UPDATE: This promotion has now ended, see the latest AMD Rewards here!
Great news for those gearing up for their next Gaming PC build – AMD has announced an awesome new 3 Month Xbox Game Pass for PC Subscription BONUS offer available on selected AMD Ryzen CPU & Radeon RX Graphics Cards!
That’s right folks, Xbox Game Pass is coming to PC! It all started in August of 2019, when players gained unlimited access to a curated library of over 100 high-quality PC games on Windows 10, available to download and play.
Xbox continued to add more diverse titles to the library, including new games from Xbox Game Studios and well-known PC game developers and publishers on the day the games are released.
via Microsoft:Xbox Game Pass for PC will give players unlimited access to a curated library of over 100 high-quality PC games on Windows 10, from well-known PC game developers and publishers such as Bethesda, Deep Silver, Devolver Digital, Paradox Interactive, SEGA, and more. And just as we committed on the console, it is our intent to include new games from Xbox Game Studios in Xbox Game Pass for PC the same day as their global release, including titles from newly acquired studios like Obsidian and inXile. We’re working with over 75 developers and publishers to bring PC content to the service and we’ll ensure the library remains curated and full of great PC titles across a variety of genres, with new games added every month. Xbox Game Pass for PC members will also receive discounts in the Microsoft Store on Windows of up to 20% on games currently in the library and up to 10% off related game DLC and add-ons.
This offer is only available on selected AMD products, and only from authorized retailers (PB Tech in NZ)
UPDATE: This promotion has now ended, see the latest AMD Rewards here!
You Choose Games Offer: Now September 30th 2019 – January 27th 2020
Xbox Game Pass Offer: Now July 1st 2019 – March 20th 2020
For a limited time (and while code stocks last) you can register to redeem a BONUS AMD Rewards Key with select AMD Ryzen CPU, Radeon RX Graphics Cards or AMD Gaming PC featuring this hardware.
This promotion is valid only on qualifying AMD purchases from September 30th – December 31st 2019
There are 2 key bundles in the new AMD Rewards promotions, one for RX Graphics Cards and another for Ryzen CPU – but if you’re getting an AMD Gaming PC with both, you’ll be able to get both, making a YOU CHOOSE part a little easier. In addition to these, the Xbox Game Pass for PC offer continues and you’ll also get a 3-month subscription giving access to a massive range of additional games – including the just-released GEARS 5!
AMD REWARDS KEY UNLOCK: You Choose Borderlands 3 or Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint
Borderlands 3: Firearms with self-propelling bullet shields? Check. Rifles that spawn fire-spewing volcanoes? Obviously. Guns that grow legs and chase down enemies while hurling verbal insults? Yeah, Borderlands 3 has got that too. This latest addition to the Borderlands family is a multiplayer masterpiece packed full of adventures and loads of crazy weapons & powers to decimate your opponents with.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint: Somewhere in the South Pacific lies the remote Auroa Archipelago, a vast land of diverse biomes that range from lush rainforests to snowy peaks. Now, it’s home to Skell Technology, an enigmatic technology giant. Initially interested in a remote testing site for its autonomous drones, the Silicon Valley company eventually turned Auroa into its “World 2.0,” a high-tech, high-security utopia of sustainable eco-cities and robotics research.
Explore a diverse and mysterious open-world ranging from barren deserts and dramatic fjords to futurist cities and arctic peaks. Featuring 11 unique biomes and home to Skell Technologies this remote Archipelago will challenge the Ghosts like never before. Use the environment to your advantage as you disappear into a jungle canopy to evade your foes or jump into a vehicle and charge into battle by air, land and sea.
A seamless co-op experience means your squadmates can jump in and out at any time!
Awesome games for sure, but it doesn’t stop there – there is even more available on the CPU side – check out the AMD Rewards offers with AMD Ryzen Processors below!
RAISE THE GAME WITH AMD RYZEN CPU!
