Jimquisition: How Sony Can Make it Up To You

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Blek, sorry Jim, your show's a bit too dry for my taste. Was really hopin' the Escapist would finally have something for me to watch outside of LoadingReadyRun, but alas, twas not so.

Negatempest:

chif-ii:
Epiphany, guys.

Jim is kinda like Steven Colbert. If you don't understand that his douchebag, self-centered behavior is just an act, in the same way that Colbert's all-knowing yet idiotic comedy is just an act, than you're going to get all tight in the underpants about it. If, however, you recognize the act for what it is, than it becomes more enjoyable.

Still, his sense of humor is still a little too...rough for my tastes.

{sarcasm}OMG! That's not an act! Next thing your going to tell me is that Angry Video Game Nerd is a fake character! He is another angry customer just like the rest of us. Or that Yahtzee isn't the real name of the Zero Punctuation character. You are such a troll{/sarcasm}

...Sorry for that. I agree, some people have their nickers in a bunch for no real reason.

Exactly, that's why I finally warmed to this series when I laughed at the final lines of this episode. That ending made me get it.

I laughed this time, good work. Unfortunately, I only have a PC and a PS2 (FTW!) and so this episode doesn't really hold to much value for me.

If we need tame Jimquisitions like this so you can let 'er rip on occasion, like old times, then all is forgiven. Seriously I look forward to Mondays now on the Escapist just like Wednesdays and Thursdays. Hopefully the Escapist gives the Jimquisition enough of a chance to let the common folk warm up to ya.

But I do not like this new setup. Go back to the hand held microphone, and if you need something in the background, which you don't, then green screen something.

This is why I always only drop something after the third episode/show.

This was much better than the first two, which I found horrid and unfunny.

Well done, will be continuing with the jimquisition.

true true..

wait, this is supposed to be funny?

i have watched your first 3 episodes and thats it, not watching this waste of escapist space.

To be honest, I was rather pissed that they thought a subscription to two services I had no interst in the first place. I mean, music streaming? Being able to back up games online? Those two don't bother me and they've got a free service for the other, if they wanted to win people over in an instand, Free sony product off the PSN for X amount of time, their games, movies and music; then and only then would I be pleased.

Okay,..wait one second. So we (The escapees) are too high brow for this show, BUT a show dedicated to the sole purpose of dropping a single item a day in slow motion is "tasteful"? We are one heck of a fickle bunch.

First time I watch this series. I dunno,; I still like Yahtzee's or Lisa's vids better. But I must admit this guy makes some great points. I remember playing a demo for Tomba 2 (I think) and I loved the game. I would have bought it if I would have had any money at the time. Medievil? Yeah, also played the demo and it was good so alright.

System update? YES, PLEASE! Every single time I turn on my PS3 or attempt to play a new game, I know I gotta have at least 30 spare minutes for the inevitable system update. If I wanna play for less than 30 minutes...well, that's just impossible because most PS3 updates take that long.[quote="messy" post="6.282797.11100586"]One can't help but think that arrogance is real. I'm sure that such a persona is going to be exaggerated online for "comedic" effect however I can't help but think he's really like this. And it just makes the whole thing a bit irritating to watch, kudos on the two games mentions though.

Here's some more personal games that Sony could add to their library and they can also have my personal information along with my first born child:

-Legend of Dragoon (Sequel/ remake with better everything)
-Megaman Legends 3 (Don't like those Nintendo kids get a game they won't appreciate!)
-Um Jammer Lammy

ok the first one was really bad and the second one was meh at beast but this one was really good and quite entertaining.
oh and i don't think this would work better as a podcast.

Jim, I love you now for that jab at the Escapist community. Seriously we deserve it, we take so much piss you'd think it was our fetish.

Negatempest:
Okay,..wait one second. So we (The escapees) are too high brow for this show, BUT a show dedicated to the sole purpose of dropping a single item a day in slow motion is "tasteful"? We are one heck of a fickle bunch.

This don't occurs only in The Escapist.
Me and my friends always want fast internet here in our region so we can play with gamers around the world. When the fast internet days came and we saw how the other gamers are... Well, suffice to say that only one of my friends still play and single player only. Basically, if you will try rationalize you probably conclude that wants nothing in common with these people and ends stoping playing. So probably it's better not to take anything seriously.

...Why do I get the feeling Jim is unaware of the fact that delivering his lines like that doesn't help his case AT ALL?

Release Spyro the Dragon on whatever PSN store Australia uses and I'll forgive Sony.

