The Jimquisition: A Bitter Post-Mortem Of Modern Warfare Remastercarded

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New Jimquisition, Old Grudges.

It’s time for another of our grisly post-mortems, as we pick up the rusted scalpel and cut open Modern Warfare Remastered.

Here’s how Activision turned one of the most influential shooters of all time into the worst game of last year.

Bonus Content: Oh, Ubisoft!

FireroseNekowolf
Member

It’ll take a bit of getting used to, but I approve! Love the background, the hat, the cane, the lights, very showman. Nice work!

Fallen Prime
Member
Fallen Prime

Ya done good, Jim. Ya done good. Love the new intro, love the new backdrop, love the new lights.

MuddyScarecrow
Member
Holy crap you were right! The Carnival theme totally works for this series now! Not just because of the bizarre cavalcade of characters you’ve come up with but also because let’s face it, the video game industry basically is a circus at this point. As for the topic itself what more is there to say that you haven’t already and that you will continue until you die next week? I’m still mad that Batman’s skins in Arkham City were things you had to get from like eight different retailers rather than being bonuses for beating the game. The fact that… Read more »
Arcane Azmadi
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Arcane Azmadi
Seriously, if this world actually WORKED properly, rotten, bare-faced, sleazy scams like what Activision pulled with CoD4 ReBastard would have failed utterly and they would have been humiliated when nobody bought the game, nobody bought the microtransactions and nobody bought the DLC. But as you pointed out, they got away with it and it worked. And frankly this proves one thing: the gamer community is every bit as braindead and retarded as the developers are sleazy and avaricious. Gamers get the companies they deserve, the same way America got the president it deserves. It’s time to give up. Things aren’t… Read more »
Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula
You are forgetting one thing-there’s a large silent majority who do not keep up with game news the same way that we do, they also don’t watch people like Jim and Total Biscuit, so they are not necessarily aware of the massive backlash towards microtransactions in games or are unaware that it’s even a problem for some people. So while i’d never buy into something like this, I can’t bring myself to judge everyone that buys into it(I especially wouldn’t use the word “retarded” because I don’t like ableist language) I don’t see another crash happening, as the industry is… Read more »
YoDude
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YoDude

Except Trump is an issue worth twisting your lace about. Video game apathy makes way more sense. Still fucked up, but less world destroying than a 60 year old toddler having his tantrums worshipped by a large minority of the U.S (and Canadian) populations.

In fact tbh I love Jim attacking games companies but I get LIVID when I hear my younger family bitching and moaning about corruption in media they consume and not in government the world over.

Get your fucking big boy pants on brosef.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

Sounds like you need to get your pants on, nothing wrong with family members being concerned about corruption in media(which is very true in the cause of Faux News).

Also as Jim has mentioned before on the podcast, to suggest that just because we have more important things to worry about automatically means we shouldn’t care about shitty things happening in the video game industry is a false dichotomy.

YoDude
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YoDude

Media broski. As in movies and games.

Unimportant vapid stuff compared to stuff with actual weight and importance.

YoDude
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YoDude

Also due the lack of an edit, I’ll have to add this afterthought.

I didn’t know Jim said that. I don’t have time to listen to every podcast. I’m not condoning this avarice. It’s disgusting.

I am however saying there is similar corruption occurring in echelons far far far higher than video games.

If half of the people who spit blood when their games aren’t right gave a shit about actual issues, we wouldn’t have as many issues.

I stand by assertion of their lack of pants good sir.

vexer
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vexer

Your posts are disgusting, this kind of defeatist apathetic attitude is exactly what the games industry wants, they want us to ignore their wrongdoings so they can rape our wallets without us even being aware of it.

You are talking nonsense, plenty of people who are frustrated with the industry do in fact care about “real issues”

You have ZERO proof that we “wouldn’t have as many issues”, you are not psychic.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Like day one patches?

vexer
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vexer

Precisely, I remember when Jim talked about a friend of his on Podquisition who bought the latest COD but couldn’t play it because of his limited bandwidth which prevented him from downloading the day one patch.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

You previously were not critical of day one patches.

vexer
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vexer

A guy isn’t allowed to change his mind?

Jim has multiple times(piracy being one example).

YoDude
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YoDude

Do you or any of your other personalities know how to form opinions for yourselves yet?

Chris
Member

No he basically just parrots back what youtubers tell him. That was the original thing I pointed out that he took as some grave personal insult and has held a grudge about ever sense.

YoDude
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YoDude

Well, guess I’m on the upswing to a wonderful endearing relationship.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Certainly but it isn’t something that someone really should have a neutral or accepting attitude of in the first place.

YoDude
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YoDude

>.> kicked the crazy bin yesterday.

vexer
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vexer

Yes you most certainly did.

MuddyScarecrow
Member

You can be disgusted with corruption in games media AND in the government. Why the hell do you even need to pick one over the other? People should be disgusted with corruption everywhere. It should not be tolerated anywhere.

YoDude
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YoDude

Sorry bud. I’m sticking by my guns here. Some things are more important.

This is an important topic. But I still think people who get steamed about this but sit and watch shit break around them are immature af.

