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Tuesday, 18 October 2011 06:52

Gamers take over aircraft carrier

Written by Rob Squires



From Yankee Station to gamer's paradise

 
Nvidia hosted gamers this weekend in Alameda, California aboard the retired USS Hornet aircraft carrier at their GeForce LAN 6 event. The party lasted 48 hours with over 600 registered BYOC gamers. Attendees were given a sneak peak at one of the most anticipated games upcoming PC games, Battlefield 3.

The majority of the main hangar on the USS Hornet was converted into an enormous gaming arena large enough for 620 bring your own computer, "BYOC", gamers.  The other parts of the deck were setup for exhibitors and sponsors as well as a presentation area.  One of the more unique features of the event being held on the aircraft carrier was that NVIDIA gave the gamers the option of sleeping overnight on the ship in what was termed "LAN CAMP".

This years exhibitors and sponsors included Antec, ASUS, Comcast Xfinity, Cooler Master, Corsair, CyberPower, Digital Storm, EA, EVGA, Falcon Northwest, Maingear, MSI, Origin, Plantronics, Razer, TigerDirect/Systemax, Toshiba, and Zotac.

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+1 #1 NickThePrick 2011-10-18 11:50
And the ships old nuclear reactor was used to power at least half of all the 580s and 590s on board.
 
 
+2 #2 rotingCORPSE 2011-10-18 12:43
Quoting NickThePrick:
And the ships old nuclear reactor was used to power at least half of all the 580s and 590s on board.


you just jelly cause AMD never did squat for its patrons.
 
 
+2 #3 fusionssl 2011-10-18 13:09
Quoting NickThePrick:
And the ships old nuclear reactor was used to power at least half of all the 580s and 590s on board.


the other half was used to power 1 slightly overclocked bulldozer cpu
 
 
+1 #4 nele 2011-10-18 15:48
Hornet was commissioned a year or two after WWII... So... No reactors guys...
 
 
+2 #5 Reavenk 2011-10-18 16:53
A LAN on a retired aircraft carrier - that sounds freaking epic.
 
 
+2 #6 rickster 2011-10-18 17:35
Quoting rotingCORPSE:
Quoting NickThePrick:
And the ships old nuclear reactor was used to power at least half of all the 580s and 590s on board.


you just jelly cause AMD never did squat for its patrons.


It's so true. Even when some less then stellar products in recent years, Nvidia is always continuing to treat gamers. Always see 'em at Seattle PAX Prime every year and they're a hoot. Yet AMD is nowhere to be found...
 

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