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E FOR ALL EXPO 2008: RETURN OF THE KING

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Steve Wiebe Scores 1 Million Points!

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The one and only King of Kong attempts to reclaim his gaming crown at the 2008 E for All Expo. The icon scored 1,000,200 in front of a large crowd. This is only the third time a 1 Million point score has been achieved in public. Walter Day was on hand to refere the event and there was even a "surprise" visit from Steve's main rival, Billy Mitchell!

GO FOR THE GOLD!

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New York, NY; Framingham, MA, June 24, 2008 - The road to elite video gaming’s TEAM USA 2008 is now confirmed: The World Cyber Games (WCG) USA 2008 National Final will be held in at this year’s E for All Expo in Los Angeles, October 3 - 5, International Cyber Marketing (ICM) and IDG World Expo announced today. The WCG USA 2008 National Final at the E for All Expo will feature 200 of America’s very best players, all competing for the rare chance to make TEAM USA and represent the United States at the WCG 2008 Grand Final, to be held in Cologne, Germany, this November 5th - 9th. The WCG’s Grand Final is the culmination of the world’s largest video game tournament.

E for All is the perfect stage for the World Cyber Games, providing attendees with a unique opportunity to see the who’s who of elite competitive gamers in-person as they show their mastery of today’s most popular video game titles,” said Mary Dolaher, Chief Executive Officer of IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows and events around the globe. “Through our partnership with ICM, we’re not only establishing a home for the 2008 WCG USA National Final, we’re underscoring our support of the growing global eSports gaming community.”

“E For All has quickly established itself as a premiere video game event in the United States. This World Cyber Games USA National Final at E For All will immerse gaming fans and attendees into the ever-expanding genre of International eSports competition - this is the only place to see America’s best gamers, live and in person, battling for the treasured opportunity to represent the USA on competitive gaming’s most coveted stage, the World Cyber Games Grand Final this November in Cologne Germany.” said Michael Arzt, General Manager of WCG USA.

World Cyber Games is the premier international video game competition with over 1.5 million players from more than 70 countries participating annually. The WCG is organized by International Cyber Marketing, organizers of the world’s biggest game competitions and numerous Game and e-Sports related businesses. Online registration for the WCG USA tournament is free to all and continues through June 30th at www.worldcybergames.com/usa

Fatal1ty Playing Like A Rock Star

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Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel wows the crowd with his custom build PC gaming board. Fatal1ty has been a strong supporter of both E3 and the E for All expo. Over the years our paths have crossed many many times. He's an outstanding, friendly, approachable guy who hasn't let his status as the "Michael Jordon of PC gaming" go to his head.

Fusion-IO Unveils the Future of the PC

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Fusion-io Announces Its First Consumer Product at E for All

LOS ANGELES, OCTOBER 3, 2008 - Fusion-io, a leading provider of solid state technology and high-performance I/O solutions, unveiled its first consumer product, the ioXtreme, at the E for All conference and expo. The ioXtreme brings high-end PC users 80 GB of PCI-Expressbased, high-performance, solid state storage that was designed for the world's fastest supercomputers.

Imagine working on complex 3-D graphics, unzipping and manipulating massive files even installing a new application all at the same time, said David Flynn, CTO of Fusion-io. Suddenly, with the ioXtreme, tasks that would have brought your system to its knees are no longer limited by the disks spinning loudly inside your box.

Mechanical disk drive technology, inspired by Edison's phonograph and originally invented over forty years ago, hasn't kept up with the performance of today's PCs. Multi-core CPU's that perform tens of billions of instructions per second sit needlessly idle waiting for disks to access files. The seemingly endless delays starting applications, manipulating large files or doing just about anything that involves moving data to or from disk can now be a thing of the past. The new memory tier offered with the ioXtreme closes this performance gap, allowing PC users to utilize disk drives for what they do best providing inexpensive, high-capacity archival storage.

Drawing from Fusion-io's catalogue of industry leading solid state storage technologies, the ioXtreme adapts some of the company's most exciting innovations to bring a revolutionary consumer product to the high-performance storage market. With the ioXtreme, extreme PC users get a memory-speed storage device that has been engineered to exponentially accelerate file access and meet their demanding performance needs.

The ioXtreme will be priced at under $1000 and be available for home and consumer use in Q1, 2009. For more information on Fusion-io and the ioXtreme, visit www.fusionio.com.

Console Gaming Legend Todd Rogers

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I was lucky enough to meet with gaming legend Todd Rogers. I'm a big Atari 2600 fan so it was nice to meet an icon from that community. Of course Todd holds records for dozens of games across several different platforms. After seeing him break is impossible Activision Dragster record I am convinced he should be tested for performance enchancing drugs.

GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR IS A HUGE DRAW

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Target North American Guitar Hero World Tour Challenge: The first of its kind, the North American Guitar Hero World Tour Challenge, sponsored by Target, will allow E for All attendees to rock out against each other on stage for more than $2,000 in cash, prizes, and merchandise. For those who don't want to take the stage, Target will also have playable versions of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed from LucasArts and, before they hit store shelves, Shaun White Snowboarding from Ubisoft and Activision's Guitar Hero World Tour.

The King of Missle Command?

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Well not really. I'm happy to say that I beat Steve Weibe....at Missle Command. His high score was in the mere 10k range. I was easily able to trounce the Donkey Kong legend. Maybe next time I'll challenge him to a game of Donkey Kong? lol. Maybe not.... Moments later my Missle Command score was DESTROYED by Steve's good friend Mr Awesome.