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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. 23 points
    I am sorry but this entire tirade came off as a whiny entitled mess. He demonstrated his complete lack of understanding of DDOS attacks with the "hacks" comment, as well as how development works. What if they had to delay a dlc due to a bug or issue during development of the content? All I saw was a self-professed business man who is unable to be flexible and creative in a moment where things did not go his way. He also states how paying for Playstation network gets you nothing in return (if you ignore the 3-5 free games per month). He then had to express himself with his ultimate trademark of "Fuck you" to the people at Playstation network because he didn't get what he wanted. The sad thing is Phil, I agree that it would be nice to have a set time released DLCs could come out on these services. However, if you do not want to be treated like a child, don't act like one. Also knowing it's not a perfect world where everything goes to plan it would make sense to schedule DLC releases at a later date from release to ensure any issues that do arise can be ironed out as not to impact your service. I leave for work early (for example) in case there is traffic so I am not late to work. I don't get paid to leave early, but I do it to ensure I am at my job doing what is needed at the appropriate time. Rather than rage against the system as it exists, make your suggestions on what you would see changed or don't pay for the service if it doesn't meet your standards. Raging about it and making insults to the developers only make you look bad.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 17 points
    ​Wow. That's impressive, it's like you've told yourself all of that shit so much you now believe it. Let me spell it out for everyone: We saw the (what we thought) unjust moderation of users and posts and wanted to actWe went public with our disagreements with PhilHe offered us the following (NOTE: nothing about 'mods being better mods' or any of that shit he's shovelled in the past): http://prntscr.com/653lmmI (and the other forum team) replied with the following (NOTE: still nothing about 'being better mods'): http://prntscr.com/653m9dHe agreed to those termsHe broke them less than a month later (to my surprise, but not to many others)We quitPhil demodded the modsHe started to be trolled by a remaining mod, he claimed it was me or Hazz3rHe de-admin'd usHe got bannedPeople started posting pornHe blamed The Lemon (it wasn't him)He apologised to The Lemon on Twitter but not to anyone elseI felt bad about the forum being trashed, so in private I fixed it for him (after I had quit), he thanked me -- yes, I fixed it for him.'Upgraded' to IPB4 against my recommendationsClaims forum data was lost in the porn attack/his banning or some shit (is a lie, he and I have backups, he could've restored it from one of those but chose not to)Now he and others continue to peddle the idea that I (and the former mods and Hazz3r) were in the wrong, despite dedicating over 4 years to the community, building it up, now to see it decimated by PhilOn a side note, Phil also claimed to us that I was wrong in asking him why he banned that user (forget the name) before we quit, which was a driving factor to us leaving, he posted this in reply to a thread I posted in the mod section asking why he banned that user (http://prntscr.com/653p2t). I replied with (http://prntscr.com/653qpl) and I stand by that completely. If any of these screencaps somehow break a rule, please contact me, though please keep in mind he's said all of this publicly also. That's all. Stop peddling that shit now, please. EDIT: I want to make it clear that I don't have anything against Phil or anyone else, but the way he's explained the situation to people who are easily influenced (like KG) make it far more annoying for me than it otherwise would be. I may seem a bit angry, to some extent I still am, but I don't hold any grudge against him and we've discussed things well in emails and left things on a good footing. But the above it the complete truth.
  7. 16 points
    ​I find this very hard to believe that you're asking for some proof after you said this. Your inconsistency is unbelievable.
  8. 15 points
    A community has been built around hating Phil back when he had a lot of work to do on his image, which he fully admits he needed to improve upon. Now that he has taken constructive criticism to heart, people have to grasp at every straw they possibly can to keep the community going. Any dark joke he makes, every slightly negative thing he ever says, every cent he makes is monitored and scrutinized by a horde of people with little to no experience in life so they can go back to the circle and congratulate each other for fueling the fires that keep their community going. I sat through the Sons of Kojima podcast on the 20th of August. I admit, I've been on the podcast before when Phil's PR was a little on the rancid side. I admit I used to have quite a chuckle with the fails Phil had with games when he was still developing, but at the end of the day, the Sons of Kojima had originally boasted themselves as critics that want Phil to improve. I don't think they ever actually expected Phil to improve because now that he actually has, they don't acknowledge it and keep digging up the past as justification for actions done here in the present. I slogged through the podcast as they boasted themselves as users of fact based arguments, while in the same podcast, throwing out all kinds of these ridiculous little conspiracy theories that have no basis in fact at all, I imagine because they don't have many facts left to use. There were baseless accusations in there about Phil intentionally lying about resurrecting Project 7 just to garner more support on Patreon only to hit the cancel button when the time was right, just to name one. They talked with a former patron who was touted as someone who "had their eyes opened" when the only complaint he could muster was that when he stopped his one-time patronage, his forum account status wasn't reduced back to the average user right away. That's the best he could come up with. If you ask me, he just loved the attention that the podcast was willing to give him. Say something shitty about Phil when you were more closely involved in his content than usual and you get a nice pretty internet spotlight for a few minutes. Acknowledgement?! Who could say no?! In the end, this tremendously toxic community gives attention to the trolls, giving other trolls incentive to one-up one another until destruction of livelihood is at stake because they're not willing to let their community go. Oh, but they do charity stuff too, so all the shit they do a-okay. right?
