Web Animation / Zero Punctuation

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"Releasing videos on YouTube is kind of like throwing messages in bottles out into a churning sea made up entirely of messages in bottles: the chance of your message getting noticed and someone being sent out to rescue you is punishingly slim. But every once in a blue moon, someone who owns a big boat made of money finds your message and agrees to let you ride on his big boat made of money if you keep making messages for him. Then the two of you go on adventures with a smart mouthed talking dog and travel to the land of the gumdrop king and I've sort of forgotten where I was going with this."
Ben Croshaw announces Zero Punctuation

Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw, critic and amateur game developer, decided one day to conduct an experiment he was faced with: a demo of The Darkness he wished to review for his website. He wanted to try something new, so he took Photoshop, Windows Movie Maker, a headset mic, and his sense of humour, and turned them into a YouTube video he then turned into Fable: The Lost Chapters.

Less than a month later he was hired by The Escapist an online magazine with a big boat made of money (see the page quote) to release one of these video reviews a week that explains the origin of Zero Punctuation in the driest possible way but not the popularity of it the combination of caustic humour rapid-fire delivery and visual gags made Zero Punctuation an instant success.

Yahtzee. Has. Started. Doing. A. Weekly. Follow-up. Column. Called. "Extra Punctuation." In. Order. To. Explain. His. Views. And. Opinions. On. The. Game. Of. The. Week. In. Greater. Detail. And. Bring. Up. Points. He. Could. Not. Turn. Into. Jokes.

Starting in February 2011 he also did a column called "Extra Consideration" with Bob "Movie Bob" Chipman and James Portnow of Extra Credits (though Portnow was replaced by Jim Sterling of The Jimquisition and Destructoid fame after he left the Escapist) the column petered out by early September sadly, but its entire run can still be found here however in April 2013, Yahtzee and Jim started up again with the segment Jim & Yahtzee's Rhymedown Spectacular koji where they recite slam poetry about the game topic at hand.

As well in 2015 the Escapist released an official casual game based on the series, Hatfall combining quick-fire gameplay with Yahtzee's usual brand of humor it can be played Here.

Previews of the next video were shown on X-Play for a brief period in 2008.

Do not confuse with No Punctuation Period or No Periods, Period.

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