Let’s Get Pissy About In-Game Subscriptions (The Jimquisition)

Subscriptions for games are not new, but in the era of the “live service” they look set to make a major comeback. With television, music, and physical goods all offering subscriptions, companies want an endlessly drip-fed stream of cash.

The idea of in-game subscriptions that offer premium extras may very well become the new microtransactions – on top all the existing monetization techniques – and services like Fallout 1st or the Animal Crossing “Happy Helper” plan offer a glimpse at that potential future.

It’s not a great future, so I’m going to be pissy about it.


  1. ya cause you spreading rumors 90% of the time and your a hate monger. So tell me this what is the difference between you and yongyea or say layman gaming or inside gaming … you are all here to make money of us the viewers with click bait title and you ads.. GET off your high donkey and stop making crap video… when i first subbed you had great video’s and you where not a shill…. now look at your self .. your a shill… spread rumor…. and it all about the $$$$ money for you now

  2. “i get two days a week to play games” why would you spend that time playing fallout 76?

  3. buy game ….buy season pass…..buy battle pass….buy premium passes..pre order for pre order content …. buy micro transactions(skins ,boosters)…..pay to gamble with lootboxes … now you have to watch adverts in game …oh and half the game you already payed full price for is locked away until you pay for a subscription (ps+, xbGold) ………Gaming is Dead

  4. Bethesda isn’t good enough to deserve such a glorious dance.

  5. Here in Africa amazon sold a show to my local satellite TV provider, so even though I paid for amazon that content was taken away from me, netflix has done the same, plus we don’t have hulu(I want to watch that wu tang show: can’t!) Disney, showtime ect. You can’t steal something that doesn’t exist. I’m going back to my old pirate ways. Yohoho you F. C.

  6. 9:57 — “It’s time shit on Bethesda.”

    Me, watching this on the can: “Way ahead of you.”

  7. “I don’t have enough time during the week to grind for challenges, so these subscriptions are justified, so I can pay more money to not play the game I bought.” There’s corporate bootlicking and then there’s deepthroating the whole damn leg.

  8. I love Lickitung being a recurring joke even when he’s not relevant to the discussion XD

  9. Sterling: “Youtube can’t take that from me!”
    Youtube: “Is that a challenge?”

  10. Christopher Gibbons

    Monetization is getting weird. Back in my day buying microtransactions were a sign of weakness. Buying a mount in wow meant you lacked the skill and drive to earn one yourself.

    Why would people feel elitist about being duped.

  11. Gabe Newell: “We think there is a fundamental misconception about piracy. Piracy is almost always a service problem and not a pricing problem,” he said. “If a pirate offers a product anywhere in the world, 24 x 7, purchasable from the convenience of your personal computer, and the legal provider says the product is region-locked, will come to your country 3 months after the US release, and can only be purchased at a brick and mortar store, then the pirate’s service is more valuable.”

  12. Can’t wait for YouTube Rewind 2019 to be deleted for spam

  13. “Pushing you down a hole and selling you a ladder”

    That’s a good analogy, however I have a better one.

    “Charging you to push you down a hole and then charging you extra for a ladder”

  14. “Trust me, I know my subs”
    Underrated joke, that, Master Sterling

  15. DBLoCK_ThE_KeyBlade Master

    The anti-Bethesda rave needs to be a permanent fixture XD

  16. “I only get two days off a week” this guy knows that that’s how it is for everybody right?

  17. The bethesda dance was genuinely cool. That could be a reoccuring joke

  18. Here’s a casino that looks like a children’s game.

  19. “There is nothing as bottomless as the bottomless pit, which you can see here is bottomless”

  20. That Bethesda segment is now my favorite moment of 2019.

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