available titles in the Silver tier. Other possible game selections include Hitman Absolution, Sleeping Dogs, Sniper Elite V2, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, and DiRT 3.
"We’re tremendously excited about the game bundles heading in to the holiday season, especially because October 22 marked the first anniversary of the industry-changing Never Settle programs! It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year of giving the world’s best games to gamers with the purchase of an AMD Radeon graphics card," AMD said.
These are some pretty sweet offers. Anyone plan on taking advantage of either one?
There was some confusion surrounding the BF4 promotion. To clarify, not all Radeon R9 Series graphics cards are eligible -- it's up to retailers and add-in board partners to decided which ones will come with BF4. More details can be found here.