Careercow Jim Sterling (James Stanton/Sexton) & in memoriam TotalBiscuit (John Bain) - One Gaming Lolcow Thread

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Jim Sterling and TotalBiscuit. Two names that really caught the attention of PC gamers (with them being mentioned a lot in PC gaming communities like the PC Master Race subreddit) and they knew who they are even if they never watched a video from them. So why they are in one thread? Because they have tons of similarities to the point that it will be redundant.

1. Jim Sterling/James Stanton/James Sexton

"So America will have a rambling clueless fascist for a president but hey, at least white people finally had their voices heard *eyeroll*." - Obligatory witty Fat Fuck remark here



Center of attention of gaming controversy on YouTube and many sites along with being a former contributor to The Escapist and Destructoid, it's no secret to see how he got the attention of PC gaming communities. On one side, you can see him causing damage to shitty indie game developers (e.g. Digital Homicide, creator of Skate Man: Intense Rescue etc.), spoke out about shitty triple A game developer practices and much more.

But on the other side, there's a pretty interesting story and SJW twist to it.

1.1 Wife Being PolyAmorous and Literal Cuck



This is something which most people knew about, but still needs a good look because this is what he's notorious about nowadays and getting mocked for. Her Twitter account is not available atm but her Ask FM account is up here: (Credit to @Melchett !)

http://ask.fm/xNoxAeterna
http://archive.li/41LQD

Choice quotes from the AskFM account:

tl;dr about racism
Why do so many people (even those who "support equality" and the like) think that racism and sexism don't exist anymore and that everyone who fights for it "just want to be victims/oppressed for attention"? Like, I don't even..
Because most people want to believe the world/universe/etc is just (look up "just world hypothesis/fallacy"). They feel that if life is going badly for someone, there must be something they're doing to cause it. Factors like institutional racism or sexism are scary, because they imply that the trajectory of someone's life may be entirely out of their own control (or not under the control of their deity of choice).

Also, acknowledging such -isms casts their own prosperity or accomplishments in a dubious light. Who wants to believe that the reason they may be better off in life isn't because they're naturally more talented or smarter or stronger, but because their "competition" is handicapped from the outset? (And let's not even go into the problem with seeing every other human being as competition).

Finally, privileged people also have problems, and they don't like being made to feel like maybe their problems are less important. Particularly when you're life *doesn't* have the challenges associated with institutional sexism or racism, it's easy to become bitter about certain problems you have. Additionally, because they hide themselves so well, people tend to blame the wrong things. For example, if someone is having a hard time finding a job, it's easy to lash out about a black guy getting a job because of affirmative action rather than understand that a black person is going to have a harder time *in general* getting a foot in the door because of their blackness -- they don't care about the attempt to mitigate prejudice, they just see someone getting a job in a way that seems "preferential". The economy, or even a huge corporation, seem like "enemies" that are too intimidating to take on -- but a black man, or a specific policy? That's an easier target. It's "safer" to be angry and rail against the disadvantaged than against larger, more difficult adversaries.
So scared of feminists

I'm legit curious: since feminism is all about equality for everyone, why is the term "feminist"? Wouldn't the term "equalist" be better because it describes what it actually is to avoid misunderstandings and straight hateful ignorance (like right now tbh) or would that not make it any better?
http://fembotmag.com/2015/02/06/so-if-its-for-everyone-why-is-it-called-feminism/

Additionally, I'll say this: I think people (mostly men) debate the term so much because they imagine the tables turning. I think they start imagining a world where women (as a social power, not individually) treat them as poorly as patriarchy has treated women. And yet most want to claim ignorance when anyone talks about patriarchy, like it's not real. They can only imagine turnabout (or "revenge"), rather than a total paradigm shift. I think that's why they're afraid of he feminism label.
1.2 Being a Triggered Faggot

But of course, with his wife out of the way, let's move on to his past notorious SJW history for us to mock at. :julay:


Jim Sterling has made a video series called "Best of Steam Greenlight Trailers", where he mocks some Greenlight submissions usually for their poor quality submissions. This video above however managed to trigger and lured him into the bait. The video is just a terrible submission about a poor quality game to kill the (you guessed it, literal) faggots, and Jim sperged hard about it. Worth mentioning that the creator of the game is a fundamentalist Christian too.


