Web Video / PeanutButterGamer



PeanutButterGamer is a Youtube personality who does game reviews, Top 10 lists, and hosts a number of other features, such as The G-Files (looking at weird things in video games) and To Kill An Avatar (exploring Video Game Cruelty Potential). He's the co-founder of the now resurrected NormalBoots.com and was a featured contributor on Blistered Thumbs.

He also has a gameplay channel, called PBGGameplay. There he posts a number of different videos: Firstly, the popular ''Hardcore!'' series, in which he and his friends try to complete an objective in a game... but if they die, they're dead for good. The videos star many of his friends, including JonTron and ProJared. Besides that, he has the Collection series where he tries to get every item in a set in various games. And lastly, he has several highly-edited Let's Play series.

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  • Achievements in Ignorance: Crops up near constantly in his 'Sucking At' series. A notable example would be in Luigi's Mansion episode 15 when he lit the bonfire necessary to capture Sir Weston while flailing around randomly with his fire jet. And then didn't realize what he had actually done for some time.
    PBG: Oh, I just needed to walk into him. Okay, well, that was easier than I was making it out to be.
  • Angrish: Near-constant in Super Mario 64: Chaos Edition. Given that the game randomly changes Mario's physics, is prone to locking-up and crashing, will cause Mario's health to continuously drain, and even kills him instantly when he touches doors or poles at one point, among other mishaps, PBG's frustration is completely understandable.
  • Anti-Climax: In his second Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate video with ProJared, PBG pulls out his Dual Swords, activates the Demon mode, and runs in to attack...and then immediately turns off Demon mode again. Punctuated by the music cutting out and just leaving PBG's Battle Cry of "Hgsheswah!"
  • Art Evolution: Compare the first video in his Majora's Mask Lets Play to the last video of his Majora's Mask Lets Play. Initially, he was rather subdued and more focused on the game than anything else and the whole thing goes unedited. By the last video, he is much more boisterous, incorporates a ton of visual humor and focuses more on the jokes.
  • Artistic License – Astronomy: In one episode of Cuphead, when PBG and Jeff are fighting off Hilda Berg's constellations, they refer to Taurus as a bull, but keep calling Sagittarius "Cupid", even though the man wielding the bow and arrows clearly represents the centaur archer. To be fair, they are kind of unable to interpret the constellations or the Western Zodiac right.
  • Blatant Lies: In Mario Galaxy 2, part 9:
    PBG: Man, I love the Internet, it's such a great place. Everybody's nice and friendly to each other.
  • Destined Bystander: Zigzam, Nimnat and Useless in the Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Nuzlocke. Nimnat, in particular, is a good example of this. He's caught very early on, and is a bit of a laughing stock at first because of how seemingly useless he is, with PBG not even really making an effort to level him up. However, he ends up being the crucial part of the Double Team/Baton Pass strategy that wins PBG the game.
  • Drugs Are Good: Makes heavy use of multiple drugs in his Fallout 3 Bobblehead collection series.
    (PBG is under heavy super mutant fire from several angles at once)
    PBG: More drugs! MORE DRUGS!!!
  • Epic Fail: In his final video of Super Mario 64, he says there is no way he can miss hitting Bowser with one of the spikey balls being practically next to him. He turns around a few times, let's go of Bowser - and misses.
  • The Greatest Story Never Told: PBG and Jeff lament how, because they forgot to actually record the game footage of their first episode of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, they had to redo it. And they say that the first take was amazing, with both doing well on the platform levels and earning about 16 lives before finishing the first video.
  • Heel Realization: PBG has one of these at the end of the Oblivion Collection Series. After realizing how many evil things he's done to get the Daedric Artifacts, he accepts his death at the hands of an Anvil city guard.
  • Stupid Sacrifice: Lafawnda gets put down by a critical hit by the final Pokemon in the Alpha Sapphire Nuzlocke run. Ironically, had PBG not used Recover to try to save her life the turn before and attacked instead, Lafawnda would have have been able to land the game-winning blow, as Mega Metagross was stuck in cooldown from a Giga Impact attack, leaving it vulnerable. It'd be justified by PBG's inexperience... had he not noticed the cooldown from the Metagross's previous Giga Impacts. Instead, Lafawnda dies and PBG ends up winning the battle by the skin of his teeth, with two surviving Pokemon with less than 20 HP between them.
  • invokedStrawman Has a Point: In "POKEMON GO IS DEMONIC", PBG mocks Rick Wiles' review of the titular app (which claims it's demonic), until the latter makes the claim that "we're hypnotized... we would rather live in the virtual world than the real world." PBG states that this is the only valid argument in the whole video, but his tone of voice implies that it isn't as problematic as Wiles makes it out to be.
  • Yandere: Not PBG himself, but this seems to be the comment section's opinion on Nimnat the Nincada. Every single time she'd be switched out or PBG would say he was going to switch her out, someone on the team would inevitably die not long after, forcing him to put her back in or have an empty slot.

These tropes have now been moved to their own page at PBG Hardcore.