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Which is the better gaming machine, the PlayStation 3 or the Xbox 360?
Ah it is the question that starts debates, fights, and even wars (of the flaming kind). It is a question that has been much discussed all over the web for the last six years. Everytime a new blockbuster exclusive game comes out for one system, the fans and followers of the other system either: a) Dismisses it as crap, b) Denies it’s existence, or c) Write negative reviews on public review sites.
It’s a question that I myself have a hard time answering. I have both systems, like both systems, and play the hell out of them. Sometimes I would have stretches of time where I would use one system more over the other. I have a massive collection of games for both systems too. It’s too damn hard to choose which one is better.
After watching an old episode of Friends. You know, the one where Ross creates a list of Rachel and Julie’s pros and cons, I had an idea. I’ll do that same thing for both systems. See which one outdoes the other. (Without having to endure Rachel’s wrath Thank God!)
Let’s start the lists shall we?
JTM Games Best Of 2011
We imagine, engraved in stone atop some holy hill, there is a commandment that come the end of each year, critics must provide a “Best of” list. Being only mortal, we here at JTM Games aim to do just that.
What a year 2011 was for the video game industry. Nostalgia continued to rule the day. The vast majority of successful games were sequels, both expected and unexpected, remakes, or re-imaginings of franchises *cough*Mortal Kombat*cough* long thought dead. Gamers began the year still debating which was better, Mass Effect 2 or Red Dead Redemption, but were quickly distracted by a glut of early year releases — LittleBigPlanet 2, Dead Space 2, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: Fate of Two Worlds, Killzone 3, Total War: Shogun 2, Pokemon Black & White — which were just good enough for everyone, thank you very much. Portal 2 was released shortly after, and a whole lotta socks were knocked off as Valve re-established themselves as the reigning kings of interactive entertainment. Read the rest of this entry
The OnLive Game Service is an on-demand video game platform that allows players to enjoy the latest games instantly over a broadband internet connection. It allows gamers to play their games on a TV using the Onlive Microconsole, or on PC or Mac computers using the Onlive app software.
With it’s community growing larger daily, it’s the best time to join the Onlive gaming service. Onlive offers gamers the ability to play their games wherever they want; on whatever display or system they want. It’s a cloud-based gaming service so players never have to deal with storage or location issues.
This next list highlights JTM Games’ top five reasons to join the Onlive game service. Hit the jump to read the full list.
Over the years, the Silent Hill franchise has built it’s name on psychological and supernatural scares compared to the other survival horror games in the market. Each sequel (and re-imagining) one-upping each other on creeping out players through it’s characters, story, and environments.
But one thing most gamers often forget is that the Silent Hill franchise is also known for it’s soundtrack. Series composer Akira Yamaoka has been creating the songs for each game, from melancholy to thrilling, to the downright disturbing, the songs of Silent Hill have definitely helped gamers become immeresed in the truly terrifying world.
The following are the top five Silent Hill soundtrack songs. Read the rest of this entry
4Villains – Victoria’s First Fan-Interactive Webseries
4Villains is a local Vancouver Island webseries thats been getting a lot of attention lately. They’re a production that’s centered on fan-interaction centering on the ongoing mishaps of four inept supervillains that try (unsuccessfully) to control the world.
Because of their ineptness and continued failures, they routinely butt heads with the Crucible, an officially sanctioned group of dastardly villains. I had a chance to talk with the cast and crew to learn more about the upcoming series.
If you like the promotional videos, the site, and the cool cast & crew, please support 4Villains by donating to their Indiegogo campaign - http://indiegogo.com/4villains-1!
Who knows, maybe you (and your very own villain character) can become part of the series later on!
More on 4Villains after the break.
Square-Enix Announces Final Fantasy X HD For PS3 And PSP
During last night’s Sony Tokyo Game Show press conference, Square-Enix announced that the PS2 classic Final Fantasy X will be remastered in high-definition for the PS3 and the PlayStation Vita.
According to the company, the remastered game will be a “special 10th anniversary production.” Made in 2001, Final Fantasy X was (at that time) Squaresoft’s landmark title that truly showed the power of the PS2. 10 years later, the game is still one of the most popular Final Fantasy games, aside from FF7.
Not many details were given at the conference, but the company has said that the PS Vita and PS3 versions of the game will both have the same specifications. Stay tuned for more details on the game as they arrive.
The Top 5 Hardcore Nintendo Wii Games
There was a time when Nintendo was at a distant third place in the console war. Everyone knew that the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox were the clear winners of the previous generation. It was then a surprise when Nintendo’s Wii became the number one system this generation. Because of its easy-to-use controller, motion-sensing technology, and fantastic first-party line-up, the Wii entered millions of homes. The system catered to the casual crowd, getting everyone in on the action. Old, young, gamer, non-gamer, it had something to offer everyone. But we’re not looking at those kid and casual friendly games, we’re looking at the most hardcore games on the Wii. This means blood and guts, all-day gaming, online trash-talking, violence-filled games. Check out the top five list after the break. Read the rest of this entry
Free Gaming – Battlefield Play4Free
The Battlefield games have been constant multi-million sellers for EA Games, from 1942 to Bad Company 2, the series has always been a stalwart in multiplayer innovation. EA’s Battlefield:Play4Free is a nice surprise as it is free to play online. More information on Battlefield: Play4Free after the break. Read the rest of this entry
Assassin’s Creed:Brotherhood 2v2 Tournament – EVO Gaming League
As part of the new weekly gaming tournaments at EVO Games in Langford, earlier tonight, three teams battled for Prizes, kudos, and bragging rights as the best local AC: Brotherhood players. The teams at hand were:
- Team Breezy (Working Title)
- The Brotherhood
- Team EVOCats Read the rest of this entry