Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1073 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 31


Topic # 87694 4-Aug-2011 12:58
Send private message

Can anyone recommend (or even know of) a Cyber Cafe / Internet Cafe / Cyber Lounge to play computer games with a few friends? Searching online has been fruitless. The only ones I could find are (or were) in the CBD red zone.

Normally we would organise a LAN, but it isn't practical this time as it is just one activity on a stag do (cos you don't get to game once you're married right?) and only a few have laptops.

Ideally it would have pool tables as well as computer gaming. Somewhere near Riccarton/Spreydon/Avonhead would be preferable.

Create new topic


1073 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 31


  Reply # 501894 4-Aug-2011 13:18
Send private message

For that matter does anyone know of any pool halls or bars with pool tables that are still open? Google / yellow pages not very helpfull in that regard either.

Baby Get Shaky!
1500 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 365

Subscriber

  Reply # 501908 4-Aug-2011 13:52
Send private message

There's a cyber cafe on corner Riccarton/Straven rds, and another on Riccarton rd beside BNZ bank. Don't believe either has pool tables though, but Fox and Ferret is just around the corner and so is the Craic.

 
 
 
 




1073 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 31


  Reply # 502169 4-Aug-2011 21:26
Send private message

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll check them out tomorrow. Good idea re the bars too.



1073 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 31


  Reply # 503545 8-Aug-2011 20:32
Send private message

Speedy Internet Cafe on Straven doesn't do games (even though it says so on the window), and Dreamnet on Riccarton only does a couple of games like WoW and some other MMOGs.
We're going to have a bit of a LAN after all.

1539 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 39

Trusted

  Reply # 503546 8-Aug-2011 20:34
Send private message

IMO an Internet Cafe MUST have atleast some form of counter strike to be classed as a Internet cafe :)

1852 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 249

Trusted

  Reply # 503576 8-Aug-2011 21:39
Send private message

boby55: IMO an Internet Cafe MUST have atleast some form of counter strike to be classed as a Internet cafe :)

+1

3291 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 428


  Reply # 503580 8-Aug-2011 21:50
Send private message

And if it comes to playing pool... I can strongly suggest against the Craic...
That place is a dive. Fox and Ferrett or the bar at the Riccarton Rd roundabout would be my picks.



1073 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 31


  Reply # 503597 8-Aug-2011 22:29
Send private message

Thanks, so do the Running Bull Bar & Grill, and Fox & Ferret have pool tables, or just for the drinks?

3291 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 428


  Reply # 503602 8-Aug-2011 22:39
Send private message

Running Bull has a darts board... and some hazy sorta blurry things that I think resembled people... but it's hard to tell... someone made me drink some Tequilla and things go a little blurry.





...um... yeah.

Baby Get Shaky!
1500 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 365

Subscriber

  Reply # 503757 9-Aug-2011 11:20
Send private message

The Fox and Ferret has two pool tables upstairs. You cold also venture down the road to the bars in Bush Inn, but I would anticipate a trip to A&E afterwards to get your injuries tended to...



1073 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 31


  Reply # 503774 9-Aug-2011 12:15
Send private message

kingjj: The Fox and Ferret has two pool tables upstairs. You cold also venture down the road to the bars in Bush Inn, but I would anticipate a trip to A&E afterwards to get your injuries tended to...


Excellent thank you.
IMO a stag do MUST have at least some form of trip to A&E to be classed as a stag do :) Just kidding, we'll probably avoid Bash Inn, it will probably only be more crowded than Riccarton.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43


Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27


2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25


Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21


Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18


Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30


Time to take Appleā€™s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54


New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12


D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01


Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26


OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone
Posted 2-Feb-2018 13:28


Vocus Communications wins a place on the TaaS panel
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:16


SwipedOn raises $1 million capital
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:15


Slingshot offers unlimited gigabit fibre for under a ton
Posted 25-Jan-2018 13:51


Spark doubles down on wireless broadband
Posted 24-Jan-2018 15:44



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.