robot7.jpg PC-centric 'all you can eat' game download service GameTap just shoved me its latest PR, for its Halloween catalog additions, so figured I would pass it on - esp. since they mention that the 22nd is the last day you can sign up for their 50% off when you sign up for a year deal.

The info explains: "Broadband entertainment just got eerie! This Halloween, Turner Broadcasting’s GameTap gets into the spirit of the holiday by featuring a number of the greatest fright night franchises ever, including “Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams” and the “Konami Collector’s Series: Castlevania & Contra""

These would be: "Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams: As part of this decade’s most indelible survival horror series, “Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams” contains all of the content of the original console version of “Silent Hill 2,” but with the PC extras. This includes the "Born from a Wish" scenario where players take control of Maria prior to her first appearance in the main game. Also included is a sixth ending to the main scenario and a minor feature that allows you to switch to a different film stock presentation."

Also: "Konami Collector’s Series: Castlevania & Contra: If “Silent Hill” is too mature for your taste, check out this E-rated 8 Bit collection of the first three “Castlevania” titles along with two “Contra” classics (“Contra” and “Super C”). These “Castlevania” vampire-slayer classics are filled with icons from horror literature and legends, such as Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, Medusa, and the Grim Reaper." What's more: "Additional Games: Also joining the network on Halloween is “Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Gold” (which includes the “Desert Siege” and “Island Thunder” expansions) and “Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire,” a timely Arcade classic from Capcom."

Obviously, GameTap is getting a bit more noticed for the Sam & Max exclusivity (a great draw!), among other things - and this new offer. For me, I think what would _really_ help them take off is if something like the Apple iTV becomes mega-popular. If they could get their service onto that with a wireless (or wired) controller, so it's super-simple to play from the living room - kaboom! Right now, even I'm drawn to the comfort of my Xbox 360 to play some of this type of content, sadly - though the PC-centric stuff works, obviously.

[Statutory disclaimer: I've been a Beta tester for GameTap for a while, and they've been kind enough to platinum sponsor the Independent Games Festival, which I'm Chairman of, this year, as part of their plan to bolster their indie content. But I post this separately of that whole fun.]