The Jimquisition: Star Wars Battlefront Made Me Realize I’m A Cynical Prick

I watched the Star Wars Battlefront trailer like everybody else, and my not-so-excited reaction to it made me realize just how jaded and skeptical I’ve truly become. I mean, I’ve always known that, but this made me face up to it.

It’s not a nice way to be, and I’d love to hop on the hype train time and again. Will I accept any responsibility for being such a Doubting Thomas though? HELL NO!

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Podquisition 21: Home Alone In Oddworld – With Guest Lorne Lanning!

The gang are joined this week by a special guest – Oddworld mastermind Lorne Lanning! We chat about how going indie has helped creativity, confuse Gone Home with Home Alone, and naturally chat about Oddworld and Abe!

We also discuss Mortal Kombat X‘s shameful DLC, free-to-play psychology, Laura’s latest sex game, and Jim Sterling’s ownage of Blighttown. Oh, and stick around for the ending, as we have an exclusive clip of Gavin’s upcoming song based on Bloodborne!

Forgive the audio quality this week. It’s not terrible, but we had to make it a single call due to bringing in Lorne, so connections were a bit spotty.

You can listen/download directly here and get the RSS feed here.

Also, check out Laura Kate’s Patreon page!

Also also, check out Miracle of Sound’s channel!

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PSA: The Charnel House Trilogy Launches Today, Hear Me Do Voices In It!

I won’t be reviewing Owl Cave Games’ horror-adventure game, The Charnel House Trilogy for one simple reason – I’m in it. Continuing the critically acclaimed (Destructoid said I was awesome!) work I began in Jazzpunk, my latest voice role has me getting creepy as Robert Crowe in Ashton Raze’s extended prequel/sequel to Sepulchre.

The game launches today on Steam. I’ve played it, and I enjoyed it, but don’t take that as an official recommendation because I am incredibly biased and that just wouldn’t be right. I do sincerely believe, however, that if you’re a point n’ click fan who loves a little mystery and a lot of fucked up ideas, then Charnel will probably tug your winkle in all the right ways.

Today will be spent pacing frantically, hoping people like what we pulled together. Early reviews are pretty damn positive, so that’s nice. Also, keep an eye on my Twitter today – I have a small handful of codes to give away later.

Check out the launch trailer below.

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Enjoy Digpex Games’ Big Hollywood Blockbuster!

One may still wonder why Digpex Games, the alleged developer of Skate Man Intense Rescue, would be so stupid as to try to silence Jim Fucking Sterling Son with a limp YouTube copyright takedown strike. However, one need only watch Clones in Action, the studio’s short film debut, to understand it all – whatever homunculus is in charge of all this is simply no stranger to abject humiliation.

There are thematic similarities to Skate Man – this digital movie features pre-packaged assets for character models and environments, while all dialog is delivered by text-to-speech programs. It appears Digpex is committed to never working with real human beings, which makes sense – it’s likely Digpex is just one guy who literally doesn’t know anybody.

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The Jimquisition: Five Golden Rules For Steam Early Access Games

Steam’s Early Access program is not the worst idea in the world. It is, however, STUFFED with some of the worst ideas in the world. Alleged developers are taking the wholesale piss out of the system, and it’s really quite gauche.

As always, Jim Sterling is here with common sense ways of solving the problem. It’s basically just some annoyed rambling about why games are shit and why they shouldn’t be, but that’s what we’re all here for!

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What’s Really Really REEEEAAAALLY Going On In Bloodborne

Much has been made of Bloodborne‘s mysterious and often confusing plot. What is the Night of the Hunt? Exactly how did the Healing Church come to be? What is the true nature of the Great Ones, and the sinister Chalice Dungeons from which they seem to have sprung? The city of Yharnam is an old and shrouded place, and like any good From Software title, it drips in history and lore. Recently, Rich Stanton wrote an excellent breakdown of the game’s plot, but as brilliant as his writing is… he’s simply wrong. Every theory I’ve ever read about the game is wrong, wrong, wrong.

Through extensive research and thinking about things while sat on the toilet, I’ve connected the dots and figured out what’s really supposed to be happening in Bloodborne. It’s a plot that spans multiple games – multiple franchises, even – and crafts an intricate spider’s web of plot threads and secrets. Director Hidetaka Miyazaki has created something truly mindblowing here, and I’m about to take the lid off the soup can!

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Podquisition Episode 20: Sex With A Man-Parrot

On this week’s intrepid audio adventure, we talk about having sex with cars and various were-animals, because why the heck not? We also discuss Jim’s three-day Dark Souls binge and what it’s done to his psyche, and TRY not to ramble on about Bloodborne again.

Also, Gav and Laura had been drinking prior to the recording. It’s actually surprising how non-obnoxious they are, because they’re professionals through and through. Still, Gav REALLY wants you to know he’s been drinking!

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