LanOC Reviews is a website specifically for gaming, gaming hardware and LAN parties. We started by hosting LAN parties and moved into reviews in March of 2008. We are fairly new to the review scene, but are able to give an opinion from a gamers point of view because we are gamers! All of our reviewers have been well versed in their specific areas of interest due to an unnatural need to play video games and tweak hardware. We want to help you find the best performing products along with the best games to soak up all of your time. We are a group of down to earth geeks who spend all of our time tweaking our PCs and playing  console and PC games. We also host our LAN parties in the Northwest Ohio area four or more times a year. You can learn more about us by visiting our forums where you are welcome to ask questions and chat up new and old games and hardware.

Our Staff

Our staff is filled with a variety of interesting people with lots of differing point of views. In other words, we are all crazy in our own way.


Name: Wes Compton


Alias: Garfi3ld

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Specialty: PC Hardware, Audio, Gadgets

BIO: You might call him obsessed or just a hardcore geek. His obsession with gaming hardware and gadgets isn't anything new, he could be found taking things apart even as a child. When not poking around in PC's he can be found playing Dota 2, Awesomenauts, or Civilization 5 or watching a wide variety of TV shows and Movies. If you are sneaky enough, you may even catch him playing a tower defense game on his tablet. You can follow Wes on Twitter HERE, or on Facebook HERE

Review and Event Staffalex

Name: Alexandra Compton

Alias: Koolaid

Specialty: Public Relations Guru

BIO: When she can be pulled away from her games, Alex has been known to post up product and affiliate news. Of course as per the norm, its difficult to pull her away from World of Warcrack without some sort of power or internet failure.

Contributing Editor / Event Staffadam2

Name: Adam Army

Alias: Lersar

Specialty:Laptop Hardware, Console Hardware, Enclosures

BIO: Adam has been playing video games since he can remember, and that passion has only grown over the years. Video games are his biggest hobby, and any free time he gets he spends gaming. The addiction doesn't stop there; he also enjoys collecting gaming memorabilia, watching and/or reading anything to do with video games and the gaming industry, and more recently writing reviews himself. Starting off mostly in console gaming, most of his strengths are still there though the PC realm is rapidly catching up.
If you would like to join our team here at LanOC you can contact us through the contact form.

Event Staff cory

Name:Cory Bryan

Alias: Vialdragon

Specialty: Event Electrician, Tree Climber, Extremely Biased Reviewer

BIO: Cory enjoys most genres of game but prefers rpg and mmo's. Primarily a PC gamer, but will occasionally settle for a good console game. When not playing you can find him working. Sad but he likes to stay busy.

Event Staff jared

Name: Jared Sellars

Alias: Plague 

Specialty: Keeping Things Moving!

BIO: Jared is the newest addition to our event staff. He will be in charge of tournaments both before, during, and after our events. That means those of you who come out for our lans will spend lots of time with him. He is a friendly guy and as far as we can tell he doesn't bite. Outside of our events he enjoys his fair share of games like the rest of us and can be found tweeking and modding his Antec Skeleton case. 

News Editor/Review Staffbrennon

Name: Brennon Hill

Alias: Fildy

Specialty: Gaming

BIO: Brennon is a lifelong gamer. Since the age of thirteen he has been shooting, puzzling, and persuading his way through virtual worlds. He considers himself a cinephile and can usually be dragged away from more prudent matters for a good movie or book. Recently he has taken up writing reviews and helping with the news to occupy his free time. When not found writing reviews or home schooling his two young cousins you can usually find him raging at Heroes of Newerth.


Our Awards


Editor's Choice products are picked at the end of the year, and the flaws found during the review are not always relevant. Something that may have been too pricey or had some flaws, may be eligible for this award at the end of the year. They may not be the best of the best, but something that our editor feels would be a great buy.


The top honors award are reserved for the best of the best in a particular category. These products may have a few minor flaws, but overall they are going to be the best that there is to offer in a particular market at a particular price point. You won't get to see too many of these.

A reccomended product is anything that we think you should pick up. Often times it will have flaws, but usually the price point or particular features will overcome the flaws and make the product worth buying.


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