Mac Party 2 is a LAN party. LAN parties are popular gatherings where people bring their computers to one location where they’re connected together on a local area network (or LAN). That way, they can utilize their computer’s Ethernet connection to play multiplayer games with each other, rather than depending on a modem dial up or the vagaries of a broadband Internet connection. Besides having the obvious benefits of the low latency and superior bandwidth a LAN connection affords, users are gathered together in a social setting where they can actually see each other face to face, mixing and mingling when they’re not blasting away in front of their screens.
This LAN party is for Mac users only, according to the event’s promoters. A 2000 peso cover charge (about US$3) gets you into Mac Party 2, where attendees will be playing Quake 3 Arena and Unreal Tournament. The party’s promoters indicate that they’ll be demonstrating new Mac games that will be shown in Chile for the first time.
“MAC PARTY is a event made to show that to be a Mac user doesn’t mean being [isolated from] the rest of computer world, but being a step but ahead,” explained the Mac Party team.
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