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Alienware Corporation is the leading manufacturer of high-performance computer desktop, notebook, media center and professional systems. Alienware offers unique and award-winning products that incorporate state-of-the-art components, innovative engineering, and unprecedented customer service to deliver the ultimate in performance and style.
ASTRO Gaming designs and manufactures high-end gaming accessories. ASTRO Gaming is spun off from industrial design powerhouse ASTRO Studios, which has created gaming’s most iconic hardware; including Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Alienware’s ultimate gaming PCs, and HP’s astounding Blackbird project.
Austin GDC 2010 is the must-attend event for game developers looking to change the way games are designed, written and played. This year’s agenda features over 100 sessions from industry pioneers, the Game Career Seminar, the Independent Games Festival Showcase and the new Worlds in Motion Summit focused on virtual worlds and business.
Learn More at www.austingdc.net
BluePenguin Software was founded in 2004 offering easy-to-use software to optimize and secure computers. Spyzooka spyware remover and Regzooka registry cleaner are the only software products that guarantee 100% removal of spyware software and errors from your PC. In addition, both products are fully protected by our 60-day 100% money back guarantee.
Are you ready to get something back for all those hours you've logged on your Xbox, PS3, PS2, and Wii? BringIt.
Whether you're a casual or hardcore gamer, BringIt.com has got the community and level playing field for YOU. BringIt.com allows gamers from across the world to compete in 1v1, team challenges, as well as NCAA bracket style tournaments and win REAL CASH and Prizes. Pile up your winnings in your BringIt Bank, and deposit and withdraw with ease. You've arrived at the future of gaming: Challenge. Play. Earn.
The wireless ButtKicker Kit is a silent subwoofer that delivers powerful, inaudible bass through your couch or chair so that you can feel the crashes, racing engines, and special effects in your movies and games. It hooks up to any home theater or gaming system and can be used with virtually any couch or chair.
Buy.com is a leading e-commerce company with more than 12 million customer accounts, focused on providing its customers with a rewarding shopping experience and a broad selection of high-quality technology and entertainment retail goods at competitive prices. Buy.com offers millions of products in a range of categories, including consumer electronics, computer hardware and software, cell phones, books, music, videos, games, toys, bags, fragrance, home and outdoor, baby, jewelry, shoes, apparel and sporting goods.>
C2E2 – short for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo – is a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. From a show floor packed with hundreds of exhibitors, to panels and autograph sessions giving fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators, to screening rooms featuring sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either the big or small screen, C2E2 brings the best of popular culture to downtown Chicago!
Charity Gamers is a group of Gamers trying to make a difference in the world. We use video games like Halo to run tournaments and raise money and awareness about certain Charities and desiseases. During our last Lan tournament we raised 1600 dollars for the American Cancer Society. We are gamers on a mission to Make a Difference in the world using video games.
Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking brand of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM). Chase has 112 million credit cards issued and serves consumers and small businesses through more than 2,600 bank branches, 7,400 ATMs and 280 mortgage offices as well as through relationships with 15,600 auto dealerships and 2,500 schools and universities. It also serves more than 25,000 commercial banking clients, including corporations, municipalities, financial institutions and not-for-profit entities with annual revenues generally ranging from $10 million to $2 billion. More information about Chase is available at www.chase.com.
GameGavel.com is the web’s most successful dedicated video game auction site.Since launching in March 2008 it has quickly grown into a legitimate alternative to Ebay for gamers.It features significantly cheaper selling fees, member forums and gaming chat rooms.
DailyGame provides unbiased, honest commentary about games, trends and the "big three" consoles. With the advent of HD gaming, DailyGame has also expanded into Blu-ray and home electronics -- the things our readers enjoy while "playing the DailyGame of life."
Dawdle is the gamer's online marketplace - we make it as easy as possible to buy and sell all of your games, systems, and accessories online. We're built from the ground up for gaming, with a 100% guarantee on all of your transactions.
By the year 2010, Millennials, born between 1980 and 2000, will outnumber both Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers and will be the most significant consumer sector for the media & entertainment industries. The Millennials Conference focuses on programming and marketing to this unique generation.
Direct2Drive's easy and secure system lets you download full pc games, arcade games, anime, game guides, and comics from home instead of dealing with waiting time and inventory stock-outs. Check out our site for the best way to buy!
