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BobLAN 2019.2 Roundup
The roundup this time comes courtesy of Pup's post to the BobLAN Geeks group:
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.
Pleased that day of defeat didn’t show its face. Felt odd not to play any Grid!
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
BobLAN 2019.2 Underway
The second BobLAN of the year is in full swing. By far the most dominant game so far has been Wreckfest, I think largely due to its accessibility for everyone. Not much in the way of team games so far - a bit of CS:GO and that's about it. More to follow in the post-LAN roundup.
It's BobLAN Week
No BobLAN preview would be complete without looking back at the poetic masterclass that is 'Twas the Night Before Easter
. It may not be Easter, but it's still a great read at any time of year :)
Numbers are looking good, again the Thursday "setup" session looks like it's going to be well attended. The attendees list is at the bottom of the BobLAN page
BobLAN 2019.2 Only a Week Away
There is now less than a week to go until the second BobLAN of 2019. Get all those upgrades and software updates finalised, and make sure the usual games are all working - CS:GO, Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Wreckfest, Grid etc
As always, you'll be able to follow the LAN at our dedicated BobLAN 2019.2
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
It has been revealed that Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen Order will be available on Steam on launch day, November 15th. It will also be available on Origin, but this is the first time in years that an EA game will be offered on a platform other than Origin.
For full details and a hands-on preview
, visit Shacknews
Wreckfest Autumn Update
Just in time for BobLAN, Wreckfest received its first major update in a while. Alongside improvements to gameplay, graphics and interface are two new maps.
Head over to the Steam Community
for all the details.
Rocket League DLC to be Free
Psyonix have confirmed that the existing three DLC packs will soon be rolled into the base game, meaning that everyone will get them free of charge. It looks like this will be in December, so a bit late for the November BobLAN, however it should give us something new to play with in the spring LAN.
Details of the DLC packs are provided on Rocketleague.com
PUBG 5.1 Details
The developers behind PUBG have announced some of the changes coming in the 5.1 patch. Of interest will be a race track on the Miramar map, along with some general tidying up. How you will be able to race on a race track with people shooting at you is a bit of a mystery, but should be fun.
As usual, further details can be found on Shacknews
DFC Site as Mobile App
This site now supports the standards of a Progressive Web Application, which means that it can be installed as a native app on Android devices. You should see the Add to Home Screen
message at the bottom of the screen - just hit that to install.
The next iteration on Codemasters' GRID franchise releases in 3 weeks' time on 9th October. It will be available on PC, Xbox and PS4, and should bring the series up to date in terms of utilising the performance of the modern platforms.
Have a look on Shacknews
for more info and the latest gameplay trailer.
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