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

The tired cat

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I want to be sure I've got the gist of Jim's vendetta with Konami. Is it something like: "Konami should completely bend to Kojima's will because he's an auteur and put them on the map or something. Also fuck pachinko"?
The fuck pachinko part is correct, as for the Kojima thing. I think he, and people who eventually moved on, were mostly bummed that a potentially scary and back to roots SH game something every SH/horror game fan longed for was gone because of Konami not seeing huge returns for all the spend money (which is up for debate on that, though I think they would have had huge returns if they went through the idea).
 

Trigger Me Timbers

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I want to be sure I've got the gist of Jim's vendetta with Konami. Is it something like: "Konami should completely bend to Kojima's will because he's an auteur and put them on the map or something. Also fuck pachinko"?
IT started with him claiming Konami “black listed” him because he didn’t like the Silent Hill re-release. He got butt hurt Konami cancelled an interview with him. That sparked it, but it became a jihad during the Konami-Kojima split.

Honestly they are shit but it’s kinda embarrassing now since they don’t really make games and the games they do make follow his own mantra of “small budget focused games”. He says as much in his video. But they cold shouldered him once in 2011 so they can all go bankrupt and commit seppuku in Jim’s eyes.
 

Blacklight

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I find it funny to compare Jim to someone like Yong Yeah. I'm not a super fan of Yong, but I have to give him credit for trying to keep an even tone and not allowing his personal biases to get in the way of the current topic.
 
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Pissmaster

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I haven't watched Jim in a couple of weeks, let's see what he's up to today.


Welp, he's still fat.

This week's episode is about... lying, I guess? It's a console launch year and the manufacturers are spinning up all sorts of tales about how the PS5 and Xbox Series X are gonna say things that’ll get you to spend money and oh dear they might not be entirely true!!!!

2:15 "It's a console launch year! We can get away with murder! Actual, bloody murder with a wrench and as long as you shout "Teraflops!!!" while you beat Prof. Plum's skull and face and neck in, everything's fine! Anything goes in the billiards room!"

I thought only Zoey Quinn could get away with murder, much like how she killed Alec Holokwa, lol.

3:49 (context: discussing lies) "About half the things Sean Murray said about No Man's Sky before it released"

No forgiving anyone even when they make good on their promises in later updates, eh Jim? Guess Sean Murray shoulda trooned out to shut down all dissident against him, just like that one musician that DMCA'd a bunch of his music after claiming he was a transwoman while putting no effort into his appearance, not even shaving. You sure dropped discussion over him fast.

Jim declares 2020 to be "Liar's Year", relating it to The Purge, but contextualized behind people getting overhyped for new consoles. Yeah, Jim, like always, that's what marketing is. That's what marketing always is, and chances are, the people getting hyped for new consoles are a whole lot younger than you are.

But declaring the year to be Liar's Year?

During the Coronavirus pandemic, at a time when nations are forcing people to stay indoors and wear masks that aren't tightly woven enough to actually block out microscopic viruses, when the body count from Coronavirus itself is absolutely minuscule, with reports that death records are being changed to attribute fresh deaths to the 'rona?

🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔 Sounds like you've had a bit too much to think, Jim!

Jim also keeps cutting to his own outtakes, because.. reasons?

Then he starts calling Ubisoft liars. again. because Assassin's Creed Valhalla has a trailer and IT MIGHT NOT LOOK AS GOOD WHEN THE GAME COEMS OUT OH MY GOODNESS IM GONNA FAINT

Yeah, haven't you been screaming about this for ages now, Jim? Wasn't the whole controversy surrounding Watch Dogs based on how it looked marginally better in its trailer, but when it came out, it didn't have crazy high quality textures or something? Something that'd only affect PC gamers with very high-end machines?

Assassin's Creed is a yearly franchise, Jim. What could they possibly show that'd satisfy you? Everyone knows the gameplay is going to be the same as last year's, and the year's before that, and the year's before that. And as for the graphic fidelity, it's gonna look no different than a modern PC game with a top-end graphics card.