  9. 15 points
    The difference here is that I'm not trying to be offensive and use the term as a blanket insult at all (like calling someone a "Retard" would be, for example). It's quite literally how you would describe the actions of a group of people that do horrible things to me on a regular basis. -DDOsing me -DOXXing me -Prank calling my home at all hours of the day -Ordering food and having it sent to my home -Monitoring ALL forms of my social media including forum posts, tweets, posts ON OTHER WEBSITES outside of my own to keep tabs on my activities and stalk me at all hours -Stealing my own copyrighted content and presenting it in a skewed manner to make me look bad -Threatening to share exclusively timed content that I may have released to Patrons early, effectively destroying a method by which the majority of Patreon users use the service -Incredibly personal insults about myself, my family, my girlfriend among other things -Routinely spamming Machinima/YouTube/other major YouTubers with misinformation/complaints about myself being a racist/bigot/whatever to try and get them to either 1. disassociate themselves with me or 2. get an incorrectly skewed image of me -Routinely trying to spin ANYTHING I do in my personal or life, whether made public or not, as something negative And the list goes on. If I weren't an "internet personality" and instead I were an actor, musician etc. and these things happened to me in real life, I would EASILY be able to file charges/have restraining orders put into place. The only difference is that this is a new era of technology and, unfortunately, no safeguards of the sort have been put into place for the internet. HOWEVER that doesn't change the fact that my life and business ARE 100% reliant on the internet. I need to work here/be in existence here on a daily basis and have no defense against any of the above, because it's an emerging piece of culture that just became popular in the last 15 or so years. "Just ignoring it" doesn't work anymore, because I tried it for 2 years and all that happened was that my public image was massively slandered, and with myself not responding, it looked to the masses like I had no defense. Now again - if I were on TV/music/movies and this happened, the people doing this WOULD be classified as "Stalkers" and commonly diagnosed as "mentally ill." No logical person, in their right mind, would spend as much time/effort as these people have (and continue to do on a daily basis) to cause me personal injury and misery. I HAVE NEVER MET ANY OF THESE PEOPLE nor have done anything to hurt them, yet it's their personal agendas to ruin me. THAT is the definition of obsession, stalkerish behavior and is, in itself, mental illness. If you have a problem understanding, I guarantee you yourself have not been the victim of this kind of nonstop attack. And I recommend you don't continue to comment on the matter as you have no idea what I go through on a daily basis with these people who will not let up, and I have no way of getting away from.
  10. 13 points
  11. 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."
  12. 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.
  13. 12 points
    I've been taking quite a bit of time to figure out how to best word my response and I would very much appreciate it if you would read all the way through before you pass judgement. I'm not the greatest at organizing my thoughts, so if you are confused about something I said, I do not mind clarifying at all. I think a good comparison to who you would want to watch on YouTube would be trying to pick out what game to play. Now I'm not sure about most of the people here, but I can't really afford to pay for a lot of the newest games that come out, I try to pick up as many as I can, but sometimes life can get in the way of that and it's just not possible. With all that said, I still like coming home after a day of work and playing a game, but considering that I don't have a lot of new games, I need to make a decision on what I want to play. The same can be said for watching YouTube. It's been a very long time since you were one of the only people doing it so you have much more competition than you used to and you need to treat it that way. When I go to pick out what game I'm going to play, what kinds of questions go through my mind? Do I go with an old favorite that will relax me after a long day, or will I go with the excitement of a game that I haven't played in a while, maybe I'll even spring for a game rental or borrow a game from a friend and give that a shot? These are the same types of questions that go through my head when I'm trying to pick out what to watch on YouTube. It's my personal opinion that this is the thing that you need to fix, and you have the perfect opportunity to do so. You've been around for so long, you have so much infamy, and you have so many people that don't like you that it should be fairly simple. Why not make yourself a person that interacts more with your fans and haters? Take the ideas that they've given you over the years and run with it. You titled the first live stream of Metal Gear Solid V as "This is How You Don't Play Metal Gear Solid V" didn't you? Why not do that for every play through? Take it as a joke of yourself and make that your thing. Podcasts: You already do those and it's a great way of interacting, but what if you did that in your pre-streams as well. A short question and answer segment before the gameplay starts, it would give people an incentive to show up to a live stream and will allow you to not stop the game play to do shout outs while still providing that interaction that people like. People appreciate knowing that they are a part of something, it was the whole idea of those streamers playing the sounds and such during gameplay. Maybe thinking of a name for your fans would be a good idea. I'm just spit balling here, but since you're the king of hate, why not go along with the rest of the medieval ranks. It may sound silly