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BobLAN 2011.1 Roundup
The Easter LAN this year was a bit lower on numbers than usual, however that resulted in a lot less mincing around imho. We tried some new games, and as a result some of the older ones didn't feature at all.

The new games includes Day of Defeat and Monday Night Combat. DoD proved really popular, and produced some very tight games - certainly got the adrenaline going at times :) MNC looked good, but none of us had any previous experience, so had no clue how best to play it. Maybe next time, we'll be a bit more organised.

The old favourites to feature were L4D2, TF2 and CounterStrike. Unfortunately, Valve released breaking changes to all the OrangeBox engine games last week, and this resulted in all the main mods (Metamod, Mani, Eventscripts, Python extensions etc) needing to be updated. The knock-on effect was that GunGame did not work properly (GunGame3 did not let the player release the old weapon when they levelled up, and GunGame5 did not equip players with a knife). There were workarounds that allowed us to complete GunGame3, but it was far from ideal. We also played a game of Frontlines: Fuel of War. This is the BF replacement we discovered last time, with the novelty of remote drones - great fun.

Not featuring at all were QuakeWorld, any of the Battlefield formats, and surprisingly there was no Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Any spare time was spent trying to find a new wallpaper for Al on :)

Rockband and Kinect got plenty of time in the early hours of the morning. Videos of the Kinect dancing can be found on Bob's Facebook page :(

So despite the drop in numbers, this was cracking weekend once again - many thanks to DF-Lynx for hosting, catering, bar-tending etc. The next one will be in late Autumn, when hopefully BF3 will be out. Wishful thinking maybe :)

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