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.
Registrations are open for the 2012 MSSA S.A National LAN eSports Championships, this serves as part of the selection process for the 2013 IeSF World Championships and open to any registered players.
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.
The original StarCraft is still one of the most played LAN games today. Blizzard’s decision to strip the option for play over local area networks, and have the game rely on its online Battle.net was a controversial one that, until people actually played StarCraft II and realised just how damned good it was, split the fanbase.
It was a decision that was largely made to combat piracy (under the guise of persistent matchmaking), and one that’s now bitten them in the ass.
Today is not just any Friday â€“ our favourite excuse for getting plastered. Todayâ€™s James Bond creator Ian Flemingâ€™s Birthday, so our drink of choice this afternoon is the iconic gin martini â€“ shaken, not stirred!
It also gives us a perfectly suitable reason to put up this lovely picture of Olga Kurlyenko, the most recent Bond girl. Speaking of which, tell us which oneâ€™s your favourite in the comments!
Hereâ€™s the news we didnâ€™t post because we were too busy looking at pictures of Pussy Galore on the internet.
Kane & Lynch Film Loses director
Heavy Rain headed to PC?
No LAN, no how for Star Craft 2
Sonic Colours Screenshots
IGNâ€™s sexy Jessica Chobot bares her breasts for glory (and charity)
Red Dead Redemption Avatar goodies
First 15 minutes of Alpha Protocol