Maddy Myers of Paste Magazine looks at why game journalists hate PewDiePie.
What is there to hate? He panders to the lowest common denominator and gets paid doing it. That is success right there.
i don't hate him, i just think hes an idiot and far from entertaining. amazing that people out there actually care to spend time watching this fool. i guess hes laughing all the way to the bank though.
I don't hate him, but I remember when he started, he was usually a bit racist and always doing rape jokes... that's where I stopped watching him. He has some good content when it comes to video game playthroughs, but his personality takes a toll on me. His a bit annoying. People fail to see the bigger picture though, Athene and Pewdiepie have given a lot to charity, and both participate on their on Charities, yet most people hate them for their personality.
He not funny and he never will be
Why would anyone hate this guy? He hasn't done anything to anyone.
envy, jealousy......salt im neutral towards him but i have lot of respect for the guy, u just feel proud as a gamer when the biggest channel in a major website like youtube is about videogames
I've no ill will toward the guy. I'm just not too fond of his videos. I'm more of an Achievement Hunter kind of guy.
While it's great that the biggest channel on youtube is a video games one but lets not beat around the bush, he's is a TERRIBLE representation of gamers.
Think what you want about the guy, but he's not a bad person. A lot of people find him annoying, or his fan-base as rabid psycho-paths (their right to think so), but the guy has raised tons of money for charity and stuff like that. I'm not crazy about him myself, but it's seriously dumb when people hate on him and say he's a disgrace to gamers, when he really isn't. He makes millions of people laugh. I can't find what's so bad about that.
Why do people care so much about how gamers are represented still baffles me . I dont like his stuff , but if anything he shows that anyone regular can be a gamer , albeit a mediocre one . And he does advertise some games the mainstream folks wouldnt hear or care about , in the process . So there is at least that
He doesn't know how to play any game. His video content is crap. He screams at the top of his lungs at the tiniest of movements. He is an annoying arrogance douche. How anyone enjoys this idiot and thinks he's funny is beyond me. Gamers and developers work hard to get the medium into a new light and higher scale so we get more respect as a whole. This guy is just trying to be stereotype and brings all our hard work down.
I think it's because for many people his success doesn't seem worthy based on his material. I think most people would gladly cheer this guy on if his work was worthy of it, but in reality, it's nothing special. He got famous for his outrageous over the top reactions to scary videos. That's fine, he got famous, but when that made you millions and meanwhile you're working hard to produce relevant quality content. It's gonna piss you off.
What Orionsangel said. At least I think that while it's great he donates much to charity, I just don't like his humor. I think it's childish and his videos aren't as... professional you could say as many others' videos but still he just happens to be the most famous because the right target audience has found him: children and pre-teens. I think anyone can be succesful at any form of entertainment, music, stand-up, let's plays, etc. as long as his or her work is seen by the right audience, no matter how bad he or she would be.
I don't like his content but I cannot understand how anyone could hate him. He is just making videos that make people laugh as well as doing various things for various charities. If we take it bad to basics hes doing something he loves for a living. Isn't that something everyone should strive for?
I've been subscribed to him since he was very small, he put alot of time and effort in his channel. So he deserves the amount of sub's he has, I do agree with aiBreez he is a terrible representation of gamers. besides that I don't see any reason to hate this guy, if you want to start a channel go ahead no one will stop you..
Still better than Gamespot and Kotaku.
Well a blank page would be better to be fair
I hate him. Why? Because he's a 4 million times more successful than myself despite busting my balls for 60-70 hours a week for 4 years. I suck, he does not. Therefore he must be a complete asshat and it's a complete fluke that he's as successful as he is. In reality he created a personality that resonates well with a very large number of YouTubers. Say what you want but the guy has put in the work and deserves to reap the rewards.
No one hates him. So stop posting' I don't hate him.' We dislike how he carries himself.
I prefer Angry Joe
I like the man, i find him funny and enjoy watching his playthroughs.
Dudes funny and there's a lot off jelly in this world tbh
Nothing to do with hate, it's people who are jealous, they sit back and moan like the world owes them a favour well it doesn't. This guy made videos for pure entertainment and it's now providing him with a decent amount of money with him still doing what he does. Like him or hate him for what he does, it's none of anyones business what he earns he does not provide a service to anyone. It's entertainment on his own level of commitment.
i only watched 3 minutes of him and didnt like him. i dont understand why ppl are watching this guy.
kids this days wants weird stuffs, i think.
The Angry video game nerd (James Rolfe) is infinitely more likeable and he only reviewed retro games. This guy just plain bugs me.
He's a nice guy. I have nothing against him as a person. I just hate how he presents himself, considering, due to the size of his channel, he, and others such as Tobuscus, are seen as a face of gaming, if you will, while they pander to a rather young demographic. It doesn't do any favors for a medium still trying to be seen as something more than toys for kids by many not in the know.
My sentiments exactly.
Don't remind the world of that thing :p
I had never heard of this man until last week and never watched one of his videos. Dont plan to either. If theres anyone to blame for his success its the idiots who watch him and get effected by it. If you just ignored him he would go away. Cant blame the man for making a living anyway he can
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