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Gamers Do Battle with Classic New Keyset from Zboard

Guild Wars Factions Limited Edition Keyset Available Now

Vaughan, ON (April 20, 2006) - Ideazon Inc., designer and developer of the Zboard, the world's first keyboard designed for PC gamers, today announced its new Guild Wars Factions Limited Edition Keyset for Zboard. Designed specifically for the highly-anticipated ArenaNet® title Guild Wars Factions, slated for release April 28, 2006, clans, communities and gamers from around the world will be able to enjoy the ultimate experience in custom gaming.

The partnership with online game developer NCsoft® has enabled Ideazon to take gamers to a whole different level of game customization and will enhance the Guild Wars Factions gaming experience. Ideazon's Guild Wars Factions keyset lets players choose sides in the battle and master the game's playing environment using a dedicated control layout that is simple to learn and easy to use.

"The Guild Wars Factions Limited Edition Keyset is tailored to meet every player's needs within the stunning and visually immersive world that ArenaNet has created," says Chris Rathgeber, president of Ideazon Inc. "We worked closely with NCsoft and our ZCommunity members to create the gaming weapon of choice."

"This Keyset is an exciting development for Guild Wars® fans and will help new players master the game quickly," says Dorothy Ferguson, vice president of sales and marketing for NCsoft's North American business. "From incorporating the game's visuals to the thoughtfully laid out command keys, Ideazon takes the Guild Wars Factions experience to new heights."

The Guild Wars: Factions Limited Edition Keyset for Zboard gives gamers:

  • 56 dedicated action keys and labeled commands;
  • 12 menus intuitively organized for ease of play;
  • 12 quick access emote keys including fist shake, bow, and dance;
  • Stunning official game graphics to immerse gamers in the action; and,
  • Compatibility for use with Guild Wars and the Guild Wars expansion pack.

The Guild Wars Factions Limited Edition Keyset for Zboard, retails for 24,95 and is currently available online at e-tailers and retailers. The Zboard retails for 59,95 and is also available online.

The Zboard Gaming Keyboard also comes equipped with gaming terrain and tactical features, including:

  • Gaming Keyset for FPS and Action games;
  • 15 common shooter and action commands labeled on keys;
  • Eight distinct "command zones" for ease of use;
  • "Butterfly" directional keys for maximum comfort;
  • Instant remapping capabilities;
  • Standard Keyset with Windows and Internet Explorer commands labeled on keys; and,
  • USB base with two extra USB peripheral ports.

For more information on the Zboard and a complete listing of purchase partners, please visit To join the global Zboard community, visit


About Ideazon Inc.
North American-based Ideazon Inc. develops, manufactures and markets the next generation of gaming peripheral technologies that enable a new level of interaction between end-users and their PC games. Zboard products enhance the gaming experience, accelerate gamers through the initial stages of a new game and ultimately improve gamer satisfaction.
Ideazon is headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario, with a European sales office in Antwerp, Belgium. For more information, visit the web site at

About ArenaNet
ArenaNet, located in Bellevue, Washington, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NCsoft Corporation. ArenaNet has built a state-of-the-art, interactive game network and develops premier multiplayer online games for dedicated game players. ArenaNet's first title, Guild Wars, is a global online roleplaying game that allows gamers to play with anyone, anytime and anywhere in the world. Its highly-anticipated follow up, Guild Wars Factions, will be released in spring 2006. More information about ArenaNet can be found at

About NCsoft
NCsoft North America is headquartered in Austin, Texas and is part of Korea-based NCsof Corporation. NCsoft, with its own development and publishing offices in Texas and California, also works with subsidiaries and third party developers throughout North America to develop and publish innovative online entertainment software products. In 2004, the company launched two massively multiplayer titles on the same day: Lineage® II and City of Heroes®, and, in 2005 the hit games Guild Wars and City of Villians were released. In 2006, NCsoft will be launching other massively multiplayer titles, including Auto Assault® and Guild Wars Factions. More information about NCsoft can be found at

NCsoft, the interlocking NC logo, PlayNC, Lineage, Guild Wars, Guild Wars Factions, Auto Assault and all associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCsoft Corporation. City of Heroes, City of Villians and all associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cryptic Studios, Inc. and NCsoft Corporation. Cyrptic Studios is a trademark of Crytpic Studios, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For additional information contact:

Michel Corbett
Ideazon Europe
+32 (0)3 444 05 81

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