calling your fans knights or your patreon donors Dukes, but that kind of thing does appeal to some people and I believe that it shows that you care about them a little bit more. You could even give a funny name to the detractors and make it all one big joke that you're at war with them. Of course it's silly and cheesy, but it will make you more unique and memorable. Games: You should only play games that you want to play, not every single game that comes out that you can find the time to fit in. People nowadays don't really care about the games as much anymore. Of course it is still a factor, but not nearly enough to justify playing games that you don't want to. If you notice that a specific type of game gets good views for you and you enjoy playing the game, why not try out games that are similar to that one? Have no ideas? Go to the forums that we're on right now. Maybe make a big list of games that fans want to see you play and have them explain a little why, do a shout out to them at the beginning of the play through before it starts. Leave the list up forever and constantly add to it while crossing out games that you have completed with a strike through. Fan Interaction: I first came upon your videos when I was trying to get better at Street Fighter IV, and nowadays there are so many multiplayer games out that it would be perfect. What if you did a fan stream once a month where you played multiplayer games with fans. Patrons can get guaranteed access to games while everything else is on a first come first serve basis. I've seen other streamers do it that way and it works fairly well. When you upload the video to YouTube later on, you could even post a little message thanking them for playing with you or whatever else you feel like sharing. I know if someone did that to me, I would feel amazing about it. I would always remember that little moment in the back of my mind whenever I saw anything related to you. One important thing you have to remember is that to your fans, every interaction with them matters. It could very well be the first time they've ever spoken directly to you, or the first time that they got the courage to attempt to talk to you. I know from experience that it's extremely difficult for some people to break out of their shell and interact, and if the first time that they do you insult them, they aren't going to want to do it again and will probably want even less to do with you. This is the first of possibly many posts that I will make on this forum and I really want you to think on this before you respond because I guarantee that your reaction will paint not only my view of you, but the view others have of you as well. You're in a position right now where every viewer matters, and even turning away a single one is not something you should strive to do. A lot of this is just me rambling on just throwing down ideas, but you never know where inspiration might reach you. Feel free to use or not use any of the things written here as you will, I just hope that maybe something I wrote gives you the idea that can help you, because it's really painful for me to watch. Thank you for reading this and I hope that you have a good day.
  14. 12 points
    I'm probably going to get a lot of hate for this, but fuck it. Seeing all these "discussion" threads go to hell is reminding me why I bailed out of my old forum account. I understand that most of you guys want to vent your criticism of Phil, most of which he fully deserves, and this is the most direct way to do it, but I rarely see it done to any success. Yes, Phil is partially, if not mostly responsible for this, but I can't stand by and accept this theory that it's only his fault, because that's honestly not what I'm seeing. I'm going to give you guys my honest advice here. Take it as you will. You guys know by now what kind of person Phil is. He's short fused, stubborn and set in his ways. You come in with the same approach every time and wonder why he reacts the way he does? The reason it never works is because there's no cooperation between anyone. We already know what Phil does wrong in these situations: his lack of ability to take criticism and his tendency to snap and shut things down. However, there are plenty of pitfalls the users make on a constant basis: You guys have a tendency to drift from discussing Phil's content to digging into personal matters, which is crossing the line, in my opinion. You cannot be surprised if your thread gets locked after trying to debate shit like Phil's upbringing or alcohol intake.You have a tendency to dog pile. Phil may bring a lot of this on himself, but he's still just one person. He's not going to want to deal with these debates when bunches of people jump into the forum just to point out the obvious, like "what Phil did was bad, he should be ashamed", rather than actually adding something worthwhile.To add to that last point, it seems some people jump into these discussions with the sole intent of being negative and not willing to actually give criticism anyone can work with. I fully understand frustration and wanting to vent, but there are times when that simply won't help. It just makes the situation worse and puts it on a faster route to being shut down.This one, I'm probably going to get a lot of flack for. If there's one thing I agree with Phil here on, it's nitpicking. You guys have no gauge as to which complaints deserve a discussion and which are just nitpicking. I'm sorry, but creating a new thread every time Phil says something stupid is ridiculous. You guys seem to think you have to retaliate to every petty argument or insult. Some of you need to learn to just let this shit go and move on when it's clear that Phil isn't going to resolve anything.Now, take that as you will. I guess I don't really care if people agree with me or flame me to shit. If you guys are serious about wanting to help Phil improve, then show that you're capable of being the better person. Otherwise, it's just drama for drama with no end.
