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GameTap for Sale

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has word that Turner Broadcasting is seeking a buyer for GameTap, Turner's free and subscriber online game service. This revelation appeared in Turner's second quarter earning results, which also "mentioned an $18 million noncash impairment attributed to the sale of GameTap." As of now no potential buyers have been identified, but Gamasutra (thanks Mike Martinez) got the following optimistic statement from Turner: "There is considerable marketplace interest in the GameTap business and brand," said a Turner spokesperson of the pending sale. "We are considering various strategic options, but have reached no final agreement as yet. When there is a resolution, we will announce it."

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16. Re: Speak of the Devil Aug 7, 2008, 13:07 Deathbishop
 
I agree with you 100%. Gametap probably doesn't make as much money as it could because it's really not marketed all that well. That and alot of PC gamers (especially those that frequent this site) can't stand paying a subscription fee for anything, whether it be Gametap, WoW, etc.

There is alot more potential there, like having newer games hit the service. Gametap then would be like the PC version of something like Gamefly.

I like the idea of Gametap, been subscribed since it launched and it's come a LONG way. As mentioned above, there are alot of games in the service that I would have never played otherwise.

 
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