Gamers unite on Good Friday for an action-packed night of World War II excitement with computer games and a local area network.
The all-night blast of computer gaming is set for 5 p.m. Friday, April 9, to 6 a.m. Saturday, April 10, in Advanced Technology Center Room 165 at Rend Lake College. The $10 fee will benefit the RLC Computer Club, which is sponsoring the event. Players can bring their own laptops or use college computers.
Gamers can select from "Medal of Honor -- Allied Assault" or "Battlefield 1942," both of which are adventures based on World War II. Players can compete against others in the room -- but they won’t know who is who.
In "Medal of Honor," you play the role of Lieutenant Mike Powell, an experienced American Army Ranger working for the Office of Strategic Services. As you progress through the many scenarios taking place between 1942 and 1945, you earn a variety of campaign and career medals, hence the title of the game, named for the highest award bestowed by the United States on members of its armed forces.
In "Battlefield 1942," you will experience the heat of battle as you heroically storm the beaches of Normandy, drive a tank across the deserts of northern Africa, pilot a fighter plane during the Battle of Midway, command a battleship at Guadalcanal, or parachute into enemy territory and commandeer a jeep in Operation Market Garden.
For more information, contact Associate Computer Networking Professor Chris Sink at (618) 437-5321, Ext. 1798, or Brenda Garvin, Advanced Technology Administrative Assistant, at Ext. 1271, or call toll-free (in-district only) at 1-800-369-5321.