Gametap Losing games

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Seems like Gametap lost contracts with EA, Interplay and Atari and 70+ titles are being removed from the system. My work bans Gametap so I cant read the announcement but I'm scoping it form arstechnica ( http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.ars/2007/12/04/70-titles-leaving-... ) the comments make it look like all the cool stuff like Baldurs Gate and Ultima and Wasteland are going away.......

I never paid for Gametap but losing the Ultima franchise and stuff like Baldurs Gate really knocks any wind out of my sales I had for joining the service ( note my comments based on other reader comments.... can someone confirm the game list here?)

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yakumo9275
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Games being removed
Published on 11/29/07. Last updated on 11/29/07.

Games being removed on December 11th.

* American Deer Hunting™ 2000
* Arthur's® 1st Grade: Bionic Bunny's Good Deeds Contest
* Arthur's® Computer Adventure
* Arthur's® Kindergarten: Trouble in Arthur's Treehouse
* Arthur's® Pet Chase
* Arthur's® Preschool: Arthur's Afternoon Adventure
* Arthur's® Sand Castle Contest
* Arthur's® Teacher Trouble
* Arthur's® Wilderness Rescue™
* Astro Chase®
* Battle Chess
* Championship Wrestling
* Chip's Challenge
* Command & Conquer™
* Command & Conquer Red Alert
* Crush, Crumble, & Chomp
* Descent ™ 3
* Descent II
* Descent: Freespace
* Die By the Sword
* Dive Bomber™
* Earthworm Jim™
* Earthworm Jim™ 2
* Earthworm Jim 3D
* Freddi Fish ™ 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse ™
* Freddi Fish 5: The Case of The Creature of Coral Cove ™
* Freddi Fish 3: The Case Of The Stolen Conch Shell ™
* Freddi Fish™ And The Case Of The Missing Kelp Seeds™
* Freddi Fish and Luther's Water Worries
* Freddi Fish's ™ One-Stop Fun Shop ™
* Freespace 2
* Gateway to Apshai™
* Impossible Mission II™
* MDK
* Moonbase Commander
* Off-Road Redneck Racing
* Pajama Sam 2: Thunder And Lightning Aren't So Frightening
* Pajama Sam® : Life Is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff! ™
* Pajama Sam® : You Are What You Eat From Your Head To Your Feet
* Pajama Sam® Games To Play On Any Day™
* Pajama Sam® in "No Need To Hide When It's Dark Outside"™
* Pajama Sam®'s One-Stop Fun Shop ™
* Pajama Sam's® Sockworks™
* Pitstop™
* Populous™: The Beginning
* Putt-Putt ® Travels Through Time ™
* Putt-Putt ® and Pep's Balloon-O-Rama ™
* Putt-Putt Enters The Race
* Putt-Putt® Joins The Circus™
* Putt-Putt® Saves The Zoo™
* Putt-Putt's ® One-Stop Fun Shop ™
* Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri™
* Sid Meier's Gettysburg!
* Sim City ® Classic
* Sim City 2000™ Special Edition
* SimPark™
* SimSafari™
* SimTower™
* SimTunes™
* Snow Strike
* Spy Fox™ "Operation Ozone"™
* Spy Fox 2: "Some Assembly Required"
* Spy Fox in "Dry Cereal"
* Summer Games II™
* Tetris™
* The Movie Monster Game™
* Ultima™
* Ultima™ II: The Revenge of the Enchantress
* Ultima™ III: Exodus
* Ultima™ IV: Quest of the Avatar
* Ultima™ V: Warriors of Destiny
* Ultima™ VI: The False Prophet
* Virtual Pool 3
* Wing Commander
* Wing Commander II ™
* Wing Commander IV The Price of Freedom
* Winter Games™
* Worms 2™
* Worms Armageddon™
* Worms Blast™

so Baldurs gate not in the list and its really just some edu titles and some old Epyx stuff. The real loss is the Ultima, Wors, Sim stuff...

Still a blow.

-- Stu --

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Bill Loguidice
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GameTap - Still a deal, especially since parts are still free

Yeah, Atari and EA (among two of the biggest master names) have decided to pull out of the downloadable game business for whatever reason (perhaps doing their own or not wanting to rent their content anymore? I guess we'll soon know the reason why.). It's a definite non-fatal but very serious blow to GameTap, but they still have a massive catalog and I'm sure will work hard to get additional content. We'll have to keep watching to see what ultimately happens...



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