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Alienware Alpha Review

Combining the UI of a gaming console with the power of a PC, the Alienware Alpha is a force to be reckoned with.

A Peripheral for Every Season

The Alpha comes with a wireless Xbox 360 Controller, but Alienware's console works with a variety of input devices, including Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PS3 and a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard.

Even better, you can use different devices simultaneously. For example, a few co-workers and I played a couple of kick-ass rounds of Bro-Force using an Xbox One, Xbox 360 and a PlayStation 3 controller. Gauntlet, the dungeon-crawling classic, allows players to plunder its secrets simultaneously with controllers, keyboards and mice.

In addition to controllers, mice and keyboards, you can also plug in a webcam — just in case you want to broadcast your victories to Twitch or YouTube.