Jim & Yahtzee's Rhymedown Spectacular: PewDieBait

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I've watched one Pewdepie video, just to see what it was about. Wasn't for me.

I don't find them "inescapable". Don't think YouTube has ever made a big deal of him for me, and I watch a few gaming channels. Is he really pushed *that* much?

Anyway, great job both Jim and Yahtzee. This was a really good episode for you both I think.

I coined the term "pewdiepie bait" in a video review I did on Steam Greenlight titles that were basically just mashed together Unity engine shit "horror" games designed specifically to try to go "viral" cause some hyper-active super popular Youtuber would play it like Pewdiepie (or those guys trying to be Pewdiepie too, like Tobuscus and Markiplier to name a short list that is just a preview of a longer list of nobodies behind all them) a month ago....but since nobody watches my channel and I thought the videos were utter shit I decided to take them down though I still have the originals on my storage drive.

Heres the specific game that caused me to vomit the term out of my mouth.
Steam Greenlight - Paranoia...man it was crappy.

Here I was thinking I'm just bad at what I do...and it turns out I'm just ahead of my time. Thanks for making me feel like Da Vinci for about 0.5 milliseconds Jim!

Hey.... Jim wasent mocking goat simulator was he? I mean come on it was literally a game that only existed because we demanded it, its not like they were purposely making it bad to make a quick buck or anything. It realeased on april first of all things it is clearly a joke game for lets players.

Arrogancy:

Xsjadoblayde:
Ok this is wierdly relevent to me as i knew fugger all about the guy until South Park Stick of Truth was released and i wanted to see some gameplay from the start to show me what sort of game to expect.
Youtube happily showed me a link by this pewdiepie about the game being played, to which i thought 'fair enough...just play the game..i dont care what you think just play the game and ill make my own fckin mind up!'
20 mins later (after me sliding forwards to skip his chat) hes STILL chatting shit about himself! I then see him (yes we must ALL see face) overreacting to EVERY scene in game! its all about him...not the game!
Now youtube remembers that one mistake and puts him on my front wall every time and hes got like 2 million views or shit...WHY?!?
Yahtzee and Gabriel have an infinitely better 'lets drown out' on youtube. Forfcks sake try that!!

Well, here's the thing, Game Theorists explained the seemingly inexplicable rise of PewDiePie on an episode of Game Theory. Essentially, he got ridiculously lucky and inadvertently took advantage of a series of tricks in the way Youtube is set up to extend his audience across Europe and the US. As to why people follow him exactly...That I can't explain. I suppose that at some level he's likable, he seems like a good person, it's just his internet persona is a total dullard and moron. I suppose that once you cast the net wide enough and make content that comes out very regularly that appeals to the lowest common denominator, eventually those numbers start accumulating, regardless of quality.

That makes a lot of sense. Plus i can imagine he appeals a lot to the male kids that think stupid excitement is cool.
Seems i swore more than usual in that post. There must still be some bitterness in the memory...that and i may have had a drink.

Drake the Dragonheart:
Great Poem by both, but Jim's was slamming! I say Jim wins this one.

Loki_The_Good:

SKBPinkie:
Can people just shut the fuck up about that guy already?

We get it, you don't like him. I swear I hear a lot more about him from people who claim to hate the guy.

Ironically, then we inevitably get a lot of people annoyed about people complaining about complaining about him. Now, here I am complaining about people complaining about people complaining about him and oh my god why does everything taste purple.

Wait purple is a color. How can things "taste" purple?

That whistle you heard was the sound of the joke flying straight over your head :)

Drake the Dragonheart:
Great Poem by both, but Jim's was slamming! I say Jim wins this one.

Loki_The_Good:

SKBPinkie:
Can people just shut the fuck up about that guy already?

We get it, you don't like him. I swear I hear a lot more about him from people who claim to hate the guy.

Ironically, then we inevitably get a lot of people annoyed about people complaining about complaining about him. Now, here I am complaining about people complaining about people complaining about him and oh my god why does everything taste purple.

Wait purple is a color. How can things "taste" purple?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia

That said it was a joke implying the spiraling silliness of the situation caused my brain malfunction.

The story of Pewdiepie rage :

Basically the thing is Pewdiepie was just the poster child of dumb youtuber. There wasn't anything really wrong with his content other then being basically a one trick pony and yelling at ever barrel and chair he came across in the beginning ;p but mostly you'd watch on series and be done with the guy.

The rage didn't come about him it came from the hordes of dumb fans. Back when youtube comments were show whoever posted last and best comments you'd have other people's videos filled with "OMG YOUR COPYING PEWDIE!! YOU SUCK!" comments from his "Bro army" Even to youtubers that were doing this, well before pewdiepie even started to do gaming, Like so you had all the fans of the other youtubers, completely hatting and massive backlash on Pewdie and the bro army ;p

Thankfully with new youtube comments no one really sees that crap anymore.

I tought that Yahtzee's poem was going to be about Pewdipie, what with the "Keretic 2" poem and critisizing him in Let's Drown Out... (Phantasmagoria 2 if you're interested). Glad you keep it classy Yahtzee.
(Yes, Jim was talking about the studios taking advantage of these guys, but it is still a freaking easy target)

Man, I hate Pewdiepie's content. The actual dood seems like a nice guy, but his content. meh :\ but I think I hate his diehard fans more than anything.

Nice rhymedown by both, it was beautifully executed.

About PewDiePie his jokes are really lame but at least I'm glad a gamer holds the no. 1 position in YouTube also it was nice to see him take on Dark Souls... After that I unsubbed because I was no longer interested.

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