Terry
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Terry

Cool

Nitrium
Member

First your back and now your gall bladder? In the words of your second greatest president of all time: “There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on, shame on you. Fool me, you can’t get fooled again.” I have it on good authority from Ian (who’s been onto Mr. Sterling from day one) that this ENTIRE gall bladder issue is a cleverly constructed con to entice people into giving Sterling Inc. (a subsidiary of both EA AND Activision) more of those sweet, sweet sympathy Patreon… Read more »

Roger Civit
Member

Hey, Jim. Wow, what a bummer. Get well soon! Also, do you want to know why some companies would rather make no money than make some money? Read up on a concept called “opportunity cost”. Yes, economics is fucked up and, sadly, software developing companies are run by MBAs, not computer engineers, and it shows. They’d rather save the money, human resources and time so they can make a big game that can give them all the money than make 10 smaller games that’ll give them 1/10 of the money each. I know it makes no sense in the real… Read more »

George
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George

This is now one of my favourite opening/closing segments. The opening especially was brilliant. It wound up being a nice sample of comedy-horror. It’s amazing what can be accomplished with time constraints. Fun fact: you can drink saline solution but it tastes gross….I’ve tried it…Now D10W! That stuff is delicious! And your episode is still very relevant today. The homogenization is one of the reasons I retired from console gaming. The indi scene is where new and interesting shit happens. Even if there are some failures. Good luck with the procedure and recovery and be sure to follow up with… Read more »

twig
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twig

Sorry to hear you’re in the hospital – had my gall bladder out too, that’s less than fun. I felt a lot better in the aftermath, though. Take it easy, feel better soon.

El Chica Incognitus
Member

Being of italian decent from New York I legit wretch a little bit every time bottled sauce is shown or mentioned. It’s like reminding me people out there have so low of a standard for themselves that they willingly digest wretched disgusting things like bottled sauce and spam.

Edit: No this has nothing to do with the relevancy of the episode today.

JDK002
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JDK002

Hindsight is nice when you can be smug about it. I can’t help but think about how Resident Evil 7 was released with middle fingers raised to all the “horror games don’t sell” bullshit.

Bork Lazer
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Bork Lazer

We need you Jim.

Get well.

The Corinthian
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The Corinthian

I like my game reviewers extra chunky

Benj
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Benj

What?! No new content this week just a remaster!

You’ve got some gall Jim Sterling!

…oh…

RT
Member

Get well, Jim. I had my gallbladder removed last year. That was quite a ride and I had to live on a diet since, but I slimmed down considerably, so hey, it all turned out well in the end, I guess.

Peter Nelson
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Peter Nelson

Get well Soon Jim

SadOldGuy
Member

Get well soon, Jim. I had my gall bladder removed in 2008 and I have been fine since. Just don’t eat a lot of greasy foods as the liver extremely overproduces bile and it feels like I am going to choke to death on my own stomach acid,

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

Jim sure picked a good week to get surgery as there was absolutely nothing in terms of game news last week, seriously I can’t remember a more uneventful week for game news(aside from more Alex Mauer stuff, and talking about that again would just be beating a dead horse).

Get well soon Jim.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I’m okay with this premise. If it’s good enough for AAA, it’s good enough for JFSS.

Congrats also to Justin for his very first video on the site! He sounds so much like Jim! (Get well soon).

Archmike
Member

Get well soon mate xx

Shui Gor
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Shui Gor

No worries, Jim: get well soon.

Ben
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Ben

Never posted before. Just wanted to say hope everything goes well and you get back your beautiful face soon. 🙂

HelixShade
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HelixShade

In fairness, I still feel this episode is relevant. We still have a lot of shooters being cranked out but not a whole lot else unless you look at smaller publishers or the indie market. Granted, it is not as bad as it was back in 2013, but this I feel is still an issue, the trends have just changed. On a side note, I do belive X-COM: The Bureau (as the FPS X-COM was eventually retitled) flopped on release and got some fairly negative reviews at the time. By this point, most people have even forgotten it was a… Read more »

Anton
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Anton

I bet the Cornflake Homunculus now takes his cornflakes with saline instead of milk.

ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
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ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

Should have had a “fuckonami” section where you wrote “konami” on a saline bag and were like “these saline bags taste like fucking shitty sea water” and that was the entire section.

Aotrs Commander
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Aotrs Commander

I tip my hat to you, my good sir. Above and beyond the call of duty (ahahaha). You have my sympathy and my well wishes. I am a minor operation in the posterior region earlier this year myself – not nearly as severe as yours, mind – so I know what its like! To the subject of the review itself: *raises hand* Hi, AAA companies! I’m pretty much exactly the middle tier Jim was talking about four years ago. You can make as many shooters as you like, but you will not be getting a share of the money I… Read more »

Square Peg
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Square Peg

Get well soon! Nobody provides what you do Job, you’re our extra chunky game reviewer!

Imp Emissary
Member

Aw. This was one of my favorites. Glad to see it brought back. Hope it’s at least a little less needed by the industry this time.

Anyway, best of luck to you in the hospital, Jim!
Thank God for you. =w= b

Anton
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Anton

Get well soon, Jim!