Careercow Jim Sterling (James Stanton/Sexton) & in memoriam TotalBiscuit (John Bain) - One Gaming Lolcow Thread

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He really quickly backed off when people obviously pointed out how shitty epic is for Consumers.
That's because in addition to being a corrupt idiot, he's also a completely spineless pussy incapable of even sticking to anything.

It's like he displayed every possible negative trait in this whole Epic dicksucking saga.
 

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Back in the day, developers who made single player games would often include some 'cheaty' things called cheatcodes. They took about 5 minutes to code in and would entirely break the game. They were also fun and gave players the agency to play the game the way they wanted to.

Now, in 2019, you pay for a game and own it even less than ever. Not only do people have 'achievements' and other meaningless merit badges but publishers figured out that instead of taking 5 minutes to code in an invulnerability cheat they could take 10 minutes and create an XP cheat behind a paywall. Which is annoying but it goes to downright shitty because they realize they need to protect their new golden goose. So they do stuff like make always-online games and fuck up the modding community to stop stuff like this. They're not concerned with the game system, they're concerned with their pay system.
The problem is stuff like cheat engine exists, even after previous site was nuked.
 
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He didn't get any money from that. He was just doing it to express his displeasure towards Steam, right until he learned that 95 percent of his audience hates Epic and their practices.
You know that's my problem with these contrarian types, it's never good enough to say something sucks, they HAVE to pick a side as if their live depends on it. "Oh Steam suck, friendship broken, now Epic and I are BFFs forevea!" If you do childish black and white mortality shit like this then no will listen to you the times they should, if you want to speak for consumers do so, but have the conversation in the real world with every shade of gray. Drop the garbage character that always has to shit on something to work and talk as yourself, thinking critically giving and taking credit as needed, not this villain of the week shit Jim Fucking Sterling does.
 

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Jim Sterling is generally stupid but I'm kind of with him on this one. please note I haven't watched the video and am completely assuming this is what he's mad about.
That's the precise point of the video. I wouldn't recommend watching it though, because it's a 10 second thought "You created the tools AND you sell XP boosters, you're just mad that people are circumventing the store" repeated nearly 85 times over a span of 8 minutes.
 

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If you do even the slightest amount of content you'll be over leveled for the campaign.

People are being giant babies about this. Take issue with the item being sold in the first place, but claiming they're neutered the experience to force a purchase is dumb dumb dumb.
 
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The dumbest assed part of the drama is you can turn off scaling if you're butthurt about not being able to one shot everyone like in the old games.
 

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Crossposting this from Zoe Quinn's thread:
Article on the game that apparently managed to get in touch with people who were involved (anonymous):
So yeah it's not even vaporware, but apparently there were employees and they were paid. At some point.
@sophnar0747's responsible for the article and raised some good points about not only Quinn, but Sterling himself:
Again, friends in the medium help out friends. Why else does Jim Sterling remain silent about a project he lent his voice to? He’s built a career out of taking the industry to task, yet he doesn’t seem interested in why something he dedicated time to has just disappeared. Could it be because he’s collaborated on projects involving Quinn a number of times, including a recent book his own Podcast cohort and close friend Laura Kate Dale is soon to be publishing after her own successful crowdfund?
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Jim Sterling may screech about consumer rights, yet he doesn’t seem to care when consumers get ripped off by a friend.
There was also this take in the comments:
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On today's Jimquisition, Jim Sterling totally doesn't encourage us to go to real casinos, and goes on to teach us exactly what to do to get the most out of a trip to the Beau Rivage resort and casino in southern Mississippi. Including how to get sloshed on the cheap... at a real-world place designed to extract as much money from you as possible.

Considering a big chunk of Jim Sterling's audience is depressed and otherwise mentally ill, I don't think encouraging viewers to dance by the flames of a real-life casino, a predatory establishment with many, many more years of experience preying on the destitute than any video game publisher, is the best idea. But ok whatever lol

 
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My problem with his “consumer advocacy” is how disingenuous it feels, you can tell he’s doing it for views and goodboy Points from Twitter and Reddit and not because he actually cares about hapless consumers getting buttfucked by scummy business practices

Same with Angry Joe, Quartering, YongYea, RTU, etc
 

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My problem with his “consumer advocacy” is how disingenuous it feels, you can tell he’s doing it for views and goodboy Points from Twitter and Reddit and not because he actually cares about hapless consumers getting buttfucked by scummy business practices

Same with Angry Joe, Quartering, YongYea, RTU, etc
Yeah, his pro-casino BS just screams in your face his whole "it doesn't affect me, so I don't care" stance. If one of his own friends or family members (one he actually cares about) were a problem gambler, he'd be wishing the Beau Rivage would burn down.

Maddox's parents are problem gamblers, so there's a lolcow crossover for ya. I'd like to see those two idiots discussing casinos for an hour.
 

