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Psychonauts joins the Gametap library 05 Jun, 2007, 20:53 / 13 comments

It's true! Expect it to appear on the client next week, on the 14th. Of course, this doesn't pertain to you, since you pre-ordered the aforementioned Excellent Game the first day you could. But you know.

Speaking of Gametap, the service has recently undergone some pretty major changes. First off, it's now international. Secondly, the subscription system works a little differently. You can now use Gametap for free with access to a limited number a games (no, the Sam & Max episodes are not among their number), with paying customers now falling under the distinction of "Gold Membership." Gametap also now offers games for digital purchase a la Steam (on which Psychonauts is already available for the same asking price), as you've learned if you clicked my link to above.

Anyway, I'm not sure how interested some of you guys are in Gametap beyond its Sam & Max connection, but it must be said that it's been making some huge improvements, and between stuff like Sam & Max, The Last Express, Beyond Good & Evil and now Psychonauts, it's got a collection of games that might, just might, be worthy of your ten bucks a month.

Comments

  • Jayel on 06 Jun, 2007, 03:28…
    In a parallel universe where I hadn't played those games yet, I bet I'm subscribing to Gametap right about now.
  • hierohero on 06 Jun, 2007, 00:16…
    umm no its not really international.. got my hopes up for a minute
  • Udvarnoky on 06 Jun, 2007, 00:36…
    Hm...I didn't really research that fact, but I saw it plastered all over Gametap's page and it was mentioned elsewhere. I think at least it's going to be international soon.
  • jp-30 on 05 Jun, 2007, 23:04…
    Maybe I'm doing it wrong, but when I went to get a GameTap Free ID, I was greeted with "We apologize but the GameTap service is currently only available in the United States and Canada. The GameTap service will be expanding into additional countries in 2007 but no release dates are available at this time."
  • jp-30 on 05 Jun, 2007, 23:06…
    Ahh - no matter - I can apparently play the free games, but I can not subscribe to GameTap.
  • valkian on 05 Jun, 2007, 21:28…
    I haven't played Psychonauts yet...am I the only one? I know I'm missing such excellence... oh, well...
  • Udvarnoky on 05 Jun, 2007, 21:31…
    You idiot.

    I mean, to each his own, or something.
  • The Tingler on 06 Jun, 2007, 10:42…
    Yeah, you're the only one in the whole world. Rectify that by buying three copies immediately.
  • valkian on 06 Jun, 2007, 17:30…
    Yeah, I know... it's embarrasing... I try not to think about it very much.
    Please forgive me, I'll buy as much copies as I can afford as soon as I can play the game somewhere (meaning that I don't have a good enough pc, or a ps2 or an xbox...I'm old-fashioned)
  • The Tingler on 05 Jun, 2007, 21:17…
    International - at LAST. I'll almost certainly be on there for Sam & Max Season Two.
  • WorldMaker on 05 Jun, 2007, 21:15…
    Don't forget Uru (Myst Online)! It's an MMO that is heartily worth the GameTap Gold $10/month alone.
  • Gabez on 05 Jun, 2007, 21:05…
    I'd heartily recomend The Last Express!
  • elTee on 05 Jun, 2007, 21:21…
    *sigh*