AMD had the largest and by far the most successful booth at QuakeCon 2008. They brought out several partners including Maingear, Sapphire, Diamond Multimedia and a team member from Palit who has a reputation of keeping the good times rolling well past when the final frag has been made.
One thing that many gamers found interesting is that everyone at the AMD booth, minus the two Rubys, actually works for the company and has detailed knowledge of the products. Many companies simply hire some third party marketing company to attend events like QuakeCon and these guys are only briefed on the hardware. Brief is about all they can talk about a product, because they really don't know anything about it other than what is presented in a white paper to them an hour before the show. AMD on the other hand had marketing managers, sales managers and even an engineer or two.
John Honning, a Sr. Manager from AMD's Channel Marketing was in attendance, having a good time.
I wonder how much fun John had being molested by the Duct Tape Man.
Contestants were drawn randomly to come up on stage and see who could build a media center system the fastest. The winner of the entire competition won a new full system from one of AMD's big box builders. The system featured the new AMD 790 GX motherboard.
Gamers were able to get their fill of the latest in PC games at the AMD booth.
While gaming, they were reminded not to miss AMD's first ever webcast for gamers on August 7th, at 2:30 CST.
The Reverend David "Palit_guy" Makin was on hand preaching the benefits of AMD technology to gamers.
Only the truly repentant hardware sinners were worthy of Radeon love.
Or they just had to jump higher than the people around them when the graphics cards came flying through the air.
Several of the latest games like GRID were also sent flying. No broken bones this round, but that will follow soon enough.
The PMS girls took to the stage to promote "equality gaming between the sexes" and take some questions in their T&A Q&A session.
The women drew a huge crowd and even mentioned ATI a few times.