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Jim Sterling: Boglins In My Hat (Capitalism Is Bad)

RND/ To consider that the general term “I’ve got Boglins in my hat.”

As first stated by Youtube videogame industry commentator Jim Sterling:

Jim Sterling “Ive Got Boglins In My Hat”

Read such as a statement as indicating one can’t help but unapologetically state the truth of the matter; that to ‘have Boglins in one’s hat’ is to speak honestly. As a verb, ‘Hat Boglin’ indicates the undeniable existential urge to plainly express what everyone knows and feels – to wear what is true on one’s head, so to speak. Boglins, commonly viewed as grotesque, are – much like the truth – also shunned by those easily pacified by pretty illusions. To display Boglins on one’s hat is to metaphorically counter falsehoods with a raw, direct ugliness that is beautiful, precisely because it’s based on truth and not lies. Capitalism is indeed bad. Fuck ‘Toxic’ Bobby Kotick. And thank g0d for Jim Sterling.

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Games From The Asset Flip: Skate Man Intense Rescue

RND/ scenes from the asset flip – the classic skate man intense rescue – hypertography from the never released ‘welgestyle’ / ‘crapolaware’ classic

part of the Hypertography One Exhibit

in developer ring with big jim sterling aka skate man intense rescue goty edition

garish digital goty rat to simultaneously highlight celebrate conceptually flag quote spite story of behind industry reviewer jim sterlings episode / treatment of beautiful early access disaster zone called skate man intense rescue

featuring lines from transcript of jims skate man spite video

poor weak developers who cobble together few store brought unity assets charge anywhere from ten to twenty bucks for privilege of researching ir broken half baked wretched shed
malingering invertebrates who think x having less money than ea should give ey free pass from critique
bug ridden frankensteins monster of pre packaged assets hammered together by bunch of giggling flocking chimps
until these chicken livered pedlars of defective detritus are put on leash
– The Mighty Jim Sterlingson

Skate Man Intense Rescue Game (Jim Sterling Response)

in which skate man intense rescue reads like southern californian pcp fuelled laundry list of random play elements thrown together in imaginative blender by b52s with exactly same kind of manic mismatched energy – matching beach towels broken are hoses boys in bikinis girls with surfboards giant clams potatoes fried in tanning butter etc – lets rock fellow resarcs

where however there exist square jawed antiheros with sunglasses rollerskates known universes worst possible trouser pattern design – sentient helicopters cheetahs dogs on skateboards – whole garishly rainbow clad menagerie of store brought assets all boiled up together in same thick conceptual stew to create what hardcore amateur postmodern internet theorist for hire robert what sees as play space so uniquely bad x potentially positively odd [1]

skate man intense rescue rules

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  1. Abstract Encounters

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On the irony of IGN Editor Filip Miucin plagiarizing reviews for Games Industry Copypasta

RND/ to consider the acute irony of (now ex) IGN Editor Filip Miucin caught plagiarizing reviews

– in an all but creatively bankrupt industry worth $115 billion (queue evil laughter / lightning fx) where flagrant copy pasta clones get pinched off year after year into hungry / uncritical open mouths – with of course now obligatory open worlds/ dumbed down ‘optimized’ aka consolized mechanics / microtransactions/ season passes/ dlc / drm/ loot boxes / pre orders – stuffed full of spurious / repetitive gamified stirofoam packing peanut like ‘content’

File under:: bad yokes / default shovelware templates / useless public secrets

So what if some underpaid / overworked editor – probably bored right out of his gourd by having to oh-so gushingly / enthusiastically review some BS lo-fi indie synthetic nostalgia platformer clone like it was the (next) coming of imaginary baby gaming Jebus – simply took the quick cliff notes version of another review and presented it as fresh sparkling ‘New!’tm – hey/ just like ze industry does with every guilt free backwards churn of its worn wooden gamedev handle

In a tired world where mass Edutainment arrives and departs like the listless strained passing of stamped out McCancer Burgers through a billion obese Amerikan asses and nobody even remotely remembers to even forget/ so bloody what if some otherwise uninteresting dolt working for some equally despicable industry face plate decides to travel the path of least effort possible – as opposed to whom?

In which it appears the violent internet drama about this apparently most unforgivable of [ctrl-c / ctrl-v] crimes – because its all about ‘fx in garmes churnalism’ dig – is actually the only reason anybody even read skimmed any recent clickbait articles about Filip Miucin (sorry who? Wow look shiny – now ray traced!! – strips of videogame paper busy fluttering in front of my glazed eyeballs)

Here’s the mighty Jim Sterlingson with his (by well now practiced ‘outrage’) sthick on the whole sorry / sordid micro-affair – why/ by changing just a few words about/ it’s almost like he were talking about the hole industry itself – “As pointless as it is senseless” indeed dear Jim

“It’s like video games are a particularly lucrative career – since you can make megabucks doing it/ I can perfectly understand the perfectly honest motive of getting in/ making as much as you can and getting out”
– Paraphrasing Jim Sterling on Plagiarism [/Video Game Capitalism]

As regards to the threat of disgrace and perpetual humiliation Jim Sterling states: “In [a plastic public display of -RW] unprecedented unity/ almost all the pundits and critics involved with games coverage have come out to shame and disown this guy/ because there truly is no grey area when it comes to literary robbery”

Huh/ almost as if (unconsciously speaking) these ‘wanking fuck snakes’ with their ‘clammy red hands’ want to appear as somehow remotely concerned with anything other than cold hard cash (eg. art / truth / love / life) – talk about running oh-so standard industry ideological damage control routine 1.0

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