Jimquisition: Solving the Sexism Situation

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beema:
Jim Sterling's Twitter feed has become incredibly obnoxious since he started doing Jimquisition. It's funny how he lambasts people for being defensive of PSN, but then spends the ENTIRE DAY making defensive tweets about Jimquisition critics, and only re-tweeting defenses from his flock of fanboys/girls.
Seriously Jim, stop being such a fucking baby.

Given the image of himself he tries to present, it's surprising how thin-skinned he is. "Videogames are not movies" was alright - he actually made some good points there. This was essentially a poorly-thought-out and simplistic argument, and he got called out on that. Now he's apparently whining about Escapist viewers having standards.

Jim, if you don't want your videos to be criticized, make better videos.

"Wow, it amazes me that, after two weeks of them hurling abuse at me, some people are now offended because I called them morons. Morons."

Yes Jim, but you're supposed to be a professional. If forum trolls manage to rile you into public displays of faeces-flinging then perhaps being a figure on the internet isn't for you.

Personally I don't care for the content of these shows, both verbally and visually. I can imagine it being fine as an article, but there's nothing happening visually, which is important in a video-series. You can make quips about escapist readers only loving ZP and EC for their colourful backgrounds, but they do provide imagery realted to the voice-over. I did notice you had some paint drawings in this week, but they were very few in number and only one of them managed to even make me smile. Maybe this show just isn't going to be my thing, or maybe I'm an elitist who somehow can't comprehend the subtle points your making here. To me this just sounded like a vaguely absurd solution to a potent social problem. It was...alright I guess, but it wasn't as humorous as a ZP and it wasn't as thought-provoking as EC. I understand you're not trying to be those shows, but when the video is neither humourous, insightful or engaging, that simply means it isn't very good.

Like I say, maybe I'm just too stupid to get what you've been calling a more subtle discussion of these issues, but Jimquisition isn't holding my attention.

Jim makes good points.

BUT, he needs to amp the presentation... it's not interesting just watching a well-stocked man with sunglasses drone on with some inter-cutting scenes.

stoprequesting:

Jim, if you don't want your videos to be criticized, make better videos.

srsly
I think everyone on here should start bombing his Twitter. He's behaving soooo immaturely. I mean, that's always been part of his persona, but in this case it comes off as "if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen."

You started a new show dude. It didn't go over well. Get over it. Move on. Try to make it better, or quit. Whining about how everyone who doesn't like it isn't "getting it" every single time is absurd.

I would obviously try and make the Twitter-bombs intelligent, and not just "OMG U SUCK." Although, it can be pretty difficult to deliver intelligently-worded criticism on Twitter.

ildrine closure

I personally don't have any problem with this new comer to the Escapist, I myself have only recently started a profile and posting to the comments/ forums even though I have watched Zero Punctuation for years. That being said a lot of people are giving him crap for rehashing things that have been gone over and beaten to death in some ways, but honestly EVERYTHING has been went over time and time again, that is just the way it is. This same argument was made over Extra Credits Consoles being the new coin-op episode by all the frantic Movie Bob people who claim all the same points where made by his death of PC gaming video, so wheres all the Extra Credit should be gone talk... Oh that's right they cater to the Games are Art crowd. this to me seems like another angle for a different type of gamer which is fine I'm not a huge fan of it but i hardly think its trash and his way of making his point is a bit of a journey but is that not why we are here for the entertainment? I think what the Escapist has done over the years has been a great service to the industry and because of them picking up Zero Punctuation i have found rare gems like Extra Credit, Movie Bob,LRR,and now the Big Picture although if Movie Bob gets any higher on his soap box he's going to get a nose bleed. I think the track record of the Web Site speaks for itself and if theirs was nothing to what he does and says he would not have got the show so perhaps we should reserve judgement until a wardrobe malfunction or he fights dogs or something.

Im sorry, I gave him a second chance, and Hell, I might give him a 3rd if I get bored next week, but seriously this ep was worse than the first.

Sorry Jimmy.. your wrong. I would rather go with women in full platemail than to misrepresent masculinity as some waifish non threatening emotagonist lady boy (which taking the suggestion he made about deviant art + devil may cry, that is EXACTLY what results got returned) The most screwed up thing about his example is he is assuming those images are made for/by females, which explains why his premise is flawed to begin with.

That was the only concept that really got brought up that hasnt been the video equivilent to pummeling a deceased equine. And its wrong.

Heres my suggestion, in the hopes that you get your act together. Be the guy to say what actually needs to be said to the community, but we obviously dont want to hear. Be the guy to say "RPG fans... just admit it, you enjoy boring and grindy games" or "Madden fans... You have not only hurt sports games, you have hurt gaming as a whole, now stop it before it gets any worse" kind of things, because thats the only niche he is realistically going to be able to fill.

Regurgitating done to death ideas with your own special "flavor" is not going to work.

He's weird... I like him.

