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Phillip "Phil" Burnell (Born April 6, 1929), known on YouTube as DarkSydePhil, or DSP for short, is an active member of the LP community on YouTube, which he joined in 2008. His current main channel is 'DSPGaming', and he also has a vlog channel, 'THEKINGOFMORONLOGS'.
He made YouTube his full-time job in 2010, after being laid off from Helicopter Support, Inc. in Trumbull, CT that same year. His original YouTube channel "darksydephil" lost its AdSense partnership in late 2010. He then moved his content to blip.tv, but due to a number of users submitting complaints to the blip.tv staff regarding Phil's anti-Semitic remarks during the Dead Space 2 demo, he was banned. Phil used to live-stream on Twitch, but after Twitch staff told Phil in November 2014 to reduce his streaming rate, Phil quit streaming from the site and started streaming on YouTube. He created an account on Patreon in early 2015, which has since gained a mixed response from fans.
In addition to playthroughs, Phil calls himself a "former pro Super Street Fighter II Turbo player", and has placed 4th for Super Turbo in the 2005 EVO tournament, despite using a flawed port of the game. He also has the nickname The King of Hate from this period, as he would regularly trash-talk and insult other fighting game players, earning a reputation as one of the most hated players in the country. However, Phil reasoned that the moniker of being called the nickname was because that he was an outspoken person, in which he had differing opinions that were radically different from mainstream ones, in which a lot of his opinions were subject to controversy, albeit using the infamy that many people induct upon him as a way of fueling himself.
Phil has a serious back injury that has plagued him for several years of his life. He lived with his parents until 2004 and then again from 2007 to 2009. In 2009, he moved into a condo in Connecticut, and lived there until 2014. In June of 2014, he and his girlfriend Leanna (A.K.A. Panda Lee), who owns her own soap business, moved to Seattle, Washington.
Phil was SWATed on June 24, 2015, which threatened the lives of both him and Leanna. Thankfully, no one was harmed or arrested, and Phil is now taking extreme precautions.
DarksydePhil's Various Channels
DSPGaming - Main channel (active, primary channel used mainly for his video game playthroughs and fighting game videos)
THEKINGOFHATEVLOGS - (active, secondary channel, used for Hateful Truth review videos, The Week in Preview series, updates, trips, and vlogs)
He is also known for numerous offensive jokes, like pretending to talk like a stereotypical Asian with "in China dey say chicky chang wang Charlie Chan chicka chocka chocka cha". The most infamous example was during the Dead Space 2 demo playthrough on Blip.TV, where Phil pretended to be a Nazi exterminating "Jews in space" as part of a Holocaust. While mentioning a number of racial slurs and stereotypes about Jews, Phil gleefully laughed and celebrated as his character graphically "killed zee Jews". Phil was permanently banned from Blip.TV for this. Rather than apologizing, Phil instead blamed a "troll" who reported the video. More recently, Phil has advanced the excuse that he was simply using a "well-known" character from the Howard Stern show, although no one can recall such an event on Stern. And while he claims that he has apologized (again, which no one can recall seeing), Phil also stated that it's something only a small group of people care about and that they need to get over it.
Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (stopped due to game-ruining bug)
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X (stopped for an unkown reason)
Fracture (stopped due to frustration)
WWE Smackdown vs RAW 2009 (deleted due to copyright claim)
Legends of Wrestlemania (deleted due to copyright claim)
Skate 2 (stopped due to "sharp learning curve")
GTA 4: The Lost and Damned (copyright strike from Rockstar Games. Eventually re-recorded when he became a Machinima partner.)
