Verizon broadband customers in the Northeast can now sign up for a new games on demand service through the provider.
Verizon Games on Demand will allow people to download unlimited games from the service for $US5 to $US15 a month. The service, currently available only to customers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York, gives customers access to more than 1,400 games.
To be eligible though you need to be signed up for Verizon's fibre optic Internet service which runs $US50 to $US145 a month and has download speeds of 10 Mbps to 50 Mbps.
There are three price plans for the games on demand service is available. The Quick Pack gives you access to more than 300 arcade, puzzle and word games for $US5 a month. The Family Place plan gives you access to more than 900 "family-friendly games" for $US8 a month and the Unlimited plan gives you access to more than 1,400 games for $US15 a month.
The service is backed by Extent Technologies which boasts "relationships" with Microsoft Game Studios, Ubisoft, Take2 Interactive, Atari, Eidos, CodeMasters, Konami, PlayFirst, iWin, Alawar, Riverdeep, Scholastic and Valusoft. The list of featured games on the Verizon site also includes a number of PopCap games, among them Bejeweled Twist and Plans Vs. Zombies.