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TheLovecraftian from Software Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Nov 29th 2019 at 1:54:40 PM

"I'll just take a quick look to see if it's any good", I said, 35 minutes ago.

Dude just got a subscriber.

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Dhiruxide Doomcember Daisy D'awwwing from Somewhere and nowhere
Doomcember Daisy D'awwwing
Nov 29th 2019 at 2:00:17 PM

Who's this guy now and is he trying to imitate Sterling or...what? He also talks about problems with video game industry, or is he trying to satirize Jim?

I need context before I watch, please.

Violent death is the easy way out.
TheLovecraftian from Software Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Nov 29th 2019 at 2:04:05 PM

Youtube philosopher talking about economic theory, using Jim's points and videos as a basis for that.

And being very classy at doing so, I might add.

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Ghilz Fight It Out! from The Moon, Or Canada Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Fight It Out!
Nov 29th 2019 at 2:29:41 PM

Jim and him have worked together before on charity stuff. They know each other.

Him and Jim share views on capitalism.

Edited by Ghilz on Nov 29th 2019 at 5:32:16 AM

Dhiruxide Doomcember Daisy D'awwwing from Somewhere and nowhere
Doomcember Daisy D'awwwing
Nov 29th 2019 at 2:42:15 PM

Alright, thanks, I'll watch this soon

Violent death is the easy way out.
GoldenKaos Free as the flame from Ynys y Cedyrn - Europa Relationship Status: Tongue-tied
Free as the flame
Nov 29th 2019 at 4:11:06 PM

Yeah, he's a left-wing Youtuber who started out basically sharing what he learned in his philosophy degree on Youtube, but in the past year or so has moved on to high production video essays on various topics and examining them from a philosophical viewpoint.

Edited by GoldenKaos on Nov 29th 2019 at 12:11:46 PM

Probably should be working.
Heatth from Brasil Relationship Status: In Spades with myself
Nov 29th 2019 at 7:41:26 PM

Who's this guy now and is he trying to imitate Sterling or...what? He also talks about problems with video game industry, or is he trying to satirize Jim?

As others said, he is a left-wing youtuber who talks about a variety of topics from a left wing and/or phylosophical perspective.

As for why he is dressed as Sterling. He is also an teatre actor and he likes to incorporate some of that in his videos. In his most recent videos he is always doing some costume, acting out a character to help emphasize his point. This is the first time, I believe, he outright imitated someone else, my guess is that since he was talking about is very much in Jim's wheelhouse, Olly felt appropriate to dress the part.

Nov 29th 2019 at 8:46:25 PM

He's also repeatedly citing Jim Sterling as where he gets information about the state of the video game industry and recommends that his viewers watch Jim, so it's definitely not mockery. More like loving homage and visually reminding people of his major source.

Superdark33 The dark Mage of the playground from Playgrounds and Adventures Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
The dark Mage of the playground
Nov 29th 2019 at 10:47:31 PM

In the bibliography for this video, Jim is referenced more than Lenin, so i guess it is now finally proven that Jim "More Prolific Than Lenin" Fucking Sterling, son is on his way to smash the system as we speak

AlleyOop Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
Nov 29th 2019 at 11:39:20 PM

Jim Sterling's position on capitalism seems to err on the side of social democracy (i.e. the current situation is a problem with capitalism that's gone out-of-control as opposed to inherent capitalism as opposed to a capital-free system like socialism, communism, or anarchy), i.e. that would make Jim only center-left as opposed to Philosophy Tube's left-left.

Edited by AlleyOop on Nov 29th 2019 at 2:48:59 PM

M84 Such heroic nonsense from Our little blue planet Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Such heroic nonsense
Nov 30th 2019 at 3:24:26 AM

Yeah, for all Jim's issues with "Triple-Aaay" Capitalism, he doesn't seem to be an outright socialist either.

What he really seems to have an issue with is unchecked unregulated Lolbertarian bullshit.

Disgusted, but not surprised
MightyKombat And? And? And? And? AND? from Are explosions science?
And? And? And? And? AND?
Nov 30th 2019 at 3:42:32 AM

ah what the hey I'll give Philosophy Tube a go later, see if I take to him like I did Sterling.

I'm quite confident in my shitposting you know
Ghilz Fight It Out! from The Moon, Or Canada Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Fight It Out!
Nov 30th 2019 at 8:40:40 AM

This is the first time, I believe, he outright imitated someone else, my guess is that since he was talking about is very much in Jim's wheelhouse, Olly felt appropriate to dress the part.

He's immitated Contrapoint once before. And that's without going into his parody of Ben Shapiro and his Pontius Pilate inspired by Steve Jobs.

