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.
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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. 🙂