Ideazon Presents EverQuest II Zboard(tm)
Ideazon Inc. set to launch Limited Edition Keyset for Sony Online Entertainment's upcoming massively multiplayer online game
London, UK (November 19, 2004) - Ideazon Inc., designer and developer of the ZboardTM, the world's first keyboard designed for PC gamers, today announced its revolutionary new EverQuest® II Limited Edition Keyset for Zboard.
Ideazon has joined forces with Sony Online Entertainment® to enhance players' adventures in Norrath with the EverQuest II Limited Edition Keyset for Zboard. The EverQuest II Keyset allows players of the massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) to truly immerse themselves in EverQuest II, making it easier to play the game by using a customised control layout.
"Sony Online Entertainment created a phenomenon with EverQuest; in EverQuest II it's 500 years later and it's a whole new game," said Nir Shafrir, CEO of Ideazon Inc. "We think gamers are going to welcome the EverQuest II Keyset as a crucial tool that will allow them to focus on playing the game and building their characters rather than learning new key commands."
Engineered and built by gamers for gamers, Zboard's custom-labelled commands make it easy to interact with the detailed world of EverQuest II. Showing "emotes," accessing inventory or viewing the quest journal is instantaneous with Zboard. Players can now focus on the experience and not the mechanics of the game.
"Ideazon is building on its past successes with the Zboard EverQuest II Limited Edition Keyset," said Louis Figueroa, manager, business development, Sony Online Entertainment, "We are especially impressed with the amount of control the customised Keyset gives players."
The EverQuest II Limited Edition Keyset for Zboard gives gamers the advantage of enhanced features including:
- Labelled keys for every default game command, including access to your compass and even your recipe book;
- The Emote Bar's programmed macros, enabling gamers to reveal their character's emotions to the world. For example, with one push of a button, characters can yawn, apologise, laugh or cheer;
- Game Window Hot Key Section: Access to Inventory and Quest Journal commands all grouped together for easy use and access.
The Zboard Gaming Keyboard comes equipped with the following components and features:
- Gaming Keyset for FPS and Action games;
- Standard Keyset with Windows and Internet Explorer commands labelled on keys;
- USB base with two extra USB peripheral ports;
- 15 common shooter and action commands labelled on keys;
- Eight distinct "command zones" for ease of use;
- "Butterfly" directional keys for maximum comfort;
- Instant remapping capabilities.
For a limited time, SAVE £5 at Amazon.co.uk when purchasing the EverQuest II Limited Edition Keyset for £9.99 together with the Zboard for £39.99. The Zboard and the EverQuest II Limited Edition Keyset are currently available at major retail and online outlets. The suggested retail values for the Zboard and EverQuest II Keyset are £39.99 and £14.99 respectively.
About Ideazon Inc.
North American-based Ideazon Inc. develops, manufactures and markets the next generation of computer keyboard technologies that enable a new level of interaction between end-users and their computers. The ZboardTM enhances the gaming experience, accelerates gamers through the initial stages of a new game and ultimately improves gamer satisfaction.
Ideazon is headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario with its European Offices in Antwerp, Belgium.
For more information, call our company at +32 3 444 05 82 or visit our
website at www.zboard.com
EverQuest is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. SOE and the SOE logo are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment Inc.
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