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LOL, but why did he do it? Did he just walk into the office one day and say, "Hey guys, let's take pictures of me with the mini-gun on the roof and put them on the Internet"

Well, I suppose that is good enough reason thumb.gif There must be about a million and one meme's of that by now. I will have to search these out. I can't believe I haven't seen this before...it is two years old

Lots of successful corporate leaders--Bezos, Jobs, Musk--spend a lot of time grooming their PR cred with the public so that they appear trustworthy, hip, whatever other positive adjective they want to convey to the public about their brand. Gamers tend to be younger than the population mean, tech savvy, and draw a lot of humor from memes. Gaben caters to this via photo ops like the minigun picture, being self-deprecating about his weight and image, and generally accepting of memes that poke fun at both. In short: he knows his demographic.

There's also the slightly less cynical viewpoint that he might just be a fun, nerdy guy.

My money is on a bit of both.
Edited by PiOfPie - 9/30/13 at 4:28pm
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Ye Olde Phenome
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Asus N56JR
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AMD FX-8120 Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX MSI Radeon R9 390 GAMING 8G G. Skill Ripjaws (DDR3-1600) 
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I believe alienware is one of these providers already.
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