Another video series he made and pretty popular was "Jimquisition", where he makes rant videos about certain gaming topics, usually about shitty Triple A practices. One of the notorious ones shown above was him making an unfunny mock about a Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 game not being released into the West, and Jim got quite a lot of shit for it.


And for those who want to know his GamerGate drama, here's the video above. You can find more here.

1.3 External Links

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/JimSterling/videos
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JimSterling
Website: www.thejimquisition.com/
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jimquisition
He even had his own Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Sterling
Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/JimSterling/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jimsterling0
Steam Curator: http://store.steampowered.com/curator/6856736-The-Jim-Sterling-Collection/
ED Page: https://encyclopediadramatica.se/Jim_Sterling

2. TotalBiscuit/John Bain

"It's become pretty clear over the last few months that Reddit has been infested by thoroughly malicious, racist, bigoted people. Tonight, America handed them victory. I have absolutely no interest in continuing to be a part of this site." - BAWWWWWW



One of Jim Sterling's buddies and known for his literal cancer state, TotalBiscuit is the other side of the same coin. Same as Jim Sterling, he makes gameplay videos and rant videos ("I Will Talk About X For Y minutes"). Even though he's not as notorious as Jim Sterling in the GamerGate community, recent events managed to get him to lose respect as time passes.

2.1 Trump TardRage (also known as "Trump Supporters Do Not Have to be Your Audience")



In a rare occurrence where TB has actually sperged harder than Jim Sterling, after the news broke out that Trump won the election, TB sperged out about how America is racist/sexist etc., ripping into his wife for voting 3rd party, as well as leaving Reddit (lol again, this is not the first time he has done so fyi) and made it clear that in his own words:

"the fact that you by voting this man into office have put my life at even greater risk gives me every fucking right to dislike you."
And as aforementioned, this isn't the first time he left Reddit too:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Cynicalbrit/comments/1xrx27/in_light_of_tb_abandonning_his_own_subreddit/cfe3rgc/

Verification that this is me - https://www.youtube.com/user/TotalHalibut/about

Right. See this is what happens when I try and quietly remove myself from the situation, people just make it worse and worse and worse. There's no winning. So apparently I should have made a final post saying why I don't want to engage on this subreddit anymore, so here we go.

People like you are the reason I dread talking to my audience on a daily basis. A long time ago I used to love waking up, logging in and seeing what the viewers was saying, replying to their comments, doing the whole interaction thing. It was great. But that was a long time ago. Now everytime I post a Hearthstone video I have get anxiety over the amount of horrible comments it will get. It keeps me awake at night. I barely play the game now because of it. I used to play it for hours a day, now I only play it for videos, maybe an hour or two a week at most. I guess I've associated what was once a fun activity with constant complaining. Everytime I make a mistake I don't beat myself up about it because I made a mistake, I do it because I just gave people another avenue to complain and say things like "It was painful to watch" or "it was cringeworthy". I've heard so much of it I'm rolling in self-doubt and the only reason I keep that series up is because it pays well now. It used to be through passion for the game but the audience killed that.

But it's not just that. It's when the audience stomps on my principles. I think that's what hurts the most. I made a career out of trying to protect my audience from bad purchases. It's hardly saintly, its still just videogames on the internet, but whats a little light entertainment/info for you is MY LIFE. That's what I get up for every day now, that's what I live for. I work that job 6-7 days a week and I do it because I believe what I'm doing is helping, that it's making gaming better even if it's just a little. Ignoring your blatant misrepresentation for a second, when you say something like "It's not the devs fault there's bugs", or you go after me because I don't support early access and I want to be consumer-first, dev second, that isn't just a debate point, you're attacking the principles that are at the core of my day to day life. This sounds really dramatic but this is my life, this is ALL I DO. I only exist to do this right now.

I've read so many people with their "advice", oh... you should get a thicker skin! You should just ignore it! Those people have no idea of the volume of it all, or how constant it is, it never stops, it's day in day out 24/7, no end in sight noise. So many people talking at once... It's death by a thousand cuts. That thick skin isn't invincible, occassionally it buckles and when it does I tend to react badly. I'm not sure you actually understand just how fucked up I am. My hair is going grey, not to mention it's falling out. Yeah, my hair is grey at 29. Great right? I'm pretty sure I have chronic health problems that have been made far worse by stress. I'm even worried one of them might be life-threatening and I'm getting really paranoid about it. I fucking eat because I'm sad or angry or whatever, I have days where what should be a dream job is something I don't even want to think about doing. I'm seriously fucked in the head and I have been for a very long time. I CANNOT stop reading feedback. I can't just leave comments. I gave my Twitter to my staff months ago to try and stop me from reading it, which actually worked surprisingly. Turning off Youtube comments was great and for a while the subreddit was small enough and friendly enough that I could actually handle dealing with it. Now I dread reading it every morning and I CAN'T STOP MYSELF. God how many times have I tried to "get better?" over the last few years? Every time it's fucking failed, every time and I hate myself for it.

