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Game Critic John 'Totalbiscuit' Bain Passes Away - News

SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126

imageGame Critic John 'Totalbiscuit' Bain Passes Away - News

Game critic John "Totalbiscuit" Bain has passed away. The announcement was made by his wife Genna Bain via her personal Twitter account. Bain was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2014. After surgery, the cancer went into remission until last year. Earlier in May, Bain announced his liver was failing and that chemotherapy had stopped working He wrote that he was retiring from games criticism to spend time with his wife streaming cooperative games hoping his wife would take his place after death.

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  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
    edited May 2018
    I think that Totalbiscuit was the first person I recognized as an "influencer" and as a video games critic. I'll really miss knowing he is around.

    My thoughts go out to his friends and family.
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  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 7,190
    Game critic sounds like a fun job...You mean we can get paid for complaining?
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  • KalebGraysonKalebGrayson Member RarePosts: 430
    My condolences as well.
  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 6,968
    to young .. Thats a shame
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  • fascismfascism Member UncommonPosts: 409
  • BoltonsquadBoltonsquad Member UncommonPosts: 381
    I used to watch this guy a lot when I was younger, found his comments very entertaining

    Rest in peace my man!
  • craftseekercraftseeker Member RarePosts: 1,740
    Always entertaining, some great criticism too. He will be missed.
  • wesjrwesjr Member UncommonPosts: 506
  • AoriAori Member EpicPosts: 4,174
    I really enjoyed his content, particularly early on in his career. He also was quite helpful to the up and coming content creators years ago.
  • GhavriggGhavrigg Member RarePosts: 1,308
    edited May 2018
    Aw man. I watched him a bit back during GW2 beta or whatever, but I didn't find him overly interesting and didn't watch much after. Every time I heard about him afterwards, it was about his cancer, or via other YouTubers about how he was dissing his viewer base over some stupid shit I can't remember. Pretty sad outcome, regardless. Thought he might pull through.
  • TheScavengerTheScavenger Member EpicPosts: 3,321
    this tweet by TB himself didn't age well
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  • Solar_ProphetSolar_Prophet Member EpicPosts: 1,950
    edited May 2018
    Honestly I deeply disliked the man, but I certainly never wanted anything like this to happen. My condolences to his friends, family, and fans.
    this tweet by TB himself didn't age well
    One of many reasons I disliked him... On the plus side, his wife no longer has to worry about him shrieking at her on live stream because she didn't vote the way he wanted her to.

    AN' DERE AIN'T NO SUCH FING AS ENUFF DAKKA, YA GROT! Enuff'z more than ya got an' less than too much an' there ain't no such fing as too much dakka. Say dere is, and me Squiggoff'z eatin' tonight!

    We are born of the blood. Made men by the blood. Undone by the blood. Our eyes are yet to open. FEAR THE OLD BLOOD. 


  • SedrynTyrosSedrynTyros Member EpicPosts: 2,924
    Very sad day. I think we all saw this coming but that still doesn't make it any less tragic.
  • akiira69akiira69 Member UncommonPosts: 604
    May your death bring you the peace you never found in life.

    "Possibly we humans can exist without actually having to fight. But many of us have chosen to fight. For what reason? To protect something? Protect what? Ourselves? The future? If we kill people to protect ourselves and this future, then what sort of future is it, and what will we have become? There is no future for those who have died. And what of those who did the killing? Is happiness to be found in a future that is grasped with blood stained hands? Is that the truth?"

  • natpicknatpick Member UncommonPosts: 267
    rip ,condolences to his family and close friends,he had a lot,sad day indeed.
  • goozmaniagoozmania Member UncommonPosts: 283
    Fair enough
  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 5,111
    My condolences to Genna. I can't imagine what she's going through.

    I fondly remember their Huniepop video. TB may have been a serious critic, but he knew how to relax and laugh, even in the face of death.
  • WalkinGlennWalkinGlenn Member UncommonPosts: 335
    Aww man, bummer. Too young.
  • CelciusCelcius Member RarePosts: 1,603
    edited May 2018
    TB will be missed and is a legendary figure in the content creator world. Youtube and Twitch would not be as strong platforms they are today without such an inspirational figure helping out many of the most well known content creators reach their audiences.
  • klash2defklash2def Member EpicPosts: 1,595
    RIP buddy
    "PSA: We live in a multicultural world. Nobody is "forcing" diversity. Earth is already Diverse."

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    "Fear is the most dangerous power"
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    You've heard what I've heard

  • ThaneThane Member RarePosts: 3,485
    edited May 2018

    R.I.P. CynicalBrit

    "I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!"

  • rertezrertez Member UncommonPosts: 230
    This is not right "in any way, shape, or form". :'(
    RIP TB. We'll be missing you.
  • MisterZebubMisterZebub Member LegendaryPosts: 3,584
    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.
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    "You have kept me at your beck and call for fifteen years. I shall never again do what you demand of me. By every rule of single combat, from this moment your life belongs to me. Is that not correct? Then I shall simply declare you dead. In all of your dealings with me, you'll do me the courtesy to conduct yourself as a dead man. I have submitted to your notions of honor long enough. You will now submit to mine."

  • spidiispidii Member UncommonPosts: 142
    edited May 2018

    Honestly I deeply disliked the man, but I certainly never wanted anything like this to happen. My condolences to his friends, family, and fans.

    this tweet by TB himself didn't age well

    One of many reasons I disliked him...

    On the plus side, his wife no longer has to worry about him shrieking at her on live stream because she didn't vote the way he wanted her to.

    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?
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  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel Member EpicPosts: 10,342
    Much too young.  I never really watched him much but hearing these kinds of things is always upsetting. My condolences to his family. 

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