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  1. 30 points
    Well, it's time for me to give it a go. I have a lot to say, and I'm going to be very specific, so bare with me, Phil. On the forums previous to this one, you mentioned I was coming from a closed minded perspective with my satire, among other things, but I won't get off the point. I have watched your vlog channel and pieces of the gaming channel, so know that my perspective does not come from just "hater videos", but your direct content. Anyway, I believe I can shed light on things. In a podcast, you mentioned the vlogging channel was doing better than the gaming channel. You equated that to a binary anylitics system advantage the vlogging channel had over the gaming one, however, I would say that's only a quarter of the way true. I'm going to draw a comparison between the two channels and tell you where I believe the real meat of the problems are. The vlogging channel depicts you in the ideal light. You are informative, you have a lot to say and you're articulate with your words. On the Hateful Truth reviews, when you love a game like Alien Isolation, we feel the joy you had with the game through your presentation. With a game you strongly dislike, such as Destiny, you still articulate good points and the anger toward the game feels more passionate than ragey. It's a kind of passionate anger that feels like you're upset on behalf of us if we wound up with such a mediocre product. I would just suggest that you try not to draw too many exterior conclusions and point them out as fact, like IGN's true motives or whatever. That can lead to some hot water. As long as you say "I don't understand why the hell such crap was scored so high, I guess they're just stupid" and leave it at that, things should be good, unless concrete proof with linked sources can be presented. Then go nuts. Finally, the vlogging channel uploads lengthy videos every couple of days. Giving a viewer time to get hungry again before feeding them more content is pretty basic stuff for all walks of entertainment. The gaming channel however, contradicts all of the positive points of the vlogging channel. You very, VERY often are crass and ragey, making weird excuses one after another for why you failed something, which oddly enough, doesn't become present when the game is reviewed. This creates endless contradictions that confuses people as to your true thoughts, especially new viewers. The raging is funny in short bursts, but yours go on for several hours at a time and people only have so much patience for that before they tune out. I like to think the draw of a Let's Play incites the feeling of having fun with video games in the company of friends, enriched by the experience. With yours however, they far too often simulate having that one salty friend in the room who makes dumb excuses and gets angry at losing, sucking all the positive energy out of the room and making you uncomfortable until you just want to turn the game off. There are rare moments when you are very positive throughout the majority of the play through, like your Murdered Soul Suspect LP, which I sat through all the way to the end. Why? Well the lack of fail states kept your rage at bay and your commentary is much more alive when you're positive. The other problem is one you've probably heard a billion times before. Your upload rate. It is completely absurd. On average, daily, you upload hours of footage in 8+ parts. The diminishing returns effect come into place here. Missing one day of your channel means falling so far behind, you'll never catch up. You used to be able to get away with that upload rate when YouTube was younger but now there is far too much shit to sort through and you absolutely feel the length of each part. The backtracking, the running back to the retry point, the hundreds of retries on one race, this can all be cut out in editing while still leaving the actual fails in. Viewers LOVE the fails, but don't enjoy enduring the punishment of wasted time that comes with them, especially when the life is drained out of you during that time and your commentary spirals out of control. So what can you do? Well, I would suggest you upload 2 - 3 videos a day in 15 - 20 minutes a piece with all the redundancy edited out, but you've touched on that already. It's too late to try that now because your views can't sustain a decent living that way anymore, so I get it. Don't worry, there's more. With Patreon, get those rewards sorted out, and fast. Make sure there's plenty of reward tiers to choose from. If you get enough patrons, you just may be able to use that cushion to give the above suggestion a try, making your content infinitely more digestible for daily viewings. I'm already chipping into your Patreon myself a little, so please consider it. It'll help you in the long run. Finally, and this is a big one that you can afford to do right now. Improve your attitude. Discipline yourself not to get so furious all the time and try to fill bits where not too much is happening, with what your thought process is at the moment. I dunno, maybe even try to tell funny unrelated stories too. Maybe give thoughts on the game so far. Don't let too much dead air make it in. I realize you say you are the realest guy on the internet, but that does not give you the excuse to be irresponsible with the position you have been given. Learn some restraint, take more shortened breaks if you start losing your cool so you can return refreshed. Let vlogger Phil take the gaming seat, not that salty friend people have gradually started avoiding, the guy who has that weird state of mind where everyone else has the problem but him. I typed this on my tablet at 3:00 AM and my wrists are fucking killing me, so please, for the love of vidyagames ... and my wrists, have the patience to read this and consider what I'm saying. Ow.
  2. 22 points
    https://my.charitywater.org/sons-of-kojima I am proud to announce that the Sons of Kojima have partnered with Charity:Water to help raise $5,000 in order to provide clean drinking water to developing countries. Charity:Water is a highly rated organization due to their transparency and efficiency with donations. They have very little overhead and administrative costs. All donations go straight to Charity:Water through their site, there is no middleman. They accept credit card and Paypal. You do not have to be in the Sons of Kojima nor does donating mean you endorse or support us. We just see an opportunity to do something good with the group that we have and we hope that you will join us in this campaign.
