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EA And Battlefront II Really Fucked This Up (The Jimquisition)

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http://www.patreon.com/jimquisition http://www.thejimquisition.com http://sharkrobot.com/collections/Jimquisition-merch Star Wars Battlefront II was a bit of a misstep, huh? EA is licking its wounds after the massive loot box backlash, but there's little time to heal. They got too greedy to fast, and now legislators are interested in games... and gambling.
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dawson lewis (1 day ago)
You know a side note of this that most mobile games will suffer from this as well
OniFeez (3 days ago)
I would have just asked: 'If games are so expensive to make now without the dependence on after market sales through micro-transactions, then how can your CFO state that it would not have a 'material effect' on their bottomline?'
Peter Dibble (4 days ago)
I've got a 'gate-fold-style' copy of "A Bard's Tale". Amazing to think that E.A.'s name actually had meaning, once-upon-a-time.
BusaLova (12 days ago)
I'm sure there are a ton of people working for EA who also rub their hands together at the gut punch the government has thrown at EA's diseased bowels. It's only really the fat cats at the top of the corporate ladder who are sweating right now. Everyone lower in the hierarchy are probably just normal everyday people who are still functioning in everyday life with everyday morals, and rejoice alongside us.
Asbestos Fish (20 days ago)
"yes, thankyou Dave, as you can see here, I'm currently at the EA offices, and it is like a scene from my nightmares, you can see there on that pile of burning tires the marketing team, over there being beaten to death with sticks is the head of the marketing department, and over there in the centre, the crucified CEO on a flaming crucifix. Now, you and I both remember the controversial move on EA's part that instigated this entire crusade on large game developers: when they announced their latest game would in fact be sold in stores, but you would have to pay an extra $15.00 for the game itself." "Thankyou Laura, I hear they are currently dismembering the Ubisoft sales team with hatchets. Now, the weather."
Genxtasy 99 (24 days ago)
Triple Aye!
Bob Malone (1 month ago)
Vegeta! Check his smugness level. It’s...IT’S OVER 9000!!!
Roach DoggJR (1 month ago)
If the NRA can lobby our politicians to reject commons sense regulations like universal background check and the pharmaceuticals influence what drugs can be legal or illegal depending in what would give them competition, all our 'favorite' game publishers can for sure manage to get away doing whatever slimy practice they want.
Earth Since Birth (1 month ago)
Electronic Farts
rodemus18 (1 month ago)
8:06 publishers be damned hahahahahaha
Rex Remedy (2 months ago)
electronic hearts of stone
herrikudo (2 months ago)
MY DUDE REP CHRIS LEE. dude's actually a decent politician my family lives in HI and like him, for a politician at least haha
Rex Remedy (2 months ago)
here is my suggestion: for six months people completely boycott any games in the shops. then you wait until the stock market prices of these companies decline to a fraction of what they have now. and then every gamer buys share in those companies himself. problem solved.
Rex Remedy (2 months ago)
micro transactions are a wankonomy.
Rex Remedy (2 months ago)
luke box
Jun123 (2 months ago)
Best intro music.
EmptyAltruism (2 months ago)
EA=Michael Bay..."theyll complain, but theyre still gonna buy whatever we put out there" ...guess not, eh?
omar tarek (2 months ago)
I on my part love it
omar tarek (2 months ago)
1:46 star wars battlefront (2015) despite being rushed and unfinished as you said...it was good not the best star wars game ever and it's definitely NOT the best game ea produced but was good
ClumsyVash (3 months ago)
retotar1 (3 months ago)
Can we give the worst gaming company title back to EA?
95Andyyy (4 months ago)
wow. a politician that looks and sounds like an actual human being, not something the Koch brothers put together in a lab
Jm 115 (4 months ago)
Yousir Cantknow (4 months ago)
State Reps don't count for anything. Funny, how people went nuts over this. Car manufactures products kill folks when they fuck up and yet still turn a profit. EA will keep churning out shit while demanding all of you to pay for the privilege, and all of you will do it.
cj wars (4 months ago)
this game is crap guns suck one team always can easy walk win most fights the grind to unlock all heroes is stupid long most the solo side stuff needs rank up to use all 3 cards is stupid
Empoleon77 (4 months ago)
12:40- I am already anticipating somebody is going to make some sort of edit of that scene based on this joke, with EA’s logo pasted over Emperor Palpatine’s face, and either the logo of or the face of the leader of the Belgian Gaming Commission pasted over Anakin/Darth Vader’s face. Maybe your face will be pasted over Luke’s. I do not know what would represent you in such an edit.
