MovieBob leaving The Escapist

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Well that certainly came out of left field.

http://moviebob.blogspot.co.il/2015/02/all-good-things.html?spref=tw

I wonder what will replace him. I might not have agreed with on his stance on Gamergate, but I enjoyed his movie-reviews and his The Big Picture series.

Should be interesting to see what he'll do next? A patreon-funded youtube series perhaps?
 

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Wow

I never would have expected that, he's got a lot of shows and writes things for the site.

Hope the best for him

The future of this place is certainly more in question now :/

EDIT: Eh, maybe that's a tad over-dramatic

I'll wait for an official announcement and see where that goes. Gotta stay positive!
 

webkilla

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Spider-Man comes to MCU the same week Bob leaves Escapist? Coincidence? I think not! MovieBob for MCU appearance confirmed!

Anyways, he raked in money for the site, so I can't see why they let him go unless:

a) New management is a bunch of fuckwits

b) They're moving away from movie and tv stuff.

Either way, I can't foresee this being good for the site. We just bled four editors and the Critical Miss guys said that they were looking into Patreon when that happened.

webkilla said:
Should be interesting to see what he'll do next? A patreon-funded youtube series perhaps?
https://twitter.com/the_moviebob/status/566318997982179330
 

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I've heard a lot of people say "Now that X is leaving I have no reason to come to the escapist", never thought it'd be me. And it won't! At least not until Yahtzee gets the boot. And even then I'll probably come out of pure habit and for general gaming news. The only videos I watch at this point are ben and bob's. So weird to have lost all the shows I did come here for. What is it about this place that drives everyone away? Gonna miss ya bob, and by that I mean I'll probably have a hard time tracking you down but when I do we'll be back in full swing.
 

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Alrighty, since a good number of people don't seem to know, our old friend Bob Chipman, aka 'MovieBob' is no longer going to be working here at the Escapist.

http://moviebob.blogspot.com/2015/02/all-good-things.html?spref=tw

He made the announcement on his blog and Twitter account, thanking those who gave him the opportunity to put his skills and knowledge to use in a job he loved as well as the many fans who supported him along the way.

As someone who enjoyed Bob's work, I thank him for the the time and effort he poured into pleasing his viewership and readers and sincerely wish him all the best in his future endeavors.
 

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Content is getting a bit thin on the ground isn't it.

Still the DnD stream that hurts the most though.
 

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Not that much of a surprise to be frank. I'm not sure if I'm the only one that noticed, but he seems to have been making less content lately. His twitter rants didn't help much either (in fact, there is no doubt in my mind that is the primary reason for this happening). I just hope they can find appropriate content to fill the void.
 

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Ugh, with him and Jim gone, it seems all the interesting video series on this site are drying up. Genuinely enjoyed his videos quite a bit, more than ZP and Jimquisition most of the time. Not a change I'm a fan of, I'll stick around for the forums but it feels like the Escapist is needlessly bleeding away it's talent.
 

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Come to think of it: This means that there's only weekly content I'm really interested in on Tuesdays and Wednesdays now here on the Escapist

That's really sad. It used to a five days a week program.

I sorely hope that the Escapist is filling the ranks with some new content.
 

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I'll miss his content, sure, but much more the older reviews than his later stuff. My disagreements with his stances did occasionally take away from my enjoyment of his work - particularly when he went off on tangents - but it was interesting enough to listen to his reviews in the background.

Good luck, Bob.
 

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I'm kinda meh on the subject. While sometimes I liked his content.... Sometimes I absolutely hated it. He often got too politically preachy for my tastes/ I wish him luck and all. But you know I won't miss his content as much as I worry about the gap this leaves in the escapist.
 

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Well ZP is basicly the only thing the Escapist has for me now. I will read Critical Miss when I remember but offen don't and if I watch No Right Answer or not very much depends on the topic.

I don't like the whole 'X is gone, The Escapist is DOOMED!!!!' but they really need to get some new content, fast.
 

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Barbas said:
I'll miss his content, sure, but much more the older reviews than his later stuff. My disagreements with his stances did occasionally take away from my enjoyment of his work - particularly when he went off on tangents - but it was interesting enough to listen to his reviews in the background.

Good luck, Bob.
my basic feelings about this. though i now don't have a reason to come here. yahtzee isn't enough on his own. will "the big picture" and "escape to the movie" become their own thing like jim did with the jimquisition? or are those shows just dead now?
 

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The only way in which this worries me is that it leaves yet another huge gap in the escapist.

Yahtzee if you happen to read this, if the escapist is going down buy ZP and EP from them before they crash so you can at least monetize them your self, and/or use them as the basis for a patreon. I really like what you do creatively and I'd like for you to be able to keep the cushion so you can still support your self as an artist.

Movie Bob, good luck in your future endeavours. You're not my cup of tea, but plenty of people like you.
 

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So, whats everybody still visiting? I got Critical Miss and Experienced Points remaining.

Zontar said:
Not that much of a surprise to be frank. I'm not sure if I'm the only one that noticed, but he seems to have been making less content lately. His twitter rants didn't help much either (in fact, there is no doubt in my mind that is the primary reason for this happening). I just hope they can find appropriate content to fill the void.
He picked up the HD column just a few months ago, IIRC, so if he's been contributing less, I haven't been seeing it. Sometimes a news article on comics or film that he often covers getting scooped by Stew more often in the past few months, but beyond that, I don't think he's actually contributed less content.

Hoplon said:
Content is getting a bit thin on the ground isn't it.

Still the DnD stream that hurts the most though.
Escapist didn't even hold streams that survived as they normally do this week, not sure why. They had one stream for Darkest Dungeon this week, and thats it. A shame, I actually started watching them. Site is hemmorhaging.
 

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So, whats everybody still visiting? I got Critical Miss and Experienced Points remaining.
Zero Punctuation and the forums are all that's left for me at this point.
 

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Wait what?! Damn, another reason to come to the Escapist gone... all's that's left that I (personally) enjoy are Zero Punctuation, Critical Miss, browsing the forums, and the odd Unskippable episode.
 

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While I didn't particularly watch much of Bob's work (don't watch many movies to make it worthwhile), this is continuing a worrying trend of the Escapist losing good people recently.

And if I were to put on a conspiratorial hat for a moment (coincidental considering what it all stems from), most, if not all, of them shared similar opinions on GG albeit some more vocal than others.

If you're reading Bob, best of luck in whatever happens next.
 

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Personally for me Jim was the bigger loss. Don't get me wrong, I watched Moviebob off and on but I'm not as disheartened by the news. The Escapist editorial staff went through a transition due to financial concerns so I'm guessing this is also an austerity measure. Its not for me to ask about the behind the scenes of this sites finances but an educated guess is that the Expos might have cost more than ever revealed.

Loading Ready Run is still here with content I love and I joined the site for Zero Punctuation. This place still has my patronage and I still think the house can be put in order; I just think its getting a little more serious now. I just hope they don't demand three times the content from the producers they have now in order to make good the gap.
 

webkilla

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I'll be honest, for the last months I've tried to see his works occasionaly, only to be angered and turned away almost every time.

This site is for geek nostalgia (I guess, definately not video games anymore) and it seems Bob just used it as a podium to voice his political opinions, so no, he won't be missed.