Topic Title: Opinion: AMD should discontinue all game promotions in favor of price reductions
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Created On: 05/30/2013 06:13 PM
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 05/30/2013 06:13 PM
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Which would you rather have: 4 games you can buy months later after they have been patched and work correctly, or $75 in your pocket? No muss, no fuss, no "This doesn't work" or "I didn't get my code", just a lower price. Games scream "WHAT A VALUE! DON'T BUY A GeForce, BUY ME INSTEAD AND GET $130 WORTH OF SOFTWARE FOR FREE!", cash screams "Look at my value for money, equal in performance to my GeForce Rival, but I cost 20% less." AMD pays a fee to get these licenses, most likely about $20 per license with a bulk discount, so AMD wouldn't spend any more money than they already do and could end up spending less, and it also has the additional benefit of appealing to everyone, even those who wouldn't play the offered games, as well as to people (such as parents) who buy these things for their kids as gifts.

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 05/30/2013 09:22 PM
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The games there offering arn't bad games. This is one of those few instances that I'd rather have the games


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 06/11/2013 11:47 PM
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I'd probably sooner see the lower price.  I always take the "wait until the bugs are ironed out" approach and typically won't pay more than $29 for a game anyway.

So, yeah, I'll take the lower price.


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