Game Publishers and Developers Choose NVIDIA at E3
Platform-Defining PC Titles to Be Showcased on NVIDIA--based PCs Provided By HP
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ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO—LOS ANGELES, CA—MAY 10, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that its GeForce™ 6 series of graphics processing units (GPU) is the overwhelming choice of publishers and developers participating in this week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). More than 500 PCs equipped with NVIDIA’s latest generation GeForce 6800 GPUs will be used by over 30 game publishers and developers, including Activision, Bethesda® Softworks, Codemasters Software Ltd., Electronic Arts, Eidos Interactive, Novalogic, Sega, Sony Online Entertainment, THQ, Ubisoft and more, to showcase a broad selection of titles that further define the PC as a bleeding-edge gaming device.
The NVIDIA booth (South Hall – 324) will serve as a showcase for gaming on the PC with an impressive collection of more than 45 new games, each taking advantage of the new GeForce 6800 series of GPUs to deliver breakthrough gaming experiences at blazing-fast frame rates. The Company will also showcase new game titles with planned support for Shader Model 3.0—a key feature of Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0—enabled only by the NVIDIA GeForce™ 6 Series. Titles include Armies of Exigo™ (EA Games), Damage, Inc (Climax), EverQuest® II (Sony Online Entertainment), Far Cry (Ubisoft), Painkiller (Dreamcatcher Games), Pirates of the Burning Sea (Flying Lab Software), S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl (THQ) and Tiger Woods PGA® Tour 2005 (EA Sports).
“For gamers, 2004 is really the year of the PC,” said David Roman, vice president of corporate marketing at E3. “The groundswell of support from game publishers and developers for the GeForce 6800 is further proof that the PC is alive and kicking as a gaming machine. It’s exciting for us to be able to assemble a collection of the top games of the show under the NVIDIA brand, and even more exciting to know that gamers will soon get to experience these games on top-performing GeForce 6 Series GPUs.”
Additional titles to be featured in the NVIDIA booth include:
• Call of Duty™: United Offensive™ (Activision)
• Chaos League (Strategy First)
• Chronos (Saber Interactive)
• City of Heroes™ (NCsoft)
• Dark Age of Camelot®: New Frontiers (Mythic Entertainment)
• Dark and Light (NP3)
• Dungeon Siege® 2 (Microsoft)
• Final Fantasy XI (Square Enix)
• Ground Control® II: Operation Exodus (VU Games)
• GTR (SIMBIN Development Team)
• Guild Wars™ (NCsoft)
• Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban™ (EA Games)
• Hitman: Contracts (Eidos Interactive)
• Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising (Novalogic)
• Lineage® II: The Chaotic Chronicle (NCsoft)
• Rome: Total War™ (Activision)
• Perimeter (Codemasters)
• Powerdrome (Vector OEM/Argonaut Sotfware)
• Soldiers: Heroes of World War 2 (Codemasters Software Ltd.)
• Soldner™: Secret Wars (Encore Software)
• Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (Ubisoft)
• Thief: Deadly Shadows (Eidos Interactive)
• TOCA Race Driver 2 (Codemasters Software Ltd.)
• Unreal® Tournament 2004 (Atari)
• Vendetta (Strategy First)
• Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War (THQ)
• World Championship Rugby (Acclaim)
• World of Warcraft™ (Blizzard Entertainment)
• Xpand Rally (Techland)
• You are Empty (Digital Spray)
• Zoo Tycoon™ 2 (Microsoft Games Studios)
For the show, NVIDIA has also teamed up with HP to debut its new Compaq X Gaming PC – a new desktop PC designed for high-end gaming - that will be on display in various publishers’ booths throughout the show floor. Slated for availability in July, the customizable Compaq X Gaming PC will be among the first wave of PCs to feature the combined processing power of the GeForce 6800 Ultra GPU and NVIDIA® nForce™ 3 250Gb media and communications processors (MCP). The Compaq X Gaming PC will be available to purchase direct from hpshopping.com, by calling 1-888-999-4747, or by visiting select retailers.
For more information about NVIDIA at E3, including daily reports from show floor, please visit www.nvidia.com.
NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and professional computing platforms. Its graphics and communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer digital-media PCs, enterprise PCs, professional workstations, digital content creation systems, notebook PCs, military navigation systems and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,800 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.com.
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