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He seems to hate the macho workplace or crunch cause he knows he would not survive 5 seconds in a job where you have to put in long hours and have a laugh while doing it, his job is probably getting up at lunchtime, doing 2 hours work a week on his show, a couple of twitch streams and playing with his toys

While he probably could back in the day a life as a lazy troon YouTuber has probably destroyed any work ethic he once had
 

RodgerDodger

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Wow, he looks horrible.
Looking worse when you are thinner than morbidly obese is a look only few people can pull off. Jim is one of them.
Just look at that doughy, aged face with the cheap wig.
The flabby arms of excess skin.
The fatty-estrogen manboobs hanging to his knees.
Absolutely disgusting.
Look at pics of Kevin Smith from the past week. Its the same..they look already dead. With Jim's bad wig and top hat he looks like a Haitians worst voodoo nightmare.
 

LiquidKid

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The video is short and it is pretty much a repeat of everything Sterling said before, the words just kinda jumbled later and the only thing I've paid attention was on how much weight he lost. I know obese people can lose a ton of weight fairly easy at the start, but it is quite uncanny how fast he is going, is that healthy?

Anyway, I can slightly power level on this, as I did some freelancer work for a third party studio that worked with blizzard for animation. Obviously I won't say more, but I did visit the Blizzard campus a couple of times for meetings (that I never had to be there because it had nothing to do with what I was doing, but whatever), but this so called "fratboy culture" is just a bunch of arrested developed manchildren doing edgy jokes, a lot of them are just awkard losers that don't know how to speak.

That is why none of these accusations against activision and Blizzard are about physical and tangible abuse, but more so about "the culture" and unequal pay, which is a complicated claim because a lot of the money people in game dev make is tied to seniority bonus, hours put in and a lot of other stuff, not to mention if you are feelancing, you get what is in your Invoice and not a penny more.

Still, this is a blow on moral and is only gonna get worse, and with that there will be a push back. Remember back a few years the guys at Riot Studio were also getting the same accusation of "fratboy culture". Yeah, some of these guys made a new studio: https://www.odysseyinteractive.gg/

And here is the kicker, looks like it is a "no girl allowed" club. I can't give a clear info on that, it is just rumor, and I don't know the people involved in that studio, just gossip now.

Still, that wouldn't be a surprise move now, people just don't want to deal with the stress that is coming from a big corp enviroment with the threat of micro aggressions and PR nightmares, and so more Devs are retreating to small studios, doing contract work and soon enough the big AAA games are just going to be assembled pices from a variety of small studios under a hollow logo like ubisoft and activison (hell, some games already are like that).

i'm aware this sound like gay accelerationist talk, but Sterling is wrong, these lawsuits and accusation won't break into a revolution, but it will only make harder for women and other "minorities" as they get gated out from smaller studios that will want to just keep a close and tied group.

Hell, in one of my last California free lance gigs I did, the guy doing the hiring point blank asked if I had a twitter or any sort of social media, I said I had a instagram, but I never posted anything (and only a few friends, my sister and Mom were following), then he asked me if I was a "talker" and I said "no" and I think that is why I got the job, because I don't think he was all that impressed with my work
The claims themselves are so overly cartoonish I honestly think the people working in California they filed it just watched the wolf of wall street and used that as the basis.

I mean, even the most basic claims are easily explained without the legal speak:

“The just play games all day and make female employees do the work!!”
The company makes video games, you sure they aren’t just getting acquainted with the product?

“They are encouraged to drink or show up drink/hungover”
Or, they work at a stressful office job and employees like to chat about their time at the bar the previous night to help get through the day. Like every other corporate office job. Or hell, like nearly any job in general. But I guarantee upper management isn’t a fan of it.

“One woman committed suicide after the supervisor she was dating shared naked pictures of her”
It is extremely hard to prove motivation for suicide. She would have been more useful alive since it would be a revenge porn case, something California is very strict about. But no, it wasn’t, and this will be laughed out of court.

