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.

HaveSomeOatmeal
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HaveSomeOatmeal

This is, unequivocally, one of the best things on YouTube.

Salador
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Salador

Obviously Jim’s talked about everything, and probably just wants to move on. But I can’t see the dismissal as anything other than a pyrrhic victory. Jim still had to eat the cost of hs lawyer, and dismissal means that Jim doesn’t have to deal with this particular case or this particular wanker, but future devs might be just as audacious, or stupid, or insane. I wish James Romine had a little money so it was worth Jim taking it all the way to court. Because a real verdict smacking down James Romine sets a much needed precedent which makes it… Read more »

Winter Wonder Sylph
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Winter Wonder Sylph

Good thing that you are not taking any further actions against DH, they had enough, internet will take care of the corpse remainings. Besides, my #1 Kissboy needs a rest anyway.

diamond
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diamond

Glad I got up early so I had time to watch this before work, i’m with you Jim, I don’t blame you for not wanting to waste your efforts on the Romine bros, they are far too pathetic to waste time on. Though I don’t agree with Konami being worse then DH, at the very least Konami aren’t dumb enough to try and personally sue people for criticizing them.

DJ OakeyDoakey
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DJ OakeyDoakey

James Romine bought a Jim Sterling t-shirt!!!!!!!!!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE can you make a t-shirt saying

‘I tried suing Jim F. Sterling son for $10 million and all I got was this s****y T-Shirt!’

I would buy that in a heartbeat.

Peter Quint
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Peter Quint

Awesome stuff, Jim, and I did laugh a couple of times.

Having a threat hanging over you, even one as ridiculous as this one, is exhausting.

When it’s cleared that is a good feeling, though. Me, I’d meet up with some friends and get fucking wrecked on whatever I could get my hands on. Not sure if that’s your bag but you ought to have a treat, it reinforces why it’s worth fighting these kind of things.

Damn it. Now I just want to go out and get wrecked myself.

Must… work…

Nathan Aldana
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Nathan Aldana

the money zone reference makes me wonder if Jim is an avid fan of the podcast Sawbones

Bub&Bob
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Bub&Bob

Came here to see an ant crushed, left disappointed.

Only jesting! Great video as always, Jim F*cking Sterling Son.

09philj
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09philj

What are you going to do when Steam Direct starts? Just trawl the front page for the best and worst?

Note: I have some show title suggestions, if you don’t keep “Best of” and “Good Stuff”:
Jimvestigation
Jimquiry
Jimquest
Jimspection
Jimtelligence Services

(I like Jimspection)

Marc
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Marc

Well I’m glad it’s done for your sake Jim!

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Oh Jim! When Greenlight ends and you end the Best/Worst of Greenlight, and Steam Direct starts you should call the new series “Digital Jimicide”

SilentPony
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SilentPony

40mins long?! Jeez Jim, how long did this take to upload?!

09philj
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09philj

Is this the stupidest case your lawyer ever worked on?

If not, what the fuck?

Jerome Handy
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Jerome Handy

Oh, as a side note to those scumsnakes that threatened to KEEP suing Jim in some Force-Choke bullshit effort to drive Jim Sterling out of business, I suggest you go to Wikpedia, and look up two phrases. Frivolous Lawsuits, and Vexatious Lawsuits, EACH of which can impose CONSIDERABLE penalties on the part of the people doing the filing, especially when they file pro se as Romine did. I sure do hope you enjoy playing lawyer, when a Judge slaps you with a $10,000 fine, in ADDITION to all your other penalties, AND paying for Jim’s high priced lawyer. I stand… Read more »

Vaughan MacDonald
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Vaughan MacDonald

I am so freaking high right now! 🙂

thegreatpumpkinking
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thegreatpumpkinking

I think he has spoken to him, here’s the twist, the brothers are one in the same. (add dramatic music)

Peter Nelson
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Peter Nelson

The only slight calibration I would have made would have been to replace “legally protected right” to “my rights under the U.S. Constitution”. I suppose I can forgive it though as since you are an immigrant to this nation you may not understand how strong that argument is in the United States of America.

Peter Korman
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Peter Korman

“When people think of Jim Sterling, they think of Jim Sterling. When people think of your shitty, two-bit games, they think of Jim Sterling. You see, whatever meager misery of a legacy you could have hoped to attain, it has now been rendered unto me. You belong to me now.”

LatePocketwatch
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LatePocketwatch

No direct contact. Hmm… cowardice or toddler’s first attempt at intermediary?

The answer is cowardice.

Fallen Prime
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Fallen Prime

If Digital Homicide has a response to this… I suggest you show them how straight-up done you are by not even drawing attention to it. This is the final nail in the coffin, you made that quite clear.

Jerome Handy
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Jerome Handy

OH MY FUCKING GOD, WHAT??!?!?!??!?!?! Okay, we need to rewind here for a moment. Roll back time a bit, to that absolute shit faced face off between Jim and DigiHom. Now, in the video today, Jim says he’s never actually TALKED with James Romine directly. After everything that’s occurred, I don’t count that as a slip of the tongue. I think Jim was being dead honest. He’s NEVER talked with James Romine in a clear, back-and-forth manner….. So are you telling me, that shit weasel was HIDING BEHIND HIS FUCKING BROTHER DURING THAT SHITTY “INTERVIEW?” THAT THE WHISPERING, WEASELY BASTARD… Read more »

Samuel Crystal
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Samuel Crystal

Hey Jim, just wanted to say, you really and truly deserve a vacation after wading through this vat of shit. Seriously, I think I can safely say we’d all forgive you if you just took a week of no videos, no podcasts, and just had some time to recover. Thanks for sticking this out and continuing to be my favorite game critic of all time.

Aotrs Commander
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Aotrs Commander

I am very pleased to see that this is over and done with. I actually did find the video quite funny, but in the sort of “oh my god, I can’t believe how racist this is” way one feels when looking at World War 2 propaganda, the “I can’t believe thay someone thought this was okay” sort of way. One can only hope that the blithering idiots who threatened you are not quite as… I think delusional is really the only word – when it comes to actually trying the legal route. That they have the infinitesimal sense, in the… Read more »

Anton
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Anton

As much as I want to draw more amusement from DH’s implosion, I’m glad the strain on Jim is over. Looking forward to what a refreshed and unburdened Jim will put out.

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

Also, wow…that game clip in the middle of the video of his you put text over, I had never seen that before. Is that all it is? Having grown up around various forms of domestic violence and shiz, that stuff hardly surprises or offends me, especially when it resembles more like a lonely guy’s role playing with a sex doll covered in red paint packs…but it just makes me feel pretty sad for the creator’s state of mind when they think that’s a good thing they made. Or even edgy at the most generous attempt deconstructing his motivation. There are… Read more »