TechSpot's Friday Night Fragfest

By Matthew ยท 178 replies
Nov 14, 2010
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  1. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    I second that, we have a great laugh playing it. :D
  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Absolutely true Mathew, +1 for that and +2 to Leeky :p

    Funnily enough in last many many months I haven't played because it isn't fun playing elsewhere.
  3. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Especially given the endless enjoyment everyone gets from "Leeeeeky your going the wrong way!" :haha:
  4. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    "WTF Leeky wrong way! *Leeky dies around the corner in an alley alone.* "

    "Hey Leeky need some help here. *Leeky runs the wrong way. Relic dies.* "

    /sigh :haha:
  5. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,714   +855

    LOL...Leeky's the best. Hella fun player to be around. :)
  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,274   +461

    I'm going to really really try to be at tomorrow's event... really. Hope there will be some TF2 action going on since I never get to play that game and don't feel any desire to play with strangers.
  7. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    I'm always heading the wrong way... :haha:

    Its a great laugh though! :D

    I'm in Cambridge right now, and 40 miles from my PC, so unless I steal my brothers, I'm not sure I can join you all for this one - I need to get my 2nd PC built pronto really, so I have one each end, as splitting my time between Cambridge and Peterborough now.

    With spending 4 days in one place, and 3 in another for the foreseeable future I'm considering getting rid of the PCs and getting a proper gaming laptop, like an Alienware or something to take between places. :)
  8. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Good idea, get one Leeky, so at least we can bash each other on those small 15.6" screens with half decent GPUs :D
  9. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    I think I'll have too, can't keep lugging around a PC just to play. :haha:

    There isn't really space at my mums to set out another PC either, so laptop is the only way forward. I'm hoping to sort it in the next week or two, so I might miss a couple of fragfests, but I'll be back as soon as I have a laptop sorted. :)
  10. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,274   +461

    Not sure what was going on last night but it was not my cup of tea. Seemed like 17 random people, 2 TSers, and me. Did I miss something?
  11. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Well when I was playing Mathew / Relic / Buger were around.
  12. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,332   +101

    Including myself, there were at least eight TSers when I checked around 30-60 minutes in. We always play TF2 on a public server though so the slots are full. The unfortunate nature of that is we can't easily tell who's from TS and who isn't as most people have really obscure names. Nonetheless, I thought the public players we had last night were well mannered. If you want a game with purely TSers, hop in L4D2 with us.
  13. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,332   +101

    Just a heads up for everyone. We'll be playing the Battlefield 3 beta as part of tomorrow's Friday Night Fragfest. Additional details will be posted on the front page tomorrow night, but there's not much to know. If you intend to join, we'd recommend installing the beta as soon as possible and you might want to update your graphics drivers (AMD, Nvidia).
  14. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Posts: 551   +26

    Cool! Just a few questions, where si the TF2 server located? -In the us I guess so the ping for European users will be 100+ (depending on the users connection and location).
    If there are many from Europe that would be intrested in the event (like me) and for who the time and ping bothers then there could maybe be to events, one American and one European. Or what do u guys think?

    P.S. here is my steam profile, for those of you who play TF2 24/7 and want some backup, add me :D
  15. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    I regularly play on the US servers DjKraid, and while the ping is high, it doesn't affect gameplay in my experience. I rarely have issues anyway. :)

    My brother is able to join in with a 1.5MB internet connection as well, so its not usually too bad. :)
  16. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    I'll have to try and get on but have to go for a few drinks with colleagues after work, so might not make it on. Otherwise I'll be on Steam looking for some BF3 fun and I'll bug Leeky for details ;)
  17. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    I'll likely sit this week out unfortunately. On the very lowest resolution and settings I'm not even getting ~15FPS, and totally its unplayable. :haha:

    Guess I'll be waiting a couple of weeks until I can order a GTX570 before being able to enjoy it. lol.
  18. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,146   +911

    haha! nice ;) what graphics card are you using? My GTX 260 is fairing up ok, even if I do have to lower some settings :)
  19. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    I'm using my backup HD3650 at the moment, so kind of understandable really when you look at the recommended spec's for the game.

    No matter, I'll have my new GPU soon, and maybe an upgrade to Sandybridge at the same time.
  20. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    I'll sell you pair of 5850s when the AMD 7000 card range comes out ;D
  21. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    So tempting! :haha:

    I was planning on ordering another GTX570 down the line, and asking one of the team here to send me a FSP Booster 450w from to power it.

    Ideally I need the GPU ASAP, then I'll in all likelihood upgrade to Sandybridge, then get the 2nd GPU and booster PSU. I'm hell bent on either 2 high res displays, or triple 27" 1920x1080 affairs, so I'll be needing the power later on if I wanna try triple display gaming.

    A few of the guys think I should wait out the HD7xxx series launch though, so might try and hang on if I can manage it.
  22. boybrushdred

    boybrushdred TS Member Posts: 26

    Tribes Ascend Beta starts on Friday, Nov. 4th. Start time: Noon US Eastern (16:00 GMT). For those interested, here are some beta keys.


    To register the key, your should download the Hi-Command Installer from and then visit the Tribes tab.
  23. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,332   +101

    Thanks for sharing boybrushdred :).
  24. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,332   +101

    With sporadic participation through the holidays and shortly after, we've mostly been playing TF2. I intend to get a 4v4 of L4D2 going this Friday and six slots are filled for certain. I figured I'd post a notice before individually inviting folks for the last two spots. Ping me on here or Steam if you're interested in playing.
  25. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Cool, I haven't been able to join you guys (guess getting married isn't that easy as I thought :p ) ... but I would surely try to be on steam for some time during this weekend :)

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