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Jimquisition: Trying to kill piracy makes it stronger

Piracy will never be destroyed entirely. It's a fact of life that some people just like to help themselves to freebies. However, not all pirates are in it for the discount, and some are actively driven to piracy by the very companies attem...   read

 
 
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Jimquisition: Piracy Episode 1 - Copyright

Piracy is one of those issues that will absolutely never die, like the secrets of the Bermuda Triangle or the truth of the Zelda Timeline. I have always had a set view on piracy -- it's not the worst crime in the world, but it's selfish th...   read

 
 
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Jimquisition: Limited Collector's Complete Edition

The heroic Jim Sterling is back once again to champion the rights of those too weak to champion themselves, and bask in the very palpable gratitude that he most assuredly deserves. This week, he describes how the game industry is tying a n...   read

 
 
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The Jimquisition: SOPA Approved

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) could change the Internet forever if enforced. Having been written in such broad and vague terms, giving corporations maximum power to black out websites, a chilling effect could be seen, as the Internet's...   read

 
 
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The Jimquisition: The Ten Sh*ttest Games of 2011

The year is almost out, and we must celebrate it by publishing meaningless award ceremonies. In true Jimquisition style, our noble hero celebrates the crappest of the crap, with the ten shittiest games to have been released in 2011. Oh, re...   read

 
 
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The Jimquisition: Taking Videogames Seriously

When will games be taken seriously? Why isn't anybody taking videogames seriously? How many times can Jim say the word "seriously" in a single video? Does any of it matter? No. None of it. Ever.   read

 
 
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The Jimquisition: Beneath A Steel Skyrim

What does a huge, open-world roleplaying game and a linear point-and-click adventure from the 90's have in common? Well, aside from the fact they have the honor of The Jimquisition's attention, they both succeed in delivering the same thin...   read

 
 
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The Jimquisition: Hardcore Hypocrisy

There are hardcore gamers out there so proud of their self-styled character trait that they shall defend it jealously. For indeed, it is they who get to judge whether or not others are worthy of being called gamers, it is they who decide w...   read

 
 
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The Jimquisition: How Skyrim Proves This Industry Wrong

You've all heard of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, right? Surely you have, for it's a ridiculously successful little game. Interestingly, however, it should NOT be a success, at least if you believe in some of the prevailing opinions that in...   read

 
 
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The Jimquisition: Sony, Nintendo, EA and SOPA

The Stop Online Piracy Act may sound innocuous, but it's a nasty little proposition that gives corporations uncontested rights to control what you enjoy on the Internet. Naturally, being a horrible thing, EA can't wait to climb aboard, alo...   read

 
 
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The Jimquisition: Hate Out Of Ten

Review controversies are nothing new, but things went from bad to worse this year with gamers going crazy every time a major title got scored by various outlets. The "Year of Threes" have created more high profile titles than ever, and spa...   read

 
 
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The Jimquisition: Will Grand Theft Auto V have no balls?

Grand Theft Auto IV turned the GTA series into something more serious and dark, removing a lot of the ribald humor and outrageous gameplay. Some have said this caused the series to get too tame, and have already complained that GTA V's tra...   read

 
 
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The Jimquisition: The Ugly Secret of Horror Games

It's Halloween, the day that St. Spooky was born for our sins. On this haunted occasion, I discuss what truly makes a horror game scary and decide that the worse a game looks, the better it is at frightening you. With less impressive ...   read

 
 
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The Jimquisition: National Kirby Day

So, this episode posted late on Monday because of server issues, then couldn't be reposted here on Tuesday because I was working on behind-the-scenes stuff all day. So, it's two days too late, but you can pretend that it's still National K...   read

 
 
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The Jimquisition: Steve Jobs and iOS - Game Related

Over the years, I have seen many gamers proudly proclaiming their disinterest in Apple products and smugly questioning why such products should be considered videogame related topics. This only intensified when Steve Jobs died and those sa...   read

 
 
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The Jimquisition: The Citizen Kane of Gaming

Drunk with power, I abuse my growing popularity at The Escapist to start sneaking out some of my more ruinous opinions. In this episode, I divulge my love for Dynasty Warriors and somehow think I'll get away with it. Will I inspire others ...   read

 
 
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The Jimquisition: Fighting the 'problem' of used games

For the past two episodes, I have railed against publishers and their war on used games. In the concluding part, I praise those tactics that I do not find obnoxious, and would like to see further encouraged. Rather than punish used gamers,...   read

 
 
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The Jimquisition: Used Videogames Have A Right To Exist

Publishers would have you believe that used games are the biggest threat to the games industry. Even gamers will sympathize with these huge companies and equate the used market with piracy. Unlike piracy, however, used games have plenty of...   read

 
 
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The Jimquisition: Online Passes Are Bad For Everybody

In the first part of a series of Jimquisitions on used games and their place in the industry, I tackle the most recent tactic used by publishers in the fight against traded products -- online passes -- and examine why they're bad for every...   read

 
 
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The Jimquisition: The Dark Horses of 2011's Fall Lineup

With great power comes great responsibility, and I use my Godly strength to cast light on some upcoming games that might be left on the dark. From Aliens to Hard Reset, I take a look at a few games that could really use your attention in t...   read

 
 


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