That's right, nVidia claims to "give gamers [the] first chance ever to play three Battlefield 3 multiplayer maps" with their GeForce LAN 6 event; in doing so, they seem to have realized something important: the only thing more persuasive than free swag is, of course, early access to big-name video games.
There are still some general admission tickets available for the event (check out registration options here) for those of you that'd like the option to board the aircraft carrier, check out exhibitor booths, and play in some free-play area competitions. The event is from October 14-16 in Alameda, California.
The event will offer "48 hours of non-stop PC gaming, fun contests, amazing prizes, and special stage presentations," along with Battlefield 3 multiplayer, which is its first public play appearance.
EVGA, Toshiba, Corsair, MSI, Zotac, Cooler Master, Cyberpower PC, Digital Storm, Plantronics, Systemax, V3 Gaming PC, ASUS, Antec, Falcon Northwest, and Kingston Technology are sponsoring the event, so you can expect some sort of giveaways and swag from those guys -- besides, they're generally incredibly knowledgeable and can answer any burning PC hardware questions you have!