Sharing assets with The Slaughtering Grounds, a trip to the Unknown City is ready to make you feel really sick.
Of course. Why wouldn’t there be? Ooookay, let’s explain to people why rallying around this particularly absurd little product is a bad idea…
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.
We’ve had much of 2017 to see what Steam Direct has done for Steam.
Since Steam Direct turned out to be a complete farce, it’s safe to say it ain’t done a lot. You need not take my word for it either.
Also, Sterdust accepts a challenge from Pro Wrestling Ego.
Unity has an image problem, but who is to blame? According to at least one developer, it’s the media’s fault. Fake news!
But Unity, now linked heavily to some of the worst games in the world, really doesn’t seem to care, that might be the real heart of the issue.
Bonus Content: Oh, Ubisoft!
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!
Oh Gearbox, will you ever learn?
So the great minds running the Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition scene decided to compound its ludicrous MSRP by partnering with G2A. Yes that G2A, the notoriously scummy one that profits from fraud.
How did that turn out, and what does it say of this industry that it happened in the first place? Let’s find out together, you POG freaks!
Your ol’ pal Jim Sterling was at Valve HQ to talk about Steam’s future, including Steam Direct, Curators, and what to do about certain fucknuts.
Presented for your enjoyment is my assessment of the meeting and my thoughts toward the future of Steam and potential LACK of future certain fucknuts have.
Bonus Content: Fuck Konami News
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)
Greenlight is finally dying after years of promises, to be replaced by… a thing.
Steam Direct is Valve’s latest attempt at finding a content-to-quality balance. What does your ol’ pal Jim think? Let’s find out!