The Jimquisition: Mario, Take The Wheel

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is fantastic, and everybody knows it.

There’s less of a consensus on its “Smart-Steering” option, an accessibility feature that some argue against because it’s an accessibility feature.

Bonus Content: Life Haxz with Jim Sterling

NicolaiF
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NicolaiF

I remember my dad really wanted to play Medal of Honor Frontline, and as his first game on a console, of course it was hard getting used to dual-stick shooting games. So everytime he wanted to play, I “setup” the game by putting in a couple of cheat codes. Making it easier for him. Without his knowledge. He still mentions it to this day, that he really liked playing that game. So yes, stuff like that should be in more games. It doesn’t hurt anyone if it’s optional

Benj
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Benj

“The only time it’s acceptable to criticise Nintendo is when it’s for something that Jim Sterling likes”

~A Nintendo Fan

Enuo
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Enuo

True, Jim makes a lot of points here that he’s made in other episodes, but this episode has Johnny Cab, which makes it objectively superior.

rikitikitave
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rikitikitave

Man, Jim does make a surprisingly sexy Luigi (⁄ ⁄>⁄ ▽ ⁄<⁄ ⁄)

Jamesworkshop
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Jamesworkshop

You let the auto steering make LauraKBuzz come in last place, you cheeky f..SKELETON WARRIORS

Jamesworkshop
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Jamesworkshop

Because I’m jim fiking steering, son.

Miles Saintborough
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Miles Saintborough

You think that’s annoying to hear the “elite” players whine about Mario Kart’s handicap options? Final Fantasy XIV goes through this on a daily basis whenever a boss fight gets nerfed; people whine about how everyone has to “do it the same way as they did it” or that nerfing fights is “dumbing down the game”.

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

I’ll echo what the guy who is possibly a cabbage said and say that there are people who put their self-worth into their skills and achievements in their vijjie-gams a little too much and resent anybody else being given an option that would allow them a more accessible experience, because god forbid they question the time invested in their identity-therefore-pride. As an old pro-player at the Mario karts, (though not that pro, more like intermediate to pro really, don’t judge!) I know how important those drifty boosts, shortcuts and various other little tricks are to maintaining the edge, so anything… Read more »

Appretaur
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Appretaur

Here we see the true form of “Jim Shterling” once the requisite alcoholic encouragement has been applied.

gasmaskangel
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gasmaskangel

I’d actually like the Soulsborne games to have an easy mode, or at least a real fucking tutorial, because I’ve known way too many people who would adore the lore, art style and so on of the games… but are turned off by the whole “these are the hardest games 5-ever!!!” mentality that always gets brought up.

goodbyejojo
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goodbyejojo

hey jim, now that the vanquish re-release is pretty much all but confirmed at this point, will you consider re-reviewing it again for our viewing pleasures?

Jamesworkshop
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Jamesworkshop

Accessibility options are great and sorely lacking as a structural issue in gaming, I use a lot of mods due to my red and green colour vision deficiencies making UI a pain.

tech3475
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tech3475

I wonder how many of the people complaining about ‘easy mode/assists’ have used a gameshark and the like or strategy guides?

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

Ok, I understand why accessibilities functions exist. But let’s make it clear that there are better way to implement them than having then turned on by defaul or doing it like the golden leaf. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dfb1d28069479b828d547ae7511e64d6a7c410fe140c896226ac861cbfaf4b01.jpg

But hey, that’s just me.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

You know the more Jim insists that he’s a real person the more it sounds like he’s protesting too much….

We already know Conrad is secretly a lizard person, but what if Jim is actually a rogue sentient AI that has made a career out of making videos for youtube?! All that Patreon money isn’t going for Pogs and Boglins, it’s going for building him a robot body to crush humanity with! Wake up sheeple! Making you think he likes Nintendo is just part of a much, much larger conspiracy to enslave us all and make us thank God for him!

09philj
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09philj

On all the Mass Effect games I would always turn the difficulty down whenever I got to a fight I kept dying on.

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

“I’m not saying [Dark Souls] should have [easy mode], but if it had one, it wouldn’t harm my experience at all.”

… Yeah. Yeah, I can agree with that.

Arella Jardin
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Arella Jardin

I play Bioshock games on easy. They’re not that hard to begin with, but I just want to play through the story while setting weirdos on fire with fun powers.

Started up the new DOOM, watched as my shots kept whizzing passed the demons instead of through them, and switched over to “I’m Too Young to Die” mode. Still can’t hit shit, but at least I survive long enough to wear them down through attrition. And feel like a badass while doing it.

Fire Emblem? Casual mode, all the way. Not letting my waifus permadeath.

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

Eh, I’ll never use smart steering, but after it was explained to me, it makes sense. It should never be used on a competitive scene, but it wasn’t made for people who play at a competitive level, or even people like me. I can understand that. It shouldn’t be turned on by default though. Same with Negative Edge in fighting games.

galactix100
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galactix100

Personally, I’d love an easier mode in Dark Souls. I really want to get into the games but I’m fucking awful at them and the whole try and try again attitude doesn’t work for me because I’ve neither the time nor the patience. That and I prefer to play a game on easy first to get a feel for it then go through again on harder difficulties.

possiblecabbage
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possiblecabbage

It feels like there are a lot of people out there who have a lot of self-esteem invested in “I did a hard thing in a video game” who react aggressively when asked to confront the reality that nobody else really cares how good you are or aren’t at video games.

If you do care deeply how good other people are or aren’t at video games, please stop.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

Man some Dark Souls fans can be truly toxic and insufferable with how elitist they are.

Jamesworkshop
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Jamesworkshop

You cannot be bad at watching a movie. You cannot be bad at listening to an album. But you can be bad at playing a video game, and the video game will punish you, and deny you access to the rest of the video game. No other art form does this. You’ve never read a book and 3 chapters in, the book has gone, “What are the major themes of the book so far?” You go “I, I, I don’t know, I wasn’t paying close enough att…” And the book goes THOOMP. “Aw, Jesus, come on “ You’ve never been… Read more »

Anton
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Anton

The Jim Poundeth It

Poundeth it

Poundeth it

POUNDETH IT

Kev' Bryant
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Kev' Bryant

!!! First? !!!

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