Posted By: Steve McBarnes - 10:47:17 Wed, July 08, 2009 - 0 Comments
If you buy a 9600 GT, 9800 GT, 9800 GTX+ or GTS 250 between July 1 and August 1 from select e-tailers, you will receive an entry code that you can use to enter the contest. In the (likely) event that you don't win the $2,400 trip, you can still use your entry code to download the complete World of Warcraft Classic PC game which you can play for free for 30 days.
If you were already planning on buying one of these cards, you might as well enter the contest and get your free 30 days of WoW. If you want to enter but you don't want to buy a video card, you can do the following:
Alternatively, you may enter this promotion by mailing the following on a piece of paper or a postcard to NVIDIA “BlizzCon 2009” Sweepstakes – Entries by Mail (USA & Canada), NVIDIA Corporation, 2701 San Tomas Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95050, U.S.A.:
- your full name;
- your e-mail address;
- your mailing address;
- your telephone number; and
- a short paragraph (100 to 250 words), written or typed in English, stating why you like or have an interest in the “World of Warcraft” game or Nvidia or its products.
All mailed-in entries must be postmarked by 11:59:59 p.m. (PDST) on July 15, 2009 AND received by 11:59:59 p.m. (PDST) on August 1, 2009.
Contest details, rules, regulations and additional information.
Posted By: Steve McBarnes - 04:20:22 Fri, July 17, 2009 - 3 Comments
There are people out there, in the world. Some of these people are murmuring. And some of those people are murmuring about PNY and VisionTek's financial woes. PNY is rumored to be trying to sell their video card and memory business (which is all I know them for) and VisionTek might be filing for the dreaded bankruptcy. Looking at this thread, it seems that people are glad that VisionTek might be circling the drain and kinda indifferent about PNY's supposed problems.
I once owned GeForce 4 and a AGP 6800 GT from PNY and they were both fine products. The 6800 GT is still alive in kicking in my old PC that I sold to my dad.I don't really mind if PNY stops making video cards, but I find it hard to believe that they won't be making memory products anymore.
VisionTek responded to [H]ard|OCP's article, and while it was not mentioned in their official response, [H]ard|OCP has learned that VisionTek was saved from bankruptcy by a large "infusion of venture capital".