ATI/Counter-Strike 2 Bundle?

Counter Strike 2 to be bundled with X800PRO-XT on the Inquirer (thanks Stoo) has more on their rumor of another ATI/Valve bundle deal, even as gamers with previous generation ATI cards wonder what video card they will be using when their Half-Life 2 bundle is eventually fulfilled. According to the report, this is a scenario that could possibly play itself out yet again: "For their side, ATI partners are not comfortable to go for one more bundle as there is still no game available. Summer could well mean the end of summer rather than the beginning and it will still take some time to finish Counter Strike 2. This might easily put ATI in a position where it has another card, the R480, before the piece of paper can be exchanged for the real thing."
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Re: LOL
May 10, 2004, 12:04
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Re: LOL May 10, 2004, 12:04
May 10, 2004, 12:04
 
Anybody who’s influenced by a bundled game is an idiot anyway. If you’re going to spend that much on a card £25’s worth of free game shouldn’t make any difference.

Good point. That doesn't bother me. What bothers me is they set a bad precedent because it indicates to many people [along with various other signals out there] that there was some kind of impending release. [with the last promotion]. Now people own ATI video cards that are one generation out of date based on that last promotion. Thats fucked up, and not necessarily all their fault.


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Re: No subject
May 10, 2004, 12:00
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May 10, 2004, 12:00
 
Aren't we jumping the gun here.


Isn't the Inquirer known for always being very, very wrong and damn near making things up? Or was that the Register? Or are they the same people?

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May 10, 2004, 11:52
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May 10, 2004, 11:52
 
So should we just automatically assume we are gonna have to shell out for CS2?

Damn.

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Fool me once . . .
May 10, 2004, 11:33
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Fool me once . . . May 10, 2004, 11:33
May 10, 2004, 11:33
 
Anyone dumb enough to buy this "bundle" deserves exactly what they'll get (which is NOTHING).

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Bullshit, I'm Full
May 10, 2004, 11:18
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Bullshit, I'm Full May 10, 2004, 11:18
May 10, 2004, 11:18
 
The Phantom and CS2, I can only take so much bullshit in one day.

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Re: LOL
May 10, 2004, 11:16
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Re: LOL May 10, 2004, 11:16
May 10, 2004, 11:16
 
So according to the ATI Ads/promotion, Half-life 2 plays best on the Radeon 9800 XT. So uhm, now that the 9800XT is no longer their top-of-the-line video card, what are they going to do with this stupid promotion?

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Re: LOL
May 10, 2004, 11:12
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Re: LOL May 10, 2004, 11:12
May 10, 2004, 11:12
 
After reading how Steam killed a CPL event on the day it was to start I thought everybody learned their lesson! HL2 was supposed to ship with the 9600/9800 XT now the X800 and x800 xt will come out and HL2 will not be ready! CS2 will probably use HL2 tech so don't hold your breath on this one.

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Re: LOL
May 10, 2004, 11:10
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Re: LOL May 10, 2004, 11:10
May 10, 2004, 11:10
 
Anybody who’s influenced by a bundled game is an idiot anyway. If you’re going to spend that much on a card £25’s worth of free game shouldn’t make any difference.

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Re: LOL
May 10, 2004, 11:09
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Re: LOL May 10, 2004, 11:09
May 10, 2004, 11:09
 
Yep.

This is a really bad idea.

Bring us vouchers for games that EXIST. Not games that aren't finished. And not MODS/expansions for games that aren't finished. Jesus.

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Re: LOL
May 10, 2004, 11:03
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Re: LOL May 10, 2004, 11:03
May 10, 2004, 11:03
 
This is BS, please no one support this. This is worse then the 1 year before release pre-order crap that encourages dev/publishers to release crappy games because they can justify it with pre-order numbers, most people pre-order vapor ware, just stupid. Both models are bad business.

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LOL
May 10, 2004, 10:56
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LOL May 10, 2004, 10:56
May 10, 2004, 10:56
 
Please noone buy these and encourage this type of BS marketing. I wish I could sue.

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