Today’s video gamers require cat-like reflexes, flexibility and endurance to survive a hostile cyber battlefield. However, a potential downside to all of the fun is repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Dynaflex International, the leader in gyroscopic fitness science, has introduced a unique product designed to not only enhance a gamers’ overall performance and enjoyment, but also help prevent repetitive stress injuries. It’s called the Powerball.
The Escapist is a departure from games journalism as you know it. With our weekly magazine and our daily content, we delve into the culture and issues surrounding the interactive entertainment field. We highlight that field's innovations and innovators. We search for fresh perspectives of consumers and developers alike, exploring different points of view. The Escapist works to define a new voice in interactive entertainment journalism. Founded in July 2005, The Escapist is a publication of Themis Group, Inc.
Falcon Northwest has been building high end PCs for game players and enthusiasts since 1992. Widely considered the creator of the "Gaming PC", Falcon has been building systems long before PC gaming became the huge market segment it is today.
G8 Brand, is a first-of-it’s-kind gaming apparel and accessories company. Our collection of limited edition t-shirts consists of innovative, high fashion prints, inspired by nostalgic gaming designs and classic video game imagery, are available to members of The ECA!
The Game Developers Conference Canada is the premier event for local and international game developers managing established franchises developing new global titles, or looking to take advantage of new distribution models. GDC Canada is the perfect place to gain exposure to the latest techniques for developing successful social & casual games, develop strategies to take advantage of new distribution models and sharpen your skills with advice from industry leaders
Learn more at www.GDC-Canada.com
GameFly™ is the leading online video game rental service. With a choice of more than 3,500 titles, GameFly delivers the widest selection and availability of games for the PlayStation(r) 2, Xbox™, Xbox 360™, GameCube™, Game Boy™ Advance, Nintendo DS™ and PSP™ without the hassle of due dates or late fees. With plans starting at $14.95 a month, GameFly subscribers can rent one to four games at a time and keep them for as long as they like. Subscribers manage their GameQ™ online and receive games directly from the U.S. Postal Service via first class mail. GameFly is also a great source for high quality, used video games at exceptional prices.
GameJobs is the computer and video game industry's premier career website and job board. Founded in 1996, GameJobs has served the leading publishers in the interactive entertainment business in serving as a key human resource and recruitment tool and served millions of game enthusiasts in providing job opportunities and educational information. For more information about GameJobs, please visit us at www.gamejobs.com.
Gamers Outreach Foundation is a 501©(3) non-profit organization that develops services which use video games in ways that improve the lives of others. The organization’s efforts are currently focused on three unique initiatives – Project GO Kart; a program which funds the construction of portable gaming carts for children’s hospitals -Fun For Our Troops; an initiative which supplies video game care packages to U.S. soldiers serving overseas; and Gaming4Others, an online fundraising tool which hosts video game tournaments and online game nights which benefit various non-profit organizations.
GamePolitics is a blog about the politics of computer and video games started by freelance journalist Dennis McCauley and Maintained by Pete Gallagher. It is often referenced by many other videogame sites. For more information about GamePolitics, please visit us at www.gamepolitics.com.
GamePro Media Network delivers an audience of 7.3 million engaged game enthusiasts across print, online and events. We have over 20 years of experience centered around helping our influential audience with their purchase decisions. Powered by our sister company, the IDG TechNetwork, GamePro has built a boutique online platform for our clients where audience engagement is the norm.
GOG.com – or Good Old Games – is the ultimate destination for classic PC games. The site offers gamers some of the greatest PC games of all time – cheap, packed with bonus materials, compatible with Vista and XP and free from copy protection.
Goozex is the leading online game trading site. Goozex connects members across the US and Canada to trade games for points, which they can use to get other games for only $1. All trades are 100% guaranteed. Learn more today!
House Ear Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing hearing science through research and education to improve quality of life. Its How You Listen that Counts® is its educational initiative for prevention of noise-induced hearing loss among video-game and audio consumers. Visit www.earbud.org or www.hei.org.
