O.G. writes "He's been called "The Biggest Troll on the Internet". To me, Jim Sterling is that British guy in Mississippi. He's a writer, a satirist, but most importantly, he's a gamer."
Man I love this guy.
(and now for the flipside) He's a complete tool who gives game journalists everywhere a bad name. Oh, and he isn't even remotely clever or witty.
He's a polarizing figure, that's for sure. His review of Deadly Premonition (10/10) was either absolutely brilliant or a travesty, depending on your console preference.
That or his Deadly Premonition was a "travesty" because it's a crap game that does not deserve that kind of score, regardless of which platform some may hold dear.
Gabe Newell's less attractive brother. Who ate all the pies?
Hey any press is good press. It's getting his name out there which is what all small time bloggers are trying to do and more importantly it's getting his site traffic.. I never knew who this guy was until all the crap about the FF13 review so I guess he succeeded in bating all you morons by getting his reviews to 1000+ at times..
@Idle h4nds, Jim, is that you?
Jim's taste to games is the same as the people getting off animal porn.
If I were a dev sending him a review copy of a new title, I'd definitely wrap the game in bacon.
FragGen ...and run the risks of the games themselves being consumed!? EDIT: LOL @Idle h4nds below, looks like I got his panties in a bunch.
What is this Crap!? An Article talking "good" about Jim Sterling and made by him.... Bwahahahaha.... LAME!!!!
@ parpraxis Are you one of the morons that gives this guy heat? I never said I like the guy or even read his reviews I actually find his reviews to be laughable at best. What I said is that he's getting his name out there albeit in a not so nice way but it's still getting out there. Something small time bloggers struggle to do on a daily basis.
All the questions and comments from the interviewer in this interview give me the impression that he's sitting there with his elbows on the desk, his head in his hands and giving a smile and blank look of awe at Sterling. Probably one of the only people in the world that could be a fanboy for such a horrible journalist. As for Sterling's reviews. The Deadly Premonition review IS a joke, whether he meant it to be or not. I've seen plenty of videos on the game now that are not only some of the most boring video game moments ever, but also some of the most poorly scripted, acted, animated, etc. It's not a polarizing game, and to give a game a perfect score because it's almost perfectly bad is not funny, witty, revolutionary, ingenious, etc., it's just stupid. However, even without the DP review, I wouldn't care to read what his opinions are, because he's proved on more than one (or two or ten) occasion that he has very poor taste in games.
An opinion on some journalist is not GAMING NEWS. KEEP THIS CRAP OFF N4G! Also he's a retard and Destructoid is the worst game site on the net next to Kotaku.
His reviews are terrible and he does gamers everywhere an injustice with each bogus review he writes.
Jim Sterling is a lonely sad guy. He not even finish any game cause its to hard to play at easy settings. He is not good enough to play any game. And reviews? Off course only kid games he liked. :(
You guys are just pointless readers, that have no clue how to put together an article or speak your mind, because a man speaks his mind you attack, ever heard of opinion? Deal with it don't read and pass around it.
Heh, interesting views from someone with such a love/hate fanbase.
Forget the haters!
judging by your name.....your jim sterling under another alias? OT: i didn't know who the hell he was until he started running off his mouth a couple of times. hated him since.....needs to stop chatting outta his ass
"Whenever someone recognizes me at an event, game store, or wherever, and ask “Are you Jim Sterling,” I do wince because I don’t know whether they want to shake my hand or punch me in the face" Feeling like that all the time must suck lol
seriously though if people have that much of a love hate for you its kinda pathetic.
Yes it's a funny yet sad commentary on society.
He's fat and ugly. That pretty much explains why he's so bitter in his reviews.
i can see if you you don't like his style of article/reviews. i think people use the word hate to liberally.
