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It is Jim Sterling, an idiot for you to enjoy! Among the longest standing critics of game industry business practices, particularly excessive monetization such as microtransactions and loot boxes. Alongside commentary on the game industry, you can enjoy impressions of brand new games, elite gaming wisdom from Commentocracy, and other assorted pieces of information and entertainment.
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Mafia II: Definitive Edition - Hot Criminal Garbage (Jimpressions)
Mafia II: Definitive Edition - Hot Criminal Garbage (Jimpressions)
2 days ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com 2K Games quietly shunted a remaster of Mafia II out the door, and playing it reveals why the publisher hasn't been particularly loud. It's a load of rubbish. A shockingly poor revision of a game that hadn't aged all that well to begin with, Mafia II: Definitive Edition is definitively inferior. #Mafia #MafiaII #MafiaIIDefinitiveEdition #2KGames #OpenWorld #Action #ActionGame #JimSterling #Jimpressions #PS4 #XboxOne #PC #Games #Game #Gaming __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Maneater - A Load Of Bull Shark (Jimpressions)
Maneater - A Load Of Bull Shark (Jimpressions)
3 days ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Maneater is a game about being a big shark that eats turtles and people and other sharks. You eat license plates, and catfish, and groupers, and idiots in flamingo boats. The controls are an absolute nightmare at times, but when you stop trying to be precise and just enjoy the blood soaked carnage, you may have a surprisingly wholesome time. #Maneater #Tripwire #Sharks #RPG #Action #ActionRPG #Fun #PC #PS4 #XboxOne #ChrisParnell #Games #Gaming #Videogames #JimSterling __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Liar's Year 2020 (The Jimquisition)
Liar's Year 2020 (The Jimquisition)
4 days ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com The year before a console launch is incredible because you can lie about anything you like. I'm assuming it's okay for everyone to do it, because the game industry does it every generation! The PS5 and Xbox Series X (XSX?) are due out this year, and the tone has been set for another half a decade of total bollocks. It's fine though, because it's Liar's Year. You can say what you want, and nobody can call you out! #PS5 #XboxSeriesX #Ubisoft #AssassinsCreed #AssassinsCreedValhalla #Trailers #E3 #PS3 #Xbox360 #Wii #UnrealEngine5 #EpicGames #Lies #PeterMolyneux #Killzone #Graphics #Bullshots #Downgrade #PC #WatchDogs #Microsoft #Sony #Hype #Games #Game #Gaming #Jimquisition #JimSterling __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Shadow The Ronin: The Revenge To The Samurai - Another Stunning PS4 Exclusive! (Jimpressions)
Shadow The Ronin: The Revenge To The Samurai - Another Stunning PS4 Exclusive! (Jimpressions)
6 days ago
Who needs Ghost of Tsushima when you have Gilson B. Pontes? He makes Sekiro look like amateur hour! Yes, the legendary failure that is Gilson B. Pontes has another dreadful videogame about some guy running around and getting killed by monsters. But this time you can SWIM! #ShadowTheRoninTheRevengeToTheSamurai #GilsonBPontes #PS4 #PlayStation #PlayStation4 #Action #BadGame #Funny #Rant #JimSterling #Jimpressions #Graphics #Combat
G2A Claims It's The Ultimate Victim After Being Proven To Sell Stolen Keys
G2A Claims It's The Ultimate Victim After Being Proven To Sell Stolen Keys
8 days ago
Last year, G2A smugly offered to pay ten times the costs for any game proven to be sold fraudulently on their site. One developer took them up on it and is now owed almost $40,000 after it was demonstrated that, yes, many stolen keys were being sold. G2A has battled credible accusations of enabling fraud for years. The grey market business has made plenty of cash reselling cheap keys for games, but many of those keys are alleged to be stolen. G2A has always disagreed it's a problem, until now... but now THEY'RE the victims! Retconning recent history, G2A is pretending that it's always been concerned about fraud, and that it's the one "ultimately" suffering at the hands of game thieves. You couldn't make it up, but G2A could... it makes stuff up all the time! #G2A #Fraud #Theft #Factorio #GreyMarket #PC #Indie #IndieGames #Games #Gaming #Videogames #Money #IndustryBS #JimSterling #Lies #Stealing #Piracy
Beg Like Dogs For Electronic Arts! (The Jimquisition)
Beg Like Dogs For Electronic Arts! (The Jimquisition)
11 days ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Over 50,000 people signed a petition begging Electronic Arts to let them give money... to Electronic Arts. Star Wars Battlefront 2 received its final major update recently, and fans have taken that to mean the game is dead, even though it's still being supported with fixes and regularly scheduled events. The game will be playable for some time to come, but fans are begging for premium content to "save" it. There's a steady implication that games stop being worth playing the moment they stop getting new content, that a game lasts as long as its virtual currency does, that games need constant updates and that we must plead and pledge money to get them. What rot. Begging publishers for their predatory attention is not what I'd call a positive activity. #StarWars #ElectronicArts #DLC #Microtransactions #Petition #Battlefront #StarWarsBattlefront2 #Battlefront2 #XboxOne #PS4 #PC #JimSterling #Jimquisition #FPS #Games #Gaming #Videogames #Monetization #Capitalism #Money #Corporations #AAA #LootBoxes __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Doom Eternal's Denuvo Dabbling Disgusts Doom Diehards
Doom Eternal's Denuvo Dabbling Disgusts Doom Diehards
12 days ago
Doom Eternal recently got its first major update, and it brought some awkward baggage along for the ride. Yes, everybody's favorite privacy popper, Denuvo, is back! Denuvo Anti-Cheat is different from the usual Denuvo Anti-Tamper that you're used to hearing about, but in terms of security risks and privacy concerns the two share very common ground. As a result, fans are furious. They've review bombed the game hard as they protest the anti-cheat measures, but neither Bethesda nor id Software look like they're going to back down. Still, if Denuvo is a deal breaker for you and it suddenly appears in a game weeks later, I can understand the upset. #DoomEternal #Doom #Bethesda #idSoftware #Denuvo #DRM #AntiCheat #Cheating #Online #Multiplayer #PC #Controversy #JimSterling #IndustryBS #Steam #Reviews
Ghost of Tsushima's State Of Play - Press X To Pay Respects (OMGH)
Ghost of Tsushima's State Of Play - Press X To Pay Respects (OMGH)
14 days ago
Ghost of Tsushima is out in July, and the long-awaited Sucker Punch game looks like it might be pretty good! Sony recently showed more of it off in a State of Play presentation, and now I'm going to vandalize it by talking over it. From nodding in respect to worthy opponents, to scaring the hell out of them, to in-game cosmetics, Ghost of Tsushima is looking like something I might actually enjoy. That'd be nice! #GhostofTsushima #PS4 #Sony #PlayStation4 #PlayStation #Action #Combat #SuckerPunch #OpenWorld #JimSterling #OMGH #Hype #Trailers #StateofPlay #Samurai #Graphics
Unreal Engine 5 PS5 Demo - Epic Tries To Get Real (OMGH)
Unreal Engine 5 PS5 Demo - Epic Tries To Get Real (OMGH)
15 days ago
A big ol' Unreal Engine 5 tech demo has been turning heads like it does every time Unreal Engine has a big ol' demo showcasing graphics that 99% of games will never achieve. Nevertheless, it does look nice. While not an actual videogame that will be playable, the demo is running on a PlayStation 5. It's not necessarily what games will look like when they aren't highly optimized interactive tech demos, but it shows off the machine's basic power quite well. Always with the photorealism though. I understand why, but it's always the first to look totally dated when new advances are made. #UnrealEngine5 #PS5 #PlayStation5 #Sony #NextGen #XboxSeriesX #Epic #EpicGames #UE5 #Unreal #UnrealEngine #Graphics #Demo #TechDemo #JimSterling #OMGH
The Culling Returns With Absurd "Pay-To-Play-To-Pay-To-Play"  Business Model
The Culling Returns With Absurd "Pay-To-Play-To-Pay-To-Play" Business Model
17 days ago
The Culling is back, because apparently The Culling 2 wasn't humiliating enough. The Culling: Origins is coming to Xbox One with a downright baffling business model - $5.99 to access the game, but you can only play it once a day unless you pay even more money. You can purchase match tokens, or go with a subscription-style pass that represents so much better value that the mere existence of paid tokens is its own confusion. Previous customers get the game for "free" but will be subject to the same daily restrictions. It would be a tough sell from literally any company, but a company that had a massive disaster with a previous entry in the series? It's just... bizarre. Source: culturedvultures.com/the-culling-xbox-one-pay-online-matches/ #TheCulling #TheCullingOrigins #TheCulling2 #Xaviant #Microtransactions #BattlePass #OnlinePass #SeasonPass #BattleRoyale #Shooter #XboxOne #PayToPlayToPayToPlay #Rant #JimSterling #IndustryBS #PayToPlay #Money
Konami Should Go Away Forever And Leave Everything To Capcom (The Jimquisition)
Konami Should Go Away Forever And Leave Everything To Capcom (The Jimquisition)
18 days ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Konami is Konami, and Konami is the worst. This was first argued years ago and it's only gotten more true. So true, in fact, that Konami barely qualifies as a game publisher anymore. It makes casino toys and dabbles in gaming. Really, Konami should just go far, far away and let Capcom take over. Capcom should have Silent Hill, Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, and Frogger. It would do better with them, and it already has experience making the kind of games that Konami's long-neglected library would thrive as. Give Silent Hill to the team that revitalized Resident Evil. Give Castlevania to the Devil May Cry developers. Capcom should have all Konami's stuff. #Konami #Capcom #FucKonami #SilentHill #MetalGearSolid #Castlevania #DevilMayCry #DMCV #ResidentEvil #Pachinko #Casinos #Development #Games #Gaming #JimSterling #Jimquisition #Funny #Rant #XboxOne #PS4 #PC #Switch __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
One Of The Worst Asset Flips Of All Time Is Now A Nintendo Switch Game
One Of The Worst Asset Flips Of All Time Is Now A Nintendo Switch Game
19 days ago
Time for a story about a good old fashioned asset flip, one that's been rebranded and resolded in numbers only second to UnitZ. I am talking about Hammer 2: Reloaded, or as it's called on the Switch, The Bullet: Time of Revenge. Hammer 2 is an asset pack available for purchase on the Unity Asset Store. As a game, it can also be played for free on browsers. Unscrupulous "developers" take asset packs like Hammer 2, rename them, then offer them for sale as if they were original works. The kind of trash that drowned Steam in filth is truly making its way to Nintendo's platform now. #AssetFlip #Nintendo #Switch #NintendoSwitch #Steam #Indie #IndieGames #Unity #Hammer2 #TheBulletTimeOfRevenge #Shooter #Action #Valve
Ubisoft Redefines Gameplay Trailers As Trailers Without Gameplay In Them
Ubisoft Redefines Gameplay Trailers As Trailers Without Gameplay In Them
21 day ago
Assassin's Creed Valhalla promised a big gameplay trailer at Microsoft's Inside Xbox event, and the world held its breath to see the latest Assassin's Creed running on the Xbox Series X. Unfortunately, Ubisoft is a renowned liar and it was talking bollocks. The "gameplay" trailer was mostly landscapes and lighting effects, with a few seconds of deliberately staged combat. It's about as representative as Aliens: Colonial Marines' trailers were. While this could be written off as Ubisoft simply playing fast and loose with definitions, it continues a pattern of dishonest behavior from both the publisher and its corporate peers. Pre-release promotion should at least strive for basic honesty, but this industry can't do anything straightforward and upfront. #AssassinsCreedValhalla #AssassinsCreed #Ubisoft #ACValhalla #Valhalla #Trailer #Gameplay #GameplayTrailer #Lies #XboxSeriesX #InsideXbox #Microsoft #Watchdogs #Killzone #Hype #Marketing #NextGen #Consoles
Why Some Fans Feel Cheated By Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath
Why Some Fans Feel Cheated By Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath
22 days ago
Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath is an upcoming expansion for Mortal Kombat 11, containing new story content, new characters, and new skins. It's also an incredible bargain... if you've never bought Mortal Kombat 11 before now. A bundle of the full game (with past DLC) and Aftermath is available for $60. If you already have the game, the expansion on its own costs $40. Some fans feel like this is a bit of a swizz considering how much they spent on it already. Unfortunately, this is a lesson the industry's taught customers for years, and nobody wants to learn it. Aftermath is, by all accounts, another way of doing the typical "Game of the Year" edition, and GOTY Editions have always represented this kind of diminishing value for early adopters. At the very least, people who care about their money should sleep on Warner Bros. published games for at least a year. #MortalKombat11 #MortalKombat11Aftermath #MK11 #MortalKombat #WarnerBros #NetherRealm #DLC #Aftermath #FightingGame #Fighter #Robocop #Expansion #Money #Controversy #Reddit #JimSterling #IndustryBS
Naughty Dog Deserves To Spring Leaks Forever (The Jimquisition)
Naughty Dog Deserves To Spring Leaks Forever (The Jimquisition)
