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->''"What's going on guys, [=DSP=] here."''

->''"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!"''

->''"Complete Nonsense! Complete fucking nonsense dude!"''

->''"Where's my move? It's not coming out!"''

Phil Burnell, more commonly known as [=DarksydePhil=] or "The King of Hate", or simply DSP, is an '''''extremely''''' polarizing Website/YouTube content creator, most recently separated from Main/{{Machinima}}.

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!!Tropes:

* AbortedArc: Project 7 is a recurring example. It was initially introduced fairly early in Phil's [=YouTube=] career in mid-2009, but after several videos it vanished. This was until January of 2012, when [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell it was brought back in spectacular fashion]], though then as of August 2012, it had been put on indefinite hiatus because the show's graphics editor is unable to work on it and because of Phil moving to a different state. Regardless, in July 2015, Phil began to use the un-shelving of Project 7 as a high stretch goal to lure more and higher contributions to his Patreon account... only for it to be indefinitely put on hold ''[[HereWeGoAgain again]]'' just a month later.
* 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 video games), it's just the gameplay got so bad that it eventually wasn't worth it.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Jerked off on a livestream (May 1st, 2016) when he didn't know that the camera was accidentally on. He later tried to claim he was [[BlatantLies "itching his leg"]]. And then he ''[[EpicFail did it again]]'' on February 9th, 2018, although at least that time, mercifully the camera was off.
* AnnoyingLaugh: Which is often likened to a dying seal. Or a hyena.
* ArcWords: From 2017, continuing into 2018, is '''[[IntimidatingRevenueService Taxes.]]''' Seldom a stream has gone by without Phil mentioning the sizable amount he owes, and him appealing for support.
* 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 a 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.
** A very bizarre one in the form of Creator/TroyBaker. Phil had remarkably hostile reactions to him singing in the credits for ''Bioshock Infinite'' and ''Batman: Arkham Origins''.
* BigNo: Phil occasionally blurts them out, such as his playthrough of ''VideoGame/MarioParty9'' when he loses most of his stars, or in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' where Phil [[spoiler:fully puts his Shepard in a relationship with openly gay crewmate Steve Cortez]], leading Phil to be both amused and horrified when the romance scene begins starting up.
* BigWhat: All the time. See CatchPhrase below.
* BlatantLies: Pick a playthrough, ''any'' playthrough, and 95% of his mistakes, fatal or not, in-game can be summed up in four simple words: [[NeverMyFault "I didn't do that!"]]
* BrilliantButLazy: ... at least that's how he puts it with his oft-quoted line "I can be good at games if I want to be!" He often does manage to figure success-critical details out in games, but that's in no small part due to his stream telling him the answers 90% of the time. Best seen during his ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' playthrough where he states [[BlatantLies he won't look at the chat for answers]], and then [[{{Hypocrite}} proceeds to make comments through the playthrough about what the stream is saying he should do.]]
* ButtMonkey: The amount of times Phil gets unlucky in games is amazing. Most times, it's his own ineptitude to learn how to adapt, but sometimes he genuinely doesn't know what to do.
* CatchPhrase:
