As of August 2012, it has been put on indefinite hiatus because the show's graphics editor is unable to work on it.
Accentuate the Negative: 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 Amy, which he hated, he admitted it had an okay story, it's just the gameplay got so bad that it eventually wasn't worth it.
In particular, overly long end credit sequences for games seem to be something he really despises.
Big "NO!": Phil occasionally blurts them out, such as his playthrough of Mario Party 9 when he loses most of his stars, or in Mass Effect 3 where Phil 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.
Distracted by the Sexy: During the Metal Gear Solid 3 playthrough, he has a drunken obsession with breasts - to a degree where he misses important instructions during a cutscene. Most other players can get back on track by using the codec.
The Ditz: 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.
Extreme Omnisexual: Invoked in Mass Effect 3 since his Commander Shepard has had relationships with aliens (ME 1), women (ME 2), and guys (ME 3).
From Bad to Worse: 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 poorly thought out humor about The Holocaust. Now, however, he's back on Youtube and partnered with Machinima.
Lost Forever: All his videos that were on his blip.tv account, including the controversial Dead Space 2 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.
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.
The Rashomon: An interesting case in Phil's playthrough of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City: 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).
Running Gag: 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 Heavy Rain playthrough and still occasionally pops up in his later vids. Though this seems to have subsided since 2011. He eventually mentioned it later on.
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".
Take That: 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.
Unknown Rival: "Steve Jones," the to-this-day unknown person who pretended to be a 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.
What the Hell, Hero?: Played for Laughs 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.