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John "TotalBiscuit" Bain has terminal cancer

Discussion in 'Gaming and PC Discussion' started by Innomine, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. Innomine

    Innomine Unspeakable Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Totalbiscuit introduced me to some of the most fun I've ever had on PC, SC2 and Dota 2.

    I used to watch almost all of his videos and appreciated what he did for the community, even though I never played most of the more popular games.

    Now I don't follow gaming as much anymore, but I still check his youtube channel every so often to watch the hearthstone videos and vlogs. I knew he had cancer, but at last mention it all sounded pretty positive.

    This hit me quite hard. He is the first person I've 'known' that has terminal cancer.
     
  2. Aekiel

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    Well, that sucks. He grew up near where I live.
     
  3. Gengar

    Gengar Polymagus Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Super eerie. Was listening to his thoughts on Battlefront earlier this week where he discussed these CT scans like they were a formality.
     
  4. Zeelthor

    Zeelthor Scissor Me Timbers

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    Yeah... It's really shit. Even more so when it happens to someone so young.
     
  5. NTD

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    Clerith Supreme Mugwump DLP Supporter

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    Crap. I really enjoy TB's content and ethics in the game industry.
     
  7. Jon

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  8. Palindrome

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    Fuck. To be honest, he was the YouTuber the got me into watching videos in the first place. I love his voice and his content. Probably one of the only people I keep watching consistently.

    He went to the same university I go to. Worked at the shitty uni radio I never listen to.
     
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    This sucks, no other way to put it. The difference between celebrities like actors or whatever and someone like TB is that he's a Youtuber, he's a gamer, he's part of the same community I am, he somehow feels less unreachable. He's a guy you could bump into in a Battlefield match. That's why this feels like it's hitting much closer to home. And he's too young to have cancer. Fuckdamnit.
     
  10. Russano

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    What a fucking bummer.
     
  11. Republic

    Republic The Snow Queen Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Much as I dislike TB (and god knows I do), he doesn't deserve something like this. Damn shame. I hope his words prove true.
     
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    He's still my favourite Youtuber. Heartbreaking to see this on Reddit.
     
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    I can't adequately express how much I respect the guy and what he's accomplished.

    I love his Starcraft team, as well.

    I am just so, so sad about this. =/
     
  14. enembee

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    Genuinely my favourite youtuber.

    Don't worry though, he is forged in the fires of the machine god, the Emperor's light will preserve him provided he sprays the sacred unguent.
     
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    I love this attitude, and he genuinely makes me believe he's going to be the outlier.
     
  16. Oment

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    Ultimately, whilst it's a commendable attitude to have, it's going to do fuck all for his chances of becoming that outlier. He (and to an extent, we) can hope he will be, but cancer is bloody insidious. Relevant. Ish.

    Fuck cancer.
     
  17. yak

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    Totalbiscuit is the only Youtube gamer I watch. He has integrity, a striking voice, and the way he talks about games and the industry surrounding them is interesting and insightful.

    I hope he sticks around for a long time to come.
     
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    Fucking sucks man.
     
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    I've only watched a tiny handful of his videos over the years, but he seemed better than many of the other mega-account Let's Players. Very unfortunate; I hope that whatever time he has left are as awesome as possible.
     
  20. bolko7

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    TB is not a let' players, he is a game critic(probably the best on youtube with the amount of games he reviews or as he says first impressions)

    As for his cancer I do hope he will overcome it. He is young, got money, got support, and like he said he is not going out without taking a big swing on cancer.

    ps. sorry for my broken English.