>He’s undoubtedly done many positive things that I’m sure will be listed in the comments below this post. However I need to make an appeal to you, the Gamasutra audience, and the collective games industry:
We need to stop enabling this man.
Should we stop enabling TotalBiscuit?
>inb4 not vidya
#1 PC Gaming Critic of YouTube, his videos make or break a game for a lot of people.
This is clearly in the interest of the community and industry.
>his videos make or break a game for a lot of people.
Is that not the whole fucking point of a game review?
>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.
The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company.
>As soon as I saw TB retweeted it I became frightened for my friends, so many of us seemed worried. Right away we knew that Totalbiscuit might have just seriously damaged or even ruined the charity stream with his carelessness. Keep in mind, we are a small group of friends doing a charity stream. We weren't looking to get a lot of people, especially people like what TB would send our way.
How the fuck can anyone complain about your charity getting retweeted by an e-celeb jesus fuck.
The worst part is TotalBiscuit has a PARTNERSHIP with the charity.
This reads like a Polygon article.
>Bawww youtube adults with personality and laughing are doing our jobs better than us!
>Bawwww we have no free time for social shit! Games should be short so we can be done with them easier!
>Bawwwww why do gamers care about games as a hobby?
Thanks OP for doing a pastebin, friendly reminder scrubs to pastebin ALL Polygon/Jostiq/Gamasutra articles.
Remember a shitty memegame a couple of years back called I Get This Call Every Day? That's the guy who wrote this garbage. A nobody.
Do you really feel the need to keep forcing this gamergate shit on us? It's just hipsters talking shit, you can just ignore them and they don't exist anymore.
>another posted a GIF of an animal masturbating at us.
>a gif of an animal masturbating while watching your stream
If you don't think that's fucking hilarious, then you have something wrong with you.
This shit is so god damn ridicilous.
I mean, who the fuck cares about some twitter drama?
Jesus fucking Christ man, these people have to come up with problems for themselves. Why can't they just take it easy and play fucking videogames?
This is just getting too absurd for me. Both sides of this "war" fucking retarded.
Also, I find it funny, that Thunderfoot is apparently now known as a notorious anti-feminist, when most of the stuff he did that gained him internet "fame" was about atheism.
I used to watch his stuff. He is pretty smart dude.
>#1 PC Gaming Critic of YouTube, his videos make or break a game for a lot of people.
Give me one reason why I should give a rainbow coloured flying fuck?
I have no idea why these game sites make stuff like this....the average person has no idea who total biscuit is most people go to game sites just to see the review and preview of games...no one cares about your shitty editorials about why your feelings got hurt.
Comments/views are WAY down. You remember how Klepek got hundreds of "yay positivity :) " bullshit comments per dumb article? He barely breaks a dozen now, with few favorites.
Both are dying, Polygon is WAY worse than those two
I usually hate using the term "first world problems" because I think that it is often used to dismiss genuine and potentially debilitating personal problems as non issues, but becoming upset due to fucking twitter drama, is a fucking first world problem.
These people are so thin skinned and weak, that I don't understand who they can even survive outside of their homes, and the internet hugbox they surround themselves with.
They sicken me.
Look at this fucking garbage
It's people crying and screaming on twitter
Is this what modern gaming culture is about?
What the hell is wrong with these people? "Uses his audience as a shield", really? "Makes or break a game with his criticism", like video reviewing/critiqueing is supposed to be a PR mechanism instead of something that bashes bad games and praises the good ones.
No wonder this industry's shit, it's filled with self-entitled narcissists on all sides, devs, journalists, consumers. The worst part is that these narcissists are just a minority, but they make the most noise and act like complete lunatics. Fuck, man!
Youtube reviewers like TotalBiscuit is the future. Game journalist know they can't copy the format because if we get to see how shit they are at playing games their made of persona of having authority over the gaming media breaks faster than a professional twitter victim can sniff out the potential of getting some attention by being offended.
>Also, I find it funny, that Thunderfoot is apparently now known as a notorious anti-feminist, when most of the stuff he did that gained him internet "fame" was about atheism.
I used to watch his stuff. He is pretty smart dude.
That's because if you say even one single thing that might possibly imply that you support something like GG, you're going to be seen as a woman hater, anti-feminist, etc. etc. in the eyes of those online radical feminists.
I'm all about equality, but the way they go about it, from doxing people on tumblr, to painting a landscape from a speckle of the piece, is seriously embarrassing.
