NVIDIA Launches Summer GeForce Game Bundle - Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Painby Ryan Smith on July 23, 2015 7:50 PM EST
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As the month of July begins to wind down, so does NVIDIA’s existing Two Times the Adventure Game Bundle. With Batman: Arkham Knight having been something of a technical flop on the PC, no doubt NVIDIA is happy to finally move on to something more enticing for buyers, as the company is announcing that they have once again refreshed their game bundle promotion for GeForce products.
Launching today is a new bundle for the summer, which NVIDIA is calling the “Game Like A Boss” bundle, and is built around the forthcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The Phantom Pain is the latest in the long, long line of Metal Gear games, and the follow-up to last year’s Metal Gear Solid V prologue game, Ground Zeroes. Meanwhile, although an NVIDIA bundle game, The Phantom Pain is not a GameWorks game and won’t feature any of NVIDIA’s effects libraries, though the company is quick to note that it will work with SLI, DSR, and the company’s other baseline features.
Like the previous Two Times bundle, the Phantom Pain bundle is for the bulk of NVIDIA’s 900 series desktop lineup, and once again covers some of NVIDIA’s mobile parts as well. The GTX 960, GTX 970, GTX 980, and GTX 980 Ti are included in the bundle on the desktop, and on the mobile side the GTX 980M and GTX 970M are included as well. Meanwhile the GTX Titan X will remain absent, as NVIDIA more often than not NVIDIA excludes them from bundles, as is the case here.
|NVIDIA Current Game Bundles|
|GeForce GTX Titan X||None|
|GeForce GTX 980 Ti||Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain|
|GeForce GTX 980/970||Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain|
|GeForce GTX 960||Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain|
|GeForce GTX 750/750Ti||None|
|GeForce GTX 980M/970M||Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain|
|GeForce GTX 965M/800M Series||None|
Finally, as always, these bundles are being distributed in voucher from, with retailers and etailers providing vouchers with qualifying purchases. So buyers will want to double check whether their purchase includes a voucher for either of the above deals. Checking NVIDIA’s terms and conditions, the program is valid in all regions except China, with the program scheduled to run through September 1st (or while supplies last). As for The Phantom Pain itself, the game is being distributed through Steam and is currently scheduled for release on September 15th.
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frozentundra123456 - Thursday, July 23, 2015 - linkgot the witcher 3 with my laptop. Would much rather have that.
anandreader106 - Thursday, July 23, 2015 - linkHopefully this plays out better than Batman Arkam Knight.
Nvidia - These promotions mean nothing if the game doesn't work on release!
silverblue - Friday, July 24, 2015 - linkWell, for 9xx series users, by and large it did.
Leonick - Friday, July 24, 2015 - linkI've seen plenty of people with 9xx and AMD R9 cards say it was unplayable.
Personally I had no issues at all with my R9 280 and it seems to be running well on GTX 970 as well (only did a brief test on that, played whole game on 280). As long as the gameworks stuff was left of framerate stayed above 50 apart from rare drops at the start of cutscenes and no other issues.
But again, I've seen plenty of people with 9xx and R9 cards say it was basically unplayable. Not sure if that's down to the randomness of bugs (plenty of people says Witcher 3 crashes a lot, I had one in 70+ hours) or if there's just a lot of people who call it unplayable if they don't get 60+ fps at all times with highest settings...
meacupla - Friday, July 24, 2015 - linkFrom what I've read about it, the worst performance happens when you're in the batmobile.
silverblue - Friday, July 24, 2015 - linkI think that's the issue - the very definition of unplayable appears to be more than a little subjective. :)
Vorl - Friday, July 24, 2015 - linkWow, from game flop to just plain bad game port. The last Metal Gear was such a bad console port it was amazing they released it, and from what I hear this version isn't much better....
Come on NVidia, add something interesting that is actually good. :p
D. Lister - Friday, July 24, 2015 - link@Vorl
"MGS: Ground Zeroes" on PC was actually a very good port, to the point that the developer and the game engine both received accolade for being PC-friendly.
For example, from PC Gamer's MGS review:
"Overall, this is a great port. Kojima Productions’ new Fox engine was designed with PC in mind, and it shows. Minor object pop-in aside, I had no issues with crashing, frame drops, bugs, or anything else. It ran perfectly on both my work and home PCs."
It recieved an overall "Very Positive" rating at the Steam store.
In future please double-check the facts before posting. Thank you.
xdamm - Friday, July 31, 2015 - linkAre you confusing Ground Zeroes with Arkham Knight? MGS:GZ is an amazing PC port, it runs perfectly fine at a consistent 60fps even on a budget dual core system with a 750 Ti, and the PC version looks better than the PS4 version as well.
Since the Phantom Pain is going to run on the same or similar engine, we can expect a similar situation when it's released.
londedoganet - Friday, July 24, 2015 - linkI read the text in the lead image as: "Get 'Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom' Pain-Free"