Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
cflanders

Are LAN parties still a thing?

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

As the title suggests, are LAN parties still a thing? I know at big conventions and such, but do many people get together over LAN or play games or has everyone pretty much moved to online gameplay?

 

Edit: Thought about it some more and it brings up the question of how to carry your computer to another house and have power supplied and everything. Or do you have more than 2 sets of plugs in each room?

Link to post
Share on other sites

I had one with a friend just a week or two ago.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah dude, I had 3 guys over just a couple weeks ago and we played pubg together, had some drinks and stuff. It was awesome


Hi how are ya

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hell, I'm going to one this weekend with a few friends, so I'd say they're a thing.


Granted it ends up being less of a LAN party and more of just generally hanging out, but still.


Laptop: Latitude E4310 w/ i5 580M, 8GB RAM, 120GB 840 EVO, and Intel 7260 wireless card + Windows 7 Professional x64

Main PC: Look at my profile you lazy skrublord

Link to post
Share on other sites

Havent for a couple years now but used to LAN and play Age of Mythology like madmen back in the day. 


i7-8700k | EVGA CLC 280mm | GSkill DDR4-3000 C15 | Z370 Aorus Gaming 5 | EVGA GTX 1080 SC | NZXT S340 Elite | Corsair RM650x

Link to post
Share on other sites

Absolutely. My buddies and I just had a 10 player Ark LAN a month or so ago. We're looking at trying to do another one as well.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, ZcanKal said:

The name is technically still LAN party, but it's usually online even when they're at your house.

Yes, technology has definitely helped a lot. Especially if some people can't make it, they can still hang out remotely if there game is online or playing of an online server.

Link to post
Share on other sites

You can still invite people over to play and it's a great experience,but It's getting less and less common on PC,other than Nintendo consoles most pepole would prefer to play online and not bother with transporting a PC


My life

Link to post
Share on other sites

I've done 3 player lans recently at my place with my wife and bro-in-law.  And I've done other smalls scale console and PC lans with friends in the past.  I think my biggest was around 8 - 10 players playing Halo 2.  

While online gaming is still fun, actually getting everyone together in a social environment is a lot more fun.

Link to post
Share on other sites

There is a group of us that try to do it 4 times a year. We have anywhere from 7 to 15 people.


QuicK and DirtY. Read the CoC it's like a guide on how not to be moron.  Also I don't have an issue with the VS series.

Link to post
Share on other sites

They are, but with the introduction of ad-hoc matchmaking in games, and the fact that internet speeds are significantly better than back in the heyday of LAN parties, they're just not as common. Why lug all your stuff over to one person's house when you can all just party up on whatever game you're playing and talk through voicechat? Not that i'm saying they're bad, I love them. I just recently had one with 2 of my buddies where they brought their PCs/PS4s over and we all played a bunch of Fortnite and shit.


"There is a fine line between not listening, and not caring. I'd like to think I walk that line every day of my life."

 

 

Spoiler

Desktop:

Spoiler

CPU: Ryzen 3 1200 @3.9ghz w/stock cooler, Motherboard: MSI X370 GAMING PLUS, RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8gb DDR4-2600, Storage: WD Blue 1TB 5400RPM, GPU: MSI 1050Ti, Case: Silverstone GD01, PSU: Corsair RMx 450w, Keyboard: Redragon K552, Mouse: Hiraliy F300

Laptop:

Spoiler

Dell Chromebook 13

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

We all just hook up over the internet if we wanna game together. If it's a case of going round to houses it's because we're using old consoles like PS1 or XBOX. If we're online it's usually PC.


There are 10 types of people in this world. Those that understand binary and those that don't.

Future Rig (Prodigy): 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4, AMD Ryzen 3 1200, Coolermaster MasterLiquid Lite 120, Gigabyte GA-A320M-HD2, ASUS Radeon RX 570 ROG STRIX120GB TCSunBow SSD, 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001-9YN166 HDD (current secondary drive, will be used for this build too), Bitfenix Whisper M 450W 80+ fully modular PSU, Windows 10 Pro, 2x CoolerMaster MasterFan Pro 120, Thermaltake H18 Tempered Glass.

 

My current rig (Black Magic): 8GB DDR3 1600, AMD FX6300 OC'd to 4.5GHz, Zalman CNPS5X Performa, Asus M5A78L-M PLUS /USB3, GTX 950 SC (former, it blew my PCIe lane so now on mobo graphics which is Radeon HD 3000 Series), 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 7200RPM HDD, 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001-9YN166 HDD (secondary), Corsair CX750M, Windows 8.1 Pro, 2x 120mm Red LED fans, Deepcool SMARTER case

 

My secondary rig (The Oldie): 4GB DDR2 800, Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3GHz, Stock Dell Cooler, Foxconn 0RY007, AMD Radeon HD 5450, 250GB Samsung Spinpoint 7200RPM HDD, Antec HCG 400M 400W Semi Modular PSU, Windows 8.1 Pro, 80mm Cooler Master fan, Dell Inspiron 530 Case modded for better cable management. UPDATE: SPECS UPGRADED DUE TO CASEMOD, 8GB DDR2 800, AMD Phenom X4 9650, Zalman CNPS5X Performa, Biostar GF8200C M2+, AMD Radeon HD 7450 GDDR5 edition, Samsung Spinpoint 250GB 7200RPM HDD, Antec HCG 400M 400W Semi Modular PSU, Windows 8.1 Pro, 80mm Cooler Master fan, Dell Inspiron 530 Case modded for better cable management and support for non Dell boards.

 

Retired Rigs: The OG (First ever PC I used at 3 years old back in 2005) Current Specs: 2GB DDR2, Pentium M 770 @ 2.13GHz, 60GB IDE laptop HDD, ZorinOS 12 Ultimate x86. Originally 512mb DDR2, Pentium M 740 @ 1.73GHzm 60GB IDE laptop HDD and single boot XP Pro. The Craptop, 2gb DDR3, Celeron n2840 @ 2.1GHz, 50GB eMMC chip, Windows 10 Pro.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I think they haven't gone away. They are actually easier to arrange now when gaming laptops are a thing and  decent internet connection plus 4-port routers are common. Plus, its like having friends over to play on consoles. Except you do it over weekend and have more variety on activities.

 

I haven't been at smaller LANs (my brother has, both with desktop and laptop). I have been few times and major local LAN (Assembly) with desktop and once with laptop. Lately my work has prevented attendance so I've been only following events from streams and social media.


^^^^ That's my post ^^^^
<-- This is me --- That's your scrollbar -->
vvvv Who's there? vvvv

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×