All over fucking video games.
>I Get This Call Every Day?
Dude threw a shitfit because dem evil gaters might buy his game so he threatened to block them from buying it.
Desura told him that he couldn't do that and asked him to stop.
He bitched and removed his game from there
Then he raised the price of his shitty game to $200 to protest capitalism
Now he mopes around whining about low sales.
The only reason you see TB hated these days because of the SJWs.
And because he shits on consoles but that's old news.
TB is one of about 5 "big" names in this industry whose opinion I actually still believe is his own. Not sold out for money or ideology or easy clicks.
That's not to say I'm really a big fan of his, but he's pretty much the only big name who hasn't either kept quiet out of fear or outright hopped into bed with faggoty indie cliques.
Thunderfoot actually has a history of blowing the fuck out of retarded feminists and leftists.
Those cunts tried to inject themselves into the atheist "community" (which I personally find kinda silly as a concept itself, it's like a club for people who don't have interest in football for example), as some sort of Atheism+ movement. They basically tried to that community as some sort of spring board for all sorts of leftist ideas etc.
Thundefoot clashed with those fuckers about that few years ago, and they have hated him ever since.
Everything, have you watch the co-optional podcast? All he has done lately is shit on everything. You can even see in Dodger's and Jessie's face that they are getting bored of it when he goes off on one.
>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.
>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company.
>"Journalists" attacking youtubers
This is more transparent than the smear campaign the Sun launched against Russel Brand.
Yeah, at least he acknowledged his behavior and apologized.
TotalBiscuit is the only video game celebrity I like at this point.
All of his Gamergate views and actions are sensible as fuck. He isn't part of the purely anti-feminist hatemob that makes up the majority of the movement. He's in it for the reasons that were there before it got out of control: feminism and victimization being used as some misconstrued weapon in the gaming industry. The fact that he gains hate juts for being a part of it is a perfect example of why Gamergate came about in the first place. "Speak out against us and we will shut you down and make everyone think you hate women".
That and he calls out shit games for being shit, and seeing as how most e-celebs are pussies who want everyone to like them shutting him down for it would be fucking retarded.
How the fuck did someone this dumb figure out how to make a game?
It was obvious that the shit stream was a circlejerk made only for the retards friends and shit. They didn't even bothered with charity.
Why the fuck would you refuse exposure when garnering the money for charity anyway? Christ, just fuck the mentally unstable retards.
Daily reminder that these are the people claiming moral superiority.
They kicked him out because they got pissed off at him for not bending over and submitting to the ultra leftist crap the people on that blog (which was supposed to be about free and rational discussion) were pushing.
>his videos make or break a game for a lot of people
Yes how dare critics protect consumers from bad practices and enable shit like the WarZ and the preorder cancer.
Man the hate for TB has gotten so ridiculous I swear I've started spite-watching some of his videos.
He's alright I guess but has the worst kind of ego at times and isn't really anything special.
It's like you're holding a fundraiser and suddenly a tard wrangler comes in with a massive pack of tards and they shit all over the floor and tear up the place and the tard wrangler sees nothing wrong with this because he's only brought more people to the venue.
>w-we need to stop this
>BURN IT ALL TO THE GROUND
They're quite literally trying to ruin the industry and video games because of their hurt feelers.
I didn't even like TB but fuck me I will support his ass now.
>he doesn't agree with my views
>therefore he should be shut down
They just watched the stream and donated though.
It was the bitch that got butthurt about exposure who provoked this shit. Off yourself.
>BAAAAWWWWWWWWW SOMEONE POPULAR HAS STANCES I DISAGREE WITH! HE SHOULDN'T BE POPULAR!
It doesn't even point out why it's bad to be supportive of these things. It just says "He holds a negative view of this camp and a positive view of this one, therefore people need to stop liking him"
It'd be like if someone said "This LPer is a DEMOCRAT/REPUBLICAN/LIBERTARIAN! You need to stop enabling him!"
I don't understand these people.
Why do they give this much of a shit? Why do they get this riled up?
What the fuck gives?
This is like the most pointless, irrelevant crap you could get pissed off at. I am not even angry about these idiots, I am just fucking confused, and kinda feel sorry for them.
Haha, look at the amount of effort that the guy who wrote the article put into his game.
Just fucking look at it. No craftsmanship. Motherfucker should be ashamed.
I fucking hate Totalbiscuit. I've always hated him.
He's boring, annoying, and British
but I hate these people more.
Go you british faggot and do something good.
