Get Prey and Wolfenstein II free with a Radeon RX Vega

Folks who are after a graphics upgrade but have been teetering on the fence between the green and red teams could be tempted by a promotion AMD is running right now. Any new purchaser of a Radeon RX Vega 56 or RX Vega 64 is eligible to get free copies of Prey and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. If the offer of those titles sounds familiar, it's because they were part of the RX Vega packs that AMD made available at launch.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

The message that AMD sent over announcing the promotion notes that Vega performs best with new, low-level graphics APIs. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is certainly a good showcase for the cards. The game has outstanding visuals powered by the latest version of id Software's engine technology running on the Vulkan API. It also runs pretty darn well on Radeon RX Vega cards.

While the promotion is mostly world-wide, it's not available to folks in China. Also, AMD fans in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland will get Sniper Elite 4 instead of Wolfenstein. The promotion actually started this past Friday and runs until the end of the year, so if you're after some good old-fashioned Nazi-stomping—or if you're really into prop hunt—grab a Radeon RX Vega card to get the free games. 

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    • Welch
    • 2 years ago

    Is the game Wolfenstein illegal in those countries due to the Nazi content?

    Checked it… Yup it is. They have a censored version…. /Sigh. You can’t bury your history. Recognize it for the terrible thing it is so that it never happens again.

      • mudcore
      • 2 years ago

      They replace the swastikas and remove Hitler’s mustache (seriously) to “censor” it. Honestly if the game was even remotely notable take on Nazis, Hitler, or really anything at all I’d care but eh, it’s not. Changing the symbols and removing Hitler’s mustache do zero to impact it, but it does highlight the absurdity of the censorship in the first place.

    • shank15217
    • 2 years ago

    Yes AMD i would love to buy your cards. 1. Make them available 2. Try to get them to sell for MSRP.

      • Demetri
      • 2 years ago

      That will be difficult considering how popular Vega is with Monero miners right now. Newegg put some Vega64s on their Ebay store a few days ago @ MSRP. They sold out in a matter of hours, but more interestingly, the purchase history on the listing showed that most people were buying multiple cards, many of them at the max order limit of 3. That should tell you they aren’t being used for gaming.

        • shank15217
        • 2 years ago

        Isn’t bitcoin at an all time high? There goes the “the mining fad is over” argument..

          • dragontamer5788
          • 2 years ago

          Ehhh? Bitcoin mining is basically impossible unless you own a server-room full of ASICs.

          You HAVE to mine alt-coins if you want any profit these days. Either that, or you buy a server-room full of ASICs and then somehow manage to get free electricity to the beast.

            • shank15217
            • 2 years ago

            I meant it as a general success rate of block chain currencies. If bitcoin becomes more valuable, its likely others will follow.

            • dragontamer5788
            • 2 years ago

            [quote<]If bitcoin becomes more valuable, its likely others will follow.[/quote<] This mindset confuses me significantly. Certain coins are nothing but cheap-clones of the original BTC specification. These dumb-coins are clearly "get rich schemes" and are easily gamed. If they don't innovate, there's simply no reason to buy. Other coins, such as Etherium, have significant changes to the protocol. Etherium revolves around smart contracts, and its "proof of stake" system is incredibly different from BTC's "proof of work" system. Indeed, a lot of BTC supporters think "proof of stake" won't work or is vulnerable to... something. (Although no attacks have been demonstrated against proof-of-stake yet). BTC's success effectively proves "proof of work", but holds no benefit towards Etherium's proof of stake based system. They're just too different. EDIT: The "minimally different" coin would be something like Litecoin, which uses SCrypt instead of SHA256 but still stays on "Proof of Work". Litecoin also has different numbers of coins released, which changes the economy of scale of that coin. Its success is mostly driven by deep trust in the Litecoin devs as well as its critical mass (it can't be "gamed" or "pumped and dumped" like the other, smaller coins). Maybe Litecoin and BTC should be correlated to some degree. But Litecoin's 4x transaction speed at least mitigates a major problem going on in the BTC world (the BTC issue of transactions taking a long time sometimes)

            • xeridea
            • 2 years ago

            They are just saying in general, altcoin prices somewhat follow Bitcoin. Not 1:1, but just general market. If bitcoin goes down, it usually brings most everything with it. Bitcoin is somewhat and indicator of overall crypto sentiment. Sometimes Bitcoin rises without others following though, or alts may significantly outperform bitcoin, but they are loosely correlated since every coin can be traded vs BTC.

            You are right on cheap-clones, way too many trashcoins pop up without much innovation. I only follow the bigger coins, don’t waste time speculating on trash, too much risk.

      • Welch
      • 2 years ago

      No kidding. Good card, but not worth the premium with a reference cooler that seems to be the weak point in the whole show.

      • NoOne ButMe
      • 2 years ago

      While AMD has some control over 1.
      AMD has no control over what retailers price their cards at.

      And they don’t have the leverage to try to get that control.

    • Concupiscence
    • 2 years ago

    I’d love to buy a Vega 56, if one were available with a decent custom HSF solution. As it stands, I can’t rationalize doling out $450 for one with an ineffectual turbine solution when I could pony up a little more and get a nice GTX 1080.

      • DoomGuy64
      • 2 years ago

      This, and even though I’ve bought a few games on sale recently, I’ve been sinking time into Warframe as this game is better than I expected. Youtube reviewers got me into it, and they were right. Good game, much better now than when it first came out.

        • Kretschmer
        • 2 years ago

        Is there anything challenging to do in Warframe, or is it a slot machine like Diablo 3?

          • RAGEPRO
          • 2 years ago

          It’s absolutely not anything like Diablo 3 in any regard, haha. A friend of mine wrote a pretty good Steam review [url=http://steamcommunity.com/id/oppaiinari/recommended/230410<]here.[/url<] As to your specific question, yeah, it can get really hard, although there are certain "cheese" tactics you can use to make MOST of the game really easy if you want. There's still sortie missions with insanely high-level enemies and the raid content that remains hard no matter what, though. Honestly Warframe is incredible, and despite that I don't recommend anyone to try it because it can easily suck down 6 months of your life if you're that type of person.

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