But do you know how much it hurts to read stuff like this? That I think my audience is irrelevant? I live for my audience. I put myself on the line for my audience. Right now my livelihood is under threat because I said what needed to be said to make sure my audience stayed informed. I give everything I've got on a daily basis to try and make my audience happy. So imagine how I feel when they lash out at me. Yeah, you're right, I should handle it better, but I can't. I mentally cannot, I'm a mentally broken person who likely can never be fixed. I hate myself everytime for that, way more than you could ever hate me for the things I say here. I kinda hoped that some people would realize when I did that piece on the Flappy Bird dev that there was more than a bit of my own personal issues in there. When I asked people to understand what it's like to get a bunch of attention you're not equipped to deal with that maybe a few people would realise but that's my fault, I should have just come right out and said it. I'm in a bad place physically, emotionally and mentally. I am not equipped to deal with my audience right now and frankly I should have deleted my account weeks ago so I can try to recover and not have individual viewers bear the brunt of that process.

You are not blameless but you are not the root of the problem either. Understand what it is you do to the people you apparently like. Everyone you like feels this way to a greater or lesser degree. Some people handle it better than others. I handle it terribly. I probably always will, so it's best I do what others in my position do and put a wall between the audience and myself to prevent further damage being done to both.

I've always been a believer that professionalism and worth speaks through your actions not your words. So I'm going to take away my words for a while so there's nothing else to drown out my actions.

Sorry if you expect a better person behind your daily videos. What you've got is a fucked up, sad, balding, overweight guy who is good at one thing and is lucky enough to do it for a living. I guess things were better when it was possible to maintain the illusion, but these days people demand unprecedented levels of access to the people they watch and this is what it gets them. Sorry you don't like what you see behind the curtain

Scary. But is that enough for him to be mocked at? Absolutely not because there's more.

2.2 The Framerate Police

In case you don't know, the term "60FPS" is much preferred among PC gaming communities as they dislike PC games having to be locked under 30FPS or much lower (which is rightfully so) To add salt to the wound, an Ubisoft engineer is also getting mocked for saying how "30FPS is a cinematic experience".

So what's the solution for this terrible framerate catastrophe? Well, TB decided to make a Steam Curator dedicated to catalogue Steam games which are not 60FPS. Sounds a very good idea on paper, but a full look shows how stupid the idea is:

http://store.steampowered.com/curator/9393382-The-Framerate-Police/



Yep, be sure to add some point and click adventure games into the list along with a few free games because framerates which are not 60FPS on them are serious fucking business.

Needless to say, the catalogue building slowed down and last activity was 2 months ago.

2.3 Misc Shit, Because Even Then That's Not Enough

https://www.reddit.com/r/Cynicalbrit/comments/45jqe9/feb_9_2016_overwatch/
TB being salty and angry in a stream and went ban-happy.
I tuned in this stream for a moment and one of the first things i heard besides TB blaming his team and bitching about overtime and how much it sucked (mind its the same exact system that tf2 uses and no one has problems with iirc) was him going off about how he wasnt going to play more warframe because the subreddit are fucking idiots.

I turned it off, the echochamber that followed that was too much for me.
Wasn't hard for me to find the problem. TB is extremely arrogant in this video, "don't play with 3 tanks" (himself a tank), "healer, stop dying" (charging in 1v3+ and dies) and so on. It's basicly TB telling everyone what they do wrong while doing stuipd moves on his own at the same time.


https://twitter.com/Totalbiscuit/status/586508519052025856
Being salty about non-Koreans that play StarCraft 2:

https://twitter.com/Totalbiscuit/status/574706488154939393
Internet Sissy Fight Against MovieBob


https://twitter.com/totalbiscuit/status/578029489084497920

How dare KotakuInAction make fun of my friend Jim Sterling!


