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** During the ''Drowning Out'' of ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'', he revealed he'd been asked to write a script for the game, but his ideas were turned down because Yahtzee wanted to make the game aware of Duke being a dated artifact of the 90's, but the producers stated that Duke had to be played straight and perfect.[note]He turned out to be right on the money on that, as one of the main criticism of the game was precisely that the character of Duke Nukem was a product of a bygone era that was impossible to take seriously today.[/note]

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** During the ''Drowning Out'' of ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'', he revealed he'd been asked to write a script for the game, but his ideas were turned down because Yahtzee wanted to make the game aware of Duke being a dated artifact of the 90's, but the producers stated that Duke had to be played straight and perfect.[note]He [[note]]He turned out to be right on the money on that, as one of the main criticism of the game was precisely that the character of Duke Nukem was a product of a bygone era that was impossible to take seriously today.[/note][[/note]]


** During the ''Drowning Out'' of ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'', he revealed he'd been asked to write a script for the game, but his ideas were turned down because Yahtzee wanted to make the game aware of Duke being a dated artifact of the 90's, but the producers stated that Duke had to be played straight and perfect.

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** During the ''Drowning Out'' of ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'', he revealed he'd been asked to write a script for the game, but his ideas were turned down because Yahtzee wanted to make the game aware of Duke being a dated artifact of the 90's, but the producers stated that Duke had to be played straight and perfect.[note]He turned out to be right on the money on that, as one of the main criticism of the game was precisely that the character of Duke Nukem was a product of a bygone era that was impossible to take seriously today.[/note]


** In his review of ''VideoGame/{{Control}}'', Yahtzee semi-jokingly guessed that beyond thematic overlap, there's a direct crossover between the game and Remedy Entertainment's earlier game ''VideoGame/AlanWake'' namely by how their respective [[EldritchAbomination villainous eldritch forces]] behave in almost the exact same way. Not only do [[AllThereInTheManual a few scraps of in-game]] FlavorText reveal that [[SharedUniverse Alan Wake exists in the same universe]], the properties would explicitly {{crossover}} in the ''AWE'' DLC, confirming that The Hiss of ''Control'' and The Dark Presence of ''Alan Wake'' are of a similar kind, but [[EvilVersusEvil antagonistic towards the other.]]

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** In his review of ''VideoGame/{{Control}}'', Yahtzee semi-jokingly guessed that beyond [[SpiritualSuccessor thematic overlap, overlap]], there's a direct crossover between the game and Remedy Entertainment's earlier game work ''VideoGame/AlanWake'' namely by based on how their respective [[EldritchAbomination villainous eldritch forces]] behave in almost the exact same way. Not only do [[AllThereInTheManual a few scraps of in-game]] FlavorText reveal that [[SharedUniverse Alan Wake exists in the same universe]], the properties would explicitly {{crossover}} in the ''AWE'' DLC, confirming that The Hiss of ''Control'' and The Dark Presence of ''Alan Wake'' are of a similar kind, but [[EvilVersusEvil antagonistic towards the other.]]


** In his review of ''VideoGame/{{Control}}'' he semi-jokingly suspected that beyond thematic overlap, there's a direct crossover between the game and Remedy Entertainment's earlier game ''VideoGame/AlanWake'' namely by how their respective [[EldritchAbomination villainous eldritch forces]] behave in almost the exact same way. Not only do [[AllThereInTheManual a few scraps of in-game]] FlavorText reveal that [[SharedUniverse Alan Wake exists in the same universe]], the properties would outright cross over in the ''AWE'' DLC, confirming that The Hiss of ''Control'' and The Dark Presence of ''Alan Wake'' are of a similar kind, but [[EvilVersusEvil antagonistic towards the other.]]

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** In his review of ''VideoGame/{{Control}}'' he ''VideoGame/{{Control}}'', Yahtzee semi-jokingly suspected guessed that beyond thematic overlap, there's a direct crossover between the game and Remedy Entertainment's earlier game ''VideoGame/AlanWake'' namely by how their respective [[EldritchAbomination villainous eldritch forces]] behave in almost the exact same way. Not only do [[AllThereInTheManual a few scraps of in-game]] FlavorText reveal that [[SharedUniverse Alan Wake exists in the same universe]], the properties would outright cross over explicitly {{crossover}} in the ''AWE'' DLC, confirming that The Hiss of ''Control'' and The Dark Presence of ''Alan Wake'' are of a similar kind, but [[EvilVersusEvil antagonistic towards the other.]]

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** In his review of ''VideoGame/{{Control}}'' he semi-jokingly suspected that beyond thematic overlap, there's a direct crossover between the game and Remedy Entertainment's earlier game ''VideoGame/AlanWake'' namely by how their respective [[EldritchAbomination villainous eldritch forces]] behave in almost the exact same way. Not only do [[AllThereInTheManual a few scraps of in-game]] FlavorText reveal that [[SharedUniverse Alan Wake exists in the same universe]], the properties would outright cross over in the ''AWE'' DLC, confirming that The Hiss of ''Control'' and The Dark Presence of ''Alan Wake'' are of a similar kind, but [[EvilVersusEvil antagonistic towards the other.]]


** Yhatzee was requested by fans to review ''VideoGame/{{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 ''VideoGame/HomefrontTheRevolution''.

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** Yhatzee Yahtzee was requested by fans to review ''VideoGame/{{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 ''VideoGame/HomefrontTheRevolution''.


** Ben was requested by fans to review ''VideoGame/{{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 ''VideoGame/HomefrontTheRevolution''.

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** Ben Yhatzee was requested by fans to review ''VideoGame/{{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 ''VideoGame/HomefrontTheRevolution''.


* DeliberateFlawRetcon: 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 ''Franchise/SilentHill'' series aids in building the atmosphere and tension.


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* HeAlsoDid: In both [[https://youtu.be/22EzsoO9EiY?t=274 an E3 2019 blog]] and his ZP review of ''VideoGame/WatchDogsLegion'', Yahtzee mentions that he did [[UncreditedRole uncredited]] consultant work for the game's writing, specifically to "punch up" the dialogue for Bagley, the game's AI sidekick comic relief.


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Yahtzee and his reviewing style in ''Zero Punctuation'' are some of the last remnants of the mid-late 2000s internet critic trend of shorter reviews consisting of rapid-fire insults and [[ToiletHumor vulgar comedy]]. Many of the other reviewers who popularized the trend have since moved on or expanded their brand, while the new generation of games critics have gone for a more introspective long-form take.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Yahtzee and his reviewing style in ''Zero Punctuation'' are some of the last remnants of the mid-late 2000s internet critic trend of shorter reviews consisting of rapid-fire insults and [[ToiletHumor vulgar comedy]]. Many of the other reviewers who popularized the trend have since moved on or expanded their brand, while the new generation of games critics have gone for a more introspective long-form take. Yahtzee's videos themselves still remain quite popular, