The 7 Million Dollar Man: There's zero reason to hate on PewDiePie

Why the success of PewDiePie is good for anyone trying to make a living in the gaming media, like him or not.

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Software_Lover1200d ago

People need to learn the difference between "dislike" and "hating". They are not interchangeable.

Rimeskeem1200d ago

I honestly think he would be a cool friend. I just find him annoying in his youtube videos.

HammadTheBeast1199d ago

He plays a persona which is catered to his audience of 10-14 year olds. Probably a chill guy in real life, he has put in the work to get where he is, but his persona is incredibly annoying after a bit.

InTheLab1200d ago (Edited 1200d ago )

I also feel like most Hate his content and not him as a person. At least, that's how I feel. It's predictably loud and obnoxious and I don't think and of what he says or does is the least bit entertaining.

Deathly_Grin1200d ago (Edited 1200d ago )

Exactly this. I don't hate on PewDiePie in the sense that I go out of my way to leave nasty remarks/comments on his videos because I simply don't watch them. If someone asks me what I think, I'll let them know. That being said, his content doesn't appeal to me as I find his mannerisms annoying.

On the other had, regardless of what I or anyone else thinks, you can't knock the hustle. The man found a way to turn his particular brand of humor into something extremely lucrative. I can respect that.

Software_Lover1199d ago

Exactly. People have taken this term "hating" to a level it was never meant to be.

I told my brother the other day that I don't like Nikki Minaj. I don't listen to her music. He said to me quit "hating", you just mad she get badder girls than you........... WTF!!!! I don't care how many chicks she gets or what she does. I just don't care to listen to her. She's getting her money though, so I have no problem with that. Dislike.

Now if I had said... Nikki aint all that. I can rap better than her and I get badder chicks. Now that would be Hating. Atleast that is how I see it.

3-4-51200d ago

* I don't hate Pew Die Pie the person, I just very much dislike his youtube persona.

001200d ago

I'm I the only who see that these youtubers looking died inside? you look into their eyes and they seem empty, like they realized what they chose as a career path.

XboxOneX1199d ago

You need Jesus.

Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.

PewDiePie is a very funny guy and he makes amazing videos and I know he is NOT empty. He is always very calm and always very entertaining in all his videos.

HammadTheBeast1199d ago

Why? The guy makes bank and has a very large presence, anytime he wanted to he could quit and join any other company as a social corespondent or something like that.

001199d ago

@xboxonex I 'm not judging just observing their behavior and I don't need Jesus

@hammadthebeast I'm not only just talking about pewdiepie, these letsplayers look like they're fakes.

TheSaint1199d ago

SO playing games for a living and making millions is a bad choice?

Um ok.

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MasterCornholio1200d ago

I find him annoying but I don't hate him.

NukaCola1199d ago

Same. I am a big Kinda Funny fan but I never watch Alfredo Plays either. I just don't find it that interesting personally.

Ocsta1200d ago

He's irritating and not at all funny or fun to watch. And he succeeds for it. That's why I hate him.

BloodAddiction1200d ago

Tell that to those +30,000,000 people who are subscribed to him

Ocsta1200d ago

Yeah well mankind is doomed to do stupid, stupid things. There are a TON of truly talented people on Youtube who deserve this kind of success but, nope, HE gets a freaking South Park episode for being an idiot. Tommy Wiseau voice: "I'm fed up with this worreld!"

-Foxtrot1199d ago

That's how many idiots their are in this world....and that alone is scary

XiMasterChief1200d ago

awww little honeybee thinks his opinion matters. Grow up, you hate someone because they suceeded more in life than you ever be.

Bimkoblerutso1200d ago (Edited 1200d ago )

That logic makes no sense. I don't dislike everyone that makes more money than me. Far from it. That would be almost everyone I know.

I dislike the ones that I think don't deserve it, and whether you disagree or not, I don't personally think he deserves the popularity and (more importantly) income that he gets. His videos are the worst kind of pandering schlock on youtube. There is no cleverness or creativity involved with anything he does. It is literally just a grown man screaming obscenities at a screen.

I won't say I HATE the man, but I certainly think he plays into a very, very backwards system.

-Foxtrot1199d ago

That's funny because look at all the singers, actors, presenters, comedians who we all love and enjoy watching. Nobody hates on them for being successful.

Germany71199d ago

According to your wonderful logic, we need to praise Justin Bieber and Kardashians too.

Ocsta1199d ago

Honeybee? I'm a Red Wizard of Thay thank you very much.

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HammadTheBeast1199d ago

But he is funny to watch for 10-14 year olds, his main audience.

Rimeskeem1200d ago (Edited 1200d ago )

It's not that I hate him, it's that I hate how much he gets payed for playing games and screaming into his mic like a 5 year old. Don't get me wrong, if I could get payed that much for doing so little I would do it. PewDiePie got lucky though because he started when Youtube was still a rising media device.

Lamboomington1200d ago

Well, a lot of people got lucky doing lots of things that might seem simple to do. You can say that for quite a few things.

At the end of the day though, how likely is it that someone persists that long and has the personality that happens to appeal to that many youtube viewers ? Whatever he did, clearly he did it right.

Loktai1200d ago

I find it helpful when people post walkthroughs or stream some gameplay... I find it insane people are making so much off it and a little weird that someone this annoying can rise to the tape but thats how it works... someone is willing to watch.