Fatal1ty was large and in charge this year, graduating from the overcrowded Kentia Hall to a larger, slicker booth in West Hall. For those of you who aren't familiar with the halls, Kentia is filled with smaller companies, game distributors, startups and meeting rooms, while West hall is where you find some heavy hitters, such as Sony and Nintendo.
This extra space was put to good use; Fatal1ty's partners were present at the booth to display their Fatal1ty products.
Fatal1ty, himself, seemed very excited over the new ABIT motherboards and was filled with anticipation of the upcoming products to be made by Creative Labs. Creative Labs is the newest company to sign on board with Fatal1ty and hadn't announced any products yet, but the possibility of a gaming mouse was mentioned. The collaborative design process between Creative and Fatal1ty began early this year and all products designed under this partnership will be branded Fatal1ty and Creative and will be designed to attempt to deliver the highest level of responsiveness and accuracy in their categories. Additionally, ABIT held the North American finals of its popular competitive world wide gaming event; ACON5, in the E3 booth, Counter Strike Team Finals were held Wednesday, May 18 and Warcraft III Frozen Throne Finals were held Thursday, May 19.
ABIT was displaying its newest products at the booth, including the latest Fatal1ty NI8 SLI, Fatal1ty AN8 SLI and Fatal1ty X800XL graphic card.
Zalman was showing, for the first time, its new official Fatal1ty coolers, the FS-C77 CPU Cooler and the FS-V7 VGA cooler, as well as the new Fatal1ty QDT 500 Computer Enclosure. These products were designed with both modders and performance in mind; they are built to dissipate heat quickly and efficiently and to look good doing it.
I'm looking forward to trying some of these products out in-house and putting them through their paces. Check back for the in-depth reviews.