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Five things to know about Alienware’s Alpha console

Five things to know about Alienware’s Alpha console

Gaming PCs may be nothing new, but Alienware is hoping to do something different with its new Alpha console: deliver the flexibility of a PC but with the turn-key convenience of a traditional console. Rather than waiting for Valve to finish SteamOS, NVIDIA opted to create its own Alpha UI so that gamers could control the console from their couch. It's an intriguing strategy, especially as consoles like Xbox One and PlayStation 4 try to extend their own reach into multimedia and entertainment; read on for five Alpha highlights.

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Alienware Alpha console hits preorder (without SteamOS)

Alienware Alpha console hits preorder (without SteamOS)

Alienware's Alpha console has gone up for preorder, no longer waiting for the delayed SteamOS and instead running Windows 8.1 with deep ties into the Steam game library thanks to a homegrown couch-friendly interface. Priced from $549, the Alpha runs a choice of Intel Haswell dual- and quadcore Core i chip, paired with a custom NVIDIA Maxwell GTX GPU with 2GB of its own memory, and up to 16GB of DDR3 system memory. That's all squeezed into a box that's compact enough to fit discretely under your TV.

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Steam Summer Sale begins, quickly crashes

Steam Summer Sale begins, quickly crashes

It’s time once again for the Steam Summer Sale, the time of the year at which all games are put at sale prices the likes of which you may not have a chance to avoid. And of course no more than 20 minutes after the push began, the Steam Store is down. Don't worry, don't freak out - everything that's there now will still be there 7 hours later.

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Metro Redux releasing Last Light and 2033 remastered for next-gen

Metro Redux releasing Last Light and 2033 remastered for next-gen

The game Metro Redux is a combination of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light entirely re-mastered and improved for the next generation of gaming consoles and gaming PCs. These titles are amongst some of the highest-rated games in their genre - we even used Metro: Last Light as our key example for PC streaming for NVIDIA SHIELD - now they’re returning as digital downloads for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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Valve ports Portal to NVIDIA SHIELD

Valve ports Portal to NVIDIA SHIELD

In a bit of a surprise twist to the end of his GPU Technology Conference 2014 (GTU 2014, that is) chat, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang let it be known that Portal would be coming to NVIDIA SHIELD. Not just streaming, and not just in a mirrored mode. Instead, he said, Valve has ported Portal to NVIDIA SHIELD specifically in its entirety.

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