TBS to Launch Games-on-demand Service

Posted on April 28, 2005

TBS, Inc. has announced plans for Gametap, a broadband entertainment network that will offer games-on-demand. GameTap will launch this fall with 300 games. They have already licensed over 1,000 games from 17 different publishers. Games will include classic arcade, consule and pc games. Here is an explanation of the service from the press release:
GameTap provides subscribers an "all-you-can-play" gaming service accessible from up to two household computers. To access GameTap, players securely download and install Turner-developed client software from www.gametap.com that acts as a gateway to the GameTap library. 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 both keyboard and mouse, as well as most USB peripherals.

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