** What's going on guys, DSP here.
** Alright/Okay!
** Here I come, to save the daaay!
** I SPAWN, I DIE!
** INSTANT DEATH!
** THE GAME IS BUGGED!
** THE GAME CHEATED!
** PFFFFFFTTTT
** NOTHING I COULD DO!
** WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO?!
** I CAN'T DO ANYTHING!
** NOT MY FAULT!
** I'M PRESSING BUTTONS!!
** YOU HEAR ME PRESSING A BUTTON!!
** NOTHING HAPPENED
** LOOK AT THAT!!/LOOK AT THIS!!
** CAN'T BLOCK!
** CAN'T MOVE!
** CAN'T SEE!
*** The camera sucks!
** TRIED TO DODGE/TRIED TO DODGE, NOTHING HAPPENED!
** ONE HUNDRED PERCENT DAMAGE!
** BULLSHIT!
** [[{{Gasshole}} BRAAAAAAAAP]]
** WHATEVER MAN!
** CUH-MAAAAN MAN!
** I'M STUCK ON NOTHING!
** OH MY FUCKING GOD!!
** HO-HOOOH!!!!
** MOVE'S NOT COMING OUT!!
** [[SarcasmMode OF COOUUURSE!!!]]
** [[BigYes YES!!!]]
** WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW
** KOJIMA WORLD ORDER
** FUCK YOU [insert company here] for [insert problem here]
** I'M TAKING A SHIT
** "[[BigWhat WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT? WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?]]
** THIS IS FUCKING STOO-PID!!
** COMPLETE NONSENSE!
** I DIDN'T DO THAT!
** FUCK THIS!
** THE GAME DOES WHAT IT WANTS!
** GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE, SCRUB!
** COMPLETE 100% COUNTERMATCH! He stream-sniped me! It's the stalker!
** "Woooooow, that doesn't work in the real game, by the way."
** "He mashed Dragon Punch like a scrub, dude!"
** COMPLETELY RANDOM!
** HE NEVER DID THAT BEFORE!
** IT'S GLITCHED!
** "I tried to dodge, didn't work." and variations.
** "Oh! People are saying I have to do this! [stream chat backseating gameplay]"
** "You've got to be mentally ill!"
** "I DIDN'T TOUCH IT!"
** "IT DROPPED MY INPUT!"
** "DO YOU WANNA PLAY THE FUCKING GAME?!"
** "I GOT COMPLETELY ROBBED!"
** Beginner's trap!
** "This game has a BUGGED JUMPING MECHANIC!"
** Every hit in that combo was UNEARNED!
** COMPLETELY UNEARNED!
** "Yeah okay, whatever you say, dude! Uh-huh!"
** "WOOOOOOOW, GREAT FUCKING GAME DESIGN"
** [[VerbalTic The bottomline is this]]...
** Can't block online!
** Dash and mash!
* CausticCritic: In his Hateful Truth reviews.
* ChingChong: Used a ''lot'' in any game with Asian characters. ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors 8'' in particular got a lot of this from both him and [=PandaLee=].
* ClusterFBomb: ''Much'' of his commentary consists of this.
* 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.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Phil banned evilaj2010, creator of the infamous "This Is How You DON'T Play" series, from commenting on his videos, thereby creating his own arch-nemesis.
* CripplingOverspecialization: Phil is known for lacking adaptability when it comes to encountering [[WakeUpCallBoss Wake Up Call Bosses]], or other difficult challenges that he just isn't prepared for from the get-go. This can lead to ''hours'' of his playthrough being spent on him trying to force himself through a certain segment of the game without trying at all to find new and creative ways to overcome it. A notable example of this comes from his ''Dark Souls II'' playthrough, when the Looking Glass Knight was able to deflect the magic attacks he often used to defeat other bosses without issue. Instead of finding a way to defeat the boss using a different strategy, he summons other players to do the dirty work for him after dying quite a number of times to the boss.
** Phil also has a strong, ''strong'' preference for game AI that acts according to a specific, fixed, predictable pattern that can be gleaned after a few deaths/attempts and thus exploited to beat via simple rote understanding. He tends to trot out his accusation of "COMPLETELY RANDOM" whenever he encounters more dynamic and adaptive AI, and also gets extremely frustrated whenever a game with AIRoulette lands on an action in one attempt that it didn't on a previous attempt.
* 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 ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}''.
** Also happens in the "[[VideoGame/TheGunstringer Wavy Tube Man Chronicles]]" where he instinctively attempts to move the gun cursor away from a family on screen to avoid harming them, forgetting that the gameplay is motion activated and moving the cursor up automatically causes it to shoot whatever the cursor had last been on. This causes him to mistakenly "shoot" a little girl and get a game over. John doesn't let him hear the end of it.
