Batman: Arkham Origins free with select Nvidia cards

Upcoming action game from Warner Bros. free with the purchase of select Nvidia graphics cards at participating retailers.


Batman: Arkham Origins will be free with the purchase of select Nvidia graphics cards, the company said today in a joint announcement with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

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A free digital copy of Batman: Arkham Origins will be offered with the purchase of any qualifying GeForce GTX 660, 660 TI, 670, 680, 760, 770, or 780 from participating retailers.

According to the release, the Nvidia Developer Technology Team has been "working closely" with WB Games Montreal on a number of gaming technologies, including DirectX tessellation, Nvidia TXAA antialiasing, soft shadows, and various Nvidia PhysX engine environmental effects for the game.

"Combined, these technologies bring the intricately detailed worlds of Gotham to life," Nvidia said.

Nvidia also announced today that a "tech trailer" and article regarding the Nvidia and PC-exclusive technology for Batman: Arkham Origins will be released on Monday, September 2.

Batman: Arkham Origins launches October 25 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PC. It is not in development for the Xbox One or PlayStation 4.

A portable version--Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate--is in development for the PlayStation Vita and 3DS.

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Does someone knows what will system requirements be? :D

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meh getting it on 360 and playing it on my 3D tv with 3D glasses.

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i was excited then saw australia wasn't a select country, croatia is available but not australia?!

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Nvidia is Awesome Waiting for The Best GTX 790!

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@Wahab_MinSeo what card do you have now?

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@mucking_foron @Wahab_MinSeo For Now I own a Sucks Old Card AMD HD5970.

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It's fine if it looks similar and plays similar to the other Batman Arkham games. I hope they work on a top notch story that'll keep me busy for a good 15 hours, if they achieve that (a top notch story above all) I'll be satisfied.

Edit: And I'd love to upgrade my GPU (and motherboard) soon but damn, can't just yet.

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@thebeast45 @TitanPolaris Uhh, NO I just pointing out the overall value of the AMD Never Settle Bundle if WERE in the market for an upgrade right NOW! I'm waiting for the Maxwell line BTW. I am just saying that Nvidia needs to get their "bundles" in line with AMDs offerings if they want to entice more customers! I would love to see a 3-game bundle with a 800 series cards for example! I am also not an AMD guy by any chance because of the Radeon Driver problems.

So in short what I am saying is that Nvidia SHOULD to what AMD does for bundles by including 3 games for their GTX 770 and 780 high end models, for example something like Assassin's Creed 4, Watch Dogs, Far Cry 4, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Patriots, and some other high end games you could choose from that are still under TWIMTBP model. Since AMD has EA and Square-Enix in their corner.

It's just if I am spending over $400 for example for a 770 for the holiday season any extra games Nvidia throws in that I can choose, that are in reality $70 each really it adds up the savings for other upgrades like a new CPU for example.

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@Karl_Hummer @TitanPolaris @thebeast45 They secured Ubi "for now" until AMD makes a faster card for Far Cry. It was Ubisoft that has a knee jerk reaction to Far Cry 3 being a Gaming Evolved tilte that was really TWIMTBP game going by review sites benchmarks.

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@TitanPolaris @thebeast45 I think nVidia has already "secured" Ubisoft.

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@69 @TitanPolaris @thebeast45 I don't either. I go by Tom's hardware, Anand, HardOCP, and Guru3d review sites for raw benchmarks and O.C. capability, just like I do for CPUs. I also run a heavy modded Skyrim and I also look for how much memory bandwith and VRAM are on those cards for said price like a GTX 760 4GB or 770 4GB and wait for a sale or the next line of cards to come out and get the card for cheap, unless the current line of cards are at least 35% more performance than the last generation of cards.

As for Nvidia and AMD I am not a big fan of recycling they now do like Intel did with Haswell. I WANT Maxwell to come out and Southern Islands as well, BUT I know as a diehard PC gamer that the consoles makers are the ones driving the bus now not the PC because of publishers greed and fear of piracy in terms of innovation after reading an article on the Tech Report website about a year ago. Just looking at Intel's excuse for Haswell not being 2 times more powerful than Ivy Bridge is a BAD SIGN for progress for the PC as the leading innovator for performance and graphics, and now the GPU makers have fallowed Intel's lead down that road as of now. If Intel REALLY put their minds to it and made a gaming CPU it would already be at something like in the range of 7.5 to 9.25Ghz right now, instead of a more mobile CPU like Haswell.

