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What's the deal with PewDiePie anyways?

deathbyprayer

New Member
So apparently this guy is all over the news the past couple of weeks. I used to watch his vidoes I thought he was pretty funny but I got tired of him so I moved on. Now I've been seeing news about this guy everywhere, he disabled his comments on Youtube, MLB did a deal with him, I was just wondering is this really a big gaming news?

I mean sure for one guy to influence a whole video game sale he's pretty important but is he really that important? I feel like this is the showbiz news when it comes to gaming. Just to clarify I'm not hating on him don't get the wrong impression.
 

Ciel

See-Elle
How I see it, he just happens to be a popular YouTube personality, who is contra to the Youtube social more. Other than that, I am really not sure. I mean I do get it, so to speak, but at the same time I am like you, "Whatever."
 

Haymansafc

New Member
I watched quite a few of PewDiePie's videos around eighteen months/two years ago. I know he has a huge following with loyal fans and there’s no doubt he’s been hugely successful at what he does. To start off with, I thought he was okay. However, his style of commentary quickly become grating to me. I find he goes over the top and often towards the extreme. I can kind-of see the charm but it generally doesn't appeal to me. He tends to talk over the games he plays to the point the videos are more about him than what's on the screen. I'm sorry, but I just don't see what the big deal is with him.

Personally, I like a bit of banter with the odd joke in moderation when I watch YouTube gaming videos. It enhances them for me. However, PewDiePie doesn't seem to 'scale' this from the videos I've seen (not seen anything recently, so apologies if this is now unfair/outdated). The gauge is constantly racked all the way over to ten.

I know all this may sound harsh, but that's how I feel. I have absolutely nothing against him as a person – it's just how he comes across to me as a gaming commentator. I watch a heck of a lot of YouTube gaming videos and have done for around three years now. I've come across a decent number of commentators who I feel are excellent in doing so, some which started off well but become big headed and others who I just can't watch. As things stand, there's only around five (of who I've found) who so far have stood up to the test of time.
 

Haze

Well-Known Member
Personally, I find him annoying. Only ever watched bits and pieces of his videos but can't take to it. Extremely overrated.
 

Ridge

New Member
I don't like let's plays in general. This medium isn't meant to be watched. But this guy seems like the worst... I don't get it.
 

daimashin

New Member
I watched his lets play once and didn't like it. I thought he was quite pretentious when playing. Maybe I didn't see enough but I just don't like his style. I prefer RadBrad to be honest. I don't know what's the hype with the guy, maybe it's because of that article about him earning $4m a year.
 

jbeavis100

New Member
He's far too overboard for me honestly. I like a bit of banter with a couple jokes. Maybe even telling stories about your own life, if thats your thing. He's too loud and annoying..
 

Haymansafc

New Member
daimashin said:
I watched his lets play once and didn't like it. I thought he was quite pretentious when playing. Maybe I didn't see enough but I just don't like his style. I prefer RadBrad to be honest. I don't know what's the hype with the guy, maybe it's because of that article about him earning $4m a year.
Indeed. The RadBrad is who I watch almost exclusively when it comes to games console content. Almost all my PS4 content to date has come via him. He's arguably the best walkthrough commentator I've found on YouTube. He's someone who I bonded with very quickly and has about the best style which could appeal to easily as broad of an audience as PewDiePie. He's generally relaxed, discusses the actual game with acceptable/sensible amounts of banter thrown in. I've been subscribed to him since around early 2011 – so I'm one of his earlier subs. I've never known him to go over the top. I do rate him very highly indeed and I would happily recommend his videos to anyone who may not have come across him.

I do watch a few others regularly who I also rate reasonably highly, but they tend to stick more to specific sandbox games, PC or indie titles.
 

Ridge

New Member
I just watched one of his videos to see what all the fuss was about.

He...This is aimed at children and the developmentally challenged right? Are we all just way outside of his target demographic?
 

iamthenight90

The Watcher In The Wings
I just watched one of his videos to see what all the fuss was about.

He...This is aimed at children and the developmentally challenged right? Are we all just way outside of his target demographic?
see now i only watch some of his videos, sure he can get a bit annoying but its games walking dead were he shines most
 

RobDaCool

New Member
I don't like "YouTube Celebrities" kind of upsets me in a depressing way. I mean I had to work 3 jobs to put my wife through medical school -when all I needed to do is throw a schoolgirl uniform on her and open up a YouTube channel :(
 

Ridge

New Member
I don't like "YouTube Celebrities" kind of upsets me in a depressing way. I mean I had to work 3 jobs to put my wife through medical school -when all I needed to do is throw a schoolgirl uniform on her and open up a YouTube channel :(
It's not too late!
 

Ciel

See-Elle
I don't like "YouTube Celebrities" kind of upsets me in a depressing way. I mean I had to work 3 jobs to put my wife through medical school -when all I needed to do is throw a schoolgirl uniform on her and open up a YouTube channel :(
My thoughts exactly. The only YouTube "celebrities" I approve of are those who are actually contributing to society in a useful, productive, way--i.e John and Hank Green, and similar folks.
 

deathbyprayer

New Member
I watched his lets play once and didn't like it. I thought he was quite pretentious when playing. Maybe I didn't see enough but I just don't like his style. I prefer RadBrad to be honest. I don't know what's the hype with the guy, maybe it's because of that article about him earning $4m a year.
Yeah it seems like he's just out there playing and pretending to be scared or be shocked or something like that. Fan service if you will. I just don't get how he's always in the news lately.
 

deathbyprayer

New Member
I just watched one of his videos to see what all the fuss was about.

He...This is aimed at children and the developmentally challenged right? Are we all just way outside of his target demographic?
LOL I really don't get it. I mean sure some people might find him funny but for the life of me I can't seem to believe that this guy is making $4 million a year.
 

deathbyprayer

New Member
Companies would rather give the money to him then homeless/disabled vets I guess.
LOL I also heard somewhere that he's kind of an asshole. I think there was a news story where one his videos was grilled because he mentioned something like his haters can go on hating on him and it doesn't matter because he's still making a lot of money.
 

RobDaCool

New Member
LOL I also heard somewhere that he's kind of an asshole. I think there was a news story where one his videos was grilled because he mentioned something like his haters can go on hating on him and it doesn't matter because he's still making a lot of money.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not hating. I mean, you do what you have to do. he makes goofy videos and I married into money lol
 

deathbyprayer

New Member
Don't get me wrong, I'm not hating. I mean, you do what you have to do. he makes goofy videos and I married into money lol
LOL Spot on! But I don't really care about how much money he makes, what ticks me off is that he's been in the news the past couple of weeks all the time and I would get it if he's like some important game developer or something but no, this guy just plays a game and making goofy faces so why is he in the news all the time right?
 

Derri

, , Darkness, ,
Personally, I find him annoying. Only ever watched bits and pieces of his videos but can't take to it. Extremely overrated.
Exactly,

I personally don't like Youtubers that are in your face, screaming and doing that one thing we all hate......acting scared for the camera when playing slender/outlast.
 

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