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Friday, October 20, 2006

Calling all gamers

HUDSON

Want to stay up all night, play video games and socialize? If you answered yes to all of these questions, Intel in Hudson is the place for you this weekend.

Starting tonight at 9 p.m., The LAN Party Association of New England (LPANE) will host its annual Nor'easter LAN (Local Area Network) party for gaming enthusiasts in the area. The party will run till 9 a.m. Sunday.

Intel has set aside a room with some cots so that people might be able to get a little sleep, but Patrick Ward, Intel's public affairs communications manager doubts anyone will be doing much of that.

"It's about building community, having fun and playing their games together with other people," said Ward.

LPANE will offer various prizes throughout the weekend, and will also be ordering 90 pizzas on Saturday night.

The entry fee at the door is $40, and all proceeds will go to the United Way. Intel will match the funds dollar for dollar.

Most of the people in attendance are professionals who deal in computers, but anyone is welcome. Intel's Hudson site is at 75 Reed Road.

-- Erica Tochin

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