By Seán O'Sullivan - November 8th, 2013
With the launch of the next generation of consoles mere weeks away, Sony and Microsoft are dumping vast sums into advertisements and promotions to get the attention of those willing to put their disposable income towards videogame hardware. After the longest and most profitable console generations in recent memory, the stakes have never been higher, so it’s unlikely that many will escape the marketing blitz from one side or another, but Alienware believes that PC gaming’s prospects have never been better.
The hype level for the new consoles is currently at fever pitch, with all kinds of rumours and tidbits sneaking out and setting enthusiast sites ablaze as gamers snaffle up morsels of what the future holds. In the midst of the drama, it’s easy to overlook that PC hardware has been benefiting from regular updates all along, and by the time the new consoles launch, a high-end PC will offer comparable or better visuals, a vast back-catalogue of classics, and a wider range of traditional and experimental game-play opportunities. To discuss PC gaming’s evolving role as ‘the other choice’, Alienware hosted a roundtable in Toronto, with panelists Eddy Goyanes from Alienware, PC gaming blogger Bambi Blue, as well as Victor Lucas, Raju Mudhar, and Steve Tilley from Reviews on the Run.
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