The Yakuza series may not have gigantic open worlds, but they’re bigger and better than any sprawling map found in your typical “AAA” game these days.
Extra Content: Fuck Konami News.
Once again the “AAA” industry thinks it has a golden goose, and once again it’s primed to bang that goose until the eggs come out filled with nothing but decaying spunk.
Dynasty Warriors may be my favorite series – or at least it was – but Tecmo Koei has been taking the piss with it for years.
Much of what’s said here could have been said a long time ago, but Dynasty Warriors 9 was its last chance… and we all know how that went.
Oh, and this isn’t just about what they DID to Zhang He!
There is a constant problem plaguing the game industry, if its spokespeople are to be believed. Games cost $60, and that price doesn’t work anymore!
Weirdly enough, The Jimquisition agrees with this assessment. “AAA” games should indeed not cost $60 anymore, and they most certainly have outgrown it.
Games cost a lot of money to make. You need to pay developers, you need to license engines, you need do a lot.
Extra Credits pointed out all of these costs in a recent video, and I’m certainly not going the claim the expenses aren’t expensive.
But is it just me, or does the “AAA” videogame industry do a bit too much twisting and turning to make the cost of doing business out to be some unreasonable cross to bear?
According to journalists, “angry YouTube videos” have demoralized employees of Electronic Arts and BioWare.
So… let’s talk about that anger, shall we?
Following allegations of a fully crap working environment at Quantic Dream, The Jimquisition looks at what’s been said and done, and the response from he most often see at the Dream’s helm.
Extra Content: Fuck Konami
Recently we were contacted by an independent game developer from Adelaide, South Australia. Last year this dev was the target of an outrageous news report.
Outrageous for all the wrong reasons.
The Jimquisition applied more research, editing, production value, and talent to this story than Nine News Adelaide ever did.
Now a local TV news station gets to experience life on the other side of the camera.
On this constructively critical Jimquisition, we explain how using pre-bought videogame assets isn’t inherently wrong, and how they’ve been put to good use.
We also have a CASH CONTEST going on to reward anybody who can prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that talent is an asset.
(That’s the name of an old Sparks song!)
1. Create an original character using the “Horrid Spider” Unity Store asset as the foundation.
2. Send it to jim at thejimquisition dot com with the subject line “Horrid Spider Contest” and IMPRESS ME!
3. Include the name you’d like to be credited by and permission to show IF you’d like it shown.
4. Include your Paypal in case you win.
Contest ends January 15th.
Winner will be announced January 22nd.