I’ve always disliked activision, and I’ve made it a point to never play a game they publish long before Jim started making videos. So having to point all this out and look like I’m defending the company makes my skin crawl a bit. But all this virtue signaling to make every youtuber seem like they’re on the moral high ground he all leading to a very obvious sperg fest when no evidence is found and this all gets tossed out of court.
 

Bolo

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Interviewer: "Do you have twitter?"
Interviewee: "No, that shits gay."
Interviewer: "You're hired, how does 150k a year sound?"
If only, the pay was pretty "meh", but the place was cool.

And I think i should make myself clear on this:

then he asked me if I was a "talker" and I said "no" and I think that is why I got the job, because I don't think he was all that impressed with my work

The guy doing the interview didn't directly said the word "talker", he did ask about social media, I said no, and then he danced around the issue of disclosing information about the studio, talking about NDAs, which only apply to the project per si, not the work enviroment, but they wanted people to seek the PR if anything, before going public and he asked if i ever had the need of doing so.

And that was weird talk, it was a free lance job, I would fuck off in a couple of months and I let the guy know that I never had any these issues.

That was the first and only time I got this sort of talk, and I think that studio recently had a problem with somone accusing them of workplace abuse of some sorts, so they were walking on egg shells
 

None Drunk Username

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He justifies his increasingly extremist views, flagellates himself for his for his early career "sins" (probably this hints at the root of his trooning), and prides himself on being excommunicated from the gaming journalism space.
He's deeply ashamed that he used to make edgy jokes and is also a white man. He touches on this too in his video from last year when the Ubisoft abuse scandal happened. This was before he trooned out and I think you can see the last remnats of his sanity leaving him. I think that video is also the exact moment that the Jimquisition started to suck beyond all recovery.
 

Billy_Sama

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He's deeply ashamed that he used to make edgy jokes and is also a white man. He touches on this too in his video from last year when the Ubisoft abuse scandal happened. This was before he trooned out and I think you can see the last remnats of his sanity leaving him. I think that video is also the exact moment that the Jimquisition started to suck beyond all recovery.
When you become a feminist entertainer but you don't have a vagina to make vagina jokes.
 

Prince Vegeta

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Hell, in one of my last California free lance gigs I did, the guy doing the hiring point blank asked if I had a twitter or any sort of social media, I said I had a instagram, but I never posted anything (and only a few friends, my sister and Mom were following), then he asked me if I was a "talker" and I said "no" and I think that is why I got the job, because I don't think he was all that impressed with my work
I wonder if this helped me too. I'm quite high up in management today in the IT sector.

In the past 15 years I've openly admitted that I don't use social media in all professional engagements. It used to be seen as embarrassing ! Be it business or just in unofficial communication with other companies or 'competition/colleagues', everyone knows I don't do social media or LinkedIn or whatever. I wonder if this is one of the reasons I rose through the ranks so fast.

Also, the whole 'burn it down!' attitude on an old man who earns 15k [edit: a month!] is kind of embarrassing.
 
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DoubleD

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For an actual sane criticism of what Activision Bizzard have been doing (and it seems to be a long-standing problem affecting not only their workers but their core products), this video from Az is worth watching. The difference between his coverage and Sterling’s is palpable, especially as they are both balding fat fucks from the UK.

It’s just so refreshing to hear the same issues covered by a man who shuns identity politics and has a genuine love of the gaming hobby. I don’t think the suicide is even mentioned.


Low bar, I know, but it seemed right to bring it up as someone who’d only heard about this story through Jim Fuckingsterlingson, (so was previously predisposed to take this company’s side).
 

Prince Vegeta

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It’s just so refreshing to hear the same issues covered by a man who shuns identity politics and has a genuine love of the gaming hobby. I don’t think the suicide is even mentioned.
Agreed. This is the first time I've seen him. Thanks for this.
 

