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Dell's Alienware computers to include Portal and Steam

Discussion in 'Games' started by Kreij, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    Seems that Dell/Alienware has decided that what gamers really want is a free copy of Valve's Portal and for Steam to be pre-installed on the system.

    Hmmmm ... old Uncle Kreij wonders what kind of deal Dell has struck with Valve for this little foray into digital distribution.
     
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    I like Steam. I don't really agree that pre-installing it is appropriate. If it was an option, that would be better. Of course it really doesnt effect me because I don't see myself buying a Dell machine anyways. :rolleyes: The only thing that would make Steam super uber IMHO would be the ability to trade our "virtual properties" (games) amongst ourselves.
     
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    I think that they should just put a link along with all of the other bloatware links on the desktop or something that leads to a Steam download.
     
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    Actually as i think dell is kinda overpriced than you can buy same kinda hardware from some where else and then buy the games with the remaining money :p
     
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    theyre good for laptops and a word processing machine. just not enthusiasts and heavy gamers like us
     
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    What gamers really want??? maybe Alienware can drop $1000 bucks from their price tag and make themselves a little affordable ;)
     
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    Laptops from anywhere except dell are still better
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    Good thing I didn't like Dell or I would be quite angry with that. Steam = DRM.
     
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    Steam is great man. Ford I know you hate DRM but man STEAM IS AWESOME!
     
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    1.) I don't really mind steam, it is pretty minor compared to the other bloatware that is installed on the computer.
    2.) If, and that is a big if, I was buying one of these machines. I'd just format the drive and install a fresh clean copy of the OS the day I got it. I probably wouldn't let it boot once before formatting it.
     
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    is buying an Alienaware laptop / pc worth it though? ooooh steam.....ooooh portal. Targeting the blind.


    There is nothing wrong with STEAM. It does what it should and makes life easier mostly. For me anyway.
     
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    No, Alienware PC's cost as much as a small car. You can build your own and download Steam for free and get portal for $20.

    Putting a free copy of Portal on every machine doesn't justify the price at all.

    Steam is awesome tho.
     
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    imo you are a fool to blow money on an alienware, srry but seriously a fool.
     

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