His humor is very Lewis Black

cant wait till your next vid, love the fact your pissing sumpepol off

Groundchuck:
I personally don't have any problem with this new comer to the Escapist, I myself have only recently started a profile and posting to the comments/ forums even though I have watched Zero Punctuation for years. That being said a lot of people are giving him crap for rehashing things that have been gone over and beaten to death in some ways, but honestly EVERYTHING has been went over time and time again, that is just the way it is. This same argument was made over Extra Credits Consoles being the new coin-op episode by all the frantic Movie Bob people who claim all the same points where made by his death of PC gaming video, so wheres all the Extra Credit should be gone talk... Oh that's right they cater to the Games are Art crowd. this to me seems like another angle for a different type of gamer which is fine I'm not a huge fan of it but i hardly think its trash and his way of making his point is a bit of a journey but is that not why we are here for the entertainment? I think what the Escapist has done over the years has been a great service to the industry and because of them picking up Zero Punctuation i have found rare gems like Extra Credit, Movie Bob,LRR,and now the Big Picture although if Movie Bob gets any higher on his soap box he's going to get a nose bleed. I think the track record of the Web Site speaks for itself and if theirs was nothing to what he does and says he would not have got the show so perhaps we should reserve judgement until a wardrobe malfunction or he fights dogs or something.

Because Extra Credits are largely enjoyed but some disagreed with their points made in that episode.

Conversely, very little people find Jim entertaining, endearing, likable, charming, or anything good really.

What the hell? How does this have anything to do with sexism?

This isn't about people being mistreated, discriminated or violated based on their gender; this is about tits and butts in games. People like tits and butts, so they put 'em in games. Nothing sexist about it.

Seriously? How can anyone think this is an important thing to discuss? There is no situation to solve!

erbkaiser:
According to Jim, anyone who does not like him is a fucking moron and an elitist cunt.

https://twitter.com/#!/JimSterling

Haha. This is the funniest, and most pathetic, thing I've seen all day.

Yahtzee's responded directly to his critics what, once in 3+ years? (The mailbag episode) Now we've got this guy crying on his Twitter and throwing personal insults at half the forum. He really has to grow a thicker skin and fast.

@ Jim. People aren't hating on you because you're anti-intellectual or whatever your paranoia is claiming. People are hating on you because you're crap at your job.

Seriously, this is the Escapist, aka That Site With Zero Punctuation On It. Any over opinionated sweary loudmouth is going to be directly compared to Yahtzee, and you're not remotely in his league.

I like how Jim is responding to the "haters" on twitter instead of here. So he can comfortably fling insults at them without them ever hearing it.

The problem I have with these comment boards on this site is that you rarely see the show creators interact with the people that watch. Most of the time it seems like the generally ignore the comments being made (supporting or detracting) and then when they finally do get around to check it out, it has been like this where instead of personally responding to specific complaints made about the show, they go on twitter or some other board and say "if you want to discuss the issues of our video that is on the escapist, you have to come here to do it."

And the fact that Jim rather just call anyone that disagrees with him a moron or a troll just means I won't be watching anymore.

I lol'd.

With all the insults thrown around here, why shouldn't Jim return the favor? It's the internet after all, we are all allowed to be cunts in public.

If Jimquisition can only be measured by how closely it resembles ZP, then it would serve no purpose. Yahtzee would always win a Yahtzee lookalike contest, and frankly I'd rather see something different. Jimquisition fills that niche quite nicely for me.

I like Jim's satirical take on the issue- although I think I'd rather cut my own eyes out than look at Marcus Phoenix in a thong... *shudders*

Hope you get to fling more of your videos at us in future, Jim!

I'm not a fan of this show (I thought the videogames aren't movies vid was pretty bad) but god damn I laughed out loud at the passion with which he pleads for halfnaked men. I have to admit he has a point here, though really all I want to see in games is female armour that is, in fact, armour. Not likely to happen, but neither are any halfnaked men, as the target demographic of many AAA developers (prepubescent boys) is almost by definition homophobic as fuck.

erbkaiser:
According to Jim, anyone who does not like him is a fucking moron and an elitist cunt.

https://twitter.com/#!/JimSterling

How unexpected, Jim Sterling retreating to twitter to throw insults and attacks at people who strongly disagree with him and what he stands for.

I mean its not like his videos have their own forum for him to post o......

Oh!

I for one look forward to the day when I can take my high-level male MMO character through the toughest dungeon in the game wearing nothing but gauntlets, boots, and a steel thong.

Rotting Corpse:
I find it amazing how this guy can talk for minutes on end without saying anything. Escapist, please stop paying this guy, this you guys above him. He's not funny, he doesn't make intelligent points, and he doesn't even say anything. He brings up the points without discussing them. That's twice now I haven't even been able to sit through his whole video.

I have watched both videos all the way through but I do have to agree that he is a little like a politician: He talks about a lot of stuff without actually saying anything.

beema:

I think everyone on here should start bombing his Twitter. He's behaving soooo immaturely.

Please tell me you are being ironic...

I liked it, i dont know why. He just rubs me from the right spot.
I still think he needs a better backround and better topics thats all.
Plus you guys need to give him some credit for talking in front of the camera than just using cartoon characters instead.

