His Extra Punctuation on Roger Ebert's claims of the validity of video games as artwork, in which he gives a respectful, rational and highly intelligent breakdown of the argument that proves to be one of the most sober and thoughtful takes of the issue found anywhere on the internet. Doubles as a Pet the Dog moment.
Art is any created work that provokes strong emotions in you, personally. And trying to impose your feelings on someone else is as pointless and time-consuming as trying to impregnate a dishwasher.'
Be honest- none of us expected Yahtzee to be honestly excited about Watch_Dogs? Or at least impressed with it, saying that it's a perfect example of how to announce a game- no fucking around with fancy HD trailers, just 10 minutes of straight up gameplay.
Juliet is always in control of the situation, has a healthy, devoted family life, and the developers would never suggest that the player should feel motivated to protect her from rapists - seriously, that's pretty fucked.
In XCOM Enemy Unknown, using a heavy to blow a hole in a UFO and then using a sniper to double tap a high level threat alien in the head with no other turns left when they were out of range to help. Described by him as one of his high points of the game.
"A masterstroke of unconventional strategizing of which I was so embarrassingly proud that I boasted furiously about it for the entire last thirty seconds of an internet video." *Cue credits*
In his dual review of Doom 3 BFG Edition and Medal of Honor Warfighter (ha ha ha ha), Yahtzee calls out the people who protested at him giving Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 the joint worst-game award by saying he "doesn't like shooters," getting genuinely angry at them, which makes it even more awesome.
Yahtzee: I suppose Warfighter, ahahaha, exasperates because after I declared Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare as the twin bollock lords of shit mountain there were dissenting voices dismissing my opinion on the basis that I "just don't like shooters". Oh you ignorant littlebastards, stick your balls up your ass and clench yourself castrated. I was into shooters when you were sucking on Wiimotes, you cover-loving, health-regenerating, murderer-come-latelies. You don't even know what a shooter is! A shooter is fast-paced circle-strafing wits-about-you rocket-jumping last-scrap-of-healthtoodly-fuckpies organic excitement in a fancy hat! It is not riding a conveyor belt to the next chest-high wall and resting your head on it until you get lulled into a lovely little sleep by other people's gunfire!
The bit at the end of the E3 2013 review, where he admits that the Xbox One DRM issue had been resolved, and that he has to fall back on "less popular" arguments, such as...
You've got to admit that it took serious courage for Yahtzee to give The Last of Us a negative review instead of praising it like every other reviewer despite knowing the backlash he would receive afterwards.
And more props to Yahtzee for being honest about GTA V.