I’ve just spent the weekend with a house full of friends and their computer gear all playing online games. It’s not the first time we’ve done this and it won’t be the last. I think that the “LAN party” is probably the “poker night” of our time (certainly for those who like computer games in the first place).
Things seemed a bit more sedate this time. Maybe it was the warm weather or maybe we’re getting old (naah – it must be the weather) but there was a lot more sitting and chatting and a bit less sitting and playing. I’m not complaining, we get plenty of gaming done via the Internet these days so the LAN parties are more just a time to get together and have fun. Sometimes fun is playing games and sometimes it’s drinking beer, eating BBQ and talking about games.