gtap.jpg Where would we be here at GSW without a regular update on PC subscription gaming service GameTap? Where indeed, and since the PR just went out with more info on June's offerings, it's time to poke around and see what Atlanta is bringing us in retro game goodness this month.

Unfortunately, some of this is a little vague, but here's what it says: "This month, GameTap will feature a “Sports Week” filled with great genre titles, “Import Week,” a special week devoted to one of the most iconic RPGs of all time, and “Human Freeway,” the too human original version of the Activision Atari 2600 chicken crossing the road classic “Freeway.” Stay tuned!"

The 'Human Freeway' (sometimes called Bloody Human Freeway) news is particularly interesting: Atari Age notes: "According to David Crane, he got the idea for Freeway from watching a man trying to cross Lake Shore Drive during rush-hour traffic while attending Chicago's Consumer Electronic Show." Obscurity ahoy! We think the iconic RPG week is either Phantasy Star (if 'Import' pertains to it) or Ultima (if not), but we're totally guessing.

[Oh, and on the programming front for GameTap TV, we have: "Space Ghost Coast to Coast interview with (Twin Galaxies') Billy Mitchell and (early Atari guy) Steve Bristow. Fun!]

Finally, 'May’s Top 10 Most Played List' is revealed for GameTap, and unsurprisingly, there's a whole heap of Capcom on it:

1. Street Fighter Alpha 3
2. 1942
3. Age of Wonders II: The Wizard’s Throne
4. Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers
5. Super Gem Fighter Mini-Mix
6. Heroes of Might and Magic IV
7. Galaga
8. Magical Drop 2
9. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
10. New Rally-X

We hear there are some major and very neat client changes coming down the pipeline for GameTap in the nearish future, too, so we'll be looking forward to seeing those roll out. Viva la retro!