The Jimquisition: Prepare For Titanfail

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Titanfall 2 is brilliant, but it doesn’t look like luck (or an audience) has been on its side.

Let’s look at why it all fell apart, and why this is a shitty thing in the wider scheme of things.

Фролов Денис
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Фролов Денис

And here’s the answer to question of “Why do publishers treat their custumer like idiots”. Becouse, in vast majority, we are. And they are simply banking on it.

Scott John Harrison
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Scott John Harrison

Watch Dogs 2 was looking better than 1 last year but that trailer explodey bang bang shooty just makes it look like a bad GTA V.

Craig Rigby
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Craig Rigby

you know you really missed an opportunity with that EA lawsuit letter. you could have had yourself reading it at gunpoint in a dark room and it probably would have been a lot funnier.

Kimarous
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Kimarous

As far as I’m concerned, the only time games should have accompanying spreadsheets are with massive-rostered fighting games to double-check whether or not a specific character is present.

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

Of course the one I buy is the one doomed to fail. Whatever, I’m gonna get as much play time as I can out of this thing, I’M SINKING WITH THIS COOL ROBOT SHIP AND FUCK EVERYTHING.

diamond
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diamond

Medal of Honor Warfighter was a good game.

ManuOtaku
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ManuOtaku

I never tried the titanfall series due my lack of internet at home these days since moving out to the countryside of things. But it reminds me in a good way gotham city impostors which was crazy fun with a lot of verticallity, my favorite FPS multiplayer game.

Jiryn
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Jiryn

As I said on the last Titanfall 2 post Jim made… It’s ridiculous that EA is already calling this game a failure since it will ONLY sell 5 million units instead of it’s projected 10million. 5million is still a huge milestone and an massive adoption base. Especially for a fledgling IP only in it’s second iteration, and the first time the series has gone multi-platform. Many companies would kill for a 5million sales. Let’s not forget that it was not only dropped a week after BF1, but a week BEFORE Call of Duty Infinite Warfare. That’s the major problem, it… Read more »

Za_Docta
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Za_Docta

Also, did anyone else notice that there’s no version on that Watch_Dogs 2 spreadsheet that actually has everything in it?
So if you actually wanted all of the stuff that they’re offering (for some reason) are they seriously actually legitimately literally expecting you to shell out for more than one edition?

Za_Docta
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Za_Docta

So, with the massive failures of Titanfall, the flagship product of Xbone, and the sinking of the SS Call of Duty, we’re seeing a pattern of publishers betting the farm on formulas that have worked for them in the past, cranking out sequels to titles that sold well but had lukewarm reception. And they’re finally learning that they failed to accrue a loyal audience through years of disappointing products and exorbitant money-grubbing. And now enough people have finally been turned off that the audience for mainstream AAA development is starting to fracture. I’m reminded of an old line from the… Read more »

aimei66
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aimei66

For me whether twitch or patreon are ebegging depends on how the person handles it. I have been on some channels that really do feel a lot like a telethon whose sole purpose is to make money. Others like, the Jimquisition, feel like there is a product being delivered and something that is worthy of paying for. Its like busking, you get some that clearly want to do it for some money, and there are others that are their because they want to share something with the world (and we all know which one we like to see and which… Read more »

ponyhammer
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ponyhammer

Well your patreon is e-begging but no one is forced to give to it so theirs no issues .

But one whole I agree with every thing in the vid .

MJC
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MJC

Also Project Ten Dollar or whatever it was called where EA gave you some of the DLC for free if you bought the game new was not a bad thing! It was a reward for buying new, and used buyers could still buy the DLC separately if they wanted it! And yet everyone went on like it was terrible until EA did away with it and replaced it with online passes. Online passes were a punishment for everyone: used buyers didn’t get a complete product and new buyers still had to dick around inputting codes that may or may not… Read more »

Mandrake42
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Mandrake42

I’m honestly surprised not to see the word “Iconic” anywhere in that WD2 preorder bullshit.

Jarin
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Jarin

At this point, I’m rather more curious to find out who still IS giving Jim review copies, rather than those that aren’t. Shows those developers have some confidence in their products, at least.

LatePocketwatch
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LatePocketwatch

Think Hanlon’s Razor goes: “Never attribute to malice what incompetence can explain.”

So, has EA crossed over where its reasonable to think they deliberately screwed over this release date for evidence to convince the public of necessity for BS?

Mike Wallace
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Mike Wallace

EA isn’t going to take the blame for this, either. They’re gonna heap it on the development team, for not making a perfect game despite EA’s shit release schedule, which is almost on par with Konami’s “Month of Madness” debacle.

bimmyz
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bimmyz
Mandrake42
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Mandrake42

I don’t understand the continued fuss about Patreon, it’s really no different than subscribing to a website to support them, and heaps of sites have been offering that for years. The only difference is that Jim doesn’t make your experience shitter if you don’t subscribe.

Giorgos Katsas
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Giorgos Katsas

‘And it’s all EA’s fault’. That got a good laugh out of me, God bless you, Jim 😛 I like to think it’s 50% our fault too. There are so many ways for people to get informed on games and they just don’t use them. Either that or that fear that you are gonna be left out once the new COD is out. I hate both of these categories of people. I hate them with all my might and the fact that they may be the reason both for T2 bombing and for the GODDAMN BURNOUT SERIES disappearing makes me… Read more »

R.D.
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R.D.

Infinite warfare’s MP has kinda flopped though, so we’ll see what that does for Titanfall 2 in the long run. And I just realized that you can’t really used a ‘TF2’ shorthand for that…

goodbyejojo
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goodbyejojo

apparently CoD IW isnt doing as well, people finally got sick off CoD in general, that mass disliked trailer shoulda been a indicator.

Jueta
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Jueta

Not only people that can’t tell the difference between both shooters, also people like me that bought BF1 before because I really was expecting titanfall 2 to suck so I ignored that it was coming out a week later. Now I bought BF1 and I don’t feel like shelling out another 50 or so € for another shooter. I’ll probably get it in a sale, but yeah, EA just shot itself, but more importantly, Respawn on the foot.

Artemiy
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Artemiy

Yay, Jimdependence is coming upon us!
Also, second only to Jim Fucking Sterling Son himself.

Jim Sterling
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Apparently embeds don’t work today because why should they? Sorry about that.

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