How To Not F2P Like A Total Wanker (The Jimquisition)

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Sometimes, independent developers ask my advice on certain practices. I can only say what I like, but I’ll say that for free.

Here are the clearest cut ways to avoid being a wanker in the freemium market, as one dev was curious to know. I think this happens to be quite a fine episode.

Speaking of wankers though, we also gotta talk about Randy.

The Bullshit Roundup: Randy Lies, EA Cries, Mortal Kombat Dies

This edition of Bullshit Roundup relies heavily on the more common definition of the word “bullshit,” as two of our stories describe intense peddlers of it. Both Electronic Arts and Randy Pitchford have made some real “wait, really?” statements this week.

Warner Brothers is keeping it real with some true corporate shite, however, deliveringĀ Mortal Kombat X news that is not making fans happy.

Let’s cut to the bullshit!

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The Jimquisition: JIMQUISITION LIVE 2015

Filmed at SGC 2015 in Frisco Texas on July 17, this all-live show features the sensual Jim Sterling in an evening of fun, frolics, and fabbo prizes.

The first of hopefully many live shows discusses the changing role of critics and how developers have struggled to accept that change. We also make fun of Aliens: Colonial Marines and Digital Homicide for a bit, because it’s a live show and people want what they love!

Please excuse the minor audiovisual errors in the recording. Sadly that’s how the video came to me. It’s still pretty damn good quality overall though. Can’t wait to do another of these!

The #AskRandy Hashtag Is As Big A Trainwreck As Colonial Marines

Oh, Twitter hashtags. When will people learn they’re playing with fire when such things are used?

Recently, Develop invited users to ask Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford questions via the #AskRandy hashtag. It was amazing timing, considering I’d just published a video about Gearbox’s latest weaseling regardingĀ Aliens: Colonial Marines.

Can you guess what the hashtag devolved into? That’s right! It didn’t take long forĀ Colonial Marines to come up, as yet another attempt to use Twitter for promotion went amazingly wrong.

Let’s look at some of the juiciest questions thrown Randy’s way. I wonder if he’ll answer any of them.

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The Jimquisition: Aliens: Colonial Marines – Game Over, Randy!

Randy Pitchford recently boasted about avoiding a lawsuit regarding Aliens: Colonial Marines. Whether or not Gearbox Software should have been sued for it is irrelevant – Randy has never explained himself nor the lies told, and never said sorry.

In this quick-to-forget industry, Gearbox Software may be sitting pretty comfortably, happy to have wriggled out of trouble for one of gaming’s shameful releases. For some of us, however, it’s never game over, Rand. It’s never game over.