DISCOVER MY GAMES APPLICATION, LOGITECH CORDLESS GAMEPAD CERTIFIED FOR USEWITH INTEL VIIV PLATFORM
Long Beach, CA - May 5, 2006 - DISCover, a premier provider of on-demand videogame content and technology products, today announced that the integration of its My Games software interface with the LogitechR Cordless RumblepadT 2 vibration-feedback controller has been certified for use on IntelR ViivT technology-based entertainment PCs. Intel tested the DISCover technology and Logitech controllers with many top PC games on the new Viiv platform, which is designed to make it easier for people to enjoy, manage and share digital entertainment in the home.
DISCover's My Games application gives gamers the ability to play PC games without the hassle of downloading software and configuring controller settings for each individual title. DISCover's technology, a Logitech Cordless Rumblepad 2 controller and an Intel Viiv technology-based entertainment PC combine to deliver a true plug-and-play, console-like gaming experience, enabling gamers to comfortably navigate and play popular PC games in the living room.
"PC gaming with a gamepad often requires special driver installation and game-by-game configuration," said Fred Swan, Logitech's director of strategic development for interactive entertainment. "Now, with an entertainment PC featuring Intel Viiv technology, a Logitech Cordless Rumblepad 2 controller, and the DISCover My Games living room-style gaming environment, gamers can enjoy a wide range of powerful PC titles from the comfort of their living-room couch, all with plug-and-play convenience."
"The integration of DISCover's technology with Logitech's Cordless Rumblepad 2 has created a consumer friendly environment that allows PC gamers to quickly pick up a Rumblepad 2 and start playing their favorite games in the living room without any complicated configurations," said Loren Kaiser, senior vice president of business development at DISCover. "Our work with Logitech for the Intel Viiv technology-based entertainment PC platform means that Rumblepad 2 users have a more complete living room gaming experience --
one that delivers a much more immersive and console-like experience than a keyboard and mouse set up."
"The combination of DISCover My Games, Logitech's Cordless Rumblepad 2 controller and a Intel Viiv technology-based entertainment PC gives consumers the option to take PC gaming from a small monitor desktop PC experience to a big screen, family room setting," said Kevin Corbett, vice president of Intel's Digital Home Group, and general manager of the Content Services Group.
DISCover's My Games product includes the company's patented Drop 'n' Play technology, which provides a simple, console-like experience when playing PC titles. My Games also gives players the added advantage of being able to organize, access, and play hundreds of top-selling PC games that they can try and buy right from their desktop. The user-friendly design allows customers to view in-depth game information, screenshots, box art and descriptions of thousands of top games. Customers can also purchase boxed
copies of games via top online retailers with ease via the Media Center Edition remote. A Parental Control feature is also available to ensure that only appropriately rated content is accessible to minors.
Based in Long Beach, CA, DISCover is a premier provider of on-demand video content and technology products that enable consumers to centralize their PC games, easily load games with their proprietary Drop 'n' Play technology, and purchase new games via the internet. Companies leveraging DISCover's technologies include: HP, Sony, Intel Viiv, Microsoft, Alienware, GameTap and EB Games. For more information about DISCover, please visit: www.discoverconsole.com.