I can't wait for more E-Celeb threads.
woopdy fukin doo
>Been buddy-buddy with Milo Yiannopolous, the same “journalist” who asserts trans folk are merely mentally ill
>Routinely mocks concepts like “punching down”, chosen pronouns, trans identities, etc.
How dare he?!
TB is notorious among gamejournos. He basically stands for everything they don't do.
>emphasis on gameplay
>thinks 60FPS should be standard
>discloses relevant information about his relationships with game devs
>doesn't immediately suck every indie cock that comes his way
He's basically their antichrist
>shits on unoptimized and rushed ports
>calls out companies for their unfinished glitch fests
>constantly points out the shit behavior publishers have and preorders
>recognized the feminist agenda long before the incident
>he knows too much, let's shut him down
The SJW asses are gaping at this point
I know it is gamergate shit.
My statement about pointless crap to get upset about applies to both sides of this "war", though Totalbisquit is far more sensible than the people who are angry at him, and calling for his death and shit.
I mean, why would someone get so worked up about this shit? I just don't understand.
Why can't they just chill the fuck out. This isn't something nearly serious enough to get upset about.
>doesn't want people in their charity stream
Why not just hold a private stream then? It's pretty evident they didn't care about the charity itself and were just circlejerking.
>video gaming website attacking an individual person
>showing support makes you stupid
at least when they were all fucking eachother it was behind closed doors, its not journalism to fucking attack someone in an article.
Game Journos (Aka Cancer incarnate) are just mad that people like Total Biscuit and PewDiePie and other lets players offer better, more entertaining (subjective) and more informative information on games then their shitty website text review.
When I think a game is cool I go to Youtube and check out some guy playing it, I never use game journos
Totalbiscuit was neutral on GG at the beginning.
Many people forget that part. The only reason he became pro was because (at the height of his cancer treatment) he got an endless stream of death wishes and vileness, simply for not immediately siding with the SJW narrative.
I fucking hate this industry. I'm convinced that if Jack Thompson (or someone like him) came back on another crusade against games, at least half the writers with huge audiences would side with them.
>all the morons in this thread saying they want to suck TB's cock because one retard said something mean about him ;___;
I wouldn't be surprised if that article was false flagging initiated by TB himself.
This is the same faggot that tried to take Steam keys away from people who supported #GamerGate and was promptly told to fuck off.
>This YouTuber is about to surpass us both in audience and influence, WE HAVE TO STOP HIM!
This man knows how to save the gaming industry. He just wants what's best for you. Why won't you let him save gaming?
TB is a passive agressive shitlord.
2 days ago he went on multi tweet tirades against Brianna Wu and Anita Sarkeesian and then today told everyone not to pay attention to people and just pay attention to games.
Practice what you preach you cancer ridden cunt
Personally, I have never even hated TB, not even back when all this recent gg crap hadn't yet happened, and most of /v/ seemed to hate him.
I mean, few years back, threads laughing at tb were pretty damn common, and once he was diagnosed with cancer, there were threads laughing about that shit for weeks.
I have always just seen him as kinda arrogant dude who says what he thinks straight up, and doesn't honeycoat his reviews about games.
>He isn't part of the purely anti-feminist hatemob that makes up the majority of the movement
No one in gamergate gave a shit about feminism until is was shoved down everyone's throats whenever they tried to talk about something
Not him but I'd take Pewdiepie who is a children's entertainer with a retarded fanbase and embraces that over pseudo intellectual cunts who think they are the greatest philosophers ever due to having a Bachelors in Liberal Arts or education that is lesser than that.
I think the reason /v/ likes him after the whole asscancer thing was because he picked up on his responsibilities as a big celeb and has arguably changed by routing out his skeletons in his closet in a professional manner while also promoting the good side of PC gaming and bashing the shit like pre-orders.
I said more entertaining (subjective)
whether you like him or not is unimportant but he does play a lot of modern games and he does give his opinions on them occasionally
I just used him as an example anyway to mean all lets players but of course your autistic ass had to take it to the extreme and assume I'm advocating that we all watch him or something
TB has long since surpassed written media in influence, with maybe the exception of IGN.
Look at any of the sales reports from indie devs of games like Dustforce. Ordinary media gets a decent bump in sales, TB makes a positive WTF is? HUGE sales spike.