  15. 12 points
    ​Where do you get this from? I'm one of the old mods and I'm on the Phil's ED page as a "pedophile". That's hardly a show of support. We left because we didn't like how Phil enforced rules that weren't written, ostensibly making up rules to get rid of the people he didn't like and/or said negative things about him. What happened afterwards was a massive clusterfuck and mostly my fault, but the rest of the modding staff did an insane job keeping the old forums clean of spam, bullshit and blatant hatred (calling Phil stupid things like pedo, calling Leanna his daughter etc.). Both Hazz3r and Beechey poured a TON of their free time into that site, and ended up leaving due to not being happy with how Phil polices his forums - a concern voiced a lot on here by many other members. They did absolutely nothing wrong, and the same goes for Slyspy, Lemon, Raiden, DXMichael and Chimaera. Lemon banned a ridiculous amount of accounts during his time as a mod, basically being a one-man army against spam-bots and the likes, of which there were a lot. I was at fault for the stupid shit that went down afterwards, and I have since apologized to Phil for it, but don't paint the other guys in a negative light. All they did was walk away after Phil broke an agreement with us by banning someone without consulting us and without pointing out any rules the user broke.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 11 points
    "WTF is" are not reviews, they're a first impressions. Also, frankly, TB is far more articulate than DSP. He analyses games to a much great degree and needs a long time to express his feelings. I'll go into the main reason why they're not comparable in a second. No one on Youtube does reviews like AngryJoe and that's an incredibly unfair comparison to make. Joe not only critiques the game but writes and performs sketches that highlight the ridiculousness of critiques that he might have, as well as showing specific examples from his live-streams cut into it. There's far more content there than there is in a Hateful Truth Review. My problem with DSP's Hateful Truth series is that, more often than not, there's almost no actual critique in the damn video, which means that the length of the video is uncalled for. Let's use DOOM as an example. 0:00 - 1:05: Introduction. Explanation that the game is a reboot of a classic IP. (1:08 - 1:11: DSP once again making up words/grammar. "id Software went to go super hardcore fan base") 1:05 - 2:20: It's a return to the style of gameplay of DOOM 1 and 2. This is smart because Doom 3 received negative reception. 2:20 - 3:17: Run-down of the gamemodes on offer. 3:17 - 4:04: This is the basics of the story. Minimal story-development in the campaign. 4:04 - 4:23: No regenerating health system. 4:23 - 4:42: Finally some critique! "Modern versions of classic DOOM enemies are "freaking awesome" because time". 4:42 - 5:00: A bit more critique! "It's cool that exploration rewards you with obtaining weapons early". 5:00 - 5:20: A bit more critique! "Platforming elements return but made better due to modern control systems. This is good.". 5:20 - 5:40: Explanation of how the enemies encounter you. 5:40 - 6:03: Secrets are a thing. 6:03 - 6:17: A bit more critique! "Classic DOOM map easter egg secrets are really cool" "Secrets add to game-length and quality because *insert phrase gushing over Doom 1 and 2 here*" 6:17 - 7:14: There is a weapon modification system, including dynamic weapon attachments. 7:14 - 7:30: There is an armour modification system that improves movement and utility. 7:30 - 8:05: Glory-kills are a thing. They're upgradable. 8:05 - 8:18: Generalised critique: Modernised gameplay mechanics (Better controls, Upgrade systems, Melee systems, all of which I would consider necessary for a FPS in 2016) make the game feel "fresh and great". 8:18 - 8:22: Game is "unique and awesome" because of this. 8:22 - 8:50: Campaign is 10-13 hours long. 8:50 - 8:56: Loved because *Gush over similarities to Doom 1 and 2* (I'm not calling this critique any more after this. The point has been made.) 8:56 - 9:27: Blown away by graphical fidelity and performance on consoles. Lots of detail. (This is literally the first critique that I would consider to be adequate for a professional review). 9:27 - 9:40: Bosses are a thing. Some returning, some are new. 9:40 - 10:10: Left in anticipation of new DOOM experiences. 10:10 - 10:27: *facepalm* So is it a good thing or a criticism then?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! 10:27 - 11:00: Shits on reviewers that said the game was repetitive and said it was a bad thing. 11:00 - 11:08: If their aim was to create a repetitive FPS with waves of enemies and a focus on mastering the gameplay then id Software did amazingly well. I enjoyed it. (What he tries to say "id Software hit the nail on the head". What he actually says "id Software hit it dead on the head".) 11:08 - 12:16: MP is an arena shooter with virtually no bells and whistles. (*sigh*...) 12:16 - 12:56: Demon Rune explanation. 