I never asked for this
- Sep 8, 2011
I knew he wouldn't make it. But it doesn't make this any less devastating. I was a huge fan of his. Rest in peace.
Chimpzy said:Sad to hear he's gone. He was an important voice in gaming, even if I didn't always agree with him. I wish his family all the best.
I don said:He beats cancer and was 100% cancer free, and then suddenly it comes back and now this? Honestly that is just messed up.What Breakfastman said. While some cancers can be cured, it still really hard to get rid of entirely and equally hard to confirm that it actually is fully gone. That's why doctors say the cancer is 'in remission' rather than saying it's cured. It's possible for some remaining microscopic cancer cells to go unnoticed for years after treatment. And that can be all it takes. When a cancer starts spreading again after being in remission, it is called a 'recurrence'.BreakfastMan said:Happens more often then you think, honestly. Just because the caner goes away for a while, doesn't mean it is gone forever.
I'm guessing that's what happened in TotalBiscuits case.
Pancreatic cancer is the worst. It's pretty much inoperable and most people are dead within 2 months after diagnosis.RobertEHouse said:The cancer TB was suffering from which was either liver or pancreas spreads and has a survival rate of five years if caught early. It also had a high chance to come back and spread to other parts of the body.
He was given months to live when he was diagnosed. He made it through years and years. Squeezing out more and more time.Signa said:I'm surprised he lasted this long, actually. It sounded like he was completely gone and done when he first got diagnosed.
As has been mentioned by others, that is not at all uncommon. I know that from first-hand experience.I don said:He beats cancer and was 100% cancer free, and then suddenly it comes back and now this? Honestly that is just messed up.
I felt the same, but it still came as a shock. I didn't think he'd make it through the year, but I thought he'd have longer than he did.Samtemdo8 said:The moment he said he was retiring due to declining health, I knew he was a dead man already.
Still RIP none the less.
Yeah, it seems like games journalists (y'know, the people he was competition for) and Bioware employees really want to piss on his grave. Bioware general manager apologized for what "a former employee" said and claimed it was not reflective of the views of Bioware, but at least two folks who are current or former Bioware employees (one claiming to be a senior animator for Anthem) have been...less than kind.runic knight said:That really sucks.
The guy was an inspiration in the gaming community, a consumer advocate, and a pretty classy guy all around. I am sorry to hear he passed, especially since he beat the cancer for a good while there. I didn't always agree with him, but he was certainly deserving of respect for what he accomplished.
It is a shame I keep seeing people who disagreed with him for things like siding with gamergate going out of their way to try to shit on him.