World relations > Video Game Publishers being dicks.

Arcane Azmadi
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Arcane Azmadi
You talk about the “silent majority”- well, they’re the problem. More like the “stupid majority” really- clueless whales who don’t pay any attention to what they’re spending their disposable income on, cheerfully emptying their wallets into the endless gullets of the greedy publishers and propping up their bullshit to the detriment of everyone else, only ever opening their mouths to spew homophobic abuse at anyone who gives the latest Call of Duty less than a 9.7/10. And BECAUSE they’re the majority of the market, nothing we or Jim or anyone else does actually MATTERS. We can’t educate these people because… Read more »
MuddyScarecrow
Member
I don’t really buy AAA games brand new either but I’l be goddamned if I just give up on my favorite art medium and let it fester and rot like an infection on my leg that should have been checked out days ago. Just because YOU don’t need the gaming industry doesn’t mean that the rest of us would be better off without it. What we need isn’t the death of the industry. What we need is an overhaul of it. One that doesn’t treat its customers like walking wallets to be sucked dry like a Capri Sun. This is… Read more »
Shui Gor
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Shui Gor

Loved the intro, Jim…….except the pyrotechnics; I wonder if that’s Chip’s fault?

Jack Trevor
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Jack Trevor

If you’re going to try out new songs Jim, I’d recommend listening to Crazy=Genius by Panic! at the Disco.

Still I do enjoy the shakeup as Drill Queen was starting to blend in as white noise.

Chris
Member

I love the new song, the hat and the cane, but I find the lights on the podium a bit of a distraction. Maybe they’ll grow on me, I’m not the greatest showman in Video Games Jurnalizm so take my opinion on that with a grain of salt.

This is why I have stopped buying the CoD games entirely and why even though I think WW2 might be good I won’t be buying it. This franchise and this company have gotten disgusting and I can’t bring myself to support this kind of behavior.

Polishfury5000
Member

Don’t know what sort of mad-men would downvote this, a pack of shameless Activision apologists? I agree totally that Activision is just the pits and is undeserving of my continued cash support.

(Spoiler, I know there’s no pack of Activision fanboys, it’s just one ridiculous troll with multiple alts)

Chris
Member

Keep an eye on Crystalrainxl. That first comment only ticks a few of the Diamond boxes, it doesn’t even mention the Xbone once. But the twitter account it is using to sign in has only made a dozen or so tweets and half of them were either to yell at people for disagreeing with Totalbiscuit or to argue with people who were arguing with one of Diamond’s other twitter accounts. Which he has three of by the way, at least three that I can count so far.

SilentPony
Member

I’m not sold on the new song. The visuals for the intro are great, but the song feels…incongruous? Maybe it’ll grow on me.

Love the hat though. And the cane. Got a Riddler/Penguin vibe going.

BAH!
Member
BAH!

We call it “The Pingler”.

THT
Member

This post has made me realise that Jim would be the best Batman villain ever.

R.M.Renfield
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R.M.Renfield

I like the raging in this episode as much as I despair at the policies of modern games companies. Man, it’s these goddamn whales that encourage them. STOP FUCKING PAYING FOR THIS SHIT!

Nice redesign, BTW – I like the lights.

Arcane Azmadi
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Arcane Azmadi

In case you haven’t realised yet, people are fucking stupid. So no, they’re never going to stop voluntarily letting themselves be ripped off and things will never get any better. Because they’re fucking stupid.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

That kind of defeatist attitude is arguably just as bad as buying into the microtransactions in the first place.

Allan Weallans
Member
Gosh, Modern Warfare has a Seinfeld Effect thing going on, doesn’t it? I’m so sick of modern military manshoots that CoD4 seems stale retroactively, when it really wasn’t when it was first released. That might be why I had no interest in the remaster. Or maybe it was because it was packed with a game I didn’t want. Bethesda gave me my Skyrim Remaster for free. 2K gave me my Bioshock 1 & 2 Remaster for free (and the Bioshock 2 DLC even though I never bought it originally). THQ Nordic gave me my Darksiders remaster for free. Activision? Of… Read more »
Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

I’m personally FAR more sick of WW2 shooters myself, there’s WAY more of those then there are modern ones(only about 20 modern ones compared to over 60 WW2 ones)

Polishfury5000
Member
@ Michael, it’s cool if you aren’t a fan of WW2 games, but there’s​ barely been any at all this generation. This gen’s shooters has mostly been all about modern or future combat though. Sniper Elite 3, and 4 are the only games I can think of this generation that take place during WW2, and are done with any historic accuracy slant. You could argue BF1 liberal use of automatic weapons feels more like a WW2 game, but that’s really it. The genre saturation of the mid 00’s has come and gone. Again, it’s cool if it’s not your style,… Read more »
Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula
I don’t care how many there have been this gen, i’m still sick to death of them and COD WW2 does not look nearly impressive enough to be worth spending my money on, a WW2 game has to do a lot to get my attention(Wolfenstein New Order was one of the few I actually liked, because it actually did something different to the usual WW2 setting). I also had zero interest in BF1, never bought it and never will, I thought it was completely the wrong direction for that franchise to go in, and Total Biscuit’s WTF is video pretty… Read more »
Chris
Member

A. Wolfenstein the new order wasn’t a world war 2 game. It was set in the sixties and was a sci fi plot about fighting bad guys on secret moon bases.

