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AMD offers up three months of Xbox Game Pass for PC to new customers

By Polycount · 8 replies
Jul 2, 2019
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  1. At E3 2019, Microsoft announced that their popular all-you-can-play game subscription service, Xbox Game Pass, would be officially arriving on PC. The news was certainly exciting, and it acted as further evidence that Microsoft's previously-touted commitment to PC gaming was more than just talk.

    Today, PC hardware maker AMD decided to hop on board the hype train with their own offer. Starting now, if you purchase a qualifying AMD Radeon GPU or Ryzen processor, you'll be given three months of access to Microsoft's Game Pass for PC -- for the low, low price of $0.

    Before getting into the details, let's talk about precisely which hardware qualifies for the offer. On the GPU side, the list consists of the Radeon VII, an RX Vega 64 or 56, and all RX 500-series GPUs, including the RX 590, 580, 570, and 560. In terms of qualifying CPUs, we have the Ryzen 7 2700X or 2700, and the Ryzen 5 2600X, 2600E, 2600, 2500X, 2400G, or 2400GE.

    AMD notes that this hardware must be purchased from a "participating" retailer, but your options will vary depending on where you live. If you visit AMD's promotion page and click on the button for whichever device you're interested in, you'll be able to see which retailers are taking part in the deal.

    Once you buy an eligible product, your retailer should email or otherwise provide you with a coupon code, which can be redeemed over at amdrewards.com. If you'd prefer to hold on to your 3-month freebie until more games start to come down the pipeline, AMD says you're free to do so -- just keep it in a safe place until you're ready to use it.

    There are a couple final details worth noting. First, AMD says you'll have to wait until August for your free three months to begin (if you redeem your code now, don't worry -- the timer won't tick down until then, it seems). Second, all codes must be redeemed by June 30, 2020. Finally, this promotion will end on March 10, 2020, or whenever the supply of coupon codes is exhausted.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,503   +3,891

    And then pay through the nose later on ..... no thanks!
     
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  3. Shadowboxer

    Shadowboxer TS Addict Posts: 259   +113

    3 months of Xbox live game pass wouldn’t alter my decision to buy any hardware but it’s a nice extra.

    Personally I’m quite a fan of a subscription based games service. It works really well for music and movies so why not games? It’s clearly the future. Combined with a 5G device and a good streaming provider I could just play anything I wanted on something like a future 5G tablet for a flat rate every month. As much as I love building a big expensive overclocked gaming tower, this would be a far cheaper and more portable option. It would also make PC gaming far more accessible and put real pressure on console makers who will be relying on you to buy both expensive hardware and buy ownership of games that currently cost a lot of money imo.

    Guessing this is unpopular opinion. Oh well I don’t care, I spend half the year in a hotel or on a plane away from my gaming rig. I’d love it. Can’t wait for it to happen.
     
  4. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,584   +931

    Unreleased GPU's are listed but not the CPU's? I'm curious why they were omitted.
     
  5. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,609   +595

    It would be a perk if there was a game on the list I wanted to try. If it has an ebay resell value then I'd be happy. an extra 30$ off a vega 56 already at 270$ would be nice. Or the vega 64 when it drops down to 300-340$(guessing). Coupled with a free game duo. You might sell both for a grand total of 50$. Or heck if you want a 580 for under 200$ a 50$ discount is quite nice.

    Yes I have more fun looking at discounts then playing games atm lol.
     
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  6. Manya3084

    Manya3084 TS Enthusiast Posts: 20   +33

    Im the the $1 trail now.. it's not bad. Played through gears 4. Wish Forza 7 was on there instead of horizon 4.
     
  7. Prrredictable

    Prrredictable TS Rookie

    I tested the PC Game Pass for the $1 option offered at E3. It was a buggy nightmare, particularly with Metro Exodus. It was a complex nightmare updating Windows through their testing program. The game crashed constantly and eventually would not launch at all. I managed about four hours of gameplay over two weeks of trying. Other titles seemed to work fine, but the Xbox app UI was less than desirable. It's still in beta, so forgivable. It is not worth the current price of admission, in my opinion.
     
  8. Dimitrios

    Dimitrios TS Guru Posts: 497   +367

    I would rather like a $20 rebate instead.
     
  9. darkzelda

    darkzelda TS Evangelist Posts: 360   +153

    So far I really like the game pass for Pc.
     

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