Later on, he shows a short series of trailers and quotes that misrepresented games and their systems before release. There's a really good one in there:

"PS3 can run games at 120 frames per second, stream six channels of HD, and decode one thousand media thumbnails simultaneously." - Ken Kutaragi & Phil Harrison

Jeez.

I looked it up, and it came from this Wired article that's pretty crazy. They really hyped the PS3 to be some kind of alien future machine, but surprise surprise, it's just yet another video game console. Though Jim did include the quote that it'd be with us for 10 years, and that turned out to be, well, true. Persona 5 came out in 2017, and up until a couple of years ago, you could easily find PS3s and their accessories on shelves. Though it was replaced with the PS4 back in '13, they did fulfill and exceed the 10 year promise.

Hey, it's a lot nicer than Nintendo practically pretending the Wii U never existed the moment the Switch came out, pulling the plug on Miiverse just months into Switch's lifespan.

16:20 "One of the best things about Liar's Year is that you can count the number of actual game journalists in existence on one hand." lol, nobody likes game journalists at all. It's just another thing for him to parlay into mentioning he's been blacklisted by everyone and their grandma, and how devs he's talked to have had to stay anonymous because otherwise Bobby Kotick will kick down their door and eat their eyeballs with a fork.

Jim goes on to talk about how the PS4 had that "Play Now" thing where you can start playing the first part of a game as the rest is downloading, and that didn't really come to pass. Some games allow you what amounts to a very small demo (Final Fantasy XV), while others just let you open the main menu and watch an opening cutscene. Yeah, that sucks and all, but isn't a lot of that up to the developer to take advantage of? Sony made the tech available, and it is there in some capacity, but developers just didn't use it. A lot of fancy shit that new consoles can uniquely do tends to get ignored because they've gotta get their game out on several different platforms. If only the PS4 has Play Now, with no equivalent on Xbox One or PC, why put in the extra effort for a segment of players?

The PS5's hype is all about how loading times'll be nonexistent. I don't think anyone who has the slightest sense of how computers work will ever believe that. Yeah, the PS4 had some really nasty load times itself, Fallout 4 was a pain to play on there with how leaving a building to go outside could take an entire minute of loading, but I'm sure it'll be much quicker on the PS5... if they keep up with the backwards compatibility promise.

But no loading times on PS5 games? 8k textures, dude. But that's what marketing just is. Everyone expects a certain measure of BS. And we've come a long way from stuff that's just flat-out wrong, like those cigarette commercials where they show what brand "doctors" smoke:


The PS5 will have loading times because Sony can't change physics to their will. The Xbox Series X is still gonna have plenty of games that glitch out and have shitty graphics, animations, or will just be boring to play, because hardware constraints have been practically nonexistent for well over a decade. And the Nintendo Switch is gonna continue to sell well despite the competition, because mobile hardware's powerful enough today to have games on par with the Xbox 360. Plus, muh cartridges.

The Jimquisition is really running out of steam. I guess it's still worth watching if you're perpetually shocked and horrified that marketing departments like to zhuzh up their products in an effort to get people to consoom.

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Sorry, Jim, if you go to Australia and buy a box of ice cream bars, Trent won't just magically show up and spread his rosy red cheeks for you. I mean, sometimes he does, that's kinda his thing, but an ice cream bar named "Golden Gaytime" isn't a guarantee that you are going to have a homosexual experience, no matter what the tagline says. Everyone knows that. Except idiots, I guess.
 
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wtfNeedSignUp

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"PS3 can run games at 120 frames per second, stream six channels of HD, and decode one thousand media thumbnails simultaneously." - Ken Kutaragi & Phil Harrison
From what I understood the PS3 had a spanking CPU with shitload of cores for multi-processing.... only for devs not being able or willing to use all those cores and the extra effort blowing up in Sony's face.

