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GameTap download service launches in US

Turner Broadcasting System has officially launched GameTap, a new gaming download service which gives subscribers access to more than 300 arcade, console and PC games.

Turner Broadcasting System has officially launched GameTap, a new gaming download service which gives subscribers access to more than 300 arcade, console and PC games.

A total of 24 publishers have signed up to provide content, including Electronic Arts, Capcom, Atari, Take Two, Namco and Sega. Titles already available include everything from Altered Beast to Zoo Keeper - a full list is available on the GameTap website.

GameTap intends to attract between 1.5 million to 2 million subscribers over the next 2-3 years, according to the New York Times. Subscriptions are priced at USD 14.95 per month, with a two week free trial currently on offer.

"We've taken GameTap on the road and hosted a few thousand gamers through our experiential marketing programs, and now we're ready to take GameTap to a mainstream audience," said GameTap general manager Stuart Snyder.

"GameTap puts an entire library worth of games - both current and classic - at your finger tips. The game community, and for that matter the Internet itself, has never seen anything like it."

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