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 »

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.

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.

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.

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 »

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 »

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 »

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
Guest
Fred Davis

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

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
Guest
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.

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