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CMetaphor August 28, 2009 01:31 PM

Montreal LAN party!
Yup, I talked about it at our little meeting, but now it's time to actually make it happen.

Please vote in the Poll for your preferred Week/Day or vote "Can't make it".

Also note that I'm opening up this LAN party to any and all Montreal-based Computer outfits. So hopefully we'll have some of my fellow Matrox employees there, and maybe some EA/Ubisoft guys as well. :thumb:

The Plan:
I'm hoping to get a minimum of 20 people here, either divided into teams or playing altogether co-op. If enough people DO confirm that they are coming, each person will only have to pay approx. $20-30 for about 8Hrs of gameplay at a rented location. If enough people DON'T confirm, we will try to fit into someone very large basement or some other place that's free or very cheap. The LAN party will most likely be on a weekend day, and If we have enough people I need to know ASAP so that I can reserve a location.

Games suggestions (so far):

-Battlefield 2 (classic, can be bought for about $10)
-TF2/L4D/Other Valve games (depending on who has them or not)
-Starcraft/Warcraft? hehe

What to Bring:
-Your PC/laptop and any/all accessories (Monitor, Kb/Mouse, Headphones w/ mics)
-One network cable, hopefully at least 15ft long (I'll try to make sure we have spares just in case)
-Your own food/drink
-All your own cables AND your own powerbar.
-Small cash ($20-30+) if we are renting a location, otherwise whatever change/lint in your pockets will do for vending machines,etc.

With any luck, Behemoth will be acting as the dedicated server for all games at this event. I don't know about you guys, but the last time I went to a LAN party and the server Wasn't dedicated... there were just a handful of problems/bad connections/dropped players. If this beasty isn't up by then, then we'll see if someone can bring a spare i7 system or Dual-socket workstation to serve as the dedicated server.

What this party needs:
- An awsome gigabit switch would be ideal, but I've only got an 8-port. So we'll need to find one or string a couple of them together for everyone.

Montrealers! Start telling your friends now!


Any questions?

3.0charlie August 28, 2009 01:51 PM

I'm no player, but I'll drop by.

CMetaphor August 28, 2009 01:53 PM


Originally Posted by 3.0charlie (Post 246654)
I'm no player, but I'll drop by.

Wooohooo!! Don't worry about being the most skilled player though, it's just about having fun and meeting interesting people. Also, it's cool to see all the neat custom systems that'll show up there (hopefully, lol).

Safearus August 29, 2009 12:43 AM

This makes me wish I still lived in St. Jean, QC... mind you being on base...

Inik August 29, 2009 03:49 AM

I probably won't be able to make it too. Insane semester at university :(

omgwtf August 29, 2009 07:42 AM

Its nice that someone actually came up with the initiative to make it happen..maybe at the next one though

CMetaphor August 29, 2009 10:13 AM

Sadness.... was hoping more people would be interested in this... :sad:

Safearus August 29, 2009 06:30 PM


Originally Posted by CMetaphor (Post 247197)
Sadness.... was hoping more people would be interested in this... :sad:

Don't get me wrong, I would definately be there if I was still nearby. Now I'm up in Northern Ontario, 13 hrs to Ottawa driving. If I was closer, I'd be there

SKYMTL August 29, 2009 06:39 PM

I'll be gearing up for a trip to Nvidia at the end of Sept so I don't think I will make it.

Chilly August 29, 2009 08:16 PM

When? I'm working at a temp job atm for the next 4 months, so depending on when it is, I might try and make it up, bring Chaos 1.0, early october?

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