25 days ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com No one single developer deserves to have their game leaked, and it should not happen to them. Some companies deserve the undermining and embarrassment that leaks bring, however. Naughty Dog is still reeling from a massive content leak for The Last of Us Part II, a leak that gave away pretty much the whole story and showed off a bunch of gameplay not intended for public witnessing. At first it was thought the leak came from within, revenge by an angry developer who was sick of Naughty Dog's working practices, but that is allegedly false. In the wake of discussion over the leak's source, however, one important point has been drowned out - those aforementioned working practices. Naughty Dog isn't just a company riddled with crunch. It's a leading example. And it deserves to be shamed. #NaughtyDog #TheLastofUs #TheLastofUsPart2 #Leaks #Sony #PS4 #PlayStation #PlayStation4 #Crunch #Corporations #Development #Controversy #JimSterling #Jimquisition #Kotaku __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Predator: Hunting Grounds - Preying For A Better Game (Jimpressions)
Predator: Hunting Grounds - Preying For A Better Game (Jimpressions)
26 days ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Predator: Hunting Grounds is a perfectly acceptable experience and I'm bored of it already, even though I like Predators (but not as much as Aliens, obviously). While it can be fun to play as the titular Predator, the shtick gets old fast, especially due to the rest of the game being a mundane and repetitive first-person shooter. This isn't helped by the fact that most Predator players just jump down from the trees and hack away at the others. All the tools are in place for an enthralling and tense Predator game, but the incentive to engage with it that way just isn't there. #Predator #PredatorHuntingGrounds #IllFonic #PS4 #PC #XboxOne #Multiplayer #Online #FPS #FirstPersonShooter #Yautja #Games #Game #Gaming #Gamer #JimSterling #Jimpressions __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Streets Of Rage 4 - Brawl I Ever Wanted (Jimpressions)
Streets Of Rage 4 - Brawl I Ever Wanted (Jimpressions)
28 days ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Streets of Rage 4 behaves as if the Nineties never ended, and I'm okay with that. A beautiful (shut up, it's gorgeous) art style compliments an unapologetic retro beat 'em up that feels like a direct mechanical continuation of the original series. It's a vintage brawler and I love vintage brawlers so I'm happy. Now do Golden Axe... #StreetsOfRage4 #SoR4 #StreetsofRage #DotEmu #Sega #Brawler #BeatEmUp #PS4 #XboxOne #Switch #PC # __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Assassins Creed Valhalla - Are These Vikings To Your Liking? (OMGH)
Assassins Creed Valhalla - Are These Vikings To Your Liking? (OMGH)
29 days ago
I maybe should have confirmed it was a cinematic trailer and not a useful trailer before committing my day to covering this nonsense. Anyway, it's a trailer for Assassin's Creed Valhalla, the latest Assassin's Creed from Assassin's Creed. It's got vikings in it this time, from Viking Times. #AssassinsCreedValhalla #AssassinsCreed #ACValhalla #Ubisoft #PS4 #PC #XboxOne #OpenWorld #Action #Trailer #Trailers #Games #Game #Gaming #JimSterling #OMGH #Hype #SeasonPass #Vikings #Norse
Fallout 76: Wastelanders - Good Enough To Be A Worse Fallout 4 (Jimpressions)
Fallout 76: Wastelanders - Good Enough To Be A Worse Fallout 4 (Jimpressions)
Month ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Fallout 76 is a bad videogame, this is something I have factually established. I am a fair and just man, however, and this is why I returned to Appalachia for Fallout 76: Wastelanders. The long-awaited update finally puts some Fallout into the Fallout game, and it's... alright I guess. Wastelanders isn't too bad if your standards for quality haven't risen in the last five years. It's ugly, broken, clunky, and the NPCs aren't good enough to be in The Sinking City. It's a barely acceptable Fallout experience though, and by modern Bethesda standards? That's a miracle. #Fallout76 #Fallout #Bethesda #PS4 #PC #XboxOne #FPS #RPG #Action #Review #Wastelanders #Fallout76Wastelanders #JimSterling #Jimpressions #LiveService #Graphics #Bugs #Glitches #NPCs #BadGames #Games #Videogame #Game #Gaming __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
I Won't Be Sponsored By Your Trash Product (The Jimquisition)
I Won't Be Sponsored By Your Trash Product (The Jimquisition)
Month ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com If you're watching this video because you sent Jim Sterling an email and got a link to this in response, you'll want to watch and understand why I have very little regard for your sponsorship offer. I am inundated with emails from companies trying to get me to do paid promotion for them. Whether it's simple sponsorships or full-on advertorials, PR companies seem intent on trying to get me to do something I very famously DON'T do. It's insulting, and indicative of a marketing firm that's bad at being a marketing firm. If your research is so utterly flawed that you'd think MY audience is a "good fit" for your Magic the Gathering commercial, you're officially bad at your job. Now go away. #Sponsorship #Promotions #Commercials #Advertising #Money #TigerKnight #BBTV #Rant #Angry #PR #Publicity #JimSterling #Jimquisition #Games #Gaming #Game #Videogames #Mobile #Influencers __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
GameStop Plans To Reopen Stores And Kill People
GameStop Plans To Reopen Stores And Kill People
Month ago
No point being subtle about this one. GameStop plans to contribute to the spread of a lethal virus. That makes GameStop a killer in my book. GameStop couldn't keep its doors even half-closed for a month before announcing plans to go back on its decision the MOMENT a state governor foolishly reopens a region. The company is rolling out store openings in South Carolina and Georgia, despite all credible medical advisers warning that this will make things worse. It's doing the same in Germany, Austria, and Italy. The company can go to Hell. #GameStop #COVID19 #Coronavirus #Retail #Capitalism #Money #Pandemic #Corporation #Greed #GeorgeSherman #Georgia #SouthCarolina #BrianKemp #DanPatrick #TuckerCarlson #Videogames #Games #Gaming
False Advertising Vs. Narrative Subversion (The Jimquisition)
False Advertising Vs. Narrative Subversion (The Jimquisition)
Month ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Final Fantasy VII Remake is looking set to be one of the most controversial releases of the year - funny, considering fans thought it was a slam dunk. Unfortunately for those fans, FFVII Remake is something... unique. A subversive take on a beloved RPG, Square Enix's weird retelling of Final Fantasy VII is either cleverly written or deceptively advertised depending on who you ask. Maybe it's both. When is something ingeniously unexpected, and when is it just false advertising? As we discuss Final Fantasy VII Remake, Aliens: Colonial Marines, BioShock Infinite, and even The Last Jedi, we're going to sort this all out. Or not. I might be lying. #FinalFantasyVIIRemake #FinalFantasyVII #SquareEnix #Remake #Reboot #Subversive #TheLastJedi #StarWars #MetalGearSolid #AliensColonialMarines #RandyPitchford #Gearbox #Sega #BioShock #BioShockInfinite #2KGames #PS4 #PS2 #XboxOne #Xbox #PC #JRPG #RPG #FFVII #FFVIIRemake #Jimquisition #JimSterling __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Selena Gomez Trashes Microtransactions While Suing A Game That Stole Her Face
Selena Gomez Trashes Microtransactions While Suing A Game That Stole Her Face
Month ago
Selena Gomez is suing Mutantbox Interactive and Guangzhou Feidong Software over a game that stole her likeness. That game is Clothes Forever: Styling Game and yes, it blatantly stole her face. Most interesting for viewers of this channel, however, is the lawsuit dumping on the game's business model, alleging Gomez would never agree to appear in a game that "lures" players with its microtransactions. And that is the story about how an old irrelevant man like Jim Sterling found himself talking about Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, and Beyoncé. Source: kotaku.com/selena-gomez-suing-game-for-10-million-for-stealing-he-1842909969 #SelenaGomez #Microtransactions #ClothesForever #Lawsuit #Monetization #Money #Mobile #iOS #Android #iPhone #TaylorSwift #Beyonce #Celebrity #Fashion #JimSterling #IndustryBS #Videogames #Games #Gaming #Game #FreeToPlay #F2P #VirtualCurrency
Final Fantasy VII Remake - A Work Of Subversive Genius (Jimpressions)
Final Fantasy VII Remake - A Work Of Subversive Genius (Jimpressions)
Month ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Final Fantasy VII Remake is perhaps the most anticipated videogame of all time, and a well-received demo made it appear as if it would be everything fans wanted. It isn't. Final Fantasy VII Remake is something new. It's something different. It's bold, and clever, and overwhelmingly arrogant. It's contentious, controversial, conceited, and some people may view it as simply a... con. But if it ain't a subversive masterpiece nonetheless, I don't know what is. #FinalFantasyVIIRemake #FinalFantasyVII #FFVII #FFVIIRemake #FinalFantasy #SquareEnix #Remake #Reboot #PS4 #PlayStation4 #RPG #JRPG #Controversial #Review #JimSterling #Jimpressions __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
ESRB To Include Loot Boxes In Its Ratings... Vaguely
ESRB To Include Loot Boxes In Its Ratings... Vaguely
Month ago
The Entertainment Software Rating Board will finally add loot boxes to its content descriptors when rating games... sort of. After years of denial, the ESRB will now add "Random Items" to its existing "In-Game Purchases" label for titles with paid loot boxes in them. This label, however, applies to any purchase with an element of chance. Like many portions of the game industry, the ESRB doesn't like the term "loot box" anymore. This is a classic case of too little and too late, as the organization introduces yet another performative measure to cover publishers' tracks. Source: kotaku.com/esrb-ratings-will-now-tell-you-if-a-game-has-loot-boxes-1842838351 #ESRB #LootBoxes #Microtransactions #ESA #Money #Greed #Gambling #AgeRatings
Sephiroth Kills Dumbledore: A Video About Spoiler Culture (The Jimquisition)
Sephiroth Kills Dumbledore: A Video About Spoiler Culture (The Jimquisition)
Month ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Spoilers are a touchy subject. They have been for decades, and the explosion of mainstream "nerd" culture has only made it touchier. People don't want movies, books, shows, or games ruined for them by learning big shocks, twists, and plot points ahead of time. This is fair, and when something like Final Fantasy VII Remake happens, it opens the question - is the statute of limitations on spoilers altered when something's remade? Even for something as famous as Final Fantasy VII? On top of that, we must look at spoiler culture as a whole, our obsession with the notion of spoilers, and who our fear of them really benefits (spoiler, it's corporations). #FinalFantasyVIIRemake #FFVIIRemake #FFVII #FinalFantasyVII #FinalFantasy #SquareEnix #StarWars #Spoilers #Marvel #Disney #Nerd #Fandom #Luigi #BillieEilish #Controversy #PS4 #XboxOne #PC #Games #Gaming #Videogames #Gamers #JimSterling #VideoColumn #Jimquisition __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Dissection - Play This Instead Of FFVII Remake (Jimpressions)
Dissection - Play This Instead Of FFVII Remake (Jimpressions)
Month ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Final Fantasy VII Remake is out today. I am here talking about a thoroughly crap horror game that costs five bucks. Because I want to waste what finite time I have on this Earth. This is some rubbish I acquired because it was on the PS4 and I couldn't believe that garbage. So here it is. Garbage. #PS4 #Dissection #Horror #SurvivalHorror #HorrorGame #FirstPerson #PlayStation #Weird #Stupid #BadGames #JimSterling #Jimpressions __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
XP Boosters Are Some Sinister Bullshit (The Jimquisition)
XP Boosters Are Some Sinister Bullshit (The Jimquisition)
Month ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Boosters are a common form of microtransaction across the videogame landscape. XP Boosters are easily the most common, but currency boosters and other forms progress speeders are out there as well. They're pretty insidious, as we can easily see with Resident Evil: Resistance, Call of Duty, and the hundreds of other games using them. Aside from the usual manipulation involved with microtransactions, boosters exert a level of control that keeps players hooked to a game so they can maximize their investments. And screw loot boxes being in a Resident Evil game, by the way. #Microtransactions #XPBoosters #Boosters #LootBoxes #Capcom #ResidentEvil #ResidentEvilResistance #ResidentEvil3 #Nemesis #Money #CallofDuty #CallofDutyWarzone #Multiplayer #Online #MetalGearSurvive #JimSterling #Jimquisition #Games #Gaming #Videogames #Horror #SurvivalHorror #PS4 #PC #XboxOne __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Resident Evil: Resistance - I Like It But It's Kinda Bad? (Jimpressions)
Resident Evil: Resistance - I Like It But It's Kinda Bad? (Jimpressions)
Month ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Resident Evil: Resistance is the multiplayer game attached to Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, and unfortunately it's just that - a mere attachment. It's half-baked, and not very good at all. I also strangely like it, or at least I've been playing it a lot. I wonder what it's like to play as a Mastermind though. Matchmaking won't let me try. #ResidentEvil #ResidentEvilResistance #ResidentEvil3 #Nemesis #Resistance #Capcom #Multiplayer #Online #PS4 #PC #XboxOne #SurvivalHorror #Horror #Games #Gaming #Videogames #JimSterling #Jimpressions __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered - Secure The Burger Town (Jimpressions)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered - Secure The Burger Town (Jimpressions)
Month ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Here is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered, confusingly released after Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the game this isn't a sequel of. Good ol' Activision! But seriously, Modern Warfare 2 had a pretty damn good campaign, and it plays well here. That said, it does highlight some directorial issues FPS campaigns had, specifically when it comes to robbing a player of agency. #CallofDuty #ModernWarfare #ModernWarfare2 #InfinityWard #Activision #COD #FPS #Remaster #PS4 #PC #XboxOne #JimSterling #Jimpressions #Games #Gamer #Gaming #Videogames #Shooter #Action #ActionGame __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Randy Pitchford Tells Workers Not To Expect The Bonuses They Were Told To Expect