Yeah I bet none of these journalists were in bed with one another before random people on the internet criticized them. They just all suddenly came to hold these beliefs because we were so hateful and misogynistic.
how are they going to stop him lel?
the only way to slow his channel would be to not give him review copies of games, which is ridiculous because PR actively seeks him out for added exposure.
they aren't going to get his twitter or youtube shut down
Wait, how does a video on youtube make or break a game for someone?
Doesn't it just inform the person whether the game is shit or not so they don't have to get burned by guessing? That's not really affecting the game at all
Make or break a game would imply that his videos are affecting the actual game. So if TB says a game is shit someone who would have bought the game blindly and loved it will now suddenly hate it
Could be so.
I never really paid much attention to him, as I find giving a crap about e-celebs and internet drama to be pointless in the first place, so the change in /v/'s general attitude towards him came as somewhat of a surprise to me.
I´m absolutely baffled how serious people take this stuff and how offendend they can get.
His videos are being progressively more disliked lately. That is apparently their masterplan.
Holy fuck, seriously? I could at least understand TB receiving the threats [although it's completely wrong and distasteful], but what did the kid do? Was he guilty of existing? Fucking disgusting human trash they are.
>Threw a fit over Intel’s new Diversity Initiative
I'm saying that all these people knew each other well before this happened. Do you know how these social justice types work? They believe that everything in society is the result of clashing forces. They draw straight out of marxist ideology and believe the only reason the status quo exists is because their force has not effectively opposed whatever force determines how things are. It's the same mantra as race/class/culture warfare. These people are going to be obnoxious no matter what happened. gg just said fuck you, video games.
I don't religiously watch his videos or anything, but if I'm 'tubing a game i'm on the fence about
buyingand I see a TB video for it, hell yes imma watch it.
That said, fuck e-celeb threads and twitter drama.
How long till you fags realise that you keep "enabling" people as long as you keep talking about them, you give them fucking publicity, and it doesn't matter if it's good or bad.
>SJW indie Devs stop enabling TB
>Dev who are confident with their product actually wish for TB to make a WTF is... video on it
>SJW devs get less exposure as a result.
Sounds like only good things can come out of this
B T F O
>purely anti-feminist hatemob
That was the faggot journalists trying to shove anti-feminism into the mix at every turn and every article. Also they pretended to support GG and started spewing anti-feminist bullshit.
there's nothing more amusing than asspained journos
like literally who cares about goodgame shit, but the fallout from it is fucking hilarious, they're STILL anally devastated half a year later
>I highly doubt TB would false flag when he doesn't have a history of false flagging.
No, that's how it always start. You just assume at first and then you have a history for the next one.
>For a long time now, Bain has been exhibiting harmful opinions and being very dismissive when called to account for them.
Disliking videos? Oh my no! So this is the power of the armchair social revolutionaries, I think its time TB hung up the gloves or else they might start tweeting about how he is a meaniehead
>If you don't hate pewdiepie with a fiery passion and call him a faggot at every chance you get you are cancer
>if you don't hate Justin Bieber like those kids on Happy Wheels and hate him with a fiery passion then you are a fagget!!!!!
see how immature and stupid you sound?
Yeah, I know, it's kind of crazy. I really enjoy his WTFs, and it's pretty much the only review-like content I take part of these days. I just want some unedited gameplay footage and a few comments about the general state of the game, as well as reports of problems or future updates, etc., and his videos has it all.
Brian called him all sorts of things before TB went on a tirade against him
>TB makes joke about being a Toasterkin
It's funny because trans people actually try to stay as far away as possible from otherkin.
>implying Wu or Sarkeesian aren't awful people
GG didn't do shit. Both her and Sarkeesian inserted themselves into this, GG was just a convenient scapegoat for victim stories in the news. No one was even talking about them until they were already on the fucking news pointing fingers at GG.
tb really was doing well at first, just shutting these people down with raw facts and logic without losing his cool. if you're gonna engage them at all, it's the only way to do it
i think they're starting to get to him though because he's been amping up the snark lately. if he goes down that road it's not gonna do him any favors in the long run
Is this his game?
Are you serious? He sold this for money that people worked for?
I'm not going to argue, /v/. I just want you to think back a year or two, three. Did you think it'd ever get to this, then?
Because you hate feminists so damn much?
I've only seen a few of his reviews and I'm okay with him. He actually seems educated on the subject matter of which he speaks and his humor, while not funny- occasionally makes me chuckle.
I'll take TB over the majority of people, and I'm not just talking SJWs here. Who have no idea how video games are played or made but review them anyway
>Only one guy at E3 was able to beat Mirror Knight pre-DS2 launch.
