Google software engineer Kenton Varda has a pretty great house. Not because it's all clean and new and rather large, but because it's been built specifically with LAN parties in mind.
Over the weekend, Dreamhack Winter 2011—the largest LAN party in the world—went down in Sweden. Here's what it looked like.
The DreamHack festivals, held throughout the year in Sweden, are the world's biggest LAN parties. How big is big? The one starting today, DreamHack Winter 2011, is the biggest of the lot, and should pull in over 12,000 people.
Enthusiasts of military-style first-person shooters are not well known for their progressive thoughts on the matter of gender. The organizers of a large LAN party in Texas, scheduled to celebrate the launch of Battlefield 3, have decided the best way to deal with any slurs hurled at female gamers is to simply forbid…
What's a good encore after winning two gold medals at the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games? For one of the world's most accomplished cross-country skiers, it's playing alongside his world champion counterpart in Counter Strike at Norway's largest LAN party.
I suppose at some point this will cease to be news, but the franchises that made LAN gaming great continue to turn their back on it, providing a long slow obituary for the service. Command & Conquer is the latest.
LAN parties on the go could be coming to Ford vehicles this year, the company announced at CES today.
Last week, more than a million users flooded Xbox Live to play Modern Warfare 2. Here's something just as impressive: In January, nearly 300 gamers will meet in person to play a game released in 2000.
The petition to get offline network play added back in to Starcraft II has hit 100,000 signatures. Doesn't mean Blizzard will shift away from funneling everyone into Battle.Net. But six figures is a credible number.
Angered by news that Blizzard has decided to leave LAN multiplayer out of StarCraft II, fans are doing what fans have done in such situations since the dawn of time - signing a letter.