In the world of videogames, there are few times when something that failed has been given a second chance at success. GameTap has certainly done its part with not only bringing officially licensed emulation to PC users in the US, but also by taking on classic properties cast-off by their original publishers, such as "Sam & Max" and "Myst Online: Uru Live". It's the latter for which we have the latest press release, direct from GameTap. While I have the original game sent by a friend who used to work at Ubisoft, I never did get a chance to try it. I'm certainly not the biggest Myst fan out there, but I do have countless conversions of the original that started it all and this massively multiplayer version does seem intriguing and takes some of the best elements from the later games. As a GameTap subscriber myself, I'll definitely try to check this re-launch out.
The full press release follows:
GAMETAP ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST â€œMYST ONLINE: URU LIVEâ€ PODCAST AND THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF GAMETAP.COM/MYSTONLINE
Today GameTap released its first podcast in support of the highly anticipated launch of â€œMyst Online: Uru Liveâ€ which is available for download and hosting from the all new GameTap.com/mystonline/ website. The podcast features Myst co-creator Rand Miller providing his thoughts on the game and explaining how the intrigue-driven nature of â€œMyst Online: Uru Liveâ€ differentiates it from the rampant combat-focused style of most other massively multiplayer online games currently available.
Along with the podcast, the official Myst Online web site is now live at: GameTap.com/mystonline/. Besides having up-to-date information on â€œMyst Online: Uru Live,â€ the new site has a Community section which includes Forums, Shot of the Day, Contests, In Game Events, Out of Game Events, Developers, and Community Web Sites. There also sections of the site where users can download wallpapers, screensavers, screenshots, artwork and the latest news and information about the game. Videos like the game trailer, TV spot, and gameplay footage will also be available for viewing.
Scheduled to debut soon, â€œMyst Online: Uru Liveâ€ received an overwhelmingly positive response when it was announced by GameTap at the E3 convention in May.
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