- Those ever-loving PC subscription gaming freaks at GameTap have ratcheted up their PR again for the holiday season, announcing three major game launches and a special 99c pricing for the first month of service.

As the press release explains: "The highly-anticipated offerings include the premiere of "Sam & Max Episode 2 - Situation Comedy," the worldwide exclusive launch of Sierra Online's "3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures," and a first look at the final phase of the "Myst Online: Uru Live" beta, which allows subscribers to experience the game's all-new living storyline."

Though I've certainly been a vocal supporter of GameTap here at GSW, I feel like they're just reaching a critical mass where, when their excellent retro offerings get twinned with new or revitalized content like Sam & Max, Uru, and 3D Ultra Minigolf (which is due out for Xbox Live Arcade as well in early 2007, I think?), then it becomes a more compelling deal, even for the non-hardcore types. But without access to the livingroom TV, it's tricky - so we shall see!