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Posted by Morningstar

Now an ex pat?

Edited by Tr0n

TB needs to be a guest on Unprofessional Fridays someday. :)

Posted by D_W

God that thumbnail picture of TB is fucking perfect.

Edited by Malphye

@tr0n said:

TB needs to be a guest on Unprofessional Fridays someday. :)

I second this. I don't actively follow TB but whenever I view some his content, I feel like I'm getting smarter. Probably his accent has something to do with it.

Posted by CaptBurgundy

TB is wack. His child-like freak-outs about buggy games are awful and embarrassing and his world of warcraft radio show where I heard him first was un-listenable. Please not more of this guy. Please please please please

Edited by Majkiboy

I love Total Biscuit!

Posted by jimmyfenix

U wot m8

Edited by san_salvador

@tr0n said:

TB needs to be a guest on Unprofessional Fridays someday. :)

Please no.

Edited by Humanity

Not a fan but can't logically explain why - just don't enjoy the guy or the content.

Posted by dr_mantas

Nice. TB seems like one of the smartest of the youtube lot.

Edited by JayEH

I like me some Biscuit

Posted by alanm26v5

As much as totalbiscuit is sometimes really off-putting to me, I thought he was a great guest on this show today.

Posted by Devildoll

lol, mr TB? damn i gotta listen to what happened here.

Edited by Nentisys

@tr0n said:

TB needs to be a guest on Unprofessional Fridays someday. :)

No.

Posted by SomberOwl

As much as totalbiscuit is sometimes really off-putting to me, I thought he was a great guest on this show today.

Agreed

Posted by Gaff

Nice. TB seems like one of the smartest of the youtube lot.

That's not saying much.

Posted by climax

We need to get more TB on this show. He works so well with Scoops and DA wolf

Posted by Hailinel

@tr0n: Please keep tuberculosis off Unprofessional Fridays, thank you.

Posted by kalnet101

TB was a good guest. It's always nice to hear him talk about stuffs.

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@dr_mantas said:

Nice. TB seems like one of the smartest of the youtube lot.

Check out "Tasteful, Understated Nerdrage" and "Mattmatosis" for a couple gaming critics on youtube who I think are much more rational and thoughtful than Totalbiscuit.

I find it interesting that Patrick and TB seem to work so well despite having literally the opposite ideals in a lot of ways; especially how to treat an audience. Patrick gave a TED Talk about how it's important not to just shrug off criticism and thoughts from online communities. TB gave us this wonderful quote:

Edited by RonGalaxy

When I first heard TotalBiscuits voice, I placed it to a skinny nerd with thick glasses (someone like benedict cumberbatch, or something. I dunno, sometimes they have deep voices). Nice to see that great of a voice appropriatly matched to a burly dude.

Posted by TehPickle

Gotta echo TB on Path of Exile, it's a solid game if you're into that sort of thing. It's a shame to see how little coverage it got on Giant Bomb this year.

Edited by AMyggen

Great episode. I think it was more informative than the Rev3 episode about this subject since it was more focussed.

Regarding TB, he's a huge and vocal fan of GB, so he can't be all bad. I think he's quite insightful about games, but I've never liked the way he treats fans from time to time, and his Twitter persona.

Still, a good discussion.

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Posted by snailking

Heh, I used to be Extreme__. Yeah...

Posted by ArbitraryWater

I don't follow TotalBiscuit regularly, but he's clearly said something to make a certain portion of the internet angry at him. Thought he was pretty good here though.

Edited by tastybacon_fred

I remember seeing that image on /v/, so I dunno if you can really call into question a guys morality based on a picture 4chan made. They even chose that allergy pic where his face is all blown up just to twist the knife. I've followed him for years and he does not act like that. The quote is completely taken out of context and doesn't explain the situation. Anyone that follows him instead of getting all their information from image macros knows how valuable he thinks constructive criticism is and from how he acted on the show today, he's obviously not the prick you make him out to be

@dr_mantas said:

Nice. TB seems like one of the smartest of the youtube lot.