>Mirror Knight who has all of 3 patterns.
>publishers/devs focusing more on lpers and youtube e-celebs because they have a much larger audience than game journos
>game journos desperately trying to stay relevant by writing hit pieces about lpers hoping their dwindling audience will do something about it
This is fun to watch.
he doesn't even need review copies, his videos get hundred of thousands of views even for games launched some time before. His Grey Goo video got 200k views in less than 24h. Imho, it only shows that he is not dependent on review copies and he can choose to publish his reviews days after review embargoes and still rake in the audience
He isn't though. He acknowledges Anita and some whos received death threats and said he's against death threats.
But why would you acknowledge that? It doesn't fit your narrative that gg is misogynists.
dude the internet hate machine thing got old in 07-08, i'm 30 years old, i'm not going to whine about pewdiepie just because hes a silly internet personality, i'm over it. live and let live.
It was inevitable. People who are opportunists are going to always try to hijack the conversation and insert their ideals. Pre-twitter it was not as easy to do so.
It's not even that people hate feminism. Most of the people here would vouch that they are favoring equality. It's that these people who call themselves feminists, want those who are in our position to have less than them. Because we're "privileged scum".
Wow. 6000 people played that shit?
Man, it kind of makes me want to make some shitty game and just see if I could get it to spread like a virus across the net. I'd upload it
So is the president because of the people who voted for him.
We live in a democratic society. People will gravitate toward the personalities that they like. How is that a problem? If it wasn't him with the influence, it would just be someone else.
Also pewdiepie probably has significantly more influence.
Pewdiepie does his own thing and doesn't intrude on my life. I am fit to ignore him and not give two fucks about him.
Polygon routinely tries to censor games and stifle free speech. They intrude on my life.
Guess which one I would hate more?
True but it's not because of his persona or power in the industry, it's because of his objectivity.
If he wasn't as objective and all that shit people would find another dude who gives truthful previews and critique.
Publishers and journos are just mad at the people who vote with their wallets and are generally smart as consumers.
Yeah I think a guy working at some bank's call center made this game (about his work) in his free time. It's VN tier "game" but at least it shows how mindful you should be on such work. Or I mistook it with another game.
This is why gamergate is important, its actually hurting that shit, its just those faggots are SO much louder than ever because of the anal pain, its a slow death filled with constant screaming, or more like constant shitposting.
TELL ME ABOUT BAIN!
WHY DOES HE HAVE THE ASSCANCER?!
>Defending cunts who stifle free speech and freedom of expression because you don't care about what some retard does on Youtube and contains his retardation to his own channel
That's some slippery slope shit right there.
>If there was another way to get through to Bain
THE FIRE RISES
They get riled up because they want to participate in the economy of marginalization that's at the forefront of pseudo-intellectual pop culture. By pretending to be marginalized and outraged they're able to re-seat themselves as an 'underdog' figure and engage in testimonial rhetoric that's normally reserved for people who are actually marginalized. Middle class white men whine about how hard women have it, and what 'ougt' to be done, and middle class white women whine about how hard ethnic women have it, and what 'ought' to be done, all the while contributing to the problem and doing nothing to lessen their own status as hegemons: it's cultural colonialism of the highest order
>IGN have come through Gamergate with little to no dirt being found on them
EVERY OTHER SITE, literally every single one had mountains of undisclosed promotion, shilling for friends/relatives, and generally unethical behavior.
IGN, the posterchild of what everyone thought was wrong with this industry, comes up smelling of roses. They even updated their ethical standard of their own accord (unlike Polygon, Kotaku and PCGamer who did it after being caught out).
What fucking bizarro world am I in?
I wonder if they'll ever manage to get a video with as much of a like:dislike ratio as this
Well they did delete his comment
Might as well lock the ratings at this point
So it is basically just egoist wanking and bitching over practically nothing, due to the desperate need of these people to feel victimized and "fight" against the "power" for some god damn reason?
>He very plainly supports GamerGate and aligns himself with the worst harassers in the movement.
Gamergate is as much about harrassment as Islam is about terrorism i.e. not at all but that won't stop ignorant white Americans from acting like they're one and the same
Like TotalBiscuit said, the guy clearly has mental problems.
At least you can reply. Who do you stand for?
I'm glad that I realized after high school that taking offense to things is a complete waste of fucking time.
