HayesJupe's Blog

August 21, 2011

LAN… get together

Filed under: Games — hayesjupe @ 8:24 am

I hate calling it a LAN party….

Went to one of these at a mates place for the first time in a good 15 (or maybe more) years….. and it was still fun. There’s something about being able to yell good-natured abuse at a mate when your frag them into meaty gibs….. throw in a few beers and pizza – and its a fun arvo/night.

It is however very diappointing that so many recent games do not support LAN play either at all (such as starcraft 2) or do not support it natively in the GUI (such as L4D)…. while i understand  marketing models are different now, piracy concerns etc…. as per usual – the standard punter who has bought the game and just wants to be free to play it either online, or with their mates on the LAN, gets fucked over. 

I still look back fondly on Quake 2, it remains the best, fast paced, weapon balanced, DM game of all time IMO – and hold out hope that a HD version will get released one day 🙂 <about as much chance of that as there is of Freespace 3>


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