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Blitz: League, Ballers, SlugFest, MK: Deception Back Online!

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:17 am
by lazyhoboguy
This was originally posted by Freddy in this thread: ... =10&t=1183
I am just posting it in the guides section so it is easier to find.

After quite a bit of tweaking by FreddY, Favrenation and CHC, the following Midway games are now back online for PS2!

Blitz: The League
NBA Ballers
NBA Ballers: Phenom
MLB SlugFest: Loaded
Mortal Kombat: Deception

How is this possible?
The online servers for all of these games remain online, maintained by GameSpy. Somewhere along the line, it seems that Midway had GameSpy remove in-game lobby rooms/chat services for all of their online games, which are required for online play. What we have done is restored these peer chat services for all of these games so that players are seamlessly able to connect to them online!

(NOTE: NFL Blitz Pro & NHL Hitz Pro are not able to be resurrected because they have been discontinued via DNAS)

In order to play online, just set your Primary DNS Server in your PS2 Network Configuration to:
( DNS 2 hosted by Bobz. The DNS server number occasionally changes, so if you are having trouble please check and compare DNS 2 to what you have saved on your memory card)
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

If you have this game and would like to schedule a time to play, reply to this thread or post a topic over in the Game Scheduling section.

Be sure to spread the word.

Special thanks to FreddY, Favrenation and CHC for re-enabling online play for Midway online games for PS2.


Blitz: The League brings you more Blitz-style play, but with more content and harder hits. The League includes on-field injuries, ranging from snapping bones to bloody, career-ending hits. Now you can control the entire franchise, dealing with personnel decisions and front-office politics. New visual game modes let you view crucial game moments and moves in slow motion. In addition to traditional multiplayer, you can also play the no-holds-barred style of Blitz football online.

Blitz: The League - GameSpy Online Status Page

For those that don't own it, Blitz: The League is $2.99 used at GameStop.

It's all about the chromed-out cars, jewelry, ladies, tattoos, and jets in NBA Ballers, the basketball game that highlights both the one-on-one confrontation and the glamorous lifestyle of NBA superstars. Choose from current and legendary NBA players, such as Tracy McGrady, Chris Webber, Magic Johnson, and Wilt Chamberlain, and face-off in some lavish player home courts. Although the game focuses on the one-on-one experience, you can also play in one-on-three and special-rules matches. After the tournaments, spend your winnings on anything from licensed cars to expensive mansions.

NBA Ballers - GameSpy Online Status Page

For those that don't own it, NBA Ballers is $0.99 used at GameStop.

Here it is...The NBA Finals in sunny Los Angeles, California. It's time for all the unknowns from around the world to step on the court and get noticed by the right people. From scouts and coaches to casting directors, everyone is looking for the next "phenom." You have one week to check out the city and prove that you're the one everyone is looking for. Take the trophy in unique basketball tournaments, customize your style to get all the eyes on you, and interact with the local scene. By the end of the week, you could be the #1 draft pick of the NBA or on your way to your own entertainment empire. Have you got the skills to prove you belong at the top?

NBA Ballers: Phenom - GameSpy Online Status Page

For those that don't own it, NBA Ballers: Phenom is $1.99 used at GameStop.

The MLB SlugFest series reloads its latest installment with more beanballs, hard tags, and over-the-top animations. All your favorite baseball players now have powers to run at turbo speed, make impossible catches, and survive hard collisions. This time, you can review diving catches or home-run scoreboard smashes through a customizable instant-replay feature. And for the first time in the series, the PlayStation 2 and Xbox Live users can take their players and teams online--complete with headset support.

MLB SlugFest: Loaded - GameSpy Online Status Page

For those that don't own it, MLB SlugFest: Loaded is $0.99 used at GameStop.

Mortal Kombat: Deception takes the series to the next level with multiple fatalities per character, interactive backgrounds, and new game modes. For the first time in the Mortal Kombat series, you can play a free-roaming Konquest mode, board games, and a puzzle game, in addition to the enhanced one-on-one fighting mode. Mortal Kombat: Deception supports online play for both the PS2 and Xbox Live and features online matches and tournaments as well as online gameplay capabilities for both the board game and puzzle modes.

Mortal Kombat: Deception - GameSpy Online Status Page

For those that don't own it, Mortal Kombat: Deception is $4.99 used at GameStop.