Netbash 2019-2020! Retro Gaming Multiplayer LAN Party Videos

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!

If you haven’t seen my earlier Netbash posts then you can find them HERE, HERE and HERE

2019-2020 Netbash’s
Well once again I’m super late with this post that I’ve combined lots of LAN parties over 2 years into one post as I no longer remember how many Netbashes we had and what naughty foods we ate haha!

We had number of great netbashes in 2019 and 2020 with Mick , James & myself along with David and Bryan making appearances. New games were tested such as the awesome Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion mod scene (Star Trek Armada 3 and Halo Sins of the Prophets) and Age of Empires 3 and we also had some more OpenRA games testing awesome 3rd party mods like Classic Dune 2, Red Alert 1 Doom horror survival map Purgatory, Red Alert 2 Romanov’s Vengeance resulting in a number of cool videos filmed! Here they are below!
2019 Bashes naughty meals of choice: Salsa’s Fresh Mex Grill, Nordburger, and Lawash Bakery (Afgan food)!
2020 Bashes naughty meals of choice: NONE! We were stuck in lockdown and had to play remotely over the internet!

OpenRA C&C Red Alert 1 Survival Horror Map Purgatory (4 Players vs DOOM MONSTERS)

OpenRA C&C Red Alert 2 Romanov’s Vengeance Mod Allied Multiplayer (4 Players vs 4 AIs)

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Age of Empires 4 and HD remakes of AoE1-3

Very late to the party on mentioning this news sorry but I’m so happy to see a new Age of Empires game coming finally after all these years! But if that isn’t enough we’ve now got remakes of all the earlier games too! AoE1 is already done and I can’t wait to see what they do with AoE2 and 3!! Skybox labs & Forgotten Empires have been doing some great new addon packs for AoE2 over the years so I hope they get included in the remake too.