Velocity Micro Teams Up with Intel and Epic "$1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest"
Five Ultra Performance Velocity Micro Skulltrail PCs to Be Included In Amazing $1 Million Prize Pool
Richmond, VA — April 3, 2008 — Velocity Micro, the premier independent builder of custom, high performance computers and workstations, is proud to announce its collaboration with Intel and Epic Games in the "$1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest." In addition to providing five Raptor Signature Edition PCs (each valued at over $8,000) as prizes, Velocity Micro will serve on the judging panel for the first phase of the contest, in which aspiring game developers are given the opportunity to create various mods of Epic Games' Unreal Tournament 3.
"We're very excited to team up with Epic and Intel for this amazing contest," said Velocity Micro President and CEO Randy Copeland. "The Skulltrail-based Raptor Signature Editions are the fastest, highest performance PCs available and are ideal for aspiring developers."
"Intel is very pleased to work with Velocity Micro, a long time Intel Premier Partner, on this exciting contest that appeals to so many gamers and enthusiasts., "said CJ Bruno , Intel Director of Americas Marketing, "The Velocity Micro Raptor Signature Edition is a great showcase for the Intel Core 2 Duo based Skulltrail platform. Its performance and muscle make it an ideal PC for developers."
"The '$1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest' is an exciting way for mod-makers to hone their skills and get a foot in the door of the game business, and being able to reward the best and brightest with cash prizes and extremely high-end PCs from Velocity Micro is fantastic," said Mark Rein, vice president, Epic Games. "The Raptor Signature Edition PCs will deliver a first rate Unreal Tournament 3 modding and gameplay experience to the lucky winners."
Through the contest, players can unleash their creativity by creating new content and game experiences like environments, characters, weapons, tools, and vehicles by using the same bleeding edge game technology that was used to develop Gears of War and Unreal Tournament 3. The content created as a result of the contest will be freely available worldwide to players of the PC version of Unreal Tournament 3.
As an integral member of the PC gaming community, Velocity Micro will participate in the initial judging panel. Judging begins in June 2008 and will conclude with the awarding of the grand prizes in Fall 2009. For more information, please visit www.velocitymicro.com/unrealcontest or www.makesomethingunreal.com.
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About Velocity Micro
Velocity Micro, Inc. is the premier high-performance personal computer provider in North America. Founded in 1992, Richmond, Va.-based Velocity Micro custom builds award winning gaming, mobile, multimedia, small business, workstation, visual supercomputers and peripherals. Velocity Micro products are currently available at most consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information, please call (800) 303-7866 or visit www.VelocityMicro.com
Velocity Micro has earned over 60 industry awards, including 11 PC Magazine Editor's Choice awards. CNET, Maximum PC, Mobile PC, PC World, Computer Gaming World, Computer Shopper, and PC Gamer editors have all chosen Velocity Micro systems as some of the industry's best-performing, highest-quality, and most reliable PCs.