Oliver Onions

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Easiest prediction in my life. Hell, I should have gone for better odds than 50-50. There's no way Current Year Jimbo wouldn't try to leap crawl and squat onto a story this juicy.
What's odd is that he waited til Monday, as usual, when everyone else was breaking this story last week and over the weekend. He's done emergency JQs in the past so we know he's not a slave to scheduling.

I guess being a lazy cunt takes precedence over shining a light on these very true #MeToo stories.

That thumbnail is beautiful. He's trying to look serious but the vibe is "old fat lady at a funeral".
*old fat lady at a funeral who is yet to receive her free lunch

“One woman committed suicide after the supervisor she was dating shared naked pictures of her”
It is extremely hard to prove motivation for suicide. She would have been more useful alive since it would be a revenge porn case, something California is very strict about. But no, it wasn’t, and this will be laughed out of court.
This one, as well as the buttplug suicide story, really stood out for me. Where did these nudes come from? Did she send them to her supervisor? That was fucking stupid, if so. And if he did show them around you have a pretty open and shut harassment case to take to HR, threatening a lawsuit if they don't do something. Get a massive payout, quit and go work somewhere else where nobody has seen your tits; any fully grown adult who'd neck themselves over this clearly already had one foot off the chair.

Also, bonus pro-tip: Your nudes can't leak if you never take any to begin with. If you for some reason really have to take naked photos of yourself, for fuck sake at least make sure there's nothing identifiable in them (i.e. your face, tattoos, driver's licence, birth certificate etc).
 

Scarmaiden

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And of course he has to make it about troons women and people of color, and of course he used it to paint all the execs as evil slavedrivers that "overseen" and basically made it their personal business to make every woman troon and nigger off themselves, while the reality is way simpler - they just didn't care. Really, why would high end exec bother investigating and/or correcting office culture
It's fucked up that a woman killed herself, but fuck do I hate these faggots who when they hear something like that froth at the mouth to make it all about themselves and their agenda

About the lawsuit. My favorite part is "encouraged to show up hangover/drunk". Encouraged. Like imagine the situation: you come to work on time, in clean clothes, looking fresh, and your boss is bursting out of the office yelling "motherfucker, next time you show up like this you're fired. You better have vomit from the last night's partying all over yourself next time I see you!" If they said nothing was done about people showing up hangover I'd believe it (not that there's something to be done about it, pretty sure being hangover isn't illegal)
 

Corn Flakes

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What's odd is that he waited til Monday, as usual, when everyone else was breaking this story last week and over the weekend. He's done emergency JQs in the past so we know he's not a slave to scheduling.

I guess being a lazy cunt takes precedence over shining a light on these very true #MeToo stories.
That's how you know Jimquisition is just a job for Jimbo. It's not a project, it's not a hobby, it's all just "clock in, clock out" for him. So he'll stick to the schedule come hell or high water. The only thing that will force him to release a video out of schedule is something directly threatening his livelihood. Another round of DMCA Kombat, maybe.
 

Enoby Way

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Welp, colour me shamed. my personal bet with myself was that he would ignore this completely because now that he's thrown his lot in with the transwomen, supporting actual natal women's rights (if this is such a case) is no longer needed for him to consider himself on the right side of history.

But nope, I was wrong. Why merely ignore a potential women's issue when you can make it all about yourself, thus diverting attention from women in the first place?

It's a galaxy brain move, and I, a lowly disgusting filthy woman, never even saw it coming.

That's how you know Jimquisition is just a job for Jimbo. It's not a project, it's not a hobby, it's all just "clock in, clock out" for him. So he'll stick to the schedule come hell or high water. The only thing that will force him to release a video out of schedule is something directly threatening his livelihood. Another round of DMCA Kombat, maybe.

Ok we all know Jim hates his job and that's not healthy, but since when is "just a job" a bad thing?