Currently, there are an additional 47 Hyatt hotels and resorts under development, including 15 new hotels in China. Hyatt Corporation (domestic U.S., Canada and Caribbean hotels) and Hyatt International Corporation (international properties) are subsidiaries of Chicago-based Global Hyatt Corporation. Global Hyatt Corporation is also the owner of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc. operators of the Hyatt Vacation Club (timeshare and fractional residential product), Hyatt Equities, L.L.C. (hotel ownership), Select Hotel Group L.L.C. (which owns, operates and franchises AmeriSuites hotels, Hyatt Place and Summerfield Suites hotels) and U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc. (which franchises Hawthorn Suites, and Microtel Inns and Suites).Ò and Park HyattÒ, Grand HyattÒ, Hyatt RegencyÒThere are 217 Hyatt branded hotels and resorts (over 90,000 rooms) in 43 countries around the world, operating under the Hyatt
From the U.S. and Canada, reservations for any Hyatt hotel worldwide may be obtained by calling 1-800-233-1234 or logging onto www.hyatt.com
IGN.com is the #1 source for videogame news, reviews, cheats, and more! With IGN Insider, users get unlimited access to IGN’s industry-leading community and content, including HD videos, downloadable guides, and head to head videos!
Ignited Minds was founded in 1999 under the premise of forming a truly multi-disciplinary, integrated ad agency specializing in branding and marketing products for tech-savvy, active consumers. The agency has grown from 15 people to over 100 full-time staffers with a diverse range of disciplines including advertising, design, media planning, event management, promotions, research and strategic analysis. In the few years since its inception Ignited Minds has garnered numerous industry awards and accolades from notable organizations such as Adweek, Ad Age, SHOOT Magazine, The Belding Awards, The London International Awards, Digital Insight Awards, Creativity Magazine and Graphic Design USA. For more information about Ignited Minds, please visit us at www.ignitedminds.com.
Intec is a leading designer and distributor of cross-platform video game accessories, offering an impressive assortment of controllers, game screens, sound systems, transport cases, a/v selectors, portable gaming power solutions and other accessories for PlayStation® 3, Nintendo® Wii, Xbox® 360, PlayStation® 2, Sony® PSP, Nintendo® DS, and more. Intec has the broadest line of gaming accessories designed to enhance and maximize your gaming experience. For more information on Intec's vast product line, visit www.IntecGamer.com.
i-Tec Electronics is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance accessories for the most popular mp3 players on the market today, including iPod® and Zune®. i-Tec offers an extensive variety of products, from leather cases and all-in-one kits, to high-end sound systems and video connectivity products. i-Tec also designs en extensive suite of portable power solutions, to power everything from your cell phone, laptop, GPS system, etc., while on the road. Experience our complete product line-up at www.i-TecElectronics.com.
J!NX (“J!NX”) The J!NX brand represents a way of life. It's an immersion into all forms of gaming, tech stuff, the interwebz, cult classic cinema, spaceships, comic books, fantasy, rolling dice, and collecting things. The brand has been seen on the hit TV show “Scrubs”, G4’s “Attack of the Show”, and many more. Located in San Diego, California, J!NX is a division of Jinx, Inc. For more information visit www.jinx.com.
LA Games Conference features unrivaled access to some of the most progressive companies in Hollywood, Silicon Valley and beyond. We invite you to join us at the event and take part in the discussions shaping the future of this booming business.
This year's LA Games & Mobile event hosted by Digital Media Wire will focus on "The Future of Connected Games & Entertainment" – it reflects much of the mindset in the industry and provides a great platform to involve participants. More information can be found at www.lagamesconference.com.
Magic Toolbox is here to create tools that inspire and amaze. We are a team of designers and usability experts working across Europe and Asia.
MusicSkins.com is the leader in music and music-related, premium vinyl skins for electronic devices. MusicSkins provide a protective, stylish, low profile alternative to bulky cases. From The Beatles to Bob Marley, Ed Hardy to Adult Swim, and even your own photos, there’s a MusicSkin to suit every taste.
NCsoft North America is headquartered in Austin, Texas and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Korea-based NCsoft Corporation. NCsoft, with its own development and publishing offices in Texas and California, also works with other NCsoft subsidiaries and third party developers throughout North America to develop and publish innovative online entertainment software products. The company has successfully launched multiple online titles in the last three years and continues to support its franchises that include Lineage®/Lineage II, City of Heroes®/City of Villains®, Guild Wars/Guild Wars Factions and Auto Assault®. More information about NCsoft can be found at www.plaync.com.