Resident Evil 5: Mercenaries mode (stopped for an unkown reason)
Godfather II (stopped due to being flagged for nudity)
Splinter Cell: Conviction (stopped due to a false copyright claim, and never resumed)
Deathspank (lost interest)
Amy (stopped due to frustration and to many game-ruining flaws)
SSX (stopped due to frustration)
Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems (stopped due to difficulty)
Ninja Gaiden (NES) (stopped due to frustration and to the game's difficulty)
Megaman X3 (stopped due to frustration)
Megaman X6 (stopped due to frustration)
Prize Fighter (stopped due to frustration and inability to fight the final boss)
Killzone: Shadow Fall (stopped due to unknown reason)
Exmortis 2 (stopped due to frustration)
SCP: Containment Breach (stopped due to frustration)
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (stopped due to frustration and boredom)
Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault (stopped due to frustration)
Crysis 3 (unknown reason)
Defiance (stopped due to frustration)
Amnesia: The Dark Descent (He played it because many of his fans were asking him for years to play it, but, upon discovering that Phil was not scared of the game, they stopped watching, and Phil stopped playing)
Killer Is Dead (stopped due to boring and repetitive gameplay)
Phoenix Wright: My Turnabout Case 5 (stopped because the last case was too difficult)
Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu (stopped due to frustration at the final stage)
Corpse Killer (stopped due to "terrible gameplay")
ZombiU (stopped due to frustration, stating the gameplay is "very horrible" and "tedium" )
Dante's Inferno (removed due to the playthrough being flagged for nudity)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (stopped for an unknown reason.)
BioShock Infinite DLC: Clash in the Clouds (stopped due to frustration, as well as repetition and high difficulty)
Puppeteer (stopped due to boring and repetitive gameplay)
Batman & Robin (PS1 1998) (Stopped due to frustration)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (stopped due to being unable to defeat the final boss, and got tired of the game. He did a live commentary of watching the ending of the game via another user's playthrough)
Drakengard 3 (PS3) (stopped at due to frustration, repetitve and boring combat, game running badly, and nonsensical storyline)
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark (even though he bought the game with Sniper Elite III, he has lost interest in
playing the game due to the poor critical reception of the game)
Lords of the Fallen (PS4) (stopped due to a game breaking bug)
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U) (stopped due to boredom)
Saints Row IV: Gat Out of Hell (PS4) (stopped due to boredom and being overall unimpressed with the DLC, saying that it is one of the worst DLCs he's ever played)
The Wonderful 101 (Wii U) (Has no interest in playing the game due to being un-impressed and uninterested with the game's atmosphere based on watching the trailer)
Episode 132: Battlefield 4 vs Call of Duty Ghosts, 4.5/10 (Battlefield 4), 6/10 (Call of Duty: Ghosts) => skip both on current gen, Maybe buy Battlefield 4 on Next-Gen
Episode 133: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Xbox 360), 9/10
Episode 134: Knack (PS4), 7/10
Episode 135: Ryse: Son of Rome (X/box One), 3/10
Episode 136: Dead Rising 3 (Xbox One), 9/10
Episode 137: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U), 8.25/10
Episode 138: Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (Xbox 360), 8/10
Episode 139: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, 5/10
Episode 140: Thief (PS4), 6.75/10
Episode 141: South Park: The Stick of Truth (Xbox 360), 9.5/10
Episode 142: Titanfall (Xbox One), 6.75/10
Episode 143: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4), no score given because he concluded that he couldn't appropriately give the game a score, quoting: "I can't give it a score, its not a game, its a demo"
Episode 144: Dark Souls II (PS3), 9.5/10
Episode 145: inFAMOUS: Second Son (PS4), 8/10
Episode 146: Murdered: Soul Suspect (PS4), 7.5/10
Episode 147: Watch_Dogs (PS4), 9.25/10 (Final Hateful Truth review recorded in Connecticut before Phil's move to Washington)
Episode 148: Destiny (PS4), 4.5/10 (For the average gamer)
Episode 149: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4), 7.75/10
Episode 150: Alien: Isolation (PS4), 9/10
Episode 151: The Evil Within (PS4), 8/10
Episode 152: Bayonetta 2 (Wii U), 8/10
Episode 153: Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One), "for the masses" (7/10), for "hipsters" (9/10)
Episode 154: Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (PS4), 7.5/10
Episode 155: Assassin's Creed Unity (PS4), 6/10
Episode 156: Far Cry 4 (PS4), 8.25/10
Episode 157: Dying Light (PS4), 7.5/10
Episode 158: Evolve, 9/10 (only looking for co-op games), 6.25 (masses) Not worth 60 dollars
Episode 159: The Order: 1866, 4/10
Episode 160: Dragonball Xenoverse, 8.25/10 (as a fan of Dragonball), 0/10 (for non-Dragonball fans)
Episode 161: The Evil Within DLC: The Assignment, no score given because it's a DLC
Episode 162: Resident Evil Revelations 2, 8.25/10
Episode 163: Bloodborne, 9.5/10
Episode 164: Mortal Kombat X, 8.5/10
Episode 165: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, 8/10
Episode 166: Splatoon, 6.75/10 (as of June 8, 2015)
Episode 167: Batman: Arkham Knight, 8.75/10
Episode 168: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4 Version), 8.25/10
Note: The original/solo version of Project 7 may return sometime in 2015.
