We just installed a $20,000 server donated by Liquid Telecom. Liquid have also given us an uncapped link to their backbone network and will announce our IP address space at every IXP they can reach in Africa. This means that, for the first time ever, gamers in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and South Africa will all have fast access to the same server.
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GamersNights is hosting a LAN party on Saturday, December 14th, at S7/Little Donkey in Namuwongo. This event is in honor of TrackMania's 10th anniversary and will be part of a global series of TrackMania LAN events held around the world on the same day. Things kick off at 1pm and will roll on until 10pm. Note that this event is partially sponsored by Nadeo, the company that makes TrackMania!
The recent PC Gaming tournament was a huge success. 50 players participated, prizes were awarded to two tournament winners, and 30 people walked away with free GamersNights t-shirts. Things kicked off around 12:00 noon and rolled on until well after midnight. Numerous games were played, but Call of Duty 4 and Trackmania were the focus of the day.
GamersNights is proud to announce an upcoming PC gaming tournament! The event will take place at Alleygators Bowling Alley in Garden City on Saturday, September 21st.
This event is sponsored by The S7 Project (Jet Internet Cafe / Little Donkey Mexican Restaurant) and by personal donations from various members of our community.
TrackMania Nations Forever is an awesome free multiplayer racing game that Wikipedia sums up nicely:
"Instead of following the usual trend of choosing a set car and track to play the game, in TrackMania the players can create their own tracks using a "building block" process similar to that of the 1984 game Excitebike, the 1985 game Racing Destruction Set and the 1990 Brøderbund release, Stunts.
After the success of the Doom 2 Server we have now added a Heretic server as well.
For those who don't know, Heretic is a classic old-school first-person shooter. See the Wikipedia page for more background on the game.