PeanutButterGamer (PBG) is an American YouTuber player and the star of The Peanut Butter Gamer Show. He is known for his game reviews, top 10 lists, and a number of other features, including To Kill An Avatar (exploring the cruelty potential of video games) and The G-Files (about strange things in video games).
PBG is the co-founder of NormalBoots and has a gameplay channel, which he called PBGGameplay, with several highly edited Let’s Play series. He was a contributor to Blistered Thumbs, a subdivision of Channel Awesome where video games are usually the main topic of discussion.
PeanutButterGamer, whose real name is Austin Hargrave, was born on July 25, 1990, in Dallas, Texas. He spent his early years in Texas before moving to Seattle, Washington.
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As a child, he always loved games and started making videos of games at the age of 12. While he kept posting some of the videos he made with his friends on various YouTube channels, Hargrave finally decided to open his own channel, which is all about game reviews and top 10. He was 19 years old at the time, and his unwavering dedication has made the YouTube channel “PeanutButterGamer” one of the famous media channels dedicated to games.
PBG uploaded its first YouTube video titled “Top 10 Weirdest and Creepiest Video Game Characters” in October 2009. His journey to create videos and reviews began in 2010 when he was working as a community member for ScrewAttack. As he gained popularity, the huge audience was enough for him to quit his job and start shooting YouTube videos full time.
Over the years, PBG has gained a huge following in thousands and millions of people. PeanutButterGamer, its main channel, has over 1.9 million subscribers, while its gameplay channel PBGGameplay has gained more than 850,000 subscribers. PBG has also gained more than 700,000 viewers on Twitch Tv, where he releases videos such as Animal Crossing and The Elder Scroll Oblivion.
He has posted several other videos, including the popular hardcore series and the Collection series, where he collects every item in a set in various games. PeanutButterGamer’s videos consist mainly of comedic montages that contain very random effects and text. PBGGameplay, the second channel he has created, focuses on the Zelda Collection series and Minecraft Hardcore.
Other popular videos include Diablo game adventures. One of his favorite video games is The Legend of Zelda. He introduced Zelda Month 2011, around the time (November) when the new Zelda game Skyward Sword was scheduled for release. During the same period, he added Zelda’s related gameplay, reviews, and Top 10 to his channel.
Although he plays several games, PBG is rarely strict when he criticizes the games he reviews. Before his huge success in reviewing games, he originally did sketches about games, but later switched to top 10 lists and series such as To Kill An Avatar, which was about killing the innocent creatures in the games, and The G Files, a show about strange things in video games.
He abandoned the shows, however, on the grounds that they didn’t deliver the message he wanted to convey with his content, but he kept the top 10 lists and then began reviewing games. This is how he gained a reputation for his good editing and indiscriminate humor. PBG has a third channel, which he said was designed as a “meme channel”.
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In addition to his personal channels, PBG created “JonTron” Normal Boots (2010) in collaboration with Jonathan Jafari to act as a hub where they could post content and receive advertising revenue.
Although it was closed in 2012, Normal Boot was relaunched on January 24, 2014, with the addition of other channels with video game focus, ProJared, Satchbags ‘Goods, and The Completionist’.
PBG regularly indulges in video hacking, where he plays around with cheat codes and glitches in games like Super Mario 64, which has turned out to be one of the most popular videos on his channel.
As for uploading videos, there are no specific times or days, but he generally posts every three weeks on his main channel and several times a week on his gameplay channel.
PeanutButterGamer and his wife Danielle “Unicorism” Hargrave, who is an artist, married in 2015 and the couple currently lives in Woodinville, Washington, with their dog Luka. Not much information has been published about his wife, she seems to have become popular through her marriage to the YouTube star.