GameSpy 3D has quickly become one of the must-have utilities for anyone who
plays first-person shooters like Quake or Quake II over the Internet. This utility
allows you to search the Internet for servers running your favorite games and join them at
the click of a button. You can also search for servers running specific mods, such
as CTF or Rocket Arena, and even search for your buddies playing on the Internet. Among
the many games currently supported are Quake, Quake II, Unreal, Half-Life, Shogo, Blood2
Probably the most attractive feature of GameSpy, however,
is the ability to see a list of your ping times to all the servers out there. You can
quickly see what servers you can get the best connection to and thus reduce your chance of
suffering lag, the nemesis of most online gamers. You can even add these servers to
a "favorites" list for later use.
While no one has yet figured out how to completely
eliminate lag, the team at GameSpy surely has found a way to dodge it a little.