  3. 20 points
    On the background of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau (Jan 27, 1945), I want to write about something that bothers me since Phil aired it. The infamous six, seven minutes Phil went on in the Dead Space 2 demo by speaking in German accent and while killing necromorphs he made "jokes" about jews in space and how they have to be exterminated. He called himself Isaac Himmler. And he went on with that, it was so disgusting and painful to watch. I do not care if this was connected to blip.tv 's decision not to have Phil in their program nor the rumors about him having his planned cooperation with NostalgiaCritic canceled. I also do not care what he said in his youtube wiki, that he impersonated a well known character from the Howard Stern show. He has to remember that when on youtube, if you do not have any copyright issues, then the whole planet is your audience. In Europe Howard Stern is almost unknown if it weren't for his movie, much less his as Phil named it "well-known" nazi character. And he had to reconsider that. Besides, it is a difference when a jewish radio host (with austro-hungarian ancestors) makes those "jokes" or a Phil Burnell from CT with Italian ancestry. Howard Stern gets away with it, same as KISS with their two SS-runes in the band logo (two founding members are jewish and have also lost family members during the Holocaust). It was this moment, these few minutes, that made me turn away from Phil, where my support ended. And I hope he will never ever do that again. I myself lost family members during the 2nd World War, with one being a dissident killed in the Buchenwald concentration camp. I do not find this funny, and I was highly offended. And Phil never had an honest apology done for the whole segment. Let's remember for a few moments the six million people killed in the concentration camps, the pogroms and ghettos, and the prison camps. No matter their religion, their sexual orientation, their race or political beliefs. This includes the victims in the Pacific area during the Japanese occupation, and the victims of Stalin's gulags. May this never happen again. I cannot laugh about this. This one moment was where Phil got too far. You may call me a hater or detractor, but I spoke my mind with a freed conscience.
  4. 19 points
    Y'know what? I'm just gonna be blunt here. The best advice I could possibly give to Phil? Get over yourself. No, that is not an insult. That's some healthy advice in response to you and your attitude. The quality of the content you put out is nowhere near as good as you make it out to be. You talk about your raw gameplay as if it's supposed to be the major draw of your channel, yet there are plenty of other channels that do raw gameplay, without commentary as well (sometimes with edits where necessary), like RajmanGamingHD and HassanAlHajry for example, who, despite having far fewer videos than you, somehow have higher subscriber and view counts. Maybe you should take notes from other channels, see what others do, and see what you can learn from their methods and apply it to your own content, instead of staying stuck in your old ways and wondering why people aren't warming up to your content. Maybe it's just me, but I can't help but laugh whenever you refer to your uploads as a "business." I just don't usually hear any LPer call it that. Maybe if you didn't take yourself so seriously (at the end of the day, you are still, like many other LPers, just some dude playing games on the Internet), maybe you'd have more laughs, too. You ask people to be more specific about instances where you don't listen to criticism or don't take well to it. No one has to be specific--it applies to you in general! I just think you're afraid--you don't want to be proven wrong. You don't want anyone telling you how to fix/improve things in a way that's delivered in a firm manner. Are some critics/SOK members aggressive with their points? Sure. You know why? 'Cause you don't listen when people tell you these things the first or second time around in a more polite manner. It's like the only way to get through to you sometimes is to rile you up, even if it's not the intent. You don't seem to mind people having a difference of opinion with you, but God forbid they voice it, right? Everything just has to be moderated in exactly the way you want it to. Hell, you're so worried about what people may or may not say that you have a stream chat completely separate from the one on YouTube.
  5. 13 points
  6. 13 points
    See, this is what I'm talking about with the oversharing. You want to make more money and to do so you have to work more hours? That's pretty standard business, not an illness or affliction. You have to understand that no matter what sob stories you fire at us, you're still working fewer hours and making more money than the majority of us here. So if you're going to say that you're tired, or overowrked, or whatever, just think about how it's going to be received. It snowed 3 feet this week in my town, but I still have to go to work. Everybody needs time off, but from a purely consumerist standpoint, your goal reads like "If I get a large enough donation, I'll put out less of the same content with no concrete promises about future increases." You should be doing this with or without donations - you already know that you're going to have to learn greenscreen eventually, your goal should be "this is what I'm giving you" not "this is what I'm doing for myself."
  7. 13 points
    Here's what I'd really like from the patreon campaign: transparency. You've been shaping the past to fit your narrative for the past few weeks and it's getting to be gross. Views did not decrease unexpectedly due to your move over the summer; they've been in a sharp decline for a couple of years now due to your inability to adapt to youtube trends and your bad attitude. Stop telling people otherwise. Furthermore, you've spent nearly an entire year vlogging about all your move to an overly expensive home, describing all the expensive furnishings that you crammed into said home, and buying crap that pushed your credit cards to the limit. Your patreon is literally an effort to get yourself out of debt, by your own admission. Why do you think your fans should bail you out of your outlandish, ludicrous spending over the past 6 months? That's ridiculous, and the fact that you clearly don't plan on spending any of the patreon money on improving or expanding your content is honestly offensive.
