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Nvidia to voucher up Doom 3

Not settled but very likely case of the Voucher Wars
Sun Feb 15 2004, 18:14
WE NOW HAVE very strong reasons to believe that Nvidia is going to make the pact with the devil and going to ship a Doom 3 voucher with its latest cards. This comes from a few conversation that we had in the last few days after the NV40 and NV45 storm that we created and some of them suggested that Nvidia already won this deal.

The way it's meant to be played is a hell of a strong marketing initiative that we will tell you about more some other time.

Nvidia won the hearts of John Carmak, the rocket man, after the incident where someone from ATI apparently or allegedly leaked the Doom 3 game. From that moment on, Carmak was claiming that even NV30 is good for the game and his engine that can use Nvidia's 8x1 NV30/35/38 architecture, when Z passes are not needed.

As ATIlla got Half Life 2, it was natural to assume that Nvidia had to ship Doom 3, Unreal Tournament 2004 or some similar title to win some market share back.

It already has the upcoming Unreal tournament 2004 in its pocket as Mark Rain man with the attitude has been an Nvidia friendly chap for a long time.. We know that Nvidia was betting on Doom 3 horse last summer but Carmak, as we've said millions of times is a fellow that works three days as a game programmer, and the other two days plays with a rocket that he wants to send in space and get some money from NASA and obviously become even more famous then he is already. If Nvidia should announce Doom 3 voucher then it will be in a serious case of Voucher Wars with ATIlla. Well it seems that NV40 + Doom 3 will be up against R420 + Half Life 2 voucher. Nasty fight.

 

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