Eligible models for Ryzen AMD Rewards (YOU CHOOSE)
AMD REWARDS KEY UNLOCK: Get BOTH Borderlands 3 & The Outer Worlds
The Outer Worlds: Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later than you expected only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter a host of factions all vying for power, who you decide to become will determine the fate of everyone in Halcyon.
In addition to all this awesomeness is the excellent Xbox Game Pass 3-month subscription, which gives access to a curated library of over 100 high-quality PC games on Windows 10, available to download and play. Xbox will continue to add more diverse titles to the library, including new games from Xbox Game Studios and well-known PC game developers and publishers on the day the games are released.
Right now you can play GEARS 5 with the Game Pass, and it’s amazing!
The Game Pass offer is included with all AMD RX Graphics Cards and Ryzen CPU options listed above – but you can also get it with the Ryzen CPU below!
AMD REWARDS KEY UNLOCK: Xbox Game Pass 3-Month Subscription
Eligible models for Ryzen AMD Rewards (GAME PASS 3 Month)
This promotion has now ended, keep your eyes on our GGPC PC Gaming Blog for more awesome promotions!
AMD are back at it again, this time celebrating the release of the new RX 590 and VEGA VII Graphics Card with a triple game bonus via AMD Rewards! Fear not if you’re grabbing the RX 570 or RX 580 though, you’ll still be able to choose a 2x games bonus to go with your new Graphics Card or Gaming PC 🙂
Looking specifically at the games, all are soon to be released, so as I write this it’s more accurately described as a pre-order bonus – but the games are awesome!
THE DIVISION 2: The city calls on us yet again to run, gun and diveroll like crazy in a bid to save Washington D.C. which is on the brink of collapse. Lawlessness and instability threaten our society, and rumours of a coup in the Capitol are only amplifying the chaos. All active Division agents are desperately needed to save the city before it’s too late. Unlike anything before it, The Division 2’s Washington D.C. is a 1:1 representation of the real city, making the game world more authentic than ever. The game’s map offers up-close-and-personal views of landmarks, natural landscapes, neighbourhoods, and enemy hideouts.
RESIDENT EVIL 2 REMAKE: The original Resident Evil 2 was released in 1998 and since then has sold almost 5 million copies. The action game centred around rookie cop Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, as they fought to survive a mysterious viral outbreak within Raccoon City. The 1998 original was hailed as a gaming masterpiece and propelled Resident Evil into mainstream pop culture and the entertainment you know today… The horror, tension, characters and twisted narrative that made this one a survival horror masterpiece that captivated the world, returns reimagined in January 2019, with the characters, environments and story all been rebuilt from the ground up – promising us a truly terrifying world that feels both nostalgic and new!
DEVIL MAY CRY 5: Legendary DMC action returns and it’s made all the more stylish by the power modern gaming has to offer! With the Devil May Cry series boasting over 16 million sales worldwide, our latest adventure is set several years after the Order of the Sword incident with an unusual phenomenon suddenly appearing in Red Grave City. A gigantic tree pierces through the surface in the middle of town, attacking with roots that drain the poor citizens of their blood. Now Nero must bring his stylish destruction down on fiendish foes and show off his new demonic powers!
The process for registration and redeeming your games hasn’t changed much, but you’ll still need to grab your AMD Rewards Key from the retailer who is hosting the competition so let us know if you get stuck!
The games included in this promotion are pretty legendary indeed, with Strange Brigade, Star Control and Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey up for grabs. All yet to release!
Starting off with a closer look at Strange Brigade!
This one is a 4 player co-op adventure set in a 1930’s Indiana Jones meets the Mummy style adventure (from what we’ve seen so far at least). Explore alone or team up in 2-4 player online co-op, travel the ancient world as one of four dashing agents trained to tackle the supernatural. Seteki is not the only mythological menace to have awoken though, she’s brought an army of loyal beasts with her!
