ATLANTA - Aug 23, 2006 - GameTap, the first-of-its-kind broadband entertainment network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), today celebrates an industry shattering milestone for the digital distribution arena with the announcement of more than 600 titles, ranging from the most popular classic arcade and console games to content from this decade. In addition to a robust catalog of award winning games, GameTap has multiple titles on the horizon that will be debuting on its network, ensuring a full mix of past and future content.
Since its launch in October 2005, GameTap has aggressively added titles from all generations, but it is the arcade titles that continue to capture hearts of both the young and the young at heart. GameTap offers more than four times the amount of classic arcade titles than its closest competitor with plenty of multi-player games for nostalgic fans who want to enter the competitive circuit again. Among the most popular arcade classics are Asteroids®, Burger Time, Centipede®, Defender, Dig Dug, Frogger, Galaga, Galaxian®, Joust , Pac-Man®, Robotron 2084, Space Invaders, Street Fighter® Alpha, Tempest®, and Xevious® . GameTap has plenty of the sequels to these games as well.
"Although GameTap offers the largest assortment of console and PC games, video game fans still crave the classics," said Stuart Snyder, Senior Vice President and General Manager for GameTap. "Fortunately, our library features four times as many arcade games than any other service and we continue to update our roster each week with large batches of popular games - not just one or two titles."
Since GameTap's recent introduction of multi-player gaming, the network has seen a surge in both competitive and single-player arcade game use. This indicates that gamers are not only embracing the turn-based dueling that transpired during the heyday of the arcade fervor, but they are practicing for these challenges as well.
"You can find some of the classic games we offer in the dark corners of cyberspace, but these illicitly emulated titles are often poor glitch-filled imitations," said Ricardo Sanchez, GameTap's VP of Content. "Because all of GameTap's titles undergo the close scrutiny of the original publishers, the authenticity of our games resonates with gaming purists.
GameTap lets subscribers have unlimited access to the more than 600 games at any time for only $9.95 a month, which also includes access to more than 400 original TV shows and videos that cater to fans of the video game lifestyle. To register for GameTap, visit www.gametap.com where you can sign up for $9.95 per month and get your first two weeks free.
GameTap is the leader in digital game distribution and broadband entertainment. Launched by Turner Broadcasting in 2005, it now delivers more than 600 authentic versions of the greatest console, computer and arcade games on demand, including original and exclusive episodic properties. In addition to games for every age and interest, GameTap offers more than 400 original entertainment programs, popular video streams and thriving virtual communities to broadband-connected PCs. Continually updated with new games, programs and features, GameTap is a downloadable application that supports navigation and game play using keyboard and mouse, as well as most USB peripherals. Go to www.gametap.com and expand your playground.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment products around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.
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