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Gametap is only $5/month

deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
edited January 2007 in Games and Technology
http://www.gametap.com/home/Home

As you may know, Gametap is a subscription service that allows you to play something like 700 game, including awesome games like Torment. It'l carry the new Sam & Max games when they come out.

Here is a complete list of games: http://www.gametap.com/home/game_titles/browseTitles.jsp

Well for the next couple weeks you can sign up for $5/month. The catch? You have to pay for an entire year up fromt. So for $60, the price of one next gen game, you get access to hundreds of games for a year.

I'm seriously considering doing this, because $60 is insanely cheap. It is usually like $15 per month.

ps yes I know about the thread on page 2, but I thought the new topic title would bring in a few new viewers.

Edit:

Here is a picture for proof:

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    thegloamingthegloaming Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    GameTap has Torment? Urge to subscribe... rising!

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    deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    GameTap has Torment? Urge to subscribe... rising!
    It also has both Baldur's Gate games.

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    DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    "Do you or someone you know love vidoegames? Well you're gonna' love Gametap!"

    The service sounds neat, but their latest commercial is horrendous. They should do the Head-On thing where they bash it themselves.

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    PseudonymPseudonym Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Oh, man that's really good. I've been wavering as I have little time to play physical games that I own, but that's an awesome price. Plus, even my Dad is interested in game tap. What's a good gamepad to use with the service?

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    TurkeyTurkey So, Usoop. TampaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I wish they'd include shipping to PR someday... :cry:

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    Brodo FagginsBrodo Faggins Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Pseudonym wrote:
    Oh, man that's really good. I've been wavering as I have little time to play physical games that I own, but that's an awesome price. Plus, even my Dad is interested in game tap. What's a good gamepad to use with the service?

    If you have a PS2 controller, buy a ps2 to USB adaptor. I think radio shack sells em, as does lik sang. I have a Smart Joy brand one, it's pretty good.

    That, or get an xbox 360 controller.

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    deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Oh shiii---

    Puzzle Fighter!

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    hambonehambone Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    http://www.penny-arcade.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1073836437


    But since this is here, I feel this bears repeating:

    Star Jacker
    You jack the stars in Star Jacker, where the stars must be jacked -- by you!

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    GameTap recommends
    for ages 6 and up.

    D:

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    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Gametap will be the only home of the new Sam & Max games.

    Not sure if this deal makes it cheaper or more expensive to play them in the long run.

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    FinsterFinster Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Gametap is still crappy. For $60, I'd rather have an actual copy of the game that doesn't expire after a year or when the company goes bankrupt. Now, if only it were like Stardock where I download a copy, archive it and burn it to DVD, and I'll always be able to reinstall the game, and I don't have to login to "unlock" it or authorize my computer or whatever the hell they make you do nowadays for DRM.

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    bloodatonementbloodatonement Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    cloudeagle wrote:
    Gametap will be the only home of the new Sam & Max games.

    Not sure if this deal makes it cheaper or more expensive to play them in the long run.

    Yeah, could just pay 10 buck every six months and take care of all the episodes up to that point.

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    HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I have Gametap - it's a steal for this price. So much good content; paying $60 for a year of this service is worth way more than any 360 game.

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    zilozilo Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    It has Phantasy Star 4.

    IT HAS PHANTASY STAR 4!!

    I'm totally signing up for this.

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    taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    i wish it didnt hate canada :cry:

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    BlazeHedgehogBlazeHedgehog Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    cloudeagle wrote:
    Gametap will be the only home of the new Sam & Max games.

    Not sure if this deal makes it cheaper or more expensive to play them in the long run.

    Well, maybe. Nintendo and Telltale are in talks to get S&M Wii-bound,aren't they?

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    AccualtAccualt Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Man...I'm tempted.

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    AgentflitAgentflit Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    cloudeagle wrote:
    Gametap will be the only home of the new Sam & Max games.

    Not sure if this deal makes it cheaper or more expensive to play them in the long run.

    Telltale announced that there will be a non-gametap version, but it comes out a month later.

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    Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Agentflit wrote:
    cloudeagle wrote:
    Gametap will be the only home of the new Sam & Max games.

    Not sure if this deal makes it cheaper or more expensive to play them in the long run.

    Telltale announced that there will be a non-gametap version, but it comes out a month later.

    15 days later. Nov 17th on Gametap, Oct 1st on the Telltale website.

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    Dangerou-DaveDangerou-Dave __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2006
    Finster wrote:
    Gametap is still crappy. For $60, I'd rather have an actual copy of the game that doesn't expire after a year or when the company goes bankrupt. Now, if only it were like Stardock where I download a copy, archive it and burn it to DVD, and I'll always be able to reinstall the game, and I don't have to login to "unlock" it or authorize my computer or whatever the hell they make you do nowadays for DRM.

