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Insomnia 60

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by manuDOTtech, 14 Apr 2017.

  1. manuDOTtech


    Joined: 26 Nov 2016

    Posts: 3

    Anyone going? I'm planning on buying tickets... any tips for a first timer? Also - is there an Overclockers booth, if so, what's going to be going on there?
  2. Besty


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,870

    I am on the train as we speak. There must be hundreds of people off these forums going there - they are just hiding :)

    I am taking my 8 year old daughter with me, as I need an excuse to find the OCUK Giraffe and go to the Zelda Symphony on Sunday evening.

    Surprised there is not an official thread as there will be an OCUK booth.

    Tips? Well, I would usually have a long list but as the location is excellent there will be less problems this year as it is designed to cope with the numbers.
  3. Big Spender

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Oct 2004

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  4. BDEE


    Joined: 21 Apr 2011

    Posts: 2,810

    Not been since something like i30. It lost it's appeal for me. Do look back at some of the events....i7 / i8 and remember how epic they were - Everyone with their big CRT monitors and Windows 2000. Some really fun times had back then.

    It just seems "different" now. Maybe it's just because of getting older.

    I think I would go if a load of the people I used to go with all went to one, but more just for the social aspect rather than the gaming.
  5. Besty


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,870

    just had a walk through. it is pretty epic. congrats to the organisers.

    the sheer scale of the event is something else!

    have retreated to TGI fridays for lunch will dive back in after
  6. plasmahal


    Joined: 5 Feb 2006

    Posts: 4,113

    Been going since i58 with my son, daughter and her friend.

    Will be there again on Sunday.

    you need to be quite early if you want to see the opening event on the main stage and get freebies.

    Otherwise rock up, walk round and see what stage events take your fancy.

    Last time they did some VR games on stage and was funny to watch.
  7. danielanthony

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Sep 2007

    Posts: 2,097

    Location: Abingdon

    They moved it to some grim hell hole up north. I did go when it was at Newbury racecourse which was much better (for me anyway) :p
  8. BDEE


    Joined: 21 Apr 2011

    Posts: 2,810

    As much as I agree it was good when at Newbury, when you were still allowed to sleep under your desk, The NEC is hardly "Up North"....
  9. TommyV


    Joined: 14 Oct 2008

    Posts: 6,663

    The good old days :)

    i20 was my first event, to be honest all that's changed is the sheer scale imo.
  10. megakid

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,389

    Location: London

    I went to i7 and i8. Those were the days! What's it like now? Bigger, obviously but anything else?
  11. Swifty55


    Joined: 21 Feb 2006

    Posts: 5,647

    Location: Home

    I went to i34, was a great experience and an expensive one!

  12. Unicorn


    Joined: 24 Dec 2011

    Posts: 4,736

    I think it was i52 i went to last at the ricoh. I want to go now its at NEC but couldn't find time this year. Maybe next year
  13. Hades


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 25,652

    Location: Surrey

    I99 veteran here from 1999 in a tiny place, complete with multiple power cuts, I forget where. Then went until about I5 at Newbury I think.
  14. dirtybeatfreak


    Joined: 25 Jun 2006

    Posts: 4,146

    Just looked at the 8pack 25k machine it's insane :)
  15. Diagro


    Joined: 3 Jun 2012

    Posts: 9,504

    It's lost its appeal for me since game bought it
  16. craptakular


    Joined: 7 Jan 2007

    Posts: 10,612

    Location: Hobart, Tasmania

    What goes on at these events?
  17. Russinating


    Joined: 27 Dec 2005

    Posts: 16,429

    Location: Bristol

    Ha, I went i5...
  18. DaleTheWhale


    Joined: 17 Aug 2012

    Posts: 6,609

    Location: Tamworth, UK

    i57-60 so far, exhibition lacks so much but the LAN is an amazing experience.

    Addition of the music night was a good move, The Disciples & Chase and Status + a bunch of awkward nerds. :p
  19. HAz


    Joined: 1 May 2003

    Posts: 10,857

    Location: Torquay Devon

    i9 was first one i went to. you could sleep under your desk. as a 16 year old it was epic, you could stay up all night and not get told off, you had super low ping but a high 300 ish at home. I cant see the appeal anymore, maybe when my kids are older I dunno. Think i went to i18,19,21 maybe another but it wasn't as good then.
  20. dowie

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 29 Jan 2008

    Posts: 51,301

    people bring along BB guns and get arrested by armed police