Explore remarkable ruins, solve perilous puzzles and uncover tantalising treasure while blasting your way through an array of undead enemies in thrilling third-person action that’s certain to bring out your inner adventurer. Hunt the foul Seteki through a rip-roaring campaign filled with dangerous dig sites, prodigious pyramids and crumbling caves packed with bountiful foes to send back to the afterlife. Decapitate the undead with spinning blades, fry them to a crisp with fire traps, crush them with a well-placed boulder and more. Keep those peepers peeled for suspicious clues, secret entrances and ancient contraptions that need re-awakening! Who knows what alluring treasures and buried riches await you on the other side.
Next up is the latest version of a game that many will likely have fond memories of from the original release in 1990 – Star Control is back!!
This latest version is called Star Control: Origins. You are the Captain of Earth’s very first interstellar ship – Congratulations! There’s just one tiny problem. It’s barely worth mentioning but a powerful alien species known as the Scryve want to exterminate humanity. We need you to go out and find allies, upgrade your ship and save the universe! Discover and use these so-called Precursor relics to upgrade your ship and try to avoid getting eaten along the way so that you can save humanity.
No pressure though. Just the very future of the human race rests on your shoulders 🙂
The next one is sure to have us running, jumping, slicing and dicing around Greece in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey!
This latest story in the Assassin’s Creed saga carries us into the biggest war so far. Demonstrate your warrior’s abilities in large-scale battles between Athens and Sparta featuring hundreds of soldiers, or ram and cleave your way through entire fleets in naval battles across the Aegean Sea. Your decisions will impact how your odyssey unfolds, with multiple endings thanks to the new dialogue system working with the choices you make. Customize your gear, ship, and special abilities to become a legend in new environments including lush vibrant forests, volcanic islands and bustling cities.
Gear up with AMD Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7 or RX 560, RX 570 or RX 580 then register to redeem to get early access to QUAKE CHAMPIONS and a sweet FREE BONUS, the “Champions Pack”.
Showcase your speed, skill and style in the arena with access to ALL of the game’s Champions, which includes an additional skin for Ranger, and an AMD exclusive Radeon Ruby skin for Nyx 🙂
This awesome bonus is valid on purchases made between the 22nd of August 2017 and 29th of October 2017 so get in quick!
This is a register to redeem promotion, with two different ways to get your code depending on if you purchase an AMD RX Graphics Card or Ryzen CPU, so once you’ve geared up with your new hardware simply visit the websites below and follow the steps along.
Packed with blazing-fast action and explosive rocket jumps you know and love, step into the arena with Quake Champions and access your arsenal of powerful and unique weapons. There are no loadouts, and no limit to the number of guns you can carry, just pure VS action!
The AMD THEADRIPPER 1950X is just about to release in New Zealand \o/ We’ve already begun testing these extremely high-end CPU options with our own custom PC builds here at GGPC NZ and things are looking pretty good!
Wanting to keep everything AMD we kitted out our first test system with twin Sapphire Nitro RX 580 Graphics Cards and begun making our way through the usual stuff like Cinebenchmarks to quickly compare with to others around the world before jumping into some games to really have some fun checking things out \o/ These new ThreadRipper CPU options are a part of the Ryzen family but both the 1920X and 1950X do require a special motherboard socket to use, you find these on new motherboards with TR4 and X399 in the name, like the AORUS GA-X399 Gaming 7 🙂 It’s not just a socket change up either, specific details around support for quad channel RAM configurations, a cache size increase and expanded PCIe support have been added to take full advantage of these mighty 16 core processors, M.2 ultra fast storage and all the supporting hardware these highest end PC will undoubtedly be using in the future.
One thing popped up as each of us started builds, we all thought to ourselves… this CPU is massive, where should I put the thermal paste? Thankfully, the CPU Cooler options that we’re attaching on top still have the same surface area as before so just a blob in the middle like normal worked for us, it’s going to interesting to see if ThreadRipper specific cooling options emerge after release though 🙂