I went to Stoopids yesterday for a birthday party of a friend's kid. For those who aren't familiar with this place, imagine a room with 30-40 PC machines all networked and ready to run a plethora of multiplayer games. For a small fee, these machines will open up and allow you to play these games for a certain bankable time period with any number of people on those machines. It's a pretty well-done concept, and one that has lots of merit. Imagine making game installation and maintenance someone elses problem. Playing a game with several other people doesn't require everyone loading the game, dealing with driver issues, and complaining about speed and ping issues. It's a great concept, and one that I think makes sense for anyone looking to host a lan-party with a minimum of effort.