2.4 External Links

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TotalHalibut/videos
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Totalbiscuit
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TotalBiscuit
Unofficial Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Cynicalbrit/
Official Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/cynicalbritofficial/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/totalbiscuit
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cynicalbrit/
ED Page: https://encyclopediadramatica.se/Totalbiscuit

3. Similarities Between Jim Sterling and TotalBiscuit

Now that the curtains are closed, perhaps we can conclude this by seeing how similar they are on the same coin.

  • Both are male.
  • Both are fat.
  • Both are British.
  • Both mainly game on the PC.
  • Both are married (difference is Jim being a cuck while TB isn't... yet)
  • Both speak out about WTFU.
  • Both were blacklisted by game publishers for review copies before.
  • Both have their own subreddits with them posting on the subreddits (except for TB because he left Reddit again but expect a return again)
  • Both have their own YouTube channels where they made rant videos, gameplay videos and much more.
  • Both sperged out about Trump winning the election.
  • Both were notorious among GamerGate communities (although Jim is definitely more notorious, however TotalBiscuit is slowly digging his grave over)
  • Both have their own Twitter accounts and they sperged on them.
  • Both spoke about the Digital Homicide incident (although Jim was a main victim of the issue, but considering TB is a friend of his it doesn't matter)
  • Both brought up about framerate issues in video games.
  • Both have huge egos ("Thank God for Me!" vs "High IQ")
  • Both disabled comments in their YT videos (even though TB does that for most of his videos compared with Jim).
  • Both get involved in podcasts and other YouTube gameplay videos.
  • Both whined about "getting a thicker skin".
  • (And much more, but you get the idea lol)
 
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Elwood P. Dowd

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$10k a month from Patreon. This mystifies me. Once I get past the screeching I personally find Sterling's content rather predictable. Yeah, to each their own and all but I honestly have no clue what the appeal of this guy is. I mean I don't care for PewDiePie or that Irish guy who is nothing but PewDiePie with a different accent, but I can at least see why someone else might like them. Not Sterling. Spoiler for size, not adult content.
 

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LucasSomething

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I have no idea how total biscuit is so popular on reddit, outside of specs and performance his commentary is extremely vapid and casual, he doesn't actually finishes most games he reviews yet he acts condenscending and smart and "leaves the internet" every time someone disagrees with him. It's pretty fun.

Cant wait to see his next video:

Total Biscuit said:
I will now talk about my kiwifarms thread for just over 48 minutes.

-30 fps lock.
-No options menu.
-They didn't send me a free Sonichu copy for reviewing.
 

unshaven

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Why does TB always talk so fucking much
I tried watching his videos or reading his shit many times. Never could. Nobody could force me to. Maybe at gunpoint. This Framerate Police vid embedded here is the shortest I've seen from him and I could only handle like 6 minutes, absorbing about as much information as could be said in 2. Dude must just love hearing himself speak
 

Ginger Piglet

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Hmmm. I think of the two, not being on either side of the whole Gamergate autism and having watched a lot of their videos, both can be very informative and provide quality reviews, however, they're both drama llamas par excellence.

I think of the two it seems that Jim Sterling is less annoying and probably slightly more palatable to be around in person. John Bain comes over as an up-himself arrogant fuck who REALLY loves the sound of his own voice and if you disagreed with him on anything you'd never hear the last of it. But Jim Sterling refusing to say "tranny" even in a quotation kinda smelt of virtue signalling to me.

I'd have thought that being blacklisted by a publisher is probably a positive though; Amiga Power always used to have to buy review copies of stuff, and their reviews were often genuinely informative rather than just recycled press releases and they were not uncommonly threatened with lolsuits by butthurt publishers.
 

Ghostcuckers

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Jim Sterling is the only one I'm really familiar with, and he's just that piggy fat guy from high school who built up a big old wall of snark to try and offset his ugliness and low T - only difference is this one has a Youtube account and isn't just "the funny guy" working late shifts at Circle K.

That Jimquisition outfit? Jesus christ. We should've never let video games become "cool", it emboldened society's lamest people.
 

MMX

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Lets not forget Jims podcast tranny sidekick Laura K Buzz
https://mobile.twitter.com/LaurakBuzz?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author
Whos hobbies include being pretend lesbians with an exceptional individual (who lolcow Andy Dobson os desperate to bang) and making up stories about harrasment by microsoft reps.
Together with Jim their average podcast involves talking about how progressive tgey both are, hating konami and microsoft and crying about the state of the triple A games industry.
 

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