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Alienware Brings LAN Party Hummer to Comic Con

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 38 comments

West Coast Customs is probably best known for the ridiculous cars it rigs up for guests on MTV's Pimp My Ride. Whether it's fireplaces or flat screens you want, they'll figure out a way to put it into your beaten-up old truck.

However, AMD has just revealed that Alienware was one of West Coast's more recent customers. According to AMD's Facebook fan page, they'll be rolling up to Comic Con 2010 in what looks like a pimped out Hummer.* They're calling it a mobile LAN party and though we don't know quite what's in it, we can see several laptops (with external displays up top), a few desktops and we're assuming they're all packing Samsung SSDs. Just call it a hunch.

AMD's been teasing this thing for a three days by posting odd looking photos, which we now know were the back rear panel of the vehicle, and dropping hints like: "Alienware is always redefining mobile gaming."

Check all three photos and the car itself below.

*I come from a country where even SUVs are rare, so feel free to correct me if this isn't a Hummer.

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    Anonymous , July 22, 2010 3:38 AM
    Attendee: "Wow, a mobile LAN party!"
    Friend: "Let's play some StarCraft II! Oh wait..."

    And thus ends the tragic tale :( 
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    Anonymous , July 22, 2010 3:20 AM
    Rolling LAN party...awsome!
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    tipmen , July 22, 2010 3:58 AM
    tragictaleAttendee: "Wow, a mobile LAN party!"Friend: "Let's play some StarCraft II! Oh wait..."And thus ends the tragic tale


    +1 sir! I wish SC2 had lan support
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    Anonymous , July 22, 2010 3:20 AM
    Rolling LAN party...awsome!
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    pojih , July 22, 2010 3:26 AM
    Looks like an H3

    But that is freakin' awesome, regardless of the functionality or practicality.
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    polly the parrot , July 22, 2010 3:26 AM
    Hope they don't try playing shooters while on a gravel road.

    Naturally, I'd be worried about car accidents in this thing. It looks like a kid with a skateboard running into it can do plenty of damage.

    I'd say that a wide 18-wheeler that's enclosed, has seats, AC, and lights would be better. Also could fit more people for a more intensive LAN party. It would also win in a game of chicken with a skateboarder.
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    halodude23 , July 22, 2010 3:32 AM
    Y not also put a few weapons if it is a hummer? Fake or not
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    ubernoobie , July 22, 2010 3:36 AM
    if you crash, you could cause a huge fire! :o 
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    Anonymous , July 22, 2010 3:38 AM
    Attendee: "Wow, a mobile LAN party!"
    Friend: "Let's play some StarCraft II! Oh wait..."

    And thus ends the tragic tale :( 
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    scook9 , July 22, 2010 3:54 AM
    You done well Jane, it is indeed a Hummer
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    tipmen , July 22, 2010 3:58 AM
    tragictaleAttendee: "Wow, a mobile LAN party!"Friend: "Let's play some StarCraft II! Oh wait..."And thus ends the tragic tale


    +1 sir! I wish SC2 had lan support
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    stm1185 , July 22, 2010 4:10 AM
    Does Alienware even sell AMD machines now?
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    maxsp33d , July 22, 2010 4:12 AM
    It's a H1, this thing has really no other purpose other than advertising. Instead of a freakin SUV I would have used a Volkswagen T5 or a Merdes Benz Vito or Sprinter. It would have been so much cooler, and you wouldn't need a petrol tank following you...
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    thejerk , July 22, 2010 4:22 AM
    polly the parrotHope they don't try playing shooters while on a gravel road.


    Or, let anyone tattoo you in the back seat with Henry Rollins behind the wheel.
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    dragonfang18 , July 22, 2010 4:56 AM
    Ill stick with Origin PC, since they were Alienware before Dell acquisition. However, when it comes to actual PC's, ill build my own thanks.
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    rohitbaran , July 22, 2010 4:59 AM
    Looks cool.
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    maigo , July 22, 2010 5:03 AM
    well that's one way to make a hummer look small
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    JMcEntegart , July 22, 2010 5:06 AM
    scook9You done well Jane, it is indeed a Hummer


    Bully for me!
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    tharkis842 , July 22, 2010 5:28 AM
    Wow, the HMMWV really CAN do anything!
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    Kryan , July 22, 2010 5:30 AM
    JMcEntegartBully for me!

    That's a rather German word for that kind of car Jane. But then again, anything bigger than a stationwagon is called a Bully here...these Germans really have no imagination at all! :p 
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    back_by_demand , July 22, 2010 7:33 AM
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    I come from a country where even SUVs are rare, so feel free to correct me if this isn't a Hummer

    Even rarer when the PSNI sent them all over to help find Raol Moat...
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    Anonymous , July 22, 2010 8:03 AM
    Rubbish, they should have converted a Tour Bus into a mobile LAN studio, that way they could have toured the country holding Gaming contests in the Bus!
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