Tag Archives: gametap
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 | 21:41 BST
Indie shooter Ether Vapor Remaster will release on Steam, GamersGate, GameTap, and GameStop on Friday, June 29. The re-release is courtesy of Nyu Media. Remaster will include leaderboards, four modes, HD visuals, and English text. No word on pricing just yet, so just log into one of the respective digital sites on Friday to puck it up. Thanks, D’toid.
Thu, Aug 13, 2009 | 15:24 BST
The PC Gaming Alliance has welcomes eight companies into the fold, including GameStop and Gas Powered Games.
Other new members include BFG Technologies, Bigfoot Networks, Flextronics, GameTap, Howie’s Game Shack, and InstantAction.
“I’ve spent most of my career fully immersed in the world of PC gaming. It’s where many of the world’s biggest gaming franchises were born and where much of the industry’s innovation continues to this day,” said Gas Powered’s Chris Taylor.
“By joining the PCGA, Gas Powered Games hopes to make contributions that keep PC gaming at the forefront of the industry, help it to overcome its challenges, and continue to fulfill its amazing potential.”
Other members include AMD, Capcom, Dell, Epic, Microsoft, and nVidia.
More through Gamasutra.
Thu, Jun 18, 2009 | 20:30 BST
GameTap will be adding Unreal Gold and Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year edition to the service today.
The free game of the week is Total Overdose and the regular free library has had BloodRayne, Colin Mcrae Rally, Commandos 3, and Operation Flashpoint added to it.
More over on the GameTap Blog.
Mon, May 18, 2009 | 12:18 BST
RPS has alerted us to the fact that if you install Gametap’s app on your personal computer, you can download Deus Ex, Hitman: Blood Money, Psychonauts and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Cheronbyl for absolutely nothing.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. can’t be modded apparently but hey, don’t be greedy.
Get them through here.
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 13, 2009 | 20:55 GMT
GameTap uncorked the final volume of American McGee’s Grimm yesterday with Episode 17: The Frog King, as well as adding Take-Two’s bullet-ridden Serious Sam II.
This Grimm episode sees a naïve young princess discover just how messy love can get when she hooks up with an unusually charming – albeit slimy – frog. All new episodes of Grimm are free for the first 24 hours.
Serious Sam II is also free for its first week on the service, but there are close to 142 free games over there to play should you sign up, so you’re pretty much spoiled for choice on the “free” front.
More Grimm is expected next week, and gold members will soon get Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Dark Crusade, and Titan Quest with the Immortal Throne expansion pack.
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.
Wed, Sep 24, 2008 | 18:38 BST
According to this Edge piece, Metaboli’s bought Turner Broadcasting’s US-based games-on-demand service GameTap.
Although the two companies say they strive to create a “global gaming brand,” GameTap as a brand will continue to exist in the US, while the service will be under the Metaboli name in Europe.
More through the link.
Wed, Aug 06, 2008 | 20:21 BST
According to this Gama piece, Time Warner has said that GameTap parent Turner has decided to sell the subscription and ad-based PC gaming service.
“There is considerable marketplace interest in the GameTap business and brand,” said a Turner spokesperson of the pending sale. “We are considering various strategic options, but have reached no final agreement as yet. When there is a resolution, we will announce it.”
More through the link.
Fri, Jun 06, 2008 | 07:01 BST
Deus Ex is now available for free play from GameTap.
The RPG comes as a hilariously small 151Mb download. It’ll be interesting to see how well it’s held up, to be honest.
Take a look.
Tue, Jun 03, 2008 | 18:04 BST
GameTap’s announced a deal with Interplay that will see Fallout, Descent and MDK released for free on the service.
“Interplay has been and continues to be a great partner of GameTap,” said GameTap creative director, Ricardo Sanchez. “By expanding on our previous deal, GameTap will now feature more of Interplay’s top titles including their widely successful Fallout titles.”
The agreement also cover upcoming properties and other games from the Interplay back catalogue, which can either be distributed for free on GameTap’s ad-supported site, or sold digitally through the service.
No date has been given for the appearance of any of the content as yet.
Thu, May 29, 2008 | 08:42 BST
According to this GI story, GameTap has decided to shut down its editorial and video branches.
“While we have been very happy with the work done by our editorial and video teams, we’ve made a decision to focus the business on our biggest strength, which is our game catalog,” said VP of content Ricardo Sanchez.
“As a result, we will be restructuring the site to focus exclusively on gameplay.”
Last year, GameTap hired veterans of IGN, GameSpot, GamePro and the US Official PlayStation Magazine to run its new editorial team. The site says all editorial staff will be laid off in mid-June.
Tue, Feb 05, 2008 | 07:07 GMT
According to this, Gametap has taken the decision that Myst Online: Uru Live, the Myst MMO, is to be shut down in 60 days. So long, and all that.
“The decision was a very difficult one and was made for business reasons rather than due to any issues regarding the design and vision of the amazing world that Cyan Worlds and Rand Miller have brought to us,” said Gametap VP of content, Ricardo Sanchez. “Despite the great Myst Online experience coming to a close, Cyan is still a very valued partner of GameTap, we are on excellent terms, and we look forward to continuing our relationship in the future.”
Don’t worry, Myst Online fans. There’s always World of Warcraft.