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TotalBiscuit

"I will now whine about every game's option menu fo..."

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John Bain (born 8 July 1984), commonly known by his online aliases TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit, and TotalHalibut, is a British gaming commentator and critic on YouTube, known for his role in professional casting for games such as StarCraft II and PlanetSide 2, as well as for his regular gaming commentary videos. According to Eurogamer, his video commentary on newly developed indie games and analysis of gaming news has led to him having a large following. Bain is renowned for his candid, first impression critique of popular video games, where he has voiced strong approval for consumer protection in the gaming industry; frequently denouncing what he believes to be wrongful censorship. On 13 March 2013, he hit the milestone of one million subscribers on his YouTube channel, an occasion for which he released a half-hour-long video discussing many aspects of his life.

The main source of Bain's publicity is his primary YouTube channel, where he posts what he describes as "variety gaming content" as part of the YouTube gaming network Polaris. His most popular videos belong to his "WTF is...?" series, a series of first impressions on video games. He has been described by Will Porter of Eurogamer as a "champion of indie gaming" and YouTube's foremost "love him or hate him" personality. The same critic suggested Bain's online popularity is due to his voice having a "tone of authority", while Bain himself believes that his candour and personality are key to his success. In January 2015 Totalbiscuit was the top Steam curator with over 400,000 followers, more than the next three highest combined.

He was a runner-up in the Golden Joystick 2012, in category Greatest YouTube Gamer. He has been recognized on several prominent gaming sites including Technorati and Eurogamer. Bain won the 2012 Battle Royale organised by King of the Web and donated his $47,000 winnings to the non-profit organisation Charity: Water. In 2014, he was an entrant in MCVUK's Brit List. TotalBiscuit has been nominated for a Shorty Award. On December 5, 2014, Bain received a Fan's Choice The Game Award in the category "Trending Gamer". Apart from "WTF" is...? series, TotalBiscuit hosts programme "Content Patch" (starting from 30 Oct 2012) in which he addresses gaming news and comments. Bain also hosted The Game Station Podcast and is the current host of the Co-Optional Podcast, where he discusses games and gaming news with YouTube personalities Jesse Cox and Dodger along with a guest. It is live-streamed every Tuesday on his Twitch.tv channel.

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It's crazy how boring his videos can be, but at the same time I'm pretty amazed by his ability to talk about every little small things for 40 minutes straight. He is incredible.

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I will now whine about every game's option menu for 40 minutes
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