12:56 - 13:14: This mechanic is "fun and different". 13:14 - 13:36: Plethora of game modes. Great performance. A lot different to other multiplayer FPS games on the market at the moment. 13:36 - 13:55: Snapmap explanation. 13:55 - 15:08: Snapmap is underwhelming and buggy. Has potential but seems like more of an afterthought. 15:08 - 15:17: 9 out of 10. 15:17 - 15:25: This score is because I'm a big fan of the classic games. 15:25 - 15:33: And because I understand what id were trying to do. (This has absolutely nothing to do with a games quality. If Dambuster were trying to make a low-effort Far Cry clone with performance issues then does that make Homefront better?) 15:33 - 16:05: If you've only played modern FPS games you might "not get it". (My god these are some of the most elitist comments I've ever heard come from DSP. Has Halo on Legendary difficulty or Veteran mode in Call of Duty stopped being a thing? Or that the newest CoD has a difficulty mode where you die if you're hit with one bullet? Has he forgotten that some of the most popular games in the world use fixed health systems? Minecraft, League of Legends, DotA 2, DayZ, Grand Theft Auto, Battlefield (although has been casualised), Counter-Strike, Team Fortress, Half-life.) 16:05 - 16:23: Shits on FPS games with more complexity than DOOM. 16:23 - 16:30: If you like arena shooters, you'll like DOOM. 16:30 - 16:55: I hope people ignore reviews that are more critical of the game and instead listen to people like me who are clearly fans of the genre and have a huge positive bias. 16:55 - 17:00: If you like arena shooters, you'll like DOOM. END. When the majority of information given in your review can be gathered from the promotional material and/or Wikipedia page, this shows there's a serious lack of quality analysis. The critique in this review adds up to about 4 minutes and 29 seconds, of a plus 17 minute video. Even then, some of the critiques are terribly argued. It's always, "because fun", "because it's like the original game". The game was almost never analysed on its own merits. There are only three points made that I would personally consider have any place in a professional review. The point about the demon rune in multiplayer being fun just scrapes in there. Exploration being rewarding scrapes in there but you never actually make this statement. You just put together the argument for it. And the best point made being the graphical fidelity and performance. It really comes across that the game looks great and really adds to the experience. There's one thing you can't fault these reviews for and that's regarding knowing what is in the game. But it doesn't answer any of my questions regarding how good the game is. It seems like it's been given a 9 because it looks good and it's an arena shooter. Like, I come away from that video with a tonne of questions: What is the shooting like? Is it impactful? Do you feel powerful? Does the game ever seem too hard / unfairly stacked against you? How tactical is the game? Can I get away with playing recklessly? How varied are the environments? Will I ever get bored by my surroundings? How do the weapon upgrades feel? Will my guns feel very different? How many upgrades can I expect to get during my playthrough? What's the enemy variety like? Does each enemy have unique attack types? How replayable is the game? How deep is the gameplay in terms of skill? Are the bosses epic? Does it feel like there's a lot at stake? I could go on, but my point is that all these questions address things described in the review but they're never really critique. Are the features you describe good, and how do you come to that conclusion? So, I have another question to add to the OP. Is this done on purpose? Do you just not see/understand the points I am making? How are the reviews planned. Does any carefully thought out analysis even take place? Because currently the reviews come across as a lot of rambling. To me at least.
  20. 11 points
    Do your homework. I've been making silly crap for what ... 8 years now? It started there and it takes merely one look at my channel to know that the series I started with is much, much more popular than YouTube Ave as well. And my mention of the charity was in criticism to the people that exonerate them for the obvious damage they're encouraging on the other hand. I don't take issue with people doing charity, but I do take issue with it being used as a reason to look the other way when harm is being dealt. And as for the constructive criticism he's accepted, one example is how he now incorporates some extra editing of game footage into his game reviews and no longer uses his cam mic for the review. Also, the classic montage stuff? That was also fan submitted ideas. He listened to my suggestion about keeping the blame of the game down to a minimum unless a glitch was far too obvious. He had every right not to listen to me, as he hated me for a while thanks to YouTube Ave, but he listened anyway. Turns out, giving actual feedback without the use of nasty wording kinda helps.
