I haven't been to a LAN party since UT/TacOPs days.

amdhunter

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Man, I remember lugging my 19" Trinitron monitor and huge antec case strapped to my back on the D train here in NY. No way I'd lug that much hardware again. We used to have ~12 people and spent all night going nuts.

I remember once my Kyro II burned up for no apparent reason, and I bought a Geforce3 from a local store in Manhattan. I don't remember how much I paid, but I am sure it was a lot. I had a just-broken index finger on my left hand, and had to play with a joystick to move. After about 5 minutes, I took off the splint and played like normal. That finger is semi-retarded looking today...lol

Does anyone here do LAN parties anymore? What do you guys play?
 

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No. I used to hit up a local LAN spot to play CS, but it got shutdown due to sanitation issues.
 

nakedfrog

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Somebody actually bought a Kyro card? :p
I still go to one a few times per year. I have a laptop with an 8800GTS/512MB, so I just use that.

We play COD4, TF2, Wolf: ET, Quake Wars, BF1942, and FEAR, mostly. Usually only three games make it into a night.
 

GT1999

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I've hosted a couple. One was a 50 person one. At $20 a head (rented a hotel area) it was profitable and also fun... but I haven't in ages... I think that was back in '01. Counter-Strike!
 

amdhunter

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Originally posted by: scorpious
No. I used to hit up a local LAN spot to play CS, but it got shutdown due to sanitation issues.

lol wtf? Sanitation how?
 

amdhunter

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Originally posted by: nakedfrog
Somebody actually bought a Kyro card? :p
I still go to one a few times per year. I have a laptop with an 8800GTS/512MB, so I just use that.

lol, I had a website back in the day, dedicated to kyro gaming. Wasn't that popular, but Nvidia was one of my more faithful followers for some reason...lol
 

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Originally posted by: amdhunter
Originally posted by: scorpious
No. I used to hit up a local LAN spot to play CS, but it got shutdown due to sanitation issues.

lol wtf? Sanitation how?

Too many Mountain Dew bottles filled with urine laying around.
 

amdhunter

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Originally posted by: Geekish Thoughts
I've hosted a couple. One was a 50 person one. At $20 a head (rented a hotel area) it was profitable and also fun... but I haven't in ages... I think that was back in '01. Counter-Strike!

Damn, I have never played a round of Counter-strike in my life. lol
 

amdhunter

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Originally posted by: surfsatwerk
Originally posted by: amdhunter
Originally posted by: scorpious
No. I used to hit up a local LAN spot to play CS, but it got shutdown due to sanitation issues.

lol wtf? Sanitation how?

Too many Mountain Dew bottles filled with urine laying around.

Nah, that was just Mountain Dew. Easy mistake though.
 

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I used to go to them at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, it was fun, and there where lots of sponsors so lots of free stuff.

But you need inside connections to get usage of the building, and they guy who was doing them moved :(
 

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Back in high school we had huge ones..20-50 people...and small ones. I'd go to at least 20 a year.

Now I just go to my buddies place, with my little brother and we 3 man LAN. I do not know anyone else around here that would want to regularly...
 

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Ah, how I miss the days of LAN parties every other weekend. :) There are a couple that my friends throw every year in my city, but attendance, WoW, and faster Internet connections seem to have put a damper on those days. People always argue with us, "why pay to play when I can play from my room for free?" Any true at-heart-LANner would know that the environment is just not the same as playing via Internet and through Team Speak or Ventrilo.

We are not sponsored, so when we charge $10 per person (to cover room charges), they always ask what the prizes will be. We can typically offer heavily discounted pizzas and whatever, but it's rarely enough. Our last LAN was in March and had ~25 people; it was the most fun I've had gaming in a long time.

As far as games go, we play Counter-Strike, BF2 and Quake 3. Some guys will have their own way and play some games like TF2 or COD4, but they're not sanctioned on our servers.

We've also ran into troubles coming back to our tried and true hotels - they've told us that 'we consume too much electricity' or 'leave the rooms too dirty'. While we know any LAN party needs juice, other locals have had LANs and gave all of us in our city a bad reputation. Fortunately, we have ties with some of the hotels and they still let us game when we need to. :thumbsup:
 

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Originally posted by: amdhunter

Nah, that was just Mountain Dew. Easy mistake though.

when i was about 6, i visited a great aunt in an old folks home when she was near death. she offered me a mt. dew. between the smell of old age, urine, and death in the air, and the urine-like color of mt. dew, i couldn't drink the stuff for the next 15 years.
 

Spineshank

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When i was in college i would go to one. Was pretty cool. Then most of us graduated and that was the end.
 

RESmonkey

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Me and a few friends LAN it up like once or twice a year (8-10 people). Nothing 20+ crazy, though.
 

Mo0o

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went to a few in high school but it got boring. There was always a big disparity in skill level regardless of teh game played so it wasn't that interesting.

Now with all the voice software and fast internet connections, lan parties aren't worth the hassle
 

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I haven't in years, and when I did it was only a small group at someone's house. My favorite was multiplayer cooperative Rainbow Six. Had to be coordinated and not screw up to make it through a level.
 

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Maybe its because people don't want to spend time with people like you?


Originally posted by: amdhunter
I am saying to let [the troops] rot there in Iraq. I don't want a bunch of douchebags coming back to the states. They ruined Iraq and broke down a people; the people should be allowed to break them back.