NVIDIA SPONSORS QUAKECON 2004 ? THE "MUST ATTEND" EVENT OF THE YEAR FOR GAMERS
More than 5,000 Gamers Gather in Texas for the Biggest DOOM 3 Party of the Year, Powered by NVIDIA's GeForce 6 Series Graphics Processors
QUAKECON 2004 ? GRAPEVINE, TX ? AUGUST 12, 2004 ? NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, has teamed up with id Software to power QuakeCon 2004 ? the biggest LAN party of the year. A title sponsor of the event, NVIDIA today announced a full schedule of events that will keep gamers busy day and night as they get hands-on play time with DOOM 3TM, one of the most anticipated PC games in history, on PCs equipped with NVIDIA's award-winning GeForce 6 series graphics cards, the recommended graphics platform for the game. The 9th annual QuakeCon event place this week at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, from August 12-15.
"NVIDIA's latest generation of chipsets gives exceptional performance and feature gains across the entire line, from the consumer cards to the speciality cards. I use a GeForce 6800 class card in my primary workstation, which is the best endorsement I can give," said John Carmack, president and technical director of id Software."
"NVIDIA has amped up the intensity of the tournaments this year with $150,000 in cash prizes for the DOOM 3 and Quake III Arena Championships," said Todd Hollenshead, CEO of id Software. "The cash brings the pressure to the fragging and NVIDIA's other contests ensure that there's plenty to do even when the deathmatching is done."
NVIDIA activities at QuakeCon include:
# The id Software challenge: The ultimate multiplayer gaming face-off lets gamers take their best shot at developers from id Software in DOOM 3. The one-time only shoot-out will be held on Friday, August 13 from 5-7 pm.
# The NVIDIA PC Speed Building Contest: Think you can build a PC from scratch in 15 minutes flat? Contestants will be supplied with a box of parts and some tools; the rest is up to them in the ultimate "do-it-yourself" PC competition. Individual "heats" will be held on Thursday, August 12 and Friday, August 13 from 12-2 pm and 2-4 pm local time, with a final round of competition on Saturday, August 15 from 4-6 pm local time.
# The NVIDIA Overclocking Showdown: Gamers looking to make their mark and score some serious prizes will showcase their super-charged PCs rigged for speed. Entries will be on display in NVIDIA's booth beginning Thursday, August 12. Winners across multiple categories will be announced on Saturday, August 14.
"DOOM 3 has finally arrived and we can't wait for gamers to play it on PCs equipped with the GeForce 6800 GT GPU?which is, hands-down, the best graphics card to pair with the game," said David Roman, vice president of corporate marketing at NVIDIA. "QuakeCon represents the gaming lifestyle and we're excited to be in Dallas for the biggest LAN party of the year."
NVIDIA nZone (www.nzone.com) will feature daily reports from Quakecon. For more information about the event, or to register, please visit www.quakecon.org.
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