Hello! I’m Rob Page the video producer for Retro Dodo.
I was born in 1993 and my first experience with video games was with the original PlayStation which my family purchased in 1997.
After finishing a university course based around film-making in 2015, I wanted to combine my interests in video production and retro gaming which eventually led to the creation of my personal YouTube channel; Pixel Pursuit.
It’s only natural then that when the opportunity to work with Retro Dodo came along, whose passions and goals aligned with my own so perfectly, I jumped at the chance and I’m now creating videos on a much bigger scale than ever before.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been completely immersed in the world of video games. Even as a young kid, I was particularly interested in discovering and playing old games, even if they were created before I was born.
Receiving some Game & Watch devices from my great-grandparents after they saw me enjoying the original Game Boy so much opened up a rabbit-hole that I never really got out of. The fact that devices like this existed and I had no idea about them got me obsessed with discovering everything I could about gaming history.
I often got brand new games as birthday or Christmas gifts but then found myself wanting to go back to older titles in the series and see the progression of the franchise. This led to building up a small game collection which I would build upon through the years and I now own over 600 physical games across more than 23 consoles.
I’ve always found happiness in sharing my passion of gaming with my friends and now being able to create videos and share them online to an audience of people I’ve never even met in person is one of my greatest passions, maybe even surpassing the act of actually playing the games in the first place!
I have been running the Pixel Pursuit channel for more than 7 years and I previously created a retro gaming blog called Pixel Pursuit Rob which turned out to be the catalyst for creating my YouTube channel in the first place.
After growing an audience, I eventually started getting opportunities to work with several independent game developers, getting early review copies and providing coverage of games which may have flown under a lot of people’s radars. This progressed to working with publishers such as SEGA and Team 17 across several videos including reviews of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania and Overcooked! All You Can Eat.
Now, my focus is on growing the Retro Dodo YouTube channel, socials and website by providing high quality retro gaming focused videos based on a variety of topics, from hardware and software reviews, discussions, news coverage and more.