    Just because you'd rather have a hard copy of the game doesn't make gametap crappy. Gametap has dozens of games people scour ebay for....Planescape, Homeworld, Baldurs Gate 2...

    And your ideal scenerio is unrealistic, unless you pay per game.

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited October 2006
    Tempting, I must say.

    It's like virtual console. Sorta?

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    BlazeHedgehogBlazeHedgehog Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Rorus Raz wrote:
    Tempting, I must say.

    It's like virtual console. Sorta?

    I'd say exactly like a virtual console. Infact, Gametap was announced either a couple weeks before or a couple weeks after Nintendo announced the VC service for the Wii.

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited October 2006
    Probably rules out Nintendo titles being here, but there's plenty of classics.

    Beyond Good & Evil should be required playing.

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    NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Also, I doubt the service is going to go belly up any time soon.

    It's owned by Turner.

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    PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    This is worth a new thread. Any chance you can add to the OP:

    -US only (right? am I right?)
    -List of games? (If easy find'able/cut and paste'able)

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    PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    List of their games.

    page 1 of 3 of fighting games:
    3 Count Bout™ Fighting Neo-Geo SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION
    Avengers Fighting Arcade Capcom
    Battle Circuit Fighting Arcade Capcom
    Breakers™ Fighting Neo-Geo SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION
    Burning Fight™ Fighting Neo-Geo SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION
    Captain Commando Fighting Arcade Capcom
    ClayFighter™ Fighting Genesis Interplay
    Comix Zone™ Fighting Genesis SEGA Corporation
    Cosmic Carnage™ Fighting 32 X SEGA Corporation
    Crossed Swords™ Fighting Neo-Geo SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION
    Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness Fighting Arcade Capcom
    DarkStalkers®: The Night Warriors® Fighting Arcade Capcom
    Eternal Champions™ Fighting Genesis SEGA Corporation
    Final Fight Fighting Arcade Capcom
    King of the Monsters™ Fighting Neo-Geo SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION
    King of the Monsters™ 2 Fighting Neo-Geo SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION
    Kizuna Encounter™: Super Tag Battle Fighting Neo-Geo SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION
    Knights of the Round Fighting Arcade Capcom
    Magic Sword: Heroic Fantasy Fighting Arcade Capcom
    Mega Man® 2: The Power Fighters Fighting Arcade Capcom

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    BiggNifeBiggNife Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Like I said in the other thread, its a good selection and worth the money. They have online play with a bunch of their games now, but I'm pretty sure they still havent done SF2 or SFA3, which is majorly diappointing.

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited October 2006
    King's Quest :shock:

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    HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Agentflit wrote:
    cloudeagle wrote:
    Oct 1st on the Telltale website.

    Wait... it's already out?

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    PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2006
    Okay, but what kind of guarantee do they provide that the games will play correctly under WinXP?

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    Dangerou-DaveDangerou-Dave __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2006
    I'm pretty sure every single gametap game runs fine, especially in XP. Otherwise...you know...that'd be retarded.

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    SlayerSlayer Bronx, NYRegistered User new member
    edited October 2006
    I had it a few months ago. Seemed like a really big waste since none of the games are multiplayer. You would think for a monthly service they would have some sort of multiplayer or stat tracking. Basically some sort of community.

    Plus they pulled the business model where you can easily sign up online, but the only way you can cancel is to call them and have a rep ask you for all your info and try and convince you to stay. That's a big no no.

    Also... can I like.... be unjailed.

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    NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I'm pretty sure every single gametap game runs fine, especially in XP. Otherwise...you know...that'd be retarded.


    Edit: So the games I downloaded yesterday (Planescape and HoMM III) are not no longer on my computer today? I have to redownload them, and they're huge games. What the hell? Did gametap just delete them off my computer for no reason or what?

    Are you trying to run them outside of gametap? Cause that wont work. If you are, maybe it's just updating (it does that sometimes) and NOT doing a full download and third posibility: uh.... you're fucked?

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    Dangerou-DaveDangerou-Dave __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2006
    Nocren wrote:
    I'm pretty sure every single gametap game runs fine, especially in XP. Otherwise...you know...that'd be retarded.


    Edit: So the games I downloaded yesterday (Planescape and HoMM III) are not no longer on my computer today? I have to redownload them, and they're huge games. What the hell? Did gametap just delete them off my computer for no reason or what?

