Game Industry Executives Are Fucking Idiots (The Jimquisition)



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has turned a lot of heads. Its announcement video is the most liked trailer on YouTube. Hell, even I’M interested in it.

Electronic Arts executives, however, didn’t want it to happen, which is sadly true of a lot of executives in this industry. People who know nothing, yet are paid to control everything.

They’re idiots, and we’ll never know what potential future successes they killed in the womb.

100 Comments:

  1. Twenty-Something Nerd

    prooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom night

  2. Fuck Konami…

  3. Life is indeed good when you are an anime fan on prom night ;)

  4. This just tells me that publishers need to become a thing of the past.

  5. Jim’s claimed that publishers “decided one day” that Survival Horror wasn’t
    popular anymore, but I’d always been under the impression that the genre
    had never been *particularly* successful in the first place, and that even
    the genre classics took awhile to establish their legacy as such. Is that
    right, or did the mega-success of certain titles like CoD just re-define
    how much big publishers expected a “successful” game to sell?

  6. I don’t know why but this video reminded me of the Red Orchestra 2 article
    a while back. The one where focus group testers wanted the game to be more
    like COD. Strange.

  7. Now I picture some Konami executive looking at a picture of Jim.

    And just going for it, and I mean really going for it, hard, long, rapid,
    without remorse or regret.

    Just going for it, endless grinding, while smiling, look at the picture of
    Jim, and just smiling.

    Just smiling.

  8. 4:38

    (cups hands over mouth and oooooohs)

  9. Lifes good when your an anime fan on prom night.

  10. It’s a Fucking PACHINKO GAME?!?!?!? Have they no shame!? xD

  11. I for one love our new corporate overlords and can’t wait to see what they
    think I’ll love next.

  12. 5:00 What game is that? Uncrowded, Pixel Z or Day Survival Begins?

  13. #FuckKonami

  14. Correction: MOST PEOPLE Are Fucking Idiots.

  15. Movie Bob explained the idea why so many movies were based on previous
    properties as: “Well, If Battleship bombs, the executive can just say
    ‘well, Transformers made a lot of money and our spreadsheets suggested that
    the audiences were interested in action movies based on games or toys they
    played as children.’ But if something like Inception bombs, an entirely new
    idea, that executive has to say ‘I guess I made a mistake in trusting this
    completely new IP’ and that will get you fired.”

    So why are Executives stupid? Maybe it is smarter to be stupid.

  16. Thenextworldwar

    Battlefield 1 will probably be riddled with obvious corporate-pleasing
    bullshit and probably microtransactions. Also it’s a game made by EA, so
    it’s a safe assumption that it will be overwhelmingly mediocre at best.

    Oh, don’t look at me like that. Activision and Ubisoft are the exact same
    in my eyes.

    Though I would bet that a lot of the disgust towards Infinite Warfare has
    more to do with people being sore about COD 4: Remastered being preorder
    exclusive than hating Infinite Warfare. As they have every right to be.

    Also, I can’t be the only one who was thinking “OH GOODY!” when they heard *Hit
    the lever!*

  17. Eyes Like Headlights!

    5:01 what game is that?

  18. TheShadowReaper

    so as long many people like a trailer (i repeat, a trailer) of a game that
    means its good because…group thinking? see how you Jim, along with
    everyone else, are being caught in a huge marketing ploy by EA to sell you
    another mediocre BF game with a WW1 skin.

  19. Oh Jim how did you convince them to drop it?

  20. Christopher Blair

    The trench warfare not making for compelling gameplay is sort of a
    justifiable concern at the very least. The only thing really romanticized
    about that war is the air combat as the trenches were a war of inches where
    bodies piled up by the millions with nothing to show for it. There’s a
    reason media doesn’t often touch it, because the ground war was just a
    giant meat grinder.

    The rest of their excuses weren’t nearly as logical though.

  21. The trailer for BF1 is hilarious though. Bi-planes weren’t nearly that
    maneuverable. And the tanks weren’t nearly that fast. Or fast at all. In
    fact a person who was jogging lightly could out-pace them. A more accurate
    way to represent WW1 would be to make a horror game where it’s pitch black
    in a vast expanse, you have a flash light and there are very hard to track
    shells coming to explode and slice the front of your face off.

  22. SpecAgentChris1

    What is the game about making bad guys cry like an anime fan on prom night?

  23. Mako The Spider Queen

    where did you get that barbarian guy?

  24. Fuck Konami, Fuck UbiSoft, Fuck EA, and Fuck Nintendo. Fell free to
    contribute to the list.

  25. 2:57 Wait, you’re not using CoD footage cause of copyright? What happened
    to copyright deadlock?

