Alienware Mobile Invasion
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Reposted from Direct2Dell blog by John Blain:
If you’re an Alienware fan on FaceBook, or you’ve been to any number of Alienware sponsored events across the country, you’re probably familiar with the Alienware hummer. This amazing piece of “alien technology” was lovingly crafted by our friends at West Coast Customs, and made its earthly debut in June of this year at ComiCon 2010. For the uninitiated, details about this H1 military grade Hummer can be found at the Alienware Mobile Tour website.
The hummer recently made a trip from Las Vegas to Houston, and made sure to stop by a few hotspots to give Alienware fans an “alien encounter”.
They first stopped by Rachel, NV, home of none other than Area 51 itself. This little town is steeped in UFO culture, so heavily in fact that Highway 375, which runs directly through the town, has been renamed “Extraterrestrial Highway”. Our intrepid explorers found a great deal of the town’s population hanging out in the bar at the Little A’Le’Inn just off the highway. When the hummer parked in front of the inn, the bar practically emptied out to snap pictures of the hummer and its crew, and ask questions about Alienware. The crew asked me to pass along their best wishes to the 98 folks who call Rachel their home for the tremendously warm welcome!
The hummer’s next major pit-stop was the famed Roswell, NM, the site of the most famous UFO encounter in history. Our “ship’s crew” felt like instant celebrities, as a constant throng of onlookers snapped photos of them wherever they went. While the commotion prevented our crew from taking a picture of the hummer next to the Roswell city limits sign as they had planned, they were able to get a great picture of the hummer in front of Roswell’s UFO Museum.
For some great photos of these two stops, be sure to check out the Alienware Facebook photo wall.
On the next leg of the hummer’s journey, our crew will kick off the Alienware Holiday Military Gaming Tour by “invading” various military bases across the southeastern United States. With help from our partners at Microsoft and Activision, the Mobile Tour will be giving our friends in uniform a taste of good old fashioned “Alien” hospitality, and a chance to play “Call of Duty: Black Ops” on the latest Alienware technology. The tour begins in Fort Hood, Texas on November 27th, and will continue until December 19th with the tour ending in Fort Benning, GA. The Holiday Military Gaming Tour dates are:
- Fort Hood, TX – 11/27-11/28
- Randolph AFB, TX – 11/30-12/01
- Lackland AFB, TX – 12/04-12/05
- Fort Bragg, NC (North) – 12/11
- Fort Bragg, NC (South) – 12/12
- Fort Gordon, GA – 12/14-12/15
- Fort Benning, GA – 12/18-12/19
Alienware has only been available for military personnel online, but after seeing the incredible demand, we wanted to make sure to bring the experience directly to them and get them some Alienware hands-on. We’ve also arranged some amazing exclusive offers to military folks on AAFES.com during the event. Examples include the m11x at its lowest price ever @ $599, and a decked out, fully loaded Alienware M15x complete with a copy of “Call of Duty: Black Ops” for the ridiculous price of $1349.
For more information on the Mobile Gaming Tour, be sure to visit the tour’s landing page at http://www.alienware.com/Hummer_tour/index.html.
After the tour is over, I’ll be sure to post again with updates and highlights!