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GameTap Unveils ?GameTap TV?
news | 03/31/06 | George Holomshek
GameTap, the broadband gaming service that allows users to download classic games ranging from recent PC titles to classic NES, Genesis and Dreamcast games, has recently announced two major improvements to the service: First, GameTap TV has finally launched, bringing a wide variety of video programming to the service. Second, major price drop. These are two of the things we like best: TV and saving cash. George has the details on the GameTap changes here.
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Ubicom Launches Free Network Testing Tool
news | 02/01/06 | George Holomshek
Ubicom, who made the Stream Engine chip that is used to shape your broadband traffic in the D-Link DGL4300 Gamer Lounge router, has now released a free utility to check your online playability. The OPScore utility is a quick way to get a more robust fix on your online connection speed than most bandwidth testers, but it still runs in-browser (even if that browser is IE because of the ActiveX requirements, which is whack). George has a more complete summary of what OPScore offers, plus links to the free software.
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Mobile Xbox Live: The Future of Pimped Out Rides
game: WavBoard EV1
news | 11/21/05 | Shawn Rider
In the previous generation, having an Xbox or PlayStation 2 in the trunk and little seven inch monitors in your headrests was the epitome of bling. But in the NEXT generation, the console and the display are a given. The really pimpin\' vehicles need online multiplayer, which is what Omniwav Mobile is offering with their WavBoard EV1, a mobile broadband router that works on both Verizon and Sprint networks in the US.
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I Like Watching You: Playing with Privacy in the Gaming Age
editorial | 11/18/05 | Aaron Stanton
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a campus-wide Wi-Fi service that can track when and where you connect, recording your location for up to 12 hours. It could be the next best thing in multiplayer game matching (find a PSP or DS user nearby to hook up a game), but with cities like San Fransisco and Philadelphia already looking into municipal broadband projects, this sort of technology also raises some serious ethical questions. And after recent news of World of Warcraft\'s \"Warden\" program spying on your computer we\'re worried about these issues coming directly to videogames. Sony\'s massive blowout with spyware, rootkits, and a public backlash that will no doubt severely wound the company, will also affect in some tangential way (at best) PlayStation 3 development and launch. Aaron takes a look at these issues and probes the changing face of your gaming privacy.
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GF! Weekly Wrap-Up Podcast #11
podcast | 11/11/05 | Val Townsend
Here it is, another episode of the GamesFirst! Weekly Wrap-Up. This week Val takes a look at the latest news stories, as well as reviews of Shadow of the Colossus for PS2 and GameTap, the new broadband gaming service for PC. She also has a preview of the very intriguing second-generation Xbox 360 title, Crackdown, which comes from the creator of the original GTA and Lemmings. You know you want it, and it\'s right here.
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GameTap Review
game: GameTap
review | 11/07/05 | George Holomshek
GameTap is Turner Broadcasting\'s newest offering. It is a broadband games-on-demand service that allows unlimited play of hundreds of games for about $15 per month. If you\'re a hardcore retro-gaming junky, there\'s loads to love here: Games are precisely emulated like the original systems, and systems range from Atari 2600 through Commodore 64 to Dreamcast and Sega 32x. Oh, and we hear there\'s some TV-like stuff on it, too.
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A Close Look at Turner's GameTap Service
feature | 10/13/05 | Sean Hilliard
No M-rated games. No AIM/ICQ style of gamer-to-gamer communication at launch. Space Ghost interviews big-name game developers.

That\'s the bad news about Turner Broadcasting Co.\'s GameTap service, which offers a library of games and game-related media content for download to subscribers. The good news is, GameTap also feature emulators, including a Dreamcast emulator. So if you can get past the sketchy bits (and you have a fast broadband connection), then you might want to check out GameTap when it launches on Oct. 17. GamesFirst! sat down with GameTap\'s Vice President of Content Rick Sanchez to get the scoop on GameTap\'s launch.
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Heavy.com Launches Fall Season of Programming
news | 10/12/05 | Shawn Rider
Heavy.com has expanded its machinima offerings and broken new ground in the IPTV arena with the announcement of the first-ever full season of broadband-distributed programming. The network has announced several new shows, including \"Honey, I Killed the Geezer\" (created using Atari\'s Indigo Prophecy), \"Tourettes Cowboy\" (created using Activision\'s GUN), and \"Dr. Philprah, Colossus Whisperer\" (created using Sony\'s Shadow of the Colossus). There are several more series slated to premiere this month, and each will see multiple episodes released this Fall.
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Turner Announces GameTap Subscription Rate
news | 08/23/05 | Shawn Rider
Turner Broadcasting is launching a new broadband entertainment network called GameTap this Fall. GameTap will offer gamers broadband access to a large catalog of PC games, ranging from current hits to classic titles. Today, Turner has announced that its service will be available at a subscription rate of $14.95/month as well as a free two-week trial subscription for anyone interested in the service.
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Midnight Club 2 Review
game: Midnight Club 2
review | 10/09/03 | Matt James
Heart-pounding action, ultra-fun races, wonderfully interactive cities to race in and the best racing multi-player action around, via Xbox live, Midnight Club 2 on the Xbox is one of the best racing games ever made. So plug in your broadband, fire up your Xbox, and prepare to rock and roll with Rockstars\' latest legend, Midnight Club 2
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Midnight Club II
game: Midnight Club II
review | 10/09/03 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
Heart-pounding action, ultra-fun races, wonderfully interactive cities to race in and the best racing multi-player action around, via Xbox live, Midnight Club 2 on the Xbox is one of the best racing games ever made. So plug in your broadband, fire up your Xbox, and prepare to rock and roll with Rockstars' latest legend, Midnight Club 2. Click here to read about one of the best racing games of the year.
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D-Link DI-604 Ethernet Broadband Router Review
game: D-Link DI-604 Ethernet Broadband Router
review | 05/22/03 | Shawn Rider
We\'re firm believers in the D-Link tradition of high quality network hardware at good prices. The DI-604 is a phenomenal unit, and it\'s even approved by Microsoft for use with the Xbox. That means this bad boy will have you online gaming and keeping your home LAN secure for ages to come. Get the whole review right here.
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D-Link Wireless Access Point and Ethernet Bridge Reviews
review | 12/16/02 | Shawn Rider
See that thing at right? That\'s the new D-Link DWL 810 Ethernet to Wireless Bridge, and that\'s the thing you can use to hook your Xbox, PS2, or Gamecube into a wireless broadband network for online gameplay. Pretty sweet, huh? But you have a wired network at home, right? No worries -- pick up the D-Link DWL-900AP+ Wireless Access Point to turn your home network into WiFi paradise. Click here for the DWL 810. Here for the 900AP+.
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Yahoo! Launches Games On Demand Service
news | 09/23/02 | Shawn Rider
Yahoo! gave us a sneak peak at their Games On Demand service this weekend, and boy did we have fun with it. Filling the PC rental void, this service allows broadband PC users to rent games online, and it works like a charm. Read all about it right here.
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Sony Takes It Online
Articles Archive | 05/21/01 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
Sony announced several new partnerships and technology deals at E3, making a major play to enter the online gaming market before Microsoft can get its online bits in order. Both companies have professed the importance of online gaming to the success of console systems, and Sony has specifically illuminated desires to create an online distribution network for all kinds of gaming, movies, music, and other broadband entertainment applications.

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