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->''"I didn't mean to do that! The controls are fucking lagging!"''

->''"Did you see that? There was nothing I could do man, come on!"''

Phil Burnell, more commonly known as Darksyde Phil or "The King of Hate", is a ''very'' polarizing Website/{{Youtube}} content creator, currently partnered with Machinima.


YMMV page may be found [[YMMV/TheKingOfHate here.]]
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!!Tropes About His Work:
* AbortedArc: Project 7 was introduced fairly early in Phil's Website/{{Youtube}} career in mid-2009, but after several videos vanished.
** [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell It was brought back in spectacular fashion]] in January of 2012.
** As of August 2012, it has been put on [[HereWeGoAgain indefinite hiatus]] because the show's graphics editor is unable to work on it. And now that he has moved out of Connecticut, it's practically a certainty it will [[OrphanedSeries never be continued.]]
* AccentuateTheNegative: Usually averted in his reviews, as even in the more negative ones he does generally try and find something positive about them. Even in his review for ''VideoGame/{{Amy}}'', which he hated, he admitted it had an okay story (which is odd because he normally doesn't pay attention to the story in videogames), it's just the gameplay got so bad that it eventually wasn't worth it.
* BerserkButton: Kai Leng from ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' really manages to get under his skin. After the [[spoiler:Thessia]] mission, Phil becomes so enraged regarding both Kai Leng and Cerberus it sparks series of ClusterFBomb outbursts where he angrily declares ItsPersonal.
** In particular, overly long end credit sequences for games seem to be something he really despises.
* BigNo: Phil occasionally blurts them out, such as his playthrough of ''MarioParty 9'' when he loses most of his stars, or in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' where Phil [[spoiler:accidentally puts his Shepard in a relationship with openly gay crewmate Steve Cortez]], leading Phil to be horrified when the romance scene begins starting up.
* CatchPhrase:
** What's going on guys, DSP here.
** Alright/Okay!
** Here I come, to save the daaay!
** I SPAWN, I DIE!
** THE GAME IS BUGGED!
** PFFFFFFTTTT
** NOTHING I COULD DO!
** NOT MY FAULT!
** I'M PRESSING BUTTONS!!
** [[{{Gasshole}} BRAAAAAAAAP]]
** WHATEVER MAN!
** CUH-MON MAN!
** I'M STUCK ON NOTHING!
** HO-HOOOH!!!!
** [[SarcasmMode OF COOUUURSE!!!]]
** [[BigYes YES!!!]]
** WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW
** KOJIMA WORLD ORDER
** F@#$ YOU [insert company here] for [insert problem here]
* CausticCritic: In his Hateful Truth reviews.
* ComplainingAboutComplaining: During his ''Kingdom Hearts'' playthrough when he decides to ban and punish the chat for his girlfriend [[http://i.imgur.com/WKqfr7m.jpg?1 bashing the Kingdom Hearts franchise and trolling it's fans]] despite his girlfriend egging them on in the first place.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Invoked often.
* DamnYouMuscleMemory: In one instance where it actually wasn't his fault after all, Phil loses a number of lives in the first half of ''God of War III'' to the double-jump mechanics; he had grown accustomed to the more lenient timing of ''{{Darksiders}}''.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Every time a female character is on screen, Phil cannot refrain from being distracted. In some games, such as [=MGS3=], he misses critical information because of it.
* TheDitz: He generally has trouble figuring out game mechanics by himself, requiring it to be told directly to him or learning it through trial and error. Even then, he's prone to forgetting about mechanics fairly quickly, which often leads to further problems.
* EndOfAnEra: Him moving out of his condo in Connecticut to a house in the Seattle area with his girlfriend in June 2014.
* ExtremeOmnisexual: Invoked in Mass Effect 3 since his Commander Shepard has had relationships with aliens (ME 1), women (ME 2), and guys (ME 3).
** NeverLiveItDown: Not that Phil intended for that to happen.
* FailedASpotCheck: In addition to not paying attention when the game tries to inform him of something, Phil will sometimes look for an item in his inventory and claim he doesn't have it even when it's right there or overlook a collectable or other feature in the environment that would help him figure out what to do. This might be because [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWeCeETCcgI he has vision problems]], but refuses to wear glasses.
* FairWeatherFriend: Phil's demeanor and treatment of his fans is at least moderately better when he's not in a bad mood or struggling with a game. Once he is though, all bets are off, as best exemplified with his playthrough of the Playstation 1 Spider-Man.
* FromBadToWorse: The original channel, darksydephil, was taken down by Website/{{Youtube}} for false copyright claims (though it was eventually reactivated, and now serves as an archive of pre-2011 footage). DSP created new channels, and got Google Ad-Sense activated on his [=TheKingofHateHD=] channel, allowing him to make money off of his videos. Phil lost his job. His Ad-Sense privileges were revoked due to claims of fraudulent actions designed to exploit the Ad-Sense system. DSP moves to Blip.tv and gains a partnership. That account was later closed by Blip.tv due to some poor-taste attempts at humor about [[ThoseWackyNazis The Holocaust]]. Now, however, he's back on Youtube and partnered with Machinima.
* HypocriticalHumor: Phil often chides a character for swearing in-game by telling them to "watch your [[ClusterFBomb fucking]] mouth!"
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: His main strategy for ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' either involved [[MoreDakka spray and pray]] with the [=XM16E1=], or {{No Scop|e}}ing with the SVD.
* LargeHam: Project 7 thrives on this.
* LeftItIn: All of Phil's commentary is live and unedited. Sometimes this is to his benefit. Sometimes he spends hours [[NeverLiveItDown trying to catch a single hook in Sly Cooper and the Thievious Racoonus]].
* LetsPlay: The staple of DSP's content. He [[InsistentTerminology doesn't like]] to use the term, though.
