Grab yourself a free copy of Watch Dogs with select GeForce GTX graphics cards

Watch Dogs Nvidia promotion

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Ubisoft and Nvdia are best buds right now. They’ve partnered up to work some visual magic on Ubisoft’s upcoming Watch Dogs, throwing in TXAA anti aliasing and HBAO+. But it looks like this is more than a fleeting romance. 

Pick up one of a select group of Nvidia graphics cards, and you’ll net yourself a free digital copy of Watch Dogs, redeemable on Uplay. 

If you’ve been thinking of getting any of these cards: GeForce GTX GTX 660, 660 Ti, 670, 680, 690, 760, 770, 780, 780 Ti, or Titan Black, then now’s a pretty good time if you fancy a free game. 

You’ll be able to play it on May 27th, when it finally launches, if you do decide to splash out on a new card. Of course, you’ll still have a brand spanking new graphics card to play with in the mean time. 

Any takers? 

Cheers, Destructoid.

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Shriven Avatar
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3 Years ago

Has anyone bought a graphics card just because it came with a free game? I havent. Anyone?

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Fraser Brown Avatar
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3 Years ago

Unlikely. But I imagine that for someone considering a new card, this sort of thing might inspire them to buy one now rather than wait, or choose Nvidia over AMD.

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Shriven Avatar
3449
3 Years ago

That must work out as a sizable price to pay the software developer. Granted, they get more than just the money from the GFX guys from the arraignment but the margins must be favorable in other ways.

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Nick Wilson Avatar
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3 Years ago

It's also about promoting specific graphical tech within a specific game. Nvidia will be promoting Watch Dogs just like AMD promoted Thief.

"this game plays best when running with X GPU"

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Belimawr Avatar
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3 Years ago

the advertising is worth it, they will get the games cheap as they are helping advertise for the developer/publisher and the game could push some people over the line as said above, so it works in favour for everyone.

but realistically most informed people will work on price against performance, but the vast majority of PC gamers are clueless about the actual performance, so they go by price, so by throwing in a game that will most likely sell for about £40-£50 it will make people looking at the cards think there is more value to the one with a game.

it's the same reason Sony managed to get so many people to subscribe to PSN before it became mandatory as the free games made most people seeing it as way better value for money over Xbox Live.

the cost value of games is actually quite low, the majority of the markup comes from the stores you purchase from, so Nvidia is probably paying very little for the games, more so when they throw in the fact they are giving free advertising to the game.

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Shriven replied to Belimawr
3 Years ago

Thank you for informed discussion.

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