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.

Thomas Vincent Szaban
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Thomas Vincent Szaban

I was kind of disapointed that Jim never onced called James Romino a cun-SKELETON WARRIORS! during this video. If anyone deserves that title, it is him.

PIERS
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A thought just occurred to me. During the video, Jim said he’s never been in direct contact with James Romine, only James’ brother, Robert.

Robert admitted during the interview that he’s 35 and with three kids.

What if…James is one of those three kids? And it’s why Jim never heard directly from him?

Will113
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Will113

I sure hope it’s over forever, and that Digital Homicide doesn’t try anything incredibly stupid and desperate.

Darkzentai
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Darkzentai

Total wrong response on DH part what they should of done was ignored Jim or taken the criticism and learned from it but some do feel the need to defend themselves to the bitter end if they feel attacked . The bit I found interesting was they destroyed themselves which makes me think was all Jims coverage of every bad green light game a waste of time as these people destroy themselves with lack of sales or being dumb like DH if you leave them alone the attention from YouTube only helps them as no ones is stupid enough to… Read more »

Wellsy487
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Wellsy487

Good work Jim. That pair just seem delusional beyond belief.

HelixShade
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HelixShade

And so a chapter comes to a close. With that said, this 40 Minute epic of a Jimquisition was definitely…worth the weight. But seriously, if there are Greenlight Dev’s queuing up to sue you and kill you with stress, let them come. I’m certain this court case would simply be an instant dismissal. If not, then I’m sure the plethora of evidence for their dirty deeds is a lot larger and more admissible as proof than the stuff they can try to stick to you. I do however feel bad for Romine’s Wife and Kids. Between this and the 100… Read more »

Wolfie
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Wolfie

And let this be a lesson to people like myself who hope to either become developers or own a development studio ourselves. One. Effort matters. It may suck, but as long as effort was put into something, genuine effort, people will at least respond in some way that can be useful, and you take those criticisms and complaints, and you learn from them. The internet is not a nice place. It’s not hand-holding and loving praise. It’s a vicious beast that will tear even the things it loves the most to shreds. Yet that does not mean it’s not stupid.… Read more »

Just Some Guy
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Just Some Guy

$2 261 000 +$4 300 000 +$5 000 000 —————- $11 561 000 Except in DH mathematics, where it’s $10 761 000. Aside from that, James reminds me of this one man-child I had the displeasure of dealing with when I went back to school as an adult student to pick-up some extra marketable skills. I was stuck in a group for one class to do an assignment worth 70% of the total class mark, both he, and I were in our mid thirties. The guy often didn’t show up because he “forgot,” even though the meeting time was solely… Read more »

Daniel Jensen
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Daniel Jensen

Isn’t it a reasonable claim to say “I spent time and money trying to do this lawsuit, I want recompense?”

I mean, assuming the entire fucking thing wasn’t frivolous from the very start.

Anyway, Jim, you lived up to the hype. A well deserved gloaty little vid. And I hope those idiots who are trying to threaten you on Youtube fuck right off back to the cesspit they came from.

Brendan Christopher Marks
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Brendan Christopher Marks

Open letter to Jim Fucking Sterling Son (trademark) This may sound weird but at the end I wept. Not cried but wept. This has mirrored my own situation with a spurious law suit in everything but the industry it occurred in. How did you manage to keep fighting? Even when you’re right it’s still so hard to keep fighting every day against the bullshit. You’ve given me strength to keep pushing and, if it’s not too much trouble, do you have any advice regarding how you managed to keep yourself sane through all this? I truly admire your personal integrity… Read more »

Kev' Bryant
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Kev' Bryant

The real question: Will DaFoe be playing Jim in the movie version of the case?

Doublep
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Doublep

If Romine had some sense of humor, and no more fucks to give, he would file a DMCA takedown on this very video. Would be hilarious!

Adam Bourne
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Adam Bourne

The only way you were losing this was if you were found in contempt for sending the Cornflake Homunculus in your stead. Still long time coming – congrats

C. Peter Roberts
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C. Peter Roberts

Well done, Jim. And congratulations once again.

Stormbringer
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This is 30mins too long. Jim’s so transgressive.

Benj
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Benj

So is James the real “brain” behind the Digital Homicide thing. What’s Robert’s role in all this.

I am right in thinking that he was the one in the DigiHom interview right?

Muddy Scarecrow
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Muddy Scarecrow

Ultimately what Romine and other incredibly amateur devs like him need to realize that verbally and financially attacking the one guy who made a high profile youtube video that said some mean things about your project isn’t going to do shit. I mean…seriously. He’s one guy. It’s not like Jim was the only one giving the Slaughtering Grounds bad reviews. It’s not like people were loving the game before he strolled on in and were now saying “huh…you know what? The fat British guy in the red glasses and unhealthy poglin obsession is right. This game IS an absolute failure!”… Read more »

Benj
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Benj

Fucking hell, they didn’t even do the basic maths right!

Did they write this lawsuit in crayon or their own shit?

Jack Trevor
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Jack Trevor

During this entire video I could just see James’ face contorting in rage not only for losing everything but his “enemy” is sitting pretty and, worst, not gloating about it because Jim is proving to be the better man here. And James gets angrier and angrier as the video goes on because he can’t do anything about it.

Still, the man honestly got exactly what he deserves.

Benj
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Benj

I just saw the 38 minute runtime and now I need a cold shower.

Jack Trevor
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Jack Trevor

You said March 2017 in the video, I assume you meant March 2016

Appretaur
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Appretaur

Notice how the tone and implied backstory completely change between these two identical sentences just by changing nothing more than the name of the person who’s the subject:

“After my joke show, John Doe came up to me to express that he hadn’t laughed so heartily since the time he got sued.”

“After my joke show, Jim Sterling came up to me to express that he hadn’t laughed so heartily since the time he got sued.”

FuTeffla
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FuTeffla

I love ya, Jim. Have a nice cup of tea and a sit down because you’ve earnt it.

Exley97
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Exley97

I’m glad this is over, and that Jim prevailed (an outcome that was fairly obvious based on the facts) but this upsets me because it still cost money, time, energy and stress. As Jim put it, he had to pay for his lawyer, which he would have had to do anyway because Romine doesn’t have any money. That seems wholly unfair to me — that basically one of the Greenlight shit slingers can file a fakakta lawsuit with no real basis in law or fact and forced a critic to not only pay money they may not have on lawyers… Read more »

THT
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THT

And thus, the DigiHom Saga has concluded.

So when’s the novel coming out?