* DanBrowned: If he can, Phil will try to pass himself off as being familiar with games. His One Piece playthrough has him claiming to be a follower of the story and then claiming Buggy was featured in only one arc, having no idea who Mihawk was, and other such mistakes. Similarly, in his ''Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty'' playthrough, he claims to have recognized Tosh from ''Starcraft'' 1 and also mistakes [[FailedASpotCheck Brutalisks for Ultralisks]], leading to another whiny rant about how an enemy from the first game that couldn't attack air units now suddenly can.
** During Battle of Z, mistakes Raditz for "Original Vegeta" not even 5 minutes after claiming he is a huge fan who watched the Japanese version of DBZ.
** During his play through of VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica he claims to know a lot about Resident Evil. Then questions how Chris knows how to pilot a fighter jet despite [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil the first game's]] manual stating he was in the Air Force before joining STARS (though in all fairness, with complete copies of older games sometimes being hard to come by, he may have known a lot about the series but simply never had the manual for the first game).
* TheDeterminator: To his credit, he never ragequit ''Bloodborne'' despite dying over and over again to certain bosses like Ebrietas, and actually managed to complete the game. Downplayed in that he gave up on progressing through the Chalice dungeons after reaching [[ThatOneLevel the Defiled Chalice Dungeon]] and he only defeated a great number of bosses due to being drastically overlevelled. Unfortunately...
** He also got through all of ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' and its DLC content despite dying over and over to bosses like Pontiff Sulyvahn and Champion Gundyr, (about ''67'' deaths in Gundyr's case), and unlike his ''Bloodborne'' playthrough, he never ragequit it.
* DespairEventHorizon: He gave up on ''The Old Hunters'' DLC for ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' after dying '''59''' times to [[ThatOneBoss Ludwig.]]
** He quit ''Persona 3'' altogether after getting to [[FinalBoss Nyx]] and having the boss charm one of his party members to completely restore its own health ''twice'', eventually causing him to just flat out give up. Especially notable in that his fans literally ''paid'' for him to do this playthrough on Patreon, and he quit right at the final boss fight.
* DirtyCoward: Considered this by some fans of ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' for his primary strategy in the game, which consists mainly of hanging back, spamming magic attacks, and letting summoned allies fight for him. This playing style also extends to the other ''Souls'' games. He also threatened to beat up a child in VRChat, yet made sure that he was out of earshot first before running his mouth.
* 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...[[NeverMyFault and then promptly complains later on about the game not telling him anything]].
* 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.
* DoubleStandard: He does nothing but [[SirSwearsALot curse a blue streak]] in his playthroughs. If anybody uses swearing when commenting, it's trolling, yet if he swears, it's comedy. [=Error989=] even commented about it in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sguk6e58EPA this video]], a review of DSP's 2013 Christmas special.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Whenever he plays a video game that involves driving, expect him to crash more than [[ComicStrip/TheLockhorns Loretta Lockhorn]].
* EndOfAnAge:
** After five years of living in a condo in Connecticut, him and [=PandaLee=] moved to a house near Seattle in June 2014.
** 2017 was a [[{{Understatement}} pretty rough year]] for Phil. He lost his partnership with Machinima, declared his [=KOGaming=] channel defunct, shifted from Youtube to Twitch, broke up with Leanna, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking had his Switch break after one day.]]
* ExtremeOmnisexual: Invoked in ''Mass Effect 3'' since his Commander Shepard has had relationships with aliens (''ME'' 1), women (''ME 2''), and guys (''ME 3'').
* 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''.
* ForgetfulJones: He's notorious for not remembering how to perform actions in-game, what he needs to do to advance, etc. Seems to be a habit of his in general, such as his "[[NonindicativeName unboxing video]]" of ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'', in which he inexplicably decided to film the video while a fire alarm was going off in his apartment complex and gets so sidetracked complaining about it that he ''completely forgets to actually unbox the game''.
