Company: Exent Technologies
Web site: Exent.com
Spokesperson: Yoav Tzruya
Since downloading copyrighted material from the Internet is illegal, and piracy is a big no-no in the computing world, this company’s mission may sound a little, well, weird. Exent Technologies has created a revolutionary system that should appeal to gamers, dial-up users and plastic environmentalists alike. By using the Internet as the medium instead of a CD, anyone can pay for a game and download it.
But won’t it take forever to get… because today’s PC games are HUGE!? Nope. You only need to download a part of it at time, while it downloads more and more of the program in the background, removing the already-used parts from your hard drive. Basically, it allows you to play a game on your own computer, from someone else’s.
Yoav Tzruya, the Vice President of Products & Markets Strategy for Exent Technologies, spoke with GPF from the floor of Kentia Hall at the 2004 Electronic Entertainment Expo. Yoav began our discussion with a description of just what his company is doing in the realm of web-based media distribution.[audio:http://www.uaf.edu/kuac/gpfault/audio/6-2-04exent.mp3]