Jimquisition: Ubisoft

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Jim is right, Rayman for $60 was fucking ridiculous.

The day you stop playing Ubisoft games, is the day I can listen to you bitch and fucking moan about them tho.

Cheers!

EDIT: Oh wait, if you don't play them, how can you bitch about them? It's like voting for president... damn my nonsense!

wooty:
Get rid of the "always online" shit altogether, Ubisoft, Origin.....STEEEEEAAAAAAAM!...

Actually... Steam has an offline mode! You can play without being connected to anything at all (Literally if you play on a laptop!)

wooty:
Get rid of the "always online" shit altogether, Ubisoft, Origin.....STEEEEEAAAAAAAM!
Generally it irritates me that single player games need online interaction, Creative Assembly jumping into bed with bloody steam did/has/does/will piss me off a certain degree.

Steam does have an offline mode and I have gotten it to work quite easily. It's not always online as a rule it's just their offline mode apparently has problems for a lot of people

Um, didn't they only mess up really bad with a few games right around Ass Creed II? I mean you didn't have to be permanently online in Brotherhood and Revelations, you know. Those games had just your average, run of the mill, one time online activation DRM. You did have to log in before playing, though... that still might pose an issue.

Worship your wallet, and your hard earned money, and do not support this games company's its that simple.

I really have to give props to Ubisoft. You'd think that with all their bullshit, people would stop buying their games, but that doesn't happen. They can do anything they want and not care because they will still have millions of customers. They live in a system where their slip-ups, errors, and bad decisions have little effect on their sales, creating a safety net for their incompetence.

I wish I had it that good

Ya Assassin's Creed 2 was pretty good, up until the point when I realized the stupid thing wasn't even finished... They bloody mention DLC in the damn game! What the hell!, at least finish your game, or make the DLC free...

Please don't try to act, Jim.
Brilliant episode, otherwise.

Worship Jim? I'll get right on it.
I saw that ending coming from a mile away but it still made me fall of my chair laughing

copycatalyst:
I don't always laugh at Jim's hyper-ego persona... but this time, he had me cracked up. Good episode too. Such a shame about how Ubi treats their customers, because they do put out a lot of quality titles.

Me too. I remember how incredibly annoying I found him originally, whereas now it makes me laugh my ass off. I think it's because he's learned to take the piss out of himself a little (just a tad).

wooty:
Get rid of the "always online" shit altogether, Ubisoft, Origin.....STEEEEEAAAAAAAM!
Generally it irritates me that single player games need online interaction, Creative Assembly jumping into bed with bloody steam did/has/does/will piss me off a certain degree.

Don't ever compare Steam to any of these... you can run it in offline mode and run games that you already downloaded... Steam gives indie publishers majority of their sales sir so kindly take back your comment.

I am never buying another EA game for as long as I live simply because of the fact that I had to go through so much red tape just to play a game I payed for years ago... namely Dragon Age: Origins... and when I got on? ALL MY ****ING DLC's were gone and not even so much as a refund in bioware points... yeah **** EA games and DRM measures.

Thank Jim for Jim.
Although I cannot truly interact with you. For all I know you could be computer generated (which would clarify some things).
The CHurch of Jimessiah (can't be worse than the ones already around).

Sober Thal:
Jim is right, Rayman for $60 was fucking ridiculous.

The day you stop playing Ubisoft games, is the day I can listen to you bitch and fucking moan about them tho.

Cheers!

How is rayman origins not worth 60 dollars?
Its a platformer with great music and gameplay and lots of content.
Not enough blood,gore,violence?
Oh yeah you are SOOOOOOO Hardcore.[/sarcasm]

Eomega123:
Thank Jim for Jim. And yes, would everybody kindly stop bitching on forums and then buying the game anyway? I haven't bought a single EA, Ubisoft, or THQ game since I found out what they were doing, and I've still managed to have a great time with some great games from companies that don't screw over their customers.

