This past weekend we had the pleasure of attending Pittco’s Iron Storm XIII Lan Party! This 42 hour event hosted about 150 gamers and started April 20 and concluded on April 22nd. They had official tournaments for Counter-Strike: Source, League of Legends, Starcraft II, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Halo Reach and many more. Besides just the tournaments there was quite a lot of gaming going on as well as other fun. Read on to see what the event was all about!
It is another LAN party weekend here at ThinkComputers! This time we are headed to Pittco for their Iron Storm XIII LAN Party! All Pittco events are great and this one should be as well. They are having quite a few different tournaments, both PC and console. There is going to be an official ThinkComputers booth there showing off some of our systems and we will have some swag to give away, so make sure you stop over and say hi! Read on to find out more about the event!
That’s right Gaming Friday is back! Not only do we have quite a few games to tell you guys about we also will be attending quite a few gaming events this year! Today we are attending our first, FITES LANFest 2012! This 200 person LAN party is held in Mechanicsburg, PA. It is currently the largest LAN party in Pennsylvania and the 3rd largest in the North East. Read on to see what this LAN party is all about and keep checking back throughout the weekend for updates!
This upcoming weekend (February 24-25) ThinkComputers will be attending FITES LANFest 2012 in Mechanicsburg, PA! FITES is a 200 person LAN party and we are really excited to check it out. We will not only be covering the event, but also we will have a booth there with some of our systems showcased. If you have never heard of FITES before here is a little bit of information about them…
I attended Lanwar’s MillionManLAN LAN party in Louisville, Kentucky last month. The four day event started August 4 and ended August 7. More than 300 gamers attended, bringing their own PCs and gaming consoles. They competed in several tournaments on many platforms, with the winner or winning team taking home a prize from the several hundred dollar prize pool.
We here at ThinkComputers are very avid gamers. So each Friday we will be covering a game that should help you get through the weekend. The games will range from new games to classics that we still love to play. They also are not limited to just PC games either. If you have a game you think we should cover check out the Gaming Friday thread in the forums.
This week is a little bit different, we are actually at a gaming event! We are at the TooManyGames 2011 Expo, which has teamed with TheGXL to have a 17,000 square foot BYOPC LAN room! We are live from the LAN room, gaming, talking to gamers and checking out some sweet PC’s! Read on to check out this awesome event! This post will be live updated throughout the event which goes from today May 6th – Sunday May 8th.
We all know NZXT for making some great cases, cases that offer many features, but are not that expensive. Over the past year NZXT has released some really interesting products like the USB Expansion System and Sleeved LED Kit that are simple products which do their job. Today we will be looking at another simple product that when you think of it, you are probably going say, “Why haven’t we seen something like this before”. Today’s product is the Bunker USB Locking Device and it does a great job at securing USB devices at LAN parties or schools where they could be stolen. Let’s take a look…
Pittsburgh LAN Coalition is hosting Iron Storm XII, a computer and console LAN party video game tournament on March 4-6. More than $2,000 worth of prizes from more than 20 sponsors will be given away as door prizes and in 10 official tournaments, including $800 cash for Heroes of Newerth and a buy-in for Counter-Strike: Source. Pittco is also known for its “jackass tournaments”, such as musical chairs, rap battles, and the mind-over-pain “ice head”. Check out the sweet LAN gaming action at www.pittco.org.
Thermaltake, leading DIY chassis brand, is launching their latest edition to the popular and award winning ARMOR series of PC cases. The entirely black ARMOR A30 sports the familiar “bulletproof” armor design concept with metal mesh elements lending the ARMOR series an extremely stylish and powerful appearance that attracts gamers and enthusiasts alike. The top and front blue LED-fans enhance the overall combat ambience. It’s small dimensions of 266 (H) x 291 (W) X 456 (D) cm make it an ideal solution for small form factor systems (Micro ATX and mini ITX), while still allowing for enough room to house the most powerful graphics cards available on the market today (e.g. AMD Radeon HD 5970 and NVIDIA GTX460). Demanding LAN party goers can now set up a truly powerful gaming machine that is still small enough to be portable and stylish at the same time.
Pittco is a local LAN group here in Pittsburgh. The currently run the largest LAN party in Pittsburgh and their events are always fun. I have been going to Pittco events since they started and I was really excited for this event. Especially because with this event it was not all about PC gaming, there was a very large console section, which was never at a Pittco event before. I ventured out to Castle Shannon for Iron Storm X to game, watch some tournaments, and just have a good time. Let’s see what this 200 person event is all about!
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