If there is one thing gaming comics get right its how to appeal to their audience. Ctrl+Alt+Del has teamed with the guys behind Blind Ferret Entertainment to bring us Digital Overload, a HUGE LAN Party. I’m talking the hundred you manage to piece together with all your college buddies “testing” the campus network. These guys are borrowing the Rhode Island Convention Center to seat 750 gamers out to prove that you can game for more then 50 hours straight without killing yourself. Here’s the press release:
Blind Ferret Entertainment and Ctrl+Alt+Del have teamed up to create Digital Overload, a LAN Party dedicated exclusively to fans of Ctrl+Alt+Del, the ever popular gaming webcomic. The event, chalked full of video games, tournaments and prizes, will take place March 10-12, 2006 in Providence, RI.
“This will be the first ever LAN Party organized by Ctrl+Alt+Del and the largest ever for a web comic. We’re really excited to be working with Ctrl+Alt+Del on this project” said Randy Waxman, President of Blind Ferret Entertainment. “The Ctrl+Alt+Del brand has become very well known and extremely powerful in the gaming world, and fans have been itching for a Ctrl+Alt+Del exclusive event like this for years” said Waxman.
“For about a year now, I’ve talked about holding a Ctrl+Alt+Del LAN event. That’s exactly what this event is all about; dedicating a whole event just to Ctrl+Alt+Del and its fans. Something where we can get together, and play video games with fans for a couple of days straight. No tables, no formality, just screaming at each other in good fun as we LAN late into the night.” Adds Ctrl+Alt+Del creator Tim Buckley.
With space for 750 gamers this year, the event is sure to be one of the best of the year for the East Coast. ?We expect that the event will be very well received and tickets will probably be sold out within the first few weeks.