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GameTap Updates and Expand PC Gaming Experience to Mac Users

Streamlined new player and TransGaming’s Cider technology enables Mac users to now access SEGA Saturn and Dreamcast titles.

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 week.

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Posted by: Redeema
Date: December 12, 2007

Categories: PC News, PC, News

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