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** '''Lust''': D3 Publisher for creating games that all involve females in minimal amounts of clothing, with its most notorious game series VideoGame/{{Onechanbara}} featuring girls wearing bikinis fighting zombies with samurai swords.

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** '''Lust''': D3 Publisher for creating games that all involve females in minimal amounts of clothing, with its most notorious game series VideoGame/{{Onechanbara}} ''VideoGame/{{Onechanbara}}'' featuring girls wearing bikinis fighting zombies with samurai swords.


** After Randy Pitchford tried to pin the blame on Sterling for ''Alien Colonial Marines''' failure and critical reception, Jim was rather forward about how he is ready to go if Randy were to continue with the slander. Special mention goes to Jim replaying Pitchford's interview, where Pitchford says "That British guy has a hard-on for me," and then cutting to Jim holding the dildo bat, and replying "[[BlatantLies I really don't know what would give you that idea.]]"

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** After Randy Pitchford tried to pin the blame on Sterling for ''Alien ''Aliens Colonial Marines''' failure and critical reception, Jim was rather forward about how he is ready to go if Randy were to continue with the slander. Special mention goes to Jim replaying Pitchford's interview, where Pitchford says "That British guy has a hard-on for me," and then cutting to Jim holding the dildo bat, and replying "[[BlatantLies I really don't know what would give you that idea.]]"



** One specific straw that broke the back of the camel that was Jim's trust in the video game industry was ''VideoGames/AliensColonialMarines''. As a diehard fan of the ''Alien'' film series, it was the one game Jim was most hyped for. After it came out, however, the [[TrailersAlwaysLie blatant lies the trailers presented about the game that would be released]], as well as Randy Pitchford's own untruths about the game (some of which Pitchford told Jim personally) would make ''Colonial Marines'' the last game Jim would ever be excited for pre-release, and destroy any trust he had in pre-release marketing, or Gearbox and Pitchford in general. Even years after, he holds a massive grudge over it.

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** One specific straw that broke the back of the camel that was Jim's trust in the video game industry was ''VideoGames/AliensColonialMarines''.''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines''. As a diehard fan of the ''Alien'' film series, it was the one game Jim was most hyped for. After it came out, however, the [[TrailersAlwaysLie blatant lies the trailers presented about the game that would be released]], as well as Randy Pitchford's own untruths about the game (some of which Pitchford told Jim personally) would make ''Colonial Marines'' the last game Jim would ever be excited for pre-release, and destroy any trust he had in pre-release marketing, or Gearbox and Pitchford in general. Even years after, he holds a massive grudge over it.



** '''Lust''': D3 Publisher for creating games that all involve females in minimal amounts of clothing, with its most notorious games featuring girls wearing bikinis fighting zombies with samurai swords.

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** '''Lust''': D3 Publisher for creating games that all involve females in minimal amounts of clothing, with its most notorious games game series VideoGame/{{Onechanbara}} featuring girls wearing bikinis fighting zombies with samurai swords.

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* SelfDeprecation: At the start of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghdOSTAda1w "A Post-Nuclear Post-Mortem Of Fallout 76"]] Jim took umbrage with Creator/{{Bethesda}} director Todd Howard making a joke about how terrible Bethesda had been over the last year because, despite how truly ''farcical'' their performance had been, he didn't think Bethesda were in a position to be making light of it.
-->'''Jim:''' [[TranquilFury You don't get to make the jokes about this]], Bethesda, you ''are'' the joke.


* OrphanedSeries: He did two episodes of a new show in collaboration with {{WebVideo/Cultaholic}}, "[=WreSterling=]," focused on wrestling instead of video games, but abandoned it shortly thereafter due to CreativeDifferences, including his decision to stop watching any and all Wrestling/WWE programming due to their going ahead with Saudi Arabia shows following the murder and dismemberment of a journalist at the order of the regime's crown prince.

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* OrphanedSeries: He did two episodes of a new show in collaboration with {{WebVideo/Cultaholic}}, "[=WreSterling=]," focused on wrestling instead of video games, but abandoned it shortly thereafter due to CreativeDifferences, including his decision to stop watching any and all Wrestling/WWE {{Wrestling/WWE}} programming due to their going ahead with Saudi Arabia shows following the murder and dismemberment of a journalist at the order of the regime's crown prince.

