NVIDIA GeForce GTX Summer 2013 Free To Play Bundle
In February we launched the NVIDIA Free To Play Bundle, celebrating the amazing free-to-play games like Hawken, PlanetSide 2 and World of Tanks that are taking the world by storm, generating more revenue than traditional AAA releases. Now, there’s a new Free To Play Bundle, featuring three exciting F2P titles that have gamers enthralled.
Available with GeForce GTX 650s and GeForce GTX 700M notebooks at participating e-tailers and retailers, the new Summer F2P bundle gives gamers £50 of in-game currency to spend in Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter, Marvel Heroes, and Warframe. Split three ways, the bundled £50 can net you new characters, new classes, new weapons, helpful pets, and a variety of cosmetic upgrades.
Designed from the ground-up as a co-op third-person shooter, Warframe eschews F2P conventions and focuses solely on Player Versus Enemy (PvE) combat, instead of the traditional Player Versus Player (PvP) setup. “We’ve been told at every turn that PvE is hard to sustain in the free-to-play market”, says Dave Kudirka, Warframe’s producer. “We feel we have an interesting world worth exploring, one that a player can enjoy at their own pace, alone, or with friends,” he adds. “The frantic competition of PvP would limit the visibility of all the intricate characters and environments we want to introduce to players. Skill and mastery are generally the focus in PvP, and we’re chasing mystery and revelation, the kinds of things you traditionally get in a PvE or story-based experience.”
Those jumping into Warframe will discover a highly entertaining co-op shooter with advanced graphics, topped off with a variety of hardware-accelerated PhysX effects that add greatly to the sci-fi spectacle.
For Digital Extremes’ producer it’s not just about flashy effects and pushing technology; PhysX allows the team to enhance the player’s feeling of being in control of a bad-ass space ninja. “I know that when I set a Grineer enemy on fire with PhysX enabled, I can slash through the ash and embers and see the particles react to my sword - that’s the kind of stuff that helps you really feel the power you’re wielding in-game.” Unlike traditional effects, PhysX particles are real entities that characters, enemies, and other effects can interact with. Particles move as players run through effects, explosions send particles careering through the environment, and Turbulence effects wrap themselves around the eponymous Warframes as they cast powerful offensive and defensive abilities.
“If you want to be a super-powered space ninja,” says Producer Dave, “you should join. If you like frantic third-person action, you should join. If you like to see sci-fi take a unique visual direction, if you like guns, or if you like swords, you should join.” If you do join Warframe, your GeForce GTX 650 will give you great performance at 1920x1080, and it’ll even remain playable at 2560x1600, a far more demanding resolution.
With the bundle’s in-game money you’ll be able to buy an entirely new Warframe, a Sentinel pet who aids in combat, advanced weapons, or any number of other items. Each lets you bypass hours of gameplay, getting you immediately to the game’s best goodies.
Based around the world famous Dungeons & Dragons license, Cryptic Studios’ Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter is a new free-to-play, traditionally-styled massively multiplayer online role-playing game with PvE, PvP, and larger co-operative missions requiring balanced groups of players. Uniquely, players can also dive into a dungeon editor, creating new quests and levels for fellow gamers to tackle; the best of the best rising to the top thanks to a ranking system, giving everyone a chance to try missions as good as those from Cryptic.
On a GeForce GTX 650, Neverwinter runs flawlessly with max settings and 8xMSAA enabled, giving players the best possible experience.
To further tweak and tune your experience make sure to check out our Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter Graphics and Performance Guide.
With the bundle’s F2P cash players can choose from hundreds of items, ranging from mounts and companions (pets), to inventory-boosting backpacks and cosmetic outfits. Bundle buyers can even convert their Zen to Astral Diamonds, giving them the ability to buy the game’s best items from the player-run Auction House.
Gazillion Entertainment’s Marvel Heroes brings over a hundred of your favorite Marvel characters under one roof for an expansive free-to-play massively multiplayer online action role-playing game, similar in style to Diablo and Torchlight. Players hack, slash and shoot their way through progressively-harder zones, fighting the henchmen of A.I.M. and Hydra, to name but two, and some of the Marvel Universe’s biggest baddies, such as Doctor Doom, MODOK, Green Goblin, and Doctor Octopus.
An isometric game with low system requirements, Marvel Heroes works well on most systems, but when battling someone like Venom with dozens of other players you’ll certainly appreciate the extra grunt the GeForce GTX 650 provides.
Marvel Heroes is all about the heroes, just as the name suggests, so with the bundled £17 you’ll be able to buy any of the heroes you don’t possess, be that Wolverine, Iron Man, Thor, or The Hulk.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX Summer 2013 Free To Play Bundle
The new NVIDIA GeForce GTX Summer 2013 Free To Play Bundle gives buyers of GeForce GTX 650 GPUs and systems, and buyers of GeForce GTX 700M notebooks, £50 of in-game currency to spend in three of the newest free-to-play titles. Available now at participating e-tailers and retailers, a list of which can be found on our Free To Play landing page, the F2P Bundle is a great offer if you gravitate towards F2P’s cost-free gameplay that’s as good as anything in a triple-A traditional game.
If you are buying a GeForce GTX 650 GPU or system, or a GeForce GTX 700M notebook, please ensure the seller is participating in the offer – NVIDIA cannot provide bundle codes for purchases made at non-participating retailers and e-tailers.