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Jimquisition: Review Scores Are Not Evil

When Jim Sterling isn't busy being the voice of a generation, he's a videogame reviewer -- one that's constantly told to abolish review scores. This is a silly request, hinging on the belief that review scores are an evil we simply endure....

 
 
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Jimquisition: Friends

Friendships are precious things that allow us to get through this horrific maelstrom we bitterly call life. Without friends, we would be but animals, hurtling cluelessly from one compulsive murder to the next. Nobody is an island ... unles...

 
 
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Jimquisition: Fake Nerd Girls

The latest flavor in the restaurant of controversy is the concept of fake nerd girls -- women who pretend to like videogames and similar media, all for the express purpose of tricking honest, hard-working Americans. Yeah ... it's as insidi...

 
 
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Jimquisition: Touch Waggle Touch Waggle Swipe

Over half a decade of frustration is about to be unleashed with glorious fury. It's been six years, the tech has been demonstrated, yet still the tech demos come. So few games have found a way to implement new interfaces gracefully, instea...

 
 
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Jimquisition: In the Hall of the Mountain Dew

This week's Jimquisition is fueled by Mounting Dudes. Halo 4 is out this week, and if you've been paying any attention to its marketing, you'll know that you won't be able to enjoy it without the crisp, refreshing taste of M...

 
 
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Jimquisition: Scare Tactics

Dr. Jonathan Crane accepts an invite to give the Jimquisition a lesson in fear. It's the Halloween special, and while your ol' pal Sterling confronts his greatest nightmares, a long-hated horror trope is discussed, defended, and ultimately...

 
 
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Jimquisition: Booth Babes

The punditry of the videogame community have been chatting an awful lot about booth babes this past year or so. There are those wanting them banished from events such as E3 and the Eurogamer Expo, and staunchly defending their existen...

 
 
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Jimquisition: Think of the Children!

Children are the holy grail of conflict. In media, they are the go-to solution for instant dilemma in a can, a way to garner immediate sympathy from an audience because they're children, and children are sooooo sympathic. Except, really, i...

 
 
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Jimquisition: Resident Evil 6 IS survival horror

Resident Evil 6 has been criticized for abandoning survival horror and indulging its new fetish for Hollywood action. However, we may be jumping the gun by claiming Capcom's turned its back on horror -- Resident Evil 6 is ALL about the fea...

 
 
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Jimquisition: Monster Boobs And Plastic Children

Oh, Team Ninja. Oh my dear, sweet Team Ninja. Oh my dear, sweet, misguided Team Ninja. Oh my dear, sweet, misguided, pervy, creepy, sleazy, weird, freaky, pervy, pervy, pervy Team Ninja. Your boobs are so bad. Your justification of said bo...

 
 
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Jimquisition: Wii U May Have Already 'Won' Next-gen

Reactions to the Wii U among hardcore gamers have been mixed at best, downright cynical at worst. Not least of the system's problems is the fact that the next PlayStation and Xbox are going to inevitably upstage it with superior firepower....

 
 
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Jimquisition: Crying Through The Laughs

Most games are depressed and miserable, but are they truly tragic? Of course not, otherwise there wouldn't be a video asking such a deliberately leading question. The trouble with most games today is that they rush to the sadness without f...

 
 
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Jimquisition: Anita Sarkeesian - The Monster Gamers Made

Angry gamers have been to Anita Sarkeesian (and gaming feminism in general) what DRM has been to piracy. Attempts to kill a thing have only made it stronger. It's an age-old situation, but one we as people have yet to master, despite years...

 
 
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Jimquisition: Sony's Begging For Piracy

To combat piracy, your mission is clear -- provide a better service than pirates. Competent, efficient, fast service will trump freebies for all but the most stingy of consumers, and that is why Sony practically deserves to be ripped off w...

 
 
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Jimquisition: EA vs. Zynga - The Lesser of Two Evils

Electronic Arts and Zynga duking it out is one of the biggest supervillain slap-fights in history. Both companies are reviled by gamers the world over, but as is our nature, we can't just sit back and watch the carnage. People are picking ...

 
 
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Thank God For Me: The Jimquisition Story

Nobody asked Jim Sterling to film his own documentary about himself, and naturally he took that as a silent urging from fans to film his own documentary about himself. Coming soon to a theater near Jim Sterling, we present Thank ...

 
 
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Jimquisition: Boycotts fail where whining tantrums win

Continuing on from the argument that one can love games as art but hate them as a business, Jimquisition this week focuses on how gamers can best express their distaste for the latter while still supporting the former. Would boyc...

 
 
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Jimquisition: Old Man Mario

Everybody knows Mario, most people love him, but is Mario being Mario enough anymore? Recent Mario games have jumped headfirst into nostalgia without offering much in the way of dynamic new content, while younger platform challengers upsta...

 
 
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Jimquisition: Photorealistic Sociopathy

Are photorealistic graphics the key to advancement? Do we need believable visuals in order to convey believable emotions? Is a console generation over as soon as you've pushed the systems to their technical limits, or is there yet more wor...

 
 
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Jimquisition: I hate videogames (because I love them)

Those who love videogames deeply enough will learn to hate them. There are two sides to this industry -- one worth cherishing, the other worth nothing more than scorn. Like a certain coin-flipping supervillain, the game industry has two fa...

 
 




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