Yeah, pretty much what happened. See, at the time the major "two guys on couch talking vidja" competition was Penny Arcade. PA had created their Child's Play charity and were getting recognition for using their internet fame for a good purpose.
Buckley, being Buckley, did his own charity fundraising out of a weird kind of spite. But then he lost interest and just spent the money on himself, buying an expensive tablet. There's a clip where he shows off himself using it, and he's literally just copy-pasting faces.>>97199388
He told a girl in a slump mourning the death of her father "calm thine tits". His apology, which you can see there, clearly shows he is only apologising because other people got angry at him - not because he actually thinks he did something bad.>>97199408
Predates GG by about 10 years or so.