* FromBadToWorse: The original channel, darksydephil, was taken down by [=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 the Holocaust. Now, however, he's back on [=YouTube=] and was partnered with Machinima. Unfortunately, Phil shot his mouth off about his CPM rate during a stream, which was apparently against his contract, and Machinima fired him shortly thereafter, with DSP desperately looking for another multi-partner network to take him in. Most recently, Phil's main channel, [=DSPgaming=], is on the verge of being taken down after being hit with copyright strikes from Creator/{{Atlus}} and Creator/RockstarGames.
* {{Gasshole}}: He's got a habit of belching and farting during his commentary, a trait that's often parodied.
* GlobalIgnorance: In his playthrough of ''Bully: Scholarship Edition'', he needed to look at maps on the Internet to pass the Geography classes.
* HellIsThatNoise: Arguably, any time he tries [[MostAnnoyingSound "singing."]]
* {{Hypocrite}}:
** During any of his play throughs of the the ''Metal Gear'' franchise (or any Creator/{{Konami}} game) he endlessly makes repetitive jabs at Creator/HideoKojima, usually citing him as an egocentric pervert (making jabs about Kojima's name appearing in the opening credits, and the sexual nature of parts of the games). This coming from a guy who tries to physically pinch EVA's breasts (He recorded with a camcorder at the time so you could see his shadow on screen), and makes non-stop crude sex jokes whenever female characters are on screen.
** He calls Mara "disgusting" in ''VideoGame/Persona4'', despite making multiple dick jokes throughout the series.
** Phil has been known to call out other gamers and popular Website/{{YouTube}}rs for a number of reasons, and yet he has the gall to condemn WebVideo/AlphaOmegaSin for calling him out on ragequitting.
** Phil's been known to complain about (perceived) cheating on the part of players or video game AI. In his ''VideoGame/ScarfaceTheWorldIsYours'' playthrough, after refusing to spend money to advance the game, he resorts to using cheat codes.
* 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.
* InsistentTerminology: DSP has this in SPADES. "Abundantly clear", "destination source", "but I digress", etcetera. It's to the point that 'detractors' of DSP make videos just to count the many times Phil tends to repeat specific phrases in his vlogs.
* {{Jerkass}}: His personality is literally this whenever he's angry. He even treats his fans and friends like garbage and verbally abuses them.
* JokeAndReceive: While playing ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', he gets the notification that one of his Assassin Dens is under attack. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgx5306VUFo&t=7m50s He sarcastically quips that it will now lead into a tower defense minigame.]] 30 seconds later, it turns into a tower defense minigame.
* 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''.
* 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. Occasionally, he will acknowledge when he makes a mistake - [[IgnoredEpiphany only to go right back to blaming the game the next time he screws up]].
* NervesOfSteel: He rarely gets scared by horror games.
* NoIndoorVoice: He shouts a lot even when he's not frustrated.
* OrphanedSeries: 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]]'', the first-person playthrough of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' (uniquely due to a technical error), 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}}'', ''VideoGame/{{SSX}}'' 2012, ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX Mega Man X3 and X6]]'', ''VideoGame/ZombiU'', ''VideoGame/EpicMickey2ThePowerOfTwo'', ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'', ''VideoGame/Persona3'', ''VideoGame/ScarfaceTheWorldIsYours'', and some of the more infamous ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' video games. [[http://youtube.wikia.com/wiki/DarksydePhil#Incomplete_playthroughs_A-Z This Wikia page]] shows he has ''seventy-five'' unfinished playthroughs!
*** 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 ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', with a large amount of help.
** Rage quitting two popular horror games, ''[[VideoGame/SilentHills P.T.]]'' and ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys''.
** The ''Crown of the Iron King'' DLC for ''Dark Souls II''.
** For ''VideoGame/Persona3''[[note]]and very notoriously so, since he rage quitted on the final boss ''on easy mode, '''and the playthrough was funded'''''[[/note]], and later ''VideoGame/Persona5''.
* PercussiveMaintenance: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVcrxiNVKtA Has a tendency to treat his peripherals this way.]] Even if this method ''causes'' actual glitching, his solution is... hit it some more.