It's not exactly a betrayal, this is a healthy attitude to take. Jobs can't be all about passion or you'll go mad. In journalism either you go for commentary and value-adding and get to rigidly set your own hours, or you're only repeating on what has happened which means you're at the mercy of the 24 hour news cycle. Or you're stuck in some godforsaken hybrid of both because you haven't figured out that a loyal audience will wait for you because they want to know what *you* have to say.

Although his quality has dramatically degraded (some may argue its always been been tier) Jim was until recently at least *trying* to add value rather than just repeat what others have said.

And it was working. For *years*, throughout the ever-changing landscape of YouTube. He has set his boundaries and schedule well enough that people not only expect to have to wait, but are *willing* to wait for his take to come out. We saw it in those unfiltered comments, people were waiting for the next JQ. If it's a few days old, they don't care, they want to know what he has said.

That kind of willingness in an mass mob to lay its usual fickle attention span aside for the sake of name recognition and valued opinion? That is *incredibly* valuable journalistic real estate.

If he hadn't trooned out, made the show about his ego, or gone angry at his core audience, he'd have even more of these fans.

IMHO plenty of people with bigger names in the industry could take a leaf out of his book. 15k a month for one medium to low-tier video a week? If you took even double the time and care that Jim does you'd have one hell of a cushy job. Throw in a weekly let's play of a little indie game you like and perhaps one weekly long-running LP series or stream and you'd still have heaps of time. Weekly round ups are still a thing for a reason, not everyone has time to keep up to date with the latest gaming news every 12 hours.
 
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LiquidKid

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What's odd is that he waited til Monday, as usual, when everyone else was breaking this story last week and over the weekend. He's done emergency JQs in the past so we know he's not a slave to scheduling.

I guess being a lazy cunt takes precedence over shining a light on these very true #MeToo stories.


*old fat lady at a funeral who is yet to receive her free lunch


This one, as well as the buttplug suicide story, really stood out for me. Where did these nudes come from? Did she send them to her supervisor? That was fucking stupid, if so. And if he did show them around you have a pretty open and shut harassment case to take to HR, threatening a lawsuit if they don't do something. Get a massive payout, quit and go work somewhere else where nobody has seen your tits; any fully grown adult who'd neck themselves over this clearly already had one foot off the chair.

Also, bonus pro-tip: Your nudes can't leak if you never take any to begin with. If you for some reason really have to take naked photos of yourself, for fuck sake at least make sure there's nothing identifiable in them (i.e. your face, tattoos, driver's licence, birth certificate etc).
Allegedly she was in a relationship with her supervisor, which is a violation at every workplace in the country for various reasons.
So I am willing to believe he would have asked the girl he was banging to send nudes to him.
But again, sharing nudes is revenge porn in California and that would be the easiest case ever to prove.
the fact that she allegedly necked herself over it is what will make all of it irrelevant. You can’t prove she killed herself over that, they’ll likely find cause for depression and the like
 

Corn Flakes

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Ok we all know Jim hates his job and that's not healthy, but since when is "just a job" a bad thing?

This is a healthy attitude to take. Jobs can't be all about passion or you'll go mad. In journalism either you go for commentary and value-adding and get to rigidly set your own hours, or you're only repeating on what has happened which means you're at the mercy of the 24 hour news cycle. Or you're stuck in some godforsaken hybrid of both because you haven't figured out that a loyal audience will wait for you because they want to know what *you* have to say.

Although his quality has dramatically degraded (some may argue its always been been tier) Jim was until recently at least *trying* to add value rather than just repeat what others have said.
And it was working. He has set his boundaries and schedule well enough that people are willing to wait for his take to come out. We saw it in those unfiltered comments, people were waiting for the next JQ. If it's a few days old, they don't care, they want to know what he has said.
If he hadn't trooned out, made the show about his ego, or gone angry at his core audience, he'd have even more of these fans.

