ATLANTA – October 17, 2005 – GameTap, a first-of-its-kind broadband entertainment network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), today announced that it will now offer an even larger selection of games as a result of licensing agreements with seven new publishers.
GameTap will provide subscribers with content from some of the industry’s top publishers and developers including Electronic Arts, Capcom®, Take-Two Interactive Software, First Star Software, Dreamcatcher Interactive, Knowledge Adventure and 3000AD. GameTap will launch with nearly 300 games and grow from there, with new games added to the service each week.
“GameTap subscribers will have access to an ever-expanding selection of their favorite games, from the early arcades all the way through console games and PC titles,” said GameTap General Manager Stuart Snyder. “Our goal is to create the ultimate gaming network – a one stop shop – for everyone from the casual gamer to gaming experts.”
In addition to the new publishers, GameTap has already licensed hundreds of games from other publishers including Activision, Atari, Eidos Interactive, G-Mode, Intellivision Lives, Midway, Namco, SEGA, TAITO, Team 17, Ubisoft, Vivendi Universal Games, Codemasters, Cyan, Ironstone,
Taurus Media and Telegames.
Turner has set the subscription rate for GameTap broadband entertainment network at $14.95 per month.
GameTap offers games-on-demand plus original programming from a broadband connected PC. It provides subscribers an “all-you-can-play” gaming service accessible from up to two household computers. To access GameTap, players securely download and install Turner-developed client software from www.gametap.com that acts as a gateway to the GameTap vault. Because games reside securely on the PC, not across a network, they act just as if they were still on the console or at the arcade. Fast response times, 3D effects, colors, and characters are all present and accounted for. New games and programming will be added to the service each week. GameTap supports navigation and game play using keyboard and mouse, as well as most USB peripherals.
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