LAN party

QuakeCon in pictures: North America's biggest LAN party

Ian Birnbaum at

With another QuakeCon behind us, it’s time to reflect on the magic that happens every year at the largest LAN party in North America. Over 2,800 people brought their computers to the Hilton Anatole in Dallas to play games and gawk over some really incredible machines.


Lian Li launches littlest (ATX) mobo, lovely for LANs

Adam Oxford at

What with all these new sub-30nm, highly power efficient processor designs from Intel, AMD and NVIDIA launching lately, the days of the big box PC must surely be behind us. Why set aside all that space for internal airflow and cooling when you can pack everything closer together and still get Battlefield 3 running at more than 60 frames per second?

Which is why next PC might well look like this: Lian Li's latest case, the PC-V700.


Win free admission to Nvidia's GeForce LAN 6 - on a freakin' aircraft carrier [US only]

Dan Stapleton at

Ever gone to a BYOC (bring your own computer) LAN event? Yeah? How about one held aboard a decommissioned aircraft carrier?

No? That’s what we thought—but we, and the good folk at Corsair, are here to make sure you never have to endure the shame of admitting that you’ve never been to a BYOC LAN event on an aircraft carrier ever again. Read on to find out how!

Update: Winners have been drawn!