Check out "Tasteful, Understated Nerdrage" and "Mattmatosis" for a couple gaming critics on youtube who I think are much more rational and thoughtful than Totalbiscuit.

I find it interesting that Patrick and TB seem to work so well despite having literally the opposite ideals in a lot of ways; especially how to treat an audience. Patrick gave a TED Talk about how it's important not to just shrug off criticism and thoughts from online communities. TB gave us this wonderful quote:

Posted by Ouren

I don't like how hard TB tries to be taken seriously with that voice and that attitude. Still will watch this to see if he has any redeeming qualities.

Posted by flameboy84

Could TB at least give them his full attention.....he looks like he is distracted or is it cos his monitor to the side and he is looking at them? However I found it distracting also his big mic looks so out of place!

Posted by tastybacon_fred

@ouren said:

I don't like how hard TB tries to be taken seriously with that voice and that attitude. Still will watch this to see if he has any redeeming qualities.

Why shouldn't he be taken seriously and what's wrong with his voice?

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@d_w said:

@lackingsaint: Yay for out-of-context quotes!

Here's the context;

Wow, I guess I was wrong all along! What a great guy. For clarification to the other guy, I don't "get all my information from image macros", that image is just a good summation of the problems that made me unsub to TB.

Edited by tastybacon_fred

Could TB at least give them his full attention.....he looks like he is distracted or is it cos his monitor to the side and he is looking at them? However I found it distracting also his big mic looks so out of place!

TB has at least 2 monitors. This isn't real life, you don't have to be looking at someone on a Google hangout. His hangout page could be on his 2nd monitor. Also are you really complaining that he has a proper microphone? Oh the humanity, how dare he buy proper equipment for his job!

Edited by CaLe

Why so much venom, comment section? Are you a Snake? Because a Snake has venom. Not all Snakes, just some of them. Some people eat Snakes, like Snake from Metal Gear Solid - Snake Eater. He eats Snakes.

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Posted by Flacracker

Could TB at least give them his full attention.....he looks like he is distracted or is it cos his monitor to the side and he is looking at them? However I found it distracting also his big mic looks so out of place!

To be fair I find it hard to pay attention when Patrick rambles on about something and just to ask a question at the end.

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@lackingsaint said:

@d_w said:

@lackingsaint: Yay for out-of-context quotes!

Here's the context;

Wow, I guess I was wrong all along! What a great guy.

Yeah I read that. Seemed pretty reasonable to me. He's had a standing policy of not taking requests ever since he started. People keep asking anyway. Some guy insulted him after he stated matter-of-fact that he didn't take requests (he's had to post that hundreds of times). One of his subscribers then posted an insulting remark that implied he didn't make the content his viewers wanted to watch, which makes no sense at all and then he pointed out that he makes content his viewerS want to watch, not what this one viewer wants to watch.

He cares about the majority of his viewers, like he should, he has lots of people to look out for. He's being very honest about that and not pretending everyone is his best friend just because they watch his channel. That moment in particular is one of the reasons I stayed subscribed because I know he's always going to tell the truth which is pretty important when you are relied on for game criticism. He's on our side.

This gets posted anywhere TotalBiscuit is mentioned, it's really tired out by now. Judge him on the merits of what he said on the show and not this ad hominem b.s.

Posted by LackingSaint

@d_w said:

@lackingsaint: Youtube comments... Ok.

Um, i'm not sure what you're trying to say here. Are the things people say in public online now completely inconsequential?

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@tastybacon_fred said:

@lackingsaint said:

@d_w said:

@lackingsaint: Yay for out-of-context quotes!

Here's the context;

Wow, I guess I was wrong all along! What a great guy.

Yeah I read that. Seemed pretty reasonable to me. He's had a standing policy of not taking requests ever since he started. People keep asking anyway. Some guy insulted him after he stated matter-of-fact that he didn't take requests (he's had to post that hundreds of times). One of his subscribers then posted an insulting remark that implied he didn't make the content his viewers wanted to watch, which makes no sense at all and then he pointed out that he makes content his viewerS want to watch, not what this one viewer wants to watch.