  8. 12 points
    I'm sorry to say, but that is reality. You could in theory spend your free time learning how to use your new equipment, that is life. You sacrifice something to get results. For example, after work I may have to sacrifice my free time to do some catch up work or be on call, you do not need money to learn how to use equipment that you may or may not even bother learning how to use. From your experience of buying capture cards that haven't worked, I personally as a Patron wouldn't trust you to do that. Like I said above, with your experience, I wouldn't trust you to do that in the slightest. Plus it relates to what I said above as well; you don't need to be paid to learn how to use things, you have free time to do that. Who would honestly want to pay you just so you can figure out some equipment when you should be working? It's not their problem that you may lose money or have no free time, that's your problem. Sounds like a plausible idea, depends what you define as fan interaction in the stream chat mind, but this could work well. This can only work if you are willing to go into this game and have a somewhat ironic like of the game to make it enjoyable. E.T, Superman 64, Sonic 06 are pretty obvious contenders for terrible games, everybody else has already done it, why not try something else to set you apart from the crowd like playing Darkseed 2 as an example. Why not something similar to what Game Grumps do when you can have video games posted to you to play via P.O Box? I can see that as a good idea, many companies may not allow cameras and the like; I know VALVe generally allows for tours but they rarely allowed picture taking or video footage taken. Considering your Street Fighter videos get the most views anyway, I can't see this as a negative aspect; helping you to pay for your trip to EVO would also be great. Many other competitive players do it so this would work well as a perk, especially with EVO Vlogs and linking to your matches if they appear on YouTube to your fans via Twitter. Overall, your perks are generally very hit and miss, some are perfect such as getting competitive in fighting games again, where as some just fail to hit the mark such as days off to learn equipment. It's a good start, looking forward to what else is said in this topic.
  9. 12 points
    ​Nah, I don't think you have to go so far as to make the gaming or vlogging content PG to make it work, you just need to make sure you can keep yourself composed and try to simulate a lot of the positive energy you seemed to consistently have when you used to play with John Rambo. I bet that's another reason why people miss him so much. I understand that's harder to emulate when playing by yourself, but give laughing off the fails a try. Moments like when the dragon in Dark Souls 1 blew fire way up your ass when you were trying to escape up that long ladder is a perfect example of reacting to fails right. Try to avoid using terms like "this game sucks" or using angry sarcasm to save face when failure happens, cuz again, that's the "salty friend syndrome" in action. It's a major bummer the Twitch channel had to go the way it did. If you did decide to start editing out the backtracking / restarting to make your content more digestible, that would have given much more meaning to being a Twitch subscriber. It would give people exclusive access to the Twitch archives to watch the footage in its completely un-edited form, satisfying both the people who want the backtracking cut out and those who want it left in as well. Perhaps there's a system you can use to simulate this via Patreon for the $5 pledges? Just a starter thought. One thing is for sure, trying to discipline your rage down to taking things in much more stride, without backhanded sarcasm and blanket statements of "Pfft, what a great game" is a great first start that will benefit you in the long run. Small breaks when the rage is starting to get out of hand will help. Back then, I think people were willing to put up with your type of rage back when gaming content was just starting, but now that they have much, MUCH more options of who to watch now, they know they don't have to put up with it anymore. The times are a-changing and I know your style is unique compared to the rest, but unfortunately it isn't the right kind of unique that draws people to want to watch, know what I mean? I'm glad I was able to reach an ideal style of feedback to you and I'll continue to do so in the future.
  10. 12 points
    I say cut down on the sexual and racial commentary a bit. Making perverted jokes like, "take your top off" or making stereotype jokes are okay if used in moderation, but overdoing it could kill a playthrough. Sorry if I sound a little PC.
  11. 11 points
    1. Listen to your fans - Now if you want your fans to keep supporting you, you gotta listen to your fans what they want. For instance, put some time and effort to your editing skills and be more interactive to them which will lead to... 2. Fan interaction - Talk to your fans like they are your friends. If you have a rough day, try not to snap on them, but if you do, man up and apologize for your screw-ups and never do them again. 3. Never treat your community like robots - I remember there's a moderator who mostly cares for the fans, but some reason he was de-modded. Now do you think we need moderators who only think about only you? I don't think so. Because the forum will be a dull and boring place. Anyways, that's all i have for now, it you guys have any idea what to do? Feel free to respond.
