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Game Critic John 'Totalbiscuit' Bain Passes Away - News



  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,934
    edited May 2018
    I have a lot of respect for how he saw priorities and focused on his family at the end of his life. My heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends.
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  • TillerTiller Member EpicPosts: 8,429
    Rest in peace..

    Just gotta share one of my favorite reviews he did

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  • AragoniAragoni Member UncommonPosts: 370
    edited May 2018
    Going to miss his videos. Rest in peace.
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  • goozmaniagoozmania Member UncommonPosts: 283

    All people have good moments and bad. You can't tell me you've never said anything you don't regret. Sure, that's not a nice thing to wish on someone and I understand the irony here but unless you're a truly terrible person who harms others, I wouldn't wish this upon you. It's a sad day, I'm sure the people around him are devastated and a lot of the gaming community is as well. We might want to hold off for a week or two before we start being dickheads about it, yeah?

    I've never said anything I regret, in my adult life.
  • 3dom3dom Member RarePosts: 871
    It should be mentioned that the same type of cancer has killed Russian rocket industry founder Korolyov and may be a result of low activity lifestyle i.e. too much sitting. Exercise, guys&gals.


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  • DeathboDeathbo Member UncommonPosts: 59
    R.I.P. Totalbiscuit
  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 6,870
    I really respected his work. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
  • PhaedruslivesPhaedruslives Member UncommonPosts: 101
    edited May 2018
    A damn shame. Though I disagreed with a lot of his points he was the real deal. Couldn't be bought off or coerced into a positive (or negative, in terms of fan expectations) reaction to a game. I had hoped he'd be the one in a million guy to beat an otherwise unbeatable disease. It's too bad. He deserved better.
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 13,300
    Very sad and so young. He was one of the very first YT critics I took seriously. He was always worth listening to.
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  • GahnzoGahnzo Member UncommonPosts: 74
    Man this hit me like a ton of bricks. TB was one of the first YouTubers I ever subbed to, and through him, I found many other personalities that I really enjoy watching. This makes me really sad. I will miss this man.
  • LeiloniLeiloni Member RarePosts: 1,257

    3dom said:

    It should be mentioned that the same type of cancer has killed Russian rocket industry founder Korolyov and may be a result of low activity lifestyle i.e. too much sitting. Exercise, guys&gals.


    Agreed we all should take away from this that we need to take care of ourselves. Young, healthy people don't get this type of cancer.
  • lahnmirlahnmir Member LegendaryPosts: 3,055
    edited May 2018
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    They help more then being all cynical and judgemental, you can save that for another thread. I'm not religious but at least I have an ounce of respect.

    OT, sad to hear. I never followed him but he definitely contributed to the scene and helped shaping it to what it is today.

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  • defranceskodefrancesko Member UncommonPosts: 8
    Thanks to this guy I fell in love with Guild Wars 2.. going to miss his videos
  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 6,514
    Such a sad thing to see one so young be taken by this wretched disease. My friend is struggling with pancreatic cancer and I am so afraid she will die soon.
  • ra123ra123 Member UncommonPosts: 33
    sad to see ppl dying so young , cancer is common sick of this ages bcoz of fake foods and more
  • zenomexzenomex Member UncommonPosts: 240

    Bugger. Read the news and came here to make sure it wasn't erroneous bullshit. Sadly it wasn't. He was certainly a controversial personality at times, but for me I found him likeable. Its a shame he went so young. My condolences to his friends and family. He will be missed.

    Also I'd like to say I'm surprised by some of the petty bullshit some posters are trotting out to justify trivializing the death of another human being, but sadly I'm not. Its tragic that our society is turning into a gang of vapid, self absorbed assholes who seemingly lack one shred of empathy for anyone other than themselves.

    Don't whiteknight too much, it feeds the opposition. TB don't need no whiteknighting anyway.
  • GorweGorwe Member EpicPosts: 6,388
    I didn't always agree with him and his flavor in games wasn't mine(by a long shot lol), but damned be everything if this isn't a huge loss for overall gaming. This isn't about me or my likes, but about TB.

    RIP TB! You will be missed.
  • sumdumguy1sumdumguy1 Member RarePosts: 1,295
    wow sad news indeed , RIP. :'(
  • Gobstopper3DGobstopper3D Member RarePosts: 867
    My condolences to his family and friends. Need to be honest though, I never heard of him before now.

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  • berlightberlight Member UncommonPosts: 345
    I was a subscriber from his channel. I can't believe this is true :'( RIP Totalbiscuit

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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 12,437
    edited May 2018
    I do wonder when we look at the posts on here if some of the comments reflect the youth of the posters. Once you have had something like this happen to someone who is close to you, the idea of having a joke or being derogatory about death for someone wears rather thin.

    Anyway, may he rest in peace.

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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 5,711
    That's sad. I had no idea, either. I watched his Co-Optional podcast on Twitch every Tuesday it was on with Jesse Cox and Dodger. I didn't agree with his politics, but he was entertaining and had some salient criticisms of Steam and gaming in general.

    Rest in Peace, TB.

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  • kitaradkitarad Member EpicPosts: 5,336
    I used to watch his channel esp his WTF ones. Ahh this is sad news for he was young. I did read about his cancer but I thought it was in remission, so it came back. Condolences to his family.

  • TsubyTsuby Member UncommonPosts: 12
    My condolences to his family.
    Rest in Peace.
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