GameTap Expands

Already leading the way in online subscription gaming and broadband entertainment, GameTap is about to grow even bigger with new expansion plans that were laid out today. First and foremost, GameTap is adopting a new day-and-date subscription play and digital retail model to have games for sale online and have titles available for purchase on the network the day they ship to retailers. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary will be the launch game for this new service, with the game hitting digital retail right when it hits store shelves.

As of May 31st, GameTap will also be opening up its vaults to offer over 30 games to download and play free of charge using a new ad-supported free-to-play program, with additional free-to-play titles to be added to the list on a weekly basis thereafter. Games like Tomb Raider: Legend, Rampage, Metal Slug, Bust-A-Move, Space Invaders, Joust and Robotron: 2084 will be among the first free games available. Original GameTap TV programming will be available for free as well.

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