Randy Pitchford Tells Workers Not To Expect The Bonuses They Were Told To Expect
Month ago
Gearbox Software pays its workers below industry standard, but claims to make up for it with a royalty sharing program that nets its employees big bonuses. Unfortunately, that scheme only works while Gearbox is taking in enough money to pay those bonuses. This is something workers keenly felt this week when CEO Randy Pitchford, who is a con man, told them they're not getting the money they expected. Sadly, it should come as no surprise that Pitchford's employees got screwed. It seems like anybody orbiting that man gets screwed eventually. Source: kotaku.com/sources-despite-huge-sales-borderlands-3-developers-a-1842617645 #RandyPitchford #GearboxSoftware #Gearbox #Borderlands3 #Borderlands #BL3 #Money #Corporations #Bonuses #Sales #2KGames #TakeTwo #RandyBoBandy #PS4 #XboxOne #PC #FPS #JimSterling #IndustryBS #Games #Gaming #Videogames
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis - Bloody Terrifying, Terrifyingly Bloody (Jimpressions)
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis - Bloody Terrifying, Terrifyingly Bloody (Jimpressions)
Month ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is as excellent as it is scary, and it is very scary. Take it from someone who doesn't scare easily - Capcom pushed the boat out on making this one pure paranoia fuel. While the zombies can sometimes be annoying, the overall experience is just as good as Resident Evil 2, which was already amazing, and adds more tension. Also, the new Jill Valentine is just too darn likable. #ResidentEvil3 #Nemesis #Capcom #RE3 #ResidentEvil #XboxOne #PS4 #PC #Horror #SurvivalHorror #HorroGame #Videogames #Games #Gaming #JimSterling #Jimpressions #Zombies __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Mister Negative (The Jimquisition)
Mister Negative (The Jimquisition)
2 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Laugh and the world laughs with you? Not entirely true, apparently. In my career, I've been told to be more positive, to produce happier content, to smile more. I've been told I need to publish videos about great indie games or do more optimistic Jimquisitions. I need to be less negative. I need to stop depressing people. I need to stop dumping on Bethesda. And yet, the actual results of posting positive content paint a far different picture than the rhetoric in comment sections, and while we can put some blame on USa-video itself, a simple fact is that most of you adore the misery. #USa-video #Bethesda #Positivity #Happiness #Algorithm #Analytics #Videogames #Games #Gaming #JimSterling #Jimquisition #Gamers #Reviews #Gears5 #ChildrenofMorta #DarkSouls #Negativity #Content #ContentCreators #Fallout76 #DiscoElysium __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Bleeding Edge - Senua's Smackrifice (Jimpressions)
Bleeding Edge - Senua's Smackrifice (Jimpressions)
2 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com It is a strange thing to see Ninja Theory - known for such games as Senua's Sacrifice, DmC, and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West - put out a hero-based multiplayer game, especially since it feels about four years too late. Weirdly though, it's not really a bad videogame. It's got several key problems, but the core has real potential... provided players don't get turned off by the balancing issues and lack of content first. #BleedingEdge #NinjaTheory #PC #XboxOne #Multiplayer #Online __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
All The Latest Nintendo Switch Trailers Hype Hype Hype! (OMGH)
All The Latest Nintendo Switch Trailers Hype Hype Hype! (OMGH)
2 months ago
Off the back of the latest Nintendo Direct and perpetually desperate for content, here we are with another cynically motivated trailer reaction video. This time it's not just one trailer, but a silly amount of them. All of the Nintendo Direct trailers, not including stuff for expansions or updates. New games. New ports. New trailers. New content for a video, thank god! #Nintendo #NintendoDirect #BravelyDefault2 #BioShock #Borderlands #CatherineFullBody #BravelyDefault #BioShockInfinite #XCOM #Trailer #Reaction #OMGH #JimSterling #Ninjala #PanzerDragoon #OneStepFromEden #Indie #Action #RPG
Animal Crossing: New Horizons - It's No Doom Eternal (Jimpressions)
Animal Crossing: New Horizons - It's No Doom Eternal (Jimpressions)
2 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a game I wouldn't expect to get criticized too seriously in this video. Mostly because I don't respect the game enough. I'm notoriously lacking in patience, but Animal Crossing has always had a charm to it that allowed me to tolerate its time wasting bollocks. Considering New Horizons wants you to work just to get to Animal Crossing's usual brand of time wasting bollocks has eliminated that tolerance. I'd rather talk about tomatoes though. #AnimalCrossing #AnimalCrossingNewHorizons #ACNewHorizons #Nintendo #Switch #NintendoSwitch #Jimpressions #JimSterling #Simulator __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
The Videogame Retailers That Would Rather Kill Than Die (The Jimquisition)
The Videogame Retailers That Would Rather Kill Than Die (The Jimquisition)
2 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com GameStop has finally closed its doors during the recent health crisis, despite remaining adamant it would continue to expose its workers and customers to risk. It's among several videogame retailers that have fought to stay open and ignore sensible quarantine advice. Their staff have been frustrated and scared, but the CEOs don't care. The CEOs aren't the ones expected to handle used games without hand sanitizer. EB Games, GameXChange, CEX, and GAME UK have been doing the same, flying under the radar as GameStop took all the heat. They're all as bad as each other. These are companies so desperate to stay in business, they'd risk causing sickness and even death to keep the doors open. Camelot331's video on GameStop's regional call: usa-video.net/JSYBHMIZ1Q8-video.html #GameStop #EBGames #CEX #GAME #GameUK #GameXChange #Retail #Crisis #Health #Corporations #Capitalism #GeorgeSherman #JimSterling #Jimquisition #Doom #DoomEternal #AnimalCrossing #AnimalCrossingNewHorizons __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Bethesda Instantly Wrecked Doom Eternal's DRM Because Bethesda's Hilarious
Bethesda Instantly Wrecked Doom Eternal's DRM Because Bethesda's Hilarious
2 months ago
Doom Eternal uses Denuvo, the deeply unpopular DRM. Fans were annoyed enough that the latest Doom has such detested anti-piracy measures, but that annoyance turned to amusement after Bethesda screwed up again. Despite paying to use the DRM, Bethesda seemingly forgot to actually use it, launching on PC with an easily shareable executable file. While rectified, the damage has been done. Doom Eternal became one of the easiest games to pirate ever, and Bethesda served it up on a platter. Also, this is the second time Bethesda's reportedly done this. Because Bethesda is hilarious. Report: arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/03/bethesda-apparently-broke-its-own-denuvo-protection-for-doom-eternal/ #DoomEternal #Doom #Bethesda #DRM #Denuvo #PC #Piracy #JimSterling #IndustryBS #FPS #Videogames #Games #Gaming #Fail #idSoftware #Funny
Doom Eternal - I Chained, I Sawed, I Conquered (Jimpressions)
Doom Eternal - I Chained, I Sawed, I Conquered (Jimpressions)
2 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Doom Eternal could easily have just served up more of what Doom 2016 did. Nobody would have complained. Instead, id Software gave this sequel an entirely new energy. More intense and aggressive, Doom Eternal gives the player more tools to play with, and an increased pressure to use them. Coupled with the fluid environment traversal, the result is one heck of an engrossing game. So yes, Doom Eternal is good. Now shut up while I play Animal Crossing. #Doom #DoomEternal #Bethesda #idSoftware #FPS #PS4 #PC #XboxOne #JimSterling #Jimpressions __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
GameStop Isn't Protecting Workers Or Customers During A Friggin' Viral Outbreak
GameStop Isn't Protecting Workers Or Customers During A Friggin' Viral Outbreak
2 months ago
GameStop is placing profits over people in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Workers report being expected to continue working in a "high touch" environment without hand sanitizer, while still taking trade-ins. While GameStop tells the public that it takes the outbreak seriously and is sanitizing its stores, the employees tell a different story. Sanitizer isn't available, and store managers can't find the stuff anymore. Still, they are expected to work. It's clear the company wants to capitalize on the situation and at least stay open until Doom Eternal and Animal Crossing are out. But doing so is risking lives. It's as simple as that. Profit over people. #GameStop #Coronavirus #Corporations #Capitalism #Profiteering #AnimalCrossing #DoomEternal #Doom #Safety #Health #JimSterling #IndustryBS
Coronavirus (The Jimquisition)
Coronavirus (The Jimquisition)
2 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com It's a subject we couldn't get away with not discussing. Coronavirus. The global pandemic that's reached a scale beyond previous outbreaks. The reason your dad bought all that toilet paper. A real kick to our species' ass. GDC and E3 got canceled, WWE is hosting events in empty venues, and pretty much everybody has been impacted by the virus in some way, shape, or form. So let's talk about how it's touched the game industry, and then we can just go OFF on American healthcare and cAAApitalism, because why not? #Coronavirus #E3 #E32020 #ESA #GDC #Pandemic #Healthcare #Capitalism #Money #Videogames #Games #JimSterling #Jimquisition #Disease #Controversy #Outbreak __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
LEGO Super Mario - Just Plain Strange (OMGH)
LEGO Super Mario - Just Plain Strange (OMGH)
2 months ago
Time for one of my unpopular trailer reaction videos, this time for a really weird LEGO set involving an electric-eyed Mario. I kind of want it because I am pathetic. Anyway, this is LEGO Super Mario. #Nintendo #Mario #LegoSuperMario #Lego #Toys #Weird #OMGH #JimSterling #Commercial #Trailer #Reaction #Hype #Toys
Call Of Duty: Warzone - The Plane Poops People (Jimpressions)
Call Of Duty: Warzone - The Plane Poops People (Jimpressions)
2 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Activision Blizzard is hopping into the realm of the battle royale once more with Call of Duty: Warzone. It is a Call of Duty battle royale game. That's about all you need to know. A competent, mechanically enjoyable shooter that suffers from aesthetic blandness and a quiet, drab atmosphere. Basically, it's a Call of Duty battle royale game. #CallofDuty #CallofDutyWarzone #Warzone #COD #CODWarzone #Activision #InfinityWard #FPS #BattleRoyale #PS4 #PC #XboxOne #Jimpressions #JimSterling #F2P __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Bethesda Didn't Know Fallout Fans Want Fallout In Their Fallout
Bethesda Didn't Know Fallout Fans Want Fallout In Their Fallout
2 months ago
Classic Bethesda. The long-awaited update to Fallout 76, Wastelanders, is finally making its way to West Virginia on April 7, and designer Ferret Baudoin has things to say about it. What is said, however, paints Bethesda in a rather dim light, as does most things involving the company. As he discusses the company's focus on PVP and surprise that players wanted more, he demonstrates just how little Bethesda understands its own audience. These statements provide a terrific glimpse into the company's thinking, and explains a LOT about Fallout 76. #Fallout76 #Fallout #Bethesda #JimSterling #IndustryBS #PVP #Wastelanders #PC #XboxOne #PS4 #RPG #LiveService #OpenWorld #Online #FPS #NPCs
A Video About Resident Evil And Final Fantasy VII Remake (The Jimquisition)
A Video About Resident Evil And Final Fantasy VII Remake (The Jimquisition)
2 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com We're all dying from flu here at Jimquisition Headquarters. It's not coronavirus! Anyway, let's talk about remakes, their critical acclaim, and what their success says about the industry. With Resident Evil 3: Nemesis and Final Fantasy VII Remake on the horizon, it's a good time for nostalgic reimaginings. And why wouldn't it be? They're more exciting than the new stuff! #FinalFantasyVIIRemake #ResidentEvil3 #FinalFantasy #ResidentEvil #Capcom #SquareEnix #FFVII #FinalFantasyVII #RPG #Horror #Remake #PS4 #XboxOne #PC #Metacritic __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Google Stadia's Attempts To Attract Developers Are Worthlessly Pathetic
Google Stadia's Attempts To Attract Developers Are Worthlessly Pathetic
2 months ago
Google Stadia has been out for a while, but you wouldn't know it considering how little impact it's had on the industry or the community. While it's hinging its success on big "AAA" titles like Doom Eternal and Cyberpunk 2077, Stadia has failed to attract many smaller games, and a number of huge indie successes are notable in their absence. Apparently, that's Google's fault. Google isn't offering enough money, and can't offer enough advantages, to attract successful smaller studios. On top of that, a lacking audience and an inherent mistrust of Google makes things even harder. It's almost as if Google doesn't know what it's doing. Maybe it no longer cares - that would track with Google perfectly. Source: www.businessinsider.com/why-are-so-few-games-on-google-stadia-2020-2 #Google #Stadia #Indie #CloudGaming #Streaming #ShovelKnight #Bloodstained #DeadCells #DoomEternal #Cyberpunk2077 #GoogleStadia
Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo - Jessie's Gotta Have It (Jimpressions)
Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo - Jessie's Gotta Have It (Jimpressions)
