(Long Beach, CA)– September 27, 2007– Digital Interactive Systems Corp. (DISCover), the leading innovator and provider of technology solutions for the PC gaming industry, today announced it is partnering with Eidos Interactive, Ltd. to immediately start delivering downloadable versions of Eidos’ top hardcore PC games to gamers around the world via DISCover’s InstaPlay™ and Hardcore White-Label Gaming System (HAWGS™).
Eidos is one of the world's leading developers and publishers of entertainment software and is best known for several triple-A titles, including the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider series, Battlestations Midway and the Hitman series. Based in Wimbledon, South London, Eidos consists of publishing operations across Europe and the US as well as several development studios, including Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive and Pivotal Games.
“Eidos has a history of publishing quality games across multiple genres and platforms,” said David Ferrigno, CEO, DISCover.“Facilitating access to gamers through DISCover’s HAWGS™ affiliates and InstaPlay™ clients creates a mutually beneficial business solution while also satisfying our audience of gamers.”
Tom Marx, Senior Business Development Manager at Eidos stated,“We are pleased to have reached this agreement with DISCover: it’s a perfect fit for Eidos’ strategy of supporting all means of distributing games to our consumers.”
As with all HAWGS™ and InstaPlay™ titles, Eidos games will receive complete professional and objective reviews from editorial partner sites that will help gamers make better purchasing decisions.
Digital Interactive Systems Corporation (DISCover) is the leading innovator and provider of technology solutions for the PC gaming industry. With a focus on making PC gaming accessible to mass audiences, DISCover provides its patented InstaPlay™ desktop client and service to top PC manufacturers which have shipped it on over two million PC systems to date. For game publishers and brands, DISCover’s Hardcore White-Label Gaming System (HAWGS™) powers game downloads for a rapidly expanding network of mass retail channels that reach the widest audience of casual and hard core gamers. DISCover owns United States Patent #5,721,951 titled“Home entertainment system for playing software designed for play in home computer” - a foundational patent for PC gaming, and has patents pending for other important PC gaming systems and methods. DISCover™, InstaPlay™, HAWGS™, Drop-N-Play™, My Games® and Games2Drive™ are all trademarks of Digital Interactive Systems Corporation. All rights reserved.© 2007 Digital Interactive Systems Corporation. For more information, visit www.discoverconsole.com.
DISCover’s patented InstaPlay™ is the ultimate way to browse, purchase, download, install, store, organize and play games.
DISCover’s HAWGS™ (Hardcore White-Label Gaming System) powers web downloads of hardcore video games directly to gamers’ PCs and attracts hardcore gamers by creating a social network community that supports and encourages them to play and participate in gamer activities. HAWGS enables DISCover to rapidly suit the most demanding retailer affiliates, enabling them to deliver profitable hardcore game downloads to customers within 10 days from sign-up.
About Eidos New Media
Eidos New Media is a division of Eidos Interactive Ltd, created in 2003 to focus on emerging platforms and technologies. The division has successfully launched award-winning mobile games based on a number of Eidos’ intellectual properties including: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Championship Manager, and Thief along with a host of other licensed titles. Eidos New Media also distributes games through digital distribution via its own sites and partner channels as either individual consumer downloads or subscription services. In 2007 Eidos New Media acquired mobile development and content providers Rockpool Games, Ironstone Partners and SoGoPlay, online distribution specialist Bluefish Media and award-winning mobile and casual games developer Morpheme Game Studios to strengthen internal company resource and expertise.
About Eidos Interactive Ltd
Eidos Interactive Ltd is part of SCi Entertainment Group Plc (SEG) one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software. Eidos consists of publishing operations across Europe and the US and several development studios including Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Beautiful Game Studios, Eidos Studios Hungary, Eidos Sweden and Pivotal Games. The Group has a valuable combined portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Deus Ex, Championship Manager, Carmageddon, Battlestations Midway, the Conflict series and Just Cause.
Some of the titles currently in development include: Kane&Lynch: Dead Men, Conflict: Denied Ops and Highlander.
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