This weekend, Leon and I had high hopes. We were going to get the initial work of LAN party planning done. We would look at a calendar and end up with a firm date for the 2006 New Year's LAN Party. And then we got distracted by other crap.
Left to his own devices, Spaceman Spiff had to make an executive decision. And so, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, fellow spacemen and space kittens, the Annual Phischkneght New Year's LAN Party 2006 will be on....20 Feb. 2006.
Oh, shut up.
Just because it's 1/7th of the way into the new year doesn't mean the year isn't new. So I'm simply not interested in your Januarially-biased editorial.
Those of you who are federal holiday aware will notice that Feb. 20th 2006 is Washington's Birthday Observed. This mean that those of you who are in school, have day jobs, are looking for other excuses, etc... ...are out of luck. You will attend, or you'll live in ignominy. And that isn't good.
Now, we've got a bit of an issue to address. Many of us have been playing Half-Life since what feels like the dark ages. We like the first one. We like to meet periodically and really blow the hell out of each other. It's familiar and comfortable and fun.
Then we've got others--younger members if you will--who would like to LAN it up with Half-Life 2. There are still others who think the Half-Lifes are great, but they'd like some variety, like Motocross Madness 2.
The point is, we're floudering a bit on the old What To Play question. Need For Speed used to be a popular choice, but there were problems with XP compatibility. There are new versions, and if we decide that's what we want to play, then that's what we'll play.
So, contact Leon or I, or make a comment to this post, and we'll figure out what the right path will be.
And you will want to voice your opinion, because we may just be able to swing having no cover this time. We may have a sponsor for the party. More details to come.