GC - "Many Xbox One owners have reported that they received a message from Microsoft for their purchase of the Sunset Overdrive bundle and they have received a free token of Ryse: Son of Rome."
Got mine. Very nice of them. Never beat the game so I'll definitely give play it through.
Definitely a nice move. Though do you have to have bought a console in order to get this free game?
You have to have bought the sunset overdrive bundle cuz the message talks about sunset overdrive
yeah nice to be given a free game but lets be honest it is a game that has had its day and was not gonna sell many more copies
Give it a rest. Most free games given away on these consoles are games that have been out for awhile and aren't selling well amymore. I don't understand the need to downplay this...
Funny you say that because I just bought a X1 since they are now $350 and I wanted to get Ryse, but a used copy at gamestop is $35. So I decided to try ebay and they are still over $30, so I dont know WTF you're talking about.
I would imagine most people buying the SO bundle haven't played Ryse yet, so don't see any problem with it. They're getting something extra and unexpected. No reason to complain.
Be nice to receive something for free. :( Coming up on 10 years a XBL member in 10 days.
Really great move by Microsoft and it is about the company since Microsoft (the company) is giving this game away for free to some users. :)
Great move. Ryse has lovely graphics, good story and yes good gameplay. It is repetitive hack n slash, but i personally enjoyed all of it.
I thought it was pretty good except for the very repetitive combat.
Good gameplay shouldn't be repetetive
Agree. But it is in 100% of all video games. It's more a question of degrees.
but that's what all hack and slash/button mashers are! (repetitive). ryse is repetitive just like infamous is repetitive, so are both of these games not good games, because they do what they were designed to do???
What games do you play that are not repetitive? I've been gaming for 30 years and I can't think of one.
I loved evrything about it. Here we are a year later and nothing has beat it yet in graphics department, well the PC version of course looks better. This game got a bad rap. Repetitive they say? No more than the god of war series. Heck your standard fps shooter is rinse and repeat as well.
God of war had different weapons that did different things that effected how you fought, Ryse has a sword and a shield and some boring finishers that take far too long to watch after a good 4 or 5, it is nothing like God of war at all. The graphics where beaten the day killzone released on PS4 and again when infamous released so thats BS as well.
Yeah I loved Ryse. Spent a TON of time in the multiplayer. It's really a blast.
I agree 100%, It's underrated and I was totally influenced by the negative reception until I actually played it. Word of advice to anyone wanting to play it, don't stop after playing a couple of missions, continue on easy mode if you have to, it gets a lot more interesting.
Next time watch more gameplay videos and you won't potentially miss out on a well made game.
I enjoyed it too. Traded it in after I beat it, waitin for games with gold version so I can play it again
Everyone in gamestop told me it was a short game, but said graphically it was insane. They said completely gorgeous throughout. They said the Legendary Edition is supposed to be longer.
Nice of Microsoft to give a free game, but they are not doing it for the gamers (consumers). They are only doing it cause they are losing profit and need to somehow bring back the gamers that abandoned Microsoft.
That's the same as any private sector company. In a free market, in order to profit, you need to give your customers what they want, or they won't buy from you. It's a vice versa relationship too. I wont buy from a company because they are a company i might happen to like, i will buy from them because they sell me what i want. Would you buy a bad product simply because you love a company? No. Corporations aren't your family or your parents. People sometimes forget this.
Exactly what I'm trying to say, Microsoft messed up back at E3 where idiot mcgee said " There is another console for people who don't have internet, it's called the Xbox 360" that was a major slap to consumers faces. Microsoft is learning that they messed up big time and are trying to win consumers back. But things like that leave a nasty taste in the mouth.
@Ps4andxb1 "Would you buy a bad product simply because you love a company?" I watched quite a few friends buy multiple 360's due to failure. And i know for a fact they wasn't the only ones. So yes alot of people would buy a bad product due to the love of a company.
@Joydivision39 "Nice of Microsoft to give a free game, but they are not doing it for the gamers (consumers). They are only doing it cause they are losing profit and need to somehow bring back the gamers that abandoned Microsoft." This is a pretty dumb comment. Tell you a little secret. EVERY company are in the gaming business to make a profit. All that crap about company A, B or C caring about gamers is pure BS marketing... only ignorant people think otherwise.
LOL again before you jump assuming, make sure you READ carefully. I wasn't doing any bashing, I wasn't doing any crap talking. What I'm saying if your little brain can comprehend is MICROSOFT is fixing their wrong. Still not a believer till they change completely. Geeezzz dude you need some school in your life. Companies give away games or free stuff when they know they messed up and need a quick pick me up in sales. Come on man, learn about business.
But some companies care more about people then other ones do. Just like voting for a president. Vote for the one that's gonna screw you less.