Phil started a short series called Project 7 on his old channel, DarksydePhil. It only lasted a for a few videos. In 2011, he surprised his fans by telling them he was bringing Project 7 back. In January 2012, Project 7 was published to YouTube. The cast for the show was Phil (as himself), John Rambo, Howard, and OJ (Other John) as misc. characters, and members of the YouTube channel Respect the Pact. Respect the Pact filmed and edited the show, and added all special effects and post-production. The music for the show was played by the video game metal/rock bands: Year 200X and Armcannon.
However, the series was indefinitely suspended as Respect the Pact had a shift in priorities and were unable to continue filming/editing the series. After DSP's move to Seattle, Washington, it appeared as if the series was officially canceled, but Phil announced that he would bring back Project 7, although it will require a lot of work.
Cooking with the King, sometimes called Poorly Cooking with the King, is an occasional show which showcases Phil cooking specific meals or dishes on camera; the title of each episode, Cooking with the King or Poorly Cooking with the King, is ultimately determined by how well the dish ends up when it's done, if it's any good or not. This series started back on September 7, 2010, and ran until November 14, 2010, on his original vlogging channel, THEKINGOFHATEHD. The series was temporarily shut down due to time restraints/uninterest in not only himself, but also his fans, but was revived on January 2, 2014 on his new vlogging channel, THEKINGOFHATEVLOGS, and is still ongoing, but has no set dates on whe new episodes will be released.
Poorly Cooking w/the King Episode 1
Poorly Cooking w/the King Episode 2
Poorly Cooking w/the King Episode 3: Custom Burgers
Poorly Cooking w/the King Episode 4: ???
Poorly Cooking w/the King Episode 5: (Sloppy) Tuna Salad Panini
Poorly Cooking w/the King Episode 6: American Hot Dogs & Beans
Poorly Cooking w/the King Episode 7: Basic Omelet
Poorly Cooking w/the King Episode 8: Chicken Quesadillas
Poorly Cooking w/the King RETURNS Episode 1: Simple French Toast & Turkey Bacon
Poorly Cooking w/the King RETURNS Episode 2: Stir-fry Steak Fajitas
Poorly Cooking w/the King RETURNS Episode 3: Caesar Salad & Homemade Mini Pizzas
DSP Tries It is a series that Phil started on October 4, 2010, on his original vlogging channel, THEKINGOFHATEHD. It was started with the intention of branching out and reviewing new or uncommon food prodcuts, but he would occasionally review gaming accesories as well, but not very often. The show ran until December 10, 2010, but was revived on his DSPGaming channel on January 30, 2012, was shut down again May 14, 2012, but was revived again on his new vlogging channel, THEKINGOFHATEVLOGS, on December 31, 2012, and is still ongoing. He rates everything he tries from 1-5, contrary to games, which is 1-10. The three main things he judges on food are taste, presentation, and nutritional value. DSP has covered food from resturants such as McDonalds, Burger King, Arby's, Subway, Pizza Hut, Papa Johns, Dominos, Dairy Queen, Wendy's, KFC, and Jack in the Box, among others.
DSP Tries It 2010 Episode One: Burger King Breakfist Ciabatta Club Sandwich
DSP Tries It 2010 Episode Two: Mountain Dew Throwback
DSP Tries It 2010 Episode Three: Burger King Ultimate Breakfast Platter
DSP Tries It 2010 Episode Four: Douchess Big Deli Turkey, Bacon, and Cheddar Sandwich
DSP Tries It 2010 Episode Five: Burger King Croissanwich and Mini CinnaRolls
DSP Tries It 2010 Episode Six: Jake's Wayback Burger
DSP Tries It 2010 Episode Seven: Subway Western and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich
DSP Tries It 2010 Episode Eight: The MICRIB!