  26. didn’t the Beatles also get rejected because thier 1st record company
    thought Guitar music was crap

  27. Fox did the same thing with deadpool. They reaeeealy didn’t want to make
    their most successful movie ever.

  28. Loving the intro gag, mate. Such a good episode, too.

  29. “The one man renaissance,” the confidence is fucking brilliant! Thank god
    for Jim.

  30. So, What the fuck is a ninja block?

  31. It feels gooood to have a tv that looks like an anime fan on prom night.

  32. Hi, devil’s advocate here! o/
    While it’s easy to go all “hurr durr game execs are IDIOTS! LOL”, do keep
    in mind there’s probably ~1000 projects they turned down that would’ve been
    shite and not sell, including projects people “really wanted, honest!”.
    Knowing what will sell is incredibly hard. Or more accurately you can’t do
    it. Game execs can’t do it either, but some people might have a slightly
    better success rate at it than others.
    I do agree they’re short-sighted and risk averse, though, and that would’ve
    been a better angle to take. They might be a bit idiotic at times, but not
    “IDIOTS! LOL”.

  33. But Life is Strange is shit.

  34. Jim Jim Jimmy Jim. You provide some interesting commentary on the game
    industry… but damn you talk some shit. Yes occasionally in every industry
    we hear about the products that were turned away by multiple publishers
    only to become massively popular. You know what stories are far more common
    but which are never told? All the things that are turned away by multiple
    studios that turn out to not be popular.

    The publishing companies that are successful in the long term take the
    right risks. Sometimes they’ll get it wrong, but the fact that they still
    exist means they get it right more often than not. And that’s damn
    impressive considering gamers’ reactions are harder to predict than the
    position of quantum particles.

    I mean seriously, I’m not into shooters, but how is a WWI shooter a breath
    of fresh air and a futuristic one old hat? If we’re honest they’re both
    going to be essentially the same in terms of actual gameplay anyway.

    Also vinegar isn’t bitter. it’s sour. like all acids.

  35. I’m going to have a petty whinge at the background music throughout the
    scripted bit. Sounds a bit…. I don’t know…. It’s distracting.

  36. Ok, totally not trolling, sincerely asking.. What’s wrong with gambling
    machines?

  37. lol you suck as much as any “journalist”

  38. I’m sorry Jim, I’ll have to disagree with you there. For every game that
    makes it despite the executives disagreement, there’s a hundred of garbage
    titles they rejected because they were garbage. Just because you don’t see
    the work doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

  39. You can always find examples where Executives were wrong. But you can’t
    just count the hits (when the executives were wrong) and not count the
    misses (when the executives were right). You need to know how often they
    were right before you declare they are fucking idiots in order to compare
    how often they were wrong.

  40. WW1 is practically the only war kids are taught about where I live

  41. Life’s goood when you HIT THE anime fan on prom night

  42. wow Jim, let’s not be fast to draw conclusions here…

    They might have meant that the audience between 18-30 might not know there
    was a world war one unlike the playerbase of 95-142.
    You know what fucking peasants gamers are after all. It’s not like any of
    them reads books or goes to school… It’s just “play games 24h every day
    and eat burgers”.

  43. Eh, this episode felt a bit forced. EA said no but Battlefield is coming
    out so in the end they said…yes?So because they questioned it they are
    idiots? Strange…how many things have every single person in the fuckin
    world said no to only to come around?Moving on…Yes there is a market for
    horror games and as indie they sell well. But how well? We talking a few
    million copies? Cause that would be the minimum that would need to sell for
    a single title to justify the cost to make a AAA venture.Not saying your
    wrong just questioning if the math truly adds up. I repeat, forced episode.
    Your better then that man.

  44. “cry like an anime fan on prom night”. they do realize what art style is
    being used in there game, right?

  45. to be fair those who are born after the 00 have not shown any semblance of
    intelligence both on the internet and in real life. I assume there will
    always be smart people but if you go out to the public schools and ask
    there would be kids who don’t know what is WWI. just look at what grown ass
    people say on twitter.

  46. What is that sexy music at 12:30?

  47. “Cry like an anime fan on prom night” isn’t disrespectful, it’s accurate

  48. Anthony McDonald

    Can EA stock holders not fire Patrick Souderlund for admitting that EA
    markets 18+ games to kids? If not is it the police we have to call to
    arrest him?

  49. Haha what is that Konami trumpt song?

    Also #FucKonami

  50. Giovanni Romanelli

    There was a line here… and Konami just fucking crossed it.
    That scene… that’s the limit

    FUCKONAMI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. 505 games had nothing to do with the microtransactions, that was just
    clever announcement timing by Overkill/Starbreeze, 505 never made any money
    off of Payday 2 except for retail sales AFAIK. Microtransactions were
    Overkills idea the whole time. Sneaky company.

