Jim Sterling Pro Reviewer and Youtube Personality DDOS'd Over 'Low' Score Zelda BotW Review

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  1. mimien

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    More or less. I read the thread and to be honest I don't care if he got ddos'd I am not surprised either. My reaction was omg someone had to do a negative review of botw for summoning attention. I know he is somewhat famous but the attention he is getting because of this is drastically more than what he usually gets. And that's exactly what he wanted, a reaction. Which is why It makes me angry. It's like when you were a child at a party having a good time with your classmates and the bully of the school comes up and the first thing he does is an attention seeking maneuver. Does he review Nintendo things often? I searched Jim Sterling Nintendo on youtube and the results were showing he is a huge Nintendo bully. In fact I think the whole reason he is youtube popular is that he has been following the bully image make himself look cool and awesome. And I could keep going but let's what you or someone else have to say about this first.
     
  2. CheatFreak47

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    7/10 is hardly negative, first of all. If you think a 7/10 is worthy of attention, you're part of the problem as far as I'm concerned.

    And no not really, he's not a bully for pointing out flaws in a large corporation who has directly wronged him.
    In fact, the very definition of "bully" is inapplicable, because Sterling is the smaller, weaker entity.

    He makes himself look awesome because he is, in fact, quite awesome.
    Most of the time, at least.

    The guy knows his shit basically, he's been writing and talking about video games for a living since at least 2009 if I recall correctly.

    Ever heard of #FucKonami?
    Sterling is the guy that started that, to my knowledge.

    Edit:
    A lot of his criticisms of Nintendo are essentially that they will abuse their power as a large corporation and step on the copyrights of smaller entities, like individual people, critics, let's players, youtubers- usually by abusing the DMCA system. However, when the tables are turned and people infringe their copyrights- for example, Emulation or Piracy of their products, it's not OK anymore and they attack that too.

    He also hates how their virtual console system is utter trash, how they purposefully withhold supply to meet demand to artificially stimulate demand, stuff that they do as a corporation/console manufacturer that could be considered Anti-Consumer.

    He picks on all corporations and companies that make stupid idiotic mistakes like this too- Not just Nintendo, for the record, but those are the basic outlines of the Nintendo specific content.
     
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  3. s157

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    People are free to dislike BotW. People are free to dislike those who seem to dislike BotW. At least the general consensus here is that aside from a select few fervent worshippers of the game who think a 7/10 score is worthy of capital punishment, ddos-ing him is too far. Even many people who rate BotW highly agree on that, even though they dislike him as a person
     
  4. naughty_cat

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    I believe the term "Anti-consumer" pretty much hits the spot... It's not just Nintendo... Anti-consumer maneuvers have become a trend amongst large video game corporations in recent years. Putting it that way: "how they purposefully withhold supply to meet demand to artificially stimulate demand" pretty much outlines the development history of games such as MGSV. The difference is that most of the successful gaming coportations would usually do their very best to hide their tracks... Others such as Nintendo and Konami have been becoming quite vulgar about it...

    EDIT: I for one believe that Jim's (somewhat offensive) comments about BOTW might have been a lot friendlier had Nintendo followed a different, more friendly supply-and-demand policy along the past few years. I also believe that he might have actually given it a slightly higher score had it been developed and published by some kind of 3rd party game developer or something (and to clearly illustrate this analogy, I'd have to imagine that we're living in an alternative universe where it's the exact same game, but doesn't have the title "Zelda" and has no predecessors :D)
     
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  5. SNEAKxxATTACK

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    The existence of the 'influential person argument' is so annoying. Especially people like this. He's not really that important. The biggest reaction that should be had is "oh you're an idiot," as a comment or just at the screen.

    Anyway. I don't believe any normal person did this. Probably ninty.
     
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    I for one believe this to be 100% true, and I'd be willing to wager that it was purely because of the Metacritic score drop.
     
  7. Molina

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    Seems kinda too big but I get the idea. Look at the thread, just by explaining why the system is flawed and how Ninty could have done much more, a lot of people get triggered. So I think a -1 on Metacritic is able to trigger fanboy (and not just Ninty one, I remember a hell of hatred when Overwatch went down too).
     
  8. Thelucario21

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    Holy crap, 6 pages in 24 hours and it's mostly 2 idiots throwing a fit that Jim didn't give the game a 10/10. what a pair of mooks! @netovsk (Redacted, Sorry @FierceDeityLinkMask) how do you sleep at night when you fight so hard to dissuade people from having their own opinions by presenting your own hypocritical opinions as cold hard facts? Or knowing that you are fighting fiercely to defend a practice that will undoubtedly contribute to a second Videogame market crash?
     