Lucas (4 months ago)
Might I suggest a new segment: FEAts in Fuckheadery!
Ossian fridh (5 months ago)
ur faking funny
tom d (5 months ago)
More people play on mobile devices than consoles. Wonder why they did not go after Verizon and the such who let it happen for years, on all devices. What changed?
Luke Macys (5 months ago)
Any game with loot boxes mtxs and especially EA can suck and choke and even though its impossible on a rotting baboon penis that died after it fucked a maggot infested dead donkey rectum until it blows its load in their shit eating faces
kaederukawa1123 (5 months ago)
I would like to celebrate their demise, but we are still talking about a game that sold around 10 million copies. Ok, bad publicity and everything, but they won here. They demonstrated that players are a bunch of kids that won't let anything stand between them and their games. Even this amount and this quality of horrifying bs. Thank God for you, obviously.
Scott Elder (5 months ago)
great that this happened or things could've gotten really bad if left unchecked
Scott Elder (5 months ago)
interesting question: are lootboxes a form of gambling? On the one hand you are guaranteed to get SOMETHING so there's no situation where you end up with nothing after spending money like you would in betting. By that token trading card booster packs are a form of gambling, which you could argue they are but then that's a very big net to start throwing. On the other hand it's a way of taking the thing you actually want and instead of letting you just pay for that thing you now have to pay for the chance to maybe get that thing so you are essentially gambling. In terms of legislation it's a weird line to draw but I'm sure the EU will start looking and thinking 'hang on that's pretty fucked up what those companies are doing, lets put a stop to it' because they're good like that
Poever (5 months ago)
“Tripulh Aeee~”
Michael Henry Tillman (5 months ago)
Battle Afront - amirite? amirite? Nvm.
ArmouredLemming (5 months ago)
2 Months on and this episode still gets me rock-hard.
Kari Martin (5 months ago)
EA Need for Speed: Payback?? More like "Pay Us"
Dante Redgrave (5 months ago)
lol think they will make a battlefront 3? 😂
Crows Wit Gaming (6 months ago)
GLAD I FOUND YOU!!! subscribed! 😂
Moe Sabally (6 months ago)
I really want to know this rendition of the imperial march at 5:41. That song gave me a good laugh.
boom baby (6 months ago)
So, I guess I have to move to Hawaii. Damn, that's the first time in years that I saw some politicians who actually knew what they're talking about!!
Zero (6 months ago)
I guess now a days other game publishers can get there stock goes up just by saying fuck EA
Philip Paris (6 months ago)
561 dislikes and im assuming they are all executives and shareholders XD
John Kittz (6 months ago)
star wars was literally made towards the kids. even lucas himself said it multiple times. them putting lootboxes like this is like nikoledon premium games FOR KIDS still have IAP's in them their taking advantage of kids interest.
Jeremy Martel (6 months ago)
Sadly political figures starting to converse about the shart storm of gambling only ensures the continuance of these scum dick tactics. Anything making this much money will not be outlawed but they will be taxed. Once the government taxes these wallet vampire boxes of dissapointment it will likely work as a green light/permission for other developers to shit in our throats and tell us it's rare limited edition earth chocolate. After all developers are only adding loot boxes for the player.... -_-
Deussebaaj (6 months ago)
If loot boxes are gambling does that mean that EA owes the US government back taxes from loot boxes since 2009 (when introduced in FIFA)?
I really loved that parallel between the AAA game industry and Vaders relationship with Palpatine. Really awesome comparison.
The Fly (6 months ago)
Is this why Disney chose to work with them?
iron 13 (6 months ago)
Hawaii is best state now
GrimDeathUltra (6 months ago)
+1 Subscriber
sada das (6 months ago)
Who even pay for EA games? Just fucking pirate that games. Then unninstall them after 1hour of playing when you realize that they are shit. Stick with good producers like cd project red or croteam. Fuck ea and activision.
Tom Todia (6 months ago)
Nerds Lives Matter!
Gamer Of Shadows (6 months ago)
I will say, you're a bit of a psychopath. I like it. The laughing hysterically adds to that image.
