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  Monday, Sep 15, 2003 Report News | Archive | Top  
Thoughts on LANs
- Posted 10:53 AM By Krogue
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I had an extraordinary experience this weekend. I participated at a LAN with 59 other individuals for 17 hours and NOT ONE GAME OF COUNTERSTRIKE WAS PLAYED. BF 1942 was played, Desert Combat was played, BF 1982 was played, Savage was played (a game to which I was introduced this weekend, and man is it awesome), HALO was played, Red Faction was played, Urban Terror was played, Warcraft 3 was played, .... you get the idea. A lot of other games were played, and still no Counter-Strike.

So, how is it that this was possible in an area of the world that has a total population (Iowa City/Cedar Rapids) that is less than half the size of Kansas City proper (not including the Metro area), but when a LAN is hosted in KC, it is said it can't be successful without playing Counter-Strike. Is it because the average age at the LAN I went to was probably in the early to mid 20's and not in the teens? Is it because the people up here in Iowa appreciate all types of games and play them for fun, and not always for the smack-talk, uber-pwnage aspect of competition?

Some facts ... Counter-Strike was released in its first public beta in early 1999. That was 4+ years ago. Since that time over 480 major PC game release titles have come out, and probably 10 times that number in small developer titles. So, somewhere out there is probably around 5,000 other titles, many of them with better graphics, better multiplayer action, and better gameplay. Just in the past couple of years we have seen Return to Castle Wolfenstein (and Enemy Territory), Medal of Honor, Unreal Tournament 2003, Rainbow Six: Raven Shield, Battlefield 1942 (and all of its Mods), and tons of others. But obviously, these releases were completely missed by the Counter-Strike community.

Well, I have ranted long enough, so I will move on for now. However, if any of you want to come up to Iowa City sometime for a LAN let me know. We will play anything you want as long as it was made in this decade.
 
  Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 Report News | Archive | Top  
MwGL Private LAN - 09-27
- Posted 11:32 PM By Squirre1
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The MwGL is holding a private LAN and we have 6 Public spots that are open for attendence. Games that are going to be played are:

  • Raven Shield <-- Primarily
  • Battlfield 1942
  • Battlfield 1942: Desert Combat
  • Battlfield 1942: Interstate
  • American Conquest
  • Taking suggestions for other games

    We are looking for Raven Shield players primarily but anyone is able to attend... Please send your emails to Squirre1@mwgl.org for information or to attend.
     
  •   Monday, Sep 29, 2003 Report News | Archive | Top  
    09-27 MwGL Private Event Was Perfect
    - Posted 12:35 PM By Squirre1
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    I just wanted to say thanks to everyone that showed up for this past Private LAN.. Everything went perfect and we got to play some great games... We played RavenShield, Nascar Thunder 2004, BF1942, Madden 2004 and Halo just to name a few..

    The network was flawless and we had no power issues. Special thanks goes to Patrick Darling, a former and now returning founder of the MwGL, for giving up his basement for this event.

    Other thanks go out as well to those who helped get the basement ready and just preperation leading up to the event, you know who you are.

    Hope to see you all at the next one.
     
     
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