B. You got over that desire to stop fighting pretty quickly.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

Seems like you have a very loose definition of “fighting”, I was merely disagreeing, you’ll notice I didn’t insult the other person.

YoDude
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YoDude

Looked like you were throwing a temper tantrum to me.

Chris
Member

Be careful, he’ll start using his five accounts to downvote you too if you point out his little pouty temper tantrums.

vexer
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vexer

Sounds like you’re the one having a tantrum here.

Chris
Member

The true sign of maturity, ‘I know you are, but what am I?’ combined with sock puppeting to look like more than one person is agreeing with you.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

That’s a true sign of maturity, insulting others for no good reason.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

…I honestly can’t tell any more if you are a massive idiot, are just that incapable of seeing your own behavior through any kind of lens which isn’t “I am right, fuck them”, or a troll who has somehow managed to get at least 5 people to constantly give you the attention you crave.

It’s a toss-up. Probably all three, now that I am ruminating on the concept.

vexer
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vexer

I honestly can’t tell if you are a troll, an idiot, or just really naive.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

To be less subtle about it Michael your previous comment was it was immature to insult people for no valid reason. Something you constantly do for little more than people disagreeing with you.

vexer
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vexer

If I insult people it’s either because they said something very stupid(I.E. the guy on this thread who said we shouldn’t care about corruption in games media) or because they attacked me first.

Chris
Member

So would you say you’re particularly worried about ethics in game journalism? Because on top of everything else that wouldn’t surprise me at all.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

So what about the many occasions when neither of those are applicable?

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Here’s an idea just be honest and state that on occasion you frequently insult people with there being no provocation for you doing so.

People posting things you consider stupid or disagree with doesn’t actually provide you with valid grounds for insulting someone when generally they are just having a discussion with you.

What that does do is reinforces the idea that you are frequently toxic and clearly struggle with interacting with people in a civil manner.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Good point Michael. Actually, can I call you Mike? I know a Michael and he frequently insults people for just disagreeing with him. I wouldn’t want to be reminded of him is all.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

Call me whatever you want.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Can I call you Betty?

vexer
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vexer

Nah that’s just you.

Polishfury5000
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Polishfury5000

Yeah, the new Wolfenstein would be a modern shooter. Even the first level set in the 40’s had you fighting Nazi’s with future tech that surpasses current day tech.

Your sick of the genre, that’s fine, but there hasn’t been much of anything in the genre for a lot of fans who want it. Nobody is forcing you to buy it, nor do we care if you do.

Just pointing out factually wrong you are about it still being an oversaturated genre.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

Considering there’s over 60 WW2 shooters, yeah i’d say i’m factually RIGHT about it being oversaturated.

Polishfury5000
Member

Hahahaha, so what? And if you somehow compiled an accurate count, they didn’t come out this year, they didn’t come out last year, or this generation.

That genre reached max saturation over a decade ago and went into sharp decline once the modern setting took hold.

That zero sum logic is hilarious, so keep doing that, manages to hold my interest, wouldn’t want to get bored.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

There is no zero sum logic here, just you talking nonsense.

Polishfury5000
Member

Hahaha, but there is, your paper thin theory here is that because over the history of games, there’s been 60 games released, so it’s oversaturated it.

The release timeline is the most important aspect when discussing saturation. You aren’t even trying to seriously refute that point.

Keep trying to dismiss it though, I’m still having a good time.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

Sounds like your posts are the only thing that’s paper thin here.

You’ve made no real point other then “i’m right you’re wrong!”

Polishfury5000
Member

Ha, going to keep dodging the point it seems. You have yet to prove that the genre is still oversaturated.

3 games over the course of an almost 4 year old generation isn’t what I would call done to death.

Cumulative releases don’t matter, it’s the current market that determines levels of saturation. Feel free to actually attempt to refute the point, because you have made no effort thus far.

Or just keep going “no, you are”, because that is funnier to me.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Which are?

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula
There’s all the Wolfenstein games(6 total), Turning Point Fall of Liberty, Hour of Victory, both Hidden and Dangerous games, the original Medal of Honor series(12 games in all), both Deadly Dozen games, the three Battlefield WW2 games(1942, 1943 and Heroes), COD 1, COD Finest Hour, COD 2, COD 3, COD Roads to Victory, COD World at War, both Day of Defeat games, the Brothers in Arms series(7 games total), Sniper Elite series(4 games), both Red Orchestra games, Battlestrike series(7 games), Commandos: Strike Force, both Mortyr games, WW2 GI, WW2: Normandy, My Worst Day WW2, Ardennes Offensive: Operation “Rhine Watch” –… Read more »
drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

And how many of those were released for this console generation?