2 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com [CORRECTION: As people have pointed out, the boss theme never played during the original Scorpion Sentinel fight. I was thrown because this version has portions of it. Also I am dying of flu, so I have an excuse this time. Apparently recent footage had a proper boss theme, so that's great.] Final Fantasy VII Remake is easily one of the most anticipated games in years. Hell, it's been anticipated FOR years. Square Enix is stoking that excitement with a demo, and the demo is... quite good! I'm not ashamed to admit I've had skepticism about this remake, mostly because I'm not keen on the modern day Square Enix. However, this demo has definitely raised my expectations. Tight combat, great animations, and a good atmosphere. Looks absolutely gorgeous too. And then there's Jessie. Thirsty Jessie. I love Jessie. #FinalFantasyVIIRemake #FinalFantasy #SquareEnix #Demo #FinalFantasyVII #FFVII #Remake #PS4 #PlayStation #RPG #Action #ActionRPG __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
The Fucking Terminator (The Jimquisition)
The Fucking Terminator (The Jimquisition)
2 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Did you know a new Terminator film came out? If you pay attention to the "AAA" videogame market, you'd know. You couldn't help but know. Terminator: Dark Fate has been placing its product all over the game industry, treating a number of high profile games like stops on a press tour. The result is T-800s everywhere. Gears 5, Mortal Kombat 11, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, all three have been plagued by little metal skeletons. More importantly, these Dark Fate promotions turn players into billboards, and those players pay for the privilege. Let's talk about Dark Fate, product placement, and how companies are doubling down on their marketing promotions and expecting people to pay to become living digital commercials. #Terminator #TerminatorDarkFate #Gears5 #GhostRecon #TomClancy #MortalKombat #MortalKombat11 #Ubisoft #Microsoft #WarnerBros #XboxOne #PS4 #PC #FightingGame #Shooter #LiveService #Microtransactions #JimSterling #Jimquisition __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Dreams - Pretty Big Planet (Jimpressions)
Dreams - Pretty Big Planet (Jimpressions)
2 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Dreams is the culmination of everything Media Molecule has worked towards for many years. Technically it's impressive, and the people producing content for it are talented as heck... sometimes. Unfortunately, for those looking to play the games rather than make them, Dreams is hard to stick with. The best projects are in "early access" for want of a better term, and they're surrounded by baffling memes, half-baked nonsense, and bids for USa-videor attention. Oh, and tons of copyright infringement. Dreams is amazing, but I'm not very interested in playing more of it. #Dreams #MediaMolecule #Sony #PS4 #PlayStation #Games #Gaming #Development #JimSterling #Jimpressions #Copyright __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Dead Or Alive 6 Charges Players To Change Their Hair Color... And To Change It Back
Dead Or Alive 6 Charges Players To Change Their Hair Color... And To Change It Back
3 months ago
Tecmo Koei has stumbled upon a new and outrageous way to con money out of people. Dead or Alive 6 is charging players to change their hair colors, and the charge is for the *change*, not the color. That's right, if you want to change a character's hair color, you need to spend a "Premium Ticket" to do so, and if you ever want to change it back, that will be another ticket. It's the latest in a long line of egregious monetization methods from the company behind Dead or Alive and Dynasty Warriors. Tecmo Koei is only getting shoddier as it tries to claw evermore money from peoples' wallets. Between the multiple season passes, overpriced DLC, and this hair color rental service, Dead or Alive 6 is, at this point, a scam in its own right. #DeadorAlive #DeadorAlive6 #DOA #DOA6 #TecmoKoei #DLC #SeasonPass #FightingGame #FGC #DynastyWarriors #DynastyWarriors9 #PC #XboxOne #PS4 #Microtransactions
Ghost Recon Breakpoint Is Ubisoft's Low-Key Live Service Disaster
Ghost Recon Breakpoint Is Ubisoft's Low-Key Live Service Disaster
3 months ago
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint is a bad, bad game. Ubisoft was planning to make it better by February, but with only days before the month is over, its promised "immersive" update hasn't materialized. At almost the last minute, Ubisoft revealed the update will take longer. Hardly surprising, considering Ubi tried to do in a few months what has taken other companies well over a year. This isn't just a performance patch - these large scale overhauls take time and resources - which might well be a poor investment if the game hasn't even sold well. Which Breakpoint hasn't. The game was a critical flop and a commercial failure, but Ubi is persisting. It joins BioWare and Bethesda, who are persisting with their own disasters in Anthem and Fallout 76. It seems every "AAA" company out there has to have its own live service disaster. Ubisoft's is Breakpoint. #GhostRecon #GhostReconBreakpoint #TomClancy #Ubisoft #LiveServices #Microtransactions #Megapatch #Anthem #Fallout76 #NoMansSky #Immersive #XboxOne #PS4 #PC
Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition - Upping The Dante (Jimpressions)
Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition - Upping The Dante (Jimpressions)
3 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening is a terrific game that has aged astonishingly well, a fact that becomes clear within moments of playing it today. A good excuse to play it today is Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition, which recently came to Switch. It's the same excellent game with the addition of a weapon/style switching mechanic, practically the one thing it needed to stand next to its modern sequels. The Special Edition is the best version of an already great game. Can't say fairer than that. #DevilMayCry #DMC #DevilMayCry3 #Nintendo #Switch #NintendoSwitch #Action #Capcom #Dante #DMC3 #DMC3SpecialEdition #JimSterling #Jimpressions #Remaster __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
It's Just A Game (The Jimquisition)
It's Just A Game (The Jimquisition)
3 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Influencers are like proper celebrities now, so we have to listen to everything they say. Ninja is an influencer, and he has plenty to say. Recently the Mixer Man caused a fuss by extolling the virtues of anger and deriding the notion that a videogame is "just a game." This sparked up the age old Hardcore Gamer debates, and I've got bugger all else to do this week, so let's talk about competition, attitudes, and Cucumber Succulence! #Ninja #Fortnite #Gaming #Influencers #Competition #Twitter #Hardcore #Difficulty #esports #Gaming #Games #Gamers #JimSterling #Jimquisition #BattleRoyale #CucumberSucculence __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Nvidia's Streaming Woes Highlight The Uncertain Risks Of Cloud Gaming
Nvidia's Streaming Woes Highlight The Uncertain Risks Of Cloud Gaming
3 months ago
Nvidia has a streaming service, GeForce Now, and the actual platform seems a much better deal than the more famous - and criticized - Google Stadia. Unfortunately, the service has had some major problems with keeping an intact library of supported games. Shortly after GeForce Now exited its trial period, Activision and Bethesda pulled their games from the service. With Activision, 20 games were lost in a single day, without advance warning. Similarly, all of Bethesda's games except Wolfenstein: Youngblood are unavailable to stream. As publishers continue to experiment with how to make more money from cloud gaming, Nvidia's issues highlight the problems a cloud-based future will have. It's a similar issue to streaming television right now - too many companies wanting too much money. When service can change or diminish at any time, and when it's easier to lose track of which service has what games, cloud gaming is hard to stay excited about. #Nvida #GeForceNow #Activision #Blizzard #Bethesda #Wolfenstein #ModernWarfare #CallofDuty #CloudGaming #Cloud #Streaming #GoogleStadia #Stadia #Google #JimSterling #IndustryBS #PC #PCGaming
Darksiders Genesis - Looks Like Diablo, Plays Like Not-Diablo
Darksiders Genesis - Looks Like Diablo, Plays Like Not-Diablo
3 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Darksiders Genesis is a strange one. While it may look like a Diablo style affair, it remains a Darksiders game at heart, with combat and mechanics taken straight from the main series. The new perspective is jarring however, especially when it comes to jumping and platforming. The lack of dungeon crawler RPG features also makes the pulled back camera feel just a tad cheap. Nonetheless, it's a decent enough game. #Darksiders #DarksidersGenesis #FourHorsemen #War #Strife #Action #ActionGame #Diablo #RPG #JimSterling #Jimpressions #PS4 #PC #XboxOne #Review __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
J. Allen Brack's Unrepentant Bullshit (The Jimquisition)
J. Allen Brack's Unrepentant Bullshit (The Jimquisition)
3 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Blizzard Entertainment President J. Allen Brack is a man who knows he doesn't have to apologize, and that's why he's never done it. Sure, you may feel like you've heard him apologize, and he may even say sorry. He doesn't actually apologize though, and after several issues with Blizzard and its behavior, the hallmarks of the Brack Apology - the Brackology - have become clear. His routine is transparent, but it never needs to be anything else, because he knows full well he doesn't have to apologize. Not for Blitzchung, not for Warcraft 3: Reforged, not even for how Blizzard damaged the careers of an entire league of pro Heroes of the Storm players. The Brackology is never sorry, but it is always insulting. #Blizzard #Warcraft3 #Warcraft #Activision #HeroesoftheStorm #Hearthstone #Blizzcon #Diablo4 #Overwatch2 #JAllenBrack #Jimquisition #JimSterling #Overwatch #Diablo #Blitzchung __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Epic's Tim Sweeney Says Loot Boxes Profit By Doing Harm
Epic's Tim Sweeney Says Loot Boxes Profit By Doing Harm
3 months ago
Epic Games co-found Tim Sweeney condemned loot boxes at DICE in Las Vegas, of all places. Yes, it's strange that an Epic boss would talk about harmful practices, but what he said isn't wrong. He's late to the party though. I've been saying what he said for years. Source: www.bbc.com/news/technology-51502592 #Epic #EpicGames #TimSweeney #LootBoxes #LootBox #Microtransactions #Money #DICE #Fortnite
That Crappy Anthem Game Is Getting An Overhaul Focusing On Actual Gameplay
That Crappy Anthem Game Is Getting An Overhaul Focusing On Actual Gameplay
3 months ago
Anthem is getting a second chance at life if a recent BioWare announcement is to be believed. The terrible game that was developed with brutal abusive crunch is getting a major overhaul, similar to the famous No Man's Sky update. BioWare's Casey Hudson has announced that the revitalized development will innovate by actually focusing on gameplay, a bold new idea for a videogame. Whether or not this overhaul will rescue the game from increasing obscurity remains to be seen. Chances aren't great, but it could happen. Some people might still care. #Anthem #BioWare #EA #ElectronicArts #LooterShooter #ShooterGame #Action #ActionGame #PS4 #XboxOne #PC #Update #NoMansSky #Evolve #LiveService #Crunch
Credit Where Credit's Due (The Jimquisition)
Credit Where Credit's Due (The Jimquisition)
3 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Credit. When people work on something, it's only right to expect those people get credit. Unfortunately, the videogame industry is a wasteland of sleaze, and companies seem to think credit is optional. XSEED caused a fuss last year by claiming it was policy not to credit workers who have left the company, even if their work is part of the game. While the studio's tone deaf nonsense turned heads, it's far from the only company that doesn't give proper acknowledgement. Withholding credit is another example of how the game industry mistreats people simply because it can get away with it. It's unfair leverage to make an unrepresented workforce compliant. Crediting standards need to be enforced, because non-negotiable enforcement is all the game industry seems to respect. #XSEED #Rockstar #Codemasters #Credits #Videogames #JimSterling #Jimquisition #Corporations #Publishers #CompanyPolicy #GameDevelopment #GameIndustry #IGDA #HideoKojima __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance Tactics - It's Shit (Jimpressions)
The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance Tactics - It's Shit (Jimpressions)
3 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com I'm a big Dark Crystal fan - loved the movie, adored the Netflix show. The latter has been adapted to videogame form as The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance Tactics, and it's really quite bad. A bare bones turn-based strategy RPG that runs poorly, looks dated, and plays without any of the streamlining and convenience of a modern game, Age of Resistance Tactics feels like a cheap and cynical cash-in. Well, it's hard to call it "cheap" when they want twenty bucks for this garbage. #DarkCrystal #AgeOfResistance #Tactics #Strategy #RPG #Netflix #Switch #PS4 #XboxOne #PC __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
The Folly Of Gamer Boycotts (The Jimquisition)
The Folly Of Gamer Boycotts (The Jimquisition)
3 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Pokémon Sword & Shield shifted over 16 million units worldwide despite a significant amount of pre-release controversy. Angry older fans may have promised a boycott, but the game's success has rendered much of the backlash over "Dexit" rather toothless. This is because Gamer Boycotts don't really work, and the concept has been so thoroughly discredited after years of failed attempts that it invites mockery and overshadows any legitimate complaints or grievances. From Modern Warfare 2 to The Wind Waker, whenever The Gamers(tm) decide not to buy something, that thing gets bought. A lot. So let's not use the rather poisonous "B" word, eh? #Pokemon #Nintendo #GameFreak #PokemonSwordShield #Boycott #GamerBoycott #CallofDuty #Left4Dead #JimSterling #Jimquisition #Dexit __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Warcraft 3: Reforged Gets Record Low User Reviews On Metacritic, Fans Remain Furious
