Hey guys, I know that you most likely assume I'm a noob, but I'm not... I just haven't really had the time to become a member, even though this site has been my life since 2000. Anyway... yes, I'm a junior in college, and this weekend (the 21st to be exact) my school is hosting a huge ass LAN party, code-named: Game Day XI. When I was a freshman in high school, back in the fall of 2002, I heard of PSU DuBois' Game Day... but since it was mostly PC, I didn't really give it a shot. I didn't attend a Game Day until my freshman year of college (Fall of '06). It was then that I realized how much I really enjoyed online gaming with about 40 other people all in one building. Every semester we host Game Day, a Saturday event that has drawn about 150 kids from all the local high schools and even some college kids as well (Edinboro, other PSU campuses, even the CMU guys show up) for a day of gaming festivities. The building we host Game Day in holds about 100+ top of the line PC's (equipped with Vista, 3 Gigs of Ram, and ATI Radeon 9600X series video cards) as well as 8 XBox 360's and a Wii to boot. We also have 4 42" LCD TV's that output HDMI, and the Wii is going on the freakin' projector in our one lab. In order to keep the kids happy, we do offer snacks and pizza half-way through the event, although we have it locked down so that way nobody spills stuff all over the equipment. We use 4 labs to game in... all of them are hooked into a network that is completely administrated by myself and other IT Club members, and we pretty much rule the roost if you will. Game Day also features tournaments and prizes, although most of the prize money comes from the funds we have no use for at the moment... pretty much Game Day enables us to buy new video cards, new games, more TV's, etc... it's a necessity for survival since none of the other clubs, even the student government association, care for us. ((we're nerds... no biggie. )) Anyway, my point is this. I want to share this with all of you because I'm proud to be a part of it. There is NO OTHER PSU CAMPUS that hosts an event such as this... we're the only campus that has an ACADEMICALLY APPROVED game server which hosts non-stop Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Team Fortress 2 games non-stop 24/7. I'm proud to be apart of a technical major (IT), and I'm also proud to be the vice-president of the IT Club at PSU DuBois, which is hosting the event on Saturday. I'll post some pictures if this forum manages to stay alive, but I just wanted to get the word out there that even in college, gaming lives on and is quite AWESOME. Does anybody else know of a college that hosts LAN's? EDIT: We have a website if you guys want to check out photos from the last Game Day. It's www.istlab.net - this is where the kids register for Game Day. Check it out if you want to, but by no means are you forced to do so. It should also be pointed out that Game Day lasts 7 HOURS... no shit.