ATI, the manufacturer of the Revolution´s graphic chip codenamed Hollywood, has started a countdown on their website. The only clue is the formula: ´d / t = V´. It means distance divided by time equals velocity. Sounds complicated, but it´s very basic. An example of a distance measurement divided by time is the familiar miles or kilometers per hour measure. So, unsurprisingly, whatever product they will reveal, it has to do with speed. The countdown counts down to Wednesday, 5th of October. Here´s the info for the relevant timezones:
New York (EDT) 3:00
Los Angeles (PDT): 0:00
Kudos to Derek69kdfsyubg on this GameSpot forum thread for bringing this to everyone´s attention. There is naturally some speculation on the board as to whether the countdown is related to Nintendo´s Revolution. While that is not impossible, I myself think it´s more likely that it is related to the Xbox360. The reason is Microsoft´s European showcase event ´X05´ which takes place in Amsterdam on the 4th and 5th. I will be attending as well. Speakers are Robbie Bach, J Allard, Peter Moore and Michael Cassius. Also, representatives from Epic, Bioware and Silicon Knights will be present and I hope to interview some of them. If they are willing to comment on the Revolution, I will update you promptly. Concerning the ATI countdown, though, I guess it is either unrelated or to do with the Xbox360.
EDIT It is a possibility that the countdown is concerning the new Radeon series, apparently called ´X1K´. Over on the Rage3D forums someone has posted the following pic without saying where he got it from. The background equals that of the countdown: