Jimquisition: Angry Birds Is Not Sh*t

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Angry Birds Is Not Sh*t

The angriest bird on the Internet brings righteous fury to the masses and rails against those who despise Angry Birds for no good reason at all. Bask in the truth, simpleton!

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I never liked Angry Birds, and I think its because I played crush the castle first, and when I saw it I just thought "been there, done that". Your review actually informed me that crush the castle wasn't completely original, which is cool. Still though, Angry Birds doesn't appeal to me, but I have to say that you are correct in many respects.

Angry Birds is the same flash game I've played a million times on Addictinggames during class.

It might not be shit, but it's nothing original or deserving of praise.

If anything, it's just proof that you can take an unoriginal idea, and make a shit ton of cash with it.

Soo, this is a news report? Hell, why should I bother, I WANT MINUTES OF MY LIFE BACK!
Damn me and wanting to give him a chance.

I totally agree. It may not be incredibly innovative but it is fun, easy to pick up and tremendous value. Another good point Jim.

I can't afford a smart phone so... yeah. Most people can't, and those of us who could get a console can't have both. I'm sure the game is wonderful, but is it worth all the extra money monthly?

SvenBTB:
Shesh. This isn't going to help anyone's opinion of Jim Sterling. Seriously? "Angry Birds it not shit?" as an episode? Well yea, no SHIT (no pun intended), everyone plays it, gamers and "non-gamers" alike. That's like saying "Cereal IS edible!" Way to contribute, Jim. Your show, unlike Angry Birds, IS still shit.

I don't even have to watch the damn thing to know how shit it is. I only had to watch the first one, and look at all the subsequent episodes titles ALONE to know it's utter shit.

Go make your own show if you think you can do better, bitching here isn't winning you any favors. In fact, you're only adding to his view count and revenue.

SvenBTB:
Shesh. This isn't going to help anyone's opinion of Jim Sterling. Seriously? "Angry Birds it not shit?" as an episode? Well yea, no SHIT (no pun intended), everyone plays it, gamers and "non-gamers" alike. That's like saying "Cereal IS edible!" Way to contribute, Jim. Your show, unlike Angry Birds, IS still shit.

I don't even have to watch the damn thing to know how shit it is. I only had to watch the first one, and look at all the subsequent episodes titles ALONE to know it's utter shit.

"I am not gonna watch this show, but I have an uneducated and angry opinion on it."

Seriously, get over yourself. If this show really annoyed you, then you would avoid it, and not bother posting here. Hell, that would be better for you and the rest of us. You wouldn't have to be annoyed and people who actually enjoy the show won't have to witness your uninformed viewpoint.

No , it's not shit, it has just been done before MANY times and done far better. Crush the Castle was better, and many games like it were better. Plus, MANY people think that it IS creative and new without giving the source material any due.

It's that simple Jim. And I have never seen any self respecting gamer actually think that it's the fall of gaming.

This one pretty much fought the point of WHY Angry Birds is shit. It's unoriginal, unimpressive, and lacks any major changes from free Flash games (including level design), yet sold like hotcakes.

As Jim said himself, Rovio made a fine game, as in, average. Yet it has been sucked up into the vacuous void of mobile gaming, which didn't have much going for it at the time.

Aside from that, the main cause of animosity toward Angry Birds in my experience comes from the kind of people who buy into it. Not content with just owning and playing it, but buying the merchandise and parading it as if it's some phenomenal breakthrough in gaming, when it isn't. It's just a popular game in a (once shallow) game pool.

I should buy it one of these days. But all the free version demo like the one for the "Rio" movie more than sated my Angry Birds needs.

SvenBTB:
Shesh. This isn't going to help anyone's opinion of Jim Sterling. Seriously? "Angry Birds it not shit?" as an episode? Well yea, no SHIT (no pun intended), everyone plays it, gamers and "non-gamers" alike. That's like saying "Cereal IS edible!" Way to contribute, Jim. Your show, unlike Angry Birds, IS still shit.

I don't even have to watch the damn thing to know how shit it is. I only had to watch the first one, and look at all the subsequent episodes titles ALONE to know it's utter shit.

Did you even watch the episode? It's not a review, it's telling people to get over the stigma of something popular. Like CoD or WoW bashing. While all these are perfectly serviceable if not bland.

Which is the point.

MrDeckard:
It's that simple Jim. And I have never seen any self respecting gamer actually think that it's the fall of gaming.

I don't think anyone really believes it, I just think they say it to get attention. Personally I don't like the game as I liked Crush the Castle better but blatantly ripping off mechanics has been a game industry policy for years now so I'm not up in arms against it.

Its good, i even got it on my shitty android phone(and it runs pretty nice when the background is turned off).
But as many people pointed out, its just a ripoff of a concept and gets the praise of being the inventor.

I still haven't played it myself. But that's mostly because I don't like physics puzzle games really.

Angry Birds is a decent game.

The only thing that pissed me off is its 6ish on PC yet 99p on iPhone or free on Android. I feel the same way about Plants vs Zombies.

I can only take Angry Birds in 5 minute increments before getting bored. Is it a fine 5 minute waste of time? Absolutely. But anything beyond that and I have to bid it Adieu, Au Revoir and Bon Voyage.

I believe the hatred of the game is based solely on the power of fluke. As gamers we are familiar with the countless flash games from newgrounds to armorgames that have games like this and we have played many of them and they all seem better or don't seem any worse than angry birds and yet this game is getting all the attention like it's genuinely something special.

I actually got to play the game before it really took off and I only played it for a minute and returned back to playing the usual games I play. It just wasn't interesting to me cause it's not doing anything for me. it's popularity is probably due to the market of gamers who own those devices that don't have the experience to know just how familiar that game and it's mechanics are in the general scheme of the Internet. And it's hard to support anything that becomes successful purely through the ignorance of it's consumers.

