LAN’s are dead,right? With everything pretty much needing to be connected to some server on the internet, there’s really very little impetus for a bunch of dudes to actually get together with their computers and play together. Well, that’s changing, as one of the most popular multiplayer games is adding LAN support. Yup, local lag-free Dota 2 is coming.
It’s that time of the year again. We may not have E3 or Gamescom, but I have to give the rAge chaps credit for putting on a good show every year. One aspect of our local gaming event that always sells out at Flash-speed though, is the NAG LAN. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, and you better be quick about it.
We try to keep you in the loop on a variety of events like this, and often get shouted at that they aren't in YOUR city. Well, here's a local event you can take part in from anywhere.
Most of you will most likely never get a chance to visit Gamescom or E3, but on a local scale, we’ve got a pretty damn good alternative in the form of rAge. The Really Awesome Gaming Expo will be held this year from October 4-6, and as usual the massive LAN event will be the peak attraction. Tickets go on sale August 31. Here’s what you need to know.
As a result of some of the feedback we have received, we’ve decided to postpone the Project Omega Dota 2 LAN which was set to take place this weekend. We’re postponing it in order to bring you a more awesome experience and make it the best LAN it can be.
Dota 2 teams assemble! We’re going to be hosting a Dota 2 LAN tournament this April for pro teams and mixed teams, with R10, 000 cash prizes up for grabs!
LAN gaming is a very important part of competitive gaming (eSports) world wide, while many leagues are held online, finals and international tournaments are hosted at LAN with great turnouts and spectacular spectatorship. Here’s a look at how to get into it in South Africa.
MainGaming is hosting two most awesome LANs this month, and I say most awesome because the games played and prizes are, well, amazeballs.
You think your LAN party is big? Wait until you the size of mine! While the majority of us will be doing…stuff,this weekend, over in Sweden, the mother of all LAN parties in on the cards. The Jonkoping based Dreamhack Winter party is promising a festival wherein 10 000 gamers can join together for one massive network of gaming over the next couple of days, and of course, they’ve got some serious hardware to back that claim up.
When I first heard about the Steelseries range I thought it was the next level of pirating. All of you dodgy pirates forming a group to download as much TV series as possible, disturbing stuff. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it had nothing to do with pirating and was in fact Megarom bringing in the great gaming accessories, including the 7H Headphones.
There may be a whole heap of new content eventually arriving with StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, but don’t expect it to have that one feature that RTS fans have been begging Blizzard for, LAN support, because that idea doesn’t gel well with their philosophy.
Does online gaming fail to provide the challenge that it once did, while numerous strangers yelling abuse directed at you and your mom? Time for a real test then, and as everybody knows, nothing beats a good ol’ social LAN session when it comes to gaming.
As a society, we have swiftly progressed from the Electronic Age straight into the Information Age. The internet is touching all corners of the globes, connecting people in ways that were unimaginable. This itself has changed the way we game, and the way certain games are made. Take a look at the Modern warfare (snorefare) series as an example. A huge chunk of the consumers that purchase it do not even touch the single player campaign! They delve straight into the frantic online fps multiplayer action.
Once upon a time, LAN's were the only way one could effectively engage in multiplayer. Rumour has it that such gatherings are becoming more and more rare, and I do not dispute this claim at all. However, much fun and raucous laughter is still to be had, away from your haven at home! I was fortunate enough to be thrown an invite to a Diablo III gathering, hosted by Megarom at the Internet Solutions offices. It's a bit ironic if you think about it. We would all be part of an Internet LAN; gamers in the same room questing together, while our games synced back and forth across the world.