Anyways it's kinda sad that Jim is so repetitive and uninteresting that the thread was inactive for nearly two weeks. I guess you can say that promoting the Jimquisition as anything engaing and relevent is false advertising (I'll be surprised if there aren't dozens of case of Jim lying to promote himself).
 

SSF2T Old User

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it's kinda sad that Jim is so repetitive and uninteresting that the thread was inactive for nearly two weeks.

I blame his new formatting. It's become less about video games and more "The Jim Sterling Show feat. Video Games". Half of the content of his videos are nothing but opinions. His latest video takes OVER 5 FUCKING MINUTES to actually get to the fucking point of the video..

The whole time up to it I kept thinking "ok, yep, video game companies are liars, I get it Jim, ok, are you going to include any recent exa.. ok you're gonna throw in a trump insult, fine whatever, what examp... oh you're bringing up PAST shit that happened, but you're talking about THIS year stuff, so wha... Jim, stop, i don'tfucking care about your out-takes, for FUCK SAKES GET TO THE POINT!!!"
 

Glad I couldn't help

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So I guess nobody noticed or cared, but last Sunday was the 2nd year anniversary of TotalBiscuit's death.

RIP Mr. Bain. You might have been a sperg in life who never knew when to stop talking when he should have, but it's still sad to see somebody loose their life so slowly and painfully at a young age. You certainly didn't deserved to have ghouls dancing on your grave for petty political drama years after the fact.

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Found this image on ResetERA when searching for "libation whisky"'; I post here for the irony.

Anyway, here's a short where-are-they-now report on some of the people in TotalBiscut's public life. The Co-Optional Podcast limped along for a while after his death, first on his channel then Genna's channel. Last episode was October 11, 2019; so it's probably dead now.

Life has not been kind of Genna Bain, in years since TB's passing. She moved to South Korea and then return to the North Carolina sometime afters. She has her own cancer treatments (concurrent with TB's problems, IIRC), along with broken bones, depression and just this month, become antiquated with Wuhan, PRC's second greatest gift to the world after mass fentanyl production, all resulting in yo-yo swings in her weight.

Dodger has all but abandoned her YouTube channel, but it still able to pull in viewers to her Twitch streams. I believed she has moved to the UK with her husband Strippin and their child. Good for her. And she's still colabs with Jesse Cox.

Jesse Cox hasn't abandoned his YouTube channel, but his viewers have - despite having near 1 million subs, his videos cannot get over 100k and often cannot get over 50k. Not quite Boogie level of deadness (he's got the same views with 4 million subs), but not good. His twitch views are okay, but not as good as Dogder's. At least the Cox 'n' Crendor podcast is still going, so there's that.
 

wopirish

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Anyone willing to wade into Jim's twitter to see the ice cold takes on the past week? I can bet the next jim show will be mostly wrestling and riots with little to no video game news, like normal.

I get the feeling that jimbo would be the type to complain that Arma or DCS is too realistic and has a barrier to entry against disabled/handicapped (read retarded whiny bitches because there are actual cripples who play arma better than most) and say that Bohemia has to add an assisted mode or some other such nonsense. Its like how the whole dark souls needs an easy mode when the people who actually play dark souls enjoy it as is.
 

Just_a_Bored_Guy

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Anyone willing to wade into Jim's twitter to see the ice cold takes on the past week? I can bet the next jim show will be mostly wrestling and riots with little to no video game news, like normal.

I get the feeling that jimbo would be the type to complain that Arma or DCS is too realistic and has a barrier to entry against disabled/handicapped (read retarded whiny bitches because there are actual cripples who play arma better than most) and say that Bohemia has to add an assisted mode or some other such nonsense. Its like how the whole dark souls needs an easy mode when the people who actually play dark souls enjoy it as is.
It seems to be more retweets than not, but here's some:
Unsurprisingly, Jim is in favor of de-platforming.

Here's him mocking President Trump for not doing ... whatever people think he should be doing about this, I'm honestly not sure.