IMHO plenty of people with bigger names in the industry could take a leaf out of his book. 15k a month for one medium to low-tier video a week? If you took even double the time and care that Jim does you'd have one hell of a cushy job. Throw in a weekly let's play of a little indie game you like and perhaps one weekly long-running LP series or stream and you'd still have heaps of time. Weekly round ups are still a thing for a reason, not everyone has time to keep up to date with the latest gaming news every 12 hours.
It's not a bad thing by itself. It is a bad thing when you claim you're being passionate but you're clearly forcing yourself to do it. It's bad for your productivity, and it's bad for your mental health.

Jim is on a terminal level of "I don't give a fuck" when it comes to his career. He's miserable. He's only doing Jimquisition because it's what he does, not because he has any interest in doing it or because he has anything to inform people on. And it all shows. The quality of his content has taken an obvious hit. And Jim doesn't have the qualifications or the drive to find a new thing to do. We like to talk about how he makes 15k off Patreon, but he makes that amount out of 7.5k patrons. When you remove the relatively few whales who will support Jim no matter what, the average contribution to his Patreon is likely going to be $1. And despite his subscriptions on Youtube steadily dropping, his actual income on Patreon hasn't changed all that much.

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Source: https://graphtreon.com/creator/jimquisition

His earnings reached a peak in 2018, gradually declined, took a bump upwards with his trooning out and an influx of woke cash, but the trend stopped fairly quickly and it's bouncing up and down again now. Sure, he's making about 1k more per month than he was back in '18, but his patron numbers remained almost flat. He's stagnant.

It's very likely that most of the people supporting him are either doing it for ideological reasons or because their $1 a month to him is lost among all other people they support on the platform. Neither option is good for his mental state. The former which leaves him wide open to have a big chunk of his funding removed if he ever cops a canceling, and it gets worse the more he tries to hook those particular whales. The latter is terrible for his ego because it turns him into the Patreon equivalent of a youtube channel with 500k subscribers but no new videos since 2016: he's making money because people forgot about him.

(Also, may I just point out how beautiful the sawtooth pattern on the patrons graph is between 2018 and 2020 is? I haven't seen shit like that since taking statistics in college.)
 

Oliver Onions

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Allegedly she was in a relationship with her supervisor, which is a violation at every workplace in the country for various reasons.
So I am willing to believe he would have asked the girl he was banging to send nudes to him.
But again, sharing nudes is revenge porn in California and that would be the easiest case ever to prove.
the fact that she allegedly necked herself over it is what will make all of it irrelevant. You can’t prove she killed herself over that, they’ll likely find cause for depression and the like
So it's basically the same lover scorned story as every time some economy-class e-thot comes out the woodwork to #MeToo a YouTuber?

Also, did it say he shared the photos? I thought I read the allegation was only that he showed them to people at work. Still a dick thing to do, but I imagine that would be significantly harder to get a revenge porn conviction on, since he could just deny showing them to anyone.

At the end of the day though, if this lawsuit ends up destroying BlizzAcc I'll call that a win. They're a fucking cancer on the industry.
 

Mister Mint

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Jim is in the same position the vast majority of (say it in Jim's voice, now) GaMeS JeRnAliStZ are. They hate their audience. They've demented themselves into believing every person who plays games hate women, trans people, gays, and racial minorities.

They have no passion for games left. It doesn't give the same high that pretending they're a modern day Rosa Parks for not going to chick fil a does. They only stick around because they like the perks. It makes them feel known and powerful in a world where they are unknown and powerless. It enhances that when they see they've made people angry that they've decided to classify as "bad."
Jim got to that point awhile ago. He's tired and hates 90% of his target demographic and his content has declined for 7 years now.

You either die Jim Fuckin' Sterling, son or you live long enough to see yourself become a sad, embittered troon.
 
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Wow, he looks horrible.
Looking worse when you are thinner than morbidly obese is a look only few people can pull off. Jim is one of them.
Just look at that doughy, aged face with the cheap wig.
The flabby arms of excess skin.
The fatty-estrogen manboobs hanging to his knees.
Absolutely disgusting.

Being overweight all through your youth and then losing weight later will age you like nothing else.
 

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