  52. I wonder if people in WWI had x-ray vision

  53. Look up Kaiji season 2 the second half, i saw that machine and immediately
    thought of that one. (all konami wants is you in debt on their pachinco
    machines)

  54. Whats a world war 1?

  55. Gabriel Petroff

    The Beatles of people, huh? I want to see an Abbey Road photo.

  56. WEEBS AND WEABOOS GET BTFO!

  57. Jim. Jim ,Jim… Sorry but executives in a corporate environment regardless
    of the industry can be considered dumber than a bag of hammers strapped to
    an otters back in the middle of the pacific during a hurricane unless it Is
    about the bottom line for the best way to ruin the company. They care only
    for short term profit and nothing for longevity.

    For actual physical items we are well behind the dimension that abolished
    the stock market(pure fiction but most likely true if there were other
    dimensions, but then again in another dimension maybe there’s a monkey
    jerking off into Jim Sterling’s mouth as we speak.. gargle it Jim, gargle
    it!) For entertainment we are behind what was done in the 1940’s and 50’s
    for creativity in story telling and presentation.(thus my mind made up
    monkeys wanking into Jim’s open mouth and him gargling the jizz.).

  58. I wish they were just idiots but unfortunately game ex’s are just suits in
    an office calculating how much money can be made – at the moment the big
    studios are just pumping out shit soulless non story fp action games filled
    with season passes/dlc/skins/microtransactions/loot crates because the
    accountants have worked out the ratio of money v longevity of a game.
    Modern on line shooters have a VERY short life span so the studios break
    the game up, sell half a game at full price and the rest as dlc then hit
    you with season passes (which is just a curtain to hide more dlc behind)
    etc;
    The idiots don’t realise that making a good solid game with a great
    campaign keeps gamers playing. Look at Witcher 3. a huge game with a great
    story and actual value for money dlc that expands the game experience.
    Modern gaming is dying a slow expensive death and it’s not down to anyone
    else but the exe’s and their accountants working out how to squeeze as much
    money as they can from gamers with the least amount of content.

  59. EscapeRouteBritish

    I keep unsubbing, but then I keep subbing back… like an anime fan on prom
    night?

  60. Jim, as much as I’d like to stay positive I feel as if the “good” move that
    starbreeze studios did with payday 2 is just so they can repeat history on
    payday 3 which is around the corner.

    Almir and the gang has no shame, and I bet my left bullocks that they will
    DLC-spam and micro-transaction killing blow the next game. (All this of
    course after promising that there will never be micro-transactions in their
    game, ever.)

  61. In defense here of the “executives” I feel like this is entirely the
    marketing department fucking up.

    Here’s the thing:
    Game developers, love games, they love making games, game publishers love
    publishing games and earning money, and the marketing departments are
    usually people working marketing, not gaming. They tend to be worse than
    the actual publishers because at least the publishers usually work with
    games

  62. lik if u cry lik a ninjablock erry tim

  63. Next on #Fuckonami: *Metal Gear Solid V The Pachinko Pain*

  64. yay i hope Jims a rush fan

  65. Everyone is rejecting WWI games, sadly has been for years, and it’s a
    serious shame. I’m genuinely glad that DICE put their foot down and are
    adamant about sticking to a WWI setting. It’s a Battlefield game and a
    mainstream game, so I don’t expect it to be absolutely accurate in
    everything, but they already have good will points from me for including
    various frontlines from the war and so on. Hopefully the final game will be
    fully worth it, on a technical as well as content level.

    Good point about EA being hypocrites about “catering to the children
    demographic” despite the games having a Mature rating. Ridiculous indeed.

  66. wow I haven’t played battlefield since 1942

  67. Guys
    I should be crying at prom night.

  68. It wasn’t profitable for them anymore and PR is worth money when you are
    trying to sell new games.
    Altho Jims videos are fun to watch, let us be honest they do not change the
    market in any meaningful way.

  69. Jonathan Newton

    I don’t know why but that shit eating grin of Daniel Radcliffe just works
    with everything.

  70. I felt he’d do it

  71. Mr.Skittle Biscuit

    MGS Pachinko= We all fucking called it!

  72. While Konami is losing fans due to shits like this, Bandai Namco is
    swimming in cheers, love, awe and money from their decision of releasing
    two English-language Super Robot Wars , one of which is a NON-OG games.
    That have SPACE FRICKIN BATTLESHIP GODDAMN YAMATO AND CROSSBONE GUNDAM.
    ALSO, DON’T FORGET HATHAWAY’S FLASH, CROSS ANGE (AKA NANA MIZUKI IS GOING
    TO HAVE A DUET WITH JAM PROJECT) AND NADESICO PRINCE OF DARKNESS.

