The Year Of The Loot Box (The Jimquisition)

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This is the year loot boxes came to gaming in a big way.

Encouraged by Overwatch, “AAA” publishers went all-in on destroying their games in the name of easy money.

And no, Blizzard, you’re not special. You deserve as much blame as EA, Activision, Ubisoft, 2K Games, WB, and Microsoft.

In fact, j’accuse!

Metabombed: Shadow Of War ‘Should Be Quarantined And Destroyed’

Don’t even pretend you didn’t see this coming a mile away.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War has become more famous for its boundary-pushing loot box system than anything else – and that’s a good thing, because any game designed to fleece its customers and exploit those with addictive personalities deserves to be known for nothing else.

While most professional critics glossed over the microtransactions – which, for all their defenders, really have had a dire impact on the game’s entire structure – many others have voiced extreme displeasure at this gacha simulator passing itself off as a “AAA” game.

And you know what means… it’s time for a METABOMB.

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The Jimquisition: Shadow Of More Dollars

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Oh sorry, did you think we were NOT going to look at microtransactions coming to Shadow of War?

Did you think the appearance of loot boxes for a single-player game would escape my Sauronesque eye?

Did you really think I’d not take EVERY opportunity to bash something Warner Bros. has done?

If you don’t know me by now…

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation Is The Best Worst Movie I’ve Seen

For an upcoming episode of The Spin-off Doctors, I had to watch Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. I’ve always liked the first one for the B-movie cheese it was but had dreaded the sequel, its reputation as a truly awful film preceding it.

I wish I’d watched it sooner, because Annihilation is easily the best bad film I’ve seen. I’m even including top-tier trash like The Room and Troll 2 in that list. No movie is as consistently fucked up, as relentlessly packed with nonsense, as Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.

To prime you for our upcoming… assessment… and to try and convince you to ruin your Saturday night, here’s a pictorial tour through some of the movie’s “best” moments.

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