To be fair, shilling for Dewritos even if it is in a partnership with Halo, is still once removed from shilling for the game itself. It's not a great thing to be doing because it makes them look like a joke, but at least it doesn't give me reason to think that they're in bed with the developer.
Lefties have a bit of a complex about people whose support they think they should be entitled to not actually supporting them. Marxists called it "false consciousness" when poorfags didn't like them, but you can apply the concept to race/gender hustlers.
He ain't serious
He will pull out "pretending to be retarded" like Mcintosh did because they clean their slate like that and think they're being funny and smart about the whole thing
IGN have ascended to a whole new plain of shill that ignores any force around it.
I should imagine, after the DoritoDewpocalypse of 2019, the only three things in existance shall be mutated cockroaches and humans that evolved cruchy hard and cheesy dorito skin, the fresh dewy remains of liquid stored in resovoirs they war over, and IGN: Left to govern the new era.
They will still give shit reviews.
Proof that RPS views are way down? I want that to be true, but I don't know. It was a massive circle jerk last time I was there, I couldn't take it anymore. It went to shit after Quinns left.
Do you actually fucking believe this? Do you actually believe that everyone /v/ already hated just happened to be implicated in a scandal, as discovered by /v/? Do you really think writing about the game of someone you know is a massive conflict of interest, or that they didn't disclose it to the editor in order to recuse themselves if they had to? Do you really think those are the biggest problems in the industry and not pressure from publishers?
They're more racist than ever
They treat minorities like animals only there to be steered for their gain
The man is fucking based. Fighting the good fight with cancer and not giving a fuck. /v/ has some jealousy issues.
Oh christ, i'm in tears.
Why are people so soft nowardays?
Is it due to the whole "Everyone is perfect" mentality or am I just missing something?
Europe is filled with way more of this leftist shit. The reason you don't hear about it is because they've already won and nobody openly disagrees with them.
SJW shit on the internet is basically one big tantrum because the vast majority of Americans in real life fucking hate these people.
Thing is, it's not just the fact he says things. Turned out he's being listened to seriously by a lot of industry execs including 2K and Xbox execs and now they realize he's dangerous to them because he has influence in the industry and is bypassing the media.
See how they collectively shit themselves with 2K announcing a "PC Monster Race" edition of Evolve and then they started a shitstorm about the term. They were scared that gaming culture is bypassing them. PCMR was created on /v/, leddit and youtube.
IGN did have some dirt on them in the end with Greg Miller being married to a SCEA PR and some dodgy deals with Sony and Ubisoft advertising but you can see the speed he departed the site.
Funnily enough, Peer Schnider is married to a Nintendo America Exec over a decade and there was no problem because there was no related dirt and he's a fierce critic of Nintendo despite being the NIntendo section editor.
>"moving on to bigger and better things"
kek klepek crashing and burning brings me endless glee. Watching him still pathetically lurk around GB, desperate for attention, is always good for a laugh.
>mfw my sister gold btfo by my mom saying she doesn't associate with feminism, and is instead based egalitarian
Not him, but he did say that. At the same time, the quote is taken out of context, his point was that the death threats were only threats and nothing more, otherwise she would actually be dead.
Ah this is the guy who tried withholding steam keys for his shitty MS Paint game.
I wouldn't recommend it, he's fat and American. He's probably packing some heat just incase a trans-nigger trans-roomba psycho tries to attack him or his family.
If any /k/ommandos are here, what kind of heat would you think TB would be packing considering his height and build?
They want you to go after his livelihood.
That's the most hilarious part of the article. "I HATE TO DO THIS I DONT WANT TO GO AFTER ANOTHER JOURNALISTS LIVELIHOOD, BUT IN MY DEFENSE HE DID DISAGREE WITH SOME OF OPINIONS AND VIEWS, AND STILL WOULDN'T CHANGE HIS MIND AFTER I TOLD HIM TO JUST SHUT UP AND TOE THE LINE. SO STOP SUPPORTING HIM!!!!!! :(((((((("
That didn't change how good or bad Minecraft was for the people who played it you moron, nor did it really change whether it was a success. That only affected how many huge mansions Notch bought.
Anybody got the pic of that one guy calling a twitter poster a straight white male for supporting notyourshield, and then getting BTFO when it was revealed he was targeting an asian woman.
>Do you really think writing about the game of someone you know is a massive conflict of interest
Yes. The playing field is unfair. However whats more shitty is when they pretend to not know one another and try to pass it off as "its nothing" bullshit.
