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Submitted by zerocrossing 707d ago | opinion piece

Jimquisition Previewed, Preordered, Prescrewed

Preorder culture expects gamers to trust developers more than ever, but how does that work when they inspire so little faith?

The "take cash now, provide content later" tactic is currently serving companies well, but with recent disappointments like Aliens: Colonial Marines demonstrating how falsely advertised a game can be, one suspects it's a plan that cannot last. It certainly shouldn't be allowed to go on. (Aliens: Colonial Marines, Industry, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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CultClassicGamer  +   707d ago
Another awesome episode.
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SilentNegotiator  +   706d ago
I had such a busy day, I forgot it was JimDay!

Thank Jim for Jim.
PopRocks359  +   707d ago
I'm not usually a fan of Jim Sterling and I don't agree with DNF necessarily being a "stinker", but in this instance I think he's definitely onto something as far as what's wrong with the industry right now.
floetry101  +   707d ago
I think a lot of people misconstrue Sterling as someone that doesn't like games because he's overtly "harsh" towards triple A titles. The man is just completely honest. He evidently loves the industry and The Jimquisition just goes to show how much he really does. Another great episode.
SolDojo  +   707d ago
LOL the ending...

HAHAHAHAHA

Whale Song of Sorrow.

(not a comment on Jims weight, but his singing ability. big people are just as awesome as small and medium people.)

I seriously LOLed at that ending.
Myst  +   706d ago
The worst part ( at least in my eyes ) is always those review embargoes. I don't know I find that in some sense it hurts the game and perhaps reputation in the instance of Gearbox along with it's game Aliens Colonial Marines. I don't know if they could have done things differently had no such thing as a review embargo been enacted but certainly the fuss would have made them move perhaps?
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Perjoss  +   706d ago
I guess the embargos are like a strategy for releasing a lot of hype for your game pretty much all on the same day at the exact time of the companies choosing. On the other hand companies that know their game sucks will only remove an embargo as late as possible to stop people cancelling pre orders etc.
Myst  +   706d ago
Yeah that's why I really hate them. Sometimes the pre-order incentives seem rather good so you want to; but often times it's hard to tell if that game will actually be good.
Megaton  +   706d ago
100% accurate, as always.
JohnApocalypse  +   706d ago
This is why I like having my games come out here 3 days after the US. Allot of review embargos are on the games US release

4:48 I doubt that
Excited2play  +   706d ago
I agree with Jim totally. Great episode.
banjadude  +   706d ago
Seasons passes... ugh.

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