  12. 11 points
    I think I can put things into perspective. It's pretty safe to say that Phil is not in fact, playing a character. That's a really tough act to consistently keep up, yet there haven't been any holes in the "character" at all. People say over the years, Phil's commentary and liveliness have withered, suggesting he's having trouble keeping the character up. Not so. I think the answer is pretty simple for this one. Making a hobby your job and turning it routine takes all the fun out of it and video games are absolutely no exception to that. Used to be, Phil did this once he was off work. It's easier to have fun once work and all the obligations that come with it are over and you retreat to your hobby. Now video games are the job. They are the obligation and as a routine, it can become mundane and there's really nothing you can do about it. Phil's lively commentary sliding downward reflects that pretty easily. Some say Phil is playing a character because some of his fails are so baffling they can't be true and his rage is fake. Simply put, I believe some people are just ... really slow to learn at video games, especially on their very first time through and very few who make it into this category prefer to be seen playing cold. I do believe Phil's rage is genuine, but not a "laugh WITH you" kind of genuine. I think he really does have some anger issues that transforms him from the upbeat vlogger Phil to an angry one with tunnel vision, who's frustrations make him sloppier with passing time. Of course, since he's decided to make this his job, he's obligated to keep going regardless of the aforementioned, whereas the average gamer has the privilege to ragequit and return to the game another time to cool off. One last thing. With all this in mind, while I really wish Phil didn't use the term "busting my ass" when referring to doing Lets Plays, it's also really frustrating to see people say Phil doesn't deserve breaks or time off because he's already playing video games every day. Remember, as the average player, we can choose to skip MANY new releases and only play the ones we want. Phil's model has him obligated to play every one of them, including the bland ones or the genres he doesn't care for. It's easy to play games you chose to play every day, especially in between your obligations of life, but I think very few realize how it feels to be obligated to play them for 8 hours a day every day, no matter what they are. To expect an on-screen personality to function at his craft at 100% capacity without time to himself to recharge his batteries is a really unrealistic expectation. I get that video games are supposed to be fun, but again, making anything routine dampens your enjoyment of it dramatically.
  13. 11 points
    The fact of the matter is, you shouldn't be paid regardless to learn to use green screen, its the nature of your job. Does a writer get paid to learn how to write while on the job? No, he learns it as he goes along. I understand that you probably need time for relaxation, I get it. But the thing is, there's still time each day or you to learn the green screen. Say you have 7 hours sleep, a very generous 2 hours each for breakfast lunch and dinner, 5 hours for video games and 2 hours to relax and another 2 hours for baths etc . Guess what? you still have 2 hours to learn the green screen. So there's little excuse for saying you have no time. With that being said, you should have set up the patreon perks before you even opened the patreon. Maybe you wanted to stop trolls from stealing the name, but at the very least you could've have disabled the donations. Right now, there seems to be confusion and disagreement and I don't see it being solved even when March falls. Its very unprofessional
  14. 11 points
    I've stopped watching Phil's gaming content around 2-3 years ago, the playthrough that did it for me was the KH Final Mix. I am still subbed to his VLogs channel because I enjoy the occasional DSP Tries it. Although these are my personal reasons why I stopped watching his content, I feel that it can be generalized to a lot of his former fans. tl;dr: Phil insults his critics too quickly and too harshly for minor comments. He cannot remain accountable to his fans building distrust. Instead of showing that he's personable he just tears down others to make himself look good in comparison. His gaming channel is indirectly all about speed runs but his poor gaming skills leads him to die often filling a playthrough with a lot of dead air and unnecessary rage, DSPositive has flopped for 4 years running leaving people with bitter tastes. More detailed post: 1. Poor PR skills: When someone says they didn't like a certain portion of his playthrough, when a video of his gets down voted into oblivion, when a fan tweets him saying that they aren't a fan anymore, when a fan disagrees with a strong opinion he posed (minecraft players are ruining the gaming industry), and etc. Phil attempts to tear them a new one and belittle them. When a fan says that they saw a video of Phil being rude to others and they don't feel that they can, in good conscious, support him anymore he insults their intelligence and tells them they're making it up. Then when they present the evidence, instead of actually watching the video and explaining why it's wrong or how it's being misread, he further insults them for even watching the video in the first place. We must also address this new manner of calling everyone "entitled kids". Phil makes his own schedule and publicly posts it for everyone to see. He then call his fans entitled children for holding him accountable to his own schedule when he is 30 mins-1 hour late. I understand Phil is self employed, I am as well, but if you want YouTube to be your business you must treat it as such. If you open your store an hour late that's one hour less of business and all the patrons who came on time will be disgruntled. There are a lot more issues but I wanted to keep things general and digestible. 2. Phil's gaming channel is turning into a speed running channel: To stay more modern, look at his MW:AW and Halo MC edition playthroughs. I know earlier I said I dont want his playthroughs anymore, for both of these games I tuned in for one stream to check things out. The manner in which Phil plays these games, and more, is as if he's trying to set the world record for fastest game completion. That's not what your fans signed up for and in turn leads you to constant death and complaining, which in consequence forces you to stay longer than if you were just patient. 3. Accountability/Positivity: We are now up to DSPositive 4.0. Honestly think about that fact. Every single year DSP has had to reboot his DSPositive movement because he falters. You can attempt to blame the critics but that further proves the point that DSP must be doing something wrong. If critics have so much evidence and so much power as to massively persuade current fans to turn away from the content they're watching, clearly something is wrong with the content creator, not the fan. Phil cannot stay accountable to the movement he created, nor his schedule, nor his fans. Remember when fan appreciation was a common thing during dead time? I won't say Phil hates his fans but recently I have not seen him showing that he cares. Don't you dare bring up empty game cases, PS4, GTA5, or 3DS; If im not allowed to bring things up from the past neither is anyone else! Im starting to go on a tangent so I'll end with this; Phil, stay true to your schedule, schedule in some more fan appreciation, people don't need gifts to feel gratitude, you're at the helm of the DSPositive movement so set the example.
