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Gamertube: PewDiePie and the YouTube commentary revolution

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

Qrphe  +   887d ago
Only one I actually enjoy is Mark Bussler.
Blacktric  +   887d 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_looken  +   887d 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.
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wenaldy  +   887d ago
Bubbles for you. Classic Game Room is the most "mature" game reviewer on Youtube.Even Mark can review rock without make it boring.
majiebeast  +   887d 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!
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just_looken  +   887d 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.
Soldierone  +   887d 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.
miyamoto  +   887d 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.
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SaulGoodman  +   887d 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.
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Duddy101  +   887d ago
I hear that!
ape007  +   887d ago
"Pew Die Pie makes millions while babbling nonsense and screaming into the mic on YouTube"

sour grapes man, dem sour grapes
edgeofsins  +   887d 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.
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   887d 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.
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Furesis  +   887d ago
why did you watch it all the way!!!WHYYYY!!!
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   887d 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.
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Blacktric  +   887d 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.
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TekoIie  +   887d ago
You need to watch this:

Explains everything about pewdiepie in less than 2 mins.
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SaulGoodman  +   887d 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!
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miyamoto  +   886d 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?
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TekoIie  +   886d 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 ;)
miyamoto  +   887d 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
TekoIie  +   886d 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.
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   887d 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.
KwietStorm  +   887d ago
KingPin  +   887d ago
heard of this guy, watched one video. 2 mins in i was like BULLSH!T...never been bothered to see anything new and from the comments here i take it its same old same old.
MrGunny94  +   887d ago
Indeed, I just think he's audience is immature..
NBT91  +   887d ago
I watched one of his videos, disliked it and left a comment explaining what I didn't like - not in a rude way or anything, just the way I would with anything else I try and don't like.

The amount of hate and death threats I got was funny as hell. And I like how he and his fans response (when not swearing) is "don't like it then don't watch it." I'm sorry - next time I'll just blindly hate on something WITHOUT watching it first?
just_looken  +   887d ago

Seriously that much hate? LOL wow i never leave comments that much on youshit but to get that kind response fucking pathetic and funny in a way.
CaptainPunch  +   887d ago
I leave you with this
D0ffy  +   887d ago
I find him entertaining at times, but have somewhat grown out of him lately.

His fans are f**cking crazy though, but that's just like any other big YouTube star's fans. Yuck.
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Mikefizzled  +   887d ago
Whilst I am not a fan of PewDiePie I can't fault the fact he knows his market and its doing well at it. The whole over the top persona is adored by some of the younger people I know.
mydyingparadiselost  +   887d ago
I've tried watching Pew but I just can't do it, he's too much for me. I've been pretty much sticking to Two Best Friends Play since they're just a bunch of nerds keeping it semi real.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   887d ago
unfortunately one of my friends got sucked in and became a Pew Die Pie fan.
darren_poolies  +   887d ago
I don't understand why everyone hates PewDiePie so much, sure his fanbase can be really annoying but he seems like a cool guy and I enjoy his videos.
Dude420  +   887d ago
Personally, I don't mind him all that much, but I get why people are annoyed with him. He basically created an immature fanbase that love the crap out of him, then they go to similar gaming videos and have to make comparisons of Felix to other people.

Basically, they'll say things like how Felix is God no other Gamer can match his greatness etc... Or they'll also say "This guy tries too hard to be PewDiePie" and "This guy sucks compared to PewDiePie". Nobody needs to hear that crap on a video they want to watch other than PewDiePie and it just ruins some of people's experiences.

Now we have PewDiePie haters...
darren_poolies  +   886d ago
Yeah but that isn't his fault. He can't really help what kind of fanbase he creates and just because people hate his fans doesn't mean they should hate him.
Dude420  +   886d ago
I agree, it isn't his fault, but the reality is that some people will think otherwise because they're so sick and tired of hearing his name on other gaming videos.
SegaGamer  +   887d ago
The guy is an annoying prat, not funny in the slightest. I can shout at games too you know.
RickHiggity  +   886d ago
I fucking hate this guy. He talks like he's 3 years old, and just learned how. And there are so many better commentators out there.

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