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26. Re: Activision Blizzard Financial: WoW Subs Drop to 9.1M Aug 3, 2012, 02:07 hb3d
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 20:44:
Anyone remember MPlayer, Total Entertainment Network or Pay by the hour for horrible, laggy matchmaking. Oh those were the days.
Yes, I remember Heat and Mplayer, but you apparently don't because those services were free. You simply had to own a copy of the supported games to play using those networks and install their client software similar to the way Gamespy and Steam work. The only Heat game which was pay was an MMO called 10/Six which outlived the general Heat network. Mplayer did originally have an optional subscription plan, but it was basically only for ranked/tournament play on a couple of games like Quake. Mplayer eventually sold out to Gamespy, and Sega simply folded but kept 10/Six going for awhile longer.

This comment was edited on Aug 3, 2012, 02:28.
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