He cares about the majority of his viewers, like he should, he has lots of people to look out for. He's being very honest about that and not pretending everyone is his best friend just because they watch his channel. That moment in particular is one of the reasons I stayed subscribed because I know he's always going to tell the truth which is pretty important when you are relied on for game criticism. He's on our side.

This gets posted anywhere TotalBiscuit is mentioned, it's really tired out by now. Judge him on the merits of what he said on the show and not this ad hominem b.s.

Yeah, sure, criticising somebody based on something they said is totally "ad hominem b.s.", not just common sense. Sounds to me like you've got a bit of stockholm syndrome, responding to a comment literally saying that you do not matter to TB with "He cares about his viewers". There's a vast difference between ending it with "I don't take requests" and going on to rant about how you don't give a fuck about your viewers as individuals.

Luckily that YouTube comment rant was just an isolated incident, right?

Posted by rmanthorp

TB is a cool guy - I don't follow all his stuff but I respect him when he shows up.

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Posted by Stevesonaplane

@lackingsaint: the youtube community is famous for their stupid comments. I thought this was a well known fact. Maybe I'm still recovering from that stupid bob bullshit. I am usually not the biggest fan of TB, i think he's okay, but I thought he was really good here. Giant Bomb brings out the best in people, hopefully.

Posted by Marokai

If some of the comments here have taught me anything, it's that the only thing I hate more than jerks who condescend to their audience are the people in that audience who happily make excuses for being condescended to.

Posted by Shivoa

TB is wack. His child-like freak-outs about buggy games are awful and embarrassing and his world of warcraft radio show where I heard him first was un-listenable. Please not more of this guy. Please please please please

No love for Blue Plz! ? For shame!

Posted by Tomba_be

Damn good show. It's a trio of gaming people the internet loves to hate. I can't imagine how many people will post comments hating on at least one person. TB is definitely worth another invite, even though he does talk a lot :)

Posted by Treadstone

I'm a big fan of TotalBiscuit. Super excited to watch him on Bombin' right now.

As for the whole brouhaha in this comment thread about whether he cares for each subscriber like they're his own children or whether he thinks they're worthless vermin, I'm guessing the answer is somewhere in between. TB is prone to 'engage' the people that troll him, like Gabe from Penny Arcade or Phil Fish. He's getting better about it but he still tangles with people when they grind his gears. His comment above is not reflective of what he's like most of the time.

He's never going to be the sort of guy who really wants to get in there and hug every one of his subscribers. It doesn't bother me. I like the content he puts out. He never attacks anyone personally. But if you go up to him and demand that he needs to listen to your request because you're one of his precious subscribers and he must acquiesce to your demands if you matter at all to him, he's going to tell you that he doesn't care about you.

Posted by Pop

It's happening!!!!

Posted by Shtinky

@lackingsaint said:

Here's the context;

Eh, that's more or less the exact way Jeff feels about all of us.

Posted by Shaanyboi

The minimal amount of discussion Wonderful 101 has gotten on this site is absolutely criminal.

Posted by Stevesonaplane

@lackingsaint: Is that how it works in the real world? If you whine enough and make a big deal you'll get what you want? Or will you be treated like a child? I'm getting this odd vibe of entitlement from youtube viewers.

Edited by aquacadet

The minimal amount of discussion Wonderful 101 has gotten on this site is absolutely criminal.

I think the boring looking quick look didn't help.

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@shtinky said:

@lackingsaint said:

Eh, that's more or less the exact way Jeff feels about all of us.

This is how everyone feels about all of their customers. The difference is most people aren't total dicks about it publicly. Privately feel, say and do what you want with regards to your customers. Publicly you have to play the part or people will label you the way they do TB.

@lackingsaint: Is that how it works in the real world? If you whine enough and make a big deal you'll get what you want?

Have you ever worked a retail job? I would argue it's worse in person. People show up restaurants and retail stores and act as though they are the most important customer to walk the face of the earth when they are buying some $10 meal/item.