Interesting, unexpected news:
Starting May 31, GameTap will be changing a few things around. Some highlights:
-Visitors to the website, without registering or paying a dime, will be able to play a bunch of games for free
-Registering without paying (you won't even need to give them payment information like you do now) will give you access to a few more free games and many features like online multiplayer
-Registering and paying lets you access all the games and features (same as subscribing now)
-A "Lite" version of the GameTap launcher will be released, which will presumably be less bulky and use fewer resources than the current GameTap launcher
-Tomb Raider Anniversary will be the first game to launch simultaneously on GameTap on the same day it's launched at retail (This is a good sign, suggesting that in the future it will become a service featuring the "latest and greatest" games)
I'm glad that when the new features launch, my current subscription will put me at the top level, but the free and Lite features seem cool as well. It'll certainly make it easier to get my friends to play multiplayer games online.