I've been seeing a lot of gaming channel hate on my dash which makes me so sad! I love the gaming channel! The bashers I've noticed use the argument that DNP aren't "getting views" and they upload "boring/shitty" games. Do you have an opinion?
Meh, all that literally amounts to is “Dan and Phil aren’t playing the games I specifically want them to play.” On an individual basis I think most people express things in a tongue in cheek way - people who say “Dil should die” “phandom is dying” “the gaming channel is dead” etc are expressing their individual opinion. But the problem with tumblr and popular blogs is that one person’s opinion expressed how that person chooses to express it (with exaggerated emphasis, with sarcasm, etc) gets reblogged and amplified until someone sees the same post on their dash ten times and assumes that must be how everyone feels. Posts that literally just say “Gaming channel is great!” or “Love how they upload regularly now!” or “I understand why they choose not to play serious games!” aren’t funny or attention grabbing, so even though the majority of people feel that way the whole thing gets skewed so that it looks like no one does.
At the end of the day it’s a very successful gaming channel, mostly due to the fact that they are entertainment first, gaming second. Their views are down because youtube’s issues, not because their content has changed or is any more or less relevant than it used to be, and don’t let the tumblr bubble trick you into thinking everyone views something negatively just because half a dozen popular blogs do.