    Are you trying to run them outside of gametap? Cause that wont work. If you are, maybe it's just updating (it does that sometimes) and NOT doing a full download and third posibility: uh.... you're fucked?


    Everything's fine now. I clicked "get the game" and it instantly let me play it, so whatever.

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I'd like to get this service, though I am fairly certain I couldn'y run it.

    Seriously, this box is a piece of shit.

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    BiggNifeBiggNife Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    BiggNife wrote:
    Like I said in the other thread, its a good selection and worth the money. They have online play with a bunch of their games now, but I'm pretty sure they still havent done SF2 or SFA3, which is majorly diappointing.
    Actually, it looks like they DID add online play to SFA3 and the SF2 versions with the latest update. FINALLY.

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    TheGreat2ndTheGreat2nd Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    BiggNife wrote:
    BiggNife wrote:
    Like I said in the other thread, its a good selection and worth the money. They have online play with a bunch of their games now, but I'm pretty sure they still havent done SF2 or SFA3, which is majorly diappointing.
    Actually, it looks like they DID add online play to SFA3 and the SF2 versions with the latest update. FINALLY.
    Say what?
    Anybody wanna confirm?

    Saw this at DigitalLife today and tried it out, looks friggin spiffy. Sam and Max and tons of Street Fighter stuff. So awesome.
    $5 a month seems right, and offer expires on October 22nd.
    Think I'll try out a free 7 day trial before subscribing.

    BTW, what are the rare games on this service?
    I've never heard of Baldur Gate before ??? :|

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    brynstarbrynstar Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Baldur's Gate is a classic RPG for the PC. Well worth playing if you like the genre.

    I tried the trial of Gametap for a few days and ended up subscribing. It's great. I can finally play Planescape! And I'm enjoying it so far.

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    TheGreat2ndTheGreat2nd Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    brynstar wrote:
    Baldur's Gate is a classic RPG for the PC. Well worth playing if you like the genre.

    I tried the trial of Gametap for a few days and ended up subscribing. It's great. I can finally play Planescape! And I'm enjoying it so far.
    You have Gametap service?
    Is SFA3 and SF2 versions online play? :o

    And Baldur Gate sounds cool.
    Planescape = :|
    (In short, school me on every single classic PC game I need to play, and why GameTap rocks)

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    FinsterFinster Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    BiggNife wrote:
    BiggNife wrote:
    Like I said in the other thread, its a good selection and worth the money. They have online play with a bunch of their games now, but I'm pretty sure they still havent done SF2 or SFA3, which is majorly diappointing.
    Actually, it looks like they DID add online play to SFA3 and the SF2 versions with the latest update. FINALLY.
    Say what?
    Anybody wanna confirm?

    Saw this at DigitalLife today and tried it out, looks friggin spiffy. Sam and Max and tons of Street Fighter stuff. So awesome.
    $5 a month seems right, and offer expires on October 22nd.
    Think I'll try out a free 7 day trial before subscribing.

    BTW, what are the rare games on this service?
    I've never heard of Baldur Gate before ??? :|
    Enreddenated for ZOMG can't believe it value.

    It's one of the best series of computer RPG's ever. It's up there with Fallout. They're based on old school 2nd edition AD&D. Pretty good story, lots of open-endedness. Overall, they are very great games, and pretty much epitomize computer RPG's.

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    TheGreat2ndTheGreat2nd Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Finster wrote:
    BiggNife wrote:
    BiggNife wrote:
    Like I said in the other thread, its a good selection and worth the money. They have online play with a bunch of their games now, but I'm pretty sure they still havent done SF2 or SFA3, which is majorly diappointing.
    Actually, it looks like they DID add online play to SFA3 and the SF2 versions with the latest update. FINALLY.
    Say what?
    Anybody wanna confirm?

    Saw this at DigitalLife today and tried it out, looks friggin spiffy. Sam and Max and tons of Street Fighter stuff. So awesome.
    $5 a month seems right, and offer expires on October 22nd.
    Think I'll try out a free 7 day trial before subscribing.

    BTW, what are the rare games on this service?
    I've never heard of Baldur Gate before ??? :|
    Enreddenated for ZOMG can't believe it value.

    It's one of the best series of computer RPG's ever. It's up there with Fallout. They're based on old school 2nd edition AD&D. Pretty good story, lots of open-endedness. Overall, they are very great games, and pretty much epitomize computer RPG's.
    Your games make me go :?:
    AD&D? Fallout?
    The oldest PC game I've played was Sam and Max, and maybe Civ or Sim City. I was never really a PC gamer. Then again, my family got our first PC in about 99.

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