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Renting skips Insomnia LAN headaches

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As well organised as the Insomnia LAN events are, there are a number of issues that are intrinsic with a large scale LAN experience: there will be queues and there is always the chance you’ll break something important. One solution that’s becoming increasingly popular is renting systems and the prices …

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Who’s going to Insomnia 58 this weekend?

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Are you heading to the UK’s biggest summer LAN party this weekend coming? We are, or rather I am, but I’ll be flying the KitGuru flag, so the rest of the team are there in spirit. If you fancy a chat, a game or something in between, I’ll be around …

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The weird and wonderful at Multiplay i56

Although far from its largest show of the year, Multiplay’s major Christmas LAN event, Insomnia 56 (i56) still has a lot on show. While we’d love to take you all with us on a virtual tour of the entire show, we can’t quite afford that new Nokia VR camera just …

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HTV Vive is the VR must see at Multiplay i56

Although Oculus is the darling of the virtual reality world, HTC’s Vive headset has been making waves since it started shipping out to developers who wanted to build games and experiences for its commercial release. However the general public have had a chance to play around with the headset and …

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Multiplay announces Insomnia is moving to the NEC

Multiplay, the gaming server provider and host of the multiple-yearly-Insomnia gaming festival and LAN parties, has announced that with its next event, the winter LAN, it will be moving from its current home at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena, to Birmingham NEC. This will allow it to fit in more gaming space, …

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Insomnia i55 – the games, the booths, the rigs

Insomnia i55 might make you walk a long way to get there, but i55 is, like most Multiplay events, packed with interesting things to look at and do. There’s a few new games to try, a lot of hardware on show and plenty of desktop PCs that will make you …

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Coming to Multiplay i55? Bring your walking shoes

Multiplay’s latest Insomnia event, i55, has a parking problem. It’s not clear if it’s just because it’s become a victim of its own success, has been planned poorly, or a combination of the two, but there are thousands of people who have been unable to park near enough to the …

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Multiplay Insomnia i54 in a nutshell

Here at KitGuru we’re big fans of a good LAN party. There’s not a lot better for a dyed-in-the-wool PC gamer than being able to play lag free with a bunch of your friends and it’s even better if you can wander around a gaming festival in your down time. …

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GAME acquires Multiplay for £20 million

UK retailer GAME has made quite the comeback since its 2012 bankruptcy. Now the company is venturing in to new territory by acquiring Multiplay, who many of you will know as being behind the I-series Insomnia LAN events here in the UK. GAME is managing to nab Multiplay for £20 …

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Gamers attracted to smaller chassis says Cooler Master

While they are famous for huge chassis like the Cosmos II and Storm Trooper etc, KitGuru learned up at Multiplay i53 that there is a definite increase in interest around small form factor chassis among gamers. Chris Gough explains the draw. While Chris didn’t actually say that Cooler Master is selling …

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Thermaltake Core V 51 chassis spotted at Multiplay i53

Multiplay’s legendary Insomnia events are a great place to get hands-on with a ton of kit that you don’t normally find in the shops. On hand for Thermaltake was Martin Pajenkamp to explain the cool features of his Core V51 chassis. Have to say that we do like an intelligently …

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Utopia Computers exquisite paint job at Multiplay i53

At some point or another, we’ve all been tempted to paint a chassis. Whether you botched it with a roller or made your best effort using a primed surface and layers of spray paint, it’s unlikely that you will have managed better than this system from Utopia Computers on the …

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Thermaltake Core V1 at Multiplay i53

Small Form Factor fever seemed to spread through the halls at Multiplay’s Insomnia i53. We all remember the ‘time of the Shuttles’ – around 10 years ago – but the problem was that the specifications were very weak. Now that does not have to be the case. Also, prices have …

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Overclockers UK delivery to your desk at Insomnia i53

Once thousands of hardcore gamers have entrenched themselves with their clan/mates at a Multiplay event like i53, they really don’t want to move. So what happens if you need a repair, upgrade or gift?  No problem, Overclockers UK have pioneered an effective Delivery to your Desk system – which doubles-up …

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Cooler Master Keyboard Olympics at Multiplay i53

Getting someone to say “I love you” – even if they don’t necessarily mean it – is a pretty decent marketing play. One that Cooler Master had going in full effect up at Multiplay’s Insomnia i53 LAN gaming event at the massive Ricoh Arena in Coventry over the weekend. KitGuru …

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What’s on at Multiplay i52?

Multiplay iSeries events aren’t the world’s biggest exhibitions – they are still built around the LAN itself afterall – but they’re getting bigger every year, which means its ever harder to decide what to showcase as part of our “what’s on at Multiplay series.” We’ve covered iSeries events before, which …

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MSI and YoYotech to team up at Multiplay i52

If you’re heading to the Multiplay Insomnia i52 LAN party next week, then make sure you say hi if you spot us wandering around. On top of that though, you’re probably going to want to stop by the YoYotech booth too, as it’s teaming up with MSI to offer some …

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ASUS ROG to sponsor DotA 2 cup at Insomnia 51

If (like me) you’re booking your seat at Multiplay’s i51 this morning and you’re a fan of MOBAs, then you’ll be excited to hear that ASUS and its Republic of Gamer brand is sponsoring a DotA 2 tournament at the big LAN party and at all further Insomnia events throughout …

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Multiplay documentary launched to celebrate i50

As the i-Series of gaming LANs passes into its 17th year, the organisation behind it has released an epic documentary that charts its history – from humble beginnings to i50 glory. KitGuru pulls up a comfy chair, pops the corn and forces YouTube to 720p goodness. When medical student Craig …

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Multiplay i49 Roundup – booth babes within!

As Multiplay’s largest ever Insomnia LAN draws to a close, we thought we would take a look around and show those of you who weren’t lucky enough to make it this year what you missed out on! Overclockers UK Overclockers UK had a lot of exciting stuff on display, most …

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Club3D shows off upcoming custom GPU back plates at i49

Club3D, the AMD graphics card partner that has been looking to get even more competitive on its GPU pricing with the 13Series of cut-price graphics cards, was at i49 this weekend with the Kitguru team, showing off not only those simple boxed cards, but a new bit of in-case bling …

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Paradox’s ill fated dev talk at i49 shows off Vikings

If you take out the fact that you can bring your PC along and play with and against thousands of other like-minded PC gamers, the biggest attraction at Multiplay’s i49 is the main stage. This is where you’ll get the sneak peaks at upcoming releases and where the finals of …

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