This is the second time I have said good-bye to gametap on this blog. Gametap has decided to ditch the fat, rich, desktop client with a web one and in the process went from a service that I loved to one I can't stand anymore. I spent the better part of this morning trying to play a game and finally had to use google to end up in a obscure gametap forum to find the the solution; after that I was done.
Why would any company take a working, well received, product and shit all over it? I am not entirely sure. My guess is they didn't want to pay developers anymore. The site is now also covered in ads - even if you have a gold subscription! They are also now competing with Direct2Drive and the other johnny-come-lately game download services.
Good-bye Gametap - it was a good run while it lasted.