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Alienware Alpha Console Shatters Barriers of Living Room Gaming
|By Business Wire
|August 12, 2014 10:01 AM EDT
Alienware, a leader in high-performance gaming systems, has announced
the pre-order availability of the Alienware Alpha gaming console.
Starting August 12, 2014, gamers will have the opportunity to ensure
they are among the first to own the Alienware Alpha. Fans that are eager
to get their hands on the Alienware Alpha gaming console will be able to
secure their system from select retailers like Amazon
or direct from Dell,
with configurations starting at $549.
Gamers can now secure their gateway to the entire Steam library on a
system that was engineered to provide an immersive PC gaming experience,
custom-tailored for the living room. The Alienware Alpha merges the open
ecosystem and flexibility of PC gaming with the ease-of-use and
intuitive interface of consoles. This enables gamers to choose what and
how they want to play, whether it’s a competitive online FPS with the
bundled Microsoft Xbox 360 wireless controller for Windows, or having
their friends bring their controllers of choice for a fragfest in the
newest indie side scroller.
“The Alienware Alpha is purpose-built for living room gaming, and
represents a new direction for a truly open console platform,” said
Frank Azor, Alienware General Manager. “With the Alpha, Alienware has
made playing fun, new games with your friends in the living room not
only simple, but affordable. With the exclusive Alpha-UI, gamers will be
able to navigate all of Alpha’s core features with only a gamepad,
without ever needing a keyboard and mouse.”
Alienware developed the Alpha’s hardware, design and price to satisfy
the demands of gamers everywhere and can be configured with Intel
Quad-Core i7 processors, 8GBs of RAM, 2TB of storage, blazing 802.11 AC
wireless adapter, an NVIDIA’s Maxwell-based GPU and bundled with a
Microsoft Xbox 360 controller to give gamers the edge they need to game
victorious in any room of the house.
To give gamers a great experience right out of the box, the Alienware
Alpha will include added content so gamers can start gaming as soon as
they get home. Stay tuned as we reveal more but here’s a sneak peak at
some of the bonus content that will be bundled with the Alienware Alpha.
PAYDAY 2 – An action-packed, four-player co-op shooter that
once again lets gamers don the masks of the original PAYDAY crew –
Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains – as they descend on Washington DC for
an epic crime spree.
Magicka – A satirical action-adventure game set in a rich
fantasy world based on Norse mythology. The player assumes the role of
a Wizard from a sacred order tasked with stopping an evil sorcerer who
has thrown the world into turmoil, his foul creations besieging the
forces of good.
Magicka: Dungeons and Daemons DLC – Something stirs beneath
Castle Aldrheim… Deep in the sub-dungeons, long forgotten by the
Wizards, the demented ancestors of the Aldrheim Order have awoken an
ancient evil. The fate of the world has yet again fallen on the
shoulders of our haphazard and colorful Wizards. Will the Wizards
survive as they stumble upon Aldrheim’s most secret of secrets?
Gauntlet Helm – Exclusive In-game: Champion’s Casque – The
classic Gauntlet 4-player co-op action gameplay returns in a
completely new experience! Battle the endless hordes of foes as you
and your friends fight for treasure and glory via both local and
online co-op multiplayer. Gauntlet is developed by Arrowhead Game
Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Alienware also revealed details about the exclusive Alpha UI developed
specifically for the Alienware Alpha that gives users an intuitive
interface ideal for navigating the Alienware Alpha console with a
controller. The Alienware Alpha is set to boot straight into the
customizable Alpha UI, giving gamers the control they need to get into
their titles and featuring full integration with Steam Big Picture Mode
while providing rapid access to configuration options and common
settings all without ever having to reach for a keyboard or mouse.
This gives gamers the absolute best interface for navigating their
Alienware Alpha from the comfort of their couch with their choice of
controller in hand and offers gamers an experience that blends the
intuitive interface of a console and all of the power and flexibility of
The Alienware Alpha gaming console is available for pre-order on August
12th and will be shipping November of this year in the US
with global pre-order availability beginning this holiday season.
.@Alienware announces pre-order availability of the Alpha #gaming
console at Alienware.com/Alpha
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About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home
Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer,
licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive
space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and
PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About Arrowhead Game Studios
Based out of Stockholm, Sweden, Arrowhead Game Studios is an award
winning game development company focusing on developing games that are
innovative and challenging, targeting primarily creative gamers. The
company philosophy is based on three guiding principles - entertainment,
innovation and quality. Arrowhead was named one of Game Developer
Magazine’s “Top 30 Developers.”
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