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@TitanPolaris @thebeast45 Nvidia/AMD aren't getting these games for free regardless of the quality of handjobbies they might be giving out. I've almost never bought a card that came with a game I was actually interested in but for some reason had yet to play...

Currently I'm rockin a water cooled 780, and for the most part, I think it'd be nice if they just worried about the card and dropped the BS frills and therefor, the card prices...

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I'am sure Origins will be Fantastic not many game series are good for example Mass Effect 1 was good , ME2 was great , M3 was not bad , same for Dead Space or Lost Planet , but Arkham series are awsome so far no reason to think Origins will not be as good as the previous ones.

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Woah this is really good news :D

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Nvidia is trying hard to sell it's 700 series cards because in October AMD will release the Never Settle Bundle with it's 8000 Radeon line with games like Battlefield 4 and Thief thrown in for free for the holiday season. Right now if I was in the market for a new card it would have to be an AMD card because of those games being thrown in as a bonus, and that's saying something as I am a Nvidia guy. Bottom line AMD GPUs are more of a value for the money you fork over for those cards, not Nvidia as of right now.

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@TitanPolaris You only buy your GPUs based on bundled games? You sad little man

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@thebeast45 @TitanPolaris Ha. If I was to do that, I wouldn't have gone for my Sapphire 7970... Ended up getting Sleeping Dogs with it... Not an awful game, but in no way fantastic... o_O

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Aww man I got Blacklist free with my GPU. I'd have preferred this :/

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I may buy it if for nothing else than the fact that i'm excited to finally play an Nvidia optimized game again.

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what if i already have one of those cards will i get any :c?

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Welp, there goes my wallet.

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tiger-direct had a GTX670 FTW for $300 on sale like 2 weeks ago. I almost grabbed it for an SLI

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Woot, now I can finally justify buying my $700 video card!

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I got Batman: Arkham City free with my Nvidia card a year and a half ago. The Batman games do this often.

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That's a pretty good deal, especially for a game that is gonna need all the graphics power you can throw at it. Still, I'm fine with what I got, so I'll just pick up Arkham Origins on the Summer Sale

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Free with your £600 graphics card...

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200 USD. I know that a lot of countries might have to pay some heavy taxes but even for over-exaggerating thats a bit much what your saying.

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There it goes, another 670 for my first SLi setup and I get a free game. Im happy C:

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The 700 series cards are huge in size compared to the 680's, have to make sure they fit your case.

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@lonewolf1044 currently using a mountain mods 2'x2' 10 fan case. I can fit a small baby in that thing!

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@mucking_foron @lonewolf1044

Haha, I broke two bracket holders trying to get the card in, had to buy a new case.

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I currently have a GTX 670 FTW and it has been able to run everything I've thrown at it so far. Was thinking of taking the plunge on the 780, but since I only play on 1080p max settings on all my games right now(except some poorly optimized ones for nvidia cards like Tomb Raider and Sleeping Dogs) I think I will wait till for the GtX 870 or 880 to come out.

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@Steel_Rain777 Tomb Raider played like a champ in 3d on my 780...

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@Steel_Rain777 Exactly the same. I'm rocking a MSI GTX670 OC edition and it handles everything pretty much. Id like to get a 780 so I can brag I have a baby Titan but it wouldn't be worth the £500 id have to spend. 800 series is apparently due early to middle next year so Ill be waiting.

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would a gtx 760 be bottlenecked with a amd quad core cpu? currently I have a radeon 6850 running must of the games 1080p max, but I want to upgrade.

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@kmanworld 6850 on max? What games are you playing my friend. I got a 7790 and I still can't pull that off on some of my really demanding games. Still, gotta love them graphics...

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@vault-boy @kmanworld I'm playing BF3 1080p max, it's a weak phenom II 850, + 6gb of ram, most of the game runs fine at ultra, of course working around the settings

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@kmanworld pspearman answered and he is right mostly but didnt really gave you a straight answer to that question. You can use Nvidia with amd as you can use ATi with Intel cpu's. Doesnt do a difference. If you specify your cpu it would help but if it works well with 6850 and you run games maxed out it will most likely work with a 760 from nvidia.

I'll be as sincere as I can, I prefer nvidia but their drivers suck. Thats all I have to say, used to launch good drivers, now its been months since a driver that works well and doesnt crash my games or video card.

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@kmanworld Depends on the game in question, some games are CPU bound, others are GPU bound. COD for example is more CPU bound so a weak CPU would bottleneck a strong GPU. Other games obviously are the opposite.

Id say the best thing to do is figure out which games you want to play and lookup various benchmarks for them.