The producers of the New York Comic Con and Book Expo America events announce the introduction of “The New York Anime Festival,” the Northeast’s new Mecca for anime pop-culture featuring the latest worldwide trends in anime films, manga/manhwa, graphic novels, books, comics, TCG games, video games, toys, costumes, and Japanese and Asian culture.
Top trade publications like Publishers Weekly and Variety, along with thousands of other industry insiders and fans looking for what's hip, what's hot and what's next in pop culture will be attending New York Comic Con. For anyone who wants to be where the action is, where the biggest deals are made and where the future of breakthroughs are decided, New York Comic Con is the place to be. This is far more than a comic book show. This is the one and only event on the East Coast that will put you at the largest pop-culture, media and licensing city in the U.S.
Noobie Games is new concept hybrid video game retail store\LAN center whether you are coming in to buy the latest games, play the latest games, or just to hang out Noobie Games is a great place to just chill and enjoy the gamer friendly atmosphere.
Headquartered in City of Industry, Calif., NOX Audio was founded in 2009 on the principle of delivering optimal sound performance through innovative products. A new, direct-to-consumer brand by Solteras Incorporated, a developer of leading-edge audio and acoustic products, NOX creates innovative, versatile audio products that produce deep, rich, clean-sounding bass without sacrificing clarity and sound range. The company’s first products, the NOX Specialist and NOX Scout, will debut in 2010. More information on NOX Audio and its line of audio products can be found at http://www.nox-audio.com.
Patriot Memory is a division of PDP Systems. Patriot memory offers a breadth of premium branded memory module and flash memory solutions for desktop, notebook, server, storage systems and mobile applications. Patriot solutions include Extreme Performance line for gamers and PC enthusiasts, Signature Line for reliability, quality and value upgrades, and a flash memory line for PC and mobile applications.
Patriot Memory is headquartered in Fremont, California, U.S.A., and with sales offices throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. Patriot is a member of JEDEC and Apple Developers Connection Intel Developer Forum, and SDA Association. Patriot memory works with over 150 different chipset, motherboard, and technology leaders and developers in the market to ensure quality and performance products to our customers. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.patriotmemory.com.
PAX is a three-day game festival for tabletop, videogame, and PC gamers. We call it a festival because in addition to dedicated tournaments and freeplay areas we've got nerdcore concerts, panel discussions, the weekend-long Omegathon event, and an exhibitor hall filled with booths displaying the latest from top game publishers and developers. Even with all this amazing content the best part of PAX is hanging out with other people who know their shit when it comes to games.
Performance Designed Products headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, is a creative force that designs, develops and manufactures video game systems, accessories and audio peripherals for the consumer electronics channel. PDP is the parent company to four exciting brands: Pelican, the premier 3rd party video game accessory company in North America; Score, an innovative offering of video game cases and bags; Headbanger Audio, a high-end line of performance audio and video products; and VG Pocket, showcasing a line of entry and mid level Portable Gaming Systems. Performance Designed Products is committed to providing consumers with quality innovative products to enhance their entertainment experience and lifestyle.
Phones For Good is an online retailer of cellular phones dedicated to raising money for nonprofit organizations. By asking your supporters and staff to purchase their next new cellular phone and plan through our website (we're an Authorized Agent of AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Nextel and T-Mobile), your organization will earn $40.00 - $50.00 for each new purchase. We offer a much better selection and better pricing than traditional retailers (many are free). Your members and supporters will receive a better deal on their next phone than they otherwise would, all while helping you earn new funds.
Playboy is one of the most recognized and popular consumer brands in the world. Playboy Enterprises, Inc. is a media and lifestyle company that markets the brand through a wide range of media properties and licensing initiatives. The company publishes Playboy magazine in the
PlaySpan Marketplace, www.playspan.com , is the world’s largest digital goods marketplace for online games, virtual worlds, and downloadable PC games. Gamers can easily and confidently purchase virtual currencies, in game items, subscription codes, and PC games. PlaySpan Marketplace enables gamers to use a variety of payment methods including credit cards, PayPal, Ultimate Game Card, and UltimatePoints. In addition to the exclusive ECA 10% discount coupon, you’ll receive 100 UltimatePoints FREE when you create an account. The FREE 100 UltimatePoints can be used towards your first purchase!