John is dead
John Peter Bain (pronounced: John McCain), better known to the internets as: totalbiscuit, totalhalibut or teh cynical brit was a self-proclaimed "professional game commentator" and an accidental "game journalist". Biscuit's shtick consists mostly of attempts at making an inherently unfunny joke funny, having a boaboa tree up his ass and being overly British.
Since game reviewing itself can be critiqued under pretence of being extensively subjective, our good boy biscuit totally made up a profession of his own. That "profession" of his is "a game commentator". This way he can supposedly escape any and all criticism, since that "profession" implies that everything he says is a subjective opinion. Being good and righteous chaps that we are, we just can't let him get away with it, now can we?
A parallel to a sport commentator cannot be applied here. It's a remnant of old media and is essentially shit nobody cares about. That leaves a pundit as our only option. This implies a supposed extensive knowledge and expertise on the subject. However his "extensive knowledge” and “expertise” are general and self-explanatory to anyone who ever held a gamepad and/or mouse+keyboard combo in hands. So why is he getting this much attention again?
His "game commentaries" are void of any humour, but are of course full of pseudo-intellectual nonsense and the same shit that just keeps getting back to fill the air. What did you expect? The guy totally believes that iteration is the only means of providing quality. In essence that means that if you watched one of his videos you've pretty much watched them all. So stop wasting your time and get a life already!
Are you really interested? Okay, you asked for it yourself. That guy owes EVERYTHING he has to Blizzard (WoW in particular) and the internets. Now he thinks he’s some sort of a big shot and that people have to listen to what he says. In fact even his (supposedly) good education couldn’t save his fat ass from starvation (I suppose when the internets expose him for the fraud that he is the only thing he can rely on to fight hunger will be his fat ass indeed). That’s all there is, no tragic story here, just like with every random internet nobody, move along.
Plea for tolerance
In 2007 absolute bizkit posted his thoughts on religion and atheism in a vain attempt to make him come off as deep. Being an excessive case of tl;dr the said document is destined to change the world and the internets in particular and make us repent our evil ways. The enemies of the lulz immediately thought the internets were not ready for this masterpiece as both a product of human thought and oratory skills and deleted fucking everything at its source. Up to this day only two copies of that document remain on the internets. By reading this image breaking magnum opus you shall immediately proclaim everything you know as bullshit and become enlightened in ways only a smoked halibut is able to achieve.
Did you know that...
- The bible was written by Bill and Ted?
- (As if somehow relevant) halibutt is a law major and has an IQ of 155?
- The Big Bang cannot be explained with modern physics?
- Reason and (religious) beliefs are not mutually exclusive?
- We only use 10% of our brain?
- The laws of nature were made by men and will one day crumble upon themselves?
- It calls for tolerance and being a total faggot?
- I use the word “total” and its derivatives way too often in this article?
- Your IQ will rise by a minus 50 points total after reading tidbitscuit’s plea for tolerance? Oh shit, I read it... that means... derp... durp... derpa-durp-derp.
Gamedev, prince of Gamedark: tb or not tb, that is the question
The relationship between TB and game devs has a highly hierarchic character that can be compared with food chain or a prison hierarchy with tcb somewhere in the middle. Refer to the entity relationship model to the right.
One peculiar case happened with a shitty video game S.P.A.Z., the indies behind it sucked Bain’s dick so hard that he turned totally gay on them (but really who questions that he was already gay to begin with?) and “starred” as a voice of the narrator. He shamelessly promoted S.P.A.Z. on his youtube channel in high hopes that someone would buy that piece of shit. Thus a never ending ghey 69 began... and never ended. The funniest thing is that halibut’s very pedantic about voice acting (other than his own of course) and by his own high standards he should totally trash himself not only as a shitty “game journalist”, but also as a shitty “voice actor”.
Hypocrite and Self-Deluded Whore
TotalBiscuit's greatest accomplishment is his seeming ability to disregard how hypocritical he is under the guise of being a "video game commentator". As discussed before, TotalBiscuit has no qualms about taking the money from developers in exchange of the use of his talents of brainwashing people and directing his zerg cult to buy their game. However, there are exceptions to the rule, such as EA, of whom TB has expressed great disdain for in what many would consider extreme bias. The hypocrisy of the matter is TotalBiscuit will gladly orgasm over games (not made by EA because he would be a sell-out duh) if he is paid well enough even if that said game shares the same faults (or worse) as games published by EA.