>if society was a harsher place these people would likely have been molded into semi-decent persons rather than the streak of shit they are
Every since Vietnam America has gotten more and more pussy.
Did you know the only reason homosexuality isn't considered a mental illness is because of political reasons? Same goes for nymphomania.
Fuck off. Writing without proper disclosure would get you permanently blacklisted if you were caught in any other form of media journalism.
It doesn't get any worse. You're shitting on every bit of trust your readership gives you.
He did actually say that, it was in a Soundcloud post.
What people like to conveniently forget is that it was part of a lengthy audio blog about the proper way to deal with online threats/harrassment. Specifically he was criticizing the "megaphone" approach used by people like Anita and Zoe, where they get on Twitter and talk about how much they're being harrassed in order to get support, instead of taking it up with the authorities and getting support from their loved ones. He was giving the same advice that the police had repeatedly given him after he got death threats, and saying that the way people like Anita handled it was simply encouraging further harrassment.
The "not credible because she's still breathing" thing was a (very poorly worded) aside about how most online threats/harrassment are ultimately meaningless bullshit from attention-seeking assholes.
didn't you know? It's ok when they do it, because it's a necessary evil for a greater cause.
>let's wait him get cured from his ass cancer so we don't look as total asshole by doing this
I guess the people there were waiting impatiently to write that shit.
I don't give a fuck about TB but that was the most pathetic thing I've read in a while. Right out the gate he lies about two major things.
TB on twitter told everyone to check out some game instead of talk about this shitposting. Surprisingly cool for a youtube whore.
>YT LPers are killing game journalism
i already saw this when the south park devs gave pewdiepie the first play on the stick of truth before game journos
honestly at first i wondered why of all gaming websites, they give it to pewdiepie
now it all makes sense
Because he's doing what they should have been doing all along. And now they are angry he has more influence over many gamers than they have.
Instead of trying to be a better journalists, they attack whoever is better.
One thing that makes me laugh about gaming journalism is when they get caught with their hand in the cookie jar. Especially with publishers and big development studios. Get caught taking free things from them they say "b-but i'm poor and don't make much money s-so it's okay, if you cared about e-ethics you'd go after them not me." even though it's all on them to uphold their integrity. If you wanted amazing pay you got into the wrong kind of work.
It is nothing, though. It's hobby journalism. People are going to know each other. This doesn't necessarily result in a conflict of interest. It's up to the editor to determine whether someone can remain impartial. They don't have to inform the audience of every minute detail of their personal lives, which is what GG's demands are starting to look like.
>Bain is killing the game journalist industry
Yep. It's also why the "no shame for choosing a lower difficulty" movement is so vocal: one of the most popular theories of masculinity is that hegemonic masculinity (read: the big bad) is a result of men being, from the cradle, forced to view life as a competition where you're either winning (through domination) or losing, with no middle ground for coexistence or respectful negotiation. As such, this allows for men to portray themselves as victims of hegemonic masculinity to and jump on (and subvert) the social justice bandwagon. The 2010's are all about 'becoming the victim'.
>"b-but i'm poor and don't make much money s-so it's okay, if you cared about e-ethics you'd go after them not me."
Yea I thought that excuse was fucking retarded. "He's doing it, why can't I?" Fucking bullshit.
/v/ - Tumblr
>"Should we stop enabling TotalBiscuit?"
Tired of pissing on AVGN already?
We are not your personal army anon.
Also, implying "we" have any power enabling or closing down TotalBisquit.
Also #2 Stop being 12 and get over yourself.
>trusting your gaming journo buddies to help shill your game when trust between the audience and the reviewer are sinking.
There is a reason why everyone is going to youtube personalities, given that they will also be corrupted with press passes in due time.
He doesn't even play the games he 'reviews'. He also sucks at analysing what makes a game good or bad, so he just rambles about minor details for 30 minutes and calls that a review.
>gee gee baby baby goes after game blogboys
>their shit gets wrecked
>blogboys go after gee gee baby baby youtube personality
>he becomes richer and more famous
they finally ran into a nerd with a backbone unlike that guy from penny arcade or the fat guy that broke down crying
>mfw I'm not David Gallant
>mfw I'm not Joshathan McinThosh
>mfw I'm not Anthony Burch
Threads like these always remind me of that movie "Cyberbully" where the girl gets so sad that she tries to kill herself, but can't open the pill bottle, but she falls into an emotional depression, likely because she couldn't even kill herself properly.
