Jef Costello
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Jef Costello

I am the very model of a lousy game developer
A cynical and litigious Early Access peddler
An asset-flipping, post-deleting charlatan and predator
Yes, I am the very model of a lousy game developer

Sharadufobash
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Sharadufobash

I’ve never even looked at Steam Greenlight so it’s kind of impressive you can make a video I found funny and informative about it.

The stuff about Mortose (or however you spell it) cracked me up.

Great stuff.

Mike Wallace
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Mike Wallace

I agree on the point that, on a “bigger picture” scale, Wildcard’s actions are skeevy but not the most grotesque. That said, I don’t hold it against any Ark players who feel insulted by the publisher’s dysfunctional actions. Context is everything, but having a broader perspective doesn’t necessarily dismiss someone’s actions. We don’t ignore theft because murder is a thing, for example.

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

STOP IT JIM, THEY’RE ALREADY DEA-EH-EH-EH-EEEEEEED…! #NotReallyTho

ATBro
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ATBro

This isn’t to defend Konami or anything, but the only thing I can come up with that might be why they release PES on PC the way they do, is because they know who their audience is. The football loving crowd is probably not the most up to date on their gaming rigs. That game has a different target audience than most games. I don’t know enough specifics about the internal workings of video games to say with authority, but I think Blizzard would attest to the idea that setting a low bar graphically allows more people to get in… Read more »

Ender1200
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Ender1200

I really don’t see the big deal myself, most likely because I really don’t see any hard difference between early access and a complete game. I’ve seen several games that have all the rights to call themselves complete but still sit on early access, and game that are considered complete but are half baked mess. Then there are games like Terraria or minecraft which while being both complete and out of EA for years now still get content updates, and game like the paradox grand strategy games that evolve over years, getting both free update and a paid DLC once… Read more »

David Sayers
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David Sayers

This episode may as well have been titled: ‘But Rob From Digital Homicide Is An Honourable Man.’

Locuas
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Jim, Since you did not trash this game because of the DLC i have to assume that either a) you are biased in favor of the game either because they paid you in secret to love it (you HAVE to love it to pieces if you are not tearing it apart. there are only two options, undying adoration or complete and utter disgust, after all) B) this is a clickbait video since, as a site that doesn’t get revenue from clicks but isntead from your patreon page, I assume that means you get money from clicks. those are the only… Read more »

nicethugbert
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nicethugbert

Jim, Wildcard knew better precisely because it did better. You’re taking the lowered expectations route on this one.

Derpington
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Derpington

Wait… if Jim can’t mention the name “Digital Homicide” during a video to avoid further legal issues, haven’t they technically won with their pending lawsuit?

Malidictus
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Malidictus

A friend of mine mentioned the Epansion Pack for Ark in casual conversation, and it took me several minutes to realise what he’d said, with a “Wait wait wait wait! Isn’t Ark still in Early Access?” This just doesn’t make sense to me. You’ve asked for people’s money with the promise that they’ll get a completed game, yet you’re selling additional content that those people aren’t going to get before it’s even finished? That strikes me as breaking the deal. I can definitely see why people are angry, even if I myself am just perplexed. Interestingly, we’ve sort of gotten… Read more »

Jack Trevor
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Jack Trevor

There was definitely some face slapping going on here but it turns out the consumer got slapped.

I’ll probably never play Arc until it’s finished (whenever that is) but even I had to say this was a stupid move. I don’t think the consumers are entitled to every bit of content for free but when the base game isn’t even considered done yet and you charge a paid for add-on, you are doing yourself any favors as a developer.

There are no innocent parties here unfortunately.

Eirik
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Eirik

Is the dlc in early access?

LatePocketwatch
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LatePocketwatch

Special pay per view episode of the jimquisition, separate from patreon, to address the other topic. Good idea, or best idea?

William Jones
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William Jones

The thing that makes me really angry is Valve have used their position to try to dictate the ability of a developer to take someone to court for harassment and no-one cares because of the fuckwits who they did it too. It may all be fine, but I’m worried that now, this will become a modus operandi of Valve, protecting the harassers with the ever looming threat of being evicted from the service if you dare ask a court to look at whether harassment has happened, all for the sake of protecting their reputation. It’s all well and good saying… Read more »

Archdruid Kromas
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I am sorry but constantly updating content is not finishing the product. Half the core game-play features are not even in and things promised “in the next week or so” (Truesky fix,dx12) we are still waiting on for more than a year. Most people have been worried about this game for some time before the DLC debacle and this just proved that they would rather shove content as fast as possible instead of improving the game for a quick cash grab before the game gets shut down as just another stomping lands.

09philj
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09philj

Is Minecraft in Early Access?

Dave Dogge
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Dave Dogge

But you get to fist dodos up the backside …. I was referring to Ark’s content and not Digital Homicide of course.

Anton
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Anton

They deserve all of the money just for making a game where I can spend an hour boxing Dodo birds.

Seriously though, this video seems a bit representative of why most people nowadays don’t have a principled objection to scummy dlc or microtransactions in their favorite games; they are so goddamn desensitized to the whole thing, they’re just happy that their favorite game’s DLC – say, something like Overwatch – isn’t the worst thing ever.

Bashtarle
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Bashtarle

I’m uncertain if I can accurately gauge how Jim feels about Konami.

alextulu
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alextulu

Steam shouldn’t allow DLC on early access in the first place.

Lysere
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Lysere

So I totally didn’t read an article about the developer you totally weren’t talking about only to see that they were apparently going to try and hit Valve with a lawsuit for pulling their stuff.

If they spent as much time on their games as they did trying to sue everybody maybe they’d actually have a decent game.

Daniel Jensen
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Daniel Jensen

Who would have thought customers don’t like it when you use the money you gave them to finish a product… to invent more ways of asking you for money?

Also, I’ve been religiously following the ‘thing’ that’s been happening over this weekend (partically because I have a sneaking suspicion I’ll be part of it). There is not enough popcorn in the world.

Marcello Crocitti
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Marcello Crocitti

KOBRA STUDIO??? Damn Jim, you got me. I was SURE you were talking about Lord Kres and journey of the light.

rabelford
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I like to think of the boglins are your legal team.

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