A new academic year begins, and from the ashes of another hot summer rises the magnificent phoenix that is COGS, prepared to bathe yet another round of fresh recruits in the all consuming flames of video game related drama.
Putting analogies aside, we’d like to welcome you all and share with you information about the first two COGS events of the coming year.
The first event is the first Console Social, which will be on the 2nd of October (Tonight!) starting at 8:00 PM in Bundy’s Bar. This is your chance to kickback, have a drink and play some games like Mario Kart and Smash Bros on a projector with the rest of the society. If you have trouble finding your way, go through the gate in the back of the Victoria Rooms carpark, follow the road straight in front of you and you’ll find Bundy’s on the right hand side.
The second (and most important) of the year is CL1, which will be scheduled for the 2nd or 3rd weekend of the term and may be an overnight lan – we’re still trying to sort the room out and will update when confirmed. Like previous years it will almost certainly be the biggest LAN event we host. A chance for the old to meet the new and the new to realise they immediately regret their decision. The venue will be the Students Union building on Queen’s Road.
Almost all of our LAN events run from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, as do most of our other LAN events. You will need to bring your own computer or laptop, and if you require transportation we will arrange a joint taxi with other people near you. For food there will be a LAN-wide pizza order (orders close around 2:00 PM) that usually arrives at about 7:00 PM, however you don’t have to take part in this so feel free to do your own thing if that floats your boat.
If you’ve any questions concerning anything COGS related, you can find us on IRC (if you’ve no idea what this is there’s a tutorial on the website under IRC Guide), stalk us on mumble, send an email to us via the contact page, or post in the Facebook group.
Finally, we’re looking for any suggestions that you have for COGS this year. Send us an email or come talk to us about any ideas that you would like to see happen – this can be anything from changing the way events are run, new games you want to see at the console socials, the way we communicate with you etc. No matter how small or trivial it is we’d like to know.
Thank you for reading and hopefully we’ll see lots of you in the future!