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'Ultimate Baseball Online' Scores Big with Alpha Testers

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 11:04 a.m. PST

Netamin Corporation reported today that over 1,200 gamers registered and requested to take part in the initial alpha testing for Ultimate Baseball Online. The first pitch of the opening game was thrown February 7, 2003 and the testing will continue through March 1, 2003.

An initial eighteen players, making up two opposing teams, were hand-selected to compete against each other in the first ever baseball game hosted online. Netamin hosted two games, and the players performed like the pros. In the second game, competition was fierce during the action-packed three innings, with the visiting team beating the home team by an extremely slim margin of five runs to four. As the “series” progresses, the number of alpha testers asked to participate will continue to increase. More games are scheduled this Friday and Saturday. Details for registered members can be obtained at the following address.

Ultimate Baseball Online accurately re-creates the exciting world of baseball online, where each position is manned by a real player who can join in various leagues and hone his or her pitching, fielding and batting skills. The final version of the game will be available to audiences globally in summer 2003.

About Ultimate Baseball Online

Ultimate Baseball Online is the first ever Massively Multiplayer Online Sports Game (MMOSG), allowing two teams to compete in a 3D virtual stadium. Each participant controls a player for a specific position on a team and gamers can build their athlete’s skills by practicing pitching, fielding or batting. The UBO universe will allow league play, pick up games and a farm system, just like the real life big leagues. The season begins in early 2003. For more information, please visit the official website.

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