Phillip "Phil" Burnell (Born April 6, 1982), known on YouTube as DarksydePhil, or DSP for short, is an active member of the LP community on YouTube, which he joined in 2008, and Twitch.tv, which he joined in 2013.
He plays games on a variety of platforms including the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, and the PC. He also owns a PlayStation 2, mainly used for retro-replays (rarely). A fan donated a Nintendo Wii to Phil, which he used to make Wii game playthroughs. Around August 2011, Phil bought the Nintendo 3DS. On February 22, 2012, Phil bought the PlayStation Vita. On November 18, 2012, Phil bought the Nintendo Wii U. On November 15, 2013, Phil bought the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One on November 22, 2013. On July 11, 2014, he recieved his brand new, up-to-date Gaming PC (Cyperpower PC Custom Rig) after his previous Gaming PC was heavily outdated and was filled with many problems. He regularly films playthroughs of games on all systems except for handhelds, for which he does not have the means to capture footage, with the exception of the Nintendo 3DS, in which he now has the means via capture card to capture footage directly from the system.
Phil is known to voice his opinions about games and other subjects. As well as doing playthroughs of games, he is a former pro-Super Street Fighter II Turbo player, and he has won and placed high in several EVO tournament events in the past. He used to attend tournaments whenever he could and film/uploads matches from the events; he no longer does so. In June 2012, Phil and his friend John Rambo attended E3; since then, Phil has covered the event from home.