More than 30 video game afficionados gathered at the Clermont College Campus Student Activities Center to participate in a Local Area Network Party, or LAN Party, March 9.
Local Area Network parties are the ultimate sanctuary for amateur and hardcore video game players. LAN parties were designed so that individual video game players can gather together and play games against each other in real time through the use of computer networking.
Originating on college campuses in the early 1990’s, LAN parties have become more and more popular throughout the state and the U.S. over the past 15 years.
This is the first year that the LAN party was held on the campus; it was sponsored and organized by a student club called the University of Cincinnati Clermont Information Technology Professionals.