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How can I get a list of servers hosted by my players?

I'm writing a multiplayer 2D online game, where game servers are hosted by the players. I want to show players a list of the currently hosted game servers. How would I do that? I know how to let ...
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Is host advantage real?

I'm sure many of you have heard the term host advantage through out your time playing action video games. However, I was curious if this was a real studied and proven concept in game design, computer ...
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How to prevent that a MMORPG dies when the provider ceases to provide hosting? [closed]

Most MMORPG providers have to discontinue their service some day. From then on, people can’t play the game anymore. Some communities might set up (reverse-engineered) server emulators (freeshards), ...
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Server hosting and costs [closed]

I'm developing a game that will require renting a server. The server will be used to host scores, clans, friends(on/off), match making, lobby, and chat. The game/match will be hosted by each player ...
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Where can I host the compiled version of my game for free? [closed]

Can somebody recomend a free site for distributing and advertising my freeware (but not open source) Asteroids game in BINARY format?
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if you had a bunch of good server hardware - what would you do with it? make it game related? [closed]

i've just scored 8 Dell 2950's and a Dell Blade Chassis with 10 Dell 1855 Blades, including a NetApp NAS. i'm interested to hear what other game devs would do with the gear. :)
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is it possible to make a MMO starting with scalable hosting?

I made a really basic 2D RPG. I want to know whether I can turn it into a free to play MMO. I cannot afford to rent a server with enough capacity to serve a big number of players but I'm wondering ...
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Red5 or zendZMF or BlazeDS or Cirrus?

I've been trying to develop a multiplayer turn based game which is mostly free to play - I just want to see if the game idea is appreciated - hence I want to do it with minimal cost and I'm confused ...
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Python or C server hosting for indie development

I've written a lot of the game, but it's singleplayer. Now we want to join up and play together. I want to host it like an MMO, but haven't got any personal ability to host (no static IPs or direct ...
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Are there any free ways to host a game matchmaking service?

I am wondering if there's any place i can go where i can either run my own code that does matchmaking or offers hosted matchmaking for games (I.E. RTS games) for free. Is there?
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Where should I host my flash games? [closed]

I'm looking at hosting my flash game on a site like Kongregate or NewGrounds, but with so many choices, I'm left wondering what are the pros & cons of the various options? I'm interested in: ...