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

I don’t really think alternate history games or games which very clearly have a sci-fi/fantasy/horror element really count as WW2 shooters. As clearly the games being discussed are realistic or semi-realistic portrayals of the era. Not quite sure a game involving Mecha-Hitler fits in that category.

erich_fell
Member

Love the new intro and the top hat. Plus, we get the Deluxe Jimquisition Edition Circus skin without any pre-order barriers or invitations to fondle some corporate balls. Bloomin’ marvellous.

Moosemade
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Moosemade

Love the new theme, hopefully the cane/baton integration will get smoother over time. One critique, though: it all seemed really dark. Like, with so much red and black, the lighting seemed really low or something. Can’t wait to see where it all goes!

GuardianMaW
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GuardianMaW

People also seem to have forgotten that the variety map pack was released for free on PC. So Activision are actually worse than you thought they were; they are now charging for content that used to be free.

Codiekitty
Member

Have the creators of that Barbarian game said anything about you incorporating the grimacing Conan into your show? Laughter? Surprise? Copyright claims?

Jesse
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Jesse

The new look and music will take some getting used to, but it’s not bad. I like the cane, the colored lighting and… wait a minute.

What have you done with Miniature Fantasy Willem Dafoe?!

WTHellias
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WTHellias
Ok, overall, I like the new opening and set, even though the music is no Drill Queen, but I mean come on, we all knew nothing could top Born Depressed. But, my real problem here is simple : What the fuck did you put on your head ? Seriously. What in the actual fuck ? I mean, that hat. I do not like it. And since I’m a random person on the internet expressing his very own opinion, that means you have to change it this very instant. Burn it. And then put it on your head. It will look… Read more »
crystalrainxl
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crystalrainxl
Real shame about MWR, I hate it when an otherwise great game gets overshadowed by terrible business practices, Activision really set a terrible precedent with that game and i’m dreading to see how other publishers will try and follow in their footsteps. As for the new look, i’m actually digging it more then I expected to, love the new theme song and the cane. Personally i’m not really interested in the new COD game(BTW it was in development before Battlefield 1 was, so it’s not exactly following in Dice’s footsteps) and i’m starting to agree with all those people who… Read more »
Chris
Member

So this can be on the record and can’t be denied again later, is this Diamond/Darksteel06/Vexer/Michael Prymula/Diehardfaster again? Just want to ask directly so you can’t claim later, when you are called out on it, that you never denied that you are once again using multiple accounts to post in the same thread and to agree with yourself and to upvote/downvote multiple times.

Polishfury5000
Member
Love the new look, and the circus/ringmaster theme (Chip’s honorary porta-potty gave me a big ol belly laugh). In terms of Call of Duty, I’m just as disappointed in how they handled MWR, maybe more so. I was still one of those annual fans, put days worth of time in Blops3 (no regrets, one of my personal favorite MP in the series). Activision’s shitty pre-launch handling was enough to make me apprehensive, but I still mostly enjoyed my time with IW and MWR. The post-release addition of microtransactions was enough to sour me on the series though, that personally was… Read more »
Tiger the Lion
Member

Nice to see a CoD fan who seems perfectly rational about the franchise… normally you get one of two extremes, at least on the internet anyway.

Chris
Member

That might be the first and only time anyone on this site has called Diamond/Darksteel/Michael/Vexer/Diehardfaster rational in any of his behavior.

Polishfury5000
Member

In fairness, Eon was talking to me.

His comment is older than Diamond’s.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

Let’s just say after the tragedy in Manchester i’m really not in the mood to fight with anybody right now.

Chris
Member

Weird then that you spent all weekend calling me names and swearing at me in other threads, right up through until last night. Did you not hear about it until then?

Michael Prymula
Guest
Michael Prymula

Pretty much yeah.

Chris
Member

Weird, since you mentioned it five days ago in the podcast thread. So you only got upset about it this morning? Then went right back to insulting people here and in Twitter within hours?

Polishfury5000
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Polishfury5000

Didn’t take long for him to get back on the hypocrite trend.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

There’s no hypocrisy here, try again.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

You quite clearly made references to the events in Manchester last week.

Polishfury5000
Member

Then just more lies, you said above that you just heard of the tragedy,yet there’s multiple examples of your previous acknowledgement of it.

That’s kind of a gross thing to do.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I’m beginning to think Mikey saw “Split” and decided that would be a great approach to internet commenting. Say as much insane bullshit as possible, then pretend it wasn’t you; It was the other guy!

Polishfury5000
Member

The funny thing about this is if you go back and look at older Podquisitions (90-100’s+ range when we first discover the alts), you’ll see that WordPress list any comments from Diamond/Darksteel/whoever else under the new name of “Michael”, he must have used the same Twitter or email for all of them. So you can see the sheer amount of spamming he does.

There are some that look like he’s responding to himself. It’s a good read.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS
I was actually scavenger hunting old articles to find the first time he ever commented on the site back when I was posting the disclaimer about blocking the whole comments section. I only made it through 2 pages before I just forgot and started reading old reviews. Then I got bored of that too, because I remembered I had already read these reviews when they were new and I either owned or didn’t care about the games this far in the future. To date the oldest thread I have ever personally seen with diamond being diamond is the Devil’s Third… Read more »
Polishfury5000
Member

Allow me to save you some time looking then.

