BELL CANADA DELIVERS
GAMES ON DEMAND
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Source Canada Newswire
[ December 7th 2001 ]
today, gamers can boot up, log on and plug in
to one of the most comprehensive PC game Internet
portals in North America. GamesMania.com, a new
convergence offering from Bell Canada, is a bilingual
subscription-based service that meets the needs
of PC game fans everywhere.
we are building on a growing trend at Bell - the
blending of information and entertainment services
- and one that represents a new organizational
spirit," says Karen Sheriff, Chief Marketing Officer,
Bell Canada. "GamesMania.com brings significant
value to the growing PC games on demand market.
We believe GamesMania.com offers one of the widest
selections of PC games on demand and one of the
strongest subscription packages available today.
It's another example of Bell's efforts to meet
the unique content needs of customers through
existing communications tools. We're proud to
be a part of Canadian and video game history by
introducing this service to consumers."
offers an ever-expanding library of top ranking
games from all genres, including simulation, strategy
and action adventure. Game articles, reviews,
previews and 'cheats' further enhance the GamesMania.com
experience. Currently, dozens of games are available
on the portal and many more titles will be added
on an ongoing basis.
brings together some of the top PC game publishers,
offering some of the most popular titles available
today, such as Icewind Dale, Silent Hunter II,
Tomb Raider IV, Deus Ex, and Virtual Pool III.
packages are available that make it possible for
consumers to play a variety of brand name PC games
for a fraction of the cost of a console video
game or PC CD ROM game. Games can also be purchased
through GamesMania.com and consumers have the
option of renting these games on a 'pay- as-you-play'
basis, which allows them to try the game before
deciding if they want to buy it. In addition there
are several purchase methods available to consumers
including payment on their credit card, Bell bill,
or by purchasing a GamesMedia.com pre-paid card
from various retail outlets.
customers have two payment options. The GOLD package
for $19.95 per month entitles consumers to five
games of their choice with unlimited play. The
SILVER package for $14.95 per month entitles consumers
to three games of their choice with unlimited
play. Customers also have the option to rent games
on a pay-as-you-play basis. For example they can
rent games for three, seven or 30 days and play
them on-line during the rental period. Rentals
are payable by credit card only. Rates vary by