Do LAN parties still even happen? Do any of the current gen consoles even offer...

Michael Myers
Michael Myers

Do LAN parties still even happen? Do any of the current gen consoles even offer LAN options for multiplayer? Also, general LAN stuff and fun stories please.

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Isaac Reed
Isaac Reed

having friends

Dylan Brooks
Dylan Brooks

that feel when i was born to late to experience any LAN party

Jacob Garcia
Jacob Garcia

modern games don't have LAN anymore

Chase Ward
Chase Ward

Do LAN parties still even happen?
No.
Do any of the current gen consoles even offer LAN options for multiplayer?
No.
Being such an unlikable faggot that people avoid you entirely
Pretending you're happier this way.

Jackson Nguyen
Jackson Nguyen

tfw I was a youngin and always thought to myself "I can't wait to be old enough for LAN parties!"
tfw none ever happen
tfw none ever will happen

Carter Ross
Carter Ross

My uni still does it once a semester, but it was a bit of a misnomer since some guys would set up consoles on the huge classroom projectors. We'd order like twenty pizzas and tons of snacks and sit around and play Doom and Mario Kart all day.

I miss uni sometimes.

Carson Lewis
Carson Lewis

tfw underpowered consoles, lazy AAA developers, power-hungry publishers, and xbox live killed lan

The upside is, this makes the few gaming centers still in business more special

Leo Taylor
Leo Taylor

I think they happen less because playing over the internet is just more convenient. It's a fair amount of equipment to move around to play games, but someday I'd like to do a mini ITX build to serve that purpose.

Julian Edwards
Julian Edwards

I'm sure there'll be LAN parties in retirement homes in the future.

Nicholas Rogers
Nicholas Rogers

I find moving around and hooking up a desktop to be less of a hassle than dealing with most official online servers to be honest. not to mention the communities.

Christopher Gutierrez
Christopher Gutierrez

needing friends to have lan

Kayden Gonzalez
Kayden Gonzalez

Today's games are highly neutered for LAN play. The whole piracy boogeyman has developers trying to force everyone to multiplay through their servers.

Levi Thomas
Levi Thomas

Also, general LAN stuff and fun stories please.

LAN centers were fun. Fists would always fly, and it wouldn't be uncommon for knives to be pulled out; if you talked shit you get hit; LAN centers were serious fucking business cause they nickled and dimed you on your playtime.

I was there when some kid got stabbed to death after talking so much trash in CS.

Granted, this was in the late 90s-early 00s so I have no idea what the scene is like now.

Alexander Miller
Alexander Miller

You can at least do it on PC with new games right? It just seems really fucking backwards when even PS1 had "system link", but TVs were really fucking heavy and more expensive back then. Nowadays kids could even carry an LCD right to their friends house with them since they're so cheap and light.

I've never been to one either. Strange hoe the internet I was so excited for has ruined damn near everything about games.

Hudson Perry
Hudson Perry

pretty much every pc game made in the last 6 or more years requires some kind of fucking around with if not flatout piracy to play with a LAN. I legitimately can't think of any that have official support.

Alexander Powell
Alexander Powell

Still very serious business, apparently.

Benjamin Smith
Benjamin Smith

LAN isn't in a lot of newer commercial titles on PC. open source games do tend to have LAN if they have any sort of multiplayer though.

sounds kind of miserable and dangerous but ok

piracy is just an excuse, they don't want to compete with old titles that are mostly being sold used or for cheap, they want you to pay full price for a new title.

Brandon Brooks
Brandon Brooks

slicing someone's throat ITG EDGE tier style
how can a person be this fucking salty

Aaron Barnes
Aaron Barnes

Sadly, very rarely

Wyatt Jackson
Wyatt Jackson

LAN isn't in a lot of newer commercial titles on PC.
Oh okay, figures. I should just give up on caring about that stuff I guess. This industry sucks.

I'm guessing that's still better than the 3DS game. I'm tempted to try the new one, but I don't really like the show.

Gabriel Nelson
Gabriel Nelson

My request is specific but does anyone know any DRM free, local co-op, mulitplayer games that aren't Shmups, top-down shooters, fighting games, or side scrolling battle arena games (ex. duck game, tower fall, samurai gunn, etc.)?

Isaac Watson
Isaac Watson

25 year old
I and friends of similar age still do lan parties and visit openly advertised ones.
Mainly old shooters and rts are played (UT2004, counter strike and the like), nobody bothers with new titles there really and the ones that are played are openly distributed fully cracked and of course lan ready, usually found on a harddrive accessible by anyone on the lan, so anyone can jump right in.
It is somewhat of an ingroup thing, since it happens in someones basement or semipublic space, and you really only know of it mostly if you know someone that goes there.

