The Great Tree Forum Index The Great Tree
still kickin'
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   Poster ListPoster List   Member ListMember List  UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
 Links:   great tree   uru live   uru obsession   drc site  

 Documentaries:    learn the story of the great tree

GameTap now or wait for Uru Live?
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Great Tree Forum Index -> Future Possibilities
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Moiety Jean
First Lady of the Great Tree
First Lady of the Great Tree


Joined: 06 Jan 2004
Posts: 1850
Location: Seaaaaaattle

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:52 pm    Post subject: GameTap now or wait for Uru Live? Reply with quote

I've been looking at GameTap's game repertoire and trying to decide whether it's appealing enough to sign up early for a subscription (through the Uru Live offer, thus showing my support well ahead of time), or whether I should wait until Live is ready to go. There are some cool old games on there, but I'm not sure if I'd use the service enough to make it worth my while before Live comes about, when I will DEFINITELY be signing up.

Anyone else thought about it?
_________________
KI#29337
"There is a certain beautiful danger when a group of geeks get together to entertain themselves." ~Orin Drake
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Marten
Great Tree Officer
Great Tree Officer


Joined: 29 Jan 2004
Posts: 3101
Location: Washougal, WA

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I admit that I'm procrastinating on this just a bit, despite evangelizing on the Uru Live forums. I feel so bad. Embarassed

There are games on GameTap I'm interested in playing. In particular, I'm pleased to see them carrying Homeworld 2. I'm actually less interested in the older adventure games (Sierra's King's Quest, Space Quest, and Quest for Glory series). I have original copies of all of those anyway!

I will want to explore The Manhole and Cosmic Osmo, as I've never played those. They debut next month.

Sam & Max is rumored to start in October; I definitely want to be there for that. (Side note: I should track down the original Sam & Max game. Never got a copy of that.)

Mostly, the problem is free time, though. With the work for the Prologue Videos, and everything else in my personal life, I'm not sure I have time to enjoy a GameTap subscription.

I've promised myself I'll sign up within another week though. Support to Cyan is key - if it means they get more dollars earlier, that will mean a better Uru Live experience later. To me, that's worth it.
_________________
Member of Guild of Messengers - Unless otherwise stated, opinions are mine only and not Guild endorsed.
rel.to MOULAgain KI: Was 26838 Now TBD
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Professor Askew
Great Tree Member
Great Tree Member


Joined: 23 Dec 2003
Posts: 2522
Location: New York, NY

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked at this way...$9.95 a month. How can you go wrong? I signed in May. Do I get a lot of use out of it? Who cares? I don't. LOLOLOLOL
_________________
Professor Daniel Askew - Securing our reality from the machinations of the Station Masters.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Rils
Great Tree Member
Great Tree Member


Joined: 28 Dec 2005
Posts: 815
Location: Screw Ballard, I live in Edmonds now

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stil debating this one. I had the same theory as Marten - my free time doesn't allow for much internet game play these days, and I know I wouldn't get any use out a gametap subscription right now, so why shell out the cash? But as Prof pointed out, its not even ten bucks a month, which frankly isn't much, so you might as well.

However, lazy bugger that I am, I will probably wait. I'm a bad, bad community member... Embarassed

~Rils
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Cycreim
Great Tree Officer
Great Tree Officer


Joined: 22 Dec 2003
Posts: 1274
Location: Toronto, ON

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's better for Cyan to sign up now rather than later, through that linkamajigger that was on urulive.com.
_________________
KI: 34353
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address MSN Messenger
Jaharen
Great Tree Member
Great Tree Member


Joined: 23 Dec 2003
Posts: 309
Location: Sacramento, CA

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm about to get really busy for a few weeks and then school starts so I don't know how much time I'll have to play games.

Quote:
I looked at this way...$9.95 a month. How can you go wrong? I signed in May. Do I get a lot of use out of it? Who cares? I don't. LOLOLOLOL


Unlike the professor, being a college student with not enough hours at work, $10 a month can be a lot of money for me, so I'm waiting.
_________________
Jaharen

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Professor Askew
Great Tree Member
Great Tree Member


Joined: 23 Dec 2003
Posts: 2522
Location: New York, NY

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I was being sarcastic. I'm pretty poor. LOL. But, I still don't care! LOLOLOLOLOL

I believe the reason they're trying to get as many early sign-ups as they can is that GameTap is preparing Cyan's budget even as we speak. The more sign-ups, the more money. Or something like that.
_________________
Professor Daniel Askew - Securing our reality from the machinations of the Station Masters.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Saxy
Community Orchestrator
Community Orchestrator


Joined: 23 Dec 2003
Posts: 1272
Location: Under the New Mexico desert

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaharen wrote:
Unlike the professor, being a college student with not enough hours at work, $10 a month can be a lot of money for me, so I'm waiting.

