MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 6/24/2004 Game center organization iGames and publisher NovaLogic are pleased to announce the launch of the official Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising Tour, presented by ATI and co-sponsored by Sapphire. “ATI is pleased to sponsor the Official Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising Tour and looks forward to a record-setting summer in online gaming,” said Ian McNaughton, Senior Brand Marketing Manager for ATI Technologies. The official tour will kick off in late June and will continue within iGames-affiliated game centers until a final event on September 21 st, 2004, with prizes provided by ATI and Sapphire. “This timing is great as many players who happen to be students will be on their summer breaks, so they can enjoy some quality gaming time playing in the JointOps tour,” says Carol Bennett, Director of Event Operations for iGames.
Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising is the only FPS to allow players to participate in mammoth 150 player battles with no subscription fee, more than double the player hosting capability of any other FPS. Incorporating vast maps of up to 50 km sq, a full 24 hour day/night cycle and 29 different land, sea and air vehicles to control, Joint Operations represents a huge leap forward for multiplayer FPS games.
The Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising tour gets underway with a game showcase in centers, where players get to try the game for one hour free. The showcase will run from Wednesday, June 23 rd through Tuesday, July 6 th. Click here to find a participating center near you.
On Saturday, June 26 th, players will get to take part in a Joint Operation: Typhoon Rising Launch Party where they’ll help to set a world record for the highest number of players online in an FPS game ever! Participating players will have their name entered into a drawing for ATI X800 Video cards and more! The launch party, in conjunction with the showcase, will open the tour, which will happen at many game centers around North America. Centers will be creating their own events during these 3 months, and players can keep track of upcoming events here.
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About ATI Technologies
ATI Technologies Inc. is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D graphics and digital media silicon solutions. An industry pioneer since 1985, ATI is the world's foremost visual processor unit (VPU) provider and is dedicated to deliver leading-edge performance solutions for the full range of PC and Mac desktop and notebook platforms, workstation, set-top and digital television, game console and handheld markets. With 2003 revenues in excess of US $1.3 billion, ATI has more than 2,500 employees in the Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI common shares trade on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY).
Pioneers in a new era of how games are played, Sapphire shepherds the performance oriented with ground-breaking solutions to an environment that remains in a constant state of flux and ultimate evolution. Serving as a beacon for the hard-core, the Sapphire logo promises a commitment to the furthering of graphics and mainboard technologies! For over ten years Sapphire has delivered the unwavering commitment to deliver the most feature rich and soundly engineered products. SAPPHIRE is one of the key ATI Graphics Boards Suppliers worldwide. SAPPHIRE designs, manufactures and distributes the most complete range of ATI video boards and motherboards 100% focused on chipsets by ATI. SAPPHIRE refuses to compromise quality by cutting corners at the expense of its customers experience with their products. For more information on Sapphire and Sapphire products, visit www.sapphiretech.com
iGames is comprised of independent and franchised game centers working together to prosper as a whole. The company has established strong relationships with industry leaders to provide a wide variety of products, services and programs to member game centers and gamers. iGames’ products and facilitated programs include software licensing, hardware discounts, exclusive game previews, game launch events, tournaments, tours, and leagues. To learn more about iGames, go to www.igames.org.
Founded in 1985, NovaLogic Inc. is a developer and global publisher of games
for the PC, PlayStation® game console and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment
system and Xbox™ video game system. Based in Calabasas, California, the
company's European arm, NovaLogic Ltd., has its offices in London, UK. Key game
franchises include Delta Force®, Delta Force® - Black Hawk Down®,
Joint Operations ™, Comanche® and F-22 Lightning®. For more information
go to http://www.novalogic.com/
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