I avoid those companies too. Same with Capcom (not too hard) & Sony (a little harder since those are the only games that are decent on the ps3).
However, I stand by my bile: I have not yet consciously bought a game that has online pass. I didn't realize Saints Row 3 had one but after seeing it did and seeing how they carved away half the content for dlc (it has both Season Pass AND Online Pass), I'm sworn off THQ.
To tell you the truth, I don't buy very many games anymore. But that's because most of them suck. The ones that I want to try but refuse to buy out of spite for online pass, day 1 dlc, & drm, I just rent. Then, if I want to buy it, I get to buy it used AND I get the online pass code sent to me.
I've also been avoiding Skyrim but that's more because in my experience those Bethesda games just don't work on the ps3.

But I think you're right: gamers for the most part will complain about a practice on internet forums but they will still buy the game. Then there are some gamers who will actually make excuses for the companies that keep squeezing money from them: mostly I think because they don't want to look like fools for continuing to patronize them. So there really is no reason for these companies to stop trying to take advantage of their consumers. I'm sure the next Bethesda port for the ps3 will be a complete disaster; because Skyrim sold so well.

The video game industry seems to have become a cutting corners kind of industry and the inconvenience of all of these cut corners has fallen directly to the consumer.

rolfwesselius:

Sober Thal:
Jim is right, Rayman for $60 was fucking ridiculous.

The day you stop playing Ubisoft games, is the day I can listen to you bitch and fucking moan about them tho.

Cheers!

EDIT: Oh wait, if you don't play them, how can you bitch about them? It's like voting for president... damn my nonsense!

How is rayman origins not worth 60 dollars?
Its a platformer with great music and gameplay and lots of content.
Not enough blood,gore,violence?
Oh yeah you are SOOOOOOO Hardcore.[/sarcasm]

I played the demo, and I don't think just another platformer with okay music and a decent amount of levels is worth $60. I was shocked when I saw it on a shelf for so much. With great platformers like Super Meat boy and N+ out there, why try selling a game like Rayman for so much? Hell, even a game with hundreds of hours of content like Disgaea 4 wasn't $60 when it was released over here.

I'm not really a fan of 'must have blood/gore/violence' thing, but I do play a few of them. My library (at least the games I play regularly) is more rated T for teen for the most part.

Sober Thal:

rolfwesselius:

Sober Thal:
Jim is right, Rayman for $60 was fucking ridiculous.

The day you stop playing Ubisoft games, is the day I can listen to you bitch and fucking moan about them tho.

Cheers!

EDIT: Oh wait, if you don't play them, how can you bitch about them? It's like voting for president... damn my nonsense!

How is rayman origins not worth 60 dollars?
Its a platformer with great music and gameplay and lots of content.
Not enough blood,gore,violence?
Oh yeah you are SOOOOOOO Hardcore.[/sarcasm]

I played the demo, and I don't think just another platformer with okay music and a decent amount of levels is worth $60. I was shocked when I saw it on a shelf for so much. With great platformers like Super Meat boy and N+ out there, why try selling a game like Rayman for so much? Hell, even a game with hundreds of hours of content like Disgaea 4 wasn't $60 when it was released over here.

I'm not really a fan of 'must have blood/gore/violence' thing, but I do play a few of them. My library (at least the games I play regularly) is more rated T for teen for the most part.

that argument does not work.
There are great shooters like section 8 prejeudice being sold for 20 euro's why must call of duty cost 60?
It is a 2d game but that does not diminish it's value.

rolfwesselius:

Sober Thal:

rolfwesselius:

How is rayman origins not worth 60 dollars?
Its a platformer with great music and gameplay and lots of content.
Not enough blood,gore,violence?
Oh yeah you are SOOOOOOO Hardcore.[/sarcasm]

I played the demo, and I don't think just another platformer with okay music and a decent amount of levels is worth $60. I was shocked when I saw it on a shelf for so much. With great platformers like Super Meat boy and N+ out there, why try selling a game like Rayman for so much? Hell, even a game with hundreds of hours of content like Disgaea 4 wasn't $60 when it was released over here.

I'm not really a fan of 'must have blood/gore/violence' thing, but I do play a few of them. My library (at least the games I play regularly) is more rated T for teen for the most part.

that argument does not work.
There are great shooters like section 8 prejeudice being sold for 20 euro's why must call of duty cost 60?
It is a 2d game but that does not diminish it's value.