I wouldn't give 2 sh!ts about his reviews if they were not scored. But they ARE. If he wants to make "joke reviews", good for him, but having his jokes be as trusted as those reviews which people honestly put time and effort into is laughable. And his blind sheep will completely ignore brilliant games due to what he says. They do take his reviews seriously, as foolish as that may be. @below "who gives a crap what he thinks." Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, developers, publishers, and I'm guessing gamers who don't know better. (IE: gamers who have seen "Destrucoid gave it __/10" on a box cover, game demo or in a magazine) For a gaming website, IMO you either take what you do seriously, or you do it ALL as a joke. I've seen quotes of Destructoid scores in demos. This means they are being taken very seriously by many.
what i am saying is people give his words too much power, hes just some guy on the internet. who gives a crap what he thinks.
Somebody clearly has their panties in a bundle.
Jim Sterling is the perfect example of a person who makes me wish you could revoke people's right to an opinion.
but I'd be more afraid if he were holding a knife and fork. /sorry, I'm usually above fat jokes but this guy's a douche. A paid troll. 4.5 for Assassin's creed 2 is ridiculous however you go about writing reviews.
Not the Sword of Olympus. It's the sword from Darksiders.
Yeah, I don't usually fall for the fat jokes either but I couldn't help but laugh when I read "the biggest troll". But yeah his reviews and articles are essentially flamebait, and even if the topic itself isn't flamebait material he tends to bring something up to troll about anyway.
What does the guys weight have to do with anything? I have plenty of friends who have some meat on their bones. I sincerely hope the mods do their job and delete those hateful posts above mine. If you do not agree with the guy, just don't visit his site, how hard is that? Then you don't have to waste time on the internet to complain about a journalist you don't agree with. I cannot stand Fox News, or Bill Oreilly, you know what I do? I don't watch him, end of story. Some of you people are really pathetic.
The protagonist in Darksiders uses the sword to kill while Jim uses it to slice his favorite steak.
Man that guy scares me. Seriously.
With his fattness, and his ability to suck at reviewing games.
Yeah 10/10 for Deadly Premonition and 4.5/10 for Assassins Creed II Real accurate. The guy is a pr!ck looking for hits and feeding off the controversy, end of.
'The guy is a pr!ck looking for hits and feeding off the controversy, end of.' "and feeding off the controversy, end of." Nothing needs to be said aboot that line above.
I do not love this guy.
I dont know why... i feel sorry... even if I completely despise the fat fvck... i cannot feel the usual hate or rage that i feel whenever his stupid brain vomits something on the Internet.
I feel sorry for him... man... WTF is wrong with me?
perhaps if you think of him as Bungie/pp/MGR mybe that may change your thought?
It's seriously is all turning into one big side show!
There has been no other time in my life where I have been more inclined to ignore most of the "professional" reviews and editorials coming from the gaming media.
Side Topic: N4G really needs to stop posting articles related to blogs and from people who don't answer to anyone when they post beyond-idiotic views that are made for hits and for drawing heat or simply pissing people off.
With that looser is different, bungie-mgr-gr8 or wathever the alternate account he uses, is no more than a poor nutless baboon wich trolls on this site, Sterling on the other side, is a well known face. Now that I think of it, it must be really crappy to be in a position where you don't know if complete strangers want to shake your hand or punch you in the face...
He is an idiot, yes, a brutal troll, yes, Should he just STFU and stop being a pain in the ass? OF COURSE.
But man, i see those pictures... being Jim Sterling is NOT COOL at all... leaving aside the fact that you are a gamer... what are the chances you can score with a hot girl if you are like... him?
I do that too, I loved AC2 to the bone, y really liked WKC even if it has its flaws and surprisingly Im enjoying FF XIII more than I expected, and I dont know why Im sure I gonna love Alan Wake when it comes out, even if its probably my last xbox game
What is it with fat geeks like him having such gigantic egos on the internet and thinking that they're better than everyone else? I swear I see them all the time.
damn... that guy is freaking obese... jesus christ
How can anyone seriously give Assassin's Creed II a 4.5 out of 10? That's a horrible review. That game was great. Not game of the year great but at the lowest an 8.5. I say a 9.