And this speaks for itself.
 

wopirish

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God, imagine jims reaction if Trump actually called up the army to deal with the riots like they did back in '92. He would be screaming fascism fascism. Unfortunately for him he just gets to talk about turning the lights out so it makes it harder for people to shoot in/shooters to see out without being silhouetted.
Also jims fat and can't even keep up with the landwhale walking pace of the protesters.
 

Sir Wesley Tailpipe

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https://youtu.be/aQfx-B27gEQ
His review of Mafia II was retarded. I mean yeah, the remaster sucked but why criticize the main game for being realistic?
In games, there’s a fine balance between fun and realism, and playing a game where you rise through the ranks of the mob to become the big boss is not enhanced in any way by having to follow traffic rules.

Seriously, you can’t speed, run red lights or stop signs or drive in any kind of fun manner without having the cops come and push your shit in in Mafia II. Realism on such a trivial thing in a genre where every other game, including Mafia III basically lets you do whatever behind the wheel, kills a lot of fun in a game where you can be driving for 15 minutes from one place to the next.

Most people who played Mafia II hated that aspect.
 

The tired cat

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In games, there’s a fine balance between fun and realism, and playing a game where you rise through the ranks of the mob to become the big boss is not enhanced in any way by having to follow traffic rules.

Seriously, you can’t speed, run red lights or stop signs or drive in any kind of fun manner without having the cops come and push your shit in in Mafia II. Realism on such a trivial thing in a genre where every other game, including Mafia III basically lets you do whatever behind the wheel, kills a lot of fun in a game where you can be driving for 15 minutes from one place to the next.

Most people who played Mafia II hated that aspect.
Tell that to people who loved Mafia 1 for said aspect and were pissed about in Mafia 3.
 

Sir Wesley Tailpipe

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Tell that to people who loved Mafia 1 for said aspect and were pissed about in Mafia 3.
I felt Mafia III hit the perfect balance. The cop will chase if you hit them, another car while they are aware of you, or. A pedestrian, but if you want to drive through a park at 110MPH, go for it.
 
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Trigger Me Timbers

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Just gonna get my front row seat to the fat-spearing he’s building up.

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BobbyKotic getting phat stacks (triggering)
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I am better than you because I left my wife and live in Philadelphia with my death fat editor

Knowing numales like Jim, I bet he’s in a very “urban” part of town so maybe it will open with him filming his smashed in windows and him blaming the cops.
 

wtfNeedSignUp

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Anyone willing to wade into Jim's twitter to see the ice cold takes on the past week? I can bet the next jim show will be mostly wrestling and riots with little to no video game news, like normal.
I find it funny that Jim has such a perfect blend of ugly and boring opinions that we need to wait for someone to be willing to dive into his videos/twitter for hot-takes. At least MovieBob has insane yet interesting takes.
 

Trigger Me Timbers

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I find it funny that Jim has such a perfect blend of ugly and boring opinions that we need to wait for someone to be willing to dive into his videos/twitter for hot-takes. At least MovieBob has insane yet interesting takes.
Tried, He now lists his genders and put the (i think) PanSexual flag over his face. For Anyone who doesn't know what that means pan sexual just means that you're fucking anything because you're a complete fucking mess that no one loves. There are no Hot Pansexuals, ever.
 

wtfNeedSignUp

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Tried, He now lists his genders and put the (i think) PanSexual flag over his face. For Anyone who doesn't know what that means pan sexual just means that you're fucking anything because you're a complete fucking mess that no one loves. There are no Hot Pansexuals, ever.
I meant ugly as having ugly opinions and worldview, though Jim has no shortage of ugliness to spare.
 

Dumpster dived waifu

Sieg heil mein waifu
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Tried, He now lists his genders and put the (i think) PanSexual flag over his face. For Anyone who doesn't know what that means pan sexual just means that you're fucking anything because you're a complete fucking mess that no one loves. There are no Hot Pansexuals, ever.
A) Even if there were hot pansexual, dont stick your dick in crazy.

B) Is the only difference between pansexual and bisexual that you're willing to fuck dogs?
 

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