OMG, none of my Overwatch streamers were on late yesterday so I spent the last half of the day watching more PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds than I usually do. Wikipedia says they don't expect the Xbox timed exclusive to begin until late 2017 which means the game wont be coming to PS4 until, at best, mid-2018 or at worst early 2019.
I have no place for a dedicated desktop computer and monitor set-up in the house but I do have room for something like the Alienware so I could continue to couch game. I spent a bit of time yesterday looking through them and am not sure which one to get. I like the form factor of the Steam Machine or the Alpha for the console look. I would primarily use the system for gaming in the living room but might be able to stretch the budget for an actual PC that the kids could use for homework and whatnot but I wouldn't mind being able to just easily move it into the teenagers room if I could because he will be a pain in the ass about doing his HW in the living room.
So... does anyone have any advice on the Alienware machines for what I want to do? Ideally I would still be gaming with either the Steam Controller or if I can hook a PS4 controller up stick with that scheme. I'd probably get a wireless keyboard and mouse just so I could begin learning how to use them to game though I'd stick with the controller more I'd wager.