Podquisition 98, bottom of the first page. What I can only assume was an alt slagged off Canada for cracking down on Hentai that depicted underage children.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

He has admitted just today he really likes a subset of animated pron, to the point of having an account at a site devoted to it.

I am not surprised his very first ever comment was complaining about censorship of a related pron.

Polishfury5000
Member

It wasn’t the first, just the one that really stood out. It’s an insane thread just full of personal insults toward the people put off from his interjection.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

I remember back in 102 where in a discussion regarding Zoe Quinn diamond just randomly asking a question in the most aggressive manner possible for no reason. There wasn’t any previous comment to that caused the reason for the specific tone it was just randomly interjecting into the discussion.

He has I’m fairly sure previously alleged that the reason for being toxic is due to the way people originally reacted to him and it built from there, which I now kind of doubt especially as it isn’t just isolated to Jim’s site

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I remember that defense. I also remember “I only insult people who insult Jim” and “I explained myself already, I just don’t feel like repeating it to get attacked”.

Seems like strangely specific excuses is a running theme between all the alts in addition to the other behaviors.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

I remember it as well and then pointed out to him that I could very easily link to discussions which did not have anything to do with Jim where he had insulted people for no valid reason.

House of Cards it is.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

Not really no, nobody cares except you and a couple of other sad obsessives who can’t let go of a grudge.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

Wasn’t being “toxic” back then, whose lying now?

Sounds like you’re the one whose unaware of his own behavior, obsessing over me to this degree makes you come across as a creepy stalker.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

One that would be subjective and self assessment is pointless due to bias for the most part. Also there many occasions when you would cite an unexplained contrary opinion and then get aggressive when that was commented on but the lack of explanation was always the root of that.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS
Since I only spent about an hour of work boredom chasing my curiosity before giving up in actual boredom, I’m the worst stalker in the history of the art form. If I actually wanted to find your very first post (to satisfy the question if you’ve always been such a huge ass), I wouldn’t have stopped looking. Despite what you may believe based on your constant denial of actual facts, people can remember things without having to go look them up every single time. To date I have only used a direct quote of yours against you 3 times, the… Read more »
InfamousDS
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InfamousDS
Fuck it, I did it anyway. I was actually right about it being Devil’s Third, because I went back in time 3 pages behind that (Page 44 of Jim’s archives). Mike’s very first post ever as diamond on the site, 1 year and 5 months ago: “I personally had fun with this game, and i’m sad that Nintendo is treating it like crap(yet their happy to throw out crap like Super Mario Maker, which shows how uncreative they have become)” A completely unwarranted and unprovoked jab at Nintendo, spurred on by the fact that Jim didn’t like it and you… Read more »
vexer
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vexer

It wasn’t unwarranted at all, plenty of people thought charging 60 dollars for a fucking level editor was a joke(Yahtzee among them).

I didn’t care that Jim didn’t like nor did I insult him for it, so nice try with your revisionist history there.

Never said Nintendo were at fault for the game getting poor reviews, but that still does not excuse them treating the game like an unwanted stepchild, I just wished it had been published on the PS3/360 like it was originally supposed to be.

Chris
Member
And here we have a perfect example of how to evade an argument and continue to play the victim. “I didn’t care that Jim didn’t like it, nor did I insult him for it….” InfamousDS didn’t say you did. He said you took an unprovoked swipe /at Nintendo/, something you do frequently. You will come into discussions that have nothing to do with Nintendo and add ‘Well yeah, but nintendo are cock suckers’ or ‘whoever is being talked about here isn’t as bad as those fucking nintendo fanboys who can’t get nintendo’s cock out of their mouth’. Here, while the… Read more »
InfamousDS
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InfamousDS
Chris does a good job pointing out the flaws in your response, but I’m adding one he hasn’t already went on at length about: The counter-attack, and even the original comment itself, was unnecessary. Your entire presence on this site is unnecessary. You spam the comment sections, stir up shit, don’t contribute in any meaningful way to discussions aside from being the dissenting opinion, and constantly beg the site’s owner for attention by either mailing him things and wasting your money or going out of your way to respond to his few posts (often unrelated to the actual reason he… Read more »
drownedsummer
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drownedsummer
Before he appears mostly to have posted as Michael. In one of the discussion threads for PDQ 90. Someone challenged him to name five good first party exclusive titles for the Xbox One one of which was the Halo Collection when it was pointed out that is a collection of games previously released on other consoles, which is neither an insult or an attack the response was ‘dumbfuck’ PDQ 92 is worth taking a look at. He’s almost got a complete set of PDQ hosts calling him out on stuff. Just found 116 where in a discussion which spun out… Read more »
InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Michael showing up is a direct result of him using one e-mail for all his Disqus accounts. wpDiscuz requires separate log-ins for a new screen name unless you post as a Guest, which is why he has so many Twitters.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Which again is entirely unnecessary unless you have an actual motive for using separate accounts. Multiple machines and multiple browsers does not provide that justification. Sock puppetry would be the only reason.