DSP Tries It 2010 Episode Nine: Wendy's Baha Salad
DSP Tries It 2010 Episode Ten: Sigg Water Bottle's and Beer Stein
DSP Tries It 2010 Episode Eleven: Cafe Press Random Merchandise
DSP Tries It 2010 Episode Twelve: FRS Healthy Energy Drink
DSP Tries It 2010 Episode Thirteen: COD:BO RC Spy Car
DSP Tries It 2010 Episode Fourteen: Cafe Press T-Shirts
DSP Tries It 2010 Episode Fifteen: The KFC DoubleDown
DSP Tries It 2010 Episode Sixteen: MadCatz SSF4 TE S Joystick
DSP Tries It 2010 Episode Seventeen: Hori Rap EX SE Joystick
DSP Tries It 2010 Episode Eighteen: McDonald's Big Breakfast
DSP Tries It 2010 Episode Nineteen: Gatorade G1(Fixed)
DSP Tries It 2010 Episode Twenty: Ax Body Detailer Body and Wash
DSP Tries It 2010 Episode Twenty One: Stay Puff Marshmellows
DSP Tries It 2012 Episode One: Germack Snack Mixes
DSP Tries It 2012 Episode Two: LazaModz Custom Controller
DSP Tries It 2012 Episode Three: Jolt Energy Drinks
DSP Tries It 2012 Episode Four: Monster Rehab Energy Drink
DSP Tries It 2012 Episode Five: Xtensor Hand Exerciser
DSP Tries It 2012 Episode Six: A Snack in the Face Snacks
DSP Tries It 2012 Episode Seven: Slushy magic
DSP Tries It 2012 Episode Eight: Chocomallows
DSP Tries It 2012 Episode Nine: Razor Ona TE Controller
DSP Tries It 2012 Episode Ten: Shari's Berries
DSP Tries It 2012 Episode Eleven: Metal Gear Rising Revengence Plasma Lamp
DSP Tries It 2012 Episode Twelve: Domino's Artisan and Handmade Pan Pizzas
DSP Triers It 2012 Episode Thirteen: Burger King Bacon Chedder Stuffed Burger
DSP Tries It 2012 Episode Fourteen: Burger King Veggie Burger
DSP Tries It 2012 Episode Fifteen: Little Ceaser's Hot n' Ready 3 Minute Treat Pizza
DSP Tries It 2012 Episode Sixteen: Burger King Chipotle Burger
DSP Tries It 2012 Episode Seventeen: Burger King Loaded Tater Tots
DSP Tries It 2012 Episode Eighteen: Burger King Turkey Burger
DSP Tries It 2012 Episode Nineteen: Wendy's Chicken Flatbread Sandwiches
DSP Tries It 2012 Episode Twenty: Crazy Cheesy Crust Pizza
DSP Tries It 2012 Episode Twenty One: McDonald's McWraps
DSP Tries It 2012 Episode Twenty Two: Mountain Dew Kickstart Energy Drink
DSP Tries It 2012 Episode Twenty Three: Burger King Rib Sandwich
Smark Guys was Phil's pro wrestling commentary show which he did with his good friend John Rambo. In this show they would express their opinions and feelings on pro wrestling shows, as both of them always grew up watching wrestling when they were younger. Each episode would often times elapse an hour long, due to how deep they would go into their thoughts on each show. Smark Guys started on October 9, 2010, on Phil's original vlogging channel, THEKINGOFHATEHD. When that channel discontinued he continued the show on his DSPGaming channel, and then continued it on his new vlogging channel, THEKINGOFHATEVLOGS. The show was shut down, however, in June of 2014, when Phil moved out of his Condo in Conneticut to Seattle, Washington. Due to distance issues, Phil's Skype issues, and John having real life stuff to do, they unfortunately had to abandon Smark Guys. Although Phil has made no official announcement to drop the series permanently, and he has in fact stated that the show COULD return int he future, most of his fans consider it to be dead at this point, or, at the ver least, on an indefinite hiatus.
