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Bedinsis
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Try using [Alt Gr] + [Down].

John Smith
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This is like when you work in an office and your boss declares ‘Silly hat day’.

Reviewers are just playing the game for work. They don’t need to be sold marketing gimmicks. They’re not the target audience.

Aluin Kali
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I actually like that quite a bit and I Imagine it isn’t to much of a hassle to turn the letter by 180°

goombacrusher
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I will fully admit to turning my laptop over to read this

Lloyd
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Ain’t that cute….BUT IT’S WRONG!

Simon
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Oh well, guess I’m too late to the party on this. Moving on…

Perry Martin
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…To be fair, it was probably a clever idea in theory. Absolutely fuckheaded in practice, and something they clearly should have thought about before they did it, but amusing on paper. Or…email, as the case may be.

MickeyGfunk
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Jasper Theo
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ow my neck…

nikolas orava
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You can press ctrl alt down arrow to flip your screen.

YoDude
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Thus is one of those times I appreciate teaching myself to read upside down.

Helped me cheat in tests 😉

ATBro
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I’m going to add something to my general message of “get a fucking grip” to people complaining about this.

If this is something that get’s you riled up about “AAA games companies” it’s time to find a new hobby. This one might be too much for you to handle. When a joke gets the same type of reaction that something like predatory design practices gets, You’ve gone off the deep end. For your sake, get away from gaming, because you’re going to go mental.

Or just go away. You’re fucking obnoxious.

John Smith
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You can say ‘this is stupid’ without getting emotionally invested, you know. You don’t need to take everything so SERIOUSLY.

Ayon Windsor
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You are on his site. Take your own advice. Just go away. You don’t need to be here.

drownedsummer
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He’s commenting on the people complaining the problem is by doing so you place yourself in the exact same group you’re commenting on.

Imperial soul
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Could you give your thoughts on MS cancelling scalebound ?
What the hell is MS doing ?

drownedsummer
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I suspect that will come up in podquisistion.

Imperial soul
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I hope so I am a self confessed Sony pony
But what the bloody hell is MS playing at ?

Sony are giving us more exclusives then I could possibly afford and MS seen to can’t get motivated about anything even Scorpio is losing steam .

I don’t understand how MS are going to win the market back by not making games for their console ?
It’s like their giving up Sony spent years winning people back after PS3 mistakes even Nintendo are on the come back but MS don’t want to even try I don’t get it ?

drownedsummer
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To be honest I’m more curious as to why I haven’t been able to get into MSDN for three days. However all their other exclusive titles seem to be on track. One cancellation is one cancellation.

Imperial soul
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According to angry Joe two other games have been delayed .
The problem with this cancellation is the game was finished ready to release it made no sense to cancel it .

drownedsummer
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Was it actually finished though? As the reports are it had multiple issues during development.

Imperial soul
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I’ve only heard rumours that MS where demanding things platinum game where refusing to do but what I don’t know .
I have noticed MS do tend the be controlling over its games where Sony are a bit more hands off .
Just look at the weird thing Kojima is making for them.

I wonder sometimes if the two swapped games how would they come out ?
Would the last of us be as good if MS made it or if Sony got hold of halo ?

drownedsummer
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And Microsoft are also responsible for D4 the game Swery made after Deadly Premonition which is just as weird as Death Stranding.

Imperial soul
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Oh come on misery guts it was a fun idea you know you could of flip the email to read it ?

prh99
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Clearly, since he reviewed it. Doesn’t make it any less annoying.

Imperial soul
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This is not annoying it cute
Annoying is when someone like MS or who ever puts out a £40 game then asks for a £30- £40 season pass and adds micro transactions not included in the season pass with pre-order bonuses not sold later .

Or cancelling scale bound which was a finished game and gave a crap excuse .

This was jim trying to make a joke that back fired a little as Jim became the joke .

Nada Namae
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Huh? Why are you suddenly throwing mud at MS without any provocation?
>I am a self confessed Sony pony

Ahh, a diversion I see. Just going to assume your tone would be different if it wasn’t Sony’s marketing feeling clever and putting on a clown nose here. Yeah, being disruptive to other people’s work with some groan-worthy visual pun sure is cute when you’re a deluded fanboy.

Also stop fucking plenking while we’re talking about things that are annoying and not cute.

Imperial soul
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Is it a bit corny yes but it’s a good game behind it you look at it and think yes I get that that’s gravity rush this ad is aimed at me
And it worked it conveyed what it was from a glance to the market that would play that game.

And I’m free to throw mud at MS when ever I choose they earned it for crap they done over the years but I don’t want to open that can of worms .

Baron Teapot
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Backfired? No. I don’t see anyone getting upset over this; it’s not big enough to “backfire”. It’s a little joke on a website.

You and Jim have a different idea of what is cute and annoying, and that’s not a crime. I don’t see the point in arguing over something so trite and pointless.

Imperial soul
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It’s a conversation not an argument Jim was making a joke about annoying marketing and the response was stop being lazy Jim control + Alt + down and Jim became the joke equalling backfired joke .

drownedsummer
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It would be cute if it didn’t contain key information.

SkyHighGam3r
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What’s annoying is when people do things they think are ‘cute’.

svnhddbst
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so? this is jim, who does almost his entire job around what he thinks is “cute”. the overbearing personality act at the start and end, the presentation, the copyright clog, almost if not all of “the jimquisition” is for entertainment purposes simultaneously with it’s informative purposes.

chavomorris
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cool…I like offbeat stuff

John Mark
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Right click->save; Open image->rotate.

PrinterError
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Alright guys, I was able to decode the email and flipped it over, you can see it here:

comment image

Obviously this was just for a laugh, thank god for Jim Sterling

Quin the Magnificent
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You’re the real MVP.

Camilo Fernández
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Well, at least someone over there is having fun…

Veo Kye
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I kinda like it. Plus… Snipping tool + image editor to flip fixes everything.

If you think about it, it’s an insidious way of making sure you read the e-mail because after all the work you go through to make it legible you’re GONNA FUCKIN’ WANNA KNOW WHAT THE BASTARDS HAD TO SAY!

… or so I would think.

Imperial soul
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I agree it had me turning my phone upside down to read it .

Sidrat Flush
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Nope too much effort, if there isn’t a copy the right way around in the same/next email it’s gonna go in the bin.

kimiyoribaka
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Back in middle school, I trained myself to read upside down text so I could make people wonder why I was holding books upside down. That’s the type of things middle schoolers do. How is this relevant to the above article? I wonder.

sillyskeleton
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Please, what’s the harm in having a little fun? I think that’s actually kinda charming.
I’m surprised Jim doesn’t see the humour in it, considering the various obnoxious ways he’s used to present his own work.

Greyson Xiu
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my neck hurts….

Siddartha 85
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Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. What, no image of Kat falling up in the margins?

AndreasZ
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C’mon thats cute. Stupid but cute

Dariush
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They’re more creative than you, dont be jealous.

Zeemod
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What would be less annoying. Tilting my head and straining my eyes to read through this or opening photoshop just to flip this image?

Dane Barrett
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This would have been slightly more humourous if Sony had followed up with another email stating they’d had some physics issues, and resending the email the right way up. In its current form this was more like doing a stand-up joke with no prep for the hecklers.

Wellsy487
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That’s stupid. I bet who thought it up was well pleased with himself.

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