Speaking of Macintoshes, GameTap
announces the launch of their promised Mac support via emulation in their new
ATLANTA – December 12, 2007 – GameTap, the first-of-its-kind
broadband entertainment network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS,
Inc.) today announced a new and improved game player that expands the GameTap
experience for broadband-enabled PC and Intel-based Mac users.
With the new faster and lighter GameTap player, games launch more quickly and it
is even easier to search for and discover games. The player has updated
community features, such as the Buddy Hub, which makes it easier to find, talk
to and play games with your friends online.
“PC and Mac users alike can now enjoy an expanded GameTap experience with the
launch of this new player,” said Stuart Snyder, Turner’s executive vice
president and chief operating officer of Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media.
“This is yet another example of our commitment to bringing great games and
compelling programming to the widest possible audience.”
In addition to faster updates, a cleaner interface and improved game search, the
new GameTap player does not require registration and features a GameTap.com
navigation bar in the player for fans to get better access to all their favorite
sections of the website – including Read and GameTap TV.
With the new GameTap player, Mac users can now access SEGA Saturn and Dreamcast
games, including each console’s biggest hits, from Crazy Taxi for the Dreamcast
to Saturn’s Panzer Dragoon. With TransGaming’s Cider technology, GameTap’s free
and Gold level membership features will run on Intel-based Macs including Mac
Books and Mac Minis.
“The Mac is enjoying faster growth than any other computing system and the
launch of the new GameTap player enriches the Mac experience even further for
that large audience,” said Vikas Gupta, CEO and President of TransGaming.
“TransGaming and GameTap are committed to bringing the greatest games to the
Mac, which has already included Myst Online: Uru Live, and we are pleased to
continue this partnership that enhances the Mac gaming landscape.”
To play the latest titles, Gold level subscription plans are currently available
for as low as $5.00 per month and new subscribers can get their first month for
only 99 cents. Gamers can also visit GameTap.com
to check out the selection of more than 50 free games which are updated each