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QOTD: Do You Take Your PC to LAN Parties?

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 91 comments

We here at Tom's Hardware have been playing games for a really long time. Long before graphics was considered "graphics," we were already gaming.

It's amazing how technology has progressed in the last 25 years. These days, we don't have to leave our house to do anything. We can order milk from an online retailer--and probably toilet paper too. The Internet and all of its social mediums are changing the way we communicate. No longer do we have to do things face to face.

Or do we? I'd like to think there's always a really good side to communicating in front of someone. There's just a whole lot that you cannot communicate by words alone. A facial expression, a subtle movement of the hand or eyebrows--the list goes on. That being said:

The question of the day is: Do you take your PC to LAN parties?

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    Cache , May 5, 2009 12:37 AM
    I've got a full tower Thermaltake Armor+ loaded down with stuff. I'm terrified it will someday cave in the floor and kill my downstairs neighbors. The thought of moving it anywhere is... well, terrifying. Unless I could rig a moon rover kind of dolly for it, that would be very fun.
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    tayb , May 5, 2009 12:33 AM
    No. I take my Xbox 360 to LAN parties or I get together online and play together with the PC. Too much stuff. If I had a legitimate gaming laptop it wouldn't be a burden.
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    akoegle , May 5, 2009 12:34 AM
    Slow news day huh?
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    Anonymous , May 5, 2009 12:34 AM
    Absolutely! I just hosted a LAN party at my house on Saturday. There is nothing like the having all the gamers in the same room.
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    Cache , May 5, 2009 12:37 AM
    I've got a full tower Thermaltake Armor+ loaded down with stuff. I'm terrified it will someday cave in the floor and kill my downstairs neighbors. The thought of moving it anywhere is... well, terrifying. Unless I could rig a moon rover kind of dolly for it, that would be very fun.
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    Anonymous , May 5, 2009 12:37 AM
    definitely. either my desktop, monitor and the rest of my garb or just the laptop. depending on how bad i feel like pwing my friends.
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    kyeana , May 5, 2009 12:44 AM
    i have a spare cables, a mouse, and a keyboard all laid out for it so i dont have to mess with my wiring every time :) 
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    computabug , May 5, 2009 12:44 AM
    Nope never even seen a LAN party lol yea I'm lame XD are we supposed to like bring our own monitor/keyboard/mouse/CAT cables and everything? How about a UPS?
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    outacontrolpimp , May 5, 2009 12:48 AM
    akoegleSlow news day huh?



    thats what i was thinking
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    Sushi Warrior , May 5, 2009 12:55 AM
    I don't go to true LANs, but I bring my PC to my friend's almost every weekend and we play together online w/other people. I just can't get enough people to play with just the people there.
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    jaoreill , May 5, 2009 12:56 AM
    used to take the mid tower and crt to the party. Now i got gateway fx laptop, and nobody has lans round me anymore. Still good to be portable, to an extent.
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    mwinfie , May 5, 2009 12:58 AM
    Yes. Lame QOTD?
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    Anonymous , May 5, 2009 1:11 AM
    Are you kidding me? Instead of going to prom, I hosted a massive lan. People were dragging their antec nine hundereds from miles away. Somebody brought a projector. And I shlep ALL my gear when somebody else hosts.
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    icepick314 , May 5, 2009 1:12 AM
    uhmm....

    no...i take my rice cooker and a lamp shade to LAN parties...DUH!!!!!
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    Anonymous , May 5, 2009 1:12 AM
    Yes. :) 
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    Fortunex , May 5, 2009 1:15 AM
    I haven't yet, but I plan on attending some when I finish upgrading my rig.
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    scryer_360 , May 5, 2009 1:16 AM
    Why is this a lame QOTD mwinfie? Maybe they are thinking about doing a LAN Party System Builders Marathon? wink wink?

    Anyway, yes, I take my PC to Lan Parties now and then. It kinda stopped when COD4 came out on Xbox two years ago, but has picked up again now that my friends and I are playing Starcraft again (preparing for Starcraft II multiplayer, a clan can become a serious pursuit). Also, DOW started back up for me and my friends again when DOW2 came out.
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    jsloan , May 5, 2009 1:19 AM
    my laptop
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    jhansonxi , May 5, 2009 1:21 AM
    Not in a long time. With broadband it's not necessary anymore. Getting everyone to agree on which game to play was difficult and it's much easier to find compatible players online. With Skype, TeamSpeak, or any SIP client, it's not necessary to be in the same room. The only disadvantage is that you can't just reach over an punch someone who is cheating :D 
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    Raidur , May 5, 2009 1:22 AM
    There is (almost) nothing better than a PC LAN party. Been doing those for about 4-5 years now (since I built my first gaming PC). We used to LAN BF2 and CS:S all the time but have slowed up a bit due to people moving away, or being too busy to play (I know, how is that possible). =/ A few MMORPGs that we bounce in and out of are played as well. (EQ1, Vanguard:SOH, Warhammer)
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    warezme , May 5, 2009 1:24 AM
    Alienware M15X..., CHECK..., I'm there
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