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43 Comments on "Bugger Me, The Nintendo Switch Is Killing It (The Jimquisition)"

alextulu
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alextulu

So indie developers make Switch exclusives, because the don’t like Steam.

But what’s wrong with GOG ?

Just because Steam is shit, that’s not a good enough reason to not have indies on PC anymore.

Vendrius
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Vendrius

The Binding Of Isaac, That a lot says it all. I don’t own a Switch but i would just for that game.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Pro Wrestling Ego has responded to Jim’s video. There is a link to it on his twitter.

Jonas King
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I love my Switch. It’s so bad.

Uldihaa
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I was also one of those criticizing the lack of launch titles. Having seen what Nintendo planned, the steady release of quality games interspersed with ports of other games, I have to admit I was wrong. I much prefer this steady drip of good games over a blitz of multiple titles all at once. This way, I can finish one game and only have relatively short period before another game is released. Meaning I can participate in the forming communities around those games, rather than coming in months later.

Jiryn
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Jiryn

Fun (CRINGE WORTHY) Fact – The author of the CNBC Article, Even Wingren, who spoke about how gamers are “Overeacting” is also on EA and COMCAST’S Payroll. He’s listed as the Keybanc Capital Markets Analyst under EA’s employee directory.
(Had to say this here and on Jim’s newest Youtube video about NFS:Payback. It needs to be known how many corporate shills we’re dealing with)

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

*SSSSSSSSSSSSSSIIIIIIGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH*

I think that sums it up best.

Polishfury5000
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Holy crap that’s shady as hell, good find! We can actually use the term ‘shill’ here and not have it be hyperbolic, that’s got to be an internet first.

Jiryn
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Jiryn

Photographic proof, with links to every page reference can be found on IMGUR under the title
“Digging is fun. Who know what treasure you may find.”
It has screen shots of the EA directory, along with their job title and the fact they sit on on many of EA’s conference calls.

Jiryn
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Jiryn

So apparently (according to IGN) the creator of Plants vs Zombies was fired from PopCap by EA because he refused to include Microtransactions/Pay-To-Win mechanics in his games.
If this is true, good on him for sticking to his integrity.

Nitrium
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Nitrium

Not sure if he was involved, but I know that PvZ 2 (mobile) was filled to the brim with not only Pay to Win microtransactions but also horrible grinding to “earn” stars to unlock progression on the map (or you could just, you know, buy them). Loved the first game, absolutely hated the second one.

Jiryn
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Jiryn

That’s literally the game he was fired over.
He refused to have them in his series and was fired over it.

Shaded Spriter
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It will be interesting if Nintendo would take a stance against the Fee2Pay games – Sure nintendos “Free to try” titles are shitty as other big publishers (Animal Crossing: Pocket Pincher out this week.) stuff but as far there is nothing on the Switch which has microtransactions or loot boxes in there and if Nintendo keeps it that way it will be great.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Sadly there is as Jim pointed out the latest NBA 2K game is on there but that is the only title which features those elements.

TheOneWhoSucks
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TheOneWhoSucks
I think a good explanation for that while avoiding the recent other MT-filled games is because that deal was probably brokered long before Nintendo knew about the mechanics. If you remember the Switch first look video, some dudes stopped playing real basketball and started playing it on the Switch, that could be the game they stopped to play. While Nintendo was trying to get third party supporters and signing as much as possible, it’s possible they didn’t know about the MTs at that stage. Ignorant of them, possibly, but considering that they worked with Ubisoft for Mario+Rabbids and AC Origins… Read more »
Heruzu
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Heruzu

I know this has nothing to do with this Jimquisition, but I did want to hear your opinion on the way Ubisoft implemented loot “packs” into Rainbow Six: Siege. They’re currently designed to rewards those who play over those who pay, as there is no way to pay for it with any real money equivalent; in other words you can only get it with currency earned while playing. P.S. I couldn’t find your email, so I wrote it here, sorry.

