Grand Theft Adelaide (The Jimquisition)

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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.

The Boopity Boop Gamer
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The Boopity Boop Gamer

Fuck Nine News. Shove that model of The Penetrator that you have right up their arsehole and leave it there for a day or 2. They’re just a bunch of ignorant and inconsiderate cu-*insert skeleton warriors theme here* News Companies need to realise that videogames aren’t always so cut and dry. Yes, there are games like GTA and CoD (the new ones), but at the same time there’re games like UNDERTALE, which literally promotes thinking for oneself, or A Story About My Uncle, a beautiful and very narrative driven game. The Stanley Parable is in this category as well, with… Read more »

JonSnell
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JonSnell

this is why i love your approach shows how good at journalism you are, best lesson in journalism. Love it The saviour Jim Fucking Sterling son xx

Benj
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Benj

I wonder how long that reporter had to spend talking to randos on the street before getting two “I don’t really like it… can I finish my shopping now” responses.

AustinSJ1
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AustinSJ1

The sad thing is that when people say that they don’t trust the MSM, it’s not this sort of thing they are on about

JessicaDing
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JessicaDing

While it’s really shitty for the dev, Nine News Adelaide really is just a local news show and this story I don’t think would have even run on Nine News in the other larger states. There is roughly five major networks on free-to-air TV and Nine (along with Seven) are infamously the trashy news shows for conservatives. SBS tends to be far more progressive (and diverse, diversity is the entire reason that network was founded), while ABC (think BBC) tends to be the most ‘grounded’ of all the networks most of the time, aka more serious political news which is… Read more »

Jezzy
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Jezzy

I live in Adelaide, and I’d feel kind of fortunate if GTA did a parody of the city like they’ve done with New York, Los Angeles, etc. I’ll have to consider buying P-Platers if it turns out well, too. Besides, games don’t make people fundamentally more aggressive, talking total bullshit does.

Tim
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Tim

Really excellent video Jim. It was a very surreal moment to see my hometown’s name in a Jimquisition title! In the mid to late 90s, there was an excellent TV comedy called “Frontline” (aka “Breaking News”, internationally), which brilliantly satirised Australian commercial news and current affairs shows. It’s shockingly still very relevant 20 years later, and I thoroughly recommend it to everyone interested in media-awareness and comedy. As a bit of game-related positivity about Adelaide, there are some quality games coming from here, including Hollow Knight and Moirai, which immediately spring to mind. I’ll be interested in checking our P… Read more »

Cyberwulf
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Cyberwulf

They’re getting *dragged* on their facebook page it’s awesome. (No threats or anything, just linking this video and asking if they’re going to apologise.)

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
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I garuntee on my dwindling meaningless life that cheapass looking channel is hard conservative leaning. It even looks like a knock-off version of fox news! Misdirecting people’s fear and distrust away from those with any power over their lives and towards things which are trivial and powerless in comparison, an age old technique to maintain a status quo. God forbid they report on some serious far-reaching issue, or indeed anything true that might make people question their situations and place in society.

Galactix100
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Galactix100

This is one of those episodes that I find difficult to watch because the subject matter discussed is so disgustingly dishonest, exploitative and predatory that it just makes me angry.

I genuinely hope the dev is able to sue these [♪SKELETON WARRIORS♫] because this is defamation (real defamation not digi hom defamation) and a gross display of negligence on the part of news 9 to the point that I’d describe it as straight up malicious.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

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