Warcraft 3: Reforged Gets Record Low User Reviews On Metacritic, Fans Remain Furious
3 months ago
Warcraft 3: Reforged has been thoroughly pilloried by fans who feel shortchanged by Blizzard's unremarkable remaster. They've Metabombed the game into the dust, and it now has record low user scores. The lack of dynamic cutscenes, the unchanged UI, the unrepresentative marketing, and Blizzard's controlling claim over gameplay modifications left a lot of people furious. Let's see what people are saying. It's quite a ride! #Warcraft #Warcraft3 #Warcraft3Reforged #Blizzard #Activision #Metacritic #Reviews #JimSterling #IndustryBS Source: www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2020/01/31/warcraft-3-reforged-has-a-record-low-08-score-on-metacritic-as-fans-are-furious
Journey To The Savage Planet - I Want A Meat Buddy (Jimpressions)
Journey To The Savage Planet - I Want A Meat Buddy (Jimpressions)
3 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Journey to the Savage Planet is a fun little game that looks a bit like No Man's Sky and plays a bit like Metroid Prime. It's also full of bug-eyed round birds that are kind of adorable, and has a cute sense of humor. It's a fun little game that I've been having fun with because it's fun. How fun! #JourneyToTheSavagePlanet #505Games #SavagePlanet #PS4 #XboxOne #PC #JimSterling #Jimpressions #FPS __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Blizzard Makes Its Fans Angry Again With The Dodgy And Legally Grasping Warcraft 3: Reforged
Blizzard Makes Its Fans Angry Again With The Dodgy And Legally Grasping Warcraft 3: Reforged
4 months ago
Warcraft III: Reforged is currently being torn apart in various forums, subreddits, and Metacritic user reviews. The remaster has been scaled back dramatically from what was originally expected, with critics claiming it's barely an upgrade. On top of that, Blizzard now lays claim to any custom content that users may make, seemingly to avoid missing out on another gravy train like DotA. Once again, Blizzard has really peeved its fans. Business as usual. Sources: kotaku.com/warcraft-3-reforged-isn-t-much-of-an-upgrade-1841325885 usa-video.net/Bo0_ha4Ls4w-video.html #Blizzard #Warcraft #Warcraft3 #Warcraft3Reforged #Strategy #RTS #Activision #PC
Digital Homicide Resurfaces With Some Incredible BS
Digital Homicide Resurfaces With Some Incredible BS
4 months ago
I know, I know. Rise above it. Let them whine in their dingy little hole. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of reading some of the self-martyrdom that Robert Romine has indulged in, and I had to address it. Digital Homicide is back, now trying to flog their garbage on Itch, and they're celebrating their return by doing what they do best - blaming me for their problems. Armed with a bunch of defaming bullshit, Romine has been on an obsessive posting spree, and while I realize some of you want me to ignore it, I'm not going to allow them to play the martyrs after what they pulled. The Romines do not get the final say in this. Ever. #DigitalHomicide #RobertRomine #JamesRomine #JimSterling #Lawsuit #Steam #PC #Videogames #Gaming #Defamation #SlaughteringGrounds
Should 'Metroidvania' Be Abolished? (The Jimquisition)
Should 'Metroidvania' Be Abolished? (The Jimquisition)
4 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com As a term, "Metroidvania" has existed for almost twenty years, used to describe a certain sub-type of action game. A game like Metroid. Or Castlevania. Y'know, a Metroidvania. Some critics really don't like the term. They think it's aesthetically unpleasant, obscure, and inaccessible. They don't think the term should be referencing two other games, and that doing so makes it useless for anyone who hasn't heard of Metroid. Or Castlevania. Should the term be abolished? Should we work on a replacement, since few critics have? Is this an accessibility issue? I guess this video will address those questions. Maybe. Probably. #Metroidvania #Metroid #Castlevania #Bloodstained #Roguelike #Soulslike #Jimquisition #JimSterling #Action __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Terminator: Resistance - Resisting Publicity (Jimpressions)
Terminator: Resistance - Resisting Publicity (Jimpressions)
4 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Yes, a Terminator game happened a little while ago. Even more shockingly, it's quite good! I've been enjoying it, anyway. An FPS with a Fallout Lite template, Terminator: Resistance is made on a tight budget, but infused with a lot of love and respect for the source material. More love than the people making the films these days, at the very least. #Terminator #TerminatorResistance #FPS #XboxOne #PS4 #PC #JimSterling #Jimpressions __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
The Game Industry's Performative Concern For Children (The Jimquisition)
The Game Industry's Performative Concern For Children (The Jimquisition)
4 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com The game industry hates to take responsibility for its own nonsense, and as regulators around the world hold it accountable for in-game gambling, publishers are scrabbling for a scapegoat. Introducing "Get Smart About PLAY," a performative initiative that feigns concern for children by shifting the spotlight onto parents. The campaign relies on parental controls, and behaves as if their existence gives publishers a license to do anything in games aimed at children. What the industry doesn't understand, however, is that parental controls shouldn't really be necessary for games rated as suitable for three-year-olds. In relying on parental controls, publishers are begging to have their content re-rated for adults. And no, parental locks are NOT the same as bike stabilizers. #LootBoxes #Microtransactions #UKIE #UK #JimSterling #Jimquisition #Publishers #AAA #Videogames #Gaming #Games #Gambling __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Cyberpunk 2077 Development Will See Long Crunching Hours
Cyberpunk 2077 Development Will See Long Crunching Hours
4 months ago
CD Projekt Red is no stranger to crunch-based controversies, having been accused of unreasonable working hours in the past. The company has straight up admitted they'll be part of the Cyberpunk 2077 development process. Last year saw a lot of stories concerning abusive hours at several studios. Bioware, Epic Games, and Rockstar have all been under fire, and deservedly so. CDPR is being frank and honest about it, but crunch is still a failure of management in my book. #Cyberpunk2077 #CDProjektRed #CDPR #Crunch #JimSterling #IndustryBS #FPS #RPG Source: www.gamespot.com/articles/cyberpunk-2077-dev-team-will-work-extra-long-hours/1100-6472839/
Pokémon's Business Model Has Always Been Trash
Pokémon's Business Model Has Always Been Trash
4 months ago
Pokémon Sword & Shield has been ticking off a subset of fans since its announcement, and that outrage has been refueled by the reveal of an upcoming expansion pass. The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra will be arriving in DLC packs starting June, and the pass to access them costs $30. Some are viewing this as a paywall, while others point out it's better than releasing the same game with new content bolted on - a series tradition. The main problem here is that Pokémon, as a series, is one long con that grandfathered in a rather slimy business model, and if people are mad now, they would do well to examine decades of cynical double dipping through a new lens. #Pokemon #PokemonSwordShield #Expansion #Nintendo #Switch #GameFreak #Dexit #IndustryBS #JimSterling
A Video Discussing That Horny TayTay Movie Getting Patched (The Jimquisition)
A Video Discussing That Horny TayTay Movie Getting Patched (The Jimquisition)
4 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Cats, starring Taylor Swift and Idris Elba as horrible nightmares, is a fine example of how movies are starting to resemble videogames in terms of how they're treated post-launch. It was basically patched after it went to theaters, replaced with a new version that changed effects and performance timing. Combined with what Marvel has been doing with films such as Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, the concept of post-launch content for movies running at theaters is getting very game-flavored. The jokes about films getting patches and DLC have all been made, but there's a serious point to be considered, especially when it's predominantly fandom-centric movies getting constantly fiddled with. #Cats #Movies #Marvel #StarWars #Spider-Man #Avengers #Patches #DLC #Videogames #JimSterling #Jimquisition __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
The Most Influential Game Of The Decade (The Jimquisition)
The Most Influential Game Of The Decade (The Jimquisition)
4 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Before we force ourselves to face the reality that is 2020, I want to take one last look over the previous decade. More than that, I want to think about what influence means. Today's video column isn't a comprehensive retrospective so much as a thought process, going over some of the biggest names in the past decade of games and seeing what impact, if any, they had on the industry. All that considered, I do come to a conclusion and I do name the game I believe had the most influence in the 2010s. Is it The Witcher 3? Fortnite? Dark Souls? It... sure is something. #2010s #NewYear #Decade #JimSterling #Jimquisition #DarkSouls #TheWitcher3 #Fortnite #Videogames #Gaming #2020 #Microtransactions #LootBoxes #Undertale #XboxOne #PS4 #PC #DarkSouls __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
WWE 2K20 Literally Doesn't Work In The Year 2020
WWE 2K20 Literally Doesn't Work In The Year 2020
4 months ago
In an amazing feat of awfulness, WWE 2K20 literally doesn't work in the year it's named after. As a 2020 celebratory treat, this terrible wrestling game has fully broken down. It seems that 2K20's internal clock just can't handle the switch from one decade to another. Because of COURSE it can't. Already a legend for its bugs and breakages, WWE 2K20 has kicked off another decade of game industry nonsense with amazing style and grace. And it's still the game WWE, as a wrestling business, deserves. Sources: usa-video.net/7T6O32NIFgo-video.html www.pushsquare.com/news/2020/01/wwe_2k20_is_refusing_to_work_in_the_year_2020 #WWE2K20 #2020 #WWE #2KGames #PS4 #XboxOne #PC #Glitches #Bugs #Broken #Videogames #Games #JimSterling #IndustryBS #HappyNewYear
Top Ten Shittiest Games Of 2019 (The Jimquisition)
Top Ten Shittiest Games Of 2019 (The Jimquisition)
5 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com 2019 is rapidly nearing its bitter end, so it's time once more to smear grime on ourselves, lament loudly, and welcome Skeletor for our annual look at the shittiest games of the year! From Anthem to Contra: Rogue Corps, there's been a lot of trash to sift through, but we've nailed it down. The most deficient, most insulting, most miserable games of the year! Let's look at the worst of the worst. #TopTen #Skeletor #Jimquisition #JimSterling #Anthem #EA #Ubisoft #Contra #Games #WWE2K20 #Crackdown __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Fallout 76 Players Were Getting Remotely Robbed By Hackers This Week
Fallout 76 Players Were Getting Remotely Robbed By Hackers This Week
5 months ago
Just in time for the Christmas season, Fallout 76 players were being remotely robbed by unscrupulous players. The exploit SEEMS to have been fixed now, though murmurs still persist. Just before Christmas Eve, Bethesda had to acknowledge the stealing of entire inventories. The hacks were remote and the thieves incognito, and it appears as if lost inventory items are now gone forever. With only a few days left until the end of the year, can this truly be the final Fallout 76 screwup of the decade? One hopes. Source: www.engadget.com/2019/12/24/fallout-76-hackers-wiped-out-players-inventories/ #Fallout76 #Bethesda #Fallout #PC #MMO #FPS #RPG #JimSterling #IndustryBS
The Jimquisition Game Of The Year Awards 2019
The Jimquisition Game Of The Year Awards 2019
5 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Award time at last! The Game Awards may have its industry recognition, production values, exclusive announcements, and viewers, but The Jimquisition Awards have a "woosh" sound effect. Clearly we're winning. Anyway, it's time to name the five best games that I played this year. Let's hand out some JGOTYAs! #GameOfTheYear #Awards #JimquisitionAwards #Jimquisition #Videogames #XboxOne #PS4 #PC #TheOuterWorlds #ResidentEvil #GOTY __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Hackers Broke Fallout 76 Worse Than Usual With NPCs, Fallout 4 Assets, & Item Spawning Chaos
Hackers Broke Fallout 76 Worse Than Usual With NPCs, Fallout 4 Assets, & Item Spawning Chaos
5 months ago
Bethesda took a working week to patch out cheats that made a total mess of Fallout 76. Yep, everyone's favorite live service is still a mess! Fallout 4 assets, legendary gear, and even NPCs were spawned all over the place this week. Even the mighty Prydwen airship from Fallout 4 was plonked into the game. Highly functional NPCs were created, while competitive play was a total mess. Just another week in the hilarious life of Fallout 76. #Fallout76 #Fallout #Bethesda #JimSterling #IndustryBS Sources: twitter.com/F0rtuneL0wT1er/status/1207075961881145344 kotaku.com/hackers-find-way-to-add-npcs-to-fallout-76-1840466712
The Slimy Sleaze Of That Apolitical Bobby Kotick (The Jimquisition)
The Slimy Sleaze Of That Apolitical Bobby Kotick (The Jimquisition)
