GameTap, Turner Broadcasting's PC broadband games-on-demand service, has announced a new partnership with peripheral manufacturer Logitech, offering customers a free trial of the service.
Under the terms of the agreement, customers who purchase a controller or gaming accessory from Logitech will receive a two-week free trial of the GameTap service, in addition to a discount on the first full three months of service should they enjoy the trial and opt for a full subscription.
Stuart Snyder, GameTap's general manager, commented: "GameTap works great with mouse and keyboard, however, we know for many that using a controller enhances the game play by replicating the original experience. Since we want to offer our subscribers the ultimate gaming experience, it was important that we partner with a company that has consistently led the technology industry in innovation and product design, especially with USB controller - Logitech fits that bill."
The GameTap service, which officially launched in October 2005, allows gamers to access a 'vault' of almost 500 titles from close to 30 publishers. Providing both classic and more recent popular videogames from multiple platforms and all gaming genres, GameTap customers also receive a range of original game-related programming.
The company recently announced new partnerships with three major publishers, as well as compatibility with Intel's Viiv platform, enabling gameplay on a standard television via Windows XP Media Centre PCs.
Logitech, the first hardware manufacturer to partner with GameTap since its launch, designs, manufactures and markets a growing range of products designed to enhance PC systems for specific purposes, including gaming, multimedia and aural and visual communication over the Internet. The company's current product range encompasses PC, games consoles, portable music players, mobile phones and home-entertainment systems.