The most notable example of how self-deluded TotalBiscuit is about the authenticity of his journalism skills is the press he gave for Planetside 2. Planetside 2, a nerd's wet dream of Battlefield 3 meeting space lasers, is no secret of being TotalBiscuit's most favorite game ever. However, skeptics might think that TB's preference for the game begins and ends with the all-mighty dollar. TotalBiscuit's servicing of Planetside 2 began during its closed beta, continued through open beta, and culminated with the messy orgy which was the Ultimate Empire Showdown for which TB won first place for most dicks sucked in a single afternoon despite LevelCap's objectively stand-up performance. As might be expected with any whore, as soon as the money stopped coming the party stopped cummin' and TB slinked away to find his next suitable gentleman caller. TotalBiscuit's defense of this notion is he dated Planetside 2's sister, Planetside, a few years back which makes him definitely not a whore for blowing Planetside 2 for money (because he maintains he would've done it for free anyways).
Leaving his own subreddit because of criticism
Being a complete pussybitch John had enough of criticism, for his very unprofessional approach to things, and decided to whine about his sad pathetic life on a new reddit.
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Right. See this is what happens when I try and quietly remove myself from the situation, people just make it worse and worse and worse. There's no winning. So apparently I should have made a final post saying why I don't want to engage on this subreddit anymore, so here we go. People like you are the reason I dread talking to my audience on a daily basis. A long time ago I used to love waking up, logging in and seeing what the viewers was saying, replying to their comments, doing the whole interaction thing. It was great. But that was a long time ago. Now everytime I post a Hearthstone video I have get anxiety over the amount of horrible comments it will get. It keeps me awake at night. I barely play the game now because of it. I used to play it for hours a day, now I only play it for videos, maybe an hour or two a week at most. I guess I've associated what was once a fun activity with constant complaining. Everytime I make a mistake I don't beat myself up about it because I made a mistake, I do it because I just gave people another avenue to complain and say things like "It was painful to watch" or "it was cringeworthy". I've heard so much of it I'm rolling in self-doubt and the only reason I keep that series up is because it pays well now. It used to be through passion for the game but the audience killed that. But it's not just that. It's when the audience stomps on my principles. I think that's what hurts the most. I made a career out of trying to protect my audience from bad purchases. It's hardly saintly, its still just videogames on the internet, but whats a little light entertainment/info for you is MY LIFE. That's what I get up for every day now, that's what I live for. I work that job 6-7 days a week and I do it because I believe what I'm doing is helping, that it's making gaming better even if it's just a little. Ignoring your blatant misrepresentation for a second, when you say something like "It's not the devs fault there's bugs", or you go after me because I don't support early access and I want to be consumer-first, dev second, that isn't just a debate point, you're attacking the principles that are at the core of my day to day life. This sounds really dramatic but this is my life, this is ALL I DO. I only exist to do this right now. I've read so many people with their "advice", oh... you should get a thicker skin! You should just ignore it! Those people have no idea of the volume of it all, or how constant it is, it never stops, it's day in day out 24/7, no end in sight noise. So many people talking at once... It's death by a thousand cuts. That thick skin isn't invincible, occassionally it buckles and when it does I tend to react badly. I'm not sure you actually understand just how fucked up I am. My hair is going grey, not to mention it's falling out. Yeah, my hair is grey at 29. Great right? I'm pretty sure I have chronic health problems that have been made far worse by stress. I'm even worried one of them might be life-threatening and I'm getting really paranoid about it. I fucking eat because I'm sad or angry or whatever, I have days where what should be a dream job is something I don't even want to think about doing. I'm seriously fucked in the head and I have been for a very long time. I CANNOT stop reading feedback. I can't just leave comments. I gave my Twitter to my staff months ago to try and stop me from reading it, which actually worked surprisingly. Turning off Youtube comments was great and for a while the subreddit was small enough and friendly enough that I could actually handle dealing with it. Now I dread reading it every morning and I CAN'T STOP MYSELF. God how many times have I tried to "get better?" over the last few years? Every time it's fucking failed, every time and I hate myself for it. But do you know how much it hurts to read stuff like this? That I think my audience is irrelevant? I live for my audience. I put myself on the line for my audience. Right now my livelihood is under threat because I said what needed to be said