I still don't really like this show that much, however, after going on Destructoid to see more of Jim's work I realised he likes the Dynasty Warriors series.

Great, now I can't hate him.

Good news! The three-episode break-in period is over and this show is on track. Good thing too, cos I really like these sort of "angry logic" shows, and that this one pulled itself up from its rocky beginnings is a triumph.

Good work Jim! :D

I'm slightly suprised about the generally positive feedback here, most people really disliked the first two, and I thought this would be the final nail in the coffin seeing as he doesn't really say anything in the long run...
I somewhat liked the first two episodes actually, he just needed some polish on his delivery as far as I cared.

Quite frankly I'd give him bonus points if he didn't have (what is in my opinion) the WORST intro of all Escapist series...

But, to each his own. If others enjoy it then I won't spoil things, I hate the people who do that :/
I'll probably give it a few more shots and if I don't like it I'll just pack up and watch the other shows :P

PS: apologies for any typos, I'm tired and it's been pretty cold here recently (numbish fingers)...

Assassin Xaero:

Hafnium:

Assassin Xaero:
The Medievil 3 thing would be nice, because I was just about to go buy the old one on PSN when it was brought down. But that is just my opinion. They don't really owe us anything, and if anyone does, it is the prick hackers that took it down.

Any company that holds so much information on you, owes you to protect it. I don't own a console at the moment, but if my personal data was stolen, I'd expect apologies and stuff of actual value..

Good video btw, pretty funny lines (I know some people can't stand him, I think he's alright).

Thing is, if someone really wants it, they will get it. And expecting some free games seems like a greedy way to handle the "shit happens" situation. They did tell you that the information may have been taken before they were sure if it was or not.

I don't know anything about hacking, but yeah it is impossible to stop with 100% certainty. That being said, I do think they need to step up and, just like when mmo's have severe downtime, give a little to the players instead of going "tough shit" :p

At least this didn't feature poorly drawn junk, so good for that.

Still, I don't think this is my cup of tea. I mean, it's improved so much since that terrible first episode. But I still didn't find it funny. It's hard to tell where the parody ends and the serious buisness begins. And the arrogance certainly doesn't help distinguish the two. Especially with the name. It just seems to be a poor attempt to create shock and intrigue simply by having your name implemented in the word "inquisition". I don't know about you, but that word isn't exactly one that I think is necessary for a talking segment, especially for one about the gaming industry.

Besides, his opinion on gaming is probably worth as much as my own; just one voice amidst a sea of millions. The only difference being that he's got friends in high places who give him opportunities to amplify that voice.

So, three strikes and goodbye? Sounds fair, yeah? Wish you success in your endeavors.

You, sir, gain serious street cred for showing love to Tomba and Medievil.

Seriously, we need Tomba.

Azaraxzealot:

i love how all someone needs to do is name-drop an undersuccessful cult-favorite on this site to become instantly beloved and get away with saying ANYTHING.

watch this:
"GEE WILLIKERS! I sure do love me some of that Psychonauts! It sure was a GREAT game that no one played! Gee wiz that game deserved better!"

(i really do think it was good, but i think it may be just some sort of thing where people only love it because the average Cash-In of Duty nut hasn't heard of it)

Eh it was a good episode anyway and I have never heard another video producer on the escapist mention it. PS1 classics seem to go a miss with a lot of people and to finally have one who even acknowledges the ps1 is a plus for me

Anyway Psychonauts is not that small a game if everyone and their dog says to play it, maybe because it wasn't a financial success. However everyone recommends Psychonauts and I think people over look the ps1 era of games

Hmm...this has been much better. Perhaps there is hope for this show yet.

I dunno, this was alright but i dont like his humour that much, its seems really forced

You people are giving the sexist sod ANOTHER chance? *sigh*

He toned down the male genitalia, decided to swear less, and the show actually got worse IMO.

Point is Jim is parading as some sort of internet personality, when he actually has no personality to speak of whatsoever.

FYI I don't think any of those three things are going to make anyone care any less about the violation to their personal privacy. Albeit from me to say that less frakking system updates would be the right thing to do regardless of whether or not you spent the better part of the past few weeks being a deceptive, stonewalling, finger pointing multi-billion dollar company.

Another beef is that not only am I expected to give this show one final chance at not being a flaming pile of excrement, but I had to watch an ad to do so??? Yeah, I'll skip this from now on. I'm sorry Jimmy boy but you don't possess the chops to make me watch your show even though I hate it ALA Howard Stern.

