Vol. 7 – Oct. 19th, 2013
Low-Key Gaming Is Crossing The Pond!
Low-Key Gaming has primarily been a community made up of members in North America (United States and Canada); but we have never been absent in Europe, with several regular members calling the continent home. With our servers being located in the United States, recruiting has been difficult due to high server ping and cultural barriers. But today we would like to formally announce our expansion into Europe! Recently, we added a Battlefield 3 server located in Germany to alleviate the high pings. With this new server and new recruits we look to bring in even more members to be a part of the Low-Key community
To commemorate our expansions into Europe, we are going to be lending our European server to FredrikstadLAN 2013! FredrikstadLan is a LAN event which features many consoles, movies, concerts, and shows. There will be major competitions of games from today and of yesteryear. FredrikstadLan is taking place between November 8th and the 10th in Fredrikstad, Norway. The event is going to host 664 participants being run by 60 volunteer crew members. Low-Key’s involvement will be lending our 64 slot server to the event to be divided into 4 16-player servers for them to use in competitions and exhibitions. For more information on the event go to www.fredrikstadlan.no; or you can contact Low-Key member Ceathor. At the conclusion of the event, we will regain control of the servers to be used for Battlefield 4!
We are excited that our community is expanding beyond the vision any of us could have predicted when we formed this community 2 years ago. Europe is our next frontier and we look forward to providing the best and most complete online experience one can find.
Humble Bundle- This week the Humble Bundle is offering a collection of casual cross-platform games. These games will allow players to take the game on the road on their android devices. Pay what you want for Ticket to Ride, Greed Corp, Incredipede, and Anodyne. For board game enthusiasts, Ticket to Ride is a must have. It’s a strategy game of connecting destinations where each turn you are faced with difficult decisions to where to lay your train tracks. Anodyne looks reminiscent of the classic Zelda games with top down view, classic graphics, and adventure puzzle driven gameplay. Pay more than the average (Currently $6.15) and you will also receive Worms Reloaded and The Bard’s Tale. Worms Reloaded is a 2D strategy PC classic where you take control of cute yet vicious worms who try to destroy one another with a whole arsenal of weapons. Deal ends October 29th
Steam- A number of items are on sale on Steam this weekend that one might want to take advantage of. First, the first two Batman Akham series titles are on sale: Batman: Arkham Asylum($5.00) and Batman: Arkham City($7.50). The first person medieval combat game Chivalry: Medieval Warfare($6.54) also finds itself on sale. If you have a number of friends looking to play Chivalry together, the 4-pack is also on sale for $18.54. Try Chivalry for free this weekend on Steam by going to your Steam library and installing it. Software developer Stardock is having a sale on steam featuring its library. Their most well-known title Sins of a Solar Empire(Trinity-$5.00; Rebellion $9.99) has a two of its titles plus DLC on sale. Looking to test your campaign strategy knowledge in digital hypothetical form? As part of the Stardock sale, The Political Machine 2012($.99) gives you the opportunity to choose or create a candidate to run for the United States highest office of President against computers or a friend; (4-pack $2.50). The game features cartoon styled graphics and is driven by in game data which requires you to read and manipulate your way to office. Deals end Monday October 21st.
For Sale From Low-Key Members!
From BobbyB86: AMD Phenom II X2 Processor($40, Free to LKG Members). Dual Core 3.2GHz 1MB L2 Cache. Socket AM3. 80W
From Ramstik: Many items up for grabs for LKG members.
Mice: Logitech G9 Laser Gaming Mouse and SteelSeries "IKARI" Laser Gaming Mouse.
Ram: 6GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM.
Video Cards: XFX GeForce GTX 275, (x2) MSI Radeon HD 5870.
Cases: (Note: for cases- YOU pay shipping) Corsair Carbide series 300R and Corsair Obsidian 800D (SOME wires missing. All structural attachments available)
PERIPHERALS: WACOM Bamboo Pen Tablet (small - roughly 4" by 5" working surface area), WACOM Bamboo Pen and Touch Tablet (medium - roughly 5" by 8" working surface area)
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