LAN Party Lock-In 9th Jan

A good ol’ LAN party!

Yes, it’s about time again to get stuck in to some joyous up-close-and-personal multiplayer chaos fun. If you need an excuse, let’s stress-test these LAN switches!

The Games

Plenty of the old favourites, as well as some more recent games will played on the night. Shooty games, strategy games, party games, co-op games and the like.  Let us know if you want to play anything in particular. Leave a comment or email us at LAN@091labs.com

Equipment

LAN Party etiquette dictates that you bring your own equipment.
We do however have a fully networked and power supplied building, and plenty of spare ethernet cables for anyone who needs them. That said, we would recommend bringing a short patch cable for yourself (like you would use with your home router) to optimize set up time.

Facilities

We have a projector for some console gaming, like your fighting game of choice. (There may also be a second projector on the night!)

Food/Drinks

Pizza? Pizza. Probably. We’ll see if we can arrange a deal with our local pizza shop for the event.
There is coffee in instant, espresso maker and bean form  (beans, grinder & french press) and plenty of sugary snacks available from our tuck shop. We have a fridge for storing food/drink on the night.

New-years-resolutions-guilt-free! All proceeds are used to support 091 Labs, so you can be sure the best Galway Hackerspace will still be here for you when you need it!

Binge on the junkfood from the humble local businesses while you discuss the finer points of your strategies for your next team games, and create the wonderful stories of how it all went wrong, but you still came out on top! Indulge yourself post-christmas with a compact, time-friendly gaming binge.

Event Information

Duration: 12 hours
Start time: 7pm sharp Friday 9th January
Location: 091 Labs, 2 Roxboro House, Raleigh Row, Galway Find us on OpenStreetMap
Entry Price: €10
Link to waiver: 091 Labs LAN Party Waiver – please fill out and hand in to an organiser when you arrive, thank you!

Event queries: LAN@091labs.com

Proceeds

This is a fund raising event – the entry fee and any donations will go entirely to support the not-for-profit 091 Labs hackerspace.

You can pay for your entry fee below.
Please make a note to us that in the payment process when paying. Include Your Name + “LAN Jan”. Thank you!

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Gaming as Gaeilge

Given how much (little) attention I pay to wider events in the hackerspace, I have no idea if this has been advertised, but we host a group of dedicated Irish board gamers who would really love it if you could come in and game with them as Gaeilge.

This group meets in the hackerspace on the second Wednesday of every month from 7pm-which is incidentally this Wednesday October 9 coming.

Cluichi Boid-gaming as Gaeilge

Reminder: 091 Labs LAN this Saturday 15th June from 7pm

Hey there LAN-goers, it’s only four days till our next gaming night! It’s happening this Saturday the 15th of June from 7pm onwards, with early set-up from 6pm (arrive early to start playing early!). For those of you who who’ve never made it to any of our previous LAN nights, this is a fundraiser for Galway’s Makerspace. Our other LAN nights were great fun, sometimes lasting until the following afternoon. The details for this event have changed since our last post, so here they are in their entirety:

Location:

091 Labs,
6 Commerce House,
Flood Street,
Galway (next to Gallery Beag)

Price:

Entry for the night will be 10 Euro, for both members and non-members.

Capacity:

20 people MAX
We will do our best to gauge how our attendance will look closer to the night and update this page accordingly.

Tournaments:

Tournaments have been reduced to one, with super-secret prizes. On the night we’ll be having a Free-For-All tournament using a special version of the Gun Game Mod for Call of Duty 4 (we’ll have the mod ready to be installed on the night).

Games List:
(we will be assisting with version compatibility for all games listed).

Call of Duty 4: Gun Game Mod
Company of heroes : Blitzkrieg Mod
Homeworld 2
World In Conflict
Quake
Unreal Tournament 2004
Star Wars: Battlefront 2
Rainbow 6 Vegas 2
Team Fortress 2
Worms: Reloaded (hotseat play)
Sub Rosa

Half-Life 2 mods:
Dystopia
Hidden
Zombie Master
Pirates Vikings and Knights 2

If you have a game that you’d really like to play on the night that’s not listed here, let us know below and we’ll try to accommodate you.

We’ll also have a fully-stocked tuck shop and our MAME arcade cabinet will be set up for anyone needing a break from the main attraction.

Please note that any under attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian.

If you have any comments of questions, please visit us at our public mailing list, or post to our Facebook event page.

Bring:

Yourself, a laptop or computer with at least a 256mb nVidia/ATI GPU. Headphones are a must.

See you there!

091 Labs LAN Night! 22nd September from 6pm

Hello LAN goers!

It’s that time again, 091 Labs will be hosting a LAN night on the 22nd Sept from 6pm onwards.

We’ll have a fully-stocked tuck shop and our MAME arcade cabinet will be set up for anyone needing a break from the main attraction.
Location: Office 1, Tyrone House, 47 Eyre Square, Galway.
(Look for the sign in the doorway to the right of Kennedy’s pub.)Price:
€10 prebooked ticket -or- €12 door charge.
€3 Members of 091 Labs.
All monies will go towards the upkeep of 091 Labs.

Pre-book tickets can be purchased from our event page here: http://091labs-lan.eventbrite.com/

Capacity:
25 people MAX
We will do our best to gauge how our attendance will look closer to the night and update this page accordingly.

Games being played:
UT ’99 / 2004
Quake III Arena
Operation: Flashpoint / 2
Counterstrike
Starcraft
Age Of Empires II Expansion
Homeworld 2
Minecraft
MAME Arcade Cabinet

And more!

This list will be supported on the night. Of course you may play any games you wish. And if enough people want to play it, we’ll try to accommodate as best we can. If you’d like to propose a game, e-mail your suggestions to lan (at) 091labs (dot) com, comment below, or on our Facebook event page!

Bring: Yourself, a laptop or computer with at least a 256mb nVidia/ATI GPU. Headphones are a must.

NUIG Bot Wars this Weekend

NUIG CompSoc’s annual event, BOT WARS, will be taking place this weekend. Starting at 10am in Áras na Mac Léinn and over the course of the two days there’ll be battling of killer robots, video games, Rock Band, films, a gaming night in Squareyes and a Lego NXT robot Design-Build-Code challenge suitable for both total beginners and master programmers alike!

There’ll be a Halo Tournament on the Saturday morning with a Modern Warfare 2 tournament in the afternoon. On the Saturday there’ll also be free pizza to all attendees. For the keen roboteers, we’ll be doing the Lego robot Design-Build-Code all day Saturday and you can drop in and out of the DBC to go gaming if you like – it’s up to you!

On Saturday night they’ll be heading to Squareyes for some LAN gaming and afterwards hitting the town and having a good old fashioned Galway night out.

The next morning there’ll be the warmups for the main event, BOT WARS. Alongside that, there’ll be tournaments in Xbox games made by two CompSoc members. Then there will be battling of KILLER ROBOTS!

Both days there’ll be movies for those who want to chill out.

The event is open to the public and it’s only €5 for a whole weekend pass and just €2 if you’re attending AkumaKon.

Below is a link to the schedule for the whole weekend:

http://www.aaronhastings.ie/content/botwars_2011_schedule.pdf

If you’re interested in attending, check out and RSVP to our Facebook event here:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123279811076361

LET THE BATTLES COMMENCE!