Thursday, September 25, 2008

Gamer's Diary - LAN Party

Saturday the 13th I attended a LAN party that a co-worker holds at irregular intervals. I arrived first, dropped off homemade chocolate-chip cookies and fudge, set up my pc, and futzed about on the Internet until playtime.

I missed the last few games because I needed to leave early (work next day, and fatigue from chemotherapy), but participated in the majority of sessions. Of the games we played, I participated in:

  • Serious Sam II
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Star Trek Elite Force II
  • Far Cry
  • Flatout 2
  • Painkiller
Everybody else had started playing Tron 2.0 when I left.

The host added animation to the proceedings with exultant laughs, curses and insults hurled at other players. He did it all in a spirit of fun, of course, and others hurled just as much back, but at lower volume.

Everyone had a good time with a minimum of technical issues, making the LAN party a success.


Franklin said...

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Hans Dannik said...

Being on chemotherapy, that's not something I feel comfortable putting in my body. That's the real source of my fatigue, chemotherapy.

Sorry, but no thanks.