New Grimm & More Free Games

A new installment in American McGee's Grimm is now available on GameTap, and as usual, the new episode in the adventure series is free for 24 hours. The new episode is called Mulan, though there's no Disney to be found here, as the description indicates: "A well-muscled young girl dresses up as a manly man and fights in the Chinese army for twenty years, without a single awkward moment at the latrine. Highly improbable. Grimm presents this classic Chinese tale in the original Mandarin in American McGee's Grimm: Mulan. Oh, and if you ever wanted to how the 'Yellow River' was named, Grimm has your answer!" They've also rotated their free offerings, and now offer free access to Sacred Gold, Psychonauts, and Metal Slug, and have added Earthworm Jim to their free area.
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Feb 27, 2009, 01:11
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They are trying to get x64 support going, that said, the only things that have x64 issue are the older games and emulated games. The rest tend to work pretty well.

The driver issue is, as I said, something they have been actively trying to get working correctly.

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Feb 26, 2009, 20:03
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Feb 26, 2009, 20:03
 
The sad part is thats the only thing stopping me from using or even recommending gametap ... no x64 support is a deal breaker and its been like this for over a year now ;(

Which is sad, because it certainly is a nice idea and they don't rip you off with prices, but all that doesn't matter.. I'm on Vista x64 ~.~

And especially funny because their "free games" work fine (even on x64) but their promotional 24hr free games do not work at all under x64 (because of their "device drivers" not supporting it, apparently)
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Re: New Grimm & More Free Games
Feb 26, 2009, 19:47
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Re: New Grimm & More Free Games Feb 26, 2009, 19:47
Feb 26, 2009, 19:47
 
whats the catch with this play free thing? time limit? drm encumbered software? what????!!!!

Well, when it comes to the American McGee's Grimm episodes the catch is that you're playing an American McGee's Grimm episode.
If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do they all drown? -- Bucky B. Katt
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Feb 26, 2009, 15:27
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Feb 26, 2009, 15:27
 
No 64-bit though? I want Psychonauts!
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Feb 26, 2009, 14:17
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whats the catch with this play free thing? time limit? drm encumbered software? what????!!!!
There's no time limit per play session except that you can only play the game for free without a subscription as along as it is offered for free. As far as DRM is concerned, yes, the games are protected with DRM in that they cannot be played without using the Gametap client, and you must be logged into your account to play them. In that sense it is like Steam. The only difference is that there is no offline mode although if you have the game launched it will keep running even if you lose your Internet connection. There's really no reason not to use Gametap even if you hate DRM.

Add in Psychonauts! wow.
Psychonauts has been free on Gametap for quite a while.

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Feb 26, 2009, 13:52
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Feb 26, 2009, 13:52
 
whats the catch with this play free thing? time limit? drm encumbered software? what????!!!!
When you don't pay a dime for it, there's no reason to bitch about DRM. Just like everything free on GameTap, the purpose is simply to get you to use the service, and entice you into paying for a subscription if you like it.
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Feb 26, 2009, 13:35
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Feb 26, 2009, 13:35
 
Earthworm Jim was some of the best gaming EvaR!
Add in Psychonauts! wow.
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Feb 26, 2009, 13:15
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whats the catch with this play free thing? time limit? drm encumbered software? what????!!!!
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