From Our Editors
Playing videogames can be an isolating pastime, with most conversations transpiring via headset. But not so when enthusiasts game with CrashNPlay. The service’s technicians deliver and set up video-game lounges in gamers’ homes, facilitating overnight or hourly parties that unite gamers under one roof. Clustered around the lounge’s Xboxes and flat-screen TVs, gamers build even stronger relationships thanks to system-link technology, which allows avatars to meet without players having to rubber-band screens together. To add extra flair to their party, hosts can hire an associate to explain individual games’ nuances or upgrade with a connection that hooks gaming systems up to homes’ wireless networks.