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AMD gets into the game

Posted by: John at 9/6/2007 10:20 AM
Until recently, all my gaming machines were AMD machines. They were the performance leaders and they can be again soon with some upcoming chips. Today they've launched a new site for gamers though at http://game.amd.com with news, reviews, and other content available. There's some nice little features to build up a community and they'll also be giving away prizes on a monthly basis.


Today AMD has unleashed a new gaming microsite to provide a forum for gamers to communicate, collaborate and stay in tune with the latest developments in PC gaming. Gamers will have the ability to access exclusive game content and contests while customizing aspects of the site to fit every user’s preferences. The site is now available on http://game.amd.com and here are some of the cool features worth mentioning:

Gaming: Dedicated news, reviews and other syndicated content such as trailers, screenshots, tips and tricks. Gamers are able to get a “behind-the-scenes” look at AMD, while accessing exclusive game content. A system check is available on the site to ensure that every user currently has the minimum requirements to enable certain games. New drivers and utilities will be updated on an ongoing basis as well.

Community: Section will feature forums and articles on gaming, and hardware by partners, game developers, press and gamers themselves. An editorial focused feel provides users with a comfortable gaming community, enabling ongoing discussion and opinionated conversations.

Contests & Prizes: Monthly contests provide users with the opportunity to win exclusive prizes. For the month of September, gamers that register to the site will be entered into a draw to win two extreme gaming systems powered by AMD, the iBuyPower Gamers Fire 1950 and the CyberPower Gamer Ultra 8800 PRO

Events: Event page showcases AMD at LAN and gaming-focused tradeshows. Information will be provided on sponsorship opportunities and upcoming LAN support for gamers.

Toolbar Feature: Each registered user will receive access to the “toolbar” feature, giving them customized news based on user preferences (such as game genres), IM chat feature, video player and many other features.