THERE were gamers galore at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre (TRECC) as they went head-to-head in computer wars.
The Clearview IT LAN Party on the last weekend in September attracted computer gamers from as far away as Newcastle, Warialda and Inverell.
Organiser Daniel Chapple said he was very happy with how it ran and the numbers that attended.
“It was very successful,” he said.
“We had 60 people throughout the night and 40 consistently there at any one time. We had people turning up from midday on the Saturday, and the last people left at 2pm on Sunday.”
The games played included Unreal Tournament, Quake 3: Arena, Half-Life 2: Death Match, Counterstrike Source, StarCraft and Worms.
“What most of them love about LAN parties is the social side of multi-player gaming,” Mr Chapple said.
“A lot of the newer stuff is online only, but they really do love getting together and having a laugh with their mates.”
There were plenty of prizes on offer, too, including PC power supplies, gaming mice, keyboards, speaker sets, hard drives, USB sticks and mousepads, and everybody who attended got a free copy of Bioshock Infinite.
The event was so popular, Mr Chapple said he’d already re-booked TRECC for December 14 for another gaming soiree.
“We’ve already got positive feedback from the sponsors, and they are very supportive and happy, so the next one should be even bigger,” he said.
“We expect more people travelling for the next one.”
Mr Chapple said the story in The Northern Daily Leader had garnered a lot of interest.