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Like a good shampoo, promises to "revive and extend" multiplayer games.


Perth, Western Australia -- March 19, 2009 -- GameRanger, the PC multiplayer online gaming service, added improvements to give games a longer multiplayer life. Rather than waiting around for a multiplayer game, people are now immediately notified the moment anyone wants to play a game of theirs that interests them.

GameRanger's new notifications mean that people can be always ready for a game even while occupied with other PC activities by simply having the GameRanger icon in the system tray. This increases the pool of available players for all games at all times. Once people have decided they want to play, GameRanger handles the rest so they have no need to worry about the usual headaches of network issues or connection problems.

Most multiplayer games have a spike of activity just after release and then trail off, making it increasingly harder to find others to play against. Some games never even reach the levels needed for their built- in lobbies and auto-matching in the first place. Potential players end up quitting out of frustration or boredom before they find a match, perpetuating the problem, because they can't do anything else while they wait.

"Although digital distribution has increased the shelf-life of PC games, little has been done to boost their multiplayer shelf-life and dwindling online-gaming communities," observed Scott Kevill, president of GameRanger Technologies. "Now with GameRanger, the Long Tail doesn't need to be a Lonely Tale."

GameRanger runs on Windows XP or later, and is available as a free download from

About GameRanger

GameRanger is the longest running multiplayer online gaming service, having originally opened to Mac gaming in 1999. In November 2008, GameRanger expanded to PC gaming with full lobby support for over 500 games -- significantly more than any other multiplayer service -- and is rapidly becoming the preferred choice of gamers for playing their friends online. GameRanger Technologies is located in Perth, Western Australia.

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