iBUYPOWER turns any game into multi touch

iBUYPOWER just announced their MAGIC software, a new interface that’s designed to let you play any game using multi touch gestures, not just games that were specifically designed that way. Think about that for a moment, a game like Supreme Commander 2 could be played using multi touch, instead of just being limited to using the keyboard and mouse.

The MAGIC (multi-touch advanced gaming interface & control) software is available starting today. The software is free for owners of iBUYPOWER’s latest multi-touch gaming notebook, the Battalion Touch CZ-11. Unfortunately, you’ll need a system that supports the MAGIC software in order to use it.

From the press release:

El Monte, CA – July 1, 2010 – iBUYPOWER, three-time winner of Intel’s Most Innovative Desktop Solution award, is excited to announce the Multi-touch Advanced Gaming Interface and Control (MAGIC), proprietary multi-touch software designed exclusively for use with iBUYPOWER’s line of multi-touch gaming notebooks. Developed in the iBUYPOWER Labs, MAGIC software allows users to play any game with multi-touch, creating a unique and completely customizable gaming experience.

MAGIC links a multi-touch gesture to a command the game already understands, emulating multitouch commands by mapping keystrokes or mouse clicks. Gamers simply create a customizable profile for each game assigning Tap, Pan (Drag), Rotate, and 2 Finger Tap actions to existing game commands.

“Multi touch is one of the fastest growing PC gaming interfaces,” said Darren Su, Executive Vice President of iBUYPOWER. “Our motivation behind creating the Multi-touch Advanced Gaming Interface and Control—MAGIC—is to instantly expand compatibility of multi-touch interfaces to nearly every application you can imagine.”

MAGIC Software is available for free download on http://www.ibuypower.com/magic/download.aspx and is usable with iBUYPOWER’s newest multi-touch gaming notebook, the Battalion Touch CZ-11. The cutting edge notebook features an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, a DirectX 11 compatible ATI Radeon HD 5650 graphics card, up to 8GB DDR3 Memory and a breathtaking 15.6 inch LCD with Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. The Battalion CZ-11 is available for customization now starting at $1,249 exclusively at www.ibuypower.com.