  15. 11 points
  16. 11 points
    ​Phil its really important that you read through the pages. These people haven't broken any rules so far and they've only given constructive criticism. In fact they've even given you advice on other threads to help improve your channel, I don't see a reason to just move the discussion when everything has been fine so far. Please Phil, try and have a more open mind about this. I'm only saying this to help you and I have no malicious intent towards you.
  17. 10 points
    The simple act of taking a break isn't an issue. As is usual with Phil, the way he went about it, his lack of self-awareness about how people would react to it, and his bad attitude are the problem.
  18. 10 points
    You work "nonstop" playing video games and uploading the raw footage , vlogging and once in a blue moon you edit a video! Wow did you just really say you have a "full life" because you own a house and take care of someone? so just because someone does not own a house and chooses to take care of someone they don't have a "full life"? What you do for a living is doing a hobby that most people do for fun.
  19. 10 points
    Here's a real suggestion, that I'll bulletpoint for your sake. Only using your forums to make lengthy, defensive posts about how whatever you do is absolutely correct and reply to pages of conversation with a blanket "no, you're wrong, stop it" rather than engaging with what little community survived this past week's purge certainly does not make anyone else want to join up or try to chat with you.
  20. 10 points
    This is for those people who don't want to painstakingly search through over 7 years worth of playlists to find the cooperative stuff Phil and Rambo have done. If I have missed some, let me know and include a link to the playlist. This list does not include the WWE playthroughs(that will be separate). =2014= Final CT Throwdown Jun 14, 2014 141. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbzFR0KmkrDUX-kTD_riE3Hu Mario Kart 8 3-player co-op May 31, 2014 140. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbyJB47oku5-84M4q0VarOsh Final Couch Co-op Week 4 (Xmen, Xmen 2: Clone Wars, Teenage Mutant HERO Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist) May 24, 2014 139. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbxfpiIQ6WrsM-Y-HB-dqhs5 Final Co-op Countdown: Week 5 (Trials fusion, Spider-Man the Videogame, RAMPAGE) May 10, 2014 138. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbyDja2CZdXGjhZ335SviDxC LEGO The Hobbit co-op Apr 19, 2014 137. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbzhV4wUaWgJL2HIojFR-Ggd NES Remix Co-op Mar 14, 2014 136. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbzFtzvAnnFY9B9S8JOkuQ8- Worst Indie Stream Ever Mar 8, 2014 135. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbxysTmqQ4UArLJd7DcgwcCp Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze co-op Feb 22, 2014 134. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbxD_EDCSAqf98OxSImairCA Mario & Sonic at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games 2014 Co-op Feb 8, 2014 133. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbxFW_ME6nxn5AZ62DhOBAAR =2013= Super Mario 3D World co-op Nov 29, 2013 132. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbzPGSIF0JXQn0CpaUXPYDjG Playstation 4 Launch Day co-op Nov 15, 2013 131. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbyr76ktBstSDbJOSpaZGWXc LEGO Marvel Super Heroes co-op Oct 26, 2013 130. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbzUz-IAF7r6GxoGQKp7EzEL Rayman Legends co-op Sep 7, 2013 129. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbxk8R8aiy4fSlHypyWGfnNH Get Rich or Die Gaming Aug 27, 2013 128. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbzARIr2QYZG1-At4pVOzrOm FORGOTTEN VIDS: Battle Circuit Co-op Aug 26, 2013 127. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbySpAPtQHe8-22j2-GdAtF6 OUYA co-op Aug 24, 2013 126. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbzPuLz5acFIe9Cmyz5S590m Dragon's Crown co-op Aug 10, 2013 125. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbxPgVrnU6ueBxZg1-8dJSCS Indie Games Co-op Aug 3, 2013 124. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbwu3H33Dofbk7hA96ft64_5 Super Mario World co-op Jul 5, 2013 123. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbw4pQOHSTCJpOHj5uHjp-cI Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara Co-op Jul 4, 2013 122. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbx7K8npyhQse4smc-02gWZs The Punisher co-op Jun 3, 2013 121. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbxI-pKwBvTmXyeuNl5X6fqQ Marvel Heroes Jun 2, 2013 120. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbxop7Q1Z1pIDdu_MZjEZRKg SGC Iron Man of Gaming 2013 Training May 24, 2013 119. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbwy-SCexxmsr9OCG0z2n71x Doritos Crash Course 2 May 10, 2013 118. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbz5iJ8xVv3RGXMk49QQx0oQ Star Trek co-op playthrough Apr 27, 2013 117. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimby0yR6JxGyaC7HLs8JXTVP0 Dead Island Riptide 3p Co-op Apr 23, 2013 116. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbw1118vwYe2Jz1pqWnyQtP6 Battleblock Theater co-op Apr 12, 2013 115.https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbzX7T7yUty2dk4yp9Gzz9IV Guacamelee! co-op Apr 12, 2013 114. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbxUsH8MUVnmjwsD7kTpLqFN The Warriors co-op Mar 23, 2013 113. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbwSEn9L_bCy1ZU-PcczYFc- Dead Space 3 Awakened DLC co-op Mar 15, 2013 112. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbwiRnvNe1XxBGtcVpOPx7L4 Decay playthrough Mar 1, 2013 111. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbw8iFH8EiL_oZwLqCYNWiNI 1st Live Stream Test! 3-1-13 (Arcadecraft, Decay) Mar 1, 2013 110. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbyoqVI1HSUDGd4XZErwwmFe Indie Games (XBL) Feb 2013 Feb 23, 2013 109. