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News Nvidia locks down bundle games to block trades, sales

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 3 Feb 2017.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    Why is it every time I buy a new gfx card I never qualify for any games?
     
  3. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Well-Known Member

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    Another reason to hope Vega is decent.
     
  4. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    This is just plain annoying. To me the games offered with a new card are absolutely of zero value as I don't really game much, so selling them on for a fiver or so just makes sense. Guess I'll just be stuck with random codes for a while and inflated GPU prices that think the codes are an incentive. Nice one.
     
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    Spaceraver Ultralurker

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    This is just one of the reasons I stay with AMD.. Not that I dislike the power of Nvidia based cards, but I dislike their business practices..
     
  6. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    I would rather have a discount than a code for a game I don't want.
     
  7. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    Both AMD and nvidia have the same terms and conditions one follows it through, AMD will not be far behind. It's already banned on most forums to resell the codes, was always suprised it was allowed here. As both nvidia and AMD do not allow the resale.

    Did not get a single free game with any of my last 3 gpu purchases. If you buy day1 or near enough you never do.
     
  8. Locknload

    Locknload Jolly Good Egg

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    I bought a Asus strix1070 from Scan, a while back. It did not qualify for a free game at the time.

    Then some weeks AFTER my purchase a deal was offered for a free copy of Watchdogs 2 with this card, i asked Scan on the off chance if it could give me a copy as a goodwill gesture?

    They replied within 20 minutes and sent me a code for Watchdogs 2......Well done Scan.
     

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