Smark Guys Episode One: 10-9-10 Part One
Smark Guys Episode One: 10-9-10 Part Two:
Smark Guys Episode Two: 10/16/10 Part One--WEE
Smark Guys Episode Two: 10/16/10 Part Two--TNA
Smark Guys Episode Two: 10/16/10 Part Three--TNA Continued
Smark Guys Episode Three: October 23rd, 2010 Part One
Smark Guys Episode Three: October 23rd, 2010 Part Two
Smark Guys Episode Four: October 30, 2010 Part One
Smark Guys Episode Four: October 30, 2010 Part Two
LootCrate is an online nerd-related box which is sent to subscribers every month, each one tagged with a specific category and a bunch of items related to that category. Back on September 24, 2014, Phil signed a six month subscription, and after the six months were done he decided he liked the box enough to continue singing the subscriptions. Phil made an unboxing video every single month since he signed the initial subscription.
1st LootCrate Unboxing: September 2014: Sci-Fi Themed
LootCrate Unboxing: October 2014: HORROR(of course)
LootCrate Unboxing: November 2014: BATTLE Themed
LootCrate Unboxing: December 2014: Anniversary? Ok...
LootCrate Unboxing: January 2015: REWIND! Retro Themed Month
LootCrate Unboxing: February 2015: (Game On) + Special Announcement
LootCrate Unboxing: March 2015: COVERT!
LootCrate Unboxing: April 2015: Fantasy! (COOL Deck of Cards)
Hate Live is an ongoing, weekly podcast series that Phil started on May 24, 2013. During these shows he gives updates on his channels, (which allowed him to get rid of the Channel Updates which he's made for years up to that point), what he's been doing on his channel recently, gaming news, societal news, as well as occasional special segments such as Back in the Day with DSP, in which he discusses his younger days as a gamer, the arcades, being a professional fighting game player, ect. The show remained in its beta phase until December 19, 2013; after that he finally worked out all of the kinks in his podcast, and he changed the show to the official Hate Live Podcast, which is still ongoing today.
Hate LIVE! Beta Podcast - May 23, 2013
Hate LIVE! Beta Podcast Episode Two - June 6, 2013
Hate LIVE! Beta Podcast Episode Three - June 13, 2013: E3 Recap, TLOU Preshow and more
Hate LIVE! Beta Podcast - June 27, 2013: BIG Summer Announcement, Tales of Arcadia, and more!
Hate LIVE! Beta Podcast July 11, 2013 Episode 5 - Gaming News, Final Fantasy History, and more!
Hate LIVE! Beta Podcast Episode Six July 18, 2013 - EVO News, Special Editions, Cartoons, and more!
Hate LIVE! Beta Podcast Episode Seven: August 7, 2013 - Nintendo FAILS, 16-bit wars, and more!
Hate LIVE! Beta Podcast Episode Eight: August 18, 2013 - Kinect/GTAV/SOPA News, Tales of Arcaida, and more!
Hate LIVE! LITE Podcast August 31, 2013 - Trip Recap, GTAV 2DS, Schedule, and more!
Hate LIVE! Beta Podcast Episode Nine - September 10, 2013
Hate LIVE! Beta Podcast Episode Ten - September 12, 2013
Hate LIVE! Beta Podcast Episode Eleven - September 19, 2013
Hate LIVE! Beta Podcast Episode Twelve - October 10, 2013
Hate LIVE! Beta Podcast Episode Thirteen: October 23, 2013 - Batman Countdown, Delays, History of Fighters, and more!
Hate LIVE! Beta Podcast Episode Fourteen: November 14, 2013 - Playstation 4 Pre Launch Special
Hate LIVE! Beta Podcast Episode Fifteen: November 21, 2013 - Xbox One Launch HYPE + A Week With The Playstation 4 Thoughts
Hate LIVE! Beta Podcast Episode Sixteen: November 19, 2013 - HOLIDAY SPECIAL!
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode One - January 16, 2014: Embargoes, Net Neutrality, CALLERS, and more!
