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Posted by spectre on Monday, September 22, 2014 - 1:04pm

Last Friday, while filming for our upcoming television show on UrbanTV, we strapped my Oculus Rift DK2 onto an askari (security guard). However, we forgot to warn him that what he was about to see wasn't real. Hilarity ensued.

AgentSmith posted a video of our shenanigans on YouTube and 48 hours later we've got 300,000 hits. Huzzah! Askari is famous!

[UPDATE: We reached over 1 million views in 6 days and the video featured in a Comedy Central game-show!]

Posted by Saint on Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 11:50pm

We came, we saw, we killed it...for charity. GamersNights was invited by Hive Colab incubation hub to co-host a "Gaming 4 Charity" event for the "40 days over 40 smiles" charity foundation. The 40/40 foundation was established with the sole purpose of helping vulnerable children and communities to access quality, all-round education support and entrepreneurial training aimed at self-sustainability. After the success of the Gulu robotics camp, Gamers Nights decided to “take a shot” at supporting the dormitory building project that the 40/40 Foundation is undertaking in Luweero District.

Two camera crews from Urban TV, a local TV station whose primary audience is the youth, were in attendance. One crew was filming material for an on-going Urban TV show called Innovate, which follows Hive Colab's activities in the tech space. The other crew was filming material for our new Gamers Nights TV show that will be airing soon. As soon as we arrived, we started setting up to join our “Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3” server where some of our members that weren't able to make it were waiting. However, a laggy internet connection to the server made things difficult. As we were troubleshooting network issues, there were at least four stations at which “Mortal Kombat- Komplete Edition” was being played simultaneously. Eventually we gave up on the online server and decided to set up a local COD MW3 server to entertain the now very anxious gamers. Tournaments of Mortal Kombat and Fifa were going on and winners were crowned and awarded bragging rights in their respective disciplines.

Meanwhile we had someone going around collecting donations from everyone for the charity. At the end of the day, we had collected a little over UGX300,000. Thanks to our loyal gamers for always answering the call of duty, and all who attended and made this day a success.

STOP PRESS Announcement: The 40 days over 40 smiles charity foundation invites GamersNights to their charity sports event;
Event: #5AsideUG. Fun, Soccer event, Women’s day edition, 4 Guyz & a girl.
Twitter: @40days_40smiles Facebook: 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation
Date: 8th March 2014 (Women’s Day)
Entrance: UGX3,000,
Players: UGX10,000

Posted by billynkid on Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 12:06pm

Shortly on the back of our recent launch of our Dedicated Minecraft Server - we have now launch two new servers for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Serious Sam 3!

You can find both of these on and respectively.

The MW3 server is already seeing regular action lots of nights so feel free to join the Mayham!

As always if you are experiencing any issues connecting to the server please do let us know on our FB page and we will try to help you as soon as we can.

Posted by spectre on Monday, February 3, 2014 - 8:06pm

We launched a Minecraft server on the Liquid Telecom backbone network while the askari wasn't looking. If you don't already have the game, get a copy here. It's good on Linux, Mac, and Windows.

Our server address is

Posted by NtindaSnyper on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 9:27pm

Fundi Bots, a Ugandan non-profit initiative promoting Robotics to solve local technical problems held a Robotics Camp at Gulu High School, in Gulu, Uganda. The camp was fully funded by Oysters and Pearls, and International NGO run by Sandra Washburn.

Gamers Nights was invited to the Gulu Robotics Camp to enhance the tech learning experience and give the kids a bucket load of fun. Agent Smith, DiamondTrust and NtindaSnyper set off to Gulu on 22nd Jan to answer the 'call of duty'.

On arrival, we started off installing our most popular game, Call of Duty on the approximately 15 laptops at the Camp including an extra 2 Gaming laptops lovingly donated by Oysters and Pearls for the event. Once the setup was done, the kids went about their first PC Multiplayer experience, filled with awkward hand positions on the keyboard and having two kids using one computer simultaneously, one on the keyboard, the other on the mouse, but having blast realizing they are playing against each other. You can check out the pictures on our GamersNights facebook page .

Day Two after their Robotics lessons, we now took a step back to give a little lecture about computer networks and their importance in gaming before starting up the game. We took the kids on a step by step course through the game explaining it's various mechanics and ensuring they can set up the game server themselves, which much to our joy, they accomplished very easily. To teach them more about strategy and team play, we split them into two groups (US Marines & Russian OpFOR) and this greatly fired up their competitive spirit. Before long the room was filled with cheers and groans from the winning and losing teams every 30 or so minutes. Alot of the kids were now playing without looking at the keyboard and controlling their players alone, while their partners looked on and offered strategic advice. We had so much fun, it went on till about 9.30PM.

Day Three: After the closing ceremony for the training camp, we had one final Best-of-three competition between the teams that was won by the Russian team. All seven of their team mates got a prize from Gamers Nights. After which they just kept at it, their skills showing a tremendous improvement since they begun, with them able to do more complex in-game operations like Voting and Class customization without any help from us. We eventually had to stop and 11PM with all the kids abuzz about what they did and how they could have done it better than their colleagues. To wrap it up, we had some talks with the school's administration to foster gaming and told them about the benefits of the activity for the kids that they received with much approval.

Now onto the 6 hour journey by bus back to Kampala ...