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NVIDIA, Guiness Book, and Video Games Live at NVISION 08 mega-event

Posted by: Randy at 6/24/2008 12:18 AM
Guiness Book is still forcing its way back into relevancy, and its latest stunt is in conjunction with an upcoming NVIDIA-hosted event:  NVISION 08, to be held in San Jose, CA, from August 25-27.  The event is hoping to make history by hosting the world's "Longest Non-Stop LAN Party."  They're shooting for a dedicated cadre to play video games continuously for 36 hours (10 minute breaks are allowed for every 60 minutes of continuous gaming).  The attempt will take place in a reserved section of the NVISION 08 GeForce LAN Party.

On August 26th at 6 p.m., Video Games Live, "the most successful video game concert in the world," will be performing with "the energy of a rock concert and the emotion of a symphony orchestra combined with interactivity, stunning visuals, and fun," said Rob Csongor, NVIDIA's Vice President of Corporate Marketing.  "Regardless of whether you're a gamer or not," said Csongor, "you will not want to miss this."

All registration packages include visitor access to:
  • Digital Art Gallery
  • Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC) Grand Final qualifiers
  • Exhibition Hall
  • GeForce LAN
  • Hands-on Workshops
  • HD Digital Theater
  • Keynotes
  • NVScene
Early Bird Cut-off is June 30th, and rates run from $35.00 to $995.00, depending on what level (General, Enthusiast, Professional) of access you want, and whether you nab that Early Bird rate.


NVIDIA TO HOST GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT BY GAMERS AT NVISION 08
Gamers Worldwide Prepare for Record-Breaking Marathon LAN Party

 

SANTA CLARA, CA—JUNE 20, 2008—LAN Party gaming will reach a new level during a Guinness World Record-setting attempt at the NVISION® 08 event on August 25 in San Jose, California. The aim of the event is to make history as the world’s “Longest Non-Stop LAN Party.”

 

“This will be one of the most exciting gaming record attempts of the year. I’ve been really impressed with the enthusiasm of the NVISION team and I look forward to being the official adjudicator for this great event,” commented Gaz Deaves, records manager, Guinness World Records.

 

“I have faith and confidence in the NVIDIA gaming community, one of the most loyal, energetic, and enthusiastic core audiences of NVIDIA since we were a startup, ”said Sheryl Huang, NVIDIA marketing director and veteran of countless LAN events. “At NVIDIA events in the past, these guys have been up all night anyway. Their energy is incredible. I’m looking forward to them setting this record and earning a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. It’s glory time.”

 

The goal for the Guinness World Record is for a dedicated team of gamers to play video games continuously for 36 hours (10 minute breaks are allowed for every 60 minutes of continuous gaming). If the record is achieved, the participating team members will receive numerous prizes, including a commemorative medal, custom gear, gift cards, and of course, world recognition. The attempt will take place in a special, reserved section of the NVISION 08 GeForce® LAN Party.

A flagship event at NVISION 08, the Guinness World Record attempt is made possible by the support of EVGA, the Marquee Sponsor of the NVISION 08 LAN Party, as well as Patriot Memory, an official NVISION 08 Sponsor.

 

Gamers who are serious about the attempt and have what it takes to handle a LAN Party Guinness World Record seat at NVISION 08 should go to http://www.amireg.com/nvision08/intro.html.

 

For additional information, go to www.nvision2008.com/enthusiasts/geforce-lan-worldrecord.cfm or send an email to GuinnessWorldRecord@nvision2008.com.

 

About NVISION 08
Taking place on August 25-27, 2008 in San Jose, California, NVISION 08 is a three-day mega-event for professionals and enthusiasts who are passionate about visual computing. Thousands of engineers, designers, developers, researchers, artists, enthusiasts, gamers, film makers, business professionals, and consumers from around the world are expected to attend. Registration for NVISION 08 is now open at: http://www.amireg.com/nvision08/intro.html.



NVIDIA TO ROCK SAN JOSE WITH “VIDEO GAMES LIVE” SHOW AT NVISION 08


SANTA CLARA, CA—JUNE 13, 2008—On Tuesday, August 26, a special performance of Video Games Live will captivate NVISION® 08 attendees at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.

Video Games Live is the most successful video game concert in the world -- an immersive performance featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Top musicians perform special musical arrangements with exclusive video footage, synchronized lighting, and interactive segments to create an explosive entertainment experience. 

Having already performed to sold-out audiences around the world since 2005, Video Games Live continues its groundbreaking 2008 tour with a stop at NVISION 08. The Video Games Live concert will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 6 p.m.

Video Games Live tickets are automatically included with registration for NVISION 08’s professional track. In addition, stand-alone Video Games Live tickets are available now at http://www.nvision2008.com/Enthusiasts/nvision-concert.cfm. For more information, contact: concert@nvision2008.com.

“Regardless of whether you’re a gamer or not, you will not want to miss this,” said Rob Csongor, vice president of corporate marketing, NVIDIA.  “Picture the energy of a rock concert and the emotion of a symphony orchestra combined with interactivity, stunning visuals, and fun.”

As an added attraction during the concert, the winners of the NVISION 08 gaming tournaments will have the opportunity to perform on stage alongside the musicians.

“We are very excited about performing at NVISION 08,” said Tommy Tallarico, CEO and executive producer of Video Games Live. “It is a natural fit for our show to be a part of an event that brings together the visual computing industry in a creative and collaborative setting.”

Taking place on August 25-27, 2008 in San Jose, California, NVISION 08 is a three-day mega-event for professionals and enthusiasts who are passionate about visual computing. Thousands of engineers, designers, developers, researchers, artists, enthusiasts, gamers, film makers, business professionals, and consumers from around the world are expected to attend.

NVISION 08 registration and sponsorship information is available at http://www.nvision2008.com/.  For more information on Video Games Live, visit www.videogameslive.com.


About NVIDIA
NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce® products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro® products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla™ products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. NVIDIA’s inaugural NVISION 08 conference will be held August 25-27, 2008 in San Jose, California. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com and www.nvision08.com.