Category Archives: gametap
Thu, May 07, 2009 | 23:00 BST
GameTap has entered into an agreement with Microsoft Games to bring some of its PC titles to subscription-based service
Here are the ones added so far:
- Age of Mythology
- Age of Empires 2
- Rise of Nations
- Fable: The Lost Chapters
- Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries
- Zoo Tycoon series
European and North American subscribers can start the downloading frenzy as of today.
Fri, Mar 13, 2009 | 22:35 GMT
American McGee’s Grimm Volume 3 is starting to wind down, what with only two episodes left after this week’s offering of Sleeping Beauty.
In Grimm’s sordid version of the fairy tale, a socially awkward witch puts a kingdom to sleep for 100 years. This promises to be the longest episode yet.
Also, Just Cause has been added to the free-to-play list, but only until March 26.
That should get you pumped until Just Cause 2 comes out sometime this year.
GameTap’s offerings can be found here, and if you are chintzy and don’t wanna spend the cash on a subscription, just play the free ones.
Thu, Mar 05, 2009 | 22:45 GMT
GameTap has announced that Pinocchio, the new American McGee’s Grimm episode, is now available and free to play for the first 24 hours.
Eidos and Rebellion’s Rogue Trooper also free to play until March 12.
Free is good.
Hit the link for more details.
Thu, Feb 26, 2009 | 22:41 GMT
GameTap has added a new American McGee’s Grimm episode to the line-up this week.
Grimm, the wee-happy troll, goes to China where he meets the cross-dressing-warrior-woman Mulan and makes the Yellow River earn its name.
Non-subscribers can play this too, because new episodes of Grimm are always free for the first 24 hours.
Speaking of free, RPG fans can play Sacred Gold all this week for nada, and Psychonauts, Metal Slug, Tomb Raider: Legend and Earthworm Jim have also been returned to the free bin.
More information through the link.
Thu, Feb 19, 2009 | 22:15 GMT
GameTap has an exclusive Sonic the Hedgehog retrospective over on its YouTube channel.
The documentary is over 24 minutes long, broken into four parts, and features members of the original Sonic Team speaking together for the first time, including:
- Naoto Ohshima, Illustrator
- Yuji Naka, Programmer
- Hirokazu Yasuhara, Level Designer
- Shinobu Toyoda, Executive Vice President, SEGA
- Madeline Schroeder, Product Manager
- Al Nilsen, Director of Marketing, SEGA
- Roger Hector, GM, SEGA Technical Institute
- Takashi Yuda, Illustrator, “Knuckles”
- Akinori Nishiyama, GM. Sonic Team Japan
- Yuji Uekawa, Designer, Sonic Adventure
- Takashi Iizuka, Director, SEGA Technical Institute
Highlights include rare vintage videos, never-before-seen concept art featuring Sonic’s original girlfriend Madonna, Sega commercials from the 90s and Naoto Ohshima discussing how he was inspired by Michael Jackson, Bill Clinton and Santa Claus.
Watch all four parts here.
Fri, Feb 06, 2009 | 21:26 GMT
America McGee’s Grimm: Volume 3 will be the last in the point and click adventure, says GameTap.
The online gaming site is celebrating the series upcoming February 12 release by making all episodes of Volume 2 free to play this weekend. So, if you want to step into the shoes of the naughty troll Grimm and make fairy tales as nasty as possible, complete with the ability to wee on everything, head onover there now.
The first episode of Grimm: Volume 3 will be the Frog King – also known as The Princess and the Frog in some circles.
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 is also free to play until February 11 if you sign up for the free service. That should give you something to do over the weekend, no doubt.