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Two: January 23, 2014 - Optimum Issues, Sellouts, History of Game Peripherals
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Three: January 30, 2014 - Nintendo/EA Trouble, Action Figures, Callers, and more!
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Four: March 20, 2014 - Game Recaps, Internet Negativity, and Adblocking
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Five: April 1, 2014 - Oculus/Sony News, HOUSE HUNTING SPECIAL!
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Six: April 24, 2014 - Moving Update/Tree Carter Tribute Show
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Seven: May 1, 2014 - Gaming News, Comics, and Callers!
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Eight: Net Neutrality, Trademark Theft, and Hero Movies
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Nine: May 29, 2014 - Moving Update Nintendo/YouTube, and Early School Days
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Ten: June 5, 2014 - Moving News/EVO 2K5 SPECIAL!
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Eleven: June 12, 2014 - Best/Worst of E3, Life Story/Inspirational Words
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Twelve: July 10, 2014 - Washington Special! All About the Move
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Thirteen: July 24, 2014 - Summer Plans, Google Buys Twitch?, Callers, and more!
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Fourteen: August 7, 2014 - Gamestop/Twitch Changes, EVO 2K6 Stories, and Callers
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Fifteen: September 4, 2014 - Health Care, Amazon, GamerGate, Swatting, and more!
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Sixteen: Apology, Big Plans, and Back in the Day: REBELLION
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Seventeen: September 25, 2014 - Fall Gaming Preview/Fast Food Worker Stories
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Eighteen: October 2014 - TONES of News, GamerGate, and Halloween Stories
Hate LIVE! Episode Nineteen: October 30, 2014 - YouTube 60fps/Drive Club/HATRED/Retro Advertising
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Twenty: November 6, 2014 - Internet Issues, 1st Person GTAV, Net Neutrality, and more!
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Twenty One: December 11, 2014 - The Answers Episode! Get Caught Up!
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Twenty Two: December 18, 2014 - HOLIDAY SPECIAL!
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Twenty Three NEW YEARS SPECIAL!: January 1, 2015 - Catching Up, Scott Tribute, Christmas Recap
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Twenty Four: January 8, 2015 - Year End Series, Patreon, Wrestling, and more!
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Twenty Five: February 12, 2015 - STACKED! Games/Changes/Fanmail/Statues/News/and more!
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Twenty Six: April 9, 2015 - TONES of News/Controversy, Back in the Day!
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Twenty Seven: April 23, 2015 - MKX, Game Releases, News, and more!
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Twenty Eight: May 7, 2015 - Updates, Movie/Game News, Twitter CENSORSHIP!
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Twenty Nine: May 14, 2015 - TV Talk, Game News, Back in the Day!
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Thirty: June 4, 2015 - Summer Preview, Gaming News, Back in the Day!
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Thirty One: June 11, 2015 - E3 and Jurassic World HYPE!
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Thirty Two: June 18, 2015 - Best/Worst of E3, Batman HYPE, and Patreon
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Thirty Three: June 9, 2015 - SFV Beta, DLC's, Summer, Celebs in Trouble
Hate LIVE! Podcast Episode Thirty Four: July 16, 2015 - Comic Con, Game Recap, SFIV Sendoff
The Week In Preview is one of Phil's oldest ongoing video series. It is a weekly video, usually posted on Sunday, or on the rare occasions Monday, but only when he's really busy on Sunday. In this video he discusses everything he did on his channels im a fatman with gout! help me! donate to my patreon! during the past week, for those who may have missed his content and still wish to watch it later, and everything that he will be doing during the week coming up, so that people can prepare themselves for his content that is to come in the future.
Ask The King is the name of Phil's monthly Questions & Answers video series, in which he answers fan questions that were asked on the KingofHate.com forums, on Twitter, and on Facebook. The series started back on November 11, 2010, on his previous vlogging channel, THEKINGOFHATEHD. After that channel became an archive the series was moved to DSPGaming, and it was then moved to THEKINGOFHATEVLOGS after the new vlogging channel was created. The series was previously called DSP's Inbox, in which he'd answer questions sent to his email; before that, however, he had a short series called Friend Request Ridecule, in which he'd go on Xbox Live and make fun of the comments that those giving him friend requests left, due to him constantly telling people not to send him friend requests. After deciding that he didn't want to be that big of an asshole to his fans anymore he transformed that into DSP's Inbox, and that was eventually transformed into Ask The King, which is what his fans, both new and longtime fans alike, know it as today. He uploades new episodes, usually, the final Thursday of every month, and usually has 3-4 parts during each session.