to make sure my audience stayed informed. I give everything I've got on a daily basis to try and make my audience happy. So imagine how I feel when they lash out at me. Yeah, you're right, I should handle it better, but I can't. I mentally cannot, I'm a mentally broken person who likely can never be fixed. I hate myself everytime for that, way more than you could ever hate me for the things I say here. I kinda hoped that some people would realize when I did that piece on the Flappy Bird dev that there was more than a bit of my own personal issues in there. When I asked people to understand what it's like to get a bunch of attention you're not equipped to deal with that maybe a few people would realise but that's my fault, I should have just come right out and said it. I'm in a bad place physically, emotionally and mentally. I am not equipped to deal with my audience right now and frankly I should have deleted my account weeks ago so I can try to recover and not have individual viewers bear the brunt of that process. You are not blameless but you are not the root of the problem either. Understand what it is you do to the people you apparently like. Everyone you like feels this way to a greater or lesser degree. Some people handle it better than others. I handle it terribly. I probably always will, so it's best I do what others in my position do and put a wall between the audience and myself to prevent further damage being done to both. I've always been a believer that professionalism and worth speaks through your actions not your words. So I'm going to take away my words for a while so there's nothing else to drown out my actions. Sorry if you expect a better person behind your daily videos. What you've got is a fucked up, sad, balding, overweight guy who is good at one thing and is lucky enough to do it for a living. I guess things were better when it was possible to maintain the illusion, but these days people demand unprecedented levels of access to the people they watch and this is what it gets them. Sorry you don't like what you see behind the curtain
Gets Ass Cancer And Dies
On April 30 2014, Totalbiscuit posted a VLOG on his channel, titled "My little problem", where he explains how he suffered from major ass pain for a whole year before going to the doctor to get it checked. After getting a pleasant colonoscopy, he learned that he has bowel cancer. People quickly rushed on reddit to post this video everywhere for karma and tell Totalbiscuit how brave he is and wish him the best, until an old tweet was discovered where he told someone to
Because karma is a mean bitch, John thought he would escape cancer and death, but nope.avi. So his cancer spread to his liver, and was dead within a few years. Too bad that the only pussy he ever got was a fat slut, whom he can't make pregnant as he is only able to fuck one of her fat-rolls. On May 24th, 2018 the ass cancer finally finished its work, and Bain left behind a legacy of being a dumb loudmouth on YouTube, who wished death upon others only to suffer that exact fate.
Grave Dance Party
The world of videogames mourned, pouring praise and memorials from all corners of the internet with fans, friends, industry leaders, and even a handful pro wrestlers sung Bain's praises and expressed sincere condolences.
Some people, however, took the news of a defeated industry giant in a much different way, opting to take the chance to mock and ridicule the barely cold corpse and declare themselves quite brave for going against the grain of sympathy and respect for Johns surviving family.
Liz Reyerson, Vices Waypoint
On May 24th, the day of Bain's death, Liz Reyerson of Waypoint- the videogame offshoot of Vice- took the initiative to express a deep sense of regret that John was off to discuss framerates with the Lord before truly flagellating himself thoroughly for the high crime of briefly lending credibility to GamerGate. Before the flies could even land, Liz hopped on Twitter and fired off a series of grandstanding remarks about Biscuits overall legacy and theorized that John likely died bitter and angry over all of his many feuds over the years. She wrapped up with a halfhearted expression of remorse that anyone should die young of an incurable disease, although she maintained that if you're going to be difficult online then you deserve a bunch of hate when you die.
Quite unexpectedly she found that this didn't go over well, and Liz put her Twitter account on lockdown once she realized too many of the wrong people had seen her thread.
Nick Capozzoli, GameSpot reject
Taking a significantly less diplomatic route, former Gamespot editor Nick Capozzoli took to the tweets to give roughly the same estimation, though without the feigned sympathy Liz had offered up earlier.
Nick's hot take included a sense of disappointment that few of Johns online obituaries included tales of him being rude to people, as Capozzoli considered that his biggest, most dubious achievement. Airing his frustration allowed, Mr Capozzoli, not unlike Reyner before him, seemed completely oblivious that posting on a public website would draw eyes to his material, and soon wondered aloud why his condemnation of the still fresh Biscuit corpse was drawing too much negative feedback all of a sudden. Unlike Liz, Nick had the fortitude to stand by his ranting; keeping the tweets up and his timeline public.
