Wired heeft een artikeltje over het fenomeen LAN party in elkaar geklust.
Its called a LAN party: a roomful of hard-core computer gamers dueling over a local area network, without the server crashes, lag, and mysterious time-outs that often accompany Internet gaming action.
Network performance isn't the only motive for gathering. There are also more, um, primal reasons.
As one enthusiast, Mike "Theseus" Payne, writes in a recent email missive, "You haven't had multiplay fun until you jump up and scream 'AAAAHAHA, FEEL THAT!' right after you put a rocket right up your best bud's posterior." [break] En dit hier is ook wel een redelijk snuggere opmerking : [/break] "You're not going to meet your wife at one of these things," quips Jesse Staple, a 21-year-old programmer, who's come from Fairfax, Virginia, for the party.