Utalking2me They are all going to screw you equally.
Joy... Yes, you are. You made your comment..might as well stick with it
All corporations are in it for the profit. What's your point?
Yep and Playstation Plus was started not out of desperation due to lower software sales but goodwill to the fans. Geez.
EXACTLY LOL. The idea started after Sony got it's huge hack to appease owners
"losing profit"??? http://techreport.com/news/... How is $23,000,000,000 in Revenue, that led to a net income of over $4.5 BILLION a loss? How is a 102% increase in Xbox sales a loss? Are you talking about Sonys $1.25 Billion loss for the 7th straight year?
This is what i love. FACTS, FACTS, FACTS.
Just like the freebies you got after the major PSN outage? Yes, because Sony did it for the consumers.... Did it leave a nasty taste in your mouth?
That was a dumb post in so many ways. They are giving the game to X1 owners. Take of the fanBOY glasses put down the kool aid. Your rotting your brain.
Way to turn a positive into a negative. Every silver lining has a cloud, amiright?
Quick question. Do you think Sony or Nintendo do things out of love for gamers? I'll let you think about that...
Google MS profits vs Sonys profits for 2nd quarter and then re-post,it makes me laugh when you Sony mob talk about MS profits #bankruptcyawaits;)
I'm jealous.. lucky folks ^_^
"MAYBE" Sales are not so good for SSO, spread the word your giving a free game away with it to increase sales.
Its the Sunset Bundle, its not just for the game, its includes the x box 1 and a controller. Its more of a thanks for buying an x box 1. Sunset Overdrive sales. If its doesn't sell good thats unfortunate, but the game was reviewed good, and people who bought are probably happy isn't that what matters. Microsoft likely paid handsomely to have the this game on x box 1 anyway so at the end of the day nobody loses really.
You see it more as a thanks for buying a xbox1. And i see it more as a better value to try to get people to buy a xbox1. I think we know which the case is.
Don't waste your time on here pal it's full of Sony fanboys,go play SSOD the GOTY in my opinion,there's soooo many great games on X1,all you will find on here is articles about ESRAM and 1080p it's all they have left,Failclub is a prime example of how OVERATED and shitty PS4 is I'm selling mine in two weeks when I complete TLOUR,PSN is another reason to get rid #BROKEN
They'd be advertising the incentive if that was the case.. But they aren't, it was a surprise.
I hope this applies for Europe as I just bought the SSO bundle.
Did you get it? Bought it on release in Europe but still havent heard or seen anything.
Nope I haven't received any messages. :(
Lmao I thought it was a fake message... That's awesome though didn't get to play the game.
pretty sweet. looks like i have a free game waiting for me back at home then.
I got this bundle, how to I get Ryse?
Just check your messages on your xbox dashboard i got mine
How about for me? I bought the Xbox one alone with the kinect I honestly I don't care too much about at 500 bucks! And that was the Xbox one that didn't come with a free game.
Ao apparently they appreciate their newer customers who are getting the system on the cheap opposed to the ones who actually shelled out the full amount a year ago..
Dude get over it. First adoption blues.
I will no longer be an early adopter because of deals like this.
#Microsoftforthegamers That really seems to be the case lately, Microsoft and the Xbox is diffidently the way to go so far... regardless of pass mistakes.
screwing the day one users again.
Day 1 Anniversary isn't even here yet - Spencer has already tweeted that they haven't forgot. I'd take a guess and say you're gonna get something
You knew what you were getting when you bought it. Everyone knows products get cheaper or have better deals and promotions later in their life cycle. You chose to buy it day one knowing exactly what it came with. Just be happy you got a year of extra fun with the console that these folks didn't, and be happy that MS is working to bring more folks to their console so youll have better online communities on XOne games.
Can anyone confirm if this also goes for Europe? I have the bundle but havent received any email or dashboard message as of yet.
MS is making it so tempting to get an xone, the console is priced so cheap now and they're just giving away games. There's really no need for me to get one as I have a PS4 and, without trying to troll, I'm not really that interested in any of xones exclusives except Halo 5, but with these prices I figure why not just buy one.
Some strong logic there.
Anyone know if you could still get one if you buy the console in the next week or did it have to be a day one sort of thing?
Great news for those who picked up the console recently. I love Ryse, feels like playing the movie Gladiator in my opinion. It's fun and looks really good. Story isn't too bad either and the main character is a badass.
Played it and beat it. Enjoyed the hell out of it. I want ryse free so i can play again.
I was excited to check my companion app this morning and see ryse son of Rome for free...can't complain about that deal...Xbox one...ryse...sunset overdrive... and gamestop price matching for an extra 50 bucks tomorrow...all that for 350
A waste of bandwidth I say.