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RpTheHotrod
05-12-2005, 05:58 PM
This isn't advertising, seeing that I don't work there, heh. I just want to meet some swampies! :D


Come on, miss out on this LAN party???


http://www.quakecon.org/images/gallery/byoc/byoc08.jpg

http://www.quakecon.org/images/gallery/misc/network02.jpg
Miss out on a talk with the devs of DOOM 3?

http://www.quakecon.org/images/gallery/misc/keynote03.jpg
and free stuff?

http://www.quakecon.org/images/gallery/misc/hardocp01.jpg
See cool modded computers

http://www.quakecon.org/images/gallery/misc/mods01.jpg


Make some money!

http://www.quakecon.org/images/gallery/tourney/tourney03.jpg]


Drink a lot of Bawlz...

http://www.quakecon.org/images/gallery/misc/bawls01.jpg

it's free...

and most importantly...meet me in person!

You know you wanna...


http://www.quakecon.org

Dagobahn Eagle
05-12-2005, 07:12 PM
Holy S[...]t!

Which city is that, anyways?! If it's in Houston, I'm going to kick myself for leaving the city before I got to experience this!

it's free...
The whole LAN party? Or are you reffering to the staff's balls... Er, bawls:o?

El Sitherino
05-12-2005, 07:18 PM
Free bawls?!

I don't have to compete to get it free do I?

IG-64
05-12-2005, 07:49 PM
It;s in Dallas, he's told me about it.

Looks fun, I might think about it <_< >_>

RpTheHotrod
05-12-2005, 08:42 PM
No no, consessions (food/drink) cost money, of coase.

The events themselves are free. (ie showing up, and if you're lucky enough to sign up quick enough to be in the 3000 allowed to bring their own computers, that is also free).

Pretty much, everything is free except food and drink.


You can also to the developer talk with the doom creators. You also get free hardware randomly (ie they throw it into crowd). You can also get free stuff for doing weird things around the place.


It's in the Dallas area, Grapevine, to be exact.

The hotel it's at is beautiful!

Prime
05-12-2005, 09:59 PM
I think I'll pass. We all know what LAN parties are really like...

IG-64
05-12-2005, 10:27 PM
Pfft, I wish they'd play JA, all they play are a bunch of shooting games. :/

lukeiamyourdad
05-12-2005, 11:09 PM
Bah, if I go there it would be to personally kick that Fatal1ty guy's ass.

He's annoying...

Tokarev
05-12-2005, 11:22 PM
Originally posted by lukeiamyourdad
Bah, if I go there it would be to personally kick that Fatal1ty guy's ass.

Not to mention all the commercialization of one person... Come on here.. I'd love to come along though to experience a Lan party..

Acrylic
05-13-2005, 12:11 AM
Originally posted by IG-64
Pfft, I wish they'd play JA, all they play are a bunch of shooting games. :/


:bored:

Most shooting games (Halflife [CS], UT series) are better for lan parties.

Those > JA

acdcfanbill
05-13-2005, 12:13 AM
Originally posted by IG-64
Pfft, I wish they'd play JA, all they play are a bunch of shooting games. :/

:\ JA is a better shooter game than a melee game...

DarkLord60
05-13-2005, 12:43 AM
Hope the places Central Air works because My room just gest hot with one

jokemaster
05-13-2005, 12:45 AM
Originally posted by RpTheHotrod
You also get free hardware randomly (ie they throw it into crowd).

Anyone want to bet on the chances that whatever you get'll be broken? :p

El Sitherino
05-13-2005, 07:19 AM
Originally posted by jokemaster
Anyone want to bet on the chances that whatever you get'll be broken? :p Unless they threw a heatsink. Then you'll be broken.

Dagobahn Eagle
05-13-2005, 08:23 AM
You also get free hardware randomly (ie they throw it into crowd).
So I'm sitting there with a bunch of sweaty geeks, with monitors and computers and keyboards getting thrown at me. No thanks:D .

