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The story of the Duct-Tape LAN party ceiling gamer

primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' BoopinDetroit, MI Icrontian

The photo is ubiquitous. We've all seen it. The PC gamer playing CounterStrike while duct-taped to the ceiling. It perfectly captures the feeling of those early 2000s LAN parties when PC rigs were heavy, clunky, and space was at a premium.... and when we all had endless free time and help from our parents to have these crazy get-togethers.

Now, Kotaku has done the research and caught up with the dudes behind the magic photo. Turns out it was 2002 in Mason, MI, a small town where a group of gamer friends got together to play CS.

Gargoyle

Comments

  • DontCallMeKelsoDontCallMeKelso The one they call... Kelso San Jose, CA Icrontian

    I'm disappointed it wasn't one of us

    Massalinie
  • GargoyleGargoyle Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares Illinois Icrontian

    We were too busy duct-taping people to telephone poles.

    On the other hand, it's not too late.

    pigflipperBuddyJ
  • GargoyleGargoyle Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares Illinois Icrontian

    I attribute all aging-related joint pain to carrying around my 19" Trinitron monitor for a few years. I think the secret to the picture quality was lead.

    BuddyJsharkydart
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf- Icrontian

    The lead was the secret to not irradiating the user.

  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian

    @CB said:
    The lead was the secret to not irradiating the user.

    Plus it just tastes good.

    Gargoyle
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