David Crooks, Bioware employee
Not everyone masked their delight at Johns death under a guise of professional critique or frustration over trolling. Bioware employee David Crooks immediately took to his timeline to express unbridled delight at the premature departure of one of his critics.
Completely bypassing any delusions of compassion, Crooks belted out a series of celebratory remarks stemming from Johns criticism of projects he had been involved in. Davey Boy spent roughly a half hour pumping out verbose attacks at the memory of the late critic and tried digging up old screencaps to justify his disdain for him. Like Liz, Crooks soon seemed to regret his decision, also locking down his timeline when the heat became too much.
Update: BioWare fired his ass.
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"Mistakes were made..."
Mike Jungbluth, Bioware again
Mr. Bain, in his relatively short life, seemed to piss off quite a few heavy hitters in the industry, particularly at BioWare. Another employee, Mike Jungbluth, joined his coworker to share in the joy of the Biscuits demise. Attempting to be more professional than his work husband, Mike opted to take the route of arguing that he was justified in being annoyed that a mans death should not wash away his perceived misdeeds, and once again reiterated that Biscuit legitimized the horrible rape-terrorists of GamerGate. He went on to give the very professional estimation that when such a person rotted away on a hospital bed of a terminal illness, "some revel is allowed".
Surprise surprise, Mike realized too late that he was posting these remarks on a public profile with his employer information slathered across his profile. Again, a BioWare employee had gotten themselves too much heat, and again needed to lock down their account.
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Upon realizing their employees were getting them in deeper and deeper shit, Casey Hudson of BioWare was put into PR mode and quickly fired an unnamed BioWare employee for their remarks. Who specifically was shitcanned was not immediately known.
Shane Butler, Endymion Games
One more to cut through the bullshit and instantly break out the champagne once hearing the news, Shane Butler of Endymion Games dished out a couple of grave-stompers in celebration. Quickly getting a bit of viral heat with his remarks, he was just as quickly outed as a diddler.
He too panicked and locked everything down.
After the exposure.
- One Angry Gamer: Blizzard’s Harrison Pink Supported Child Pornographer’s Tweets Defaming TotalBiscuit’s Death
A throwback! Persona famous for being a Twitter obsessed white knighting dork to the point of getting a documentary about his failure to connect to the outside world after game show dominance and GamerGate spergery, Arthur Chu saw Bains death as a golden opportunity for renewed relevance. Cutting right to the chase, Arthur claimed he was deliberately "raining on the funeral".
Unfortunately for her, gamers are mongoloids, and they will inevitably blame her for the rest of the freaks words and actions anyway.
And speaking of GamerGate, everybody's favorite tech congresswoman Brianna Wu, who wants to run for Massachusetts congress against Stephen Lynch on September 2018, joins in on the grave party at Twitter. After his followers screeches in joy about his death, Wu laughs at TotalBiscuit because of you know...GamerGate! Silly Brianna, that's no way for a congresswoman to professionally behave like that.
Another throwback! Who could forget the alcoholic megaphone that is Leigh Alexander from Gamasutra? Ever since TotalBiscuit's cancer Leigh goes on a non-stop gloating on Twitter. And even after his death Leigh still gloats even more and more how she feels so positive and life is great.
Gloating over cancer.
Need I say more?
Making a cancer victim's death all about himself.
“I could provide evidence, but those mean old trolls took away my account.”
“He made people hate women, so it’s okay that I shit on him!”
“The poor stupid man didn’t realize how evil GamerGate was, how sad…”
The Fatso of a Wife
Before being a failed internet celebrity John found himself a whale weighing in at over 300 pounds when John first mounted her. He decided that he liked the blowhole so much, that he would marry it, despite not knowing if he fucked that or a fat flap.
Yep, she is the fat one in the front.
With her husband dying of cancer, she decided to lose an entire person in weight, because it's better to be a thin widow, than a fat one. She thanked John for the money and his account before he passed. John also said publicly she should carry on his channel, but when she has money why would she? Seeing her frequent gambling sheets she posts on Twitter (only posts winnings, 2), she will whittle away John's money soon enough and need to take over his channel so he can live on.
- Are you enlightened, sister?
- - Spoiler: Troll hard!
- - Spoiler: Troll harder!
- Bain's site, no longer active.
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