Wait... I'm arguing my taste in games for a certain price with you?

I thought I was just explaining my thoughts... nvr mnd.

For the record, I didn't like Section 8, and Portal 2 (while still a great game) wasn't worth $60 either. At least Portal 2 sold two copies as one so a friend and I only had to pay $30 each. Also, some of my favorite games are in 2D.

Sober Thal:

rolfwesselius:

Sober Thal:

I played the demo, and I don't think just another platformer with okay music and a decent amount of levels is worth $60. I was shocked when I saw it on a shelf for so much. With great platformers like Super Meat boy and N+ out there, why try selling a game like Rayman for so much? Hell, even a game with hundreds of hours of content like Disgaea 4 wasn't $60 when it was released over here.

I'm not really a fan of 'must have blood/gore/violence' thing, but I do play a few of them. My library (at least the games I play regularly) is more rated T for teen for the most part.

that argument does not work.
There are great shooters like section 8 prejeudice being sold for 20 euro's why must call of duty cost 60?
It is a 2d game but that does not diminish it's value.

Wait... I'm arguing my taste in games for a certain price with you?

I thought I was just explaining my thoughts... nvr mnd.

For the record, I didn't like Section 8, and Portal 2 (while still a great game) wasn't worth $60 either. At least Portal 2 sold two copies as one so a friend and I only had to pay $30 each. Also, some of my favorite games are in 2D.

Oh sorry i thought you meant it was impossible for a 2d game to be worth 60 dollars no matter the content.

I sense we're not going to see many Ubisoft funded ads framing the Escapist videos for a while.

Suits me fine, there's more than enough people out there willing to pay for ad space, no need to hold back on calling a bag of dicks a bag of dicks :)

He has a great point that the ONLY reason Ubisoft and companies like them get to treat us like crap is that so many of us climb into their toilet bowl, waiting to hand over another $60 for them to wipe with.

Every time you buy a game with crappy DRM or other stupidity programmed into its core, you're handing over your money and saying 'Thanks for making the stuff I love worse! Do keep it up!'

As for what looked like a flash game, sure it was selective reporting there, the game being on sale for the iPhone, but it's still going to be about five bucks retail, and it's cheeky as all hell to release it as a full price title for the Vita, just because you know there's no games out and, hey, maybe people will buy any old crap just to have something to play.

Just as an example, Popcap brought out Plants vs Zombies on disc for the 360.

Except they charge about $30, and it was part of a set of 4 of their range of games, making it not much more than buying the 4 games as downloads from their site. They COULD have released it for $60, and then we could have called them lots of names and not bought it.

Ok, I get that Ubisoft's DRM is annoying and stuff, but honestly I didn't have so many problems with it. Also, Uplay (Ubisoft's DRM) has an offline mode now, so I don't see why everyone is complaining.

SenseOfTumour:

He has a great point that the ONLY reason Ubisoft and companies like them get to treat us like crap is that so many of us climb into their toilet bowl, waiting to hand over another $60 for them to wipe with.

Every time you buy a game with crappy DRM or other stupidity programmed into its core, you're handing over your money and saying 'Thanks for making the stuff I love worse! Do keep it up!'
.

Why are you acting like that?
I don't worry about always-on because i got a beast internet connection, so i just dont give a crap about always on i don't like it but it wont stop buying games i want that have it.

I'd suggest I'm acting like that because I'm not sure I should let them screw me just because they're offering to go halves on the lube.

Fair enough if it doesn't personally bug you, but I was replying to the concept and the video, not an individual.

I don't believe any company should be messing with their honest customers to try ( and fail ) to punish a mythical group of maybe thieves.

Thank Jim for Jim, although i think mommy and daddy Jim oughta be given a mention as well.

Hmmph. I now see what inspired Capcom to pull that "We MIGHT make Megaman Legends 3 if enough of you buy the demo" bullshit.

The rest of that was old hat info for me though. I didn't do business with Ubisoft before, and I'm certainly not going to start again anytime soon.

