It was a sad day on Thursday the 24th May 2018 in the world of gaming and entertainment as a legend passes away from Cancer, John Bain aka Total Biscuit age 33.
Total Biscuit rose to fame back in 2010 on Youtube by uploading gameplay video and reviews on his channel, he helped small indie titles get noticed when he shared his impressions of their titles. Over the years, he has been on Youtube his fan base has grown to over 2.2 million YouTube subscribers.
John was an outspoken critic that told it as it was, and was not afraid to tell the AAA firms to quit there profit making antics, just to maximise profits, which we here adored. We might not have agreed with everything he said or did, but there is no doubt he was a force to be reckoned with, an outstanding figure in the entertainment world.
Site Owner says ” For me, it was the WTF videos, that got me interested in Total Biscuit, as he would review, anything from AAA to Indie and give the games a fair opportunity, this is not seen that much when it comes to big stars and sites, I had respect for him for doing that and helping indies get noticed. I will miss watching him and I hope Genna, in time, will take the lead and keep his memory alive, RIP John, I will miss you, even though I have never met you.”
A tweet appeared on Social Media (Twitter) from his wife Genna, She wrote: “I’m more overwhelmed with grief than I could possibly express”, and uploaded this poem.
— Genna Bain (@GennaBain) 24 May 2018
Prominent figures in the gaming and entertainment world sent out their message and below are two that we watch.
Angry Joe (Joe Vargas)
We’ve lost a great critical thinker today, but @Totalbiscuit influence on the industry will not be forgotten. You’ve inspired so many gamers to be smarter about their fav pastime. I fondly remember matching XCOM wits & trading photon torpedoes in our board games. RIP. Miss u man! pic.twitter.com/nzs4Ot4e2V
— Joe Vargas (@AngryJoeShow) May 25, 2018
John bain, aka @Totalbiscuit did more good for the gaming community than most of us could do in 10 lifetimes.
He believed in me when I did not believe in myself. He encouraged me to become the person I am.
A mentor. A friend. So much more.
He will be missed. Rest in peace.
— Boogie2988 (@Boogie2988) May 24, 2018
John leaves behind a legacy that will live on forever, in the hearts of his family, friends, and fans around the world, and sorely missed by all.