Hey everyone 🙂
I don’t know about you guys but when I was a young man in the late 90s and early 2000s I loved meeting up with 3 or 4 mates, getting some booze & bad take away food, bringing our computers over and playing multiplayer games like Command & Conquer, Unreal Tournament, Counterstrike, and Civilization just to name a few. We nicknamed them ‘netbashes’ (although most of the world call them LAN parties) and had many over those years but sadly for whatever reason (grew up, got jobs, got girlfriends etc) we stopped doing them after 2001ish.
Well in 2017 we decided to bring back the netbash (possibly due to an early midlife crisis haha) and relive our youth playing some of these great old games. Thanks to the fan gaming and modding community its easier than ever to play some of these classic games on modern machines. OpenRA in particular is just an utterly brilliant and addictive way to relive C&C and Dune gaming. Since I already had a website and youtube channel devoted to retro gaming and mods I decided to start filming some of our netbash games to improve the content. Below are some of the videos of these great fan remakes and mods of great classic games!
This post is a bit different to the last 2 and will just be a year summary as sadly I’m so late with this post that I no longer remember how many Netbashes we had and what naughty foods we ate haha!
We had a handful of great netbashes in 2018 with David, James & myself along with Mick and Bryan making appearances. New games were tested such as the awesome Star Trek Armada Fleet Ops mod for Armada 2 and we also had some more OpenRA Dune 2000 and Red Alert 1 games resulting in a number of cool videos filmed! Here they are below!
2018 Bashes naughty meals of choice: Salsa’s Fresh Mex Grill, Nordburger, and Hungry Jacks (Aussie Burger King)!
OpenRA C&C Red Alert 1 Soviet Multiplayer (4 Players vs 6 AIs)
Star Trek Armada Fleet Operations Dominion Multiplayer (3 Players vs BORG)