I'm thinking along these lines, too. Especially because it looks like I'm only going to be getting 12 hours per week at work during the next quarter if I'm lucky. Poor, I tells ya. Poor. Gotta stock it up now while I can. Confused (I don't want to depend on Kev financially more than I need to; I don't want to be a burden.)
_________________

Not all who wander are lost... (MJ fixed my sig!)
KI: 38931
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
brian
Fearless Leader
Fearless Leader


Joined: 24 Jun 2003
Posts: 1362
Location: Seattle, WA

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I just looked through the game titles on Gametap and IMMEDIATELY subscribed.

They
Have
Everything!

I'm so excited (it's downloading them). I could spend HOURS on Ultima V, the Zork games, Kings Quest, (never played Myst III, might as well), Rastan, Kid Chameleon, the list goes on...
_________________
#Brian Fioca
#KI: 1504111 [disconnected]

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Jon
Great Tree Member
Great Tree Member


Joined: 24 Dec 2003
Posts: 268
Location: Texas

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I signed up for 'em. Heroes of Might and Magic IV is one of the ones I've been meaning to play for ages, and Sork is, put simply, the best adventure game I've never seen. Not to mention, of course, Sam and Max.
_________________
The laws contrived by the Proud are their security, and their undoing. Such laws make disobedience a virtue and obedience a sin.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Cycreim
Great Tree Officer
Great Tree Officer


Joined: 22 Dec 2003
Posts: 1274
Location: Toronto, ON

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hrrr, I wish I could sign up. Sad
_________________
KI: 34353
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address MSN Messenger
Professor Askew
Great Tree Member
Great Tree Member


Joined: 23 Dec 2003
Posts: 2522
Location: New York, NY

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, Canada!
_________________
Professor Daniel Askew - Securing our reality from the machinations of the Station Masters.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
CuzinJohn
Great Tree Member
Great Tree Member


Joined: 09 Feb 2004
Posts: 775
Location: Note to self - fix Avvie and Sig Graphics...

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

brian wrote:
I'm so excited (it's downloading them). I could spend HOURS on Ultima V, the Zork games, Kings Quest, (never played Myst III, might as well), Rastan, Kid Chameleon, the list goes on...


the Zork games were awesome... in my days as a teacher at a boarding school, one parents' night I was giving directions to the parents in my classroom. I directed them to a building that was next to a large white house and added "You are west of a white house..." into it on purpose... nearly every dad knew what I was talking about and laughed. Classic.

Zork ruled. so did a lot of the other text-adventures from Infocom. Brian... does GameTap have "Leather Goddesses of Phobos?"

DON'T JUDGE ME!! Twisted Evil
_________________
KI 182798

Science is how you talk about the universe with words that bind it to a common reality.
Magic is how you talk to the universe with words that it cannot ignore.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
Marten
Great Tree Officer
Great Tree Officer


Joined: 29 Jan 2004
Posts: 3101
Location: Washougal, WA

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Signed up for GameTap yesterday. Smile
_________________
Member of Guild of Messengers - Unless otherwise stated, opinions are mine only and not Guild endorsed.
rel.to MOULAgain KI: Was 26838 Now TBD
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
brian
Fearless Leader
Fearless Leader


Joined: 24 Jun 2003
Posts: 1362
Location: Seattle, WA

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="CuzinJohn"]
brian wrote:
Brian... does GameTap have "Leather Goddesses of Phobos?"

DON'T JUDGE ME!! Twisted Evil


Havent seen it... but I don't know what it is either, Laughing
_________________
#Brian Fioca
#KI: 1504111 [disconnected]

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Great Tree Forum Index -> Future Possibilities All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Page 1 of 6

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



RescueTime
Offering Time Management Software for Individuals &
Employee Time Tracking Software for Businesses