You’re my one Dunwall.
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?
The PS4 version of Fallout 4 won’t be getting mods. Same goes for Skyrim: Special Edition.
Bethesda has revealed it was Sony’s call, and that’s no good. That’s no good at all.
Your ol’ pal Jim Sterling got together with fellow movie boy Conrad Zimmerman to discuss each E3 press conference of 2016.
Original a five-part video series on YouTube, we’ve compiled our recordings as one full podcast for your listening delight.
Hear our thoughts on Electronic Arts, Bethesda, Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Sony!
The new Doom is good. That’s not really a secret anymore, it’s basically scientific fact.
id Software’s surprising triumph is full of great details, but by far the crowning achievement is the way it portrays the player character.
Let us celebrate the Doom Guy!
The hot topic of the past week has been blacklisting, and it should come as no shock that your ol’ pal Jim Sterling has more than a few words to say on the matter.
Can companies be justified when they refuse to talk to a press outlet? Are press outlets justified to go public with these refusals? What gives blacklists power, and how to do we limit that power? Let’s find some quasi-adequate answers to these questions!
I still remember the fury that scorched the Internet when Bethesda first showed us Fallout 3. While perhaps not the worst of game-specific fandoms out there (certainly nowhere near Sonic levels), the more zealous aspects of the Fallout audience is nonetheless vicious in its anger. At least, I think they’re fans. Some of them aren’t. Some of them just hate Bethesda. Or Fallout. Or something. It’s a cocking mess.
Even yesterday, before the game was available, some commenters were outraged that Fallout 4 was getting positive reviews like this one I wrote. While I adore the game, I knew for a fact this would be the next METABOMB victim, as a mass of virulence was coming this game’s way no matter what.
So, let’s look at the Metacritic user reviews and see just how bad Bethesda’s latest offering got it, shall we?