LAN Parties

LAN Parties

A LAN party is a temporary, sometimes spontaneous, gathering of people with computers or game consoles, between which they establish a local area network (LAN), primarily for the purpose of playing multiplayer video games. The size of these networks may vary from the very small (two people) to very large installations. Small parties can form spontaneously, but large ones usually require a fair amount of planning and preparation. As of 2010, the world record for the size of a LAN party is 12,754 connected systems, set at DreamHack, in Jönköping, Sweden.

LAN party events differ significantly from LAN gaming centers and Internet cafes in that they generally require participants to bring your own computer (BYOC) and are not permanent installations, often taking place in general meeting places or residences.

Read more about LAN Parties:  Small LAN Parties, Larger LAN Parties, Culture, Notable Events

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... RFLAN, is the largest currently active LAN event in Australia, running events for up to 600 people 4 to 5 times per year ... GGFLAN is one of the largest Australian LAN gaming events with the latest 10Gigabit network for users and servers ... is one of the largest family and friend oriented annual North West Lan Party in the US ...

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