What Is This Webbed Site?
The Jimquisition is supported by the kind bounties presented unto him via the crowdfunding site Patreon. Find out more, for Christ’s sake!
As well as the name of this here site, it’s also the name of an incredibly popular web series hosted by the one and only James Delacroix Sterling, aka Jim Sterling, aka A Lovely Boy. It can be found on YouTube, and focuses on current affairs, customer-facing issues, and the occasional game design-themed discussion.
Who Is Jim Sterling?
Jim Sterling has worked in videogames reporting and criticism since 2006. Upon this new ad-free, fan-supported site, he’ll be providing review coverage in an environment free of corporate oversight, advertiser worries, and the ever-present annoyance of site skins and attempts at sponsorship. If you want tough-but-fair criticism of the latest games, there are probably several places you could go, but only HERE will you get it from a guy who has been blacklisted by Konami, threatened with legal action for making fun of a terrible Early Access game, AND can hit all the high notes in I Believe In A Thing Called Love.
So that’s pretty excellent!
Where Are The Disclosures?
Good call! People love disclosure, either because they enjoy a critic who is transparent, or they want to be provided with weapons to fuel their own ludicrous conspiracy theories. Either way, let’s do some.
Jim Sterling has voice acted in the following games – The Charnel House Trilogy by Owl Cave Games, Volume by Mike Bithell, Jazzpunk by Necrophone Games, We Happy Few by Compulsion Games, Read Only Memories by Midboss, and the Portal mod Outside Influence by Sam Morris. He does not review the games in which he has acted in, though he may cover them on YouTube with additional disclosure.
In addition, Jim has contributed to the following crowdfunded games – Friday the 13th: The Game, Indivisible, We Happy Few, Yooka-Laylee, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Republique, The Miskatonic, Broken Age, and Legend of Iya.
Jim does not consider Kickstarter backing to be very important information at all, but some people do, so here it is.
When it comes to Patreon supporters, Jim by choice does not check who backs him to avoid even the risk of potential impropriety. If he does end up reviewing a game from someone who backed him, feel free to politely let him know and he can add that disclosure per review.
Some of Jim’s former colleagues have gone on to find work in the game industry – this includes Anthony Burch (formerly of Gearbox), Aaron Linde (formerly of Gearbox), Nick Chester (formerly Harmonix, now at Epic Games), and Chad Concelmo (Nintendo). Jim does not believe these former working relationships have impacted his views, but the disclosure is provided for your own discretion as readers.
Why Are You Writing In The Third Person, Jim? We know It’s You!
Oh cripes, we’ve been rumbled. CHEESE IT!