To celebrate their first birthday, GameTap is offering 50% off their subscription rate when you prepay for an entire year. That works out to about $5 a month or $60 a year. The sale lasts until October 22. Although we're still waiting to hear what the latest word is on Privateer's addition to their roster, a ton of classic Origin, Electronic Arts and space sims/adventures are now available, and new games get added each week. Accounts can still only be created by US residents, but each paying subscriber is encouraged to make several sub-accounts for family and friends. Only two of these users can play games simultaneously, but this makes the program an even better deal. Players in other countries don't seem to have a problem accessing the service if their primary account holder is in the US.
GameTap gives you unlimited access to hundreds of the world’s greatest videogames, all through your broadband PC. Console games, arcade classics, modern PC hits and even brand new exclusive titles—GameTap has them, and all for one low monthly fee. It’s easy to use, and no special hardware is required—just the broadband PC you already own.