Alienware announced the launch of a high-end gaming facility with dedicated VR space in Sydney.
Called Alienware Live AU, it will feature 28 high-end gaming rigs loaded with the latest games. All of the PCs that will be running in the gaming space will be from Alienware's Area 51, Alpha, Aurora and gaming laptop lines.
Two of the units in Alienware Live AU will be dedicated to the VR experience: one fitted with the Oculus Rift and the other equipped with the HTC Vive. Both will be running on Dell's 43-inch 4K monitors.
Alienware has partnered with City Hunter to facilitate the creation of the gaming space, which will be located in the internet cafe's Chatswood location. There is no word yet on how much using Alienware Live AU will cost, but hopefully pricing won't deviate so far from the current price structure used by City Hunter across its establishments.
"[Alienware Live AU will be] the perfect place for our community to come and experience the latest gaming hardware in a first-class venue, complete with the newest games like Overwatch, DOOM, and high-end VR experiences," said Jun Zhong, co-founder of City Hunter.
A launch party will be held on Aug. 18, which Alienware Australia will be hosting. Fans can win tickets to the event by participating in the company's #PushYourLimits competition. Those who want to join simply have to tweet Alienware Australia's official Twitter account how they push their gaming limits. Entries may be sent in until Aug. 11 and must include the hashtag for the contest.
Aside from tickets and accommodations to the launch party, the first prize winner will get an Alienware 15 and a Red Balloon voucher worth AUD $600 ($456). And while the first prize (valued at AUD $4,000, or $3,044) will go to just one person, the second and third prizes will go to four and five winners, respectively. All winners will be notified via direct messages on Twitter.
The contest is open only to Australian residents who must be at least 18 years old.
Back in June, Alienware launched its Area 51, Alpha and Aurora desktops and the Alienware 13 laptop during the E3 2016 conference. These units were first announced during the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, with the desktops specifically designed to support VR technology. The Alienware 13, on the other hand, boasts of a screen powered by OLED for high-contrast graphics.
The Area 51, Alpha and Aurora desktops and the Alienware 13 laptop are now available for purchase.
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