GameTap Signs THQ Games: Company of Heroes, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Titan Quest, More

Subscription-based PC gaming service GameTap has agreed to bring a number of games published by THQ to the service, the company announced today.

The agreement will see the addition of such THQ-published PC titles as Relic Entertainment's Company of Heroes, Gas Powered Games' Supreme Commander, Iron Lore Entertainment's Titan Quest and GSC Gameworld's S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl to the service, among others.

Left, Company of Heroes. Right, Supreme Commander.

Those players who don't shell out the $9.95 per month for the "Gold"-level GameTap subscription can also expect a number of THQ titles to be available from the service's free-to-play catalog, which requires 15 second video advertisement to air before each play. GameTap did not specify which THQ titles will be free.

The games are expected to appear on GameTap before the end of the summer.

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    July 22, 2008 10:17 AM


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      July 22, 2008 10:24 AM

      Forget about it if you run a 64-bit OS. Doesn't work and GameTap's official response is along the lines of, "Yeah, we don't think 64-bit is important enough to work on this so you can expect a fix...never."

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        July 22, 2008 10:27 AM


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        July 22, 2008 11:13 AM

        I've played both Company of Heroes and Supreme Commander on my XP64 OS.

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          July 22, 2008 11:33 AM

          But you obviously haven't used Gametap on your XP64 OS

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          July 22, 2008 11:39 AM

          GameTap doesn't work like that. GameTap uses an encryption that creates a virtual hard drive that basically sits in RAM while you play the game you picked. This encryption doesn't work in 64-bit. At all.

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        July 22, 2008 11:51 AM

        That's pretty pathetic.

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        July 22, 2008 12:03 PM

        That isn't their official response at all.

        Their official response is that they'd like to see it happen (And why wouldn't they? It would mean more customers.), it just isn't progressing as fast as they'd like.

        Much like their international plans.

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          July 22, 2008 12:08 PM

          They've said that for two years now. At this point, if they haven't come up with a 64-bit encryption solution they aren't going to. Anything that say now is utter bullshit.

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          July 22, 2008 12:23 PM

          That's not what I've read on their forums. What they've said on their forums is much closer to what IndigoAK said: They have no plans to add 64-bit support in the foreseeable future.

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            July 22, 2008 3:44 PM


            There are two posts by a staff member (an actual dev) in their 64-bit thread, and neither of them say that.

            Post 1:

            "It is a safe bet that GameTap's encryption will eventually move towards 64-bit, especially if the market requires us to do so. If we could snap our fingers and make it happen, then we would do that, because honestly we want this program to work with every setup available on the market.

            GameTap is not reluctant to upgrade to 64-bit, but the technology behind our application has to be upgraded to make this happen and that takes time. For those on the bleeding edge of technology (64-bit Os), you should be familiar with the restrictions that come with breaking the sound barrier.

            Sorry we haven't been able to make this work for you yet. Please continue to post to these boards if you are in the 64-bit OS category because this will help us gauge the importance of the upgrade (Not to be confused with 64-bit processors)."

            Post 2:

            "The app works fine on 64-bit, its the encryption scheme for the games on Windows that doesn't work. We are actively pursuing 64-bit windows compat so don't worry, eventually it will happen."

            I'm not saying they aren't taking their sweet damned time about it (you'd think they'd have enough pull to whip Exent into gear, but I guess not), just saying they DO want it, despite what everyone seems to think.

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        July 22, 2008 3:51 PM

        The only games I haven't had work in 64 bit Vista are Dreamcast games. Everything else I've tried works fine. Also, the only games I haven't had work in OS 10.5 (also a 64-bit OS) are Windows games, everything else works fine.

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      July 22, 2008 3:51 PM

      Gametap is awesome, doesn't get nearly enough love here.

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