Negatempest:
Okay,..wait one second. So we (The escapees) are too high brow for this show, BUT a show dedicated to the sole purpose of dropping a single item a day in slow motion is "tasteful"? We are one heck of a fickle bunch.

Daily drop is interesting man. I don't understand the correlation you are trying to make. That's like saying there is a debate as to whether particle physics is "tasteful" or otherwise...

I love it when the crowbar is ready.

what the hell man. are you nuts. you have no solution for the ppl that only have a PSN account for the mmo's from sony on the bloody pc.

P.S. i will forgive you if you make it up to us in the next episode

though i would love to see medievil, if sony wants to make me REALLY happy make a dlc that allows me to play ps2 game on the ps3.... like many others i don't have the one that has backwards computability and due to circumstances out of my control i no longer have a ps2 but still have all my games.

Hive Mind:
You people are giving the sexist sod ANOTHER chance? *sigh*

Honestly I'm not sure what to make of the situation. He wasn't pulling his misogynist "satire" bullshit (only one thing that could be interpreted as a rape joke, no MS Paint genitalia, no exploitative cover pic, hasn't called the Escapist's readers 'cunts' on his twitter in the last couple hours), instead it was mostly harmless nostalgia.

So I think it could go one of two ways: it stays boring and mostly inoffensive, possibly being cancelled as a result (fingers crossed); or he is just taking a breather episode from his regular trolling and he will eventually do something horrible. I kinda hope it is the former, inasmuch as it makes him a less shit person, but if he does decide to go back to the old ways, then no, he is done for.

Basically: While I can't stand him when he spouts sexist crap, I don't know how I feel about Sterling being here on principle (in light of what he has done in the past &c.) if he doesn't.

loodmoney:

Hive Mind:
You people are giving the sexist sod ANOTHER chance? *sigh*

Honestly I'm not sure what to make of the situation. He wasn't pulling his misogynist "satire" bullshit (only one thing that could be interpreted as a rape joke, no MS Paint genitalia, no exploitative cover pic, hasn't called the Escapist's readers 'cunts' on his twitter in the last couple hours), instead it was mostly harmless nostalgia.

So I think it could go one of two ways: it stays boring and mostly inoffensive, possibly being cancelled as a result (fingers crossed); or he is just taking a breather episode from his regular trolling and he will eventually do something horrible. I kinda hope it is the former, inasmuch as it makes him a less shit person, but if he does decide to go back to the old ways, then no, he is done for.

Basically: While I can't stand him when he spouts sexist crap, I don't know how I feel about Sterling being here on principle (in light of what he has done in the past &c.) if he doesn't.

I see your point and you conveyed it very well with that post. Nice.

But there is no such confusion in my eyes; he is a sexist pig with a sense of humor that of a horny seventh grader. I don't want him here at all. His stench drags the site down -- like living next door to a sewage processing plant.

mikev7.0:

chif-ii:
Epiphany, guys.

Jim is kinda like Steven Colbert. If you don't understand that his douchebag, self-centered behavior is just an act, in the same way that Colbert's all-knowing yet idiotic comedy is just an act, than you're going to get all tight in the underpants about it. If, however, you recognize the act for what it is, than it becomes more enjoyable.

Still, his sense of humor is still a little too...rough for my tastes.

Okay wow. Um, I can't believe you drew that comparision for like a zillion reasons but I'll keep it to one and make it simple okay? Stephen Colbert is not just funny but even in his most aggregious rants he still seems almost annoyingly likeable. I can not believe you compared those two.....seriously.

Oh come on, what's the big difference? It's the same principle - take a character type people can't understand, then exacerbate it and blur the line between the character and the actor, then put him in a situation where the spotlight shines brightest on his faults. Jim's character's main flaws are his pride and his penchant for swearing (thus he has a web show superficially about how he can fix the problems of the gaming world), whilst Colbert is merely ignorant (a quality that his job as a news reporter shows us).

Understand, though, I still don't like the character. I understand how he's setting up his humor, and that knowledge is keeping me from driving to his house and punching him in the face, that's all.

I'm still not really impressed with the series so far...

The suit certainly doesn't work, it really makes him look like a fat, pompous git.
Also a little more humility would certainly work, the attitude really helps with making him look like a fat, pompous git.

So no, still not a fan.

This one was actually reasonably good; whereas the others were painful to listen to. :P If you can keep this up, Jim, then you're doing well.

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