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Digital Interactive Systems Corporation (or DISCover) is a company specializing in gaming technology for PCs. They are the creators of the DISCover technology which allow PC games to be played like a video game console.[1] The technology, which features the "Drop and Play" engine, auto-plays CDs or DVDs and automates scripts for installing and updating games.[2] Consoles with the engine connect to the Internet for game updates.[3] This technology debuted at the 2003 Electronic Entertainment Expo.[4]

Machines using DISCover technology include the Apex Extreme,[3] Alienware DHS 2[5] and DHS 5.[6]

In August 2007, DISCover announced that their Hardcore White-Label Gaming System, or HAWGS, technology would be used for FiringSquad's Ammo digital distribution service.[7] The following month, on September 2007, the company disclosed the InstaPlay desktop client, which improves the ease of use for accessing games.[8] DISCover chief executive officer David Ferrigno addressed Instaplay concerns and comparisons with other digital distribution services such as Direct2Drive and Steam.[9]

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  1. ^ Kyle Ackerman. "Digital Interactive Systems Corp. and DISCover PC Game Consoles". Frictionless Insight.
  2. ^ Tor Thorsen. "Q&A: Loren Kaiser on the DISCover engine". GameSpot.
  3. ^ a b "DISCover PC Game Consoles Interview". Gamers Hell. Archived from the original on 2007-12-05. Retrieved 2007-11-01.
  4. ^ "DISCover". Dark Watcher's Console History.
  5. ^ "We demand on-demand: Alienware DHS 2 series". CNet.
  6. ^ "Alienware DHS 5 series media center". Digital Trends.
  7. ^ DISCover Press Release. "DISCover's HAWGS(TM) to power PC Game Downloads for".[dead link]
  8. ^ "DISCover's InstaPlay To Launch PC Games Console-Style". Gamasutra.
  9. ^ Christophor Rick. "DISCover more about InstaPlay - Part 2 (Interview)". Generation: Gamerz. Archived from the original on 2007-10-24.

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