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Ether Vapor Remaster hits digital services June 29

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 […]

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  • Gas Powered Games, GameStop and six others join PC Gaming Alliance

    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 […]

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  • GameTap adds Unreal Gold and Unreal Tournament: GotY, updates freebie list

    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. Fantastic. More over on the GameTap Blog. Via BigDownload.

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  • Get S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Cheronbyl, Psychonauts for free

    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.

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  • Four-part Sonic Retrospective up on YouTube

    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 […]

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  • GameTap Thursday gets Grimm Vol 3 and Serious Sam II

    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 […]

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  • American McGee's Grimm: Volume 3 will be the last of the series

    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 […]

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  • Metaboli buys GameTap

    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.

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  • Turner to sell GameTap

    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 […]

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  • Deus Ex available for free on GameTap

    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.

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  • Fallout, Descent and MDK to be free on GameTap

    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 […]

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  • GameTap to lay off editorial staff

    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. […]

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  • Myst Online given 60 days on death row

    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 […]

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