University of Bristol Computer Gaming Society

Welcome Freshers!

September 24, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized, Tagged

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!

CL3 Timetable

February 13, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized, Tagged

The pizza form is up! gadget:3000

My desktop is borked so no request board this LAN. Sorry! I hope to get it integrated into the site soon though.

If you aren’t sure how to install any of the games on the timetable then look at the Install Guide for help. It’s a good idea to have everything you want to play installed before the LAN. If you need help then ask us on IRC or at the LAN.

Time Event
10:00 Team Fortess 2 (Free)
12:00 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (£14.99)
13:00 The Ship (£13.99 for 5 copies)
14:00 Left 4 Dead 2 (£14.99)
15:00 Free to Play
19:00 Pizza
20:00 Chivalry: Medieval Warfare (£18.99)
21:00 Counter Strike Source: GunGame (£13.99)

CL2 Timetable

November 28, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized, Tagged

IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO PLAY DIFFERENT GAMES THEN THE REQUEST BOARD IS AVAILABLE AT gadget:3000 ON THE DAY!

THE PIZZA FORM IS NOW UP! PLEASE PAY GADGET3000 OR NEOPHRITE BY 2PM! FORM IS AVAILABLE AT gadget:3001!

The “Show people your games” slot is a new idea. Anyone can show off games to others that they want to get other people to start playing together. If you’ve been wanting to try a specific game for while then go and find someone who owns it. It’s a chance for you to get to play games you don’t own on other people’s computers! Don’t be afraid to shout out to find games. Alternatively use this hour to play a new game in your steam library that you haven’t played before 😉

If you aren’t sure how to install any of the games on the timetable then look at the Install Guide for help. It’s a good idea to have everything you want to play installed before the LAN. If you need help then ask us on IRC or at the LAN.

Time Event
10:00 Team Fortess 2: Man vs Machine (Free)
12:00 Lunch
13:00 The Ship (£13.99 £4.75 for 5 copies!)
14:00 Show people your games! (See description above)
15:00 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (£14.99 £7.49) or £9.99 for all the Sonic games.
16:00 Garry’s Mod: Trouble in Terrorist Town (£5.99 £2.99)
Learn how to play here: http://ttt.badking.net/tutorial
17:00 Worms Reloaded (£18.99 £4.74 for the GOTY edition)
If you don’t have Worms then there is a free clone here http://www.hedgewars.org/
18:00 Pizza/Curry
Trackmania (Free)
19:00 Counter Strike: Source GunGame (£13.99 £3.49) or £4.24 with Counter Strike: Global Offensive!
20:00 Armagetron (Free)
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