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AMD REWARDS – Xbox Game Pass for PC BONUS!

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! Starting August 2019, players will have unlimited 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.

Please note: The¬†Xbox Game Pass for PC is currently in beta (started on June 10th) and is set to launch officially in November 2019 (exact date yet to be confirmed) – this BETA is pretty much the full Xbox Game Pass system though and we’ve been happily playing everything from Vampyr to Mutant: Year Zero with no issues ūüôā

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 promotion is available from July 2nd 2019 (NZ specifically, it’s 1st in the USA) until March 10th 2020¬†

To make things even better, this awesome bonus offer is valid on a massive range of AMD goodness, full list below!

Xbox Game Pass PC Bonus with Ryzen Processors

Ryzen 5 2400G
Ryzen 5 2600
Ryzen 5 2600X
Ryzen 7 2700
Ryzen 7 2700X
Ryzen 5 3400G
Ryzen 5 3600
Ryzen 5 3600X
Ryzen 7 3700X
Ryzen 7 3800X
Ryzen 9 3900X

Xbox Game Pass PC Bonus with Radeon RX Graphics Cards

Radeon RX 560
Radeon RX 570
Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 590
Radeon VII
Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 XT

AMD Rewards have gone through a number of updates recently, please see the quick guide below for those that are new to the redemption process.

Step #1: Purchase an eligible AMD component or Gaming PC featuring this hardware from a participating retailer.

Step #2: Register your purchase to redeem your AMD REWARDS KEY from the retailer. (PB Tech in New Zealand)

Step #3: Login (or create) to your AMD Rewards profile at www.amdrewards.com/login 

Step #4: Enter your AMD REWARDS KEY on the page that follows the login (shown below) – IMPORTANT! You’ll need to redeem from the PC that has the AMD hardware fitted inside, you cannot redeem from your mobile device.

Step #5: Select the “Game Pass for PC” code that appeared, then click the activation link.¬†IMPORTANT!¬†Only click if you want to start the 3-month subscription, you can wait till November if you want to)

Step #6: Once you click the ‘activate’ link you’ll be taken to www.microsoft.com/redeem¬†– login or create a new account to proceed.

Step #7: Redeem your AMD Rewards Game Pass in the new box that has appeared – you’ve done it!

GAME ON!

GOOD GAMING – AMD REWARDS 3x GAME BONUS

This Promotion has now ended, redemptions are still available for qualified purchases (last day for code redemption is May 6th) 

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 ūüôā

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!

GAME(S) ON!

 

 

AMD Rewards RAISE THE GAME – 3x Game Bonus!

This Promotion has now ended, see the latest AMD Rewards here!

For a limited time and while stocks last, get yourself a new RX 570 or RX 580 Graphics Card, or a Custom Gaming PC featuring this hardware, and you can register to redeem a special AMD Reward code that will unlock a 3x Games BONUS!

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‚Äôs 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 ūüôā

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.

This promotion is now live!

This is a register to redeem promotion available now at PB Tech New Zealand, check out the full range of RX 570 or RX 580 Graphics Card and Custom Gaming PC included in this awesome promotion and get your games bonus today!

AMD RADEON – Quake Champions FREE GAME BONUS with Ryzen 5 + 7, RX 560, RX 570 and RX 580

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 ‚ÄúChampions Pack‚ÄĚ.

Showcase your speed, skill and style in the arena with access to ALL of the game‚Äôs Champions, which includes an¬†additional skin for Ranger, and an¬†AMD exclusive Radeon Ruby skin for Nyx ūüôā

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.

Gigabyte Redemption Site <- For RX Graphics Cards

Sapphire is done via the AMD Rewards Redemption Site <- For RX Graphics Cards

Ryzen codes are issued via PB Tech NZ Promotions Site <- For Ryzen CPU

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!

Good Gaming PC – AMD THREADRIPPER

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¬†ūüôā 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 ūüôā

Because Nvidia ShadowPlay is excellent for capturing 60FPS 4K gameplay for the ThreadRipper FPS tests we’ll be using our Aorus¬†GTX1080 Ti config, with 16GB of G.Skill 2400Hz DDR4 and a Samsung EVO 245GB SSD for storage.

Keep your eyes on the GGPC YouTube channel for the latest!

GAME ON!