Jacob Thompson
Jacob Thompson

work
guy invites me to LAN
we all take adderall and drink hard liquor
spend better part of 6 hours playing CS:GO and Starcraft on interchange because host REFUSES to play anything else
i mean anything
no halo 1
no goldeneye
no racing vidya
CS:GO and Starcraft or you leave

and that was the first and last time

Adrian James
Adrian James

no racing vidya
A TRUE CRIME TO ALL AGES

Nathan Anderson
Nathan Anderson

any old shooter any old rts.
To name a few commonly seen: UT2004(with mods always fun), counter strike and the like, earth (lost souls or any expansion really), star craft, age of empires,….
Really just a question of personal preference, anything goes, as long as someone can provide the files and at worst people will switch to something else.
People tend to be very open to most any game just for the sake of trying it and fun, unless you are an autist like .

Nathan Brown
Nathan Brown

Oh boy lan centers. Some mixed memories there.

some guys playing diablo 2 LoD
some fat guy is shittalking a guy playing a sorceress
he is shittalking him really hard
guy stands up and threatens fatty, tells him to shut up
fatty continues to call him stupid and stuff
guy punches fatty in the face several times
fatty shuts up, guy starts shittalking fatty
generals with friends
friend browses porn site inbetween games
some old guy stands behind him
stars asking him when he will be off the computer and looks maniacally at the porn screens
this continues for a while until he fucks off
playing warcraft with friends
a bunch of older guys stand behind a friend and start asking him dumb warcraft questions
feel something is wrong but I'm kid and those guys are twice my size
later on it turns out they stole his cash
friend works at a computer club for a while, but late shifts
club is somewhat empty so he is cleaning up
finds some old guy watching porn
moves closer
realizes guy is jacking off
friend goes batshit on him tells him to stop and do it somewhere else
guy ends up crying
me, 15 year old , playing CS with friends and randoms
some guy suggests we play CS mansion
I tell them *oh man , we play mansion all the time, enough with the mansion*
some guy goes apeshit
comes over to me
realize he is a 30 year old or something with mental issues
starts shittalking me about disliking mansion
spits on me
owner lady interferes
he starts shittalking her and flailing his hands like a madman
we fucked off soon after that

That's just the tip of the iceberg. I was the sort of guy who avoided nighttime clubs. I could only imagine what shit happened there every night.
It was cool with friends, but definitely a place full of weirdos, retards and lowlife.

Nathan Foster
Nathan Foster

No ASSFAGGOTS killed them.

Joshua Russell
Joshua Russell

local co-op
do you mean on the same machine local or LAN?
i'm guessing you want players vs enemies in a campaign sort of thing. you can do that in Doom and Quake over LAN and the internet, although i haven't personally done it with Quake, just heard that you could.

lightgun games obviously have local co-op

William Rivera
William Rivera

Yes.
All the time
In Texas.
Best state by the way.

Lucas Foster
Lucas Foster

Rarely, partially because of

LAN parties nowadays are mostly limited to few big events like Dreamhack and Assembly.

Austin Cruz
Austin Cruz

I could only imagine what shit happened there every night. It was cool with friends, but definitely a place full of weirdos, retards and lowlife.
That's part of the charm. Just make sure to take some low-end PC instead of your usual one. You'll run the games that are player in a LAN party and don't risk someone stealing your shit.

Christian Rogers
Christian Rogers

I was thinking about local co-op mainly. What is the best emulator for lightgun arcade games?

Hudson Ramirez
Hudson Ramirez

Nope. Improved Internet connections killed LAN parties. Modern devs don't even make LAN an option anymore, not even the faggots trying to prey on nostalgiafags. Console games don't do it either, despite having ethernet ports and whatnot.

Hell, PS4 and Xbone don't even do split screen anymore. If you want to play any recent FPS with some bros at your house, you need to bring a TV, console, and copy for each and every person. I think you can still do it with WiiU, but for like one game, Mario Kart 8. On that note, the WiiU is pretty much the only console that uses one of the few advantages consoles have over gaming PCs: local multiplayer. You've still got games that get people to huddle up around a TV and bump shoulders and laugh and scream and have a good time.

We socialize less and less across all social tiers. All we have are nameless, faceless anons lagging it up and getting disconnected from games. Voices over VOIP instead of shoulder to shoulder, screaming about how cheap your tactics are and laughing when funny shit happens.

Maybe I'm wrong on all accounts and I'm just an overly bitter fuck. I hope to God I am.

Carter Smith
Carter Smith

I went to a lan party with people I've known in primary school and hadn't spoken to pretty much since going to high school.
They all stayed the fucking same.
The game preference stayed the fucking same.
Prop Hunt, Collerduooty, MOBAs and some other shit I'd missed because I left the screeching house after only a couple of hours. It was horrible.

