Talent Is An Asset (The Jimquisition)


On this constructively critical Jimquisition, we explain how using pre-bought videogame assets isn’t inherently wrong, and how they’ve been put to good use.

We also have a CASH CONTEST going on to reward anybody who can prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that talent is an asset.

(That’s the name of an old Sparks song!)


1. Create an original character using the “Horrid Spider” Unity Store asset as the foundation.
2. Send it to jim at thejimquisition dot com with the subject line “Horrid Spider Contest” and IMPRESS ME!
3. Include the name you’d like to be credited by and permission to show IF you’d like it shown.
4. Include your Paypal in case you win.

Contest ends January 15th.
Winner will be announced January 22nd.

The Jimquisition: Goodbye Greenlight


Steam Greenlight, while once a promising and perhaps even noble endeavor, became a shitting tip in a year.

Greenlight, aka Greenblight, aka Memelight, a service that did not so much open the floodgates as pull them off the hinges and sell the bastards for scrap metal.

Now it’s gone, so let’s give it the funeral it deserves!

Bonus Content: Oh, Ubisoft!

The Jimquisition: Zombies, Spider Heads, Hammers, And Menus


The Jimquisition takes time out from personal, embittered, GAF thread-locking drama topics and reheats a favorite kitchen dish – let’s slow roast some asset flips for maximum flavor!

From familiar zombies to a tragic arachnid with a great past and no future, we look at the most overused assets money can buy, and warn Steam Direct to look for the telltale signs of a bad, bad developer.

Bonus Segment: Oh Ubisoft

(“March of the Sterling Jester” cover by Nathan Hanover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd8nE8TN5xQ

UnitZ reactions compiled by Ruslidmit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3PpXsax-sQ)

The Jimquisition: Circle Of Strife


GameStop, it’s time to sit before The Jimquisition and listen to the charges brought before you. Lament, ye sinner, and may God have mercy ‘pon your rotten soul.

Also, your Circle of Life thing is broken bullshit, as is your whole working relationship with the game industry. Shove THAT in your circle.

(Kotaku’s coverage can be found here)

The Jimquisition: Top Ten Shittiest Games Of 2015


So it’s that time of the year again. The time to condense a year of bubbling shitclusters into a digestible list of ten thoroughbred shithorses.

This year was a struggle, but not impossible. After much thought, deliberation, and howling desperately into the night, The Jimquisition brings to you…

The Top Ten Shittiest Games of 2015!

The Jimquisition: The YouTube Fair Use Protection Program


It’s a rather special edition of The Jimquisition today, as I get to be part of the unveiling of YouTube’s Copyright Protection Program. It’s a new plan that will see YouTube stepping up its game and financially backing content creators who find their videos unfairly targeted by spurious copyright takedowns.

As a long-term target of said takedowns, it’s particularly pleasing to be part of the rollout, and to reveal how one underhanded developer, Moo Tech, tried and failed to censor me.

It just got a little harder to be a cowardly, censoring timewaster.