Astrotoy7
05-13-2005, 10:00 AM
wow, what a geekfest.....

as for texas....being of southern european and islamic heritage......umm....I might give it a miss :(

"Here's Your reason to not come to texas....boy"
http://www.terra.com.mx/Galeria_de_fotos/images/9/017138.jpg

:p

mtfbwya

SkinWalker
05-13-2005, 03:33 PM
That is *so* wrong, Astro.... Texas isn't like that at all. (I'm in the Dallas area, myself).

Texans don't hide behind sheets... if they're racist, they'll tell you up front and call you bad names to your face. :cool:

Also, no self-respecting Texan would stand for that nonsense rebel flag... we have our own in the Sovereign Nation of Texas:

http://studentorgs.utexas.edu/apo/photos/txflag/Texas%20Flag%20Drop.jpg

I might have to drop into the QuakeCon this year and check it out... do they give away cool freebies? What's the trick to getting them? Do you have to get there early?

RpTheHotrod
05-13-2005, 06:23 PM
They have "events" where they talk and give out free stuff.


Where in Dallas, SkinWalker?

jokemaster
05-13-2005, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
wow, what a geekfest.....

as for texas....being of southern european and islamic heritage......umm....I might give it a miss :(

"Here's Your reason to not come to texas....boy"
http://www.terra.com.mx/Galeria_de_fotos/images/9/017138.jpg

:p

mtfbwya


Bull
























that's in alabama

Astrotoy7
05-14-2005, 07:26 AM
well we all know about Alabama, jokemaster... :p

Skinwalker, I am perhaps unfiarly biased against Texans. A couple of years back I had a Texan boss. She always used to go on about how every single thing is better in Texas.... she also got really pissed off at me when I put a picture on my desk of Malcolm X during Namaz(Islamic prayer) in Cairo... here eyes went wide, here face went red, and she told me to get rid of it or get out..... you can guess the rest :p

* * *

as for LANs, I live next to two universities, so have floated into a few over recent years.... I didnt do any gaming tho :cool:

mtfbwya

Dagobahn Eagle
05-14-2005, 08:34 AM
I've lived in Houston for three years, and most people there are nice. I don' think I met a single racist during my stay there. Ever. Ignorants, sure (hey, it's humans:p), but racists? No. I saw a pick-up truck with a Confederate flag sticker in the back window, but that was all.

lukeiamyourdad
05-14-2005, 04:33 PM
Yeah but you're norwegian. If you were black, hispanic, asian, arabic, etc...

You'll notice it. Anywhere you go, there'll be racist people.

Acrylic
05-14-2005, 05:29 PM
White people would get uber discriminated against....in Zimbabwe. (sp?)

I remember reading an article where the president (or dictator or something) was blocking all color and white from the TV, mainly because he hated white people...

Weird guy.

jokemaster
05-14-2005, 06:32 PM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
you can guess the rest :p



You beat her to death with the picture?!

Joe©
05-14-2005, 07:22 PM
Originally posted by Dagobahn Eagle
I've lived in Houston for three years, and most people there are nice. I don' think I met a single racist during my stay there. Ever. Ignorants, sure (hey, it's humans:p), but racists? No. I saw a pick-up truck with a Confederate flag sticker in the back window, but that was all.

Very True
I live in Austin and have seen no problems before, Texas, and all of the US for that matter is pretty non-racists, Most people burned that bridge in the 1970's but there are some bigots that have to hold on...

as to the LAN party, thats not my cup of tea, but would be fun to get some free hardware

jokemaster
05-14-2005, 07:37 PM
I agree that in Texas the majority aren't bigots. I live there and I'm Mexican and the only thing that's happened was an old woman screaming at me and a friend for speaking in spanish. She screamed that this was 'America' and that we should speak English or come back where we came from. We said, 'Lady, look at a map, Mexico is also America, and the majority of America speaks spanish. So if anything YOU start speaking spanish or go back to Europe.' Then we left.