More like 1/10 troll.
I don't like AC2 (or the first one for that matter), but I see it as more of a "7" game. This guy is obviously an attention-whore, just looking to be controversial for the sake for getting more hits.
Now I get what he Is saying. Obese people are usually nasty & have zero compassion. People are just barriers at the drive thru for this guy.
What a disgusting blob.... (sorry, I love Ghostbusters quotes!)
He is a tool.
Give me the chance to write video games news and I will bring up controversial columns everytime a good game comes out like saying "Halo 3 can suck my nuts cauz it sucks" and I will most likely be getting the same praise as him.
in what? eating?
Was the wrost review ever created you know that he didnt play it or he played it for 2 hours and then wrote it off.
I would blow this man all day every day. Such beauty in a man is rare. My delicate, strange flower accursed by most is the light in my world. My greatest desire is to ride on his massive but mesmerizing, boil ridden back to the hottest reaches of creation and let my flesh melt into his.
Even George Michaels is more manly... and i mean... George Michaels dude
Anyone notices that obese people like Gabe and Jim hates the ps3? I understand that the 360 can fry eggs but cmon!
he's an arrogant tool who taunts the fanboys for hits on his site. that's all. destructoid as a whole is a tabloid of a website. they are woefully unprofessional, and their "humorous," "satirical" posts fall flat. they are neither funny, nor ironic. Jim Sterling is by far the worst of the bunch, and possibly one of the worst writers in the gaming media. he has no integrity, no class, and no self respect, because anyone who respected themselves wouldn't lower themselves to the standard that he has. destructoid is a joke. we all KNOW that fanboys are ridiculous, but we don't need Sterling trying to "set us straight" and in the process, exposing his own one sided bias and hypocrisy.
Look at him. Anyone who respect himself won't eat Mcdonalds 10 times a day.
Whilst I vehemently disagree with his criticisms of Heavy Rain, Final Fantasy XIII and Assassin's Creed II (I LOVE all three of those games), I don't really think he's an asshole after reading this.
He's opinionated, perhaps a little more radically so than we've become accustomed to. In defence to his Deadly Premonition review; he's right. I can imagine myself being immensely entertained by that that game, it's my kind of humour; and if you're enjoying the comedy it enough to not really care about the gameplay then so be it. Games are entertainment, so if you're entertained, they're doing their job.
I have known about Jim Sterling's "controversial" reviews for some time now and have not really thought much of them. When I saw his comment about Deadly Premonition I was sort of irritated. He said that he has never been so happy to help sell a game..... this pisses me off. It is completely backwards, Deadly premonition is a well known flop, nothing against the devs but its true, It Is Not A Good Game. The thing that makes me angry is his comment about how proud he was about helping sell a bad game, when he takes no consideration into how he negatively effects the sales of decent games like Assassins Creed 2 and FFXIII. It's wrong and it's becoming more and more clear that Sterling is a cancer that is killing video game journalism. The good news is that it is operable, fire Jim Sterling, he is a troll and nothing more.
Who are the idiots that are still reporting on this damn story? I get it, it's "lame" to you, but make a comment instead of reporting you bunch of cowards.
I don't really mind his reviews, normally they're pretty informative. Not my favourite reviewer, but not that bad.
Some people seem to have a huge problem with them though, mainly due to his scoring, often going mad over a number without actually reading any of the review itself. Whereas, like in many reviews the score is more of an after thought, and shouldn't be taken so seriously.
And now that he's got the reputation for being controversial, he panders to it, irritating those same people even more.
He's just one guy, if you don't like him then just ignore him, it's that simple. To say he's killing gaming journalism is utterly ridiculous, if his critics had ignored him in the first place then he'd just be one more guy on the internet, but turning him into this devil of gaming is just adding fuel to the fire.
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