  73. Jim you are godlike.

  74. Here is a TV that looks like an apple!

  75. Good use of 60 fps for the bouncing cock and balls.

  76. Here’s a ninja that looks like an anime fan on apple

  77. sorry, but the guys of “Mighty Number 9” are right. And you know it. It`s a
    fact that over 90% of the people which LOVE Animes (aka still being young
    in the head, didn`t grow up with the age of 30) will NEVER get a girlfriend
    in life.

    And that`s what they mean. And they are right when saying that.

    That`s why i don`t like Anime btw. Since i have grown out of that age and i
    simply say “Eeeeh” when i today see that things. Sure, i also watch some
    cinemas todays- but how often is that? Maybe 3x per YEAR? But meant are
    those guys which are watching Animes 24/7.

    You know- like in childhood. As fi they`ve never grown up.

    Well, and if you still do that in your later age – aka with 30 and upwards-
    it`s no wonder somebody will call you “Anime-Fan” and therefore
    girlfriend`s are going to stay away from you.

  78. 32 inches of Metal Gear Solid ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  79. Jake Dooley (Super Retro Bros.)

    Is the new backing track based on the Silent Hill 2 Promise reprise?

  80. Hell yeah, Life Is Strange!

  81. Really do wonder if all that energy is spend on Konami is not just a waste.
    It’s their product, they can do what they want. If the pachinko machines
    earns them more money per dollar invested, I say good on them. Kojima have
    moved on, so why do we not just do the same.

  82. Nathaniel Annunziata

    As an analyst in theory and a janitor by practice it’s pretty obvious that
    if something works then to keep it. COD is dark and brown, better make fuse
    dark and brown. COD’s numbers only continue to grow, why the hell would you
    change that formula? To take some huge risk on something “out-there” make
    no sense. WW1 probably isn’t even that much of a risk because half of their
    damn buyers will think it’s WW2 anyway.

  83. This guy has absolutely no influence on what the games’ industry decides to
    do. I can promise you that. It’s just a fan film, for people whom are fans:
    so enjoy.

  84. The music that plays in this sounds like a bit like someone tried to ape
    the final fantasy 9 jester theme, which Jim usually uses. Has there been
    some sort of legal issue with that track recently?

  85. Every time Conan shows up, I say “CONAN!” in the Schwarzenegger voice.

  86. We know you made Payday better… That is why we thank God for you.

  87. I really like your vids and mostly agree with what you say. But this one is
    a bit arbitrary.
    Isn’t it a bit easy and cheap to call out decisions once it turns out they
    are bad?
    No one has a crystal ball and I bet the same people that shot down ideas
    that ended up being good
    accepted other that became a hit and vice versa.

  88. they are very much out of touch

  89. Regarding the “likes” & “dislikes” for Call of Duty it’s quite clear that
    the massed dislikes was not much more than and internet trend at that time.
    For a brief period of time it was “internet hip” to click the dislike
    button for CoD: IW but it will still sell in it’s millions and without a
    doubt many of those who clicked the dislike button will be buying it
    anyway.
    The laughable “Boycott Modern Warfare 2” Steam page is a classic example.

  90. Пятый прокуратор Иудеи Понтий Пилат

    anmie fans are annoying faggots. Read a book, stupid motherfuckers

  91. Btw, I enjoyed your performance in The Butterfly Effect, you should do more
    movies, Jim. :D

  92. So if the new call of duty trailer is the most disliked trailer in history
    for a video game it must be because there’s a female cast thus sexism.

  93. Shane Boatright

    That opener certainly got my attention…
    ASSHOOOOOOLE!

  94. i dont finde a modern game set in ww1 very interesting.

  95. Ea thought kids are thick and un-educated… <-- is that really such a far stretch when looking at the general public?

  96. It’s hilarious that Activision back in 2005 didn’t even want a modern
    version of Call of Duty as it wouldn’t be ‘representative of the brand’ and
    now they are commissioning far futuristic COD’s that nobody wants! These
    executives aren’t gamers and they are so out of touch with communities; it
    beggars belief that they still retain their jobs and don’t resign in shame
    or simply get fired by the boards. EA, Activision, Konami and Ubisoft are
    just the most clueless publishers out there and it’s unreal that they still
    manage to make billions through bad decisions.

  97. #donotFKonami

  98. Fucking weebs.

  99. I cry like a Woody Allen fan on Bar Mitzvah every time I see a new
    Jimquisition on my sub page :’)

  100. We’re you drunk for the Fuckonami part or what?

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