A video review series by Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw. Gained popularity on Youtube with a speed not seen since the Angry Video Game Nerd
, and after only two quite funny videos was hired by online magazine The Escapist. After being hired by The Escapist, the jokes in the reviews started to get less subtle, and subsequently less funny. Eventually, the guy simply got obnoxious, often making off-topic rants against anyone and anything that earned his ire, most egregious when he said that Halo was unoriginal, then later said that he had never played a Halo game in his Halo 3 review. The rampancy of his unchecked ego became most obvious in his "review" of Super Smash Bros Brawl, where he simply spent half of the video bashing anyone who may like Smash Bros, then dedicated a whole video to the hate mail his excuse for a review generated. He seemed quite surprised that people responded negatively to the fact that he had spent two minutes simply bashing anyone who doesn't share his tastes. Has a legion of idiotic fanboys who will declare that Yahtzee proves that whatever game he reviews has just been PUHOWNED!!1 and that Yahtzee is the only reliable reviewer, then yelling at anyone who disagrees with Yahtzee that his videos are for humour value only and shouldn't be taken seriously, too busy trying to earn Yahtzee's love to notice the contradiction.
Yahtzee: Hello, time for a new Zero Punctuation video. Today, I will bash X game for reasons that are stereotyped and just not funny. I will then talk about how fans of X game or console are idiots and how they are ruining the whole gaming experience for me, because the personal opinion of a single person holds sway over the entire gaming industry and I am immature/stupid enough to care what other people are playing. Also, people who pay attention to reviews are dumbasses and should pay fifty to sixty dollars for a game that they might not even like, because every gamer works for a company that will reimburse them so long as they make a review about it.
Fanboys: YAHTZEE JUST PWNZORED THOSE BITCHES! I'M GOING TO GO TO TV TROPES AND PUT A VAGUELY RELATED QUOTE ON EVERY GAME TROPE ARTICLE THAT WOULDN'T EVEN BE DISTINGUISHABLE FROM THE THREE MILLION OTHER SNARKY REVIEWERS IF NOT FOR "Yahtzee, Zero Punctuation" AT THE BOTTOM! *faps to Portal*
A series of video game reviews presented by TheEscapist.com
, written and hosted by Ben Yahtzee
Croshaw. New episodes are published every week, on a Wednesday.
Despite several attacks on Croshaw, many simple minded people have failed to grasp that Zero Punctuation is not about reviewing, but CRITICISING a game. Croshaw
has stated on various occasions that he is primarily a critic, not a reviewer, and anyone who cannot understand that should not bother watching his videos if they are merely going to nerdrage
"But, like a glass of milk with a spider in it, towards the end it all goes horribly wrong." Croshaw during his Dark Void
"Recently we recieved a mail from soneone whose name i forget explaining that they were going to stop watching Zero Punctuation." Croshaw starting the Wii
Sports Resort review.
"but you dont call a sewage technician to redecorate your bathroom, and you you didnt come to me to hear how a game is good. Not when every other review has done it already." Croshaw providing the point that he is a critic, during the Batman
Arkham Asylum review.
The absolutely awesome video game review show hosted by Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw. Watch it now!
Me: I just watched "The Witcher" on Zero Punctuation!
Friend: It's a MUMMORPUGHER!