GameCom and AMD Announce Entertainment System Featuring AMD Athlon™ Processor
GameCom and AMD Announce Entertainment System Featuring AMD Athlon™ Processor
ARLINGTON, TX and SUNNYVALE, CA --
GameCom, Inc. (OTC BB-GAMZ) and AMD (NYSE-AMD) today announced that AMD will provide processors to GameCom's 'Net GameLink™ interactive computer gaming system.
GameCom designed and now manufactures 'Net GameLink™, an interactive Internet gaming entertainment system that allows gamers to compete against "live" players worldwide. Gamers play on high-tech arcade-style kiosks featuring state-of-the-art audio and video systems. Patent applications are pending for the 'Net GameLink™ kiosks and technology.
AMD plans to supply future 'NetGameLink™ systems with its powerful AMD Athlon™ processors. GameCom intends to launch the 'Net GameLink™ system powered by an AMD Athlon™ processor within the next 30 days.
"AMD is excited to partner with GameCom to feature the AMD Athlon™ processor in the new and exciting entertainment medium of interactive computer gaming," said Lee Little, director of Field Marketing at AMD. "AMD has supplied processors to GameCom since the initial 'Net GameLink™ prototype. AMD is pleased to be its designated microprocessor supplier."
"We are honored that AMD has associated its AMD Athlon processors with our 'Net GameLink™ interactive entertainment system," said L. Kelly Jones, chief executive officer of GameCom. "AMD has been with GameCom on this project from the very beginning, and AMD could not have been more supportive to our company throughout the entire 'Net GameLink™ development process."
"'Net GameLink™ affords AMD an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities of its advanced AMD Athlon™ processors, both to the serious gamer and to the everyday PC user," Jones added.
AMD historically has backed interactive Internet gaming. The industry's foremost entertainment software publishers offer hundreds of titles that support AMD's 3DNow!™ technology, a feature of all AMD processors that enhances the multimedia experience.
AMD Athlon™ Processor Awards Around the World
The AMD Athlon™ processor and AMD Athlon™ processor-based systems have received 35 awards from eight different countries spanning four continents. The following is a listing of the AMD Athlon™ processor and AMD Athlon™ processor-based awards:
AMD Athlon™ Processor Awards
- Analyst's Choice Award -- Best PC Processor, Microprocessor Report, January 2000
- Technical Excellence -- Best Component (Hardware Category), PC Magazine, November 1999
- CPU of the Year, Maximum PC, December 1999
- Best Product of 1999 (Hardware), Windows NT Systems, January 2000
- All-Star Award, Cadalyst, December 1999
- Wired for 3D Editors' Choice, 3D Magazine, January 2000
- Attaboy Award -- Product of the Year, Houston Chronicle, December 1999
- Technical Excellence -- Best Component (Hardware Category), PC Magazine en Espanol, December 1999
- Best Overall Product of the Year, PC Magazine (UK), December 1999
- Best System Design -- Processor, PC Magazine (UK), December 1999
- Product of the Year, PC Expert (France), January 2000
- Technical Excellence -- Hardware and Component Category, PC Expert (France), January 2000
- Year 2000 Star Product (New Technology Category), Info PC (France), January 2000
- Overall Product of the Year, Info PC (France), January 2000
- Editors' Choice, Generation PC (France), January 2000
- Product of the Year, PC Compatibles (France), December 1999
- Product of the Year -- Processor, PC Direct (France), January 2000
- Product of the Year 2000, PC Achat (France), January 2000
- Product of the Year, PC World (Denmark), December 1999
- Product of the Year, PC World (Norway), December 1999
- Best CPU for Desktops, PC World Komputer (Poland), December 1999
- Technology Product of the Year, PC Kurier (Poland), January 2000
- Millennium Award, Personal Computer Magazine (The Netherlands), January 2000
- Best of Comdex (Israel), December 1999
- Best of World PC Expo 99 (Japan), Nikkei BYTE/Nikkei WinPC Magazine, September 1999.
AMD Athlon™ Processor-based Awards
- State-of-the-Art Desktop PC: Compaq Presario 5861, PC Computing, November 1999
- Editors' Choice Award (Desktop PCs): TCE K7-600, Computer Reseller News, September 1999
- #1 Midrange PC: Micro Express's MicroFlex-550B, PC World, January 2000
- Best Hardware of 1999: Polywell Poly 800K7-700, CNET.com, December 1999
- System of the Year: CyberMax Enthusiast AP6 650 MHz Athlon, Maximum PC, December 1999
- Attaboy Award -- Best Consumer PC: Compaq Presario 5900Z, Houston Chronicle, December 1999
- Cadalyst Labs 5-Star (out of a possible 5 stars) Highly Recommended Workstation: - Polywell 800K7-6501 (with an AMD Athlon 650 MHz processor) - Sys Performance 600A (AMD Athlon 600 MHz processor) -XI Computer 650K MTower SP (AMD Athlon 650 MHz processor)
- Ultimate Game Machine (co-winner): Falcon Northwest Computers, Computer Gaming World, December 1999.
About the AMD Athlon™ Processor
The AMD Athlon™ processor is an x86-compatible, seventh-generation design featuring a superpipelined, nine-issue superscalar microarchitecture optimized for high clock frequency; the industry's first fully pipelined, superscalar floating point unit for x86 platforms; high-performance cache technology, including 128KB of on-chip level (L1) cache and a programmable, high-performance backside L2 cache interface; enhanced 3DNow!™ technology with 24 additional instructions designed to improve integer math calculations, data movement for Internet streaming, and DSP communications; and the AMD Athlon™ system bus - a 200MHz system interface based on the Alpha™ EV6 bus protocol with support for scalable multiprocessing. All new AMD Athlon™ processors are now manufactured on AMD's aluminum 0.18-micron process technology in Fab 25 in Austin, Texas. To date, the AMD Athlon™ processor and AMD Athlon™ processor-based systems have received 35 awards from eight different countries spanning four continents.
About 'Net GameLink™
'Net GameLink™ is a network-enabled gaming kiosk entertainment system featuring a 3' X 3' X 6.5' physical kiosk enclosure. 'Net GameLink™ features a Redhat 6.1 Linux system for firewalling and routing services, and state-of-the-art software, hardware, and connectivity to provide interactive play among gamers at a single location via an intranet or at widely-disbursed locations via the Internet. Each 'Net GameLink™ location will provide intranet access to the user's choice of approximately ten games at any time, all of which will be in an interactive format, and to an unlimited array of games via the Internet. GameCom's 'Net GameLink™ system was first unveiled in New York City on July 16, 1999.
GameCom designed, manufactures, and assembles 'Net GameLink™, an interactive Internet gaming concept utilizing network-enabled gaming kiosks. GameCom is a publicly-traded Texas corporation founded in January of 1996, and is based in Arlington, Texas. GameCom filed its Form 10-SB with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on December 10, 1999, for the purpose of registering the company's common stock. GameCom's amended Form 10-SB/A was filed on February 24, 2000. (OTCBB: GAMZ).
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally preceded by the words such as "plans," "expects," "believes," "anticipates," or "intends." Forward-looking statements in this release include the risk that GameCom will not launch the 'Net GameLink™ systems on schedule or at all and that GameCom may select processors other than the AMD Athlon™ processor to power the system. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainty that could cause the actual results to differ materially from current expectations. We urge investors to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in GameCom's and AMD's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.