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My problem with his “consumer advocacy” is how disingenuous it feels, you can tell he’s doing it for views and goodboy Points from Twitter and Reddit and not because he actually cares about hapless consumers getting buttfucked by scummy business practices

Same with Angry Joe, Quartering, YongYea, RTU, etc
I could be wrong, but YongYea never really seemed like a "consumer advocate" type, at best the guy just gives various news on some stuff that has occurred and shares his opinion on it. I've rarely seen him stand on a soap box and claim he's a an advocate, best he's just a simple youtube dude who shares his views and that's about it.
 

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I could be wrong, but YongYea never really seemed like a "consumer advocate" type, at best the guy just gives various news on some stuff that has occurred and shares his opinion on it. I've rarely seen him stand on a soap box and claim he's a an advocate, best he's just a simple youtube dude who shares his views and that's about it.
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Look, I hate scummy MTXs too, but it’s clear guys like YY, Sterling, RTU, Quartering, etc only make these videos because they’re easy to make and generate easy clicks
 
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Look, I hate scummy MTXs too, but it’s clear guys like YY, Sterling, RTU, Quartering, etc only make these videos because they’re easy to make and generate easy clicks
Easy clicks, biggest topic in the gaming community and everyone jumps to cover it. So, really banging on this is the same as banging on every news sources covering the same topic when it's a big thing.
 

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Easy clicks, biggest topic in the gaming community and everyone jumps to cover it. So, really banging on this is the same as banging on every news sources covering the same topic when it's a big thing.
Maybe “consumer advocate” was the wrong term, but I still hate guys who make shitty, no effort “nerd news” videos

It’s mundanematt-tier dreck that just restates shit over and over
 

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On today's Jimquisition, Jim Sterling totally doesn't encourage us to go to real casinos, and goes on to teach us exactly what to do to get the most out of a trip to the Beau Rivage resort and casino in southern Mississippi. Including how to get sloshed on the cheap... at a real-world place designed to extract as much money from you as possible.

Considering a big chunk of Jim Sterling's audience is depressed and otherwise mentally ill, I don't think encouraging viewers to dance by the flames of a real-life casino, a predatory establishment with many, many more years of experience preying on the destitute than any video game publisher, is the best idea. But ok whatever lol

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You know I made a comment a long while ago about him not knowing about how common overtime was in other industries. I made that comment because to me Jim doesn't come across as someone who cares about anything that isn't related to gaming, your post confirms that thought for me.

Maybe “consumer advocate” was the wrong term, but I still hate guys who make shitty, no effort “nerd news” videos

It’s mundanematt-tier dreck that just restates shit over and over
The likes of Jim & Yong thinks they're spreading the message when they're pump out video after video covering the same shit. Where as what's actually happening is that they're preaching to the choir, sure you'll get a few curious visitors who watches a videos because they saw it recommended to them and wonder what's happening, but those types aren't going to stick around or spread the message. Now you know who I think are the the best people to counter shitty practices are? The fanbases, they know what they want, and they'll spread the message very quickly if they feel they're being raped a company. It's certainly not completely effective, but they sure as shit do a better job than the likes of Yong and Jim will ever do. Also really emphasizes why Jim or websites like Polygon are so stupid for attacking fanbases, they're basically trying to end the most effective police force they have.
 

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The likes of Jim & Yong thinks they're spreading the message when they're pump out video after video covering the same shit. Where as what's actually happening is that they're preaching to the choir, sure you'll get a few curious visitors who watches a videos because they saw it recommended to them and wonder what's happening, but those types aren't going to stick around or spread the message. Now you know who I think are the the best people to counter shitty practices are? The fanbases, they know what they want, and they'll spread the message very quickly if they feel they're being raped a company. It's certainly not completely effective, but they sure as shit do a better job than the likes of Yong and Jim will ever do. Also really emphasizes why Jim or websites like Polygon are so stupid for attacking fanbases, they're basically trying to end the most effective police force they have.
Well, lets not glorify fanbases, shall we? As much as I dislike say Yahtzee, the guy did raise the idea how fans are and remain whiny and never pleased fuckheads who also never really know what they want. You wanna try something new with a franchise? Theyll whine and scream rape/murder of "muh childhood!" You wanna re-release it for the younger fans or do a remake? Theyll cry how ite blatant pandering and how younger fans need to fuck off as the "old fans" matter more. An thats not even getting into em pissing about "back in muh days" BS.
 
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Yeah, his pro-casino BS just screams in your face his whole "it doesn't affect me, so I don't care" stance. If one of his own friends or family members (one he actually cares about) were a problem gambler, he'd be wishing the Beau Rivage would burn down.

Maddox's parents are problem gamblers, so there's a lolcow crossover for ya. I'd like to see those two idiots discussing casinos for an hour.
Hasn't Sterling mentioned in videos about loot boxes he finds himself drawn to them because of an addictive personality trait? So he allegedly knows that feeling and yet makes a video like that. What a twat.
 

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