Kayden Hill
Kayden Hill

People, we need a list of good LAN games here! This must happen!

Landon Miller
Landon Miller

For starters see

Tyler Johnson
Tyler Johnson

here are some free ones

Xonotic: xonotic.org/
Reaction Quake 3: rq3.com/
Scorched 3D: scorched3d.co.uk/
Armagetron Advanced: armagetronad.org/
Warsow: warsow.gg/
OpenArena: openarena.ws
Marathon games: alephone.lhowon.org/
ET Legacy: aka Wolfenstein Enemy Territory etlegacy.com/
BZFlag: bzflag.org/
nQuake: nquake.com/
AssaultCube: assault.cubers.net/
Cube 2: Sauerbraten: sauerbraten.org/
Unvanquished: unvanquished.net/
Smokin' Guns: smokin-guns.org/
UFO: Alien Invasion: ufoai.org
Battle for Wesnoth: wesnoth.org/
Teeworlds: teeworlds.com/
Hedgewars: hedgewars.org/
Spring Engine RTSes: springrts.com/wiki/Games
0 A.D.: play0ad.com/
Warzone 2100: wz2100.net/
OpenRA: openra.net/
Widelands: wl.widelands.org/
OpenTTD: openttd.org/
Minetest: minetest.net/
OpenRCT2: openrct2.org/

OpenRCT2 is free because the demo's limits are removed when you use the demo with it, so its the full game.

Hudson Wood
Hudson Wood

FANTASTIC!

Caleb James
Caleb James

Thanks lad.

Colton Evans
Colton Evans

I used to go to LAN parties at PC bangs for CS, C&C, and Quake, but those died out 5-6 years ago. Now all I have for local vidya is occasional fightan or smash.

Justin Richardson
Justin Richardson

Dude, don't make a pic of that shit. Put it in a txt like with your copypastas.

Xavier Kelly
Xavier Kelly

Get UT2004
Share with friends
Start local server
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Moses

Luis Martinez
Luis Martinez

Do LAN parties still even happen?
Yes. Biggest known one is Quake-con. I went once a few years back and had fun.

Do any of the current gen consoles even offer LAN options for multiplayer?
Trusting modern hardware manufacturers and gamedevs to care about consumers
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Easton Green
Easton Green

Yes they do.
I'm currently in one with my fiance and some friends.

However with how online works nowadays this is something stupid to do, but hey, it's fun from time to time.

Christopher Jones
Christopher Jones

mfw

It's fucking asians man.

Dominic Allen
Dominic Allen

did he died

Zachary Garcia
Zachary Garcia

Also: don't think I didn't notice you saved that file from cuckchan /b/.

Joseph Sullivan
Joseph Sullivan

Do any of the current gen consoles even offer LAN options for multiplayer?
None of the home consoles do. The modern equivalent of LAN has shifted to the ad hoc capabilities of handheld consoles. Both the Vita and 3DS have a ton of games that are designed for local group play from the ground up.

Matthew Thomas
Matthew Thomas

Me and my buddies in CompSci had a LAN party back in my senior year of high school. It was a fucking blast, we got the teacher to let us use the lab over the holidays.

People always talked about being excited to graduate, but it honestly was kinda bittersweet for me. I knew things probably wouldn't look up, and we had a lot of fun that year. 2012 was alright.

Michael Robinson
Michael Robinson

Right there with you man. Me and all my friends had lan parties and shit like that, and I knew in the back of my head we were all going different places when we graduated.

Hell, only one of us stayed in that backwater-ass area (Key Peninsula area in Washington state, if you're wondering) and it wasn't me.

Wyatt Smith
Wyatt Smith

I got a couple of friends to LAN some UT in the library on campus.

There's a card shop nearby that's also an internet cafe with games on a bunch of PC's, but as far as I know, nobody ever LAN's anything, they all just show up and play CS or LoL.

Anthony Mitchell
Anthony Mitchell

city of residence hosts semiannual LAN party
always increasing turnout

Kayden Myers
Kayden Myers

This. An angry black man is hilarious and could be dangerous. An angry Asian is just dangerous. It's also why most Asian men have fantasies about marrying non-Asian women, because them bitches go nuclear when they get mad.

Lincoln Davis
Lincoln Davis

because them bitches go nuclear when they get mad.

…That explains a lot of anime.

Asher Brown
Asher Brown

my old club ended up kicking a guy out because he was watching gorilla porn

Kayden White
Kayden White

In Europe? South America? I wish I knew where the LAN groups were here in US.

Nicholas Moore
Nicholas Moore

Indiana.

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