These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Joe himself seemed to recognise this when he openly supported Anita Sarkeesian. Some people have agreed with Joe that the personal attacks need to be stopped (A minor group point out that Sarkeesian still is controversial for reasons like her comments about not liking games going against her advertising campaign, which Joe even brought up and general lack of research), while others just went ballistic at the mention of Anita.
Growing The Mustache: Right on the very first episode of its new season, the show introduces a new scenery, new characters, a steady storyline, a main antagonist, and a new, fully animated opening theme. Talk about instant facial hair...
Main problem: Joe was Hoist by His Own Petard. From the start he made it clear his trip to the VGAs was "going behind enemy lines", showing that he was planning on being angry and hostile. All Keighley had to do was stay cool, and Joe would look like a clown for playing his character while conducting a serious interview.
His "Top 10 Reasons Aliens Colonial Marines will Kick Ass" is one, due to the near universal negative reception from critics towards the game and his own negative review for the game.
He Panned It, Now He Sucks: Whenever Joe gives an 8.8 review, expect someone, or a large amount of someones, to comment about how 'wrong' he is. Case in point:
When he reviewed Saints Row: The Third, giving it a much lower rating than the norm (6/10, compared to the glowering reviews others have given it), he stated that, as a fan of the previous game, he felt it was disappointing due to the removal of so many features, shorter story, and some new features he felt weren't very entertaining (a sentiment many fans of the franchise share); however, people who either disliked the previous games, enjoyed the game none the less, or never played the previous game, were quick to call him out for 'spending most of the video just reviewing Saints Row 2' and giving the new game heat for not being as good as that.
Putting Resident Evil 6 on his Worst games of 2012 list (despite not even having reviewed it) instead of Operation Racoon City, (which he actually did review) and his only complaints about the game seemed to be the story moving from the series roots rather then anything gameplay related.
During his Assassins Creed III review, he comments how the new ship system that was created for the game could be used in the future to make a great pirate game... and then Ubisoft confirmed Assasin's Creed IV as a pirate game.
During his Xbox One interview with Major Nelson at E3 2013, Joe questioned why Microsoft is persisting with the more extreme DRM measures since they could just remove them from the console. Major Nelson did not take kindly to this, and got mad at Joe for the insinuation that Microsoft could remove the Xbox One's integral DRM measures at the flip of a switch. Less than a week later, Microsoft announced that the DRM measures would be removed following a patch upon release.
During Joe's Deadpool review, Deadpool accuses Joe that he only cares about Call of Duty when he panned his game, to which Joe responds with the fact that he didn't even review a single Call of Duty title. Later,Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare comes out...
Ho Yay: With a little Rohypnol the Spoony One learns from personal experience that he's also quite hotblooded in bed.
Joe: I guess she's sleeping with him to get the job, if you know what I mean... wait.''
His interview with Geoff Keighly at the 2010 Spike VGAs and his later interview with Seth Killian at PAX Prime 2011.
His being one of the few That Guy with the Glasses member who actually liked Man of Steel might have had a chance at going over okay, if only he didn't insult everyone who didn't like the film. This one saw a slight improvement, when he co-reviewed it with The Nostalgia Critic and both were fully respectful of the other's views. Not the case with the rest of the reviewers, though.
His video of promoting Kick-Ass 2 has attracted a lot of vitriol, with some viewers accusing Joe of being a sell out, threatening to unsubscribe from his Youtube channel or accusations of him abusing his popularity.
Which was then followed up with his negative review of the movie, where he calls out anyone who prefers it over the original as 'having their brains turned to jelly'.
After Joe's Titanfall review pointed out that the game was largely over-hyped, showing the near-perfect scores for the game, using screen-caps from serveral game reviewing sites, including IGN. Dan Stapleton, a reviewer from IGN was not happy and took it up on Twitter.Here's how it went down.
Magnificent Bastard: Though angry about it, Joe's rants about how Geoff Keighley was "prepared for him" and was in control of what he was doing the whole time in "f***ing with him" actually make Geoff seem like a Magnificent Bastard.
Nausea Fuel: The controls on Sonic Free Riders make him want to vomit.
Never Live It Down: The Geoff Keighly interview is going to haunt Joe for the rest of his life, a lot of people refuse to move on.
Never My Fault: Blamed his abysmal interview with Geoff Keighley on Geoff, the environment where the interview took place, and his own belief he would have more time but Spike screwed him over on that. This is despite there being moments where it's very clearly that Joe should be taking some of the blame, at least.
He stated in one of his E3 2011 videos that there was a lot of miscommunication on both parties, particularly that the guy bin charge of PR at the VGA's never told Keighley that Joe was promised a sit down interview. When they ran into each other at the convention, both of them managed to bury the hatchet about the whole fiasco.
However in his top 10 gaming controversy video he does say he was inexperienced and poorly worded his questions.
Superlative Dubbing: The fandub on his channel of his Deadpool review, which Joe openly admits the person who made it did a much better impression of Nolan North's performance as Deadpool than what he had in his video.
Also the photoshopping of his bearded head onto a Lara Croft model.
Unpleasable Fanbase: He mentions that if you change too much when making a new game in a franchise, the hardcore fans will want the developers' heads, but if you change too little, they'll complain too.
Visual Effects of Awesome: During the intro for his Green Lantern game review, we are treated to an amazing (if silly) scene where Red Lantern Joe shoots up holes in the street while blasting at Other Joe.
The effects in his outro for his Dragon Ball Z Kinect review where he charges up his ki and fires a Kamehameha is also quite awesome looking and well done.