>mfw the movie portrays her as bedridden and on the verge of death, because she couldn't open a bottle
Yes it did you tit, a big draw for that game was the community part. To see what other people made and share your stuff. And youtube helped build that.
It also enabled Notch to hire a team to make the game better.
If you think anybody would remember minecraft here today without youtube you are stupid.
these people are really paranoid. Everything is in some way a codeword for something opressive and/or will be interpreted as harassment in some way.
>when Greg Kasavin was Editor-in-Chief at Gamespot he had all of his reviewers purchase whatever game they were reviewing with their own money, even if they received a free review copy, to better place themselves in the shoes of the consumer during the review process
It's interesting seeing the shift in ethics when the old school writers/journos left for better careers and the new hipster/tumblr era of uneducated shmucks looking for free handouts took over.
>/v/ in 2013
>"Total Bitchtits hahaha"
>/v/ in 2015
>"BASED TOTALBISCUIT HOW ARE YOU SO BASED <3"
Youtube reviewers can be even more corrupt than game journalists.
TotalBaldscuit is just a very rare reviewer who calls out that bullshit, most other youtube reviewers are fine going along with it.
GG doesn't demand every detail of their personal life. Just the relevant ones. Suppose you're a "journalist" and you are having friendly relations with game dev, When you are writing a review or promoting a game, should you disclose that relations? From the current wording there is no real reason. What happens when you are in a personal relationship? When journalists/devs are actively engaging in personal talks and having social activities? This must be addressed when promoting/reviewing the game/product. If you are having sex when you're reviewing the game or plan on having sex after reviewing/promoting the game, you must absolutely disclose this information.
>He's in it for the reasons that were there before it got out of control: feminism and victimization being used as some misconstrued weapon
Yeah so he's as anti-feminist as anyone in GG, mate
If that community is easily swayed, that's the community being stupid, not the commentator. If you remove ASSCANCER, you'll just end up with another commentator that is just as bad or worse, BEASTCANCER.
Patricia Hernandez wrote about games developed by someone she lived with.
That PCGamer guy was married to a Ubisoft employee and constantly wrote about their games, when GG caught wind PCG tried deleting evidence.
Pretty much everyone involved with Fez was in some seriously shady tactics.
I could name maybe two dozen other serious instances.
If you've ever watched any of his videos, you'd know that he specifically states that none of his videos are reviews. I watch his videos like once every three months and know this. Seriously do some research before spouting bullshit online, faggot.
His toxic opinions in no way reflect my own. I'm literally sick of GooberGabbys and he's the one literally signal boosting their tweets. I'm all for hurting him in literally anyway possible. He's literally a literal laughing stock to the real journalists in the industry already, all it will take is a couple of well written hatchet jobs and he's literally finished.
It's hard to be corrupt on youtube, since you're showing gameplay. Unless you're making 5 minute videos showing off cutscenes your impressions as a "reviewer" take a back seat to what you're showing
>men spreading their legs on a bus.
This one always gets me.
>implying women don't always out their bags on the seat next to them to stop people sitting there
>terrorized my friends
Are we back to the Twitter PTSD again?
>What are you saying, PEOPLE CHANGE?! Man, this is so confusing. How will I know what to parrot to fit in?
>GG went to became the biggest butt-blaster in history and is still finding new anuses to crawl into
>game journos will an hero in your lifetime
He comes off looking pretty good when you compare him to practically everyone else in the games media.
I always liked him, aside from his tendency to be a douchebag to his own audience which he toned down significantly in the past couple years. I've followed him ever since he started consistently doing stuff that wasn't WoW-related. He still has bitchtits though.
Don't forget that TB is the #1 Steam Curator too.
And SJW vocal minorities will NEVER, EVER have the sway to stop him.
Or fuck with Steam, even.
Notice that Steam stopped listing bought-and-paid-for or SJW-enforced metacritic scores in favor of user reviews and curators in the store browser? You can only see metacritic if you filter by it or click on a game.
Gaming is going more democratic, less reliant on easily-influenced or bullied central hubs, and GamerGate is helping create that safe space from political extremes and witch hunts.
And it's starting with PC, the Master Race.
Meanwhile on consoles ....
Chemo therapy makes you based. Maybe you should consider taking some yourself.
Yeah, that PCGamer thing? Not a secret. The editor new and the writer didn't review any Ubisoft games. He did sometimes do handle the press releases, though. They figured no one could possibly have a problem with that. They weren't counting on gamergate.