RomaDoma
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RomaDoma

Hey so I’m pretty new here, at least in terms of commenting, and clearly don’t know all the history with Vexer/Michael/CrazySteve/Wateverthefuck buuuut wouldn’t it just make more sense to just ignore him? Like, every time he posts something you and several other people immediately pounce on him which just makes him post more. If he has a bunch of different accounts that he uses to upvote/downvote and comment he’s only wasting his time but when you start arguing with him you’re letting him waste your time too. Am I missing something? All of this just seems so…exhausting.

Chris
Member
Basically the problem is that the old commenting system, Disqus, had a feature that would allow you to just never see or never be alerted to someone’s comments or replies. The new system doesn’t have that, so it means a bunch of people who had been ignoring him are suddenly dealing with him again. Between that and the abuse of multiple accounts I think part of the goal is to simply draw enough attention to his bad behavior to force him to stop or to force the moderator to do something about it. I notice the voting stopped the moment… Read more »
RomaDoma
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RomaDoma

I see I see. I suppose that makes sense. It just seemed like you were causing yourself undue stress. I’m a big ol flower child so I’m all about not bein stressed!

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

It becomes tricky when in a discussion page with 90 posts a third of those are from the same person.

Xion Eternum
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Xion Eternum

I’m a “Michael” too. I can assure you though; I am not them.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

Never done that, whose lying now?

Polishfury5000
Member

Still you, all your alts from before the WordPress change show up as your current name.

Should really have made burner e-mail accounts for all your alts.

Chris
Member

You are doing it right now. You are responding in this thread as two different accounts! Or is someone named Vexer just also really committed to spreading your lies and fighting your fights for you?

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

And express your love for Ghost Recon Wildlands on every account… to throw people off your trail.

Chris
Member

Don’t forget to defend the Xbox-One on every account even if no one else is talking about it! You need to constantly remind people how much you love it.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

Not quite, your way off there.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

Your posts are kind of a gross thing.

vexer
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vexer

Never claimed I just heard of it, there’s yet another lie from you.

Polishfury5000
Member

Your response to if you just heard of it was verbatim “pretty much yeah”. It’s right up there

Chris
Member
Wow….you’re not even going into another thread before you try to pretend your old comments didn’t happen. I asked ‘did you just hear about this now?’ and you said ‘pretty much, yeah.’ You claimed that you had only just then heard about Manchester, which was why you weren’t in a mood to fight despite it clearly not having stopped you over the previous five or six days. When we pointed out to you that you had days prior mentioned the attack and acknowledged it you now suddenly claim you never said any of this, despite the fact that we can… Read more »
drownedsummer
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drownedsummer
The problem is Michael that presents a bit of conflict in terms of your behavior. On the comment section for last week’s Podquisition you commented on the events that happened last Monday in Manchester. You then spent the past five days acting like you frequently do. Less than 24 hours ago you stated: Let’s just say after the tragedy in Manchester i’m really not in the mood to fight with anybody right now. Chris then asked if it was the first you had heard of those events. Your response was: Pretty much yeah. The implication of that surely being you… Read more »
Chris
Member

It’s great how you suddenly get way more quiet and way less talkative when people point out actual facts and quote things you’ve actually said. I’d really love to hear how you had ‘just heard about Manchester’ like you claimed in this thread when on the 22nd you made a direct reference to it and discussed it in another thread. Which is it? Had you just heard about it now, or did you hear about it the night it happened?

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

I’ve decided it’s not worth wasting my time arguing with you. You’re attempts at getting a “gotcha!” moment are really quite pathetic, I just want to talk about Jim here, not bicker with someone as a childish as you who can’t let go of a grudge over something very stupid.

Polishfury5000
Member

Says it’s not worth arguing.

Keeps on arguing.

Chris
Member

If you don’t want to talk about anything but Jim, why create multiple accounts and pick these fights with people?

Chris
Member
Wow, weird, 4 separate accounts all down voted you within two hours of saying this. You wouldn’t even think that many people were on the second page of this comment section reading this back and forth. It couldn’t be that Michael has 4 separate logins, at least, that he is using? Michael Prymula, Vexer, Diehardfaster and now CrystalRainXL, two or more of which have been active in each of the last three comment sections on this site. That would have to violate some kind of rules, wouldn’t it? If he were using it to spam comments and agree with himself… Read more »
drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

As the downvotes mostly appear to be occurring in triplicate that’s clearly three accounts.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

The most hilarious part is that votes don’t matter. It’s just there because it can be, and doesn’t affect anything.
Like at all, if the HTML decompiler I used is any good. It’s just an inline script and an unreferenced integer variable.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Unlike discus it does nothing, well apart from showcase a particular person.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I don’t even think it tracks the “who” outside of a JScript list that’s referenced in the mark-up, to prevent self upvoting to an extreme. If it was more involved, we could see the names, and I bet certain people would be less likely to just make alts and spam it.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

Not really no.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

When exactly did you listen to last week’s podquisition? It went up a day earlier, recorded a day earlier and very clearly referenced the events in Manchester. Due to the date of recording they were clearly referencing events which took place last Monday the day before it was recorded.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Because you wrote this five days ago

‘The Manchester attack is really tragic, as soon as I heard about it I was hoping the bomber wasn’t Muslim, because I just fucking KNEW those racist fucks at the Daily Mail would use it as yet another opportunity to to try and promote fear and violence against Muslims(fuck those cun[♪SKELETON WARRIORS♫] for blaming Ariana, I just want to give her a hug, nobody should ever have to deal with something like that).’

