The TRUTH About You Don’t Know Jack Release Dates

*The following video is being put up for archival purposes only.*

A video where I debunk the incorrect release dates of classic You Don't Know Jack games shown on Steam.

Editor's Note

What you’re watching is a video where I debunk You Don’t Know Jack release dates…yes, it’s one of those types of videos.

This was one of my last pre-Savvy Sage videos I made, and although most of the information in this video is still accurate, it doesn’t really cover the entire, detailed history of the franchise. Instead, it more “debunks” the incorrect release dates given to the classic You Don’t Know Jack games re-released onto Steam in 2013. which at first doesn’t seem like a bad idea…

This is one of the first videos where I feature my animated mascot: An early version of the Savvy Sage character originally called “Sane Sage”. The name was initially inspired by the naming scheme used for Computer Clan characters like Krazy Ken, Brainiac Brent, and Maniac Mike. However, upon closer inspection, it didn’t seem to fit and it was also open to out-of-context scenarios that I’m not particularly comfortable with. I soon went back to the drawing board, and eventually came up with the name “Savvy Sage”, which matches more of my personality and my content—the name stuck.

Since I made this video, I’ve discovered more details about the franchise, which means the following information mentioned in the video is incorrect:

  • In the video, I said Sierra owned the publishing rights to YDKJ until 2004—the rights were actually sold to Jellyvision near the end of 2002, one year before they released The Lost Gold.

  • In the video, I also mentioned You Don’t Know Jack Offline was considered a “theoretical” Volume 5, according to its listing on Amazon. Actually, 5th Dementia was originally called Volume 5 when it was first announced in the Spring of 2000—Amazon’s listing of Offline calling it “Volume 5” is false.

This was one of the primarily reasons why I took the video down initially, on top of wanting to replace it with a proper documentary on You Don’t Know Jack, to be released as part of the Savvy Sage series.

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