EIM has also announced that the response to the two UAE-wide online tournaments on the highly popular multiplayer games, Backgammon and Age of Empires II has been tremendous, with gamers from across the region registering for the contest. The finals for both the tournaments will be held at the Internet Café, online@thetowers at the Emirates Towers Boulevard on October 25.
www.mplayer-arabia.com, the region’s first multiplayer community games site, is available free of charge to gaming enthusiasts and offers a wide range of online games, and will also allow them to play their favorite PC game titles against one or more players over the Internet. The site is also accessible through www.albahhar.com, the comprehensive bi-lingual portal that was launched by EIM recently.
Ms. Maroua Naim, General Manager said: “We are extremely encouraged by the highly positive response to our new service. www.mplayer-arabia.com, based on an award-winning technology, is the first of its kind in the Middle East, and allows Internet users in the region to enjoy a mix of games and access games related information through a dedicated site.
“The variety of games on offer include action, RPG (Role Playing Games), strategy and sport, amongst others. There is a large community of gamers in the Gulf who are currently playing on gaming services hosted in North America and Europe,” she said.
For several of the action games available on these services, the inherent latency experienced by users in the region is often too high for satisfactory playing. On the other hand, the latency on our site is as low as 25 milliseconds, thereby providing for a superior multiplayer gaming experience”, added Ms. Naim.
Through www.mplayer-arabia.com, gaming enthusiasts can look forward to pitting their skills and wits with the best in the region and world, on such popular games such as Backgammon, Diablo and Age of Empires II. The service offers web-based classic board and card games, as well as support for CD retail action and simulation games.
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