BobWAN 2020.1 Update
The plan so far is to still use the time we've all booked off work, but to play remotely instead. Many of the games we play support cloud-based server hosting or renting, so we should be fine there. We will be using Discord for comms, both over the weekend and in the build-up. An invite to the Discord server was posted in the BobLAN Geeks Facebook group.
More details will follow, so check back here periodically or join the Discord group.
Black Mesa 1.0
As with previous updates, this one breaks compatibility with previous saved games. If you were part-way through the game, you can start at any chapter you like (albeit with a default set of weapons, ammo and health, and not with what you had before).
Overall feedback is very positive, particularly on the earlier levels. However, the difficulty of Gonarch's Lair is ridiculous, and has caused many to post on the forums that it's taken the fun out of it. For my part, I spent about half an hour on that level at the weekend and couldn't get anywhere with it, so looks likely that I will have to skip to the next chapter which is a shame.
IEM Katowice 2020 Final
The best-of-five final starts today at 4pm, which you can watch via the ESL_CSGO Twitch channel, or on the ESL Event app.
IEM Katowice 2020 Underway
Follow the action on the ESL Twitch channel - games start at 11:30, 14:30 and 18:00 in the first round, 14:00 and 17:55 in the semi-finals and 16:00 on Sunday for the grand final.
BobLAN 2020.1 Dates
Note that due to the imminent closure of the DFC Forums, there will be no forums topic for this LAN. Game and hardware discussions should be done via the Facebook group. As usual, you will be able to follow the LAN via our dedicated BobLAN 2020.1 page.
BobLAN 2020.1 Date Voting
A full announcement together with all the usual content will follow once voting is complete.
Black Mesa Xen
Steam Winter Sale
Head over to the Steam Store to bag yourself a Christmas bargain!
CS:GO Operation Shattered Web
The announcement is here on Steam and full details with some pretty graphics are on the Shattered Web page.
BobLAN 2019.2 Roundup
Awesome BobLAN as always.
Great to see lots of smiley faces. Really enjoyed the gaming:
- Wrestfest (apart from my unlocking strop)
- RocketLeague (Unstopable partnership with DBoy as ever)
- Battlefield 1 (that bloody last room!!)
- Counterstrike (fine... but losing its appeal)
- Jedi Whatsit (you need a bit of single player to chill out to)
- Ticket to ride (Wij getting upset that someone else would possibly dare to take his route)
- Table football (great blast from the past)
- THE PLANK (oh my god!!)
- and I’m sure a couple more.
Food. Great breakfast. Loving the haggis. Shame about the pizzas. Chinese excellent.
Fastest clean up for a while - even if it did sometimes seem like a never ending vacuuming task for T-Dog