Indie AAA (The Jimquisition)

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You want a positive Jimquisition? You want praise? You don’t want to hear about microtransactions for a week?

Just so happens we had something prepped. The Jim giveth as much The Jim taketh, good friends.

Let’s look at Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and delight in the success that could prove a game changer.

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The Jimquisition: The Joykilling Culture Of ‘AAA’ Games

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We Happy Few has slowly transformed since it first arrived on Early Access, but its latest metamorphosis was sudden and jarring – it’s a “AAA” game now.

Gearbox acquiring the title, and the effect it’s had on the game, demonstrate that “AAA” is not so much about the funds or the studio, but about the culture.

Now take your Joy, and appreciate that I’m Undertale canon.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare‘s Installations Are Fucking Ridiculous

The above unimpressive image was taken from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare‘s campaign installation screen in the middle of the night. Despite having downloaded the game on PlayStation 4 some nine or ten hours beforehand, the single-player mode had not yet even begun to “install.”

In fact, nothing was actually ready after the game had allegedly downloaded, in a manner very similar to Mafia III.

You may believe this article is a retread of a grievances aired only a few weeks ago, and for the most part you’d be correct.

I’ll stop complaining about it when the videogame industry stops fucking doing it.

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The Jimquisition: On Publishers Controlling Game Reviews

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As Bethesda proudly announces it will no longer provide review copies until the day before a game launches, The Jimquisition decides to deliver some hefty side-eyeing.

This news came just as your very own Jim Sterling found out EA considers him a “wild card” who isn’t to be trusted with high profile games like Battlefield 1.

Game publishers have been steadily manipulating the review process for years, and when you consider how shitty the “AAA” game world’s become… is it any bloody wonder?