Jim Sterling: His Controversial Yet Accurate Views

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."

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Parapraxis4105d ago (Edited 4105d ago )

(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.

Darkstorn4105d ago

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.

Parapraxis4105d ago

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.

ProjectVulcan4105d ago

Gabe Newell's less attractive brother. Who ate all the pies?

Idle h4nds4105d ago

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..

Parapraxis4105d ago

@Idle h4nds,
Jim, is that you?

rucky4105d ago

Jim's taste to games is the same as the people getting off animal porn.

FragGen4105d ago (Edited 4105d ago )

If I were a dev sending him a review copy of a new title, I'd definitely wrap the game in bacon.

Parapraxis4105d ago (Edited 4105d ago )

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.

sikbeta4105d ago

What is this Crap!? An Article talking "good" about Jim Sterling and made by him.... Bwahahahaha.... LAME!!!!

Idle h4nds4105d ago

@ 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.

Myze4105d ago (Edited 4104d ago )

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.

menoyou4104d ago

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.

Genesis54104d ago

His reviews are terrible and he does gamers everywhere an injustice with each bogus review he writes.

silverbeld4104d ago

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. :(

Ziriux4104d ago

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.

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Deiser4105d ago

Heh, interesting views from someone with such a love/hate fanbase.

4pocalyps34105d ago

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

xTruthx4105d ago

"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

BlackTar1874105d ago

seriously though if people have that much of a love hate for you its kinda pathetic.

harlem_v14105d ago

Yes it's a funny yet sad commentary on society.

hay4105d ago

He's fat and ugly. That pretty much explains why he's so bitter in his reviews.

thebudgetgamer4105d ago

i can see if you you don't like his style of article/reviews. i think people use the word hate to liberally.

Parapraxis4105d ago (Edited 4105d ago )

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.

thebudgetgamer4105d ago

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.

ActivistBike4105d ago

Somebody clearly has their panties in a bundle.

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Quadrix4105d ago

Jim Sterling is the perfect example of a person who makes me wish you could revoke people's right to an opinion.

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