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multiplayer gaming

Two or more people playing a game on the computer and competing with each other over the Internet or inhouse local network (LAN). The traditional card games such as bridge and poker emulate a deck of playing cards. However, video games also allow players to compete within a simulated environment that takes them into a fantasy world. See e-sports, MMOG, MMORPG and gaming.
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Sales of the online multiplayer game cards have already been established in advance of their planned roll out making these cities prime targets for rapid expansion.
Mr Philip Wu, SingTel's Director of Content Acquisition and Marketing said, "We are pleased that the recent Nokia and SingTel Multiplayer Game Quest 2006 has brought the creation of multiplayer games to new levels and allowed fresh talent to showcase their skills.
Multiplayer games also have a huge boost with the extension of popular online social networking communities into mobile.
Terraplay's MOVE is a network solution for mobile multiplayer gaming that is designed to support all types of real-time games, from turn- based sports and racing games, to massive multiplayer games involving thousands of players.
Massively multiplayer games have explored many different distribution models, and many of them can be freely downloaded and experienced for a trial period.
Verant is banking heavily on massively multiplayer games, recently releasing an expansion of Everquest called the Ruins of Kunark and the science-fiction epic Sovereign.
This unique channel will enable gamers to broaden their gaming experience to include high quality multiplayer games like Albatross18, the popular casual golf simulation game, which currently has more than 10 million loyal players worldwide.
today announced the release of all Real Dice[TM] mobile multiplayer games and the Real Dice World[TM] social gaming community for RIM BlackBerry devices.
Nokia sees that mobile online multiplayer games and mobility go hand in hand, which is why we want to work with Sun to complement our N-Gage offering and expand the mobile online multiplayer experience to the wider Java technology gaming market," said Ilkka Raiskinen, Nokia's Senior Vice President, Games Business Unit.
Exit Games is one of the best in the business of cross-platform and cross-network gaming environments, and has built a rich platform complete with connection, billing and administration functions, so that game developers can fully concentrate on their creativity and development skills, and network operators can host multiplayer games at carrier scale and robustness.
com, is a multiplayer gaming environment that lets gamers launch and locate more than 150 multiplayer games, ranging from chess and checkers to real-time strategy and action games, with gamers all around the world.