Xbox support online now in GameSpy Arcade
GameSpy Industries has released a new version of
its wildly popular PC game matchmaking service, GameSpy Arcade, today with multiplayer
gaming support for Microsoft's new Xbox gaming system. The free software is available now
at www.gamespyarcade.com .
Using a Windows-based PC, gamers can utilize the
full breadth of GameSpy Arcade community services - chat, matchmaking, instant-messaging
and more -- to locate other gamers and play multiplayer-enabled Xbox games online. At just
the push of a button, players can automatically launch their game, with GameSpy Arcade
creating a temporary private gaming network between the players and their connected Xbox
Until now, Xbox gamers had no matchmaking
services available. Now, with GameSpy Arcade, Xbox gaming online is a snap. Anyone can
browse a list of live games waiting for players to join, as well as chat live with other
players while browsing Xbox and PC gaming news and information.
GameSpy Industries has pioneered online gaming
and matchmaking technology for next-generation video game console systems. GameSpy
technology has powered in-game matchmaking services for Dreamcast and PlayStation 2 games,
including the top-selling Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3, the first PlayStation 2 game to be
enabled for online play. Now, GameSpy brings online multiplayer capabilities to the Xbox,
providing that system's first outside-of-the-game matchmaking service.
GameSpy Arcade supports online gameplay for more
than 280 PC games -- more than any other gaming service -- and now supports all
multiplayer-enabled Xbox titles as well, such as Halo, NASCAR Heat 2002 and Tony Hawk's
Pro Skater 2x. For more information and to download the free GameSpy Arcade software,
Editor's Note: Read the excellent GameSpy
tutorial for setting up online multiplayer for your Xbox. Click here.