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

That doesn’t explain your posts from 22nd until now though.

Chris
Member

I mostly think that every time he switches between his various identities someone needs to make sure to point that out. Since he was posting as Vexer up through last night and then switched to MIchael as soon as a new thread started, it’s clear that he still thinks he can get away with that.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

That’s only really neccesary if he’s trying to suggest they are different people. But then again maybe familiarity is the reason it’s obvious,

BAH!
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BAH!

He did insist that very thing when he first started.

Chris
Member
He spent weeks trying to claim that Darksteel06 wasn’t him when he switched to that identity for the first time. And while I wasn’t around personally at the time others say that he did the same thing as Diamond when he first created that name. He has two methods of defense, either creating a new screen name and claiming to have no idea why anyone is calling him out on his past behavior since he is /clearly/ a new person or claiming that some recent tragedy or event (see the shameless Manchester post below) has made him not want to… Read more »
drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

At the moment though as far as I can tell he isn’t trying to maintain the idea there is they are separate people. He certainly did as Darksteel as I was one of the first people to call him out on it within hours of him using that account because it was completely obvious they were the same person.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

I never claimed anything of the sort.

If you want to pick a fight over nothing, that’s entirely your problem, not mine.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

He only mentioned that once, and that time it was unintentional, normally I make one long post regarding the podcast, but I made several that time because I kept getting the “comment waiting moderation” message.

Also never insulted anybody for not liking a game that I liked. I’d appreciate it if you stopped lying.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

You may not of but certainly have on many, many occasions insulted people just for disagreeing with you.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

Insulted people for attacking me yes, just disagreeing no.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

So pointing out that Hawke is playable as both male & female is attacking you?

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

The fact you think it was an accident you were called out is perhaps the single most absurd thing you have ever written.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

Your posts are the only absurd thing written on here.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS
While my absurdity may be a matter of opinion, you are specifically saying that actual quotes of what you said are lies and that being told (at least twice) to not spam comments was an accident on the part of the site’s owner, comments moderator, and web admin. I’m pretty sure that is a textbook definition of “absurd”. Now that this is about you again: You are telling people things they have read just this morning or yesterday (and not just things you have said in that time period) never happened, and that we are lying. You are also so… Read more »
Chris
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You have a hilariously selective memory. You only started doing one post per podcast because he called you out once before for spamming a comment each time a new section started. You admitted as far back as I believe February or March that you were having to make an active effort not to do that, then of course you fell off the wagon for several weeks in a row. Even in the more recent episodes where you claim you have only made one long comment you have commented under multiple names (Vexer, Michael Prymula, Diehardfaster, CrystalrainXL, and a couple other… Read more »
Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

Sounds like you’re the only one with a selective memory here, as your very first post on these forums was insulting me, but i’m sure you’ll never actually admit that.

Those other times I insulted you were because you insulted me first, you stop doing that and quit complaining about me making posts if i’m not directly going after anyone(seriously why the fuck do you care so goddamn much if I talk about Mafia 3?) and then i’ll stop insulting you, but if you want to keep obsessing over the past, that’s entirely your problem, not mine.

Chris
Member
Interesting. Lot to unpack here. I didn’t ‘insult’ you on my first post. That is public record. My first post directed at you was a joke about the fact that you kept repeating over and over again ‘but Yahtzee says’ or ‘well actually, Totalbiscuit says…’ Now, you clearly took that as a personal insult, but that’s on you. That comment and your over the top responses are public record. But my first comment was thanking Jim and Conrad for the Warcraft episode of The Movie Boys podcast. You can look for me on Disqus or you can go back and… Read more »
drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Worth pointing out when first posting as DarkSteel and while pretending to be someone having never posted before he also at the same time clearly acknowledged previous discussions with yourself Chris. On a fresh account.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Here’s a suggestion then diamond. Use one account and stick to that one account.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

Not really no, not trying to pretend i’m different people, I mentioned a long time ago that i’m the same person as diamond when somebody directly asked me.

Chris
Member

You know what’s interesting? You have logged in as three different accounts on this new comment system, and suddenly a bunch of my comments have been down voted exactly three times while I notice several of yours have increased by two or three.

If we’re not going to get block or ignore back can we at least limit the sock puppet accounts? How does this behavior not count as spamming?

Polishfury5000
Member

A block would be appreciated. Jim doesn’t have the staff for moderators, and Justin’s clearly too talented to waste time policing comments. I’d be perfectly happy to just decide not see certain people’s​ posts again.

Polishfury5000
Member

Incorrect, when we first asked you, as Darksteel, if you are Diamond, you answered with a “I don’t know who that is”.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

Nope, never said anything like that.