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  9. FierceDeityLinkMask

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    I don't recall ranting about Jim's review score. In fact I could care less if he did this for attention or not. I was arguing with someone else about something else almost entirely. I don't care about Nintendo as a business or their business practices because I believe that every non profit business will try to maximize money in any way they can, without giving a damn about who they step over. That includes Nintendo and any other video game company. How did you sleep after making such a retarded claim about me based on no evidence??? I don't give a damn if Jim didn't give Zelda a 10/10. I don't even watch the guy's videos.
     
  10. s157

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    My argument over terms mostly with @FierceDeityLinkMask was irrelevant to the topic at hand and I'm quite ashamed about that. Not about my position, but for the fact it was out of topic. This thread is about Jim Sterling and the attacks he's been suffering due to his review.

    These "cancerous" posts are normally relevant to the post, as the ones who are bashing Jim either believe he deserves it or that DDoS-ing him is too far even if he's a jerk. The ones who believe he deserve it however take it a step further and insult his character. But then again, if you look at many switch threads, they tend to get out of hand, speaking very lightly.

    Just as people have the right to bash Jim, people have the right to defend him, and the right to do so should be respected on both sides. Personally I don't see how Jim's opinion should be relevant to you unless you agree with most of his reviews, thus insinuating that you can take his words more seriously. I agree with most of his reviews, though I believe he scored BotW a tad low, however his opinions have some impact on me. I also would consider myself a Zelda fan, having owned every physical copy of the game save for Zelda II and Link's Awakening. But moreso, I can respect his opinion that BotW is a good game, but not perfect even if I would rate it slightly higher as a "great" game.
     
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  11. FierceDeityLinkMask

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    Well put.
     
  12. netovsk

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    Are you just that much asinine to realize he can have its own shitty opinion as long as he isn't a metacritic reviewer and bring overall score down? That's the only real reason people are pissed off. They don't give a damn about his opinion, much less yours.
     
  13. ihaveamac

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    at this point I just think you're saying he has a shitty opinion because you disagree with his 7/10. metacritic is actually supportive of his work in the face of people asking for him to be taken off the site.

     
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    Who cares about metacritic? I haven't read a game review beyond the comment section on private torrent sites. All these "professional reviewers" are just part of the pre-order hype machine.
     
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    They're a bunch of butthurt idiots if they're pissed off about a score.
     
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    How exactly do you think people try to sell or shove to others faces that uncharted, for instance, has to be a good game even if they never played a game on the series? If nobody really cared, publishers themselves wouldn't stamp game scores on the game's own cover and ads as a selling point. Of course score going down or up doesn't change my opinion of the game, since I've already played it through.
     
  17. s157

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    That would be a more valid argument if his one score brought the overall score to like 75 or something. 97 instead of 98? Big deal. Anyone who hasn't played zelda and refuses to buy the game because of the metacritic score being 97 instead of 98 probably would not be in your list of people to recommend this game to. Good lord, you zelda zealots care too much about the opinion of one man who still enjoyed the game. 7/10 being an absolutely god awful review was bad enough, but 97/100 instead of 98 triggers you that much?
     
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  18. supergamer368

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    Shut the (PING) up you stupid Zelda fanboys. I like Zelda. But I'm not going to give death threats to a guy who gave a Zelda game a 7/10. And I know how "important" BotW is to the series, but come on. SHOULD BE HANGED FOR HIS OPINION?!?!?! ARE YOU KIDDING?!? ALL THE MAN DID WAS GIVE A VIDEO GAME AN OK REVIEW!!! I WOULD TAKE 7/10!!!!! IT'S NOT LIKE HE GOT UP AND STARTED SHOUTING MEANS THINGS ABOUT AMERICA IN FRONT OF THE WHITE HOUSE! EDIT: May I also add that reviews exist for people to give their thoughts on things! They aren't always positive! Oh, and 7/10 is so bad!
     
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  19. duwen

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    Jim's follow up video on YT was perfect - coupling his personal opinion of the weapon durability in the game with the fanatics response to his review he said "right now you're all being so fucking precious, so fragile, that you should all be swords in Hyrule".

    Pure gold.
     
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  20. Thelucario21

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    My bad, I apologize. speaking of off topic, can we get a mod in here to clean up the off topic bits? thanks!

    Oh yeah, like that makes it any better. you're going to have to try WAY harder to excuse the Doublethink you've been spouting since you got here. (If you don't know what Doublethink is, check TV Tropes, or just read "Nineteen Eighty-Four" and get educated)