The Jimquisition: I Want To Review The Switch But A Dickhead Dev Accused Me Of Violating Trademarks

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A flashier title for this episode would’ve been “Bait & Switch” but I had to dispense with style for something that lays it all out there.

While people are having fun licking Switch cards and Breathing the Wild, your pal Jim Sterling is dealing with another – yes ANOTHER – utter chancer.

Let’s see what the fun folks at STICLI Games did when they tried to accuse a critical video of trademark violation.

Appretaur
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Appretaur

“Look at this arrogantly worded bollocks. Fucking smarmy chumps…!”

Yet… to my untrained eye, the actual wording of all that text looks legitimately indistinguishable from that of any other game’s EULA that I’ve bothered to casually parse, such as World of Warcraft and the like. It’d only look to me like it’s the attempt to post self-serving stipulations that ignore the master rules of the law elsewhere that’s the arrogant part about it. Now, it better turn out that I’m missing something here…

HelixShade
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HelixShade

To answer a question you asked on your Youtube Page –

Yes Jim, you should reupload the video. Probably best to show them you’re not afraid, especially since if they are DigiHom levels of stupid, it’ll get laughed out of court.

The Outsider
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The Outsider

Wait, Jim Sterling made the Nintendo Switch Dildo?! Holy shit Nintendo!

Benj
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Benj

BARTLEBY!!!!

TGG put yo-yo on butt and go!
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TGG put yo-yo on butt and go!

Just wondered, why would other critic criticize and mock other critics who care about framerates and FOVs? I can see why that critic wouldn’t care If that’s not the areas they care about, but mock others?

Benj
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Benj

I don’t fully understand the difference between Trademark and Copyright in this context…

KevinR1990
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KevinR1990

I always thought someone should wash Jim’s dirty mouth out with soap. Guess he agreed! LIFE HACXZ!!!

Dave Dogge
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Dave Dogge

Lick my airport simulator !

TGG put yo-yo on butt and go!
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TGG put yo-yo on butt and go!

Jim should declare Inter arma enim silent legēs and go full Dirty Harry on these devs.

Jiryn
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Jiryn

As Leonard French put it, it’s a “Contract of Adhesion” which heavily favors one side, while offering little to nothing for the other. While not illegal, these contracts are usually laughed or thrown out of court. These contracts also cannot supersede federal law, no matter how much they try. This was actually discussed a couple weeks ago involving Nintendo and their original EULA/TOS which supposedly said you cannot publically display their games, you were merely licensing the game on the cartridge/disc from Nintendo.. etc etc. Though I could not find any proof of this EULA while reading through every Mario… Read more »

George
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George

Thanks for the switch info though.

And that fucking dev can fuck off…

Nobody's Fanboy
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Nobody's Fanboy

One thing I noticed in that e-mail…the thread included that even if you did play ball with them, they were going to apply a copyright strike.

Shui Gor
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Shui Gor

Please make a T-shirt that says “Learn some discipline…or be disciplined”, Jim. You could make a merchandise killing with your Jim-isms.

Appretaur
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Appretaur

Most probably wouldn’t get what I’m referring to when I say that it feels like Jim has had to deal with all three of the Balam Alliance in a matter of weeks…

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

Erm…
STI
CLI…?
Sexually transmitted infections? Wut? What’s the CLI part then? Condom’s Lost Integrity?

So the Nintendo Switch conheld is rated a trademark violation out of ten…huh? I don’t understand this new system, Jim! Is it better than uncharted 4??

Muddy Scarecrow
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Muddy Scarecrow

Ok when the hell did this Switch Cart licking thing even become a thing!? Who the hell is going around licking their video game cartridges to find out how bad they taste!? I just now licked a DS cart for the first time and that’s ONLY because of all this madness. And for the record it didn’t taste like anything. It’s just plastic. Seriously everyone’s complaining about how bad the Switch ones taste like that’s a real criticism of the Switch when you’re not supposed to think about having those things anywhere near your mouth.

Jochem Sev
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Jochem Sev

“Imagery Content” is trademarked?
That whole game looks like it’s made from bought assets. And as you can’t trademark another person’s intellectual property, they can’t trademark the Imagery Content. So, how they ever think that they can uphold that trademark is beyond me.
Of course, if they made all that assets themselves, please do prove me wrong, but by the looks of those menus, I cannot imagine the UI and airplane models being made by the same people.

Anton
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Anton

LYF HAXXX

Alex Wheatley
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Alex Wheatley

Oh no! Jim, it sounds like you’re well on-track to giving Breath of the Wild a 9 or 9.5! How will you survive the fury of the Nintendo fanboys?!

SilentPony
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SilentPony
galactix100
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galactix100

Jim, we need a show that’s just life hacxs. That air guitar alone was enough, reminded me of Bill and Ted.

Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh

Indie dev tries to enforce a non existent trademarks – that is a new low.

also thanks for the tip about soap, I’ve been using it for the past 3 minutes and would recommend it to anyone. It’s the best life hack I’ve ever heard.

Jamesworkshop
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Jamesworkshop

They won’t consider licking the carts if you don’t tell them that they taste bad.

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Bilateralrope
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Bilateralrope

I wonder what the first thoughts of Jim’s lawyer were. Easy money or a simple WTF ?

Jochem Sev
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Jochem Sev

Yeah, those ‘trademarks’, they aren’t registered in the EU or US. So they are enforcing non-existent trademarks.