Regardless of the situation, this is pretty big news with
industry wide implications. This will send shockwaves in the gaming industry
judging by the two hundred or so incoming phone calls that were fielded this
afternoon at Voodoo.
I have received a number of emails, comments, and phone calls over the month
about this particular topic. To be perfectly honest I had no official
knowledge that Dell was to acquire anyone, but I do know that they were doing
some heavy research into the space. I initially thought that Dell would
continue to push their XPS brand because they have never made any acquisitions
of this sort throughout their history. Dell is a brand proud
company, but perhaps they realized that it was time for a change.
Whatever the implications are I truly believe this is great
news for the industry, and it validates the gaming space once again. I took a
few minutes to go over some of the possibilities.