The Jimquisition: The PS4 Trash Tour

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As a nice treat, we’re going on a field trip today. Come with me to Hell, as we scour the underbelly of the PlayStation Store.

The Power of PlayStation, it turns out, is a dark and foreboding power indeed.

Bonus Content: Life Haxz with Jim Sterling

 

Concubinary Code
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Concubinary Code

Horse racing 2016 is on sale for the featured deals of the week as of right now for a generous 85% off. Ha

Cobra_IronFang
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Cobra_IronFang

By the looks of it Sony’s quality control seems to be the same as me saying I’m an olympic athlete. Sure I can go around tellimg people that I’m an olympian but I ain’t gonna win no gold medal… maybe a potassium medal… if I’m lucky, and Sony’s quality control seems just as good.

LegendaryFrog
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LegendaryFrog

Manager: “My son made this game and I want it on PSN”
PSN Dept: “No. It’s terrible”
Manager: “Uncle. Those jerks won’t put my son’s game on PSN”
Sony VP: “Put that shitty game on PSN”
PSN Dept: “But it’s bad!”
Sony VP: “If you don’t post it on PSN I’ll find someone that will”
PSN Dept: “Fine”
VP heads ‘home’
VP’s Mistress: “So my friend’s teenage kid made this game…”

Stephen
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Stephen

So, based on your anonymous source, it seems to be access based and have zero actual quality control? Giving us the worst of both worlds.

r.m.renfield
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r.m.renfield

AVGN made one of the great prototype youtube series about shit, broken games on the NES. Didn’t they (Nintendo) have the quality control Jim is talking about? Can there be any objective standard of “bad game” or is it just “you know, if it’s got x and it has y and z doesn’t function…” basically Jim doesn’t like it. What, honestly, is your solution? A bunch of guys and gals playing everything that gets submitted? Every single one? You could bust Valve just by getting a bunch of hacks to produce endless clones and watch Valve pay the 2 million… Read more »

Justin
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Justin

This is incredible. Most of my PS4 purchases (including a number of impulse buys) have been digital but I will certainly be careful to avoid this kind of garbage.

Hopefully shouldn’t be too difficult given how atrocious even static images of these games look. XD

YoungSteev
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YoungSteev

How widely known is it that Vaccine, a rather terrible roguelike that looks like an early build of the first Resident Evil (which Jim has done a couple of videos about already), is available on the Nintendo store? It seems like this unmoderated digital store policy may stretch further than Valve and Sony

WyattGr
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WyattGr

5-Star Top Rated is not the only one that got taken down Jim, but it’s not that surprising you didn’t hear about Solbrain Knight of Darkness. It was a hot mess that lasted a hot minute, and from last year. Stolen assests from Skyim, inability to pause, enemies glitching into the walls so you can’t win, can’t save. I think less than a hundred people even bought it before it got pulled forever. …. Counting me.

VinLAURiA
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VinLAURiA

You could have prevented this. You could have bought a Wii U.

(I mean, Christ, some of those look like PS2 games.)

Terry Osaurusies XI
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Terry Osaurusies XI

Are Sony passive-aggressively punishing US consumers for trump? Or think their quality standards are that much lower now?
We UK/EU members have like maybe 10% of the shit like that VR tripe and the bestest horse racingest game you’ll ever playest, so something is happening or failing to happen between the two markets. I still am betting on some juicy gossip-worthy blackmail being utilised towards a highly regarded Sony exec. Just filling in the blanks here, Sony.

Appretaur
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Appretaur

The name “Sony” sounds like an incomplete form of the phrase “So Neat,” and that seems appropriate because Sony doesn’t have a complete and functional grasp on providing and maintaining a neat and tidy storefront.

xmoziex
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xmoziex

Also noticed a character in the video called ‘ceann duine’ which translates as ‘one person’ lol

xmoziex
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xmoziex

Gach Duine (Gok Dinna) is actually Gaelic for ‘everybody’

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

A notable mention Jim didn’t cover was SkyLight Freerange Part One. As he said though, the shit piles high and the shovels don’t exist. There is no way to filter out crap on PSN unless you already know what game you want. The bad games are mixed into every facet of the store, sold alongside the likes of Persona and Horizon as though they deserve equal billing. It’s a shame that I can’t browse the new game s any more without immediately becoming suspicious of any indie titles. I mean, there’s this little pixel thing called “Undertale” now. It looks… Read more »

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

This is very interesting indeed, what exactly is Sony trying to hide? I am a little pissed that Sony is A-OK with being overly restrictive with mods for Fallout 4 and not allowing cross-platform play with other consoles, yet they are perfectly fine with opening the floodgates for dozens upon dozens of shitty games(several of which couldn’t even get on Steam) which results in the PSN looking very similar to the Xbox Live Indie section on the 360(something i’m surprised Jim didn’t bring up), and that’s not a comparison you want people to make.

Bork Lazer
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Bork Lazer

that was the best Life Hacxz yet – I had a man with a blue uniform and a gun and a shiny copper tiny-shield thing try to mug me the other day and I pinched his nipples so hard he fell in love with me and now I live at his house with cool metal bars on the windows n stuff it’s great thanks jim for the life hacx tips it was great Xd

SmaMan
Member

A lot of people also forget about how the Wii U eShop was, for a year or so, a dumping ground for Unity asset flips, and even a games with copyrighted music and other assets in them. Look up the Skunk Bundle’s “Haunted Hotel” if you want a big glorious mess of a game.

GreenGarden
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GreenGarden

So is stuff region speciffic? A lot of the stuff appears on the Squirty Jimpressions don’t seem to ever show up on the UK PSN like Life of Black Tiger. That’s a good thing of course but I wonder why that is.

Shui Gor
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Shui Gor

No Zoidberg joke? I am disappoint……

MuddyScarecrow
Member

I just finally bought a PS4 too. When I went browsing for games that were around 5-10 dollars I got literally nothing but shovelware crap for three pages straight before I gave up and just bought What Remains of Edith Finch. Thanks for that recommendation, by the way Jim! I loved it! Just further proof that you’re damaging the indie market like the Romines say, eh?