The GeForce LAN is back, and it's better than ever. This year, 48-hour LANstravaganza is going to be held on October 14th through 16th, on an aircraft carrier just outside of San Francisco, CA. Did we just say on an aircraft carrier? We did.
A general admission ticket lets you check out the event and play some Battlefield 3, but won't get you into the BYOC (bring your own computer) section, where the real gaming happens. Unfortunately, those tickets are sold out.
Except for you, Maximum PC readers--you've got a chance to win BYOC tickets to the event, totally free. Our friends over at Digital Storm are going to be running a DiRT 3 racing simulator competition at the LAN, and they've slipped us two sets of two tickets to give away. If you live in the Bay Area (or would be willing to make a last-minute road trip) and want to win the chance to attend a kick-ass gaming event with a friend, read on!
It’s fairly safe to say that PC gamers are getting SUPER MEGA PUMPED over the release of the upcoming Battlefield 3. Battlefield’s one of those games that was born on the PC and thrives on the PC; both AMD and Nvidia have released drivers in the past few days to let PC gamers get in on shooting fun. To get folks even more excited, EA and Virgin Gaming have teamed up to unleash a massive BF3 contest with over $1.6 million in cash and prizes. Better start warming up that mouse! …Oh, wait. It’s console only.
There are several different ways to increase your net worth by seven figures. You could rob a bank, though that comes with a huge downside. If you have a killer jump shot, the NBA pays obscene amounts of money to its players, only the league is currently in a lockout. You could toil away for the man, only there's not much of a fun factor there. Yet another way is to participate in, and conquer Valve's newly announced "The International" tournament, and that's exactly what 16 teams will do.
It's Friday, the madness that is E3 is finally winding down and we find oursevles in a fine and generous mood. So, we were thinking we'd like to give some stuff away, something useful, something software-y... perhaps these three copies of PowerDVD we have laying around?
There's not need to be embarrassed for owning an old -- really old -- PC that barely gets from point A to point B without coughing up a hairball. There's something to be said for that kind of loyal commitment and frugal tenacity (do we even need to mention gas prices?). But hey, maybe it's time to think about moving on. If it's fated to be, you could win a new rig for doing nothing more than sharing your name and email address with Crucial, and a few details about your one-legged system.
Hey there future movie makers - we see you, hunched over your computer in the dark frantically trying to edit that brilliant video of your nephew practing 360's/boss' comedy performance at the local pub/girlfriend singing acoustic Lady Gaga with a mandolin. Wouldn't that be easier if you had some sweet software to work with? Say... Cyberlinks PowerDirector 9? Oh, it would?
Well then, aren't you in luck! Click through to get details on how you can win a copy of PowerDirector 9!
In our March issue’s cover story, we threw out a challenge: Send us your favorite application tips, and we’d grant the five best submissions Maximum PC coins. We got so many tips it’s taken us some time to go through them all. And so many of them were interesting, we decided to up the number of winners from 5 to 10. Hey, that’s a nice problem to have right.
Hit the jump for the winners, in all their glory. Congrats, everyone.
We had a really good time last month with our Photo Awesome#20: Name That Hardware - such a good time in fact that we decided to do it again, but bigger. We sent our very own Gordon Mah Ung on an expedition to find ancient, old, antiquated, aged hardware. He's searched high, he's searched low, and now we present to you ten new opportunities to prove your superior tech knowledge and geeky credibility.
Check out the following images and then post your answers in the comments - those with the most right answers will win some Maximum PC coins, or a Maximum PC tshirt! We'll be picking winners Monday, so be sure to post by then and good luck!