the History of... quakespy
-----written in Quake era-----
QuakeSpy: popular quake server query utility distributed with quakeworld. enables players to see who is on what server, and automagically pings the server to gauge lag. available at a registered version of the now shareware qspy is available, offering bonus options like an integrated chat client. qspy is now known as gamespy, and is compatible with many multiplayer 3d action games

Now gamespy.

-historian kolinahr, updated 97 dec 7