NVIDIA sends word this evening that they’re launching a new GeForce video card game bundle for the spring timeframe. Their latest bundle, replacing their recently expired $150 February free-to-play bundle, will see 4A Games’ upcoming post-apocalyptic first person shooter Metro: Last Light bundled with the GeForce GTX 660 and above. Last Light is the sequel to 4A Games’ 2010 FPS, Metro: 2033, which was also co-marketed with NVIDIA under their The Way It’s Meant to be Played program.

The Last Light bundle is launching today with the participation of the usual e-tailers and retailers, with participating vendors including coupons with qualifying purchases. Last Light will be released next month – May 14th for North America and May 17th for Europe – so GeForce video card buyers will have to sit tight for about a month before they can get the game. Note that as this offer is only for the GTX 660 and above, it will not be replacing NVIDIA’s $75 free-to-play bundle for the GTX 650 series cards, which remains in effect and runs until the end of the month.

Current NVIDIA Game Bundles
Video Card Bundle
GeForce GTX Titan Metro: Last Light
GeForce GTX 690 Metro: Last Light
GeForce GTX 680 Metro: Last Light
GeForce GTX 670 Metro: Last Light
GeForce GTX 660 Series Metro: Last Light
GeForce GTX 650 Series $75 Free-To-Play
GeForce GT 640 (& Below) None

Source: NVIDIA

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  • HisDivineOrder - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    So... Metro Last Light or Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider / Crysis 3, and Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon.

    Wow. That's such a tough choice. nVidia, you gots to do better. Stop nappin' and just swimming in all the Titan moneys you're making and get on the ball. Or don't and watch the enthusiast market give up on you once AMD stops fooling around and gets those frame latency drivers and Crossfire drivers all sorted out.
  • DigitalFreak - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - link

    "once AMD stops fooling around and gets those frame latency drivers and Crossfire drivers all sorted out."

    So, Nvidia has a few more years before they have to worry?
  • D3m - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Don't worry about frame latency they'll fix it. It's the never settle reloaded that Nvidia should be worried about.
  • chizow - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I can buy the Never Settle Reloaded bundle on Ebay for $60, how much will it cost to get AMD to fix it's CF runtframe and frame latency problems?
  • B3an - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Frame latency and the micro stutter issues on Crossfire (which i can sometimes see with my eyes so don't need tests to show me) are FAR more important than a game bundle. And this is AMD, so who knows how long until they actually get this stuff PROPERLY fixed.

    I'm a Crossfire owner BTW.
  • chizow - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Agree, Metro: LL is a big step up from the F2P crap, but it's still not as good as the previous holiday bundle (Borderlands 2 and Assassin's Creed 3). It's also far short of AMD's last few Never Settle bundles with the titles you've mentioned above.

    I would never base GPU purchasing decisions solely on bundled games, but the fact of the matter is these games are valid currency whether they save you money on a game you were already planning to buy, or allow you to sell the code thereby subsidizing the cost of the card (or additional cards you buy for multi-GPU).
  • Forrest29 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Do I get the game if I already own the card?
  • ShieTar - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - link

    Meh, its just Shooters either way. As a RPG player I've been throwing away bundled games for years now. And I don't really see any of the above cards, with the possible acception of the 660, being bought by somebody who thinks "I'll gladly ignore the AMD option, because I want a free copy of this game".

    Seriously, I rather hate the whole business model. It's not like 4A are giving these games away for free, and its not like nVidia isn't adding the cost of the game to the price of the hardware. So basically they nVidia decides that everybody has to pay 5$ for a game license, so that the people that actually want it can save 45$ against buying the full-price version. And I bet 4A will use the number of licenses sold to nVidia to brag about how many "copies" of their game they sold.

    I'd much rather decide for myself what I want to buy, and what I think it is worth, instead of constantly having companies bundle their offers, or worse yet increase their prices just so they can reduce it back to normal after I agree to join some data-gathering bonus program.

    But maybe I'm just suffering from Grumpy-Old-Guy Syndrome.
  • euroboardgames - Thursday, August 1, 2013 - link

    Homer: I don't think you realize what you're saying...
    Lisa: BABOON!
    Bart: I knew someone was gonna say it, but I can't believe it was her.

    Well said, Shietar.
  • Hrel - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I would love to see you guys dive into how big of a problem the 192bit memory interface is on the GTX660. The HD7850 has 1GB of RAM but a 256bit memory interface. Which is why I find it confusing that Nvidia has 2GB of RAM on the GTX660 but only a 192bit memory interface. Is AMD just going WAY overboard or is Nvidia short changing us? All the people I advise on parts care much more about longevity than pure performance or even cost. I worry that the 192bit memory interface will become a problem in 2-4 years when gaming at 1080p. At that resolution I don't expect any issues with the amount of RAM, 2GB, but the ability of the card to address it all.

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