Two paddles, one ball -- the game that launched a thousand quarters and a billion dollar industry in 1972 – Pong from Atari – is just one of 300 of the greatest arcade, console and PC games available at www.gametap.com. The first-of-its-kind broadband entertainment network from Turner Broadcasting System, Gametap offers all-you-can-play gaming-on-demand plus original programming via a broadband connected PC for $14.95 per month (no contract required). New games will be added monthly.
Original programming will feature an exclusive mix of magazine, reality and lifestyle shows (including Space Ghost), interviews with the who’s who of gaming, celebrity features and all-new “game trailers.” This new service was one the highlights at the DigitalLife 2005 show in New York a while back.
And while the break dancers and live DJ were very cool, the Gametap service rocked! To access Gametap, players securely download and install Turner-developed client software 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. Gametap supports navigation and game play using the keyboard and mouse as well as most USB peripherals.