iGames and LTB Audio Systems to Bring Game Center Action to E3 with Kornelia 2 DOOM 3 Competition; Exclusive Games Premiers, May 17-20
Booth Kentia 7604 Will Be the Place to Test Your Skills in 3-Day Tournament, Featuring Top PC Gamer and #1 Ranked Female Quake Player Kornelia
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, April 25, 2005 - iGames, the world's leading game center organization, and LTB Audio Systems, the leading maker of True 5.1 Surround Sound headphones, today announced that they will be bringing the competitive spirit of game centers to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), May 17-20, with a host of special competitions. These events will include the Kornelia Challenge 2, an exclusive DOOM 3TM tournament that will pit show-goers against Kornelia, a top-seeded PC gamer and the world's #1 ranked female Quake player, in addition to exclusive competitions featuring VU Games' FlatOutTM on PC and NovaLogic's Delta Force®: Black Hawk Down on Xbox.
As the halls of the LA Convention center thunder with the latest and greatest in interactive entertainment, those truly in the know will be sure to check out Booth Kentia 7604, where the Kornelia 2 Competition will rage on for the duration of the games industry's most eagerly anticipated annual gathering.
Organized and sponsored by LTB Audio Systems, the tournament will pit the "Queen of Quake" in a death-match competition exclusively showcasing revolutionary LTB's True 5.1 Surround sound wireless headphones and state-of-the-art S3 Graphics 3D video cards. Gamers with the skills to go the distance with Kornelia on id Software's sci-fi horror masterpiece will receive prizes courtesy of LTB and S3. For everyone else, there will be engrossing gameplay, free T-shirts and an exclusive showcase of FlatOut from VU Games and Delta Force: Black Hawk Down from NovaLogic.
"Our goal for this year's E3 wasn't simply to tell everyone in the interactive entertainment industry how great iGames is, but to show them with this program of special events that highlights the pro-social values of community and friendly competition that is the iGames game center experience," said Mark Nielsen, Executive Director of iGames. "We are especially proud to be partnered with a cutting-edge company like LTB, in addition to receiving the continued support of VU Games and NovaLogic, companies who truly understand what iGames means to gamers and the games industry as a whole."
"We are very excited to be offering our new LTB True 5.1 Surround sound headphones at this year's show", added Jon Miller, Vice President of LTB Audio. "We know that these products will change how gamers experience interactive entertainment and as an iGames member organization, we can't think of a better partner to help us showcase its value in such an important forum as E3."
For more information about the tournament including signup details, visit igames.org or contact Carol Bennett, iGames Event Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about LTB's True 5.1 Surround sound headphones, a 2.4Ghz Wireless Headphone product, utilizing LTB's Patented (ISC) Independent Sound Chamber and Decibel limiting SafeBassTM Technologies, visit www.ltbaudio.com or contact LTB directly at email@example.com.
For more information about VU Games' Flatout and NovaLogic's Delta Force: Black Hawk Down, please visit http://www.vugames.com/product.do?gamePlatformId=1856 and http://www.novalogic.com/games.asp?GameKey=DFBHDX.
About LTB Audio Systems
LTB, which stands for Listen To Believe, represents a product line focused on providing leading edge audio and multimedia headphones designed to meet the optimal demands of the latest Digital Media in Games, and Movies as well as music and Hi Def Audio. LTB controls various key technology patents that have made them an upcoming leading manufacturer of True surround sound technology products. For more information visit LTB at www.ltbaudio.com.
iGames, Inc. offers a wide range of services to help independent and franchised game centers. iGames' mission is to promote and develop the growth of the game center industry. Its services unite game centers with the goal of establishing them as the driving force enabling the interactive entertainment industry to become the number one form of entertainment around the world. iGames has established strong relationships with industry leaders to provide a wide variety of products, services and programs to member game centers and gamers including software licensing, hardware discounts, exclusive game premiers, tournaments, and leagues. Today the company counts well over 500 centers and 45,000 gamers, initiating and co-organizing more than 200 events a year. To learn more about iGames, go to www.igames.org.
About S3 Graphics
S3 Graphics Co., Ltd., a VIA Technologies joint venture company, is a leading supplier to the 3D enabled PC graphics market it pioneered. Today, S3 Graphics ships high performance consumer graphics cards to desktop board manufacturers and low power, high performance, Commercial Grade 3D graphics subsystems to top tier notebook manufacturers. In addition, S3 Graphics integrates market-leading chipset technology from VIA Technologies into shared memory architecture products for the high volume, value PC market. Headquartered in Fremont, California, S3 Graphics has a long-term commitment to top performance, quality and state-of-the-art features for desktop and mobile applications. Additional information can be found at the Company's website at www.s3graphics.com.
Kornelia Takacs, the infamous pro-gamer known as the "QUEEN of QUAKE," was the #1 ranked female QUAKE player, and is one of the overall top QUAKE competitors. Kornelia entertains her fans by destroying her opponents, both female and male, in exhibition matches worldwide. Kornelia's unmatched hands-on video game expertise had gained her much recognition over the years as one of the top competitive gamers, regardless of gender. For more information, please visit www.purgatory.net/kornelia or call Susan La Sky, Kornelia's business manager, at 310.301.1918.
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LTB Audio Systems, Inc.
Representative : Jon Miller