Write what you are looking for and press enter to begin your search!

Logo
live-news-icon

Live News

Vampire Survivors Gets Chilling DLC Announcement: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here // Hololive & Nijisanji Join Forces to Protect VTubers From Harassment & Toxicity: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here // Gigabash Godzilla DLC Out Now; Features Four Renowned Kaijus To Go To Town With: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here
post-16 post-13

Totalbiscuit Retires From Game Criticism

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, especially if it involves someone who is incredibly influential in the YouTube/video game criticism space since the early 2000s.

John Bain, also known as Totalbiscuit and famous for his “WTF is…?” videos, is retiring from game criticism. According to a recent Reddit statement posted by his Reddit management team, his terminal cancer is deemed untreatable and he is moved to palliative care. His liver is too damaged to the point of repair and conventional treatments are ineffective.

Firstly, I am retiring as a games critic. I can’t do the job anymore. I’m under the influence of too much medication to think clearly and my schedule too unreliable to get coverage out in a timely manner. I’ve found it very stressful over the last year to try and keep up, knowing that I’m failing and watching my work (rightly) fall out of favour because there isn’t enough of it, its not on time or its not of good quality. It doesn’t make any sense to continue to try to do that job in my state and while it used to bring me a lot of satisfaction, now it’s just the opposite.

However, he will still be doing YouTube videos; specifically, it will be Twitch.tv gameplay with his wife Genna Bain. His Co-Optional podcast will still go on, but it will be 2 hours instead of 3. He also posted a few links for patrons and fans to help him out and support his endeavours: his merchandise store and games retail partner.

The big question now is: who will fill up the void of top British YouTube podcast/video game commentator? As awesome as Totalbiscuit is, it’s only a matter of time until he retires.

Any thoughts on this, dear readers? Let us know on our Facebook channel.

Related News

post-07
The Last Spider-Man DLC For The Year Arrives 21 December, Spider-Verse Suit Included

The upcoming third and final episode of Marvel's Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps is titled Silver Lining, and it's arriving next week on Decemb...

post-07
Malaysian-Made Playdate Handheld Delayed To Early 2022

Panic has announced that they have delayed the launch of its Playdate handheld to early 2022. According to the official post, the initial units shippe...

post-07
Looking For A Video Game Job In Malaysia & Singapore In 2020 & Beyond? Here Are Our Suggestions

2020 is a pretty crappy year for a lot of folks, especially for those looking for a job. Anyone who specifically needs a job in video games, especiall...

Write a comment

Your email address will not be published.

Comment(1)

  1. Game Critic Totalbiscuit Passes Away At 33 – KAKUCHOPUREI.COM

    May 25, 2018 at 10:56 am

    […] a sad day for games journalism and video game critiques. Longtime game critic John Bain, also known as Totalbiscuit and CynicalBrit and also that man who created the “WTF […]

Tournament Tool Kit

Kakuchopurei Community

Follow us on Twitter

Popular Posts

post-17
The Final Project L Video For 2022 Showcases Illaoi In-Game, And Core Mechanics Breakdown
post-17
Swordship Is Dodgefest Done Right, But It’s Over Too Quick
post-17
TGV Cinemas Malaysia Will Stream The Game Awards On IMAX Live (Update: Tickets On Sale Now)
post-17
New The Last Of Us HBO Series Trailer Uses That One A-Ha Song To Chilling Effect
post-17
Samurai Maiden Is Strictly For D3 Janky Action Fans, And No One Else
post-17
Here’s What We Saw In The Indiana Jones 5 Trailer
post-17
The Knight Witch Cheat Codes, Walkthroughs, & Boss Guide
post-17
New Super Mario Bros. Movie Trailer Showcases Badass Princess Peach, Karts, Rainbow Road, & Luigi In Peril
post-17
Pentiment Is An Extremely Well-Executed Passion Project
post-17
Nikke: Goddess Of Victory Best Character List [Launch Edition]
post-17
God Of War Ragnarok Combat & Boss Fight Guide
post-17
Genshin Impact Version 3.2 Guide & Walkthrough
post-17
Marvel’s What If…? Crew Explains Why They Went 3D Over 2D & A Scrapped Episode That Was Too Close To GOTG 3
post-17
We Talk To Hayden Christensen About Star Wars, Sequels, & Prequels
post-17
Hawkeye Episode 6 Finale Easter Eggs & Breakdown
post-17
*SPOILER ALERT* Infinity War Discussion – Let’s Talk About What Happened At the End of the Movie
post-17
Weathering With You Is About A Boy Who Doomed Tokyo Because Of Hormones

Featured Video