To sum up what last week’s Consumer Electronics Show was all about, plenty of 4K televisions and Steam machines will be entering into the market. That will be great for video enthusiasts wanting a bit of extra oomph from their Blu-ray movies and video gamers will wonder what’s next to enjoy. With multiple hardware manufacturers clambering on board to develop boxes that will run SteamOS, the console gaming war is going to get a lot more interesting.
Montreal-based Minority Media announced this week that their award-winning Papo & Yo is coming to Steam this April. Originally a PlayStation 3 exclusive, the Steam version of Papo & Yo is reported to include a number of updates, improvements, and additions for its PC release.
If you’ve been following JTM over the last year or so, you’ll notice that I’ve covered the game extensively, as Papo & Yo has (in my opinion) one of the most personal and socially relevant stories in the last few years. The game is a semi-biographical/metaphorical story of Creative Director Vander Caballero as he dealt with issues such as his father’s alcoholism and abuse. As the title alludes to, Papo & Yo deals with a not-so-good father and son relationship. Its world is a fantasy world in which Quico creates in order to escape from his traumatic past.
See what Vander had to say about Papo & Yo’s upcoming Steam release (plus screenshots of the game) after the break. Read the rest of this entry
To celebrate the release of their brand new Linux client, Valve is having a massive Linux game sale on Steam with games up to 75% off their original prices. From today until Febraury 21, 2013, you can pick from a long list of critically acclaimed titles (many working on PC/Mac/Linux) for extremely low prices, with some selling for $1.99. Seriously, that’s pretty much a steal if you ask me.
The Steam for Linux Celebration sale includes titles like Amnesia: The Dark Descent, FTL: Faster than Light, Counter-Strike: Source, the complete Penumbra Collection and many more. Check out the full list of games on sale after the break. Read the rest of this entry
*This Competition Is Now Closed.*
This week’s winner for the Mark of the Ninja Steam code is Oasis789!
Check back again Wednesday this week for a Metro 2033 contest!
Hey JTM Nation, if you missed out on Mark of the Ninja, then you should know that you’re missing out on an amazing SPIKE VGA-nominated, Canadian-developed indie game. Mark of the Ninja combines the distinctive art style and visceral kills of Shank with the quick, stealthy movements of a ninja; and it’s damn fun.
Lucky for you, Klei Entertainment and JTM are teaming up to giveaway Mark of the Ninja (PC) to one lucky subscriber!
Find out how to enter the contest after the break. Read the rest of this entry
Fans of Canadian-developed games can rejoice as Steam is offering the Canadian Indie Bundle – nine critically acclaimed indie titles – for a cheap price. Gamers can save almost $65 (the bundle is only $14.99) if they purchase this bundle on Steam starting this week. Included are games from award-winning developer Capybara Games, as well as Klei Entertainment, Trapdoor Inc, Big Sandwich Games, and Gaslamp Games.
Check out the games included in the Canadian Indie Bundle after the break. Read the rest of this entry
Klei Entertainment, the developers behind the popular Shank franchise is giving away two limited-edition signed Shank statues in their latest Facebook Shank contest. The two statues to be given away are both 6.5 inches tall and will come signed and include Steam codes for the games Shank and Shank 2.
The statues to be won are actually different. One is in full color, and the other black and white. And they’re of really limited quantities. There are only 300 of these color statues and 100 of the black and white statues in existence.
But that’s not all, once the statues have been won, Klei will be picking ten more from the entries to win their choice Steam code for either Shank or Shank 2 for PC.
Find out how to enter the Shank Statue contest and check out the picture gallery after the break. Read the rest of this entry
Over the last few years, the rise of companies and services like Gaikai, Onlive, and of course Steam have really shown that the industry is starting to lean towards cloud-gaming, and I’d even dare to say that the next-generation of consoles (which many say could be the last) WILL support some kind of cloud-gaming service to compliment the traditional console disc-based and digital download gaming functionalities.
Remember those rumors stating that Sony was partnering with Gaikai to bring PS1 and PS2 backward compatibility to the PS3 (or perhaps to Vita or future consoles)? There has to be some evidence that this will happen very very soon.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – Valve Interview
Valve is hard at work at creating the newest game in its ultra-popular multiplayer franchise. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the fourth game in the CS franchise and one that is supported by the many Counter-Strike councils and the community. Global Offensive is a downloadable title that will be available for PC, and for the first time, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2012.
For the last 12 years, Counter-Strike has been at the forefront of FPS gaming mod communities as well as gaming tournament worldwide. What started out as a mod by two guys, became a sensation, a game that was played by religiously by many even more than a decade after it’s release.
JTM Games had a chance to talk with Ido Magal , Project Lead and Chet Faliszek, Writer at Valve Corporation to discuss details about Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. check out the interview and gameplay footage after the break.