Category Archives: Uncategorized
Hey everyone! The guys and gals here at JTM have been working hard to provide you with the best Canadian, Indie, and gaming content since 2011. It’s been quite a fun ride really, we’re very thankful for the opportunity to share our thoughts about the game industry with you.
But you know what?
The blog is missing something important; something social. So that’s why I wanted to ask you guys, what types of content would you like to see from JTM Games? Do you like our reviews? How about our editorials? Do you find our Indie Spotlights helpful for finding fun, unique indie games?
From now on, we want to include you guys on some of our articles; we want to know what you think of certain games. We want to know why you like certain genres, certain games, and not others. If you have anything you want to share or if you think you can help make articles better, let us know!
For now, let’s start with a survey.
If you have any thoughts, advice, and ideas, please tell us in the comment section below. I’d like to thank you guys in advance for your help and would like to welcome you to our movement!
- Jan H.
I love the Humble Indie Bundle series. Not only do gamers get a number of amazing games, they also get to help out Child’s Play Charity and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The seventh Humble Indie Bundle features six games (including Shank 2) as well as the critically acclaimed Indie Game The Movie; the first film to be included in the Humble Indie series.
Find out Humble Indie Bundle 7′s full list of games, DLC, and soundtracks after the break. Read the rest of this entry
Canadian Developer Brian Provinciano recently released the highly-anticipated Retro City Rampage on multiple platforms. However, the most interesting of said releases would have to be the “Cross-Buy” between the PS3 and PS Vita versions.
Why is that you may ask?
Retro City Rampage is one of the first titles on the PlayStation Network to be part of the new “Cross-Buy” initiative. Meaning when a person purchases the PS3 version, they’ll also get the PS Vita version of the game at no extra cost. That’s a huge incentive for many Vita owners who are starving for content. Not only will they get one of the coolest 8-bit/nostalgia/open-world awesomeness that is Retro City Rampage on their Vita, they’ll also get it on their PS3.
Another cool feature of this “Cross-Buy” title is the “Cross-Save” functionality. Basically a PS3 RCR game save can also be loaded and played on the PS Vita version; allowing players to continue their game wherever they may be.
Hit the jump to find out more about Retro City Rampage. Read the rest of this entry
Square-Enix revealed the first official Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn screenshots for the PS3 today. The screens highlight a brand-new user interface that allows for control without having to sacrifice depth required by MMORPGS.
From Square-Enix release:
“The accompanying screenshots show an action bar with 16 total slots; of which, the left 8 can be accessed by pressing the L2 button, and the right 8 with the R2. The corresponding 8 slots are mapped to the controller’s directional pad, along with the circle, x, triangle, and square buttons. Players can set up to 8 action bars, and cycle through them by pressing both the L2 and R2 buttons.
Additionally, the screenshots demonstrate that massively multiplayer online games can now have the rich and detailed graphics that define FINAL FANTASY — across a range of system specifications.”
Did you know that many of your favourite games are made in Canada? Games like Assassin’s Creed Revelations, Dragon Age 2, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Need for Speed: The Run, and FIFA 12, were all developed and published in the great white north. These games, their publishers, and developers deserve to be recognized right?
That’s where the Canadian Videogame Awards comes in. Honouring the best developers, publishers, and developers the Canadian game industry has to offer, the third annual The Canadian Videogame awards will be held on April 21, 2012.
Taking place in beautiful Vancouver BC, the CVA’s celebrate the Canadian game industry as one of the top (third biggest) leaders in game design, art, publishing and development. Developers like Capcom Vancouver, Bioware, Eidos-Montreal, and their games have been nominated for the coveted CVA Game of the Year award.
And JTM Games will be there to cover it for you guys! Expect full coverage straight from the event from our Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube channels!
Will you be there to see them win? Read the rest of this entry
As you guys well know, there are millions of other videogame industry sites on the internet; and of course it is quite the difficult task to differentiate our work from all the others.
JTM Games wouldn’t even be online if it weren’t for you guys, our awesome readers.
That’s why I would like to hear your opinions on what would make JTM Games a better blog. Cast your vote in the poll, and share with us your thoughts in the comment section below.
What if Ghost didn’t die in Modern Warfare 2? What if he was the star of Modern Warfare 3?
Sick and tired of seeing Price and Soap getting all the attention these days, our friendly neighborhood Ghost (of Modern War Gear fame) decided to tell people his side of the story about the events of Modern Warfare 3.
The only thing missing from his version is his best friend and partner Solid Snake.
Hit the jump to watch Ghost’s Modern Warfare 3. Read the rest of this entry
GLaDOS: Please Proceed into Android Hell
By: Kirsten Grove-White
While I was browsing thesixtyone.com – a music sharing site with video game-like properties such as quests and levels – I came across this fun little piece that was released in 2007 that actually started out as a joke. Thankfully its creators, Victims of Science, decided to make something serious out of it which has since become their most popular piece.
It utilizes auto-tuned clips of GLaDOS’ voice, as well as a couple of turret clips thrown in for added creepiness, to form semi-coherent lyrics. I’m not generally a huge fan of techno, having been raised playing classical music since I was five, but this is quirky and has enough melody for me to actually like it. Read the rest of this entry
I just wanted to write to let you know that the announcement trailer you released today for Resident Evil 6…
… rules. However, I’m finding myself surprisingly unexcited about the prospect of a new Resident Evil game.
But Joe! Aren’t you the guy who still vividly remembers seeing that first zombie in the original Resident Evil and to this day counts it as one of the greatest moments in all of gaming? And aren’t you the guy who considers Resident Evil 4 second only to Silent Hill 2 as the greatest achievement in the survival horror genre? I am, in fact, that guy.