  21. 11 points
  22. 11 points
    BREAKING NEWS: WOMAN BUYS PARTNER STRAWBERRIES, POSSIBLE ILLEGAL ACTIVITY INVOLVED Seriously? Is it not within the realms of possibility that she could have either used public transport or - heaven forbid - walked to a store? But hey, if you want to play the baseless speculation game, allow me to play too: ParksAndRec made this forum thread, therefore he may have killed someone and used their computer to post it.
  23. 11 points
    I will probably get warned and or banned,heck i'm sure I will have people attack me verbally like on youtube,but i;m going to give my opinion because it has to be said. I don't see the point in the prestreams and just the constant soapboxing phil has been doing on the prestream the last week or so. And when he talks about other Youtubers even though he said tons in the past he doesn't watch other youtubers content so it's more hear say.dies 400 times to a boss? sorry phil but no stream,nor video I have seen of a streamer or youtuber died that many,don't over dramaticize stuff that bad.You are assuming what people want from a playthru and how people act,you have been around the block just like I have ,just like other people on this forum,and youtube, But because are not saying you NEED to spend hundreds of dollar on equipment,that you need to have high production values,people just say hey if you fail alot just edit the deaths out and stuff,stuff that can be seen as repetitive. you don't have to yea,but people were just giving you feedback,but people give feedback in their own way,you may see that as an insult but for the most part people are trying to help you,even members of The Sons Of Kojima are trying to help you,yea they take a light jab at you once or twice,but in the grand scheme of things they just want to help you become a better person. We as humans grow constantly in our lives as we grow,and the events that happen within our lives and we all do it differently,some people may see the feedback towards you as unnecessary,some may just say who gives a fuck if you don't like phils content don't watch it.But that's the easy way,not everyone wants to see phil fail,most people just want to see the nicer side of you phil,and well from a viewers perspective and someone who sees your tweets and gameplay I don't really see that much,which is a shame.I get it that people get on your case alot,and that the negativity get to you,but you also have to understand that you are an entertainer,a role model whether you think so or not,but may be best to not talk about the negativity you receive on a video or twitter,and I get you have to vent get it off your chest but there HAS to be a better way than what you have been doing because it just does not do good things for your image. But people will get over the whole you grinding in Bloodborne,they will just forget it or time and just deal with it,but people will not forget you calling those who are "against" your playthru or whatever "sheep", "close minded" , "mentally ill" or whatever else you call your haters or critiques. People don't like being labeled just like other label you,it's not nice and I think your viewers new and old deserve not to hear that from someone they enjoy watching.It gives me the feeling I got when I use to get bullied in elementary or middle school and people would call me a nerd,teachers pet,or four eyes.It may not come off to you phil as trying to be like that but I get that vibe whenever you go on the prestream or twitter and just say some hurtful stuff to people.And yea it's a two way street when it comes to respect,but even if someone did critique you or give you some feedback,you don't really discuss it,you seem to break down sometimes in the communication department. Something simple as just saying sorry to one person or a group of people you have unintentionally hurt in the past can do wonders for a person,we all have faults of our own,but we all just come to the point where we are the same,blood ruins thru our veins,we are human,and we all share a passion of gaming,some more than others.I mean i'm sorry if I ever offended you,in this forum or another,was just me giving my opinion on the matter and just because I didn't enjoy your Bloodborne playthru doesn't mean I wont enjoy your GOT playthru,or your Mortal Kombat X playthru. I mean other people enjoy it and that's cool for them,just different strokes for different folks man. It'sl ike if you dislike Iron man,but others enjoy it,that's fine dude we all have different taste,and not everything can appeal to everyone.Don't have to see that as a negative,just see it that "hey other people are watching it so yea lets have fun" I would really suggest you just take a step back a bit,before lashing out like you have been when people are saying stuff you don't want them too,you can't stop peoples opinions,that's just life man,we get critique everyday of our live whether it be our school,work,or family,just how it is,but hey that also helps us grow as people,just don't let your anger erupt and take over the situation ,just be chill man. I know this is super long,but it's just something I wanted to express. I Know people will disagree with me,but I just honestly wanted to give phil some of my input,but thanks to anyone that reads this all,including Phil.Cheers everyone and have a great day :) '
  24. 11 points
    Fred, Fred, Fred, Fred, Fred. Alright so full disclosure, I made this account specifically to respond to this thread. I find it very distasteful and disrespectful that so many people who I currently have open conversations with right now are talking about me in such a way as if I am the cause of this or that I am some terrible person. So I was sitting back the night this happened and had this story fall into my lap, if Revan gives permission I'll post the screencap of how it happened since all of this is where it is by now. Revan was trying to convey to me that "hey you guys constantly get singled out and moderated, I know you get upset on how the forums are run, here is something that shows we are unbiased." Let me ask you, has anyone pro Phil ever been banned from these forums? To try and support the notion that staff is not allowed to talk to me or anyone else that is critical of Phil only supports the perception that people have of these forums and the type of "top secret" stuff that goes on. This is a forum, it really isn't that big a deal. Also just to clarify, this is the first account and post I have made here in months. Please stop embarrassing yourself by saying everyone is me. Finally, this notion that KG is innocent or a victim here is ridiculous, he actively goes after people who are critical of Phil by doxing people and threatening them.