Sleepy Will
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Sleepy Will

Jim has said before that he enjoys the loot box mechanic, when it’s in a game where you can’t buy them – I don’t know if that is accurate with RS:S but I daresay that’s a partial answer anyway.

Galactix100
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Galactix100

I’m kinda surprised, given the shit show Steam’s become, that it’s the Switch that seems to be becoming the go to platform for indies. Not because I think there’s anything wrong with it but because you’d think either Sony or MS would have leaped at the chance to be the first port of call for all of the indie darlings.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Well, Sony has leapt just in the wrong direction in terms of the indie scene.

Chungus
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Chungus

It seems Nintendo is more open to having indie devs making games on their platform. Not to mention Jim also showed how much crap the indie section for Sony and Microsoft’s platforms were flooded like Steam was.

Natalie
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Natalie
Me and my wife have been thinking of picking up a Switch this Solsticemas, and this as someone who’d stepped away from consoles many years ago and figured I wouldn’t need anything other than my PC every again. I think the Switch will draw many people who had previously given up on consoles. I might even pick up a duplicate copy of Stardew Valley… it’s one of the best games I’ve ever played, and I don’t say that lightly. I had a peeksy at the box for Odyssey, and it claims you can play co-op, with one player as mario… Read more »
InfamousDS
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InfamousDS
The camera is a bit useless and obfuscated to control since the second stick is in the hands of your partner, but otherwise it’s a nice romp if you and the other player have a good rapport. You can set up difficult jumps you can’t otherwise do solo, and unlike single player Cappy can fly off of controlled enemies. Mario retains full control, even of Cappy minus the “hold in place” throw, and you only need 2 face buttons and a stick to play as him. We never tested if you could hot swap between controlled enemies without leaving the… Read more »
Benj
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Benj

What the hell Jim, why are you so biased towards Nintendo!

Chris
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Yeah, everyone knows Jim is in Nintendo’s pocket. Look at that glowing 7/10 he gave Breath of the Wild, totally undeserved. That’s why everyone was so mad at him about it if I remember correctly.

TheOneWhoSucks
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TheOneWhoSucks
I said on last week’s video and to friends for awhile that I was considering picking up a Switch because they aren’t pushing microtransactions. Dabbling in Season Passes, sure, but embracing most of what I despise about the industry is something they genuinely seem to not have an interest in. Their practices on YouTube are still shit, their deliberate scarcity of products is still shit, but the fact that Nintendo is still committed to making fun, complete games is deserving of recognition. It’s absolutely fucked that it deserves recognition, but that they seem to want to be above it has… Read more »
drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

There is the point that they still haven’t fully announced what the details of the online pass will be.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS
I suspect it will remain free indefinitely. Consumers are starting to push back against additional monetization, even if only a little bit. While an online services sub may not be entirely the same as MTX, Nintendo likes to avoid toxicity and negativity wherever possible (which is hilarious considering their hardcore fans). Much like Disney, they are perfectly content to let the public believe they are a family-first wholesome company and anything that opposes that will be struck down HARD if they feel they can get away with it. That or, like the Switch itself, the full details will be leaked… Read more »
drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

The initial plans were it to be free until the end of the year. The original plans were fairly poor with the monthly subscription getting you temporary access to an old game but if I recall correctly that was being revised. I’m hoping it ends up being permanently free as I’ve gotten into Splatoon 2 quite heavily.

TheOneWhoSucks
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TheOneWhoSucks

That is true. I keep forgetting about it because there’s been so little that it’s mattered for and nobody’s talking about it. That’s also a reminder that their approach to online chat is a complete trash fire.

The charitable part of me wants to say “growing pains and learning experiences.” The rest of me wants to say “what the shit, Nintendo?”