Daniel MacKinnon (6 months ago)
Thank God for Chris Lee, awesome guy Also why not place microtransactions under ESRB guidelines and make any game with it M They're usually M games anyway
Jonathan Wood (6 months ago)
Have to say, recently bought the original battlefront, the seasons pass is now free and i bought the game for £12, for £12 i would definitely say its worth it
Hannah Fishburne (6 months ago)
I am not at all saying lootboxes are a fucking God's grace to gaming, fuck no, but my question is, is there a situation where lootboxes can be good? Is it like the presence of Unity assets making games easier to make but invites assholes to the party, or is it just all around shit?
Jstank X Plays (6 months ago)
They should add a label to the games that GOES ON THE FRONT OF THE BOX and ON FRONT PAGE OF STEAM when applicable that CERTIFIES that this game is GAMBLING FREE!
Juan Alvarado (6 months ago)
everyone keeps forgetting that the campaign in the game us only 4hrs long.... 4 HOURS!!!!! for a $65 game. possible $130 If you buy the "deluxe edition"....
Scotty Bhoy (6 months ago)
553 EA employees disliked this videos fuck you and EA down with the system
Stonkish (6 months ago)
Ban the shit and bury EA along with it.
David Westwood (6 months ago)
no one could have put this better than Jim Fucking Sterling Son! thank god for him!
Kenneth Barclay (6 months ago)
I still get chills when he says "the backlash was swift and vicious"
Kharn526 (6 months ago)
Id much rather talk about Janina !
mark adams (6 months ago)
EA destroyed Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Disney destroy the latest Star Wars movie it's just crazy how both are just very bad made by people just trying to make money and not focusing on what people really want. Just make it good and fun that's all. And the money will come
robert mckinley (6 months ago)
Disney won't be mad, they are also one of the most cruel companies out there.
Kenpatchi Ramasama (6 months ago)
Meh, they'll just find a new way to rake in excessive profits. I mean, it's not like they have an entire division devoted to this type of thing. Can't wait till they unveil their successor to lootboxes, and the outrage the vidya community will have to *that* resultant concept. It's now just a cycle like everything else gaming-related.
Lynxan (6 months ago)
I think that loot boxes are more akin to blind boxes or packs then gambling. With those three you are at least paying to get something... is it going to be what you want? Who knows but there will be something. With gambling you know your putting up something for a chance of better or losing what you put up. Personally not a fan of any of them.
ghandi maha (6 months ago)
Irishman checkin in (6 months ago)
This shit is funny😀
Not Sure (6 months ago)
Good video
zanderman2009 (6 months ago)
the 'loot box free' tag in steam would fix the whole steam search function as a temp patchuntil EA and Activision gets sorted
icon777vlad (6 months ago)
To play FPS games u need to be a brain dead M.F........
TheScienceofnature (7 months ago)
EA is right to say that loot boxes are not gambling because in gambling you sometimes win money as well, in Battlefront 2 you don't win money. However the dangers of loot boxes are equality as damaging as gambling because people who get hooked on games will end up spending a lot of money which they will undoubtedly regret afterwards, which is the same as gambling when you lose money, you always think of all the other good things you could have done with that money, maybe paying your rent. Personally I think the consumers who actually spend money on such things are equally to blame for funding this loot box industry. What EA is responsible for is destroying a franchise which they had nothing with its development or creation, through this micro transaction schemes. I think both Disney and EA are to blame for setting the Star Wars franchise on a path of a slow death. The films are greatly influenced by other Disney owned products such as Marvel comics, (in fact you could easily throw Superman into the new Star Wars films and he wouldn't seem out of place), while the games are milking a well established fan base for their money even at the expense of the gameplay, loot boxes are a licence fee to gain a huge advantage over other players, sounds a lot like hacking to me. When players are not on a level playing field, that game is broken and its not worth your money.
VocalCalibration (7 months ago)
I refuse to buy ANYTHING with EA's logo on it unless second hand. And even then I avoid their recent garbage.
Brian Ogilby (7 months ago)
EA=Evil Asses
MyBalls (7 months ago)
money for RANDOMIZED outcome = GAMBLING.. clear enough?
Molecule (7 months ago)
ayy that new intro is cool beans i like it
Seafarinhare (7 months ago)
I flinched when he tossed the tablet.
