The Jimquisition: When Jim Sterling Was Sued For $10 Million By Digital Homicide

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I am the videogame critic they tried to sue for $10 million.

I’ve kept relatively quiet for almost a year while a spurious and disgusting libel lawsuit was spuriously filed in an attempt to disrupt my life.

Now I get to talk.

TheCreativeWelshman
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TheCreativeWelshman

Someone should write a book on this titled “Absloute Failure – The True Story Of Digital Homicide”.

Marcus Cohen
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Marcus Cohen

At this point I feel sorry for Romine. I’m sure that in his world it all made perfect sense.
But the whole thing raises an interesting question – can a person be held accountable for not having any rationality whatsoever? I mean, it’s not like he chose his grand delusion willfully. So is it a simple personal flaw then, or rather a clinical infliction?

George
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George

hmmm…Well I’m glad it’s over and I wish you good luck in the future Jim. Hopefully with this despicable lawsuit behind you, you will have the time, funds and emotional capital to focus on new and exciting productions.

🙂

Also, you are looking really good! That shirt is a bit too big for you now! 😉

La Chica Incognita
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La Chica Incognita

I’m fairly certain Jim’s audience isn’t in the millions (at least in terms of youtube subscribers) because his fans are in fact the opposite of “young and impressionable.” I’d go so far as to say that most of us are probably in the median age range of 25-35, have been gamers for quite some time and due to that fact are jaded and cynical as fuck. We watch Jim not because his opinions shape our own (though his arguments might change our minds because we’re thinking creatures capable of thought and rethinking things) but because with everything we have seen… Read more »

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

Well now the final nail has been hammered into the asset flipped coffin of this digital suicide, it’s about time to say congratulations on finally getting free of this ridiculous hassle by a person who quite likely required some professional counselling (at the very least) much earlier in his life to avoid this self-induced situation. It’s weird, when it comes to how criticism is handled, I see parallels with trump supporters (now apologists, because that’s what it’s come to now) and even trump himself, who, instead of dealing with criticism in any mature or self-aware way, they basically say the… Read more »

Camilo Fernández
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Camilo Fernández

So for the last year Jim has been an incarnation of “I have no mouth and I must lough maniacly”.
Congrtulation on this shit being over (and oh god, let’s all pray it’s over).
I’m also happy to decided not to utterly detroy them as it was your mandated legal right, besides the fact that you wouldn’t get any of value from them anyways.

You keep doing your job, and I keep proudly supporting you.
(You getting the rights to Digital Homicide’s brand name would be so sweet though…)

Locuas
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It seems this whole thing was an “absolute failure” for roominess… Is it fair to say that?

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

Well this has been a saga, hasn’t it?

Earthworm Tim
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Earthworm Tim

Jim, I’ve been a fan of your content since dtoid days, watching VGSWID and Jimquisition, reading things like the objective FF13 review or that one time where you gave Vanquish 5/10 😉 I know this whole case has been very tiring for you and so I wanted to take the time to say thanks for what you do. It might sound cheesey, but your brand of humour and opinions are among the few that I truly respect. You speak your mind freely and don’t apologise for your opinions, you back up your reasoning with critical thought, which even if I… Read more »

Rando
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Rando

Hmm…I think he just called me young and impressionable. I’ll take it!

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

Not related, but I bought two Boglins and a comic convention on Saturday and I was wanting help in identifying them.

The were about hand size, white, glow in the dark and one had boils, teeth, Simpsons hands and a ridged spin while the other more lizard hands, no teeth, two horn and no ridged spin or boils.

Victor Barreiro Jr.
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Victor Barreiro Jr.

Hey Jim,

Long time reader of your articles and watcher of the Jimquisition. I’m glad it’s past.

Get some rest. 🙂 And have a hot pocket and mountain dew. You’ve earned it! 😀

iThinkMyCatIsAFlea
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iThinkMyCatIsAFlea

What a strange world this is. We live in a world where a film can both win and not win Best Picture at the Ocars. Where the founder of a company (Palmer Luckey, Oculus) can both support and not support Donald Trump (Google Oculus Trump for more info). And where a shit developer can sue and not sue Jim for critiquing their shit games.

BeerDone
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BeerDone

Could you please, please, please make a playlist called “The Digital Homicide Saga,” listing every video involving DHS or its clones in chronological order? I would love to, as a viewer, revisit this every once in a while. This shit was MAJESTIC.

I’m glad you’re finally past it, though. Hopefully it frees up some personal time for you.

Dave Dogge
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Dave Dogge

When *deep down* you don’t give a shit about your rep. and your rep. is shite ……. SUE for money ! So sue me for saying so ! But seriously Jim I really sympathise with you having been put through the mill, I wish Digital Homicide should have had a frank conversation with you regarding them in the future attempting to increase the quality of their games and / OR reducing their price point of their games to accurately reflect quality. Instead it was like an incoherent teenager making ridiculous demands. Scary.

Lloyd
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Lloyd

So glad I stayed up so I could watch this right away 😀

M.
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M.

An HBomberguy cameo in a Jim Sterling video about the Digital Homicide saga?

… Aaand I need a cigarette.

Chris
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Chris

Oh no. I’m the one who has to point out the mistake.
Jim… you said the first document landed on your door step in March 2017… it’s meant to be March 2016, right?
Great video by the way!

Otherhand
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Otherhand

How… how can an adult human prepare a damages list that totals $11,561,000 IN MY HEAD and type it up as $10,761,000 in a court document?

Nemrex
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Nemrex
Artemiy
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Artemiy

I loved the ending bit.
“If any fucking idiot thinks they can repeat what James did, and somehow succeed… Well, you’re welcome to try, because I won’t show mercy next time. And you will break yourselves upon me.

Thank God for you Jim.

RaikuNH
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RaikuNH

Already up, Jim? Must have been excited as Hell with this one.

John
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John

I’m a little sad we won’t get to see how the Tommy Wiseau of lawsuits would have played out in court.

Hemmer van Ukzahn
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Hemmer van Ukzahn

I’m so glad this ridiculous shit is over for you Jim.

Deena
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Deena
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