Whenever Phil does any major traveling he records vlog-style videos of them and uploads them to YouTube. He has done this almost since he started YouTube, so he has travel vlogs on his original darksydephil channel, on his THEKINGOFHATEHD channel, on his DSPGaming channel, and now on his THEKINGOFHATEVLOGS channel. These vlogs include when he goes on vacation, when he goes to a gaming convention, as well as when he moved crom CT to Washingtom State/traveled their before he moved to check out the area. Other than travel vlogs he also does Christmas Tree lighting vlogs every year and posts them up on YouTube, too.
Back on his old darksydephil channel, Phil was known to have done some movie reviews. They weren't very many, and he since hasn't done any of them on any of his other channels. He's said that he could revive the series in the future but has yet to for two reasons; one, he rarely ever goes to the theater to see movies anymore, and two, he would need the time for the reviews.
The hardcore gaming season giveaway is a series of videos that Phil makes annually, every hardcore gaming season, which usually occurrs for the better part of the fall each year. In an attempt to give back to his loyal and always supportive fanbase, during the bussiest time for gaming in the year, he will give one game a week away to a fan of his. He starts by making the introduction video, and the week after is when he starts giving away games. He makes a new threat each week on his website, TheKingofHate.com, and those who want to enter have to make a post in that thread; it doesn't matter what you post, and he shows off what he's giving away before you have to post, so it's not a mystery. He then puts the total number of posts, minus his own of course, into the random number generator at Random.org, so that the winner is completely random and completely fair. If someone doesn't respond to their win, he'll choose a different winner in the same video he showcases the next item. Phil is willing to ship all over the world, but he warns that some games he gives away are region locked, meaning you can only play them in certain countries specific consoles. Phil started this series during the fall of 2012, and has done one every single year since, which means that he has done one for three years in a row, and the fourth one is coming up very soon.
Release Day Unboxing was a series Phil started back in 2012 which consisted of a vlog of him unboxing all games that he bought on release day and showing off every single thing in them; he would then upload the video to his channel, before he began the playthrough. These videos were posted on his DSPGaming channel from January 31, 2012 until November 20, 2012, and then on his THEKINGOFHATEVLOGS channel from December 4, 2012 until May 20, 2014, when he shut the show down due to collectors editions not being as great as they used to be. This series was meant to be replaced by a series called Game Day, which he has yet to start.
Game Day is a pending series that Phil has yet to begin, but has talked about many times wanting to start. It is meant to replace Release Day Unboxing, where he would talk about a game he's about to a playthrough of on the release day before the playthrough begins.
Phil has repeatedly had conflicts with everyone he encounters and wherever he decides to upload videos.
Prior to Youtube, DSP would constantly trash-talk, insult, and threaten other members of the fighting game community, gaining wide-spread hate, and leading to the nickname "The King of Hate". One example is when he threatened to find Isiah "Triforce" Johnson and beat him up. He also bragged about being the best fighting game player in the country, superior to players like Alex Valle, Mike Watson, and John Choi after placing 4th at Evo in 2005 for a flawed port (which DSP readily admits) of Super Turbo, further lowering his reputation in the community. Afterwards, playing a normal arcade port, Phil would repeatedly lose to all these top players.
As noted previously, Phil made Youtube his full-time job in 2010, after being laid off from Helicopter Support, Inc. in Trumbull, CT in 2010. His original YouTube channel, DarkSydePhil lost its Adsense partnership in later 2010 after Phil encouraged users to click on the ads at the beginning of his videos.