My mother actually couldn't understand Angry Birds. That was the point at which I gave up trying to get her into games.

Where are all these people talking shit about Angry Birds? I've not seen anyone talking like this.

I've played and enjoyed games like Crush the Castle, Worms, etc. and can do so for free anytime I want on Armor Games or Kongregate.

Still, that doesn't make Angry Birds bad, it's just that I don't personally have a reason to play it. I'm pretty tired of all the Angry Birds whining as well.

I would just like to point out, Angry Birds is also a Chrome App, and as a standalone download available for PCs.

People vehemently dislike angry birds? I guess that does happen to anything popular these days. Although I have it on both my computer and phone, I never played more than 2 or 3 levels. That's mainly because whenever I started, I always felt like I could have more fun doing something else (which is the same reason I never got more than 20 minutes into DE: Invisible war) Both are decent enough games that people have enjoyed, but I never really liked that much.

Angry Birds is decent at best, but after brainlessly playing the same level over and over for a while I realized how completely pointless it was. The aiming mechanic is too inaccurate for the puzzle elements to be more than glorified repetition until you get the desired result on later levels.

And so I uninstalled it and tried something else.

I notice that Jim has decided that if you dislike something popular that you are "an Idiot" I'm sure he thinks worse of us but i'm on orange health and I feel like staying on the escapist so I won't use the language he would use to describe us. problem is I don't like COD and I don't like angry birds and thats because I hate how they are treated as the pinacle of gaming when actualy there just hard to stop playing and that "one more level BS" does not equal quality

I guess I can see your point about Angry Birds is to CtC as Worms is to Scorched Earth/Tank Wars. I did like the trebuchet mechanism in CtC better than the slingshot, but I actually found Angry Birds to be more challenging and to have far more value for your gaming dollar. They're updating Angry Birds with new content every once and a while, whereas CtC had the two lands and that was it.

BTW, I was amused that you called yourself a "bird" in the description. While you are sex personified, you are most definitely of the masculine persuasion. At least you didn't refer to yourself as a tit or a booby.

SvenBTB:
Way to contribute, Jim. Your show, unlike Angry Birds, IS still shit.
I don't even have to watch the damn thing to know how shit it is. I only had to watch the first one, and look at all the subsequent episodes titles ALONE to know it's utter shit.

Except the general consensus has been that while the first couple of episodes were not really that good, the later ones are where Jim found his stride and the show is worth watching now. So perhaps you might want to make an opinion based on knowledge rather than speculation.

As for the ep... Ehh I dont get the hate against angry birds, but that doesnt mean I like it. Its not really that it is popular, its that it was popularized by something else that people hate vehemently, Apple. So to see something that was built up in popularity by Apple, invade into other areas people hate, Such as pretentious "smart phone" demographics and such as Facebook, then it is impossible that Angry Birds would not be met with hate.

Its sort of like that "girl next door" you have a crush on. If you repeatedly walk past annoying frat parties to get back to your dorm, and see her inside hanging out with all the Dbags, your likely going to loose interest pretty damned quick. So yes, much of the hate toward Angry Birds is hate based on Guilt by association.

Really... Is Angry Birds even popular any more? I mean I thought it had peaked over a year ago and is now to the point of dwindling back into obscurity. I might be wrong, but I dont see a game with essentially 2 hours worth of content holding a long term support.

Jim Grim:
Where are all these people talking shit about Angry Birds? I've not seen anyone talking like this.

Certainly not in europe cause here people are smurt! No Jim really what company do you keep if that is an issue?

It definitely isn't shit. It's just not deserving of the success it has. There are MILLIONS of flash games in the same genre that are better than it. Crush the Castle blows it out of the water, for instance.

Actually, I can fix this whole Jimquisition.

Angry Birds is a great game, just like Farmville.

There, fixed.

The angry bird hate is born from a backlash against "casual gaming". See the above post. Woo you can look down on casual games...congrats?

I don't like angry birds because it is a stupid game, and I don't enjoy playing it. I'm not going to go out of my way and say that it is going to be the down fall of gaming, but it certainly isn't my type of game. Praise be to those who love it and those who loath it. We all have different tastes :D

He is quite right. I am glad I never bought it though, I think I got about 15 minutes of play out of it while waiting to see a doctor. It's not a very good game, and if your going to buy a game, it should have some replay I think. That said, it's a fine game. I know it's not original and all that, but sales and popularity have nothing to do with it being original, that is all marketing.

The one thing I don't like about it, is its impact on gaming. It was a clone (which was absolutely fine), but then I don't need more clones trying to get money off of basically the same game. And there are so many games which are physics based puzzlers now, it's actually annoying to sift through them. My buddy showed me that game where the little green monster wants to eat the candy and you have to.... Cut the Rope (I couldn't remember the damn title till I said it, haha)! I see it's the number one game on Amazon now and I don't see a draw to it.

Meh, I'm glad Rovio did well for itself, but I don't care for the game, nor any of it's offspring. It's not a shit game, it's a simple game that anyone can get into (almost anyone). That is actually what the consumers as a whole want out of gaming. A distraction while they are waiting at the doctors office. That is worth $2 to a great many people.

I've never played Angry Birds. I don't get into casual games at all. I mean, at all. I know absolutely nothing about it, haven't looked into any of its hype, good or bad, and have largely ignored it, so I can't really argue about the game itself, but as its apparent popularity has never at any point caused me any harm or stress, I must conclude that Jim's on to something.

Great stuff Jim. It's good to see you taking time out to tackle issues other people seem afraid to discuss.

Also, you were great in Karate Dog. You're performance was better than Jon Voight's.

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