Meet Rob Pearson, intrepid reviewer, gaming’s balding, impossibly gangly, “everyman” – and quite possibly the funniest man alive. Or at least, the funniest man in the world of game reviews.
As the face of the PlayStation Access channel on YouTube, Rob’s weekly commentary regularly presents the most annoying, most frustrating, funniest, hardest, any-thingiest collection of gaming moments ever, interspersed with his witty commentary and inevitable misadventure.
Add in the occasional tormenting of his hapless co-reviewer Dave and it’s gaming comedy gold.
Although Rob’s format limits his perspective to console gaming and the PlayStation console at that, I don’t hold that against him. Since gaming is mostly a shared experience, there’s not a lot unique to a given platform that doesn’t transfer readily to others.
So when Rob gamely tries to make his way through an insanely difficult, impossible-to-win boss fight for the hundredth time, only to end up killing himself accidentally and spectacularly, I still roar with laughter, brush away a tear and say,
“Oh Rob, you stupid git, I did the same thing last week. I hate that game.”
Here then are some of Rob’s most entertaining moments: