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

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In Jim last episode of "Corporations can literally do nothing right as long as they exist" reeeeeeeeee's at Activisions 4 Million dollars donation to woke charities because
"they don't pay tax on it and we technically paid for it because they stole the money from us buy selling us products".
Unless Jim tries to argue that every person who buys an Activision game is being forced at gunpoint to buy or is too retarded to make an informed decision then this argument is even more insane than his usual stuff.
Does Jim ever go against indie devs beside the easiest targets? Or go against corporations who are loved like Nintnedo?
 

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Does Jim ever go against indie devs beside the easiest targets? Or go against corporations who are loved like Nintnedo?
Any sort of corporation he seems side with or against depending on what the reddit mob are doing this week. With Nintendo he's done many episodes on them, but he's also used them as a positive example at other times., same applies just as much to Sony & Microsoft as well. I would say the only exception that really comes to mind would be EA, pretty much always negative coverage of them, and generally used to show the video game industry at its worst.

Now for indies I'm not so sure, obviously he's know for sperging out over asset flips, but generally I don't think he talks of them on their own generally. XSEED would probably be the closest to being a indie he goes against off the top of my head, not sure if they're really a indie per say, but they're at least a smaller publisher.
 
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#believeallwomen joe, my man you wanted there to be guilty without evidence so I can only assume that you are guilty until proven innocent. God knows how hard they all sperged when it was Kavanaugh or Drumpfff.

I wonder how long till Sterling gets metoo'd but then again it wouldn't be physically possible for him to do so.
 

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The most recent video was rather underwhelming. It merely boils down to "AAA games can't be art, stop calling them art or comparing them to classic movies." Maybe I was expecting too much, like Jim talking about The Last of Us II at all.

That's what I think is the most slimiest thing about Jim. He will never ever tackle truly divisive topics he knows his fan base will not swallow 100% or that he can defend 100%.

He will tackle big corporations because fuck em, he will defend trans and all that Because in his mind there are hundred percent good people who can do nothing wrong and anyone who thinks other wise are bigots.

BUT When it comes to something like a video game when you cannot just talk down to the fans because taste is subjective and all that. If he does tackle it, it will be him cherry picking lunatics who spam twitter with "KILL ALL TRANNYIES, KILL NAUGHTY DAWG REEEEEEEE" and not tackle the subtle Nuances involvement truly dissecting criticise a game like that.

Oh and Justin was in the video again I am really really sure that he lives with Justin and left his hambeast and black step son in the south.
 
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The most recent video was rather underwhelming. It merely boils down to "AAA games can't be art, stop calling them art or comparing them to classic movies." Maybe I was expecting too much, like Jim talking about The Last of Us II at all.
Is there a new interesting reason why AAA games can't be art or it's the regular "you can't be art if you are a big powerful body who throws away a ton of money"? Because if it's the former, we need to call the Vatican and tell them the Sistine Chapel isn't art.
 
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Is there a new interesting reason why AAA games can't be art or it's the regular "you can't be art if you are a big powerful body who throws away a ton of money"? Because if it's the former, we need to call the Vatican and tell them the Sistine Chapel isn't art.
His reasoning as fair as I can tell is that no AAA game is as well written as high quality films, as they have to be too much of a product in order to be as artful. I find that reasoning pretty silly considering TLOU2 is far from the safest product Sony could've pumped out. There's also shit like MGS2, that's a big triple-ay game, and yet is one of the biggest mind fucks of a game to ever come out. Hell, looking at the other side Schindler's List is a high budget Hollywood film, doesn't have the broad appeal of most certainly, but behind the scenes wouldn't be made very differently from other films.

Jim @7:12 said:
But anyone who pretends he (Jason Schreier) is not one of the few genuinely effective game journalists out there is fucking lying to themselves and anyone else. Like him or not without him we'd not know the shameful development of Anthem, the fucked up pattern of exploitation and racism at Nicalis, or indeed the physical and mental harm Naughty Dog inflicts on its staff.
Ok, him being one of the few effective ones? Sure, given how low the bar is I'd say he clears it with flying colors. Him being the reason we know about these developments period? No, certainly not with Anthem & Naughty Dog at the very least. With Anthem in particular I remember him effectively making his article after that whole shit storm was over, it didn't really have anything new, just retelling what was already known. With Naughty Dog while being much sooner and probably did have more of a effect on alerting people to that situation was still well after the initial leaks which the accusations first came from.
 
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His reasoning as fair as I can tell is that no AAA game is as well written as high quality films, as they have to be too much of a product in order to be as artful. I find that reasoning pretty silly considering TLOU2 is far from the safest product Sony could've pumped out. There's also shit like MGS2, that's a big triple-ay game, and yet is one of the biggest mind fucks of a game to ever come out. Hell, looking at the other side Schindler's List is a high budget Hollywood film, doesn't have the broad appeal of most certainly, but behind the scenes wouldn't be made very differently from other films.
The idea that being a "product" makes something not art is a bullshit myth perpetuated by generations of shitty artists, who'd rather engage in self masturbatory behaviour within their clique than actually appeal to the wider public.