  25. 11 points
    So last night Phil posted a huge rant on twitter. Again. And it raised a few questions for me. Before I ask the questions I'll post the whole rant here so no one has to go looking for it. 1. How do you know they're mentally ill? Because they check your twitter feed and forums and then respond to it? If that's the case then so are your fans 2. How exactly are the SoK trying to ruin your life? I think you're grossly exaggerating there along with the mentally ill thing. 3. Not question, just pointing out that by your apparent definition of stalker every single one of your followers on twitter is also a stalker. 4. "When i was young, i was interested in fun w/friends, drinking, girls and living. Not stalking people full time. Thats the definition of ill" How do you know what they do outside of twitter and YouTube? If you do know that then that makes you a stalker, not them. 5. You can't stop people from seeing what you say on Twitter or your Forums or in YouTube videos. That is all public information. You can stop people from responding to it directly but not seeing it. 6. Obviously you haven't been ignoring them if you went on this tirade about things they've done recently. 7. Most importantly, what did they even do to warrant you going off like this? Seriously, just chill out. Another thing, it's incredibly insensitive of you to throw around "mentally ill" and "sick in the head" like that. I know people with actual mental illnesses, they would be absolutely appalled to see you call internet trolls and critics "mentally ill". Calling them dumb or stupid for doing it is one thing, calling them mentally ill is another.
  26. 11 points
    I played Minecraft before it became a "fad" and loved it, even when it was in early alpha with barely any features. It's a true sandbox, and it's a complete fallacy that "it's only really enjoyable with mods". Getting a few friends together on a server and working together - or even screwing up each others shit - is some of the most fun I've had gaming in recent(ish) memory. It kind of died out for me later on, but it didn't stop me from putting close to 200 hours into the game without installing any mods. Also, Minecraft is not "simple". You're equating graphics = complex, which is completely false. Minecraft introduced some groundbreaking mechanics that SO many games have incorporated into their games now; you probably wouldn't have seen a game like Don't Starve if Minecraft hadn't happened. Minecraft is also a procedurally generated world, and it does it brilliantly. The landscapes it creates with its fairly simple graphics is fucking outstanding, and it makes you WANT to explore the world that is completely unique to your server. You're selling the game so short and basing your opinion on pre-conceived negative notions caused by the games popularity rather than the actual content and what it brought to the table. It is no different than someone saying "CoD suxorz" because they hate how popular the game is.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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
  30. 11 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
  31. 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.
  32. 11 points
  33. 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.
  34. 10 points
    ​Firstly you're making an assumption that some people wont enjoy that failure. (Which i'm sure many would especially in a souls game.) Second this could easily be remedied by just uploading few fails and saving the full unedited playthrough for your stream upload. That would make everyone happy. Though i honestly doubt those complaining about your failure are anything more than a vocal minority. The reason you get a backlash with your rage is due to you blaming the game and the developers for your failings. You need to redirect that anger and check your ego. ​What a weak sauce argument. "My way is the right way!" Nobdy is asking you to turn into pewdiepie or act stupid. People want the gameplay to be entertaining. This was my point with DMC3 and my SFIV analogy. You said to me on twitter you "wouldn't hold it against someone to beat arcade mode just mashing roundhouse" neither would I but that doesn't mean it's acceptable for a Let's Play. Because a let's play NEEDS to be entertaining. At least it needs to be if you want to maintain an audience. I warned about you being OP multiple times both on these threads and on twitter. You don't seem to realize I'm trying to help you. Instead your mentality is "well this guys butthurt that i don't play the game HIS way" It's not about playing games "my way" or the {"right way" It's about maintaining an audience and NOT playing the "wrong way" which would be the lame/cheap/cheesey way. ​ ​This is pure sophistry bs here and so there's no reason to even retort. ​It's not about laughing at your fails dude. It's about the journey and not the destination. People want the gameplay to be fun to watch. And yes that would mean that the gameplay is going to be more difficult for you. But the reward comes from overcoming that challange. This would also help you to become a better gamer. If you had actually learned the parry mechanics in \Dark Souls 1 Demons Souls, Dark Souls 2 and even Bloodbornes gun mechanics would be far easier for you now. But instead of actually learning you want to tank through everything. One of the things that was removed from my DMC3 question was me pointing out that DMC4 special edition is coming out soon for PS4 XBONE and Steam. I wanted you to actually learn to play DMC3 so that DMC4 would be a better playthrough. Otherwise we'll encounter the same problems AGAIN and nobody will want to watch. But what the fuck would i know right? I'm just a viewer a guy who's made guides for you and a patron. Clearly i'm just out to humiliate you.Wake up mate.
