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Wednesday, March 27, 2002
Rumors of GameRanger's Sale Unfounded
1:18 PM | Sean Smith | Comment on this story

Yesterday evening, MacNN reported that several of its readers (all unnamed) were claiming that GameRanger, the Macintosh multiplayer online gaming service, had been sold to Mac games publisher Aspyr Media.

Today, in response to inquiries from IMG and other Mac gaming journalists, Scott Kevill, the owner of GameRanger, laid those rumors to rest. In an interview granted to Peter Cohen of MacCentral, Kevill stated:

No, GameRanger isn't being acquired by Aspyr.
Cohen reports that Kevill has no explanation for the origin of the rumor.

Confirming Kevill's statement, Jeff Baietto, Aspyr's vice president of marketing, told Cohen:

We're excited to read about the rumor, and that would be big news indeed. The rumor is not true, though. We're very supportive of Scott Kevill's efforts with GameRanger, and we certainly look forward to working with him for future support of our games. Aspyr Media understands the importance of online gaming, and that's why we support efforts to make our games compatible with GameRanger and our own service, AspyrWorld.
The free GameRanger service currently supports 77 multiplayer Mac games (plus nine multiplayer demos) and boasts a community of 80,000 users.

Aspyr Media
MacCentral: GameRanger, Aspyr deny acquisition rumors

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