The Flanders Pigeon Murderer
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The Flanders Pigeon Murderer

“People wanna press a button, and get the thing.”

-Jim Sterling

Truly, a quote that defines a generation.

ParadoxicalIntention
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ParadoxicalIntention

Whelp, glad to see the AAA devs are still not above screwing the pooch in every way they can due to their own shortsightedness and (intentional?) contempt for the people they want to get money from. My biggest question is: who the FUCK decided that promoting the DLC before you even properly announced the game was a GOOD IDEA? That’s like selling a television in order to sell a house. “Oh, well here’s this awesome television that will look lovely in your lovely new home that we haven’t even shown you yet!” Oh man…I thought we learned from Watch_Dogs and… Read more »

Ryan Bonner
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Ryan Bonner

I love having physical media. I prefer to have all my games physical and not downloaded if I can help it. I love blu ray and all the special features. Sure, having digital copies can make things easier, but nothing beats physical media in my mind.

The Spearman
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The Spearman

It’s only a matter of time before it all comes crashing down. Pre-order DLC used to sell me on the perceived exclusivity of early adopter items. Rocking pre-order gear a year or two down line would be pretty sweet. Except for the reality that all pre-order items for the games I’ve bought to date ended up being made available later or cheaper, that that there isn’t a single game in recent memory that I played for more than a year. Basically, developers have already shattered the illusion of exclusivity. Spend enough time seeing how easy it is for a piece… Read more »

Ben
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Ben

I’ve got to give TR credit for this much: what I’ve heard is that it’s possible to play with players who have various pieces of DLC even if you, yourself, do not. In that way, at least, they’re trying to make it easier for the player than they could have. Otherwise, yeah… It’s a mess, and it’s a shame, and it’s… all too typical, which should never ever be confused with “acceptable”. Tangentially related, as Jim brought it up: what the hell is up with “rental copies” of DVDs that make the viewer watch unskippable commercials and omit commentary and… Read more »

Throwbot
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Throwbot

First thought: “This looks interesting”
Second thought: “Oh wait, The Hidden is free, available now, and doesn’t have any DLC bullshit”
Third thought: “My butt itches”

Lawrence Elsa
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Lawrence Elsa

Jim, what is the symbolism behind the picture of the shrimp?
I always see you post it in ironically stupid situations or when someone does/say something self-defeating, but what’s the secret behind the shrimp itself?

Michael Towns
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Hey Jim, unrelated to the vid buuut did you happen to receive any special Christmas decorations in the mail?

Faawks
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Faawks

If there aren’t 5 different videos next week I’m going to be so pissed off!
Don’t promise what you can’t deliver Jim!!!

Butz
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Butz

The last 2:30 of this episode is utterly brilliant and should be required viewing for all video game producers and marketing hellspawn.

kripto
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kripto

You’re right, Jim. You’re absolutely right. I’ve been playing Evolve since the Big Alpha, including during this beta ( which was not nearly as Xbone exclusive as we were led to believe, it was just marketing nonsense, presumably because of microsoft paying extra ) and I think that it’s a fantastic game, and I am going to buy it. And you are absolutely correct, they did so much damage to the game’s image that it’s not even funny, which is really a shame because I honestly think the game itself is the best multiplayer thing I’ve played since TF2. One… Read more »

Zoinker
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Zoinker

Oh cool! Guess I have my Steam Summer Sale purchase for 2016 lined up.

Craig
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Craig "The Raccoon "

I hope” the buss pass love story” has 6 different ending’s and i can pre-purchase the cover, or maybe Jim will be having a bundle where you can get the main story chapter 1 and the cover, plus alternate audio for naughty knots for your tie. Wow one can only hold out hope. The Evolve game held my interest ! Just not enough DLC for me you know it’s gonna be shitty without more pay walls. Every time you get hit by a bullet “if your the monster “it cost 10 cents that will teach people to be more stealthy… Read more »

Dave Dogge
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Dave Dogge

Thanks for that I’ve pre-ordered it for the extra bonuses … also how do I pre-order the Corey Feldman Bus Pass novel and more importantly how much and are there any extra chapters DLC in the pipeline ?

Anton
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Anton

Was on the fence about this game, and the DLC bullshit pushed me right off of it. 60 bucks – or, realistically, much more than that – saved. Thanks, Turtle Rock.

Mick P.
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Off-topic, but videos of this game make my brain give up. There is too much contrast and stuff happening on every screen, it’s information overload, and you certainly can’t take anything in visual wise. Of course it’s the same for just about every big budget game and blockbuster action extravaganza. Whatever happened to naturalism being the thing to shoot for? Every game for me today is like navigating through bullet hell by the seat of your pants. Which seems like not what you want for a person-scale adventure. Even though modern warfare may be like bullet hell, at least the… Read more »

pmavers
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pmavers

Did they change their mind on their stance on future level content? That actually annoys me in other games *vastly* worse than anything Evolve was pushing, since it’s getting you to pay for content that you’re *never* going to get to use due to how games use matchmaking lobbies and playlists to get games going. The last statement on it that I saw was that all new maps/levels were going to be free for everyone, so to not split the community. I assume this DLC nonsense was the compromise they had to make with their publisher to at least make… Read more »

mogwairn
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mogwairn
Al
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Al

I want to buy the Jimquisition nude pack in which you thank baphomet covered in a lambs blood. How much for that and when is it gonna be available?

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Good video.
Hey Jim, can you do more Ostrich Island videos? I dunno what it was, but I was totally addicted to that vid and the game.

Neurasthenya
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Neurasthenya

The problem with the so called triple A industry isn’t the DLCs, season passes, laziness, sequels, prequels.
Rather I see the problem as the sheer excess of all. It’s not that they did something wrong, it’s that they keep doing, and doing, and doing, and doing, ad eternum. This industry became the cancer of itself.

At least we still have some intelligent people to give us some insights and show us how things can be better.
Hope dies last.

Keep up the good work Jim!

James
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James

The bullshit surrounding Evolve has destroyed all interest I could possibly have had in the game. It’s a shame too, because I like what Turlte Rock did with Left 4 Dead.

BAH!
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BAH!

Nice. For some reason, I had it in my head that Evolve was a Valve game. So imagine my initial surprise and dismay upon hearing that it was packed to the gills with DLC bullshit. Thankfully, I was wrong. But honestly, this doesn’t surprise me too much. Watch_Dogs more-or-less got away with it, and now it’s time for other people to take a crack at being absurd and obtuse. What does surprise me, however, is that the developers themselves, a studio I’ve never heard of until right now, were the ones that wanted to push the DLC onto the customer,… Read more »

Darth Hybris
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Darth Hybris

Spot on. As you yourself often say, DLC isn’t a bad thing, but the AAA industry always finds a way to turn something good into something abominable. That’s why I am recently compelled to play only Nintendo games. I don’t feel cheated when buying Nintendo products. They don’t “release a buggy mess now, patch it later”, and their DLC policy is mostly spot on (that Mario Kart 8 DLC was indeed very cheap, not on disc, not cut from the original product, etc), with notable exceptions being Hyrule Warriors (that has too much DLC and not fairly priced IMO) and… Read more »

BKV
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BKV

I have had no interest in this game. Good to know it’s got some bullshit ahead of time, in case I had seen it on sale or something.