Polishfury5000
Member

Hahahahaha, a bunch of us were witness to that thread, you are straight up lying. If I had the time, I’d be half tempted to dig up that old gem of a comment chain. Maybe during break tomorrow, gives you a sporting chance to go delete it.

Granted you can’t edit or delete other’s reaction posts, so there’s that.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

Nope, not lying at all, if you don’t believe me that’s entirely your problem, not mine.

Polishfury5000
Member

You can’t make us un-see the posts that were made. We saw what you deny the multiple accounts.

Saying “nah” is not an argument. By definition, you are lying right now. So many were part of that discussion and remember it well. That’s why it’s still being brought up.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

Saying “i’m right you’re wrong” is not an argument, but that sure as hell doesn’t seem to stop you does it?

Polishfury5000
Member

Ha, the posts you made were all the proof I needed.

Your saying that thing we all saw never happened.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

I pointed out at the time that diamond and darksteel6 were clearly the same person due to their shared taste in games. You claimed it was entirely coincidence

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

Never said anything of the sort.

Chris
Member
Let me point out now that I have asked, directly, twice now if you are CrystalrainXL. I want that noted so that when you start posting primarily as that identity now that people aren’t letting you get away with your shit on these ones and you later claim that you ‘never said you weren’t them’ or you ‘told the truth if asked about it’ that you have attempted to pretend that isn’t you commenting other that name. You are clearly using that account with several others to downvote every time I’ve asked the question or pointed out that fact, trying… Read more »
Polishfury5000
Member

There’s got to be more than just that other one too. There’s been instances recently of 4 or 5 downvotes rapidly hitting​ someone’s comment before diamond posts his.

There really is no moderation here right now is there? It’s crazy that one guy with so many alts just gets to abuse a system unchecked.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

So why are you using multiple accounts then?

Polishfury5000
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Polishfury5000

Ha, forget that edit.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

I can’t even be arsed to buy the new COD, it’s just not at all the direction I want the series to go in, WW2 does not feel fresh to me like it does to some people, it’s a setting in video games that i’m frankly sick to death of at this point.

Artemiy
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Artemiy

So, if Jim’s a ringmaster… Can he create some sort of Pleasure Island setting, invite all the Activision, EA and Ubisoft management (along with Romine bros. et al.) and transform them into donkeys?

Polishfury5000
Member

@Artemiy: But they do a great job transforming themselves into jack-asses already.

Artemiy
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Artemiy

That’s the point though: their physical form needs to match their attitude. For the Greater Good.

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
Member
Good change. Nice tune. It feels like a leap to an evolved identity, with the means now to do so, like a butterfly emerging from the cocoon (tired metaphor, I know, but metamorphosis doesn’t come in that many contrasted flavours). Activision are earning too much to care about what ppl think of them. Their main market is far too detached from the nitty gritty of gaming business. Currently trying to plough through infinite warfare (didn’t buy it, found it) at the moment, and one thing struck me as I stared incessantly at that bad guy’s face that is apparently popular… Read more »
Saygah
Member

Love you Ring Master Jim!

BAH!
Member
BAH!

I’m into the makeover. Feels unified and on-brand.

Fred Davis
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Fred Davis

Was that a naked Comrade Zimmerman when you mentioned defoe’s William?

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

The naked man with a strap-on? It was Charles Dera. Also the second time he’s appeared in video content Jim has made. And on that point does anyone else find him quite creepy?

Fred Davis
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Fred Davis

No the earlier guy not the strap-on model, why would I think a guy without a moustache was comrade zimmerman? Let’s be sensible now.

Sperium3000
Member

You know you’ve stabilished a successful franchise when you have enough recognizable incidental characters and recurring jokes to pepper your intro with.

Also that cane is fucking swag, brah.

phantomrachie
Member

Very nice, love the circus aesthetic of the rebrand

Not Lord Atkin
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Not Lord Atkin

love the new intro etc. I was really hoping the background music would change too tho. Not that it’s bad or anything, it just doesn’t fit too well. the constant chirping and tooting is really distracting.

I really miss the Danny Baranowsky tune.

Not Lord Atkin
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Not Lord Atkin

I wish it was just an issue of taste as well but I do find it genuinely distracting, to the point when I find it difficult to focus on what you’re saying. I’m not sure why that is but it kind of ruins the videos for me.
I don’t mean any disrespect by this, the person who made the tune is clearly very talented and it’s a nice tune and all. It’s just that my brain seems to have a problem with it to the extent that it pushes out the rest of the video.

Not Lord Atkin
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Not Lord Atkin

(just to clarify I’m talking about the jesters of the moon cover, not the theme tune. the theme tune is fantastic)

Tiger the Lion
Member

It seems like some people are just “that way” when it comes to BGM, or at least particular types of BGM. Personally I don’t have a problem with it but I’m also the kind of person who listens to music while doing just about everything. If anything I’d find it more distracting to /not/ have backing music.

Not trying to give you shit or anything, just kind of musing over the fact you can never satisfy everyone.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

I personally love the background music in the video, but I can see how it would be distracting for some people.

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