VerumAdPotentia (7 months ago)
(Walking) War Robots/Pixonic... ...y'all paying attention?!?
TarnishPrower (7 months ago)
*A man and woman dating:* Woman: I work at EA. Man (trying to impress her): I love gambling and predatory practices as well.
WafflingMean44 (7 months ago)
I'm glad the gaming industry is finally turning into a place where it feels like the consumers have power. It's time for the age to come when if devs and publishers cross us, it will hurt them financially. this so far has been a very successful backhand to EA's face, and I hope it can be replicated in future.
nasha thedog (7 months ago)
The trick is to pan the game and wait, Mass Effect Andromeda was panned and so I waited, and I just picked it up for 11 quid. As long as people buy like they do we will get screwed, If anything game prices should of stalled due to the money saved by everything being digitally distributed, but no. Now we get charged as much as 100 quid for the full experience. On top of that they then sucks a little extra out of your excitement and your in game needs that they've artificially made you aware of. Slightly on the edge of the topic but why is it that every other game developer on Steam thinks we'll want to buy their soundtrack DLC?
nasha thedog (4 months ago)
True, I still didn't get my moneys worth, but hey at least I wasn't out of pocket like I was when Mafia 3 released.
Adam Thompson (4 months ago)
nasha thedog that game is awful tho u still got ripped off
Necromax (7 months ago)
pice of shit game !!! pice of shit EA !!!
Sergei M. (7 months ago)
This might sound surprising but EA's development costs today are $300,000 million less than in 2009, and the trend has continued to go down. So no, games these days are cheaper to make than 9 years ago, not the other way around! So that's a bunch of hogwash and an urban myth that has to be removed from our collective minds.
Nevets2891 (7 months ago)
videogamehunter820 (7 months ago)
As much shit as Warner Bros deserves (and it's A LOT of shit), I disagree with ya Jim; I think EA is worse than Warner Bros. The microtransactions in Shadow of War were shit, but Battlefront 2 was worse (though both deserve shit). Also Warner Bros isn't the serial killer of the game industry. EA has killed countless studios. Also EA strives to be the Satan of video games, ACTIVISION. Anything Warner Bros has done, EA has done worse. But to be clear, I hate Warner Bros but I will always consider EA worse. That's my opinion.
Jon dow (7 months ago)
EA it is shit like these is why I stopped pry-ordering games altogether you corporate fucks just can't be trusted, now I what for the player revues there are so meany game I did not buy at all over the last 5 year sins I started doing that. it is better to get the good games a little late then buy a bunch of games that are full of bull-shit like this.
Jon dow (7 months ago)
FUCK the Nazis!!!!
Terastas (7 months ago)
What we'll see E.A. do is come up with another name for the Loot Box, and when called out for pulling the exact same shady bullshit practices again, insist "But these aren't Loot Boxes! These are different!" Cue Jim Sterling talking about the Simpsons episode with Malibu Stacey, now with a hat.
Scott Thornburg (7 months ago)
I can't help be get the feeling that Hawaii's rep in thid video looks like a paid actor.
Kelly Pagano (7 months ago)
So.... it’s Star Wars, right? Does Star Wars not make money hand over fist as a rule? Is it not possible that they hurt their profits by not just making a good game for every 10-45 year old who plays games? We all would have bought it. The game alone, forget the movie, would have made a billion in the course of a year for sure. Hell, Call of Duty reboot number 45 made 500 mil in its first weekend!
33LB (7 months ago)
i've been boycotting EA for 15 years. haven't bought any of their games for a very long time. how can there still be so many consumers who don't know what a horrible corporation EA is? vote with your wallets people, and they might just change their ways.
Aether Toast (7 months ago)
That is the best way to classify gambling legally. As RNG monetization. Saying that gambling is using real world value money that is put into random chance to get a prize of various levels of value.
Brad Bowyer (7 months ago)
This guy is Fucking brilliant.
D D (7 months ago)
You Tell 'Em!
Isaacie123 bob (7 months ago)
Now fuckin half the community are a afking for crates
Rain Man (7 months ago)
Jim, you are a legend.
Stephen Schlueter (7 months ago)
"Answer that one and stay fashionable." Now that was a mic drop moment right there.
Bridger Rowlands (7 months ago)
Jim Sterling, forever our hero

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