March 7, 2017
Bianca JonesStaff Writer
When you think of video games, you might imagine playing on a console in front of a TV. But for a growing number of players, video games are best played on a high-powered PC or laptop instead.
Players love PC gaming because it’s highly customizable. They can upgrade graphics cards, processors and hard drives to enhance the graphics and speed for a better gaming experience. It also has played a big role in the growth of electronic sports, or e-sports, a form of competitive gaming. The global e-sports audience is estimated to grow from 385 million viewers in 2017 to 589 million in 2020, according to data company Newzoo.
Luckily for these hardcore gamers, or for those just interested in learning more about the trend, a new PC gaming experience is coming to some Best Buy stores. Best Buy is partnering with Alienware – a leading manufacturer of PC gaming laptops, desktops and, accessories and more – to give you a better-than-ever way to see, touch and try all of the brand’s latest products.
The Alienware Experience
While Best Buy has offered PC gaming products for years, each Alienware in-store experience will include a dedicated specialist who can answer questions, demonstrate products and help you get the most out of your PC gaming systems. The experts can walk through various laptop and desktop features that showcase top-tier performance and revolutionary graphics.
You also can try out hot game titles in the Alienware space, including the tower-defense game Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 and racing game Project CARS.
Mostly all of the computers in the Alienware experience are compatible with virtual reality systems, such as Oculus Rift. The featured laptops and desktops are fully equipped to ensure smooth gameplay, even when running graphics-heavy games.
The Alienware experience also will show you how to complete the ultimate gaming experience with accessories like speakers, monitors, keyboards, headphones and mice. So whether you’re a die-hard PC gamer or just want to learn more, you’ll be able to see all that’s possible.
To find a complete list of stores featuring the new Alienware space, visit BestBuy.com.
Curious about PC gaming? Go to BestBuy.com or stop into a nearby store to talk to an expert Blue Shirt.