Everyone knows the Xbox One is a bit rubbish. Deep down, we all know it, and it’s because Microsoft thinks too much like a publisher.
Let’s talk about collector’s editions, specifically the ones that aren’t really collector’s editions.
You shouldn’t be able to call a box of garbage an “edition” of anything, but welcome to the game industry, where Bethesda, EA, and Microsoft have been doing just that.
[Disclosure Note: for some reason, Microsoft thought I was relevant enough for an Xbox One X and sent one. This game’s code was included.]
It’s Super Lucky’s Tale! Move over Master Chief, there’s a NEW squirrel (I think) in town!
Also, what I think about the Xbox One X.
This week’s episode is brought to you by Sterdust, a totally original wrestling persona that WE OWN. We OWN it, WWE!
Anyway, in an industry of liars, even the good guys lie, and those lies can be good lies.
But what happens when lies become so commonplace and acceptable? Then the bad guys lie… and they can’t understand why they’re not the good guys.
First and foremost, The Jimquisition went to Mississippi Comic-Con and I got roughed up by Jason Voorhees.
Of lesser importance is our main story. Cross-platform play is being embraced by both Microsoft and Nintendo. As with mods, Sony’s being a spoilsport again.
As Minecraft and Rocket League let Xbox One and Switch players interact, PS4 folks once again get stuck with inferior products.
The Jimquisition names its inaugural Winners & Losers of E3!
What killed? What died? We celebrate and jeer what Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, Bethesda, Electronic Arts, and Ubisoft had to offer.
Dead Rising 4 was released right at the beginning of the month, but folks are still unhappy about it. While I enjoyed the game myself, Dead Rising‘s veteran fanbase bristles with discontent at what they see as a “dumbing down” of the series and the removal of its best elements.
Usually, a controversial release like this would be drowned in negative Metacritic user reviews at launch, but it took some time for the negativity to boil over this time. Here we are though, on Christmas Eve, and what better way to celebrate a season of goodwill than looking at some really angry comments on the Internet?
Yes, Dead Rising 4 has been METABOMBED… at least after a relatively long period of accumulation.
The Bullshit Roundup hasn’t happened in a while, but that doesn’t mean the bullshit’s stopped. This is the game industry – there’s feces in every corner!
This week, we’ve got microtransactions, season passes and pre-order culture – the Holy Trinity of videogame bullshit.
Let’s dig in!
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!