Turner Broadcasting System’s GameTap & THQ sign partnership

MUMBAI: Turner Broadcasting System’s broadband entertainment network GameTap has signed a long-term partnership with THQ Inc. that includes worldwide subscription play and digital download rights for a wide selection of the publisher’s games for Windows PC.

Additionally under the new agreement, some THQ games will also be made available for free play on GameTap’s ad-supported website GameTap.com.

"We are excited to be adding THQ’s roster of top content to GameTap. With this new deal, subscribers and website visitors will enjoy great games from THQ, including Company of Heroes and Red Faction," said GameTap vice president of content and creative director Ricardo Sanchez.

As part of the new agreement, GameTap will now feature titles from the THQ and ValuSoft catalogues, including games such as Company of Heroes, Warhammer 40K, Red Faction, Supreme Commander, Titan Quest, Saints Row 2, PuzzleQuest and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.

"Our new partnership with GameTap allows both a brand new audience and fans alike to enjoy our titles and franchise games online. Digital distribution is a great way to extend the reach of our properties and GameTap is an ideal outlet for this effort," said THQ national sales director, market development Adrienne LauerZ.