Press Release: Buy an Athlon 64 rig & Get Far Cry FREE

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Press Release: Buy an Athlon 64 rig & Get Far Cry FREE

Post by Apoptosis » Tue May 18, 2004 6:05 am

SUNNYVALE, CALIF.-May 18, 2004-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced availability of Ubisoft's impressive Far Cry PC game with the purchase of any AMD Athlon(tm) 64 FX or
AMD Athlon 64 processor-based system from participating system builders worldwide through June 2004 or while supplies last.

"Far Cry is among the first of many games that will tap into the incredible power and possibility offered by AMD Athlon 64 processors," said Henri Richard, executive vice president, worldwide sales and marketing, AMD. "With AMD offering the best 32-bit performance available today and gaming developers already using 64-bit computing environments to build unprecedented realism into their products, 32-bit only technology is no longer a barrier to the imagination of creators. With AMD64 platforms, games can now be created on, served on, and played on the award-winning next-generation technology."

"We are offering customers a unique experience to explore high drama and realism with Far Cry's incredible lighting and shadows, adaptive audio, weather effects and revolutionary character physics," said Jay Cohen, vice president of publishing, Ubisoft. "With the AMD Athlon 64 FX and AMD Athlon 64 processors' unprecedented performance on Far Cry, the game can be played the way we envisioned and PC buyers can truly realize extreme gaming."

Meticulously designed, Far Cry pushes the 32-bit threshold of game action with highly developed physics, destructible terrain, dynamic lighting, motion-captured animation, proprietary Polybump technology and total surround sound. These technical advancements result in cinematic-quality gaming, where players are immersed in the action and experience.

Based on AMD64 technology, the AMD Athlon 64 FX and AMD Athlon 64 processors are designed to offer outstanding 32-bit performance today with the capability to move into
the 64-bit future. Like all AMD64 processors, these processors also have the added security benefit of Enhanced Virus Protection technology. This technology, enabled by the upcoming Microsoft(r) Windows(r) XP Service Pack 2, can prevent the execution of certain types of malicious viruses.

The award-winning AMD Athlon 64 desktop processors also feature Cool'n'Quiet(tm) technology, an innovative system-level feature that lowers the power consumption of the PC when maximum performance is not needed. A PC with AMD's Cool'n'Quiet technology enabled will consume less power, and run cooler and quieter on most applications.
For details on the Far Cry package, check out http://www.amd.com/farcrypromo.

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AMD (NYSE:AMD) designs and produces innovative microprocessors, Flash memory devices and low-power processor solutions for the computer, communications and consumer electronics industries. AMD is dedicated to delivering standards-based, customer-focused solutions for technology users, ranging from enterprises and governments to individual consumers. For more information visit http://www.amd.com.

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AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Athlon, and combinations thereof, and Cool'n'Quiet are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other jurisdictions. Far Cry, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubi Soft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. Polybump technology is a trademark of Crytek GmbH. Other product and company names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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Post by infinitevalence » Tue May 18, 2004 10:37 pm

They learned from ati and are giving away a game that exists. Much better idea than giving out dare i say vaporware
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Post by alister » Wed May 19, 2004 11:47 am

This is from AMD's site:

"Coming Soon – Get a FREE copy of Far Cry™ when you purchase an AMD Athlon™ 64 or AMD Athlon 64 FX processor from participating companies. Check back in the next few weeks for details."



It does not say system.... it says processor. This would be nice if you could just buy a processor and get the game for free. If so, I may go ahead and order my AMD64 from NewEgg (if they are one of the companies)

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Post by Fantasma » Thu May 20, 2004 5:20 pm

That´s a good politic, an important gift in exchange for buy their product, without any doubts, they will increase the number of sold processors

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Post by BiG Kahuna » Wed May 26, 2004 3:27 pm

maybe in a few months we'll get a freebie with every hardware component we will be, it'd great :D

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