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

The online chat isn’t something which bothers me personally as it creates a buffer that means I don’t have to deal with it. But it certainly is a terrible way of doing it and if my groups of friends who I game with on weekends were to suddenly decide to buy Switches so we could play Splatoon it quickly would become an issue especially as I technically don’t really have a smartphone.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Personally, while I am loving my Switch I’m not a big fan of it as a handheld, I find it too cumbersome with the Joycons docked and I’m not entirely keen on playing it undocked with the kickstand.

Two questions regarding games featured in this video.
1) What was the game with the male lead in the boat?
2) What was the game shown between 09:50 -10:00?

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

1) Oceanhorn. It’s a nice little Zelda-like that was originally on iOS. I bought it on PS4 a while back. Notably it has two Square-Enix expats in the form of the music composers.
2) Unless I’m mistaken, that’s Xenoblade Chronicles 2. But that is not a trailer that was shown in the west, or its really old footage.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Thanks.

Jiryn
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Jiryn
I was recently in a conversation with someone who said that gaming is too expensive to produce now a days, that the $60 isn’t cutting it and they need to make profit some how. I immediately pointed out a multitude of games, Nier Automata, Horizon Zero Dawn, Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, etc etc, all games at a $60 with little to no DLC and NO Microtransactions. Their reply, is and I quote “You can’t compare other companies to Nintendo, they have so many other ways to make money outside games.” I just looked at them both unimpressed and astounded how… Read more »
drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

They also glossed over how two of those games are not from Nintendo.

Jiryn
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Jiryn

I also pointed out Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice among many other games.
People are stuck in their own opinion and just want to justify when they’re right.

florian
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florian

Actually, I recall from one of superbunnyhop’s videos (I think it’s the one on tax evasions) that activision-king-blizzard is spending less on game development than it used to. It has never been about making profit somehow, always been about maximising the return on investment.

MuddyScarecrow
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And of course because I just love provoking those who have devastating fever dreams of the Dystopian future “SJW” games will leave us in it’s also fun to point out how many of those indies have you playing as girls. Like Stardew Valley, Steamworld Dig, and Blossom Tales; which looks like Legend of Zelda if you played as Zelda. Overall this has been a pretty good year for female representation in…any medium actually. Such as having TWO female leads in the new Star Wars movies (which, contrary to what some believe are NOT turning into chick flicks I mean for… Read more »
InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I was in Target a few months back. They had “The DC Superhero Girls Complete Mini-Figure Collection” on the shelf. You know, the little plastic action figures that maybe only have movable arms if you’re lucky. I was reading the names, and I saw something that I still joke about to this day.

The very first character left-to-right and whose name is listed first on the back of the box? Beast Boy.

MuddyScarecrow
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Uh….Let’s all sing the song together, kids. “One of these things is not like the others! One of these things doesn’t belong! Can you tell which thing is not like the other by the time I finish this song!” I do remember there are SOME boys on that show but it is predominantly girls. I love that there’s a teenage Steve Trevor. That’s cute.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I’ve never seen the show, but I practically guffawed right there in the store.

While it isn’t from “this year” MLP’s reboot a few years back is what I really think kickstarted this trend of reasonable female protags on TV. It wasn’t long after that when we started getting things like Fiona/Cake and Steven Universe’s predominantly female superhero cast, so I just see this as an extension of cartoon makers seizing an audience they willfully ignored for decades. Good, we need more diversity in TV.

MuddyScarecrow
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We need diversity everywhere, as Jim himself has said. And to anyone who for some inane reason thinks that’s a bad thing I give to you my carefully prepared and ready made response. You ready for it? Here it comes: *ahem* Women and people of color exist. Get over it.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I want diversity for a purely selfish reason: The creators can’t half-ass it, and as a result make legitimately good content.

When they do half-ass it, it gets called out for being in the trite cliched nonsense sinkhole that “non-diverse” content has strictly refused to climb out of in the vast majority of cases, and that’s only when it isn’t called out for being insensitive or otherwise offensive.

So I say bring it on. I’m bored and demand quality entertainment, and it seems I can only find it in “diverse” games and media.

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