GameTap for Sale

Looks like GameTap’s parent company Turner is selling the video game online service. I’ve always liked the GameTap service, but at the same time it has lacked greatly in original and mainstream titles. I reviewed American McGee’s Grimm a couple of days ago, which was a step in the right direction.

Ultimately, GameTap has always appealed on nostalgic gamers. Old games are great for some time, but playing console games on the PC kind of sucks. I need a controller in my hands if I want a nostalgic feel. I do like that I can play tons of retro games, ones that I never bothered renting at the old-school Blockbusters. Oh Blockbuster how I don’t bother going to you anymore. But that’s a different story.

It was also a shame to see GameTap TV axed from its service. Back in the day, I actually used to have GameTap on my computer only for their videos! I didn’t bother playing games on it. Mixing in videos with games is a perfect combo

GameTap should merge with either GameFly, or some film distribution place like NetFlix. Imagine being able to watch movies and play games on your PC with ease.

Hopefully GameTap is able to stand up on its own two feet.

American McGee’s Grimm – Review

American McGee’s Grimm – Review

StuffWeLike.com reviews “American McGee’s Grimm” is a GameTap original episodic game.

Great art style, but the gameplay is a too easy. The comedic fairytale story is what will keep players glued. The game itself can be beat in 30 minutes. Thankfully the price tag for each episode is only $3.99.

Remember that each episode is available for free for the first 24 hours. Episode 1 is free for life.

Volume 1 Episodes List:

July 31: A Boy Learns What Fear Is

August 7: Little Red Riding Hood

August 14: The Fisherman and His Wife

August 21: Puss In Boots

August 28: The Girl Without Hands

September 4: Godfather Death

September 11: The Devil and His Three Golden Hairs

September 18: Beauty and the Beast

First episode of American McGee’s Grimm Free to Play

GameTap announced today the much-anticipated launch of American McGee’s Grimm. The newest GameTap Original title, American McGee’s Grimm, consists of 24 individual standalone game episodes, each of which is based on a classic fairy tale such as Little Red Riding Hood or Beauty and the Beast.

“We are excited to announce the launch of American McGee’s Grimm, our newest episodic title,” said Ricardo Sanchez, vice president of content and creative director for GameTap. “Working with American and the Spicy Horse team to bring this game to fans has been a great experience and we know this twisted adventure through classic fairy tales will appeal to a wide audience of game enthusiasts.”

The game’s main character, Grimm, is a crude dwarf who believes that the lessons offered in the original tellings of famous fairy tales have been lost over time, as the stories have been watered down with talking woodland creatures and Happily Ever After endings for all of the characters – whether they deserve it or not. As Grimm, players transform these toothless interpretations of the tales into dark and twisted versions of the story.

“The opportunity to work with GameTap to develop truly unique content in this new episodic format has been a dream come true,” said American McGee, creative director and founder of Spicy Horse Games. “Grimm is a fairy tale adventure that incorporates innovative, mainstream play mechanics with classic elements such as platforming, power-ups, easter-eggs, and more. Grimm offers something for the cranky dwarf in all of us.”

The new series debuts today on GameTap with the first episode “A Boy Learns What Fear Is,” which is free to play on the game service. The remaining episodes will be free to play for the first 24 hours exclusively on GameTap, and will also available for digital purchase in GameTap.com’s online store for $3.99 an episode.

The first Volume of American McGee’s Grimm will consist of eight standalone episodes, which will be released weekly as follows:

July 31: A Boy Learns What Fear Is

August 7: Little Red Riding Hood

August 14: The Fisherman and His Wife

August 21: Puss In Boots

August 28: The Girl Without Hands

September 4: Godfather Death

September 11: The Devil and His Three Golden Hairs

September 18: Beauty and the Beast

To get more information about episodes, view trailers, download avatars and wallpapers, please visit the official site: www.gametap.com/grimm

Deus Ex becomes a free download next week

Deus Ex

I would unabashedly list Deus Ex as one of the most underrated games ever, because I personally hold it as the greatest video game made yet. This comes as joyous news to hear that Deus Ex will be an officially free and legal download next week! That’s right: free body augmentations, global conspiracies and paranoia for all!

Hit the jump to find out where to catch it!

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