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* OrphanedSeries: He did two episodes of a new show in collaboration with {{WebVideo/Cultaholic}}, "[=WreSterling=]," focused on wrestling instead of video games, but abandoned it shortly thereafter due to CreativeDifferences, including his decision to stop watching any and all Wrestling/WWE programming due to their going ahead with Saudi Arabia shows following the murder and dismemberment of a journalist at the order of the regime's crown prince.


* NeverMyFault: Jim points out that the game industry always blames its internal problems on external sources: it's not the fact that their product quality is declining as they try to buy their way out of problems caused by bland, corporate-mandated design without artistic merit, marketing budgets growing out of control, and the management and marketing departments getting too much power at the expense of the actual designers, no, they're not making money because of piracy/other forms of entertainment/used games/not enough RevenueEnhancingDevices.

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* NeverMyFault: Jim points out that the game industry always blames its internal problems on external sources: it's not the fact that their product quality is declining as they try to buy their way out of problems caused by bland, [[FollowTheLeader homogenized trend-chasing]] and corporate-mandated design without artistic merit, marketing and graphical budgets growing out of control, monetization overload, and the management and marketing departments getting too much power and say in how the game is made at the expense of the actual designers, no, they're not making money because of piracy/other forms of entertainment/used games/not enough RevenueEnhancingDevices.RevenueEnhancingDevices! And, as each external source peters out, but the same problems remain, the industry never does any soul-searching and instead starts looking for another scapegoat.


* NeverMyFault: Jim points out that the game industry always blames its internal problems on external sources: it's not the fact that their product quality is declining as they try to buy their way out of problems caused by bland, corporate-mandated design without artistic merit, marketing budgets growing out of control, and the management and marketing departments getting too much power at the expense of the actual designers, no, they're not making money because of piracy/other forms of entertainment/used games/not enough RevenueEnhancingDevices, then the industry would have run out of excuses for their own failure, and would have to face the fact that industry decline is their own fault.

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* NetworkDecay: While Jim doesn't like it, he understands why a lot of video game news blogs would occasionally cover other topics, like ''Series/GameOfThrones''. They are trying to stay relevant and possibly feed off some of the popularity of the show so that they don't disappear into irrelevance. He also suggests that Website/YouTube channels seem to be adverse to this phenomenon, and that the most successful channels tend to focus on one thing and stick to it.
* NeverMyFault: Jim points out that the game industry always blames its internal problems on external sources: it's not the fact that their product quality is declining as they try to buy their way out of problems caused by bland, corporate-mandated design without artistic merit, marketing budgets growing out of control, and the management and marketing departments getting too much power at the expense of the actual designers, no, they're not making money because of piracy/other forms of entertainment/used games/not enough RevenueEnhancingDevices, then the industry would have run out of excuses for their own failure, and would have to face the fact that industry decline is their own fault.RevenueEnhancingDevices.


* StopHavingFunGuys: [[invoked]] Discussed in the "Dumbing Down for the Filthy Casuals" episode. He also identifies people who complain about easy modes and functions in games like ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', ''VideoGame/{{Starfox}}'', and ''VideoGame/MarioKart8Deluxe'' as this, since, in his view, they're essentially raging and whining about purely optional game modes that enable other, less-skilled players to enjoy the same games that they enjoy, and trying to force everyone else to "git gud" at playing their favourite games the way they play them because they feel it's the only correct way to play them.

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Discussed in the "Dumbing Down for the Filthy Casuals" episode. He also identifies people who complain about easy modes and functions in games like ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', ''VideoGame/{{Starfox}}'', and ''VideoGame/MarioKart8Deluxe'' as this, since, in his view, they're essentially raging and whining about purely optional game modes that enable other, less-skilled players to enjoy the same games that they enjoy, and trying to force everyone else to "git gud" at playing their favourite games the way they play them because they feel it's the only correct way to play them.[[invoked]]
** "A Difficult Subject" mocks the "hardcore gamer" tendency to engage in EasyModeMockery of people who play on easy mode or mod a game to make it easier. While mocking the attitude, Jim also clarifies his point that he doesn't care if games have easy modes or not, and doesn't see why anyone would. In Jim's mind, it's really not his business how someone else plays a game.[[invoked]]

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* PointyHairedBoss: "Fear and Fury" is all about this attitude at Rockstar Games. According to anonymous sources within the company, every higher-up is allegedly a ManChild with a HairTriggerTemper, who will go off on people for the smallest of infractions. Even trying to improve something in a game is seen as "not towing the line," and can get someone fired. At the same time, every higher-up is a SlaveToPR; they don't care about mistreating their employees as much as they care about getting called out for it. Also, going to strip clubs and excessive drinking is one of the few ways to get ahead in the company. Jim calls Rockstar's bosses out for all of this, putting on his "[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness serious face]]" for it, lamenting how this sort of attitude is seen as normal because "everyone else does it."

