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Originally Posted by redsunx View Post

I don't care, whatever it takes to promote PC gaming. You all want a healthier more dev. devoted PC gaming community. stop bashing those who try.
All I ever see is devs getting flamed cause their games are released buggy. That's every software bro. Even Linux has it's own bugs. You all piss and moan about PC gaming is dying, developers don't give a rat's ass about us anymore. Have you taken a decent 5 minutes to go over what you have been saying? If I just released a game that raked in 1.2 mil in sales on the consoles, and decided, hey I'll give the PC community some fun too, and my game was released with a deal breaker bug and no one wanted to be patient for a patch and started talking smack about my company and the work we just did for YOU. I'd give you the finger with a smile and not patch it. 'Cause all you just did was give me a reason not to spend extra efforts and money on your group, as it was a wasted effort. Common business practice. /rant

What on earth are you talking about?

The only people I ever encounter who are shouting that "PC gaming is dying" are either console only gamers or console oriented developers.

It's not dying, its growing steadily as ever.

While I don't think it has the most exclusives, the ones it does have are generally amazing. Multi-platform titles are on the rise as well. And some of these (Dragon Age: Origins, Deus Ex: Human Revolution) are so PC-centric that I can't imagine playing them on a console and sometimes I forget that they're not PC exclusives.

And how is this going to help PC gaming? It's not going to do a single thing. It's another pathetic attempt by Alienware to make more money with little effort.

At most, it'll probably damage it if anything. It's a $700 "gaming" machine that's incapable of gaming. It doesn't even come with a monitor. Add an extra $150-200 for that.

It has a GT 545. Have fun trying to play Battlefield 3, Metro 2033, Witcher 2, etc with that. It's not even upgradeable due to the 240 watt power supply.

What's the more likely scenario?

1. People buying this "gaming" machine and having an enjoyable experience.

or

2. People buying this "gaming" machine, realizing that the only game they can max out is Sims 3, getting mad they wasted so much money, and continue ignorantly thinking that PC gaming is so expensive and they need to spend even more than $800-900 to get a decent experience.

If this is helping PC gaming, then so is the $3000 Razer laptop rolleyes.gif
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Anyone here could build a better 'gaming' PC for $499. Just saying.
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Anyone here could build a better 'gaming' PC for $499. Just saying.

Sure can. People in general don't want to build their own computers though.
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It isn't terrible for the price. When portability is considered I would rather this than a "gaming" laptop. On the go I tend to play CoD4 - MW3 and this system would be cool for it. I actually would consider purchasing it.
 
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garbage as usual. "high end" 555 lawl
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The DJ that they have playing there is so bad! haha tongue.gif
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Honestly for most casual players, low/medium settings look good to them

I agree completely. Having become a PC Gamer only in the last year after being a console gamer for some time, I can tell you that low settings on Metro 2033 look better then what I'm used to from an Xbox 360.
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Diggin that case though. The whole alienware case line is the one thing I want from them. biggrin.gif
     
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meh,can get a 4 core AMD with a 6670 and liquid cooling from iBuyPower for about the same price rolleyes.gif
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Seems good for Alienware but come on, a GT 545?
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