If anything it's the opposite, a piece of art that can only be appreciated by a tiny collection of people will be forgotten just as quickly as it came. True art is timeless and universal. Not something that can only be understood if you are already extremely biased to some degree.

The forgettable Walking Sims Jim and his ilk call art have even less impact than fucking FIFA, which at least has good visuals. While Nier Automata - the game with the big boobed waifus that was published by an evil AAA company will be remembered for decades to come.
 

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The video is fair enough my only real issue is his "I'm not alt-right"at the end since it feeds into the press narratives about the games critics.
 

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His reasoning as fair as I can tell is that no AAA game is as well written as high quality films, as they have to be too much of a product in order to be as artful. I find that reasoning pretty silly considering TLOU2 is far from the safest product Sony could've pumped out. There's also shit like MGS2, that's a big triple-ay game, and yet is one of the biggest mind fucks of a game to ever come out. Hell, looking at the other side Schindler's List is a high budget Hollywood film, doesn't have the broad appeal of most certainly, but behind the scenes wouldn't be made very differently from other films.
I personally agree with Jim here, mainly because TLOU2 is a terrible game for people who just like linear shit with little to no intrigue and shock value that claims itself to be dark and gritty. Kinda the reason I think dunkey agreed with it because he's said himself he has little to no fucking patience and can't sit through games that bore the shit outta him, is why he shits on Assassins creed so much. But that's just my reasoning. Even so, Jim's recent video felt less like him standing up among all the reviewers who got paid off to say it's a good game and dunkey and more like a "Look I think game bad, give me attention" considering that he's scraping at the barrel of popularity right now. Half of the video isn't even about the game, it's to talk about the same shit he always talks about on loop. Jim does tend to have entertainment value to him, but fuck sakes does he clog his videos with filler.
 

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I personally agree with Jim here, mainly because TLOU2 is a terrible game for people who just like linear shit with little to no intrigue and shock value that claims itself to be dark and gritty. Kinda the reason I think dunkey agreed with it because he's said himself he has little to no fucking patience and can't sit through games that bore the shit outta him, is why he shits on Assassins creed so much. But that's just my reasoning.
My problem with Jim isn't his opinion on TLOU2, I couldn't care less about it. My issue is that his reasoning for why big triple ay games aren't as well written is completely retarded. Big budget game aren't badly written because they have to be a mass market product. It's because they use either Hollywood wannabe writing talent, or even game designer or other ill suited people to write. There wasn't some well written story that existed before the evil triple ay publishers had there go at it like Jim is implying.
Even so, Jim's recent video felt less like him standing up among all the reviewers who got paid off to say it's a good game and dunkey and more like a "Look I think game bad, give me attention" considering that he's scraping at the barrel of popularity right now.
A bit certainly, but I'd also say he's trying just as hard to appeal to those who actually like the game. He doesn't treat TLOU2 like a god and compares it the likes of Quantic Dream, so he gets those against the game. However he also doesn't flat out say it's bad, says shit like how it's well written for a game, and doesn't ever do anything that puts him firmly against it. Video feels like he's trying not to step on anyones toes and appeal to everyone.
 

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The most recent video was rather underwhelming. It merely boils down to "AAA games can't be art, stop calling them art or comparing them to classic movies." Maybe I was expecting too much, like Jim talking about The Last of Us II at all.
I dunno, the God of War series actually told a story very much in line with ancient Greek tragic heroes like Heracles. A man betrayed by the gods, forced to murder his family by one of the gods, made to atone for the murder despite said murder being out of his hands and falling squarely on the shoulders of Ares.
And as we see Kratos' progression across the story he grows increasingly bitter and uncaring, going from a man who would readily shove a soldier out of the way of an oncoming spear to a brute willing to use a rape victim as a fucking doorstop because the only thing he cares about anymore is his need for revenge, turning him into a monster almost on par with the gods he detests. You take that story back to the ancient Greeks and they would have eaten it up with a spoon and asked for seconds.

AAA games can be art. They usually aren't, but nothing about being a AAA game in and of itself revokes the capability for artistic merit. If Jim didn't have such a hateboner for capitalism he'd be able to recognize this.
 

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So in todays video Jim makes a passing remark about how he recently had to burn bridges with the wrestling organization he just moved across country to be a part of because they had some kind of abuse or misconduct. I have no idea what he is talking about, did I miss a scandal in fat sweaty men land somewhere? Did he literally go into an indie wrestling organization and start a fucking metoo riot?

 

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