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DOOM 3 Limited Edition Keyset for Zboard

Posted Monday, August 16, 2004

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Ideazon Inc., designer and developer of the ZboardTM, the world's first keyboard designed for PC gamers, today announced its much-anticipated new DOOM 3TM Limited Edition Keyset for Zboard.

The DOOM 3 Keyset for Zboard is designed to unleash the power of the Plasma Gun or the devastation of the BFG in an instant, thanks to a keypad layout that gives gamers the ultimate in speed, action and control - something you simply can't get with a traditional keyboard.

"Working with id Software Inc. to create the ultimate gaming keyboard for DOOM 3 was awesome and gamers are going to love what we came up with," said Nir Shafrir, CEO of Ideazon Inc. "When you're trapped in a life-or-death situation that calls for fast action, the DOOM 3 Keyset for Zboard delivers instant response and incredible control that raises the action to a new level of excitement. DOOM 3 is changing the gaming industry and Zboard is right there to make sure it's the ultimate gaming experience for gamers."

Zboard has engineered an unstoppable keyset that was built by gamers for gamers. Zboard's custom-labelled commands make the instantaneous weapon changes and complex moves required for DOOM 3 completely effortless. As the action unfolds in the blink of an eye, with the DOOM 3 keyset and Zboard, gamers will always come out on top.

"The unparalleled atmosphere, sound and visual quality of DOOM 3 draws you into the experience like never before, and the DOOM 3 Keyset for Zboard offers quick and easy access to not only the control keys, but also special keys like the Flashlight and Soul Cube," said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software. "The DOOM 3 Keyset provides a natural and responsive interface for the intense action of DOOM 3, and the special DOOM 3 art on the Keyset adds a Hellish flair to your desktop."

The DOOM 3 Limited Edition Keyset for Zboard let's gamers take advantage of many enhanced features including:

 

  • Weapons labelled on the keys for instantaneous access to your arsenal;

     

  • Ability to accept up to seven simultaneous key presses for maximum speed
    and unparalleled gaming control; and

     

  • Vivid colour graphics straight from the game - the Hellknight never looked so deadly!

    The Zboard Gaming Keyboard comes equipped with the following components and features:

     

  • Gaming keyset for FPS and Action games;

     

  • 15 common shooter and action commands labelled on keys;

     

  • Eight distinct "command zones" for ease of use;

     

  • "Butterfly" directional keys for maximum comfort;

     

  • Instant remapping capabilities;

     

  • Standard keyset with Windows & Internet Explorer commands labelled on keys; and

     

  • USB base with two extra USB peripheral ports.

    For a limited time, the DOOM 3 Limited Edition Keyset is free with the purchase of DOOM 3 and the Zboard on special promotion from PC World for a price of £69.99 and £14.99 for the Doom 3 limited edition Keyset.

     
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