Montreal LAN party! - Reschedule
Hi again fellow Montreallers. Please vote for your preferred day/weekend in October. We'll delay the LAN until then in order to try and get as many participants as possible. :biggrin:
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:
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)
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!
10th for me.
I'll bring the Nvidia 3D Vision display for you guys to try out along with some other swag.
Oooooh, now who could resist such awsomeness?!
I'll add to that Sky = If we can all agree on a date and get enough people there, I'll bring my full triplehead setup for anyone to try out that wants to. :biggrin: But no one's allowed to blame me if they get addicted quickly. hehe
Damn, wish I could live in Montreal now....Anyone wanna chip in for air fare?
Not sure if I'd want to bring a rig on VIA....I'm going to look at the prices though...
EDIT: Just checked the prices...Its $25 more for me to take West Jet than it is for VIA (and I shave 8 hours off the travel time)...
25 bucks between airplane and train....bahh
sounds like a nice deal
the 10th is fine with me, but I don't think you've answer my question in the other thread,
are we talking about something in the day or late at night?
Sorry about missing your question. The even would probably be during the day till the evening/night, but that may vary. My guess would be something like Setting up at Noon, start gaming by 1. Different game every hour or two, playing at least 3 games, 6 hours? 7pm finish or later. how's that sound?
That is find with me, I don't know my schedule yet for October, but I'm pretty sure I will be working at least till 5pm,
I don't mind if you guys start in the afternoon, I'll just join up as soon as I can and I don't mind paying if we rent a location,
It's really sad that you didn't organize that like 6 months ago, I would have had the perfect spot for that.
I got 2 gigabit switches I am willing to bring. I need 2 power supplies for them. They are netgear. :)
Oh and I suck at everything but Call of Duty 4 :sad:
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