Heatth from Brasil Relationship Status: In Spades with myself
Nov 30th 2019 at 10:18:20 AM

[up]I was thinking on the more flattering imitation, not the mockery, but I forgot about the time he did Contra.

VeryVileVillian Who did you expect? God? Devil? No, it's just me from Russia Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Who did you expect? God? Devil? No, it's just me
Dec 2nd 2019 at 8:18:17 AM

Shenmue Is The Waterworld Of Videogames (The Jimquisition)

Lurking in shadow, haunting every step, bringer of chaos: Nyarlathotep.
TheLovecraftian from Software Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Dec 2nd 2019 at 8:37:52 AM

Is there any particularly interesting insight in this one? Because I really don't care at all about Shenmue.

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GoldenKaos Free as the flame from Ynys y Cedyrn - Europa Relationship Status: Tongue-tied
Free as the flame
Dec 2nd 2019 at 8:38:37 AM Probably should be working.
NesClassic Meh-meh!? from Flyover Country Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Meh-meh!?
Dec 2nd 2019 at 8:48:52 AM

[up][up]The video's more along the lines of a history about Shenmue as a franchise that, since inception, has been a money vacuum unable to turn a profit for anyone involved in the slightest. It's more along the lines of Jim's "post-mortem" videos than anything.

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Dec 2nd 2019 at 8:51:25 AM

[up][up][up]He takes the myth of Shenmue as this niche series “Normies” don’t get, and rips it apart while examining niche games in general. Sure it’s easy to go “Just play Yakuza, those games are actually fun”, but his insight is a bit deeper.

Edited by Beatman1 on Dec 2nd 2019 at 11:53:45 AM

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
DrunkenNordmann from Exile
Dec 2nd 2019 at 10:44:06 AM

So, that comes across as being for far more regulated capitalism to me rather than socialism.

Which is why people seem to immediately try to use his stance to push him into endorsing socialism. Because everyone knows that the best way to fix an unworkable system is to replace with another unworkable system.

Edited by DrunkenNordmann on Dec 2nd 2019 at 7:46:27 PM

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Draghinazzo My love, has dressed me like a clown Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
My love, has dressed me like a clown
Dec 2nd 2019 at 1:27:24 PM

Specifically, Jim says that while he does acknowledge Shenmue 1 as a groundbreaking and ambitious game for its time, he says that it was also a bit self-indulgent as a project and poorly managed with all the ridiculous amount of money and Protection from Editors that Yu Suzuki had thanks to his prior arcade success. Despite the pretty decent sales it had, it just was not enough to recoup the massive budget and ultimately it was unable to retain an especially large fanbase; the second game flopped too and from the looks of it the third game won't do so well either. It remains an extremely niche game series and all the financial aid and support from companies like Sony, Deep Silver, Epic etc was essentially spent on a money vacuum of a game that is pretty much just a modern day Dreamcast era game that has learned little from modern game design.

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MightyKombat And? And? And? And? AND? from Are explosions science?
And? And? And? And? AND?
Dec 2nd 2019 at 1:36:04 PM

I've been saying that, barring a rough start and an early 2010s stumbling period, Yakuza is basically Shenmue done right. Or at least more modernly.

I'm quite confident in my shitposting you know
Draghinazzo My love, has dressed me like a clown Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
My love, has dressed me like a clown
Dec 2nd 2019 at 1:41:59 PM

To be honest, I don't really begrudge the Shenmue fanbase or Suzuki. I don't think I would like Shenmue but I also enjoy multiple other games/movies/shows/etc that would count as niche, so I get it.

It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine. ...not really though.
Dec 2nd 2019 at 11:34:01 PM

I played the first one on Dreamcast back in the day. It was plagued with frustrating controls and a story that went absolutely nowhere really killed it. I never had even the slightest inclination to play the second one.

Unlike Yakuza, which I have only played the remake on PC like a month ago, the story instantly grabbed me the controls arnt hard. They tried very hard to make it feel like it wasn't a video game but at the same time dived heavily into open world and brawler mechanics.

M84 Such heroic nonsense from Our little blue planet Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Such heroic nonsense
Dec 2nd 2019 at 11:55:51 PM

Jim also briefly contrasted it with FROM's "Soulsborne" games, given that he used a pic of the Slayer of Demons while talking about niche games that work. Jim uses Brütal Legend as an example of a niche game that overestimated itself (he illustrated his point with a pic of Eddie Riggs) and claimed that Shenmue is similar in that regard.

Edited by M84 on Dec 3rd 2019 at 3:59:33 AM

Disgusted, but not surprised

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