5 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Videogame executives are getting very good at exploiting some peoples' aversion to political discussions, especially when it comes to covering their tracks and avoiding uncomfortable questions. Take Bobby Kotick, for example, CEO of Activision. His company has stepped into some political messes this year, but by presenting himself as apolitical, he's avoiding talking about any of it. What else does Bobby avoid answering for when we buy his snake oil about politics? Let's find out! #BobbyKotick #Activision #Blizzard #Politics #Capitalism #JimSterling #Jimquisition __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Let's Talk About Modern Warfare Selling A Kill-Death Ratio Tracker In A $20 Package
Let's Talk About Modern Warfare Selling A Kill-Death Ratio Tracker In A $20 Package
5 months ago
A new furor over Call of Duty monetization has caused quite a bit of debate. An in-game watch that displays a player's kill-death ratio is included as part of a $20 premium content bundle and it's the only way to see your deaths mid-match. In previous Call of Duty games, you could see your KD ratio at any time during play. Now, you only see it after a multiplayer match is over. While positive reasons have been cited for this change, those reasons are undermined when Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is selling the feature back to people. Some fans don't see much of a problem here, but selling something that adds previously removed functionality is dodgy, and worthy of discussion. Source: kotaku.com/modern-warfare-will-show-you-your-kill-death-ratio-for-1840416982 #CallofDuty #COD #CallofDutyModernWarfare #ModernWarfare #DLC #JimSterling #IndustryBS
Fallout 76 Patch Breaks Armor And Weapons In A Typically Stupid Way
Fallout 76 Patch Breaks Armor And Weapons In A Typically Stupid Way
5 months ago
I almost want to say I don't believe it, but it's Bethesda so I can indeed believe we have news of yet another Fallout 76 problem. This is one of Bethesda's more classic displays of ineptitude: a patch that's meant to fix things but breaks stuff in a wildly ridiculous way. It's a staple of the company's buffoonery. With a recent update, people who reload their weapons may find their armor's stats decreasing. It would be understandable if this happened to every company, or it wasn't so frequent, but Bethesda hasn't been able to do ANYTHING right with this game. It reached the realm of farce long ago, and it's just kept on going way past that line. Sources: www.kotaku.co.uk/2019/12/11/new-fallout-76-bugs-are-making-armour-weak-and-weapons-brittle usa-video.net/V0tMArV58GQ-video.html&feature=emb_title #Fallout76 #Fallout #Bethesda #Bugs #JimSterling #IndustryBS
Alien: Isolation - The Best Switch Port? (Jimpressions)
Alien: Isolation - The Best Switch Port? (Jimpressions)
5 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Alien: Isolation may be the very best Switch port I've played in terms of accuracy and performance. It looks amazing, it runs smoothly, and in several departments it outclasses the PS4 version. On top of that, Alien: Isolation is just an amazing game that's still absolutely terrifying. #NintendoSwitch #Sega #AlienIsolation #Aliens #JimSterling #Jimpressions #Review #Nintendo #Xenomorphs #CreativeAssembly __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Resident Evil 3 Remake - The S.T.A.R.S Have Aligned (OMGH)
Resident Evil 3 Remake - The S.T.A.R.S Have Aligned (OMGH)
5 months ago
The anticipated Resident Evil 3 remake has been revealed at last in a hot new trailer. What goes well with a hot new trailer? A tepid reaction video! I have a feeling this game will be incredible, based on Capcom's recent output. They're kinda killing it. #ResidentEvil3 #ResidentEvil #Capcom #JimSterling #Trailer #OMGH
I Hate The Word 'Consumer' (The Jimquisition)
I Hate The Word 'Consumer' (The Jimquisition)
5 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com I don't like the word "consumer." Words have power, and even when two words mean the same thing, the history and implications attached can have a subtle effect on how we process them. In today's video, I explain some of the baggage carried by the word "consumer," and why I've phased out my own usage of the word in favor of others when describing the game-buying public. While some may consider this to be splitting hairs, I had a lot of fun explaining my stance in today's video, and I hope you find it interesting! With thanks to Conrad Zimmerman and Evil Uno... Join the Dark Order! #Consumer #Videogames #ConsumerCulture #Etymology #JimSterling #Jimquisition ♫ Track: [Electro Swing] Wat Dat Dee [No Copyright Music] ♫ Watch: usa-video.net/1Zzqio6jPRQ-video.html __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
I Am Jesus Christ - Wait Until You See Priest Simulator (OMGH)
I Am Jesus Christ - Wait Until You See Priest Simulator (OMGH)
5 months ago
I Am Jesus Christ has turned a lot of heads for being an apparent Son of God simulator. Wander as Jesus and do first-person miracles? Fight Satan? Walk on water? I'm in. Then there's Priest Simulator, which we look at in the latter end of the video. Whoever PlayWay S.A. are, they have some bizarre stuff under their umbrella. #IAmJesusChrist #Jesus #Simulator #JimSterling #OMGH #Trailer The You Testament footage: usa-video.net/u9wytLm8tWY-video.html
Steam's Reluctance To Approve Hong Kong Themed Games Raises Suspicions Of Bootlicking
Steam's Reluctance To Approve Hong Kong Themed Games Raises Suspicions Of Bootlicking
5 months ago
Steam is notorious for selling practically any old guff. Its laissez-faire and casual approval process has seen unfinished, broken, and hateful games make their way to shelves. Until now. For some STRAAAANGE reason, Valve suddenly cares about what makes its way to Steam... at least when it comes to games associated with the Hong Kong protests. Liberate Hong Kong has been awaiting approval for well over a month, and Karma: A Visual Novel About A Dystopia was investigated for "controversial potentially illegal content." Valve's sudden interest in quality control has raised suspicion that the company is, like Blizzard and dozens of other American corporations, afraid to upset China. It's hard not to have that suspicion, all things considered. #Valve #Steam #HongKong #China #JimSterling #IndustryBS Source: gizmodo.com/why-won-t-steam-approve-these-games-supporting-hong-kon-1840270608
Old Tron Game Unplayable Because Of DRM (And Because You Don't Own Your Games)
Old Tron Game Unplayable Because Of DRM (And Because You Don't Own Your Games)
5 months ago
Tron: Evolution is completely unplayable unless you had it installed before October 2019. Even if you purchased it. This is because Disney is no longer using SecuROM's maligned DRM, but didn't disable it from the old game. Customers are being asked to activate the game, but literally can't. Disney is aware of the issue, and might be bothered to fix it one day. You don't own the games the buy. #Tron #TronEvolution #Disney #Steam #JimSterling #IndustryBS Sources: www.reddit.com/r/tron/comments/e5d4fw/game_you_cant_play_the_steam_version_of_tron/ usa-video.net/8yfk_hv9VXk-video.html
Developer Accuses Reviewers Of Not Playing His Poorly Reviewed Game
Developer Accuses Reviewers Of Not Playing His Poorly Reviewed Game
5 months ago
Ancestors: A Humankind Odyssey kind of squirted out to middling reviews, earning praise for its ambitious elements but coming under fire for being obtuse, awkward, boring, and irritating. Its chief developer is rather bitter about the whole thing, and says he's used to better reviews. In expressing his disappointment, he accused some game reviewers of not really playing the game and making stuff up about it, unsubtly suggesting his game would perform better otherwise. As a critic and a former full-time game reviewer, I've got some serious issues with the implications being made, especially when all the evidence points to the fact that Ancestors just isn't all that good a game. #Ancestors #Reviews #Metacritic #JimSterling #IndustryBS Sources: www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-11-29-patrice-d-silets-ancestors-fell-victim-to-critics-expectations www.usgamer.net/articles/ancestors-the-humankind-odyssey-review
Shenmue Is The Waterworld Of Videogames (The Jimquisition)
Shenmue Is The Waterworld Of Videogames (The Jimquisition)
5 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Waterworld was a very, very, very expensive movie to make, and it was a flop. A very, very, very big flop. Anyway, let's talk about Shenmue! Shenmue III is finally out, floating off the back of millions in crowdfunding, multiple publisher backers, and a wave of hype. Disproportionate hype, it would seem, given the game's market performance thus far. The thing is, Shenmue isn't all that popular, despite being so requested, and so critically acclaimed. What's more, it's always been very, very, very expensive to make... and a flop. #Shenmue #ShenmueIII #Waterworld #Sega #Crowdfunding #JimSterling #Jimquisition __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, A Story-Driven EA Game, Is Selling Pretty Dang Well!
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, A Story-Driven EA Game, Is Selling Pretty Dang Well!
6 months ago
While Electronic Arts is keeping actual figures close to its chest, a boasting press release has reported that the game is selling really quite well indeed. While the claims of it being the "Fastest-Selling Digital Launch for a Star Wars Game Ever" and "EA’s Top-Selling Star Wars Title on PC in its Initial Launch Window" are a bit bollocky without hard data, it's nice to see the game nonetheless performing positively. EA has resisted a single-player story-driven Star Wars game for the longest time. Hell, the entire "AAA" industry has largely turned away from them. But they can still sell, because there's an audience hungry for them. So yeah, pretty good news! #StarWars #JediFallenOrder #EA #JimSterling #IndustryBS
Battleborn Is Officially Dead As 2K Announces Server Shutdown
Battleborn Is Officially Dead As 2K Announces Server Shutdown
6 months ago
Yes, Battleborn was still alive! The notoriously failed hero shooter is finally being put out of its misery by 2K Games, with news that the game had been yanked from storefronts and the servers are shuttering in 2021. You can no longer acquire the game from digital stores, and purchasing of the virtual currency will be disabled in February of 2020. Shame. I really did like it. #Battleborn #2KGames #Gearbox #JimSterling #IndustryBS
Let's Get Pissy About In-Game Subscriptions (The Jimquisition)
Let's Get Pissy About In-Game Subscriptions (The Jimquisition)
6 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Subscriptions for games are not new, but in the era of the "live service" they look set to make a major comeback. With television, music, and physical goods all offering subscriptions, companies want an endlessly drip-fed stream of cash. The idea of in-game subscriptions that offer premium extras may very well become the new microtransactions - on top all the existing monetization techniques - and services like Fallout 1st or the Animal Crossing "Happy Helper" plan offer a glimpse at that potential future. It's not a great future, so I'm going to be pissy about it. #Fallout76 #Nintendo #Bethesda #MarioKart #AnimalCrossing #JimSterling #Jimquisition __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Half-Life: Alyx - Excited? Disappointed? Both Reactions Are Valid (OMGH)
Half-Life: Alyx - Excited? Disappointed? Both Reactions Are Valid (OMGH)
6 months ago
Half-Life: Alyx marks the announcement of the first Half-Life game in 10,000 years. The announcement got a mixed response but the trailer has seen Valve pretty easily forgiven for all its sins. In fairness, the game looks great. It looks great, and I may not play it, because VR just isn't my thing at all. There has been some continued disappointment from certain people, and that disappointment has been mocked by others. I don't think that's particularly fair. If you're excited for Half-Life: Alyx, that's fantastic. If you're feeling let down, that's understandable. Both reactions, I think, are perfectly valid. A great article on VR accessibility: ablegamers.org/thoughts-on-accessibility-and-vr/ #HalfLifeAlyx #HalfLife #Valve #VR #JimSterling #OMGH
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp's TWO Subscription Services Are Pretty Grotesque
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp's TWO Subscription Services Are Pretty Grotesque
6 months ago
Nintendo has been steadily churning out sleazy moneymaking guff on mobile devices for quite some time, and has show recent interest in expensive subscription services bereft of value. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp now joins Mario Kart Tour in featuring one of these pricey plans. Oh wait... TWO of these pricey plans. Pocket Camp has not one, but two subscription models. The more expensive of these costs $7.99 a month and just feeds you loot boxes. It's a load of crap. The other one is far cheaper at $2.99, but only serves to solve a problem Nintendo purposefully created. What rubbish. #AnimalCrossing #Nintendo #PocketCamp #Mobile #LootBoxes #Subscriptions #JimSterling #IndustryBS
Let's Talk About COPPA, YouTube, The FTC, And The Latest YouTuber Stress Inducer
Let's Talk About COPPA, YouTube, The FTC, And The Latest YouTuber Stress Inducer
6 months ago
There has been a lot of talk about COPPA, an FTC regulation that will impact content on USa-video aimed at kids. Basically, USa-video shouldn't have been serving targeted ads to children, and USa-videors have to ensure their work isn't for kids if they want to remain fully monetized. This has caused some panic, especially considering the FTC could fine content creators up to $42,000 per video that violates the rule. Many people are worried that their content will be punished even if they're not violating COPPA, and that the vagueness of the guidelines will see many people punished. Will that actually happen, though? Will the FTC, with its limited resources, even manage to nab all the genuine violations? What exactly will be at risk, and who should be worried? Let's talk about all that in a casual chat that I hope will put some minds at ease. #COPPA #FTC #USa-video #Content #JimSterling #IndustryBS
Pokémon Sword and Shield - Nintendo's Dynasty Warriors (Jimpressions)
Pokémon Sword and Shield - Nintendo's Dynasty Warriors (Jimpressions)
