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Food services, the next avp and we're running out of seats

As the event approaches we are continually working to make sure everything goes off smashingly. Furthermore, we look for new opportunities. For this coming event we are arranging for there to be food services on-site. While we are working on selling BAWLS on site, the food services will primarily focus around proper food and some snacks. The menu and pricing are not yet finalized, but here is a glimpse into what we are looking at so far.

Core dishes:
-Mac and cheese
-Cheddar cheese smokies
-Chicken caesar wrap
-Grilled ham and cheese
-Mini pizzas


We're also rather fortunate to have another new game being released just in time for our event. On February 16th the new Aliens vs Predator will be released. As such I will also be prepaying for this game, and have already tried the demo. While some may criticize it for being a limited game, they may not realize the demo is only one map showcasing one game mode. Furthermore the demo only uses DirectX 9, whereas the full version will use DirectX 11. For those running a DX11 card and Windows 7, tessellation and other such features will look fantastic. I personally appreciate that the developers have returned to the darkness that was once felt in AVP1 and can't wait to see the madness of this game at a LAN.

The demo is still available on STEAM here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/34200/

The full version is also available on STEAM here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/10680/

For videos showcasing the game, check these out:

As for seating, we're running out of it! we only have about 16 spots left, so if you're thinking of coming then sign up. If you want to ensure you have a seat at the event, prepay. All prepaid attendees are guaranteed seats, otherwise it is first-come first-served. If you do prepay, don't forget to pledge the tournaments you want to enter too. Pledging costs nothing (but is only available to prepaid attendees) and results in larger prize pots.

Hope to see you there!

Heroes of Newerth: Beta keys for prepaid

We have a great announcement for participants today! I was recently provided enough Heroes of Newerth keys to supply every prepaid person up to our 40 person capacity with a key. Even if you have a key already we will provide you with a key (but limit 1 per person from us). If you are likely to attend our event we recommend you prepay. It costs less, gets you a key right away, enables you to pledge for tournaments (which increases prize pots), and helps us determine how many are sure to show up. We are currently working on the best way to distribute these keys, but if you simply cannot wait, just contact me directly through the forums and I'll message you the key (should you be prepaid of course). This is a perfect opportunity to not only try this fantastic game out, but it also offers practice to those who are trying to get ready for our coming tournament.

For those who are unfamiliar with Heroes of Newerth, check out our fabulous outline of it at: http://www.lanified.com/games/details/11


Battlefield Bad Company 2, Starcraft II Beta and Posters

Okay, so it's not exactly NEWS but it's pretty fortunate that the next Battlefield, Bad Company 2, is being released shortly before the LAN. It's release date is March 2nd 2010.

I myself have already prepaid, and can't wait to get fraggin all you baddies. For those who have missed it, there are tonnes of videos out there illustrating how the game plays. As with the first Bad Company, they have a proper single player experience, as well as what seems to be a properly developed multiplayer too. For those who may be concerned on the PC quality based on the COD: MW2 results, fret not. The developers have said they have two teams, one for Console development and one for PC development.

The beta for PC (at least on STEAM) starts January 28th 2010 (tomorrow). Prepaid players for the game gain entrance to the beta. I suspect working Friday is going to be a big pain.

Here are some videos showcasing the game:

Next, it looks like Blizzard is getting serious. As sourced by Tom's Hardware and a few other sites, Blizzard has opened the support page for Starcraft II. It is publicly available, and the listing of Starcraft II on the battle.net page is no longer greyed out. Furthermore various fan sites have been contacted requesting 5 users' information be provided, suggesting the distribution of keys soon following. For further details, check the source.

Source: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/blizza ... ,9515.html

As for the third part of the news, we have posters designed for the March event. Check them out:

http://www.lanified.com/posters/LANified6_Web.jpg (the smaller web coloured version)

http://www.lanified.com/posters/LANified6_Print.tif (the lossless printer coloured version)

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LANified! welcomes S2 games as a sponsor

I'm very happy to announce a new partnership between LANified! and S2 games. S2 games will be sponsoring the upcoming March "The Second Decade" LAN party. As such we would like to cover the changes to the prizes for Heroes of Newerth.

For the coming March event both tournaments will have cash prizes. Furthermore the prize pots stagger as more people pledge for those tournaments. With our new sponsorship with S2 we will be increasing the budget for the Heroes of Newerth cash pots. They will reflect as follows:

1-14 Pledges: $50 1st place
15-29 Pledges: $250 1st place
30+ Pledges: $500 1st place

Please join me in welcoming S2's support.


Uh oh, there's nothing here.

Nobody is currently sponsoring LANified! If you'd like to talk to us about sponsorship oppurtunities, please email us at sponsorship@lanified.com