  35. 10 points
    I can't believe I'm having to talk about this so long after he left, but Phil needs to stop talking about Twitch streamers like he knows what they do. He has NEVER watched a twitch stream, not one. When he talks about Twitch streamers he's talking completely out his ass and it pisses me off. It pisses me off more that his fans believe the utter bullshit he says about Twitch and Twitch streamers. I watch several Twitch streamers, including some of the most popular ones. None of them beg for subs and donations every five minutes. Or beg ever for that matter. The only streamer or youtuber I have ever seen beg people for money is Phil himself ever since he started Patreon. He literally begs people, for ten minutes straight, to donate to his Patreon every day. And then has the unmitigated gall to shit on Twitch streamers for something they don't even do. The majority of Twitch streamers are genuinely cool people who do what they do because they love doing it. It's not about the money. It's about hanging out and enjoying video games with their audience. Ask any of them and they'll tell you if you only want to do it to make money you're doing it for the wrong reasons. If giving people actual recognition for giving you money for sitting on your ass playing video games is begging then Phil should beg more often. I apologize for the harsh wording but Phil seriously needs to stop talking about things he knows nothing about like he's the authority. It only serves to worsen his already horrible image to the entire internet.
  36. 10 points
    ​The man's just asking a question. I've been watching these forums for a while, and it's refreshing to see something other than just blind praise. =)
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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
  41. 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?
  42. 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
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 9 points
    ​With all due respect, a lot of the unnecessary drama could be avoided if there was some established trust between the administration/moderation staff and the posters. You have to address some of the stuff that's gone on at some point and look to improve your PR, because let's be honest here: doing stuff like changing people's usernames and deleting threads when the 90% of the posters here believe the moderation staff is unapproachable to talk to isn't helping your case at all.
  46. 9 points
    The bigger problem here is Phils PR skills, if he had just responded calmly and explained himself he would have been fine. Instead he had to blow it up and have a negative attitude about it which led to this much backlash.
  47. 9 points
    ​If your spending on Supercard is none of our business then quit bragging about how much you spend on PUBLIC forums. Shut up about it and keep it private. That's just one of many problems with you "None of your business what I do in private" yet you tell everyone every damn "private" thing about you and what you do on the internet. It is our business since you claim you're in massive debt and you're wanting us to donate to you but somehow you're giving hundreds to a mobile game, paying hundreds for movies/TV shows, you eat out quite a lot, going to be paying hundreds for a hotel that's only 20-40 minutes away from your house, going to a Comic-Con this year and spending hundreds to thousands to fly halfway across the U.S. for a wedding. You have publicly said all of this whether it was on forums, in videos or on Twitter so none is private. Don't try to make people feel sorry about your debt when 1. You caused it by moving and overspending & 2. You're still constantly going to be blowing money that you claim to not have. To keep this on topic: You can improve yourself by keeping everything about your "personal private life" actually private.
  48. 9 points
    It is always a delight to wake up to an absolute shit storm of apocalyptic proportions. Allow me to voice my opinions on the matter, as I have seen blanket statements condemning the mod team for inaction. I would also like to note that I have shared these thoughts (that I know some other moderators share) in the staff forum for discussion. Sitting comfortably? Good: 1) JosephCollins was wrong for reporting a harmless thread. 2) FredFuchs was wrong for inciting a mob to go after him, and those who did were wrong to do so. 3) The SoK Hangout thread was peaceful, it should not have been closed. Warnings and/or individual bannings should have been issued instead. Though the incident took place away from the forums, it was still caused by actions here, and attacking another member for something they do/think is not tolerated. 4) The spamming of threads protesting the SoK Hangout thread closure went against the rules. We don't mind threads like this popping up to discuss a matter, but we don't need 20 of them. 5) All of this drama is SO. FUCKING. BORING. Can we go back to talking about some o' dem vidya games, pls?
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