You’ll Be Thrilled By These Thrilling For Honor Screenshots That Thrillingly Showcase The Thrills Of For Honor

Ubisoft released the highly anticipated For Honor on Saint Valentine’s Day Twenty Seven Teen, and in just over 24 hours it has cemented its place as one of the most enthralling, absorbing videogame experiences in videogame experience history.

With its clashing swords and unflinching portrayal of a world at war, For Honor is a game for which words can only provide scant context. To really appreciate how visceral this game is you have to see it, and that’s why we’re here – to take a visceral look at Ubisoft’s latest masterpiece and revel in some high quality screen captures that promise a world of entertainment.

Here, in full color, I give you the incredible For Honor experience!

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A Look Back At The Dafoeverse, Miiverse’s Unofficial Willem Dafoe Fan Community

In the Far Long Ago of 2012, Nintendo released the Wii U. It was a good machine that failed because Nintendo is Nintendo and thought sheer arrogance could sell a console. It’s also the place Miiverse was born, an inbuilt social media service that I, for one, thought was a bloody brilliant idea.

So brilliant, in fact, Nintendo just had to fuck up and reveal it’s not coming to the Switch. Because of course.

To commemorate Nintendo’s decision to not continue with a good idea, I took a trip down memory lane so we could talk about the Miiverse’s most important contribution to society, and still a far better use of the Rabbids Land section.

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Thoughts On The Nintendo Switch Presentation

Nintendo ContentID claimed this video so I’m now presenting this as Jimquisition Dot Com material. I’ll benefit off this somehow!

Anyway, here are my initial thoughts on the presentation from last night. It was an okay presentation.

As far as what I think of some of the details that emerged after the presentation… just wait until Monday. Nintendo delivered the goods as far as material.

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The MEDIOCRE Awards 2016

The best of the best have been celebrated, the worst of the worst received their punishment, and all that’s left is the gulf of creativity in the middle. The pedestrian. The everyday. The completely unimportant.

Such cardboard pointlessness deserves attention too!

Yes, it’s time for the second annual MEDIOCRE Awards, as we pay homage not to the spectacular, but to the truly unremarkable. These were the games of 2016 that were exemplary only in their lack of excellence. Once again we “celebrate” those games that failed to wow and succeeded in being disappointments and wastes of time.

MEDIOCRE!

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Titantransactions

Titanfall 2 has recently presented me with an interesting dilemma. After its release, Respawn’s tragically underperforming game opened a microtransaction store – or at least that’s what it’s been called in the press.

As somebody who quite notoriously rails against the practice of introducing free-to-play elements in premium games, I was ready to disqualify it from any year-end honorifics and be grumpy about the whole thing. However, after looking at them myself, my initial inclination was to not classify them as microtransactions – at least not in the way I would for other fee-to-pay games.

While some may think I’m being pedantic, I think it’s worth examining the items available for Titanfall 2 and seeing where one draws the line.

Obviously, for those who have no problems at all with microtransactions of any flavor, or consider anything cosmetic acceptable, this is a cut-and-dry issue. For the rest of us, there’s some meat to chew through here.

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The Bullshit Roundup: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered Just Got Microtransactions

Usually the Bullshit Roundup consists of several stories of industry sleaze culled from recent headlines, but today we’re focusing on just one. Activision’s little stunt with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered deserves a spotlight all its own, because it may be the single biggest liberty taken with fee-to-pay gaming.

The rerelease of Modern Warfare was updated recently to include microtransactions, setting a new garbage precedent in post-sale money-grubbing.

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Let’s Take A Moment To Laugh At ContentID Fucking Up The Game Awards

We’ve spoken in exhaustive detail about the utter ridiculousness of ContentID and how it’s abused by companies who disrespect Fair Use on YouTube.

Now we have perhaps the most beautiful example of the automated copyright detection system working in all its fuckheaded glory. Last night’s stream of The Game Advertisements is currently muted due to ContentID’s robotic detection and silencing of allegedly copyrighted audio.

One assumes that a corporate-sponsored, highly expensive professional affair like The Game Advertisements acquired the rights to any music it may have used. In fact, there’s no way Geoff Keighley’s outfit wouldn’t have done so.

This matters not to a system designed without the ability to appreciate context or respect peoples’ rights. ContentID just marched right in and silenced the entire VOD.

And that’s fucking hilarious.

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Why Ekans Is The Best Pokémon

Thanks to the release of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, there are now officially 774 known Pokémon in the world. That’s a lot. A lot of Pokémon.

With so many unique and varied pocket monsters out there, it can be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff and determine which creatures are the best.

Not really, though. Ekans is the best Pokémon, and that’s simply a fact.

Ekans is absolute. I cannot stop thinking about Ekans. Some of you may believe this to be a forced meme that never took off in 2010 and certainly won’t gain traction with a reworked six-year-old repost… but I’m sincere in my Ekans love!

Let me prove it. Let me prove Ekans is the best Pokémon of all Pokémon to ever be in Pokémon.

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A Brief Off-Topic Political Post For Which I Apologize In Advance

I am sure some of the people reading this will be doing so with an urge to gloat. My woolly liberal ideas are no secret, my LGBTQ interests are pretty evident, and my thoughts on the man now chosen by America to be this country’s next president could be very, very easily guessed.

It’s not made me popular with some videogame enthusiasts, the kind of who insist they’re tired of politics being crammed down their throats while simultaneously seeking out and descending upon any divergent political opinions they could’ve easily ignored.

So, obvious confession time – I’m not happy. I’m downright scared, in fact, and those aforementioned descenders are welcome to be happy about it. Done being happy? Cool, go away.

Now to talk to the rest of you.

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The Making Of JimSAW

Halloween is over, and The Jimquisition Halloween Special was released to a surprisingly great reception. It’s not that I didn’t expect – or at least hope – for some people to dig it, I just didn’t expect it to be so overwhelmingly positive.

JimSAW, which is more or less the first semi-serious attempt I’ve had at making a short semi-film, was a labor of love and hard work that relied on the talent of a lot of incredible people.

Now I’m going to be self-indulgent and talk about how we put it all together.

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