GAMESPY NEWS ALERT
For Immediate Release
August 31, 2001
GameSpy Industries Releases Roger Wilco Version Mark I.d
GameSpy Industries is proud to announce the release of Roger Wilco version
Mark I.d, a new-and-improved version of the Internet’s most popular real-time
voice chat technology.
Roger Wilco, available as a free download from
is a "virtual walkie-talkie" that allows people to talk to each other,
strategizing or hurling challenges, while playing multiplayer games online.
GameSpy has re-tooled Roger Wilco using its own GameSpy.Net technology, a robust
set of tools and backend services that power some of the gaming industry’s most
immersive multiplayer experiences.
Roger Wilco has already been installed by more than two million people, and
the new version offers several new features, including an integrated server
browser, auto-patching and new Roger Wilco Base Station support. All of the new
features make use of GameSpy.Net technology, and give users easy and
unprecedented access to the vast community of Roger Wilco users.
GameSpy intends to combine many of Roger Wilco’s best features with future
versions of GameSpy Arcade, the company’s next-generation online gaming
environment, to further improve Arcade’s voice communication and community
features. GameSpy is also actively working on the next version of Roger Wilco
with even more and better features.
GameSpy acquired the Roger Wilco license through its acquisition of the
Mplayer gaming community earlier this year, and immediately began subsequent
work on the product.
About GameSpy Industries
Founded in 1995, GameSpy Industries, Inc.,
is the leading provider of consumer online entertainment and technologies to the
games industry. GameSpy’s Consumer Division creates superior game and editorial
experiences for the enjoyment of millions of gamers worldwide through its
consumer online game software GameSpy Arcade, and GameSpy3D, and provides a
centralized news and information resource for gamers at
GameSpy’s Business Services Division, provides online gaming infrastructure and
technologies to the PC, Mac, and console games industry at
It is the official online infrastructure provider for leading game publishers
such as Activision, Eidos, WizardWorks, Interplay and Gathering of Developers
and Internet media delivery giants like Real Networks. GameSpy’s advertising
network, The Mplayer Entertainment Network, reaches over 16 million unique
monthly visitors, making it one of the largest advertising properties on the
Internet. GameSpy Industries is headquartered in Irvine, California.