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ViewSonic® To Provide LCD Customers With A Free Trial Of Guild Wars


Consumers Who Purchase Ultimate Gaming Monitors Will Receive Trial of Popular Online Game

WALNUT, Calif., Dec. 19, 2005 – ViewSonic® Corp., a worldwide leader in visual display products, announced it has teamed up with NCsoft® - North America and ArenaNet® to offer a free trial version of the online game, Guild Wars®. Guild Wars takes the best elements of today’s massively multiplayer online games and combines them with a new mission-based design to create an exceptional competitive game that has gained popularity with more than a million players worldwide. A 10-hour free trial will be included with purchases of ViewSonic’s ultra-fast ultimate gaming monitors, the 3ms, 19-inch VX924, 17-inch VX724 and 2ms, 19-inch VX922. ViewSonic selected the Guild Wars online game, as it showcases the capabilities of the company’s response time technology, proving that LCDs are affordable and can meet the demands of gaming enthusiasts.

“This promotion allows ViewSonic and NCsoft to demonstrate an un-paralleled gaming experience,” said Jeff Volpe, vice president of marketing, ViewSonic. “Gamers now have the ability to play without the drawbacks of typical LCD monitors—no ghosting, trailing or blurring.”

“Gamers are some of the most demanding users of display technology,” said Dorothy Ferguson , vice president of sales and marketing for NCsoft North America. “We partnered with ViewSonic because we know that the speed and quality of the Xtreme LCDs will best showcase the game.”

The promotion that began Dec. 1, 2005 and runs through Jan. 1, 2006, will allow customers to participate in Guild Wars, a global online roleplaying game set in a stunning 3D fantasy world. Players can engage in cooperative group combat, in single player adventures, or in head-to-head guild battles. The ViewSonic displays that are sold with the free 10-hour trial are part of the company’s Xtreme LCD lineup that provide response time performance up to 12 times faster than that of typical LCD displays on the market today. ViewSonic’s Xtreme LCD line is ideal for extreme gaming, DVD viewing, television watching, and traditional computer usage, such as rapidly scrolling content within a Web site or a document.

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About ViewSonic

ViewSonic® Corp., a worldwide leader in visual display products, offers comprehensive display solutions for today’s business, education and consumer electronics markets. The company’s products have won more than 2,000 awards globally from independent publications and organizations.

Headquartered in Walnut, Calif. , ViewSonic was founded in 1987 and is a privately held corporation. For further information, please contact ViewSonic Corp. at tel: 800.888.8583 or 909.869.7976; fax: 909.468.3736; or

About NCsoft® North America

NCsoft® - North America (NC-NA) is headquartered in Austin , Texas and is part of Korea-based NCsoft® Corporation. NC-NA, with development and administrative offices in Texas and California , launched two ground-breaking titles in the first half of 2004, Lineage® II and City of Heroes® and Guild Wars in April of 2005. The company also works with NCsoft® subsidiaries and third party developers throughout North America to develop and publish innovative online entertainment software products. More information about NCsoft – North America can be found at

About ArenaNet®

ArenaNet®, located in Bellevue , Washington , is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NCsoft Corporation. ArenaNet has built a state-of-the-art, interactive game network and develops premier multiplayer online games for dedicated game players. ArenaNet’s first title, Guild Wars, is a global online roleplaying game that allows gamers to play with anyone, anytime and anywhere in the world. The novel business model, which requires no subscription fees and emphasizes instant action rather than time spent playing, has undoubtedly contributed to the huge commercial success of Guild Wars. More information about ArenaNet can be found at

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including all statements relating to the performance expectations of ViewSonic products, business opportunities or financial performance. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, ViewSonic’s dependence on third-party manufacturers; its need to maintain and expand its sales channels; market acceptance of ViewSonic’s products; general industry trends, including cyclical trends in the PC and visual display industries; and the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives. Investors are advised to read ViewSonic’s Form 10 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly the section entitled “Factors that May Affect ViewSonic’s Business and Financial Results.”

Undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and ViewSonic undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.


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