Gamertube: PewDiePie and the YouTube commentary revolution

Polygon: "How a new wave of YouTube stars is blurring the line between creator and fan."

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Qrphe1683d ago

Only one I actually enjoy is Mark Bussler.

Blacktric1683d ago

Mah black person.

Mark is truly the only reviewer that I give a crap about. He doesn't jump into bandwagons and praise everything off the a** that other reviewers also praised. And more importantly, he genuinely enjoys playing games rather than just playing them for the sake of his job.

just_looken1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

Going to leave this here is a good video on how PewDiePie got his sub's but i still think he did something to the site/system.

wenaldy1683d ago

Bubbles for you. Classic Game Room is the most "mature" game reviewer on Youtube.Even Mark can review rock without make it boring.

majiebeast1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

Pewdiepie is a sign that the bar is pretty low right now and we need to bring it up.

This is a job for!

just_looken1683d ago

Yeah he must have done something to his subscribers section over 9million subs? WTF sure 1/30 vids are decent and if your fucking tired somewhat funny but no way is it 9million sub funny.

Soldierone1683d ago

i only ever watch Nova. He isn't amazing at games, and that makes it funny to watch. His whole crew has a good dynamic of entertainment to it.

miyamoto1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

Pew Die Pie was the biggest endorser of The Last of Us. He helped it with multi-million views across 16 episodes.

The Rad Brad did very good job too with millions of views.

SaulGoodman1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

Pew Die Pie makes millions while babbling nonsense and screaming into the mic on YouTube. Sony was the biggest endorser of The Last of Us. Pew Die Pie's character is nothing other than a moderately extreme mindlessly astute idiot savant.

ape0071683d ago

"Pew Die Pie makes millions while babbling nonsense and screaming into the mic on YouTube"

sour grapes man, dem sour grapes

edgeofsins1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

He is silly, obviously. He doesn't play most games to take it seriously.

I get he is too much for some people. Don't insult him because he has fun with what he is doing and doesn't have to act mature to be professional. It's not your taste, so you can move on.

Linus from NCIX channels and LinusTechTips makes silly jokes sometimes even in product showcases and reviews. It's not like it's bad, it's just his thing and people love him for it.

EDIT: And the people that want to rant about him, especially on his own youtube channel/videos are even worse, you're just giving him more views that way. If you don't like him then just ignore him. You have plenty other options. Not that it's like people won't bring the topic to you, but some people just bring it up themselves occasionally like a habit.

HarryMasonHerpderp1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

The guy butchered the last of us with his silly noises and dumb comments all the way through the game.
Not exactly how the last of us should be experienced in my opinion.

Furesis1683d ago

why did you watch it all the way!!!WHYYYY!!!

HarryMasonHerpderp1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

Well I didn't watch all of it haha
I skipped to the parts which really made an impact on me when I first played it. Which just made it really depressing listening to his reactions and the way he just well....ruined it all.
It wouldn't bother me normally it's just the fact that some people watched this video instead of buying the game (and I know there's no evidence that those same people would have bought the game) but there had to of been some surely. Even worse is when those same people turn around and say the game is overrated when their only experience of the last of us is a pewdiepie video on youtube.

Blacktric1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

I love how every single one of his annoying fans regularly claim that he is the reason X game's sold a lot because of the videos he did. I just read a comment about how Amnesia: The Dark Descent sold as much because of his videos yesterday...

The only reason those videos have millions of views is because his annoying, underage fans eat everything he craps in the form of a video. Not because they actually care about the game.

TekoIie1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

You need to watch this:

Explains everything about pewdiepie in less than 2 mins.

SaulGoodman1683d ago (Edited 1683d ago )

ROTFSM! (rolling on the floor sh*ting myself) That's freakin' hilarious! You've got his number bro. Everyone give this guy a Bup for being funny as hell!

miyamoto1682d ago (Edited 1682d ago )

dude, he did recommend and endorse the PS3 games he had fun playing at the end if his playthroughs. And even if its not official nor paid for by Sony what's great about it is its FREE product advertising to his 11 million bro army. - thats a lot of gamers dude. U jelly, bro?

TekoIie1682d ago

"And even if its not official nor paid for by Sony what's great about it is its FREE product advertising to his 11 million bro army."

I dont think you understand. Endorsements only matter if the person's endorsement has any value and among the majority he does not.

For example. If your primary consumers are part of the LGBT community then you will not accept an endorsement from Putin. If anything refusing it and telling him to do one will increase your sales.

Also this 11 million bro army? Yeh so only 5 million of them watched the first vid.... Nice. I remember being taught in history the best army is one where only half your soldiers turn up for -_-

"U jelly, bro?"

I think you should watch the video I linked. It has an answer to that ;)

miyamoto1682d ago

He is also the biggest endorser of Shadow of the Colossus to this generations younger players... a niche game

I believe his preferred console is the PS3 aside from his PC.

14 disagrees against facts?
go to youtube and see the numbers

like it or not he is very relevant today

i like his honest commentary on the games he play

he introduces real PS3 games to the casuals, and that is very nice

TekoIie1682d ago


Firstly youtube views are not synonymous with buisness deals. Thats like saying whether or not IGN gives a game a good or bad review score their video is endorsing the game because of views alone.

Also facts? Oh please, the only fact you stated was that his walkthrough was 16 episodes long. The rest was complete bull.

Also lets see Sony accept this so called endorsement. You think they want someone who tossed out more rape jokes a year than Santa does presents to publicly endorse their products? I really hope they don't if they want to keep up the good publicity.

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ThatCanadianGuy5141683d ago

10 meters

That's all i want.Just give me 10 meters and i'll give you the greatest dropkick-to-face you'll ever see.

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