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbxldiR3irSEgwEeKhTgfG-h Retro Replay: Super Mario Bros. 3 co-op Feb 2, 2013 108. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbxg3IMellL0wf3Lb1V2mexz Indie Games (XBL) 2013 Jan 19, 2013 107.https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbwjhVGwUxF0o1dNyf_tVCLE Borderlands 2 Hammerlock DLC co-op Jan 19, 2013 106. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbw1D4wfZutGdzJVCgbKwBt3 Family Guy co-op Jan 11, 2013 105. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbyeHVP1j4cAsbiUOShPXO4V =2012= LEGO Lord of the Rings co-op Dec 22, 2012 104. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbyIqF9ahy-K3oeSvBE9Lwt1 Rayman Legends Demo Dec 15, 2012 103. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbyzgemmgxNAXndYX_pWh3Ve New Super Mario Bros. U coop Nov 18, 2012 102. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbxbwC5-knQO04ZB1A5Lkorg Wii U Launch Day 1st Look Gameplay Nov 18, 2012 101. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbzC1NZjJYLyNh3s8KLjtVML Wii U Launch Day Coverage Nov 18, 2012 100. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbyjQpjUrkgKpHhTx9KdzLVQ Halo 4 Co-op Campaign coop Nov 6, 2012 99. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimby_NRtm4ZWDlU1rePCxA-fi Serious Sam 3 co-op Oct 20, 2012 98. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbxznlauNzGRU7rxonBOrv2Q Retro City Rampage coop Oct 13, 2012 97. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbyhYaveKKRs_O7H9ny1QG_t Resident Evil 6 Co-op Oct 2, 2012 96. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbyFP5GHZ0iYnKkujF_YKtNY Double Dragon NEON coop Sep 22, 2012 95. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbz0kSOy2ARBJAK5MglD9JP- Borderlands 2 Co-op Sep 18, 2012 94. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_QtSMEGimbxDqbRLPVLHI-Tk2rcjADDG Expendables 2 4p Co-op Aug 18, 2012 93. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL14F89C13EEAFE4F1 Resident Evil Darkside Chronicles co-op Aug 11, 2012 92. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCB3D7BDF22C38B75 Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles HD co-op Aug 4, 2012 91. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB9A30F6001A6D82D Mario & Sonic @ London 2012 Olympic Games coop Jul 28, 2012 90. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9DC0D267EC2C63F8 Venom/Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety coop Jul 7, 2012 89. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF5505A8A203D15FB Spider-Man: Friend or Foe co-op Jun 30, 2012 88. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF13F1145E5705B48 Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes Co-op Jun 23, 2012 87. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL783B403895A2AFF9 Streets of Rage 2 co-op May 26, 2012 86. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB1A5A7B658750E81 Mutant League Hockey co-op May 26, 2012 85. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL09C7473AB4333C8C Cyborg Justice co-op May 26, 2012 84. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE74A19598A400FA7 Sonic 4 Episode 2 co-op May 19, 2012 83. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA40C5DD517E2F09B Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet May 5, 2012 82. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL57B8AEBB8054E291 War of the Gems co-op May 5, 2012 81. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL24E1BEBE416EE259 Captain America & The Avengers co-op May 5, 2012 80. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBA721436FFC0189C Double Switch Apr 21, 2012 79. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2F80996F08D659FC House of the Dead 4 co-op Apr 21, 2012 78. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL195119CE53B0AE5E Star Wars Kinect: Jedi Destiny co-op Apr 14, 2012 77. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL92C562C319D2607F Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City MP Mar 21, 2012 76. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCEA4FA4646E4DE7F Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City co-op Mar 20, 2012 75. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5C788D3828A59F3A X-Men Legends co-op playthrough Feb 25, 2012 74. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8B982D258FECBCB8 Kyuiin co-op Feb 18, 2012 73. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC0380B8268F7820F House of the Dead III co-op Feb 18, 2012 72. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9CB7F7A11ADB9D5E The Simpsons Arcade Game co-op Feb 18, 2012 71. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB7F89900C25FCDFE Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks co-op Jan 20, 2012 70. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4A01B56846502A2A =2011= Metal Gear Solid Peacewalker co-op Dec 30, 2011 69. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCD8B54F03F056FB5 DeathSmiles IIX Co-op Dec 23, 2011 68. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8013E5EC5FC8CD83 Halo CE Anniversary co-op Dec 10, 2011 67. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA0046AD1F137A6A4 Rayman Origins Co-op Nov 19, 2011 66. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL105DBD0BB3F06A22 AC Revelations Fan Appreciation MP Nov 18, 2011 65. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8789B6892022BA1A Remington Super Slam Hunting Alaska Nov 12, 2011 64. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF2636A97127DCC03 LOTR: War In The North Co-op Nov 5, 2011 63. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL181D16104AD754D4 Halloween 2011: Bram Stoker's Dracula Oct 31, 2011 62. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBB6E45EEBB3901C7 House of the Dead Overkill co-op Oct 31, 2011 61. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4989EFBF86844523 Kirby's Return To Dreamland coop Oct 26, 2011 60. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE634356EDDB2C2AC Hulk Hogan's Main Event Oct 23, 2011 59. