Shout Out: Zero Punctuation
- Yahtzee, during his review of Catherine surmises that perhaps the large amounts of angst in Japanese video games and culture may be due to anime fans "liking their protagonists angsty and ineffectual, and given to wanking off over unconscious women."
- He references it again in his Haze review, where he has the main protagonist quote Shinji's Madness Mantra.
- Used again as a joke at the start of his Papers, Please review
- The first ship seen in the Dead Space review is the Pyro-GX from Descent.
- Some of them are subtle; for instance, the PC in Red Steel 2, who wears a bright red cowboy hat and trenchcoat is greeted by "Are you that vampire guy?"
- He has referenced Back to the Future several times, usually when talking about Time Travel.
- Almost all instances mentioning time travel have a picture of the TARDIS, as well.
- Yahtzee casually quotes Eddie Izzard in a few reviews—he is a self-admitted fan. He's also quoted Seanbaby at least twice.
- One of the dungeons in NieR takes the form of a text adventure game, illustrated with "This dungeon has been replaced by a series of twisty text screens, all alike."
- The plot of Singularity has "more holes than Blackburn, Lancashire".
- At the end of his The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass review, he suggest for the next game that Nintendo get rid of the princess, change the hero to a dog, change the setting to feudal Japan, and replace the weapons with magic spells cast with a paintbrush.
- Describing Travis Touchdown as a massive nerd, he's shown lusting over Haruhi.
- In Thief: The Dark Project, one of the badly done guard sprites goes DRR DRR DRR.
- Any time he says "battle royale," somebody onscreen gets killed by an exploding collar.
- "I've heard people say Prince of Persia (2008) is too easy, which honestly bewildered me, because I died more often than The Nameless One in a smoothie maker".
- The ending credits comic for his Killzone 3 review features one of the Helghast going for a haircut only to have the imp barber slash at his neck with his hair-cutting tools.
- A blink and you'll miss it reference to The Pixies is in the Yakuza 4 review, where a car is shown playing "Here Comes Your Man".
- To the Kaiser Chiefs, his Wet review introduces the heroine Rubi like this: rubirubirubiRUBI !
- The Duke Nukem Forever review (the real one, not the parody one) gives us ALBATROSS'D!
- "[Singularity] rips off the cutesy, '50's style ads from BioShock, which BioShock ripped off from Fallout. It's like a magnificent Human Centipede stretching back through gaming history."
- In one of his Extra Punctuation articles he offhandedly refers to a generic supervillain minion as "Longshoreman X."
- The very first video for the Escapist refers to the fact that Halfbrick Studios, like Yahtzee, happens to be based in Brisbane.
- In the Kingdoms Of Amalur Reckoning review, one of the monsters "borrowed from European folklore" is a Moomin.
- Says Twisted Metal's Calypso could only more obviously be Satan "if he had horns and was idly chewing on Judas Iscariot."
- In his Guild Wars 2 review, Yahtzee makes a reference to a man sending gazpacho soup back to be warmed up.
- In the Hitman: Absolution review, mocking the point system: "100 points from Gryffindor!"
- In his Paper Mario: Sticker Star review, he comments on the game not seeming like a true Paper Mario title, despite having the look and "skin" of one:
- Mention of the Alternate Universes in Bioshock Infinite is illustrated by a chart with the home timeline in the centre and two other branches labelled "616 Universe" (the Marvel Universe) and "Alternative 1986" (from Back to the Future 2).
- His review of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII makes reference to Futurama's "I'll make my own [X]. With Blackjack. And hookers." Running Gag.