6 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Many grown adults have talked about Pokémon Sword and Shield, the children's game for children. I am now going to say what I think about this children's game that I, an adult, have been playing a lot. Hooray! It's okay. It's pretty much more Pokémon, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. However, it's quite clear the game needs a proper overhaul, something to drag into the modern day. Or at least the modern century. #Pokemon #PokemonSwordandShield #Nintendo #GameFreak #JimSterling #Jimpressions __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Disappointing Dexit: A Proper Pokémon Problem (The Jimquisition)
Disappointing Dexit: A Proper Pokémon Problem (The Jimquisition)
6 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Pokémon Sword & Shield may very well go down in history as the most controversial release in the series, chiefly because of Dexit - the culling of over half the series' roster. There's been a lot of ill will brewing over Sword & Shield for a number of reasons, but Game Freak's choice to cut hundreds of beloved Pokémon - including Ekans - has been firmly at the eye of the storm. Is the backlash reasonable, or are people being babies? Was there a winning scenario for Game Freak in this? Why did ALL my favorites get screwed? I am Dexit Jesus! Hear my sermon! #Pokemon #Dexit #NationalDex #GameFreak #Nintendo #JimSterling #Jimquisition __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - Prepare To Jedi (Jimpressions)
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - Prepare To Jedi (Jimpressions)
6 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order feels like a throwback for Electronic Arts, a nod to a time when the publisher let its studios simply make and sell honest videogames. While it's deeply flawed in several aspects, Fallen Order is pretty fun, and it's nice to finally see a mainstream story-driven Star Wars game. Shame about the glitches and the frequent annoyances, but when it's good, it's really quite good. #StarWars #JediFallenOrder #Jedi #EA #JimSterling #Jimpressions __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
Missing Tons Of Features, Google Stadia Looks To Launch As Unfinished Trash
Missing Tons Of Features, Google Stadia Looks To Launch As Unfinished Trash
6 months ago
We already know the launch lineup of games for Google Stadia is rather pitiful, but the service's lack of implemented features may be even worse. In just a few days, Google will inflict its Stadia platform on the world, and it won't feature 4K streaming on computers, controller support on various devices, or even the ability to make purchases without a phone. It's almost as if Stadia has been half-baked and rushed out to market before it was ready. But that's SO UNLIKE A VIDEOGAME PRODUCT ISN'T IT!? #Google #Stadia #GoogleStadia #Streaming #JimSterling #IndustryBS
Google Stadia's Launch Lineup Is Pretty Garbage
Google Stadia's Launch Lineup Is Pretty Garbage
6 months ago
Google Stadia launches on November 19 and it'll do so with twelve games. Twelve games that are, to be honest, remarkably underwhelming. It's not so much the lack of exclusives as it is the lack of new games at all. Most of these are old titles, and a significant chunk of the lineup is given over to Tomb Raider. Still, if you were holding off on Red Dead Redemption 2 until it could be streamed... for some reason... this is for you! #Stadia #Google #Streaming #JimSterling #IndustryBS
Sonic The Hedgehog New Movie Trailer - The Redesigned Sonic Is Less Ghoulish (OMGH)
Sonic The Hedgehog New Movie Trailer - The Redesigned Sonic Is Less Ghoulish (OMGH)
6 months ago
Paramount dropped a brand new trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, which is now slated for a 2020 release. Gloves, bigger eyes, more cartoonish all around, I still think he's a bit unsettling, but nowhere near as bad. Still, just goes to show the strength of the creative vision behind it, that they're willing to completely rebuild him after it got a few days of mockery! #SonicTheHedgehog #Sega #Movie #SonicMovie #JimSterling #OMGH
Blizzard Is Pathetic (The Jimquisition)
Blizzard Is Pathetic (The Jimquisition)
6 months ago
www.patreon.com/jimquisition www.thejimquisition.com www.thejimporium.com Blizzard went out of its way to make sure Blizzcon was marked by two major game announcements and sorrowful contrition. To anybody paying attention, it was really marked by insincerity and cowardice. The company is a big pile of toss, and no amount of Diablo 4 or Overwatch 2 will actually change that. These game announcements are wallpaper over the cracks in Blizzard's facade, and we ought not forget it. #Blizzard #Diablo4 #Overwatch2 #Blizzcon #Blitzchung #China #HongKong #JimSterling #Jimquisition __ Twitter: twitter.com/jimsterling Facebook: facebook.com/jimsterling0 Jim’s Big Ego (No Relation): bigego.com/ Bandcamp of the Sax Dragon - carlcatron.bandcamp.com Nathan Hanover - usa-video.net/c/UC-8L7n7l11PJM6FFcI6Ju8A
JJ
JJ - 12 hours ago
Don't you love it when a device contains lots of pointless features no one needs, and none of them even work?
SoulCharter
SoulCharter - 12 hours ago
As an electrical engineer who literally designs high bandwidth digital data transfer interfaces.....What Tim said is literally a flat out lie. Not only is it a lie, its a statement meant to mislead the user. Hard drive and data access like long term storage do NOT have significant effects on frame rates or graphical quality. Best case, they help with load screens....So even if the PS5 had some new storage tech, it will hardly have any effect on gameplay, also I don't think Tim knows the current tech of PC's. Sata SSD's have been out of the scene for some time.....he may want to look up what m.2 and PCI type storage management has been doing...... I once loved epic for their brilliance, now I find them to be toxic, misleading, and embarrassing. I miss when epic was a decent company who made awesome games and awesome engines. Fuck Epic.
Joe Jr.
Joe Jr. - 12 hours ago
That's actually fucking hilarious. Luckily I didnt get any glitches like that lol
zim zum
zim zum - 12 hours ago
Something tells me Jim already owned that mask and didn't had to buy it for the sole purpose of filming this episode.
Megumin
Megumin - 12 hours ago
for me, that sounds like the combat system was designed for the precision of a mouse. maybe I get the PC-Version for cheap some day.
Fizzle Talks
Fizzle Talks - 12 hours ago
Back when I was a kid there was an expression. "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me."
NYGiantsfan1029
NYGiantsfan1029 - 12 hours ago
I enjoyed Mafia 3 but how are you gonna remaster a game that is on the same gen console? My major problem with 2 was there was no reason for it to me an open world game because there were no side missions.
Zuhairi Zamzuri
Zuhairi Zamzuri - 12 hours ago
Mafia 2 is that kind of a game where you finish it once and never play it again forever imho. My main gripes with the game are it's so obvious that there's so many content and things that has been cut. That's also probably the reason why there's no free roam after you finished it, cuz there's literally nothing else to do.
Dominique Walker
Dominique Walker - 13 hours ago
But the bell is already clicked
strange eric
strange eric - 13 hours ago
Stylized Lara Croft games from that old HD collection bundle were more entertaining than newer photo realistic ones. Because all you'd have to do to beat this super hyper realistic Unreal engine demo is to press and hold Up on your controller stick and the scripted animations would safely move your character for you over any rock formation.
DSC GrumpiSmurf
DSC GrumpiSmurf - 13 hours ago
This thing of ours? It should sleep with the fishes with Luca Brasi
Buck Main
Buck Main - 13 hours ago
Relf segulation is what caused the crash in 2008.
PhantomPain74 MZR
PhantomPain74 MZR - 13 hours ago
BOYCOT EA , WB , 2K ....
PhantomPain74 MZR
PhantomPain74 MZR - 13 hours ago
BOYCOT THIS SH*T ....
sylvie moon
sylvie moon - 13 hours ago
Mafia 2 is better than Mafia 3 because you can flush the toilets /s
Jono Zygorodimos
Jono Zygorodimos - 13 hours ago
Move over xenoblade chronicles defintive edition mafia 2 is here
RDBLK
RDBLK - 13 hours ago
John Rambo did nothing wrong
Tony Carson
Tony Carson - 13 hours ago
when i first saw this on a YT lets play what struck me wasn't how it looked or played but how it is basically an updated version of the mobile game "hungry shark". which was the same concept except you would go from being a small shark then "evolve" into other sharks with the option of buying upgrades to become bigger sharks (the Megladon shark was the ultimate and most expensive) and while this dosn't have in game micro transactions (yet) i bet it is something they will add at a later date. so my question for people interested in this game wont be why but simply "is this updated version of a free to play mobile game what we are meant to expect as a $60 game?"
chris bouzas
chris bouzas - 13 hours ago
The more i hear about this game the more i feel like its supposed to be a spiritual successor to the game Jaws unleashed
Chris Dat Saints Run NFC!
Chris Dat Saints Run NFC! - 13 hours ago
Robocop but still no Cyrax and Sektor? Fuuuuuck that shit! Nobody! Literally NOBODY wanted Robocop! We all wanted Sektor and Cyrax! And wtf where’s Ash BoomStick Williams? Nope not buying this shit!
r.m. renfield
r.m. renfield - 13 hours ago
How Chris Roberts and Star Citizen escapes these criticisms is just beyond me. Seriously, the amount of lies, false promises, fake demos, we'll-say-anything kind of crap that project has pulled it just blows my mind that it just quietly chugs along and no-one says a word. What ever happened to the idea that once you start taking money for access to a game then it's fair game for criticism? The one aspects of Star Citizen that is fully functional is the monetization. They had a "sale" recently where they were selling ships for $3000. Yes, one digital spaceship that can cost $3000. There are loads of ships they've sold and haven't even made, they're just an idea of what they might be and a picture. They sell ships with mechanics that they then never mention again (hmm, how's base building coming along? Oh well, we sold a shit ton of $800 ships for that so we can forget about it now). The crowd funding is approaching 300 million dollars, excluding marketing budgets it's the most expensive game ever made, and yet no-one will say a word against it. My only guess is that it's the "indie pass". As long as you're not AAA you can pull the most outrageous monetization schemes with the absolute security that because you're not AAA no-one will give a shit. Amazing.
shokteenik
shokteenik - 13 hours ago
I was left wondering how long you can flop around on land, like is it possible to go to the city and just flop around in the streets eating pedestrians :D Maybe something to consider in the DLC
futuremusician728
futuremusician728 - 13 hours ago
Why does NOBODY just look at the intro screen? It was outsourced to D3T and they advertise having done the work in this remaster on their website. Jeez Jim, I thought you of all people would have picked up on that and cast the blame accordingly. 2k isn't innocent but they most likely just added the Logo and DRM with D3T's work. Made yourself to be as lazy as EVERYONE ELSE who already covered this. Nothing fresh in your take besides showing off their pest of a logo and explaining why it was there.. Not trying to be a dick, i love your content. But come on man, their logo appears on starting the game and all it took was a simple google search to find their website. Genuinely disappointed in this review's lack of research.
Streetrocker28
Streetrocker28 - 13 hours ago
Mafia 1 and The Godfather’s were the best mafia games ever to be made , why can’t they improve on this instead going in the direction they did with two and three , which simply weren’t mafia games for me . Only the sound tracks and the empire building of the third was interesting ... last one was even too political for my tastes
William TOAD
William TOAD - 14 hours ago
I bet this man is the sole reason why Dan Houser left Rockstar. He's the reason why we never got a GTA V single player DLC, and I bet why we didn't get a single new Rockstar game in all of 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
BladeTrain3r
BladeTrain3r - 14 hours ago
Not being able to drive fast around cops is in fact something some people enjoy in their games. Look at the truck sim community. Your other complaints are pretty meritorious all round but that one seems far too subjective to use as an objective factor in the review. Also that cry of "old old old" actually made me kneejerk irritated. You know what's old? Proper expansion packs. What's not so old? Horrible modern MTX. Shit is shit regardless of age and it shouldn't really be a factor.
futuremusician728
futuremusician728 - 14 hours ago
I haven't had any glitches aside from small ground objects textures not loading here and there. The launcher and it's ability to set video settings is inexplicably crippled and the benchmark misreads most of my info and reports 10,000Ghz and 500-1000fps. Would love to see your PC specs and Mafia II benchmark for comparison.
cheezemonkeyeater
cheezemonkeyeater - 14 hours ago
"Just in case you think I'm talking to someone who's kneeling in supplication to me." Now, why ever would we think that, Jim?
cheezemonkeyeater
cheezemonkeyeater - 14 hours ago
Looks like Mysterio forgot to charge his hologram projector last night.
Mr Smiff
Mr Smiff - 14 hours ago
Man I couldn't play more then 10 mins cause the coloring of the snow is so damn white it drowns out every other color. This was a joke just for people to waste money.
Boarofwar
Boarofwar - 14 hours ago
I would totally kneel before Jim as he rhymes things with "greenscreen deceiver."
eben roux
eben roux - 14 hours ago
Diamond Mines in Southern Africa, I am from South Africa, you have no idea how much rights and protection those guys have. It just shows how uneducated these idiots are, I have to go now, my pet lion is getting restless.....
RubberDuck141
RubberDuck141 - 14 hours ago
its surprising that in our day & age ubisoft still exists
Ben Donnelly
Ben Donnelly - 14 hours ago
Peter Molyneux? Hello, YOU!
