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GameRanger is an Internet gaming service for the Macintosh and Windows computing platforms. The service includes custom software and unlike other gaming services is not strictly web-based. GameRanger was created by Scott Kevill and was first released in July 1999 for Macintosh with support for 11 game titles. In the same year, it achieved an award of &quot;Best Internet Gaming Achievement&quot; by Macworld Magazine. The service today supports over 600 titles.
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