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2F10F930F7B179D4 Guardian Heroes co-op Oct 22, 2011 58. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5F1FC79AC5C8500B Dead Rising 2 Off The Record Co-op Oct 11, 2011 57. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL85B24127E87675F2 Portal 2 Peer Review DLC coop Oct 8, 2011 56. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6E5B744D6A359C7E NBA2K12 80's Celtics coop Oct 8, 2011 55. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA49E3DAEA136476B The Gunstringer coop Oct 1, 2011 54. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3D9930E9CA9A73D2 Gears of War 3 Beast Mode Co-op Sep 25, 2011 53. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5DB8E1766B8E98FD Gears of War 3 co-op Sep 20, 2011 52. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL337CBF1124387569 Rise of Nightmares coop Sep 17, 2011 51. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB1165E0B06975099 Dead Island Co-op Sep 6, 2011 50. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCBBD19D84C7AC1EE AC Revelations MP Beta coop Sep 3, 2011 49. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFD172E8A91EEC49B Marvel Ultimate Alliance co-op Aug 13, 2011 48. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL93DF4D7C4B7A9A7D New Super Mario Bros. Wii Co-op Aug 6, 2011 47. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL734B258EDD494689 F.E.A.R. 3 Co-op Jul 24, 2011 46. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF39D9B87E81E03CC Warhammer 40k: Kill Team co-op Jul 23, 2011 45. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL428D903D03C423C6 Lucha Fury coop Jul 16, 2011 44. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCF96C8E064F3B708 Remington Super Slam Hunting Africa co-op Jun 18, 2011 43. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1FE78C058FD92652 Green Lantern: ROTM co-op Jun 8, 2011 42. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB98C50DAFB2BB91E Dead Nation Co-Op Jun 4, 2011 41. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8DAEDA13F3B52A53 Portal 2 Co-op Apr 27, 2011 40. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE1A961E0A6614FF8 AC:Brotherhood Fan Appreciation Matches Apr 16, 2011 39. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCBFC8EF9AA48527A Dynasty Warriors 7 Conquest Mode Co-op Apr 9, 2011 38. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4214B5E719EB65F0 Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime coop Mar 26, 2011 37. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAEE2690D506FC4A9 Hard Corps co-op Feb 19, 2011 36. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0EA25D94ACE50CAF Star Wars TFU2: Endor DLC Feb 19, 2011 35. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3ABD358B0D50881D Little Big Planet 2 co-op Feb 5, 2011 34. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA0810E86DFAACD12 Dead Rising 2 Case West DLC coop Jan 7, 2011 33. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL28DA9B3C4D127E8C =2010= Serious Sam TSE Dec 31, 2010 32. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL11110271654541CD Donkey Kong Country Returns coop Nov 28, 2010 31. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4B46B90C27A43729 Assassin's Creed Brotherhood multiplayer coop Nov 22, 2010 30. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5E84234E7BBF0380 The Shoot coop Oct 28, 2010 29. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL058DCDD14835B57C Time Crisis Razing Storm/Deadstorm Pirates Oct 27, 2010 28.https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL413F06C7C40B6D49 TV Superstars Oct 15, 2010 27. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8EC228A0BD8D435A NBA Jam (Wii) Co-op Oct 8, 2010 26. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7DBA679703DABA5B Dead Rising 2 playthrough coop (Starts at Part 21) Sep 28, 2010 25. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL371BFAEA3CD1F2C8 Kung Fu Rider Sep 26, 2010 24. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL41161BB46BEFB669 LOTR: Aragorn's Quest Sep 25, 2010 23. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9AB35E75AF28545E Start the Party Multiplayer Sep 25, 2010 22. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE8661585540E5E42 XBLA Indy Games Sept. 2010 Sep 5, 2010 21. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE29F69065499376D Shank Co-op Sep 4, 2010 20. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0EA7A9CFB519410B Deathsmiles Co-op Sep 3, 2010 19. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1243D58C41BE54B2 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World The Game Aug 14, 2010 18. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC041C5757B357BDD Transformers WFC Autobots campaign coop Jun 26, 2010 17. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL55AD999D788B0740 Lost Planet 2 co-op May 23, 2010 16. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL077DAA5D8EDD9D70 Final Fight DOUBLE Impact Co-op Apr 17, 2010 15. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEC5D15AB99D9534C Xbox Live Game Room (w/John Rambo Commentary) Apr 11, 2010 14. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL68DE51140CC12560 Super Turbo East Coast Levelling Session 3-27-10 Mar 27, 2010 13. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7C973F199C21718E Super Turbo Cabinet Madness Mar 20, 2010 12. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL960610E8DBB0EFD3 Heavy Rain "Alternate Choices" (with co-op commentary) Mar 7, 2010 11. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL10D7EE89057E4FD7 Heavy Rain DLC - The Taxidermist (with co-op commentary) Mar 7, 2010 10. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBDDC4E3E8BEA8394 RE5 DLC - Desperate Escape Co-op Mar 6, 2010 9. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB427F1F013FB2253 Lost Planet 2 Co-op Demo Mar 6, 2010 8. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFA8D2BC7B0965DF3 HD Remix Casuals: DSP vs John Rambo Feb 20, 2010 7. