"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 popular Youtube content creator, currently partnered with Machinima.
Aborted Arc: Project 7 was introduced fairly early in Phil's Youtube career in mid-2009, but after several videos vanished.
In particularly, overly long end credit sequences for games seem to be something he really despises.
Phil: (while watching the end credits of Heavy Rain) Oh my god, now they have to fucking tell you who works at Sony Computer Entertainment of America? Fuck you! I hate this shit! Get this bullshit the fuck out of your credits! All I want to know is who made the game! Not who fucking published the game; not who fucking gave a backrub to the dude who was coding the game, who fucking jerked 'em off... this is bullshit. I don't fucking care who works at Sony! They didn't make this fucking game! You don't get any credit!
Happens every time with Ubisoft games, as their credit sequences range anywhere from 15-25 minutes long for every one of their games.
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.
Face Palm: Prepare your foreheads for this, especially if you sit through his playthroughs of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and 3: Snake Eater.
*opens weapon window, shows "press LB to zoom"* "How do I zoom?"
*The End boss fight* "Where is my shotgun?"
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 is back on Youtube and partnered with Machinima.
Hatedom: He has a very large and loyal fanbase, as well as a very active and very loud hatedom.
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.
95% of the time he messes something up in a game, his first instinct will be to blame either:
1. the controls
2. game bugs that only exist in his head or
3. rage and curse out the developers for being morons.
The other 5% of the time:
1. it will be a legitimate game bug
2. he will be silent, or...
3. in rare occasions, he will actually acknowledge it was his mistake. In short, there's a reason why he has such a passionate Hatedom. In particular, the Street Fighter professional fighting community really doesn't like Phil.
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.
Averted in May 2013 when he finally returned to and beat Dark Souls after 3 years.
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 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 is just kicking the air).
Refuge in Audacity: After Nintendo's announcement that they will essentially be taking a cut from any video with footage from their games if said videos have ads enabled, Phil went off on one of his biggest rants ever about corporations not owning people's lives. Live on Twitch. At the very end, he gets up, walks towards the camera, unplugs his Wii U, walks off camera, comes back with a trashcan, and THROWS OUT HIS WII U LIVE ON TWITCH. You can't really accuse Phil of half-measures.
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."
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.
Those Two Guys: Phil and John actually serve out this role in their crossover playthroughs, when watching the it from a different youtuber's perspective such as Koruchado or TheAireaidLord
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.