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Games from Nvidia promotions/bundles will now be linked to bundled GPUs

Games from Nvidia promotions/bundles will now be linked to bundled GPUs

Games from Nvidia promotions/bundles will now be linked to bundled GPUs

Games from Nvidia promotions/bundles will now be linked to bundled GPUs

 
In recent years both AMD and Nvidia have bundled games with their GPUs, with many buyers selling these codes to recoup some of their investments in new GPU hardware.   
 
In the past, every time there has been a GPU/game promotional bundle from either AMD or Nvidia, large numbers of these codes have been resold on websites like Ebay, G2A or on public forums. This is a matter of concern for game developers as these resold codes are sold at lower prices than retail copies, with the developer providing these codes specifically for Nvidia GPU users and not for the wider market. While these resold codes are not a "lost sale" for the games developers, they are codes that have been sold at a sub-optimal price, leaving both Nvidia and game developers in a place where  
 
While these resold codes are not a "lost sale" for the games developers, they are codes that have been sold at a sub-optimal price, leaving both Nvidia and game developers in a place where they want game bundle codes to be restricted further.  
 
Now Nvidia has implemented a new system where gamers can redeem game bundle codes, which works through the Geforce Experience and can automatically redeem codes to linked UPlay and Steam accounts.
 
In Nvidia's new "Prepare for Battle" bundle FAQ, they announced that coupons can only be redeemed with select GPUs, which means that bundle codes can only be used with select hardware, preventing the sale of these codes to gamers with hardware that is different from the seller. This new system will also prevent codes from being redeemed outside of the region of sale, again limiting resale options. 
 
 
 
     Graphics Card Requirements- Some coupons can only be redeemed on selected graphics card. These coupons are     typically tied to a graphics card purchase or promotional giveaway. Please make sure your graphics card is installed before redemption.

Regional/Country Requirements- Some coupons require that they be redeemed in specific regions or countries. Please redeem the code in the appropriate region/country.

Age Requirements - Some coupons have age restrictions due to sensitive content. Please check that your NVIDIA Account meets the age requirement.

  

Games from Nvidia promotions/bundles will now be linked to bundled GPUs

 
These changes will prevent the resale of game codes to a certain extent, allowing Nvidia and game developers to create better pricing deals for their game bundles. If the risk of resale is minimised developers.publishers can maximise retail sales at retail prices, which still offering game bundles with hardware manufacturers.  

 

You can join the discussion on Nvidia's new game bundle redemption process on the OC3D Forums.  

  

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02-02-2017, 12:11:40

The_Governour
I think its another move by nvidia, if I buy a gpu and it comes with a game then its MINE and if I want to sell it, its my right.Quote

02-02-2017, 12:18:21

Tolemac
Thats really sucky if you have bought the games on offer alreadyQuote

02-02-2017, 13:32:11

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by The_Governour View Post
I think its another move by nvidia, if I buy a gpu and it comes with a game then its MINE and if I want to sell it, its my right.
Not your right at all, If they state it comes bundled with the GPU then that is what you have to stick by, Remember you are buying the hardware, The bundled software is just an added bonus and you have zero rights if Nvidia beforehand say "must be used with this GPU".Quote

02-02-2017, 13:38:36

Greenback
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Originally Posted by Tolemac View Post
Thats really sucky if you have bought the games on offer already
bit of a pain if you go Sli aswellQuote

02-02-2017, 16:26:27

jimma47
Yes would suck if you already have the game but the last two I bought that had games gave you a selection from three or four games so it wasn't that bad.

I trust this only checks at the time of activation? I imagine through steam or the like to check your configuration. Does Steam or Origin know the serial number of your GPU or just the type?

How does it work if you then sell the GPU? Does the game still work on your new and improved model?

There will still be work arounds but yes it will limit sales of unwanted keys. More geo blocking. More ripping off the end user.

If NVidia and games developers don't want games sold for 'sub optimal' prices then don't bundle them? I'm sure NV don't pay the games company anywhere near an appropriate value.Quote
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