The Jimquisition: Aliens: Colonial Marines – Game Over, Randy!

Randy Pitchford recently boasted about avoiding a lawsuit regarding Aliens: Colonial Marines. Whether or not Gearbox Software should have been sued for it is irrelevant – Randy has never explained himself nor the lies told, and never said sorry.

In this quick-to-forget industry, Gearbox Software may be sitting pretty comfortably, happy to have wriggled out of trouble for one of gaming’s shameful releases. For some of us, however, it’s never game over, Rand. It’s never game over.

Podquisition Episode 33: Upper Dildo Echelon

On this week’s stinkin’ episode, we give Gavin an entire minute to talk about whatever he likes (The Witcher 3), Laura learns that Knee Deep exists, and we make dark promises to Ubisoft in order to obtain Beyond Good & Evil 2.

Obviously there’s a little bit of a Digital Homicide postmortem (not much, we promise), Sega promises it won’t be a butt anymore, and No More Heroes 3 will happen in ten billion years.

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

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The Jimquisition: The Witcher 3 x Splatoon – Real Games-As-A-Service

If you’ve followed this industry’s buzzword-infused gibberish for a while, you’ll like have heard of the term, “Games-as-a-service.” It’s about turning games from one-time purchases into ongoing experiences, usually with an injection of microtransactions or DLC.

It’s also totally dishonest, justifying all manner of shoddy business practices, broken launches, and con jobs.

Recently, two games came out that represent the ideal of the “service” a lot more than any product to have actively claimed the term. Let’s examine what they do, and why they humiliate the industry! Oh my Gods!

Special Podcast: Jim Sterling And Digital Homicide Hash It Out

The immovable force meets the store-bought object, as Jim Sterling and Digital Homicide face off. The studio, having finally had enough of my antics, demanded an interview and yelled at me about my cowardice. My audience demanded I rise to the occasion, and rise I did.

Listen as Digital Homicide talks over me, attempts to use mad scientist tropes to prove I’m a bad person, tries to invent a conspiracy theory about me, and claims there’s no difference between The Jimquisition and The Slaughtering Grounds.

Well… it’s something to listen to, I suppose.