* PoesLaw: There are those who believe that Phil is either completely faking or at the very least pretending to be worse than he really is, [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity in order to get more attention]].
* 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=ggBNebDcqgE&t=3891s Quite a few games, actually.]]
** A rather unusual variant regarding ''VideoGame/ScarfaceTheWorldIsYours'': in spite of indeed getting angry with the game many times, and having to resort to using cheat codes to make his time easier, he had no intentions of quitting the game. It wasn't until he heard that a YouTube user by the name of Fred Fuchs was making a very lengthy "This Is How You DON'T Play" montage using his Scarface:TWIY footage that Phil stopped playing the game, and refused to continue playing it because he didn't want to give Fred the satisfaction of giving him more footage to work with in his montage.
** In general, he quits games out of his own stupidity. What did he do during the final boss in ''VideoGame/Persona3''? He rage quits at the final boss on Easy Mode. '''EASY MODE.'''
* RashomonStyle: An interesting case in Phil's playthrough of ''VideoGame/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).
* 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.]]
* RunningGag: A couple, most notably when he shouts out when something is [[ProductPlacement "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.
** In a similar vein, he started doing some faux-shilling for Ball Park Beef Franks after an online ad for them started playing during his ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'' let's play.
* SarcasmMode: Sometimes when he's annoyed, he'll respond with a sarcastic remark.
* SmugSnake: Phil looks down on everyone, even his own fans, yet 9 times out of 10 he’ll bungle even the easiest task out of pure unadulterated incompetence.
* SelfImposedChallenge: He steeled himself to beat ''God of War III'' without spending a single red soul on weapon upgrades.
** Slightly ruined though by the fact that once he was aware that people complained that he wasn't using his red souls to upgrade, he preceded to complete the game without ever using them as a big 'fuck you' to the viewers who were only trying to help him out, even going as far as [[http://youtu.be/lyVH1GYm0u0?t=4m59s giving the finger on his cam to the 'haters' once he beat the game.]]
* SoreLoser: He rarely takes losing in multiplayer well, often (as in almost without fail) labeling the winner a terrible player who must have cheated.
** His reaction to losing an arm wrestling match in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption''? ''[[KickTheDog Pull his gun and shoot the winner.]]''
* {{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?"
** He seems to have complete disdain for ''{{VideoGame/Minecraft}}'', saying Notch is an idiot for [[ItWillNeverCatchOn trying to sell it commercially]] when it was free before, and saying he has "more than 10 brain cells" when playing ''VideoGame/TheStanleyParable'', which has a segment that takes place in the Narrator's ''Minecraft'' world. Even when playing it, he complained about it through and through, making almost no effort to acclimate himself to the game. He also put it as Number #1 on his Top Ten Worst Gaming Trends of 2014.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Phil and John served 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]], until 2015 when John and Phil had a falling out.
* TooDumbToLive: Quite often in his playthroughs, he'll make some... shall we say questionable tactical decisions. In his ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}} Anniversary'' playthrough he tosses a sticky grenade at a charging Brute and blows himself up. In his ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002'' playthrough he attempts to use [[EmergencyWeapon the wrench]] on very powerful enemies when he has plenty of ammo. Probably the best example though is in his ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' playthrough, where he reaches the boss fight with The End, who uses a tranquilliser dart sniper rifle and is very stealthy and difficult to see in long grass; the intention is to beat him in a steady SniperDuel. What is Phil's first instinct? He pulls out ''the shotgun, a close combat firearm, and goes running off into the brush to find him''. Needless to say this results in him getting riddled with darts very quickly without getting any good retaliation shots off against the veteran sniper because he's well out of the shotgun's effective range.
* UnknownRival: "Steve Jones", the to-this-day unknown person who pretended to be a Creator/{{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.
* VerbalTic: Has a bad habit of saying "okay" whenever he has nothing else to say.
* 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]]
** DSP is also notorious for spamming lightning bolts against bosses in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', and rage quit the ''Crown of the Iron King'' DLC when he discovered that the game had nerfed that spell.
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