Also on tap: a pocket-friendly sync cable and some free Play Store cash courtesy of Google.
Id Software held an eye-opening demonstration of the company's latest project, Rage, at this week's QuakeCon 2010. However, instead of demoing the first-person shooter on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or the PC, CTO John Carmack actually showed Rage on an iPhone 4.
Shipments of game-capable mobile phones are expected to grow about 11 percent this year, as shipments of consoles and handhelds slow, according to iSuppli.
The Alienware X51 is a monstrously powerful gaming machine, but does its steep asking price mean the Xbox 360 is a better bet?