In Defense of PewDiePie

Maddy Myers of Paste Magazine looks at why game journalists hate PewDiePie.

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MrSwankSinatra1628d ago

What is there to hate? He panders to the lowest common denominator and gets paid doing it. That is success right there.

VealParmHero1628d ago

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.

Mega241628d ago (Edited 1628d ago )

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.

KinjoTakemura1628d ago

Why would anyone hate this guy? He hasn't done anything to anyone.

ape0071628d ago (Edited 1628d ago )

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

randomass1711628d ago

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.

pompombrum1628d ago (Edited 1628d ago )

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.

Reverent1628d ago (Edited 1628d ago )

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.

Baka-akaB1628d ago (Edited 1628d ago )

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

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Summons751628d ago

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.

Orionsangel1628d ago (Edited 1628d ago )

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.

Kivespussi1628d ago

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.

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Mikefizzled1628d ago

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?

mmc-0071628d ago (Edited 1628d ago )

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..

LightDiego1628d ago

Still better than Gamespot and Kotaku.

Baka-akaB1628d ago

Well a blank page would be better to be fair

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