Digital Interactive Systems Corporation (or DISCover ) is a company specializing in gaming technology for PCs. They are the creators of the DISCover technology qui allow PC games to be played like a game console video . [1]The technology, which features the “Drop and Play” engine, auto-plays CDs or DVDs and automata scripts for installing and updating games. [2] Consoles with the engine connected 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, 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]

See also

  • Alienware
  • Media center (disambiguation)


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

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