NVISION ’08 Raises Stakes for Gamers, Artists

NVIDIA has sweetened the pot for this year’s visual-computing summit NVISION (which takes place August 25-27 in San Jose, CA) with participants in the GeForce LAN and NVScene consumer events eligible to win more than $100,000 in prizes.

For the first time, GeForce LAN will offer more than $40,000 in cash plus more in hardware prizes for its video game tournament and case-mod competitions. Sponsors are throwing in $60,000 in additional competitions, raffles and contests.

Another $40,000 in cash and hardware prizes will be awarded to the best artists and coders at NVScene, the largest-ever U.S. gathering of creative minds in demoscene, machinima and digital art.

NVISION is also home to the Electronic Sports World Cup finals, with the world’s best gamers duking it out for a cash pot worth $200,000. The event also features keynote addresses on the state and future of visual computing from leaders and celebrities in the industry.

Other highlights include:

‘ Special High-Def screenings of the features Fly Me to the Moon, U2 3D and other 3-D titles served up by the world’s most advanced Stereoscopic 3-D equipment.

‘ Presentation by visual computing industry leaders and visionaries.

‘ Planned track for ‘The Professional Visualization Solutions.’

‘ Video games Live: A multimedia performance synching a live orchestra with video game imagery.

To learn more about this event, visit www.nvision2008.com. To register, go to

http://www.amireg.com/nvision08/intro.html