Some really good news for hard-core A&A fans, as GameRanger
now supports Axis and Allies RTS, the A&A demo, and even the older title Axis & Allies: Iron Blitz
. This means if GameSpy should go down, either temporarily or permanently, hard-core A&A fans will still have a home. GameRanger offers features like profiles, friends lists, instant messaging, in-game voice communication, and competitive ladders/rankings/ratings.
"Hey there, just thought you'd like to know that Axis and Allies RTS (and its demo) are now playable on GameRanger.
I know the GameSpy issue has been solved for now, but this gives you another option so you aren't dependent on their goodwill. Plus, GameRanger deals with routers and firewalls automatically."