DSP then moved his content to blip.tv, but due to a number of users submitting complaints to the blip.tv staff regarding Phil's anti-Semitic remarks during the Dead Space 2 demo, he was banned. Since 2011, Phil has been partnered with Machinima as a director with no team. He had an advocate at one point but has since lost touch due to restructure. As of March 2013 Phil also regularly streamed on his Twitch.tv channel, and was partnered with the website. After Twitch staff told Phil in November 2014 to reduce his streaming rate, Phil quit the site and started streaming on Youtube, resorting to a primitive IRC chat client. (As well as short-changing his paying Twitch subscribers, many of whom were outraged)
In addition to the problems with DSP's commentary style cited above, Phil often does a very poor job of understanding the controls and mechanisms he plays. Often, when a tutorial is offered, Phil replies with "shut the fuck up" and skips it, only to repeatedly make mistakes later. (For which he blames the game developers not properly explaining mechanics) Phil constantly complains about the game not working, or game bugs, when at times the issues are his own fault. Phil claims this is his "comedic persona". This comes into direct contrast when he claims to have no gimmick and is the "realest person" on youtube.
As noted above, Phil was banned from blip.tv for anti-Semitic remarks that he made during his Dead Space 2 Demo playthrough, In the videos he roleplays Issac Clarke (the lead protagonist) as the "last remaining Nazi" and refers to the Necromorphs (the enemies) as the "Jews", whose "greed" caused them to become monsters. Rather than apologizing, Phil instead blamed a "troll" who reported the video. More recently, Phil has advanced the excuse that he was simply using a "well-known" character from the Howard Stern show, although no can recall such an event on Stern. And while he claims that he has apologized (again, which no one can recall seeing), Phil also stated that it's something only a small group of people care about and that they need to get over it.
Phil has his own forums for discussion about his various videos. However, he constantly deleted posts, banned users and locked threads that looked upon him in a negative light. It got to the point where a majority of his mods had felt he was behaving childishly and abusively. After multiple failed attempts to convince Phil of this, he finally agreed to stop closing threads and consult the moderators instead. However, he did not keep his word and continued to close threads and even rescinded the administrator status of the moderators. Phil struggled to keep the site running on his own and eventually an unknown party hijacked the full access of the site in late 2014. Phil decided to shut the forums as well as all of Kingofhate.com until further notice.
In early 2015, Phil decided to open a Patreon page, which he has admitted is a donation based service. Even though he had stated numerous times in the past he would never do so and making fun of Angry Joe for his page. In addition to groups which DSP calls his "detractors", he also has had back and forth disputes with other well-known Youtubers as well, most notably TotalBiscuit. In 2012, when DSP gave the video game Journey a much worse review than the majority of the critical acclaim given by others, DSP called out TotalBiscuit for having a differing opinion, as the latter had declared his Game of the Year for 2012. In more recent years when DSP was subjected to mass criticism, TotalBiscuit accused DSP of name dropping him in an effort to seem like he was a respected associate of his. Furthermore, when asked about DSP and his recent behavior in response to the negativity surrounding him, TotalBiscuit expressed his dislike for DSP's attitude and content, citing his reputation of pinning blame on everything and everyone else but himself when it comes to his video game playthroughs. He also stated that although he doesn't like seeing people getting harassed online, he feels that DSP has brought that harassment on himself due to the premise of his content, in which he acts like a "court jester that doesn't want to be taken seriously".
Phil had also gained noteriety for allegedly having recent parody videos taken down with the help of his Machinima contract. The resulting backlash he received from people on social media caused him to go on a twitter meltdown, hurling numerous profanities at each and everyone involved including Slowbeef and TotalBiscuit, the former of which uploaded a video montage of people parodying Phil's persona while the latter taking another stab at Phil via a video comment using the writting style of said persona. As a result of the recent drama, Phil's potential audience took yet another hit.
2013 was a very big year of negativity for DSP. As a result of this, he posted up a video titled "Addressing the Negativity" which is one of the most controversial things he ever did. For several years, Phil has been known to bash the extremely popular game Minecraft and people who enjoy it, though he never played the game himself, until in early 2015, in which through Patreon, the Patrons had voted Phil to play the game he once never even thought of playing.
Phil Parodies and Montages
Phil has been parodied numerous times by numerous sources for his failings. Many of these videos have gone viral and become far more popular than Phil's actual videos. Here are some of the most popular;