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posted ago by SushiKenshi +50 / -1

A little light in the darkness today. The Escapist has given Moviebob the bullet for the second time.

Hopefully his sperging on Twitter finally caught up with him. How does it feel to be obsolete Bob?

A little light in the darkness today. The Escapist has given Moviebob the bullet for the second time. Hopefully his sperging on Twitter finally caught up with him. How does it feel to be obsolete Bob?
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dunmer_say_the_nword 30 points ago +30 / -0

Bob'd be obsolete even if he still had the job, as the Escapist only hires the obsolete.

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Soup_Navy_Admiral 19 points ago +19 / -0

(Pops over to Kiwi Farms for whatever context they dug up.)

Oh wow, the Escapist's parent company even handed him the rights to all his shit. Even the one called "Escape to the Movies". It's named after the site and has nothing Bob-specific in the name - either they're getting out of the movie commentary gig altogether or they think the brand is so indelibly Bobbed that it'd be better to start over.

They say they're not renewing his contract. I wonder if it was just a "It turns out hiring the people who were running the show when the Escapist was failing the first time was a bad idea." or if his recent squabble with Memeology 101 over Cuties caused some damage.

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Very_Technical_Boy 20 points ago +20 / -0

Bob doesn’t seem to be saying anything on Twitter. He’s not bad mouthing them, or explaining it. Maybe they’re in dire financial condition, and he negotiated ownership of his stuff in exchange for signing an NDA, to keep their condition under wraps for now. Complete speculation on my part, I don’t follow the site or Bob at all.

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Soup_Navy_Admiral 13 points ago +14 / -1

Yeah, I dropped them sometime after the revival, around the time Russ "Eagle Semen" Pitts came back. I guess I realized I was watching ZP more out of habit than anything, and being offered a second serving of Pitts was what it took to jar me out of it.

As for my unfounded speculation, their comment "We're bringing in a new movie series in essay format." makes me think they're in a downward spiral; I seem to recall the Escapist did something similar last time as they were starting to fail. Perhaps it's just my memory but I recall someone on a forum - hell, maybe theirs - saying something like "Isn't a site that sold itself on having video series dropping its video series a bad sign?"

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Dual_Fire 15 points ago +16 / -1

The Escapist has only 2 decent guys, Yatzee and the Red Letter Media guy, even if the later one has cucked for movie bob a few times (I will give him the benefit of the doubt here, he does seem like a gullible guy, and acts like one too, so maybe its just willful ignorance on his part).

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Daucus9 21 points ago +21 / -0

The only reason Yahtzee is still there because he's admitted he'd rather have The Escapist handle all the legal nitpicking and writing him a regular paycheck than having to handle his own business as an independent.

Considering that he's probably the only reason most people bother with The Escapist, the paycheck must be nice.

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Adamrises 8 points ago +8 / -0

And given his level of popularity into power, he likely has little to no oversight anyway, which is usually the biggest draw to going solo.

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ArcDoe 4 points ago +4 / -0

According to people I trust and who were/are in a position to know, Yahtzee's contract with the Escapist is a work of art, that the Escapist never in a million years should have agreed to. In the post-Ad-pocalypse world, he would be a fool to walk away from the guaranteed pay and legal coverage. AFAIK, during the last restructuring, Yahtzee was literally the only person involved with the venture that was being paid at one point for several months.

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Daucus9 4 points ago +4 / -0

Really? Good for him. It's no wonder he stays there.

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ManUnderMask 14 points ago +14 / -0

Morbidly obsolete.

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ZodShael 4 points ago +4 / -0

Well, now he can go adapt to an ever evolving world.