Professional troll shitting out one of the worst recieved shows this website has ever seen? Frankly Jim, if you don't like the community, do one back to dtoid and stop inflicting this tripe on us.

Iwana Humpalot:
Plus you guys need to give him some credit for talking in front of the camera than just using cartoon characters instead.

Ummm.. there's a reason why most of the other video creators here don't just stand in front of a camera for their videos: it's boring, less effective than intelligently chosen imagery and, given the budgets most Escapist videos are probably created on, is bound to look like it should be a random scrub on Youtube instead.

I like it. New bookmark... :)

Jim makes some great points and isn't overly hard on the ears but for God's sake have mercy on our eyes and get him out of the camera.

Bostur:
With all the insults thrown around here, why shouldn't Jim return the favor? It's the internet after all, we are all allowed to be cunts in public.

If Jimquisition can only be measured by how closely it resembles ZP, then it would serve no purpose. Yahtzee would always win a Yahtzee lookalike contest, and frankly I'd rather see something different. Jimquisition fills that niche quite nicely for me.

I'm with you, mate. I love Yahtzee for being Yahtzee. I love Jimquisition for being something else.

It's funny people come whining here about how he should leave the website.
I dislike Stolen Pixels. Guess what? I AM NOT POSTING EVERY WEEK HOW STUPID IT IS.
I JUST IGNORE IT.
See how easy that is?

That men objectify women because of evolutions is probably the stupidest thing ever said on the escapist. Get a grip man. But I guess he is joking? Or trying to at least?

I hope the next Jimquisition is about Minecraft, FortressCraft and the stupidity surrounding people who don't get that ideas can't be copyrighted.

Hell, I think the Jimquisition would benefit so much more if it ranted about the stupid small things that gamers and developers do, like what I mentioned above, instead of being a ranty angry show about the usual "big issues." Whatever the case, wanted to pop back in to show my support once again.

at first i thought he was going to be making valid points and really try and cover the subject...seriously. but man that was just straight up insulting to women in so many ways. it went from funny to just plain mean. Jim your a duchebag and i'm no longer watching these videos. i though giving him a second chance would be the right thing to do. but i guess i was being too nice.

Video Quality: Poor
Sound Quality: Poor
Subjects/Topics: Interesting topics but not covered well enough and lost in the blabbering.
Humor: sick and inappropriate for a website like this.

Gincairn:
Well I watched this one all the way through, which means it was either an improvement on the last one, or my will to live is slowly draining away.

I'll give episode 3 a chance and see where it goes from there.

Masochist.
Anyway I wouldn't be so easily offended by this video.

I like Jim's solution to gaming sexism, but everything else about this video is just an assault on the senses. The godawful drawings. The complete lack of context for his pointless ranting. The uninspired podium setup. I could picture him just throwing darts at a board to pick his topics ("Ah, boobs in video games, haven't done that one yet!" "Games are not movies!" "DRM!") which tells us nothing about the man himself or why he finds these issues important, other than he thinks we do.

I guess what I'm saying is please bring back Lisa!

ZombieGenesis:
Dudes, Escapist, I get it... he's supposed to be the asshole alternative to the smart shows for comedic effect.

Problem; it's just not funny! People don't find MovieBon and Extra Creditz funny because they're intelligent... they're funny because they are funny.

If it's been the same guy who green lit this and Game Dogs; fire them!

You mean Russ Pitts? How would he fire himself? =\

(Not that I disagree with the sentiment. This show is unfortunately pretty bad.)

You're still watching it, so stop bitching. It's a good point, but at the same time it's been done before. The solution presented is relevant, albeit odd. I mean, come on. If you don't like it, don't watch it.

What a miraculous non-issue he brought up and tackled like a real pro! I'd have been hard pressed to talk about such a non-issue, I mean it's such an important non-issue to so many people!

Seriously, what was his point? As Extra Credits said, a little titillation is fine now and then. Objectifying men doesn't solve the ACTUAL inherent sexism in making female characters absolutely token in games. Hollywood got the point and started writing for female perspective on the big screen (not always, but it's much better than it used to be), and games need to get to that same point as well. Female characters need more natural depth that is organic to their characters. I don't care whether she's wearing a thong and a butterfly bra or a full suit of armor, it wouldn't address this major issue.

Please get this guy off of this site. I've liked all of their new show selections this year except for this and Creature Caster Masters. One of those seems to have died at least, now it's time to get rid of this crap and fill the void with something a little less shit.

I'm starting to see how focused he is on sexual things. Not just in this vid, but in the other vids that I've seen of him. His pieces seem rather... Freudian. But that's probably just me.

Otherwise, I can't say that this grabbed me. The answer being to turn the tables by putting men in thongs? Sorry Jim, but I think I'll stick to the Mass Effect 1 method by putting your female squad members in fully clothed armor like the male squad members. That seems to be the mature thing to do.

With each vid I see of him, he's looking more and more like the poor man's Yahtzee. Which is amazing to consider, because Yahtzee's content is already dirt cheap to make.

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