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* OneForTheMoneyOneForTheArt: {{Discussed Trope}} in [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/nxdfWn4Sbnc/hqdefault.jpg?sqp=-oaymwEZCPYBEIoBSFXyq4qpAwsIARUAAIhCGAFwAQ==&rs=AOn4CLAdoyA2Fbl2bWTldHP99hYYHRLXRg "Game Journalism of Thrones"]], where he discusses the idea that news sources who produce otherwise legitimate and respectable journalism still have to indulge in short, low-quality clickbait articles, advertorials, and coverage of somewhat-off-topic material in order to stay relevant and keep their readership up. If it wasn't for the latter category of material, the former wouldn't exist.


** This was the big reason he gave for abandoning the Norsefire bit in the {{Retool}}. In the mid-2010s ''real'' would-be fascists embraced hiding behind "ironic" fascism as a standard tactic, so it really ''wasn't'' obvious that it was a joke anymore.



** In 2017 he dropped the [[ComicBook/VForVendetta Norsefire]] inspired pseudo-fascist bit in favor of a [[RepulsiveRingmaster carnival showman]] persona. He explains the reasons for it [[http://www.thejimquisition.com/the-jimquisition-reposition/ here.]]

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** In 2017 he dropped the [[ComicBook/VForVendetta Norsefire]] inspired pseudo-fascist bit in favor of a [[RepulsiveRingmaster carnival showman]] persona. He explains the reasons for it [[http://www.[[https://www.thejimquisition.com/the-jimquisition-reposition/ com/blog/the-jimquisition-reposition here.]]

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* WildCard: Jim discovers that the reason most publishers refuse to give him review copies of their games is because they consider him to be too much of a "wild card" to rely on, as in he doesn't consistently give games praising reviews. Jim finds the wild card accusation funny and takes it in stride.


* CynicismCatalyst: Gavin talks about having one in "F*ck Live Services". Having been much more optimistic about the AAA game industry than the other two hosts for a long time, he claims that the downfall of Creator/BioWare with the disastrous launch of ''VideoGame/{{Anthem}}'', their first live service game, as well as the news that the upcoming ''Dragon Age 4'' was going to the {{Retool}}ed into another live service, had caused him to lose faith.

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* CynicismCatalyst: Gavin talks about having one in "F*ck Live Services". Having been much more optimistic about the AAA game industry than the other two hosts for a long time, he claims that the downfall of Creator/BioWare with the disastrous launch of ''VideoGame/{{Anthem}}'', their first live service game, as well as the news that the upcoming ''Dragon Age 4'' was going to the be {{Retool}}ed into another live service, had caused him to lose faith.

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* CynicismCatalyst: Gavin talks about having one in "F*ck Live Services". Having been much more optimistic about the AAA game industry than the other two hosts for a long time, he claims that the downfall of Creator/BioWare with the disastrous launch of ''VideoGame/{{Anthem}}'', their first live service game, as well as the news that the upcoming ''Dragon Age 4'' was going to the {{Retool}}ed into another live service, had caused him to lose faith.


** [[Creator/GearboxSoftware Randy Pitchford]] is a somewhat personal one for Jim due to Pitchford having lied in front of Jim's face at a face to face interview in regards to certain content in ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines''. It only escalated further when Randy made some passive aggressive quips at Jim and, at one point, pretended to forget Jim's name during a recorded interview.

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** [[Creator/GearboxSoftware Randy Pitchford]] is a somewhat ''very'' personal one for Jim due to Pitchford having lied in front of Jim's face at a face to face interview in regards to certain content in ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines''. It only escalated further when Randy made some passive aggressive quips at Jim and, at one point, pretended to forget Jim's name during a recorded interview.

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