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BYOL: Bring Your Own Laptop at MattLAN 11

BYOL: Bring Your Own Laptop at MattLAN 11

on Nov. 11, 2012 by

The annal private LAN party returns with this edition an epic battle with Team Fortress 2 which is a favorite free steam game at the moment.

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The first 30 hours straight MattLAN went from Saturday 5pm till Sunday 11pm. Playing some great games like; Assault Cube, StarCraft 1 and Team Fortress 2 on Steam.

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Stocking up supplies to support our cravings. Beers ranging from Stella, Hacker-Pschorr, Bitburger, Palm, Dos Equis and Canadian. Also, many snacks & pizzas from Walmart, Sushi from SushiXtra and German Snitchels from The Musket (thanks Shawn).

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We initiated a laptop cleaning to prevent our computers from overheading during intense gameplay (see video).

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The Sunday was the more succesful day of the LAN, since it took almost the entire Saturday to get the equipment and all the computers setup.

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It took us quite a while to finally get Steam setup for TF2. We had to receive a gift in order to activate our accounts or otherwise we had to buy a videogame, a pretty nasty marketing scheme by Steam.

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Team Fortress 2 was definitely a highlight. The game got so intense at one point that proper coordination became a necessity.

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It will be amazing if we get a bigger team playing next time.

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It was such a succesful LAN that I will expand the MattLAN efforts during the next edition sometime in 2013 or 2014.

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