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBE7FB869D1B1FDD1 Resident Evil 5 - Lost in Nightmares DLC Co-op Feb 20, 2010 6. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5D9821C0088E2AAD =2009= Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 - 4 Player Co-op Sep 18, 2009 5. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE418212EF4887744 Castle Crashers - 4 Player Co-op Aug 9, 2009 4. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL99FD4FAC62259AB9 TMNT: Turtles In Time Re-Shelled 4-player Coop Aug 9, 2009 3. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL310C5F355E9CF3A1 Ghostbusters: The Video Game Multiplayer (w/ John Rambo) Jun 21, 2009 2. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL191648FB92A212B9 HD Remix: DSP vs John Rambo HD Challenge Mar 22, 2009 1. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA605EBFDB7E5CF71
  21. 10 points
    "I AM the Law" -Phil, sometime mid-january I don't know why, this made me giggle, like a line from a cop in an action movie
  22. 10 points
    I am very confused as to how the reputation system works. Me and several other members have not been able to up or down vote any posts since yesterday. I personally have used the up and down votes appropriately with a healthy mix of both when I feel the post deserves it. Can we please get some explanation as to why members are not allowed to use the reputation system anymore? Is there a daily limit? Is there a point when you are just not allowed to vote anymore without warning?
  23. 10 points
    Went back on the stream archive, confirming what has been mentioned. Phil said not to worry about what is on the page. I am worried. I do not know how else to express this, so I'm just going to start. Phil, when you write in the third person, it comes off as disingenuous and awkward. This is nothing new, I've seen this in your video descriptions and year end series plenty of times before. You are essentially asking for donations, and the interpersonal skills are lacking big time.Regurgitating your spiel of who you are, what you've overcome and where you are now has become maddening. Any fan of yours who would even consider becoming a patron already knows this. If they don't...god bless. Mentioning your job loss back in 2010 and the glory days of street fighter won't bring you anywhere. It is not needed. I suggest you truncate the entire thing. It comes off as you being such a Prima Donna, sorry.Out of touch with what the funds raised are going for. Defraying the cost of the move should not be an advertised point. Please, don't feel the need to share such petty crap. I'm sorry, but that is what it is. Next, "free him from the burden of overall video views". Are you kidding me? It is your livelihood to play video games. You claim games are your passion, but it doesn't come off that way any more. You strive to deliver quality content. You should care about views, a lot! You don't have to mention them all the time, but that's another topic, and something I really don't care about. Without stress in the workplace, you will have no motivation to push forward. You should continue to challenge yourself as you have been. Overall video views shouldn't be a burden. It only is if there is an issue. Patreon isn't a solution to the issue. It bandages the issue, and opens the opportunity for you to brush things to the side. Thirdly, "allow him to embark on more creative projects that aren't just raw gameplay". This is explicitly saying, "If you don't support me with donations, I can't provide new kinds of content". Iv'e said this before and I'll say it again. Not a good look, bro. I know you didn't intend on this coming off as I describe, but I assure you that I am not the only one. Lastly, "it won't always be about putting out new gameplay videos to pay the bills". I do not know what to say other than this is a blatant lie. You make a living by providing content. I am fine with that, but do not conjure things into something it isn't. Sure, you weren't initially in it for the money, I know that too. However, that time has long since passed and is now irrelevant. My most important point applies to the text as a whole, including any volume of text you publish. Excuse me for being blunt, but I think it would be the most effective way in elaborating myself. Phil, your tone SUCKS. Okay? So many things you say come off so, so poorly. I attribute this observation to a number of your problems. You can't just fling things out there. Put some thought into what you write, like you did for an hour on a post during the coup detat on your old forums. I can't advise you on how not to come off as an a-hole. That is something you have to figure out yourself. Do I even need to mention the avatar? If I crossed a line, so be it. My post was not of ill intent, it was more passionate than anything else. Take it as you will. Delete the post, warn me, block me, or worst of all, be dismissive of me like you have been time and time again. 'Cause god forbid my word be heard. Love, FWC
  24. 10 points
    ​Eugh, please don't backseat moderate, there is not much that is more annoying as a mod or admin than someone telling you how to do your job. Static and other mods were chosen to keep the place in order and they'll do just fine without you or anyone else telling them how to do it. It's their prerogative to act, not yours. Pleas allow them to do as they see fit.
  25. 10 points
    Here are my two cents.. 1) Early access to videos (as I understand, this is quite common with Patreon members with other Youtubers) 2) Exclusive gaming nights. Like fan appreciation but here only Patreon members get to play with him. He could do this like once a month. 3) Custom rank here on the forums 4) If a Patreon member is a beginning YouTuber, Phil could them shout outs in his videos and help him/her get started 5) Hangouts. Using Skype etc, Phil could arrange nights where he sits down with Patreon members and they talk about whatever they want.