Trivia / Zero Punctuation

  • Accidentally Correct Writing: After noticing the large number of references to unseen prior events in Red Faction: Armageddon, he suggested that there was supposed to be some kind of intervening game to serve as backstory, and the intervening game would have been dreadful, judging by the fact that Armageddon got made instead. He's about two-thirds right, as it turns out; there was a Syfy original movie based on the series that was meant to serve as backstory, and by all accounts, it was indeed dreadful.
  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: Graham Stark describes X-Blades as Why You Don't Outsource Anime To America during his guest appearance, even though it's actually developed in Russia.
  • Deliberate Flaw Retcon: He's been known to do this on behalf of games he's particularly fond of, such as arguing that the clunky, awkward combat in the Silent Hill series aids in building the atmosphere and tension.
  • Funny Character, Boring Actor: In contrast to the witty, fast talking personality he has on the show, Croshaw is actually a socially awkward introvert. He even specifically requests that fans not approach him if they recognize him, as he is uncomfortable with interacting with his fans.
  • Marth Debuted in "Smash Bros.": invoked He never even heard of Marth before playing Brawl, and based on his other reviews, shouting "Fire Emblem" (or "Fire Emblem Akaneia", which is where Marth actually debuted) loud enough near him will cause his brain to explode.
  • One of Us: Obviously considering he's a video game critic, but he's also been known to throw around the sort of terminology you normally only see on This Very Wiki (Genre Deconstruction for example). He has even directly referred to this wiki in his Let's Drown Out series. However, this part is a bit of a subversion, as in the last episode he called tropers "losers with no intention of improving themselves" (paraphrased).
  • Referenced by...: The episode "Hero Punctuation" of Doraleous And Associates has the group trying to get hired by "King Yatzee of Meh," who gives scathing critques of each mercenary, with simple cartoon flashcards for visual aid. His guards armor is fashioned to make them look like Imps.
  • What Could Have Been...: Ben was requested by fans to review Homefront but he declined as he didn't want to review another "right-wing military shooter", though he did address the game in his review of Homefront: The Revolution.
  • Wiki Rule: Yes, seriously. It's mostly just audio transcripts of each episode.