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'Ultimate Baseball Online 2006' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 12, 2006 @ 1:09 p.m. PDT

Netamin today announced the latest edition of the world's first MMO baseball game, Ultimate Baseball Online 2006, giving players the opportunity to play sports gamers from other countries in virtual competition.

Ultimate Baseball Online is currently played world wide, with large fan bases not only in the U.S., but also in Canada, Japan, Korea, England, Germany, Australia, and numerous other countries. Ultimate Baseball Online 2006 (UBO 2006) can be downloaded and played for free at www.ultimatebaseballonline.com.

Ultimate Baseball Online 2006 is a technological innovation which lets sports fans and gamers play a virtual version of baseball in a real-time environment on any PC with a broadband connection. UBO delivers a first-person perspective online sports experience as human players form team to compete against other teams in real-time. UBO players can compete in tournaments to win cash and other valuable prizes.

In Ultimate Baseball Online, players create their own characters, and gain experience for every game they play. When their character "levels up," they get points that they can use to increase their character's abilities in areas such as running speed, throwing power, batting power, etc. Unlike traditional baseball video games, UBO lets players play with teammates - everyone sees the game from their own character's first-person perspective. And just as in baseball, team communication (team chat) is essential for success on the field.

"Ultimate Baseball Online brings the 'team experience' to the sports gaming experience," said Andy Wang, president of Netamin. "A team of people playing against another team of real people is a much different experience than one person sitting alone in front of a console game playing against a computer."

To ensure a true baseball player experience, Darrell Evans, a two-time Major League All-Star ('73 & '74) and World Series winner (1985), serves as UBO's principle baseball consultant. "Ultimate Baseball Online, for me, is the closest thing to being back on the playing field," said Darrell Evans. "The mental part of baseball has finally been captured. UBO will give players a great appreciation for the fine points of each position, as well as an understanding of the teamwork that is involved in playing the sport of baseball successfully."

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