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E3 2003, the event where DISCover was introduced.

DISC was based in Long Beach, California.[1]

DISCover was introduced at E3 2003.[2] The system was again featured at E3 2004.[3]

The ApeXtreme console was supposed to support DISCover technology, but it dropped by 2005.[4]

A partnership between Digital Interactive Systems and Alienware was announced.[5] In 2005 two Alienware media center computers including the DHS 5 were released supporting DISCover.[2][6]


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DISCover was a system designed to allow traditional PC games to be easily played in a console setting.[7]

DISCover was a combination of a BIOS chip running DISCover software and a script database to optimize the running of certain games in a console setting, as well as to automatically update and patch games.[8]

External Resources

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  1. Becker, David. "Companies stack PC games in console boxes" (in en). CNET. https://www.cnet.com/news/companies-stack-pc-games-in-console-boxes/. 
  2. a b "Home Page". Video Game Console Library. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  3. Becker, David. "Game handhelds to take spotlight at E3" (in en). ZDNet. https://www.zdnet.com/article/game-handhelds-to-take-spotlight-at-e3/. 
  4. Maragos, Nich. "Gamasutra - The Art & Business of Making Games". www.gamasutra.com. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  5. "Digital drums among new gaming gadgets" (in en). NBC News. https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna8908236. 
  6. "Alienware to Provide Industry Preview of Innovative New Digital Home System at CEDIA EXPO 2005". www.businesswire.com. 9 September 2005. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  7. "Alienware Introduces Next-Generation DHS Media Center Systems". IT Pro. 10 November 2004. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  8. "Q&A: Loren Kaiser on the DISCover engine". GameSpot. Retrieved 12 November 2020.