Logan nibba
Logan nibba - 14 hours ago
I got a glitch at the start of chapter 7 when a song doesn't stop playing
queso taichou
queso taichou - 14 hours ago
Jim I know you won’t see this but I’m new here and I just wanna say I’m sorry for taking so long and thank you for your service
Benzona
Benzona - 15 hours ago
I didn't notice these issues when I replayed it on PC, but I also didn't notice a single goddamn difference from the original besides the 2k accounts lol. It's unfortunate because I'm one of those freaks in the "Mafia 2 is great" camp but also there are serious issues I really wish they had fixed. If you can get the original on sale you might like it but absolutely do not pay full price for this "Remaster"
Quiwi Lin Lisolet
Quiwi Lin Lisolet - 15 hours ago
I always liked Mafia. I liked Mafia 2 because it showed that someone tried, but it seems like they didn't know how to make that game that they tried to do, but objectively it was bad. Mafia 3 just seemed like paint by numbers boring GTA clone an I got bored with it before I got annyoyed by anything objectively wrong with it
NorwegianViking Son
NorwegianViking Son - 15 hours ago
*giggles* and now it wil be a part of ps pluss.. HAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!
Cruzz999
Cruzz999 - 15 hours ago
It just works.
john Taylor
john Taylor - 15 hours ago
Now I want to play Red Dead Rumpus: a saucy sex romp comedy starring a oversexed scoundrel spreading his genetic material across the whole USA. Imagine the scrapes
Alex Meacham
Alex Meacham - 15 hours ago
I clicked the bell because of this episode.
Ahmed Abouzeid
Ahmed Abouzeid - 15 hours ago
Mafia 2 is SO overrated. This is the first video on USa-video that gives the game an actual critique. The story sucks, the characters do so many stupid things that makes the game for me unplayable and the ending is laughably bad. Why are so many people claim that this piece of shit is a masterpiece. The game was released the same year red dead redemption, COD black ops, mass effect and Fallout New Vegas how can this much praise follow a game like this I really don't get it.
MrJekken
MrJekken - 15 hours ago
The pc version is ok, but still has some weird bugs and is basically an hd texture mod. glad i got it as a free update for owning the original version, otherwise i would have felt insulted paying for it
David Smith
David Smith - 15 hours ago
I would love to see this magical SSD that only Sony has, and the PC world has never seen.
PoizenJam
PoizenJam - 15 hours ago
6:52 I died at the game of peekaboo.
Mateusz Kwietowicz
Mateusz Kwietowicz - 15 hours ago
I think Mafia 2 was a missed opportunity. The graphics were good, the story was fine, but it was a baren wasteland - there was nothing to do besides story missions. You couldn't do anything, stealing cars, you couldn't earn money, upgrade or buy extra weapons... basically the world of Mafia 2 was empty and devoid of content... if they wanted a linear game based on story, they should've ditched all the fluff mechanics - entering stores, buying clothes, food, eating, drinking, having a nice car in you garrage, choosing paints and stuff - what's the point? Most of the time, when you go on a mission - you will get a mission specific car, so there is barely any chance to drive around in a car, that you took time, tracking down, getting new wheels, plates, custom paint etc- it will sit in your storage unused for the rest of the game... there are no side quests, no mini games, no reason to drive around town and discover stuff.... Mafia 1 did it better. And Godfather 1 did it the best.
Gyrbae
Gyrbae - 15 hours ago
Here in my car I feel safest of all I can crash through the wall On some gangsters home floor In cars
Zack Schilling
Zack Schilling - 15 hours ago
I wouldnt be surprised to find that a lot of these executives own stock in Denuvo.
Trevor Schwab
Trevor Schwab - 15 hours ago
2K supposedly complete redid the first Mafia game. Any truth to that?
Autumnal Gloom
Autumnal Gloom - 15 hours ago
This is probably the first of Jim Sterlings videos I have downvoted. A mystery is a fine thing to enjoy. And to sell. Just because there is a product doesn't mean it is a capitalistic mindcontrol device to offer it. This is trying to hard.
Billy Haigh
Billy Haigh - 15 hours ago
We already established mafia 2 is garbage that's not why I enjoyed it... It was the bugs 🤣
geoffroy thiebaut
geoffroy thiebaut - 15 hours ago
I agree with your first part about the "non remaster" its garbage and i wont buy it Just for the 2k logo... But the second part is Just a rant about the game itself. You can dislike the slow pacing and writting but you cant say "its bad" its only your personnal taste man. Some like me actually like the gameplay slow and the writting (at the time at least) and yes i like the speed limit it participante to immersion..
MrGhosta5
MrGhosta5 - 15 hours ago
I didn't have any trouble with the controls. i was sniping hunters off boats with turtles from 100m. The game length is perfect. it's long enough to be a good value but not too long to over stay it's welcome.
Andy GK
Andy GK - 16 hours ago
thats why its definative edition, and not remastered cos they didnt fix it, they just want more sales from a re-release, greedy fuckers
Abraham Riptoln
Abraham Riptoln - 16 hours ago
I bought the trilogy edition and god I was taken for a mug, cut scenes only provide audio in one ear and I'm shocked how ugly Mafia 3 is. I'm playing on the xbox one X and I wondered for abit if it came out on the xbox 360.
Alex Smith
Alex Smith - 16 hours ago
When I first started watching, I thought the "2K account not linked" icon was a joke added in post.
TheVirusSoftware
TheVirusSoftware - 16 hours ago
Of course it's hot criminal garbage. 2K is responsible for it, so duh. Somehow this company manages to continously fuck up every franchise they have rights to. From Mafia, through Bioshock, to even Duke Nukem.
Mike trike
Mike trike - 16 hours ago
Maybe if you played copies of games OTHER than a ps4 you'd find out that other versions of the game xbox and pc are superior in regards to gfx and frame rate.
Blavood
Blavood - 16 hours ago
I mean, the Mafia games have always been underrated and had fans but NO ONE asked for this.
Tobias Rieper
Tobias Rieper - 16 hours ago
Hey the original version on GOG for a fiver. Well worth it.
David Stephens
David Stephens - 16 hours ago
Yo Jim, please tell me you've heard of the ps4 game "30 miles to Barnard Castle."
Rolf S
Rolf S - 16 hours ago
I'm not sure what the hunger meter is supposed to do, but good grief, the speed it went up at during the cutscene in the hut (11:50). You'd think they'd pause anything in that time, but nope.
valiroime
valiroime - 16 hours ago
From my point of view, the game wasn’t that bad story wise. I don’t buy their crap. I never had a problem leveling up. Was actually out leveling areas just exploring and running missions,. Just wish they dropped the whole Animus pretext. Can’t stand the time jumping BS.
Max Bleu
Max Bleu - 16 hours ago
Too much water.
Thumb Fu
Thumb Fu - 16 hours ago
I've always thought games where you play as animals are a great idea with tons of potential, but it's an idea that"s so rarely executed well.
Darbo Boyle
Darbo Boyle - 16 hours ago
I've been to france on holiday for the last 6 years, and from the first visit I said I was going to learn french, and have I? Have I fuck.
Lord of Dread
Lord of Dread - 16 hours ago
Your feelings on tailing missions are also my feelings on 2D platformers/sidescrollers
spellfire
spellfire - 16 hours ago
still remember when mafia 2 came out originally and open world with absolutely nothing in it
emanuele parra
emanuele parra - 16 hours ago
6:50 wtf 😂😂😂😂
Darbo Boyle
Darbo Boyle - 16 hours ago
an uninformed fatman lol
Malin Holmberg
Malin Holmberg - 16 hours ago
They did give permission to someone else to do it, finally! Pyramid Head is now a killer in Dead by Daylight!
dat vergil doe
dat vergil doe - 16 hours ago
I kind of knew you would use that song in the intro 😅 baby shark took me off guard though, I’ll admit.
Yeolde GamerSteve
Yeolde GamerSteve - 17 hours ago
I'm quite pissed about this, I loved Mafia 2 on my 360 so bought this on my PS4 pro day 1. But dear gods.. it runs so so bad, the cut scenes are jerky and stutter, the gameplay is a piece of shit as it's constantly sub 20 fps. it's really SHIT and because Sony are anti-consumer, my £25 is gone. no refunds. fucking rip off
Star Wars Husky
Star Wars Husky - 17 hours ago
Idk guys I've got a good feeling about the developer of this game they might be the next Notch and Mojang!
starrky
starrky - 17 hours ago
Very happy I've seen this review since I was thinking about getting it on playstation to play for the first time, now I know I can save money : )
RoughThief
RoughThief - 17 hours ago
I missed out on buying Prey for 60 € because it had denuvo shoved up its arse, and today I bought it for 8 € on GoG. Good job, Bethesda. Saved me a good 50 bucks.
Poldi Kellerman
Poldi Kellerman - 17 hours ago
I've got a feeling that Mafia 4 will surpass GTA, since GTA 6 will be based on the present generation. I fucking love Mafia 3.
Jenny johnston
Jenny johnston - 17 hours ago
You should be able to get a refund if they drastically change the game like this, kernel level access is an absolute invasion of privacy and in this case it was done by a back door after the fact and why the fuck should you have to have it on single player too, the consumer who pays everyones fucking wages is last in line again, cheeky fuckers.
Jonathon Cowley-Thom
Jonathon Cowley-Thom - 17 hours ago
Game development is hard. But it's also not mandatory. So if you're no good at it, you don't actually have to do it. In other words; if it's so hard that this is the best you can do - stop, do something else.
Daniel Gibson
Daniel Gibson - 17 hours ago
It looks identical to the original release of mafia 2. Where's the actual 'remaster' part?
bichis horia
bichis horia - 17 hours ago
Oh man, Mafia 2 is pretty fun, and it honestly still looks decent without the remaster , sad they didn't add some side missions to the world
A terror way beyond falling
A terror way beyond falling - 17 hours ago
I liked mafia 2 when it came out, but I was quite young.
rima nayma
rima nayma - 17 hours ago
Maybe it's The DeLorean
Gormathius Nightstrider
Gormathius Nightstrider - 17 hours ago
I think Definitive Edition is a very apt title. This seems very definitive of the state of AAA gaming these days.
Darbo Boyle
Darbo Boyle - 17 hours ago
Did he just kill spyro at :9.30
crisiscore341
crisiscore341 - 17 hours ago
I "think" the original Mafia was really fun when it came out in 2002 and the plot really drew me in. Some shooty missions required real strategy or speed since you could die in one hit if the enemy aimed well (#Realism). It's far from a masterpiece since 3/4 of the game revolved around driving, but I hold it in dear memory and even fire it up every few years or so. But that's just what I "think", and since it was my very first video game ever, I might be tainted by nostalgia goggles.
Dave Collinson
Dave Collinson - 17 hours ago
Don't worry 2dt are working with 2k to fix it that is how can they out LB and MTs in it I suppose buy bullets lol
Radfoxy Blue
Radfoxy Blue - 17 hours ago
i just care about the mafia 1 remake.
Viktor Reznov
Viktor Reznov - 18 hours ago
Idk as much as I know negativity is Jim's schtick and he's disenfranchised with the AAA game industry as a whole and believe me I know why, it just seems like he hates all games no matter their merit. He said something similar about assassin's Creed 2 which is really loved by fans. I get it negativity sells and it gets views, I remember what Jim said on that video about when he puts work into something and loves it it doesn't get even half the attention as when he takes a raw dump on it but I don't believe mafia 2 is a bad game by any stretch save for its not very long (the last console generation version). I just wish we'd stop with remakes and remasters for the time being since that's all everything is nowadays
Darbo Boyle
Darbo Boyle - 18 hours ago
I bet hes never tried swimming in a suit of samurai armour, the dev i mean. If he had at least this game wouldn't exist.
Mittens FastPaw
Mittens FastPaw - 18 hours ago
Honestly after the PS2 era I full stopped believing them at all. Skepticism became my best friend and now I wait to see how it all turns out. Gaming used to be my best friend.
Darbo Boyle
Darbo Boyle - 18 hours ago
Cars always appear in my living room when im in my pants too
Brad Meader
Brad Meader - 18 hours ago
So its an enhanced version of Jaws Unleashed?
Sly Annah
Sly Annah - 18 hours ago
For the first time you featured a game i have actually played xd, yes it had a lot of busy work but there's something about the music and cars that made it work..However its hard to replay it
RoughThief
RoughThief - 18 hours ago
I love review that just says MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY over and over.
Olivia esddms
Olivia esddms - 18 hours ago
Bioware is looking really bad now... I mean, it's been dead for a while, but EA seems to be finishing raping the corpse.
Viking Gaming
Viking Gaming - 18 hours ago
and they came with diablo immortal suported by CHina :D
Oni Volcano
Oni Volcano - 18 hours ago
I can already tell you the "none existent load times" will be complete horse shit, even the best pcs need to load some games, So you can already add that lie as confirmed.
Rolf S
Rolf S - 18 hours ago
The loading screen looks like they just threw a bunch of screenshots (not necessarily of their own game) into a PowerPoint, added random slide transitions, and recorded that.