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TEN YEARS OF AGE OF EMPIRES II ONLINE

Perth, Western Australia -- August 27, 2010 -- Age of Empires II: The Conquerors had its 10th birthday this week, and to celebrate, GameRanger is inviting everyone to a day of online gaming on Sunday, August 29 from 9am PT / 12pm ET / 4pm GMT onwards.

Gamers are encouraged to join in for a fun day of multiplayer battles. Whether they're new to the game or recall it fondly from years back, GameRanger is a friendly place with a wide range of skill levels from complete beginner to seasoned veteran.

Even if they don't own the game, or have lost the original disks, gamers can still enjoy 4-player online multiplayer with the free demo versions listed.

Age of Empires II: The Conquerors (also known as Age of Conquerors and AoC) was originally released August 24, 2000. Despite the passage of time it is still played online today, with over 1.1 million games played on GameRanger just in the last month. Few games achieve this kind of lasting community, and Age of Empires II holds a special place in many gamers' hearts.

What's Needed?

Age of Empires II: Age of Kings Demo (47 MB):

http://www.microsoft.com/games/age2/downloads.htm

Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Demo (38 MB):

http://www.microsoft.com/games/conquerors/downloads.aspx

Age of Empires II: Age of Kings 2.0a Update (2.6 MB, for full game):

http://www.microsoft.com/games/age2/downloads.htm#updates

Age of Empires II: The Conquerors 1.0c Update (4 MB, for full game):

http://www.microsoft.com/games/conquerors/downloads.aspx

GameRanger runs on Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 and is available as a free download from http://www.GameRanger.com

GameRanger was the official multiplayer service for the Mac version of Age of Empires II, and Microsoft now also officially recommends GameRanger as a replacement for the original PC Age of Empires II service, MSN Gaming Zone, that closed down in June 2006.

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 and now offers full lobby support for over 600 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. For more information, visit http://www.GameRanger.com and follow on http://twitter.com/GameRanger and http://facebook.com/GameRanger

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