GameSpy buys MPlayer
GameSpy Industries has bought out competitor MPlayer. MPlayer comprised around 10 million registered users and around 20 million visitors, making it the only serious competition for GameSpy.
With the purchase, GameSpy is also acquiring the successful GlobalRankings.com community with game and ranking lists. MPlayer also included the entire xtreme network and quake3world.com. GameSpy is now the sole market leader for the first time. You can find more information about the purchase here on the official GameSpy page.