The Jimquisition: Enjoy The Silence, Feel The Noise

As news of Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate‘s microtransactions spreads, some folk roll their eyes at the usual pundits beating a dead horse and reiterating the same old outrage. This, friends, is how The Silence spreads.

The Silence is what publishers want. They keep their mouths shut and wait for their audience to get bored of the latest scandal. It’s an effective tactic, one that creates aggressive and infectious apathy. That apathy is then used to lash out at others who won’t “get over it” and continue to talk about scandalous antics.

So let’s talk about that, and the power noise has when it transcends that silence. Also, Jim has never heard of Jimsaw.

Metabombed: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 Is “Nothing But Digital Waste”

I think it’s fairly safe to say that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 has been an overwhelming letdown. Its litany of glitches and general shoddiness have been cataloged mercilessly by the Internet, and while Activision has issued a half-hearted non-apology, the damage is most certainly irreparable.

As always, disappointed players have taken to Metacritic’s user reviews to air their grievances, making the latest Tony Hawk game a prime example of what happens when you get METABOMBED!

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Podquisition Episode 45: The Patreon Conspiracy

On this week’s episode, we laugh at some rando who has no idea how Patreon works and believes The Jimquisition should be investigated by the government. We also explain to people how shouting on Twitter doesn’t work.

Elsewhere, there’s talk of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, we look at the ridiculous Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 publicity stunt, and there’s a bit more SOMA chat.

You can listen/download directly here and get the RSS feed here.

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