We know that DRM does not work, Ubisoft knows that DRM does not work, the only possible explanation is that Ubisoft's is telling their investors it does work and the poor saps believe them. This is another level at which Ubisoft is horrible. They are lying to their investors. It is the only possibility that makes sense.

Hey, at least Jim Sterling doesn't promote rape like the Christian God. I personally have a different "God", though, if you'll forgive me.

Ubisoft is horrible. I wish they would literally just go out of business.

Ubisoft used to be one of my favourite publishers. i could count on them releasing good quality games that i enjoyed without any hassles what so ever.

but that is now a distant memory for me. after their always on DRM i refused to buy their products and they have lost at least 2 full priced sales from me. After their attitude that pc games are all thieves, even if they drop the drm, even if they make the best game ever made i will refuse to buy it on principle. they are the only publisher that piss me off that much

Sober Thal:
Jim is right, Rayman for $60 was fucking ridiculous.

The day you stop playing Ubisoft games, is the day I can listen to you bitch and fucking moan about them tho.

Cheers!

EDIT: Oh wait, if you don't play them, how can you bitch about them? It's like voting for president... damn my nonsense!

I don't bitch about their games, I bitch about their business practices.
OP: All hail our new snarky lord!

Ubisoft is basically like most other corporations. They want money and will do what the can for it. I think Ubisoft isn't as much evil as it is just a giant dick that fucks with you. Sony is the most vile corporation in my book. Capcom comes afterwards because of the fiasco with Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Those bastards, why would you release the same game twice at the same price in the same time frame!?

However, he said Assassins Creed II was shit and I just can't have that so for all intents and purposes his opinion is invalid.

I fear for Jim because if God actually does exist, he will unleash the seven deadly sins on him. If that's how the Bible works...

Ya know Jim, you've been talking alot lately about how game publishers are ludacris bastards that commit evil deeds just because they can. I play many games, I enjoy many games, and like to buy my games new, so as to support the developers that worked so hard to make the games I play.

But I don't often like to support publishers because, as has been stated, they are evil, evil people. My question is, what can I do to continue to support the developers that make the game I like, but not the publishers that make choices that I whole-heartedly disagree with?

You know what, if anyone can answer this for me, then please do so!

Praise Jim!

doggie015:

wooty:
Get rid of the "always online" shit altogether, Ubisoft, Origin.....STEEEEEAAAAAAAM!...

Actually... Steam has an offline mode! You can play without being connected to anything at all (Literally if you play on a laptop!)

You need an internet connection though for some reason...

he is like the force. he surrounds you... and penetrates you :p

Volothos:

doggie015:

wooty:
Get rid of the "always online" shit altogether, Ubisoft, Origin.....STEEEEEAAAAAAAM!...

Actually... Steam has an offline mode! You can play without being connected to anything at all (Literally if you play on a laptop!)

You need an internet connection though for some reason...

Only to initially go offline. Once you are in offline mode you can safely disconnect your internet, restart your computer and still play your games

If we can't thank God because we can't see him, shouldn't we be thanking your parents or something? I dunno, just sayin'

I can confirm when DSL died because I forgot to pay my phone bill, I could load Skyrim ok in offline mode.

...

Okay I just checked. I've played two Ubisoft published games in my lifetime, both on the PS3. The first was the latest Prince of Persia which seemed like an ok game while I was playing it, but looking back, it was pretty bad. The second was Housemarque's Outland, which I thought was an excellent beautiful game at a strong price point for what you get, and would recommend anyone at least play the demo. Not as good as Super Stardust HD, but hey, what is?

Good job Your Jim-ness. It appears that you may be doing more research for your one-sided castigations. Normally I'd be curious about what Ubisoft had to say, but I just happened to see an Ubisoft employee in the comments saying that he fully understood the bile. Not quite a condemnation, but cut the guy some slack, he's probably happy to have a job, right?

By the way, the Greeks and the Romans didn't distinguish the 'heavens' from the sky. So technically, I am worshiping the same god as they did.

Heavenly Father = sky father
io pater ("Jupiter") = sky father
ios pater (father "Zeus") = sky father

So, wot's in a name?

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