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Let me repeat that for you since I'm sure you thought I said February. FITES officially announces that registration is open for the LANFest FITES 200 Summer LAN. We will have our usual LAN room, console area, and, new for this event, a tabletop gaming area. Please feel free to bring some games along for everyone to enjoy.
In order to register for the event you must do so through LANFest. Once you have registered there be sure to checkout http://intranet.fites.net/ to register for tournaments and join any Pick Up Gamer groups if you don't have a team of your own.
So buy a seat for you and your friends, come on out, and have a great time at the party! More announcements are sure to come so stay tuned to FITES on Facebook, Twitter, and our forums to get any information on coordinated game nights or other events that we have coming up.
by decepticon - April 11, 2011, 09:07:15 AM
...according to DeVore - a boards.ie member who has had some experience playing the BF3 Demo - Dedicated LAN servers will NOT be supported. You will have to rent a server a la BC2.
It looks awesome. if you could make a game out of Black Hawk Down, it would look like this.
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by .:F3ar0n:. - April 05, 2011, 01:47:12 PM
Weekend Madness sale on steam. Aliens vs Predator including DLC Content is now 75% off. That's right 75% off. Get it now for as low as 4.99! Offer ends Thursdayhttp://store.steampowered.com/app/10680/
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by The Shoctor - April 04, 2011, 01:22:18 PM
Today I stumbled upon an article about a teacher using Minecraft in his lesson plan.
Full Article here: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/04/educational-building-blocks-how-minecraft-is-being-used-in-the-classroom.ars
I think it's great that kids are getting involved with not just computers but the social aspects of being connected in a virtual world. "Hold on!" you say; "That was quite the string of buzzwords!" I apologize. There certainly were a bunch of buzzwords but let me explain.
This teacher is using Minecraft to make the computer class more interesting and who could blame him? Games are fun! But Minecraft being very open-ended lead to things that I see that naturally occur even when we are playing. Territorial disputes. Building with limited resources. And most of all teamwork. This is were I believe my string of buzzwords comes into play. Being "LAN gamers," I would like to claim, that we are more social than just "gamers." We like the interaction with other people but there are times when it is difficult. Personality conflicts are just facts of life but we normally find ways of dealing with issues in a civil manner. One of the topics brought up in the article is about when these disputes arise they can stop and have discussion(s) about what is going on face to face. This is something I hope the kids can take away from these classes.
On a side note hopefully this will spur on another generation of LAN Gamers!
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