»» (in reverse time order)
BobLAN 2020.1 Dates
The dates for the first BobLAN of 2020 have been confirmed as Thursday 30th April until Sunday 3rd May. Get those diaries booked!
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
BobLAN 2020.1 Date Voting
Voting is currently underway to decide the dates for the first BobLAN of the decade. The weekends at the start of May and June are the current bookies' favourites :)
A full announcement together with all the usual content will follow once voting is complete.
Black Mesa Xen
After what seems like years of waiting, the Xen update for Black Mesa was released this morning. It is a 10GB download, so they have likely changed other things too. More info to follow after some game time...
Steam Winter Sale
Steam's annual Winter Sale is now underway with some great deals for the older games. Games like Rainbow Six Siege, Sniper Ghost Warrior bundle and The Witcher 3 can all be had for under a tenner. Wreckfest is also down by 60% for those who may want it for a second account.
Head over to the Steam Store
to bag yourself a Christmas bargain!
CS:GO Operation Shattered Web
A new feature of CS:GO has been revealed today - Operation Shattered Web will allow you to earn the ability to use any of the CT or T player models on any map, rather than being forced to use the default ones on each map. You can also earn new weapon skins, knives, graffiti and other pointless stuff. Needless to say, you have to pay for it. You can achieve the rewards without paying, but won't be able to actually use them until you have.
The announcement is here on Steam
and full details with some pretty graphics are on the Shattered Web
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
»» (in reverse time order)