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This Is Why I Support LAN Gaming

Revisions:

12-18-12


So recently I was reading an article on Co-optimus.com where it said that Gamespy had decided to shut down several public game servers, which included Neverwinter Nights, Hidden & Dangerous 2, SWAT 4, and Star Wars: Battlefront.

To read more about the article, click here.

Of those 4 games, I know the first 3 has LAN. If some corporation shuts down your public server, does that mean you game is dead?

Hell no!  Thanks to VPN gaming technologies like Tunngle or Hamachi, you can take your LAN game and put it online so that other gamers can join you. Just because another company decides to shut down your favorite game server doesn’t mean the game is going to die, and this is the very main reason why I support LAN gaming 110%.

In fact, 90% of my PC game library right now is games that has LAN.  If it doesn’t have it, I don’t keep it for long term. Why is that? It’s because I love multiplayer, and I love LAN.  There is something very fun and exciting about fragging someone in the game, knowing that they live in the same house, or in the same network.

If its a regular multiplayer match, destroying someone on the other side of the world doesn’t feel the same as if destroying your fellow gamer in a local LAN match. It just feels more…intimate in that regards.

Nonetheless, using VPN game solutions can help extend the life of games significantly.  Unfortunately, not all games get LAN implemented into them.  But at least the ones that do have them, you can be assured to have good times forever and ever. 🙂

2007 Games Of The Year by GAMESPY

PC Game of the Year

PC Top 10 Games of the Year

PC Action Game of the Year

PC Adventure of the Year

PC Best Strategy Game of the Year

PC Expansion of the Year

PC MMO Game of the Year

PC Multiplayer Game of the Year

PC RPG Game of the Year

Xbox 360 Game of the Year

Xbox 360 Top 10 Games of the Year

Xbox 360 Action Game of the Year

Xbox 360 Fighting Game of the Year

Xbox 360 Multiplayer Game of the Year

Xbox 360 Music Game of the Year

Xbox 360 Racing of the Year

Xbox 360 RPG Game of the Year

Xbox 360 Sports Game of the Year

PS3 Game of the Year

PS3 Top 10 Games of the Year

PS3 Action Game of the Year

PS3 Fighting Game of the Year

PS3 Multiplayer Game of the Year

PS3 Music Game of the Year

PS3 Platformer Game of the Year

PS3 Racing Game of the Year

PS3 Sports Game of the Year

Wii Game of the Year

Wii Top 10 Games of the Year

Wii Action Game of the Year

Wii Platformer Game of the Year

Wii Adventure Game of the Year

Wii RPG Game of the Year

Wii Sports Game of the Year

Wii Music Game of the Year

Wii Party Game of the Year

Wii Puzzle Game of the Year

Wii Turn-Based Strategy Game of the Year

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My opinion: I’ve never agreed with gamespy’s ranking methodology, therefore I’m not a big fan of some of the results. However it’s worth mentioning that after all these years, the mario series is still able to throw weight around.
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This is the result of the more important “VIDEO GAME AWARDS OF 2007”


GAME OF THE YEAR
BioShock

STUDIO OF THE YEAR
Harmonix

BEST SHOOTER
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision/ Infinity Ward)

BEST RPG
Mass Effect (Microsoft Game Studios/ BioWare)

BEST MILITARY GAME
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision/ Infinity Ward)

BEST INDIVIDUAL SPORTS GAME
skate (Electronic Arts/ EA Black Box)

BEST HANDHELD GAME
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Nintendo/ Nintendo)

BEST GRAPHICS
Crysis (Electronic Arts/ Crytek)

BEST GAME BASED ON A MOVIE OR TV SHOW
The Simpsons Game (Electronic Arts/ EA Redwood Shores)

BEST RHYTHM GAME
Rock Band (MTV Games/ Harmonix)

BEST DRIVING GAME
DiRT (Codemasters/ Codemasters)

BEST ACTION GAME
Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo/ Nintendo)

BEST TEAM SPORTS GAME
Madden NFL 08 (Electronic Arts/ EA Tiburon)

BEST SOUNDTRACK
Rock Band (MTV Games/ Harmonix)

BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY
The Orange Box/ Portal (Valve/ Valve)

BEST XBOX 360 GAME
BioShock

BEST WII GAME
Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo/ Nintendo)

BEST PS3 GAME
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (Sony Computer Entertainment/
Insomniac Games)

BEST PC GAME
The Orange Box (Valve/ Valve)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
BioShock

BEST MULTI-PLAYER GAME
Halo 3 (Microsoft Game Studios/ Bungie Studios)

MOST ADDICTIVE VIDEO GAME FUELED BY DEW
Halo 3 (Microsoft Game Studios/ Bungie Studios)