* LostForever: All his videos that were on his blip.tv account, including the controversial VideoGame/DeadSpace2 demo playthrough that was the reason for its deletion. Another noteworthy one was the tenth episode of "Cooking With The King", which was Phil baking cookies in his stove for Christmas.
* ManlyTears: [[spoiler:Kenny's sacrifice]] in ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'' moved Phil so much it actually got him to tear up while playing.
** As did [[spoiler:Thane]]'s death in VideoGame/MassEffect3, though there it seemed like he was trying to fight them.
* NeverMyFault: To keep it brief, he has [[NeverLiveItDown a reputation]] for blaming the games that he plays whenever he loses instead of figuring out what he did wrong and improving from it. Common complaints along this line include mentioning that the controls lagged, a glitch occurred, or that there was nothing he could do.
* [[OrphanedSeries Orphaned Playthrough]]: While Phil does do an excellent job at completing the vast majority of the games he plays very quickly (well over 90% of the games he plays have been finished within a week or two, something that makes him stand out from many other {{Lets Play}}ers on Youtube), there are several which he has simply abandoned. Some noteworthy ones include VideoGame/SplinterCell Conviction (through no fault of his own; see UnknownRival below), VideoGame/{{HAWX}}, VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}, [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Phoenix Wright: Justice For All]], and the co-op playthrough of VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheDarksideChronicles.
** Other times, he abandons a game because of [[RageQuit sheer frustration or dissatisfaction]]. The most infamous example of this among his followers is his VideoGame/DarkSouls playthrough. Other examples of similar rage quits by him are VideoGame/DeadSpaceIgnition, {{VideoGame/NinjaGaiden}}, {{VideoGame/Amy}}, {{SSX}} 2012, [[VideoGame/MegaManX Megaman X3 and X6]], VideoGame/ZombiU, VideoGame/EpicMickey2ThePowerOfTwo, and some of the more infamous Franchise/{{Batman}} video games.
*** The ''Justice for All'' playthrough is one that's received high demand for him to continue, and Phil's even acknowledged that he plans on getting back to it sometime (one of the problems he had was narrating everything started to hurt his voice, so he wanted to take a bit of a break from it). Based off his 2013 preview it may not be orphaned much longer. Finally in January of 2014, he had returned to Phoenix Wright Justice for all, picking up from where he left off.
*** Averted in May 2013 when he finally returned to and beat Dark Souls, with a large amount of help.
* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Nearly said word for word when he talks about reuniting with John, grogdeluxe, and Mayor [=McJustin=] for ''VideoGame/DeadIslandRiptide''. Partially subverted, as Justin was unavailable to return due to his job.
* RageQuit: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZI7gBH6_VIg Quite a few games, actually.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to his friend and frequent co-op partner John Rambo's blue. Phil is loud and excitable. John is very laid back and calm, and has a much [[DeadpanSnarker drier, sarcastic sense of humor.]]
** John can occasionally [[NotSoStoic drop his calm demeanor]] though, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny which is all the more entertaining when he does.]]
* TheRashomon: An interesting case in Phil's playthrough of ''ResidentEvilOperationRaccoonCity'': Thanks to a bug, Koruchado only sees John Rambo as an unmoving statue that doesn't do anything. When watching the videos from Phil's POV, you can clearly see John taking part in the action. Watching the videos from Koruchado's POV sees John not doing anything and anything he encounters not registering on the screen (for example, when Phil kicks a zombie dog to help John in Koruchado's vids, it looks like Phil's just kicking the air).
* RunningGag: A couple, most notably when he shouts out when something is "brought to you by the awesome cleansing powers of Selsun Blue" which begun in his ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'' playthrough and still occasionally pops up in his later vids. Though this seems to have subsided since 2011. He eventually mentioned it later on.
* SelfImposedChallenge: He steeled himself to beat ''God of War III'' without spending a single red soul on weapon upgrades.
* {{Tagline}}: Ever since he partnered with Machinima in 2011, he has prefaced all his "Hateful Truth" video game review series episodes with the tagline of "Maximum truth, minimum bullshit."
** In 2014 he's adopted "I play what I like to play and what I want to play".
* TakeThat: During his playthrough of the ''Heavy Rain'' DLC "The Taxidermist," Phil makes a comment that the only thing Jay Leno is good for is making you fall asleep.
** Likes to take potshots at celebrities. "I didn't know Joan Rivers was in this game." "Can I make a Chaz Bono character?"
* ThoseTwoGuys: Phil and John serve out this role in their crossover playthroughs when watching it from a different [=YouTuber=]'s perspective, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeIFvrvl8Lk&list=PL12D8F4FE4E893425&index=1 Koruchado]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ro7H9Cc5eI&list=PLLF8Ug06OT3HZFJdCUvCmQk3mDodfHls1&index=1 TheAireaidLord]].
* UnknownRival: "Steve Jones," the to-this-day unknown person who pretended to be an Ubisoft rep and filed a false copyright strike that got Phil's original channel suspended from Youtube in April 2010 during his Splinter Cell Conviction playthrough.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Phil at one point was going to partner with Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, but this ultimately didn't happen after the Blip.tv fallout.
* WhatTheHellHero: PlayedForLaughs in this case, as Phil and John occasionally call each other out on numerous sleazy moves they pull whether it be intentional or not. Phil seems to be on the receiving end of them a bit more often.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Used the [[SniperRifle SVD]] for most bosses in ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' - except, [[WhatAnIdiot ironically]], The End. [[note]]A sniper oriented boss. He famously complained about his lack of shotgun during this segment.[[/note]]
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