I’ve forgotten to post an update about this until now – oops!
Our inaugural LAN party at the library is coming together very nicely for this thursday night! Note that the time has changed slightly.
On the PC side we’ll have an organized Counterstrike: Source tournament. On the Console side we’ll have organized Halo 2 and Guitar Hero 2 tournaments. Each of these will have a cash prize (the exact amount is still being worked out). Free play will also be available on these games, with some Wiis and other random games around to play too.
Plus, feel free to bring your DS or PSP! Signups for the tournaments will be on site that evening only. Full tournament rules will be made available in the next day or so on the official site: http://lib.uah.edu/lanparty/
We’ll also have representatives on hand from the US Army’s “America’s Army” game, which is developed right here in Huntsville. I’m told they’ll have free copies of the game and other swag to give away. A representative from their development team will be presenting about how gaming is useful in the real world, and Dr. Richard Petty will provide a counterpoint to that argument with his own presentation in one of our computer labs.
I’m really excited about this! Assuming it goes well, we’re going to seriously look at making it a regular event at the start of every semester.
(and we will of course have free food!)