Items tagged with promo

We just got word of a promo NVIDIA is running that will put a copy of Mafia II into the hands of new GeForce GTX 465, 470, and 480 owners. Here’s the full scoop straight from NVIDIA... "Starting this week across the US and EMEA, you can now get a free copy of the smash hit game Mafia II with the purchase of a GeForce GPU, GTX 465 and higher! That’s right, a copy of Mafia II for free! We here at NVIDIA are super excited about the incredible experience that can be realized when playing on a GeForce GPU. With a strong integration of NVIDIA PhysX technology and support for multi-display... Read more...
Gasoline being given away?  In this age of $4 a gallon gasoline in the U.S., and much higher prices in Europe and elsewhere, would you riot over it?  All right, it wasn't a riot, but it sure as heck was gridlock.Electronic Arts was trying to promote the Mercenaries 2: World in Flames game.  And the promotion was free gasoline (or petrol, as the BBC prefers).  Publicity they wanted, and publicity they got, but not all positive.Lynne Featherstone, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, said: "Whilst a lucky few might have got free petrol, hundreds of residents have faced misery". The... Read more...
In case you haven't heard, BFG is running a promotion featuring 10 special edition GeForce 9800 GX2 cards, which will be given away or sold for charity.  BFG Technologies has created a limited run of special retail boxes featuring the photo of NVIDIA CEO and founder, Jen-Hsun Huang, to honor NVIDIA’s selection by Forbes as “Company of the Year.” Inside each box is a BFG NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card that has been autographed by Huang and Scott Herkelman, president of BFG Technologies. Packaged in this limited-edition box, only 10 of these signed graphics cards exist in the world. ... Read more...
If you have received a promo CD or - if this case is successful - some other promo item, you'd better not throw it away, as it would be piracy.In a brief filed in federal court yesterday, Universal Music Group (UMG) states that, when it comes to the millions of promotional CDs ("promo CDs") that it has sent out to music reviewers, radio stations, DJs, and other music industry insiders, throwing them away is "an unauthorized distribution" that violates copyright law. Yes, you read that right -- if you've ever received a promo CD from UMG, and you don't still have it, UMG thinks you're a pirate.This... Read more...
Don't get too excited, though.  The promotion is only for MSDN and TechNet subscribers who beta tested Vista.Under terms of “The Ultimate Offer,” testers can go to any retail or online store and buy a copy of Vista Ultimate (full or upgrade version) for full price and Microsoft will match it with a second complimentary Vista Ultimate Upgrade product key.To participate in the promotion, invited testers should go to the Vista Tester Offers site. The promotion ends January 15, 2008.For the suspicious among you, Microsoft has verified this isn't a phishing scam on a TechNet forum.Besides this... Read more...
HP’s New Year promo to help gamers pwn opponents in ’08HP has announced a new promotion for gamers looking to kick more virtual butt in the New Year. This cool config comes at the hot price of just $2,399 and includes the award winning, liquid-cooled HP Blackbird 002 and a ton of other upgrades. The system will begin shipping in January and is available for order immediately at www.hp.com/blackbird. (Check out our Blackbird review)Rahul Sood, CTO of HP Gaming, and his team are proud to be able to offer such a great product for gamers looking to make the best of the New Year. “We love building liquid-cooled... Read more...
Sony announced that they're so pleased with the performance of Ken Kutaragi in bringing you the Playstation3 late and over budget, that they're not going to  let him manage the unit that makes it any more. You or me? We'd be fired. He gets a big raise and a new office. On Nov. 30, Sony Computer Entertainment announced that Kutaragi, known as the father of PlayStation, would hand daily management of the unit to his deputy in the U.S., Kaz Hirai. Kutaragi will retain the title of division CEO, but he'll also assume the chairman's... Read more...
Good evening friends, glad to see you are back.  My buddy and I decided to hit the local computer store after work to pickup a few totally unneeded accessories.  Personally, I was on the hunt for a new CPU Cooler for my AMD rig.  In the end I decided upon Zalman's CNPS7000-Cu.  Though it is not the best for overclocking, the low decibel rating is the key feature to mine eye. News?  I have you covered...   PRESS RELEASE - CATALYST Summer Promo Our friends over at ATi just informed us that they are offering North American shoppers a ten dollar off coupon for ATI products... Read more...