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PowerPlay announced

has been announced, a set of standards that promises to offer LAN-quality play over the internet. Whether it will deliver is another matter entirely, and we'll have to wait until the trial starts at an ISP in the USA within the next few months to find out...

For more information, check the full announcement over at Voodoo Extreme. Or suck it down at any of the following hype outlets -

interview with Gabe Newell on PlanetFortress

interview with Gabe Newell on GameSpy

interview with Gabe Newell (ooh, I couldn't see that coming) on Unreal Universe

article on GameCenter

John Carmack of id Software made a post to the forums on Slashdot talking about PowerPlay, and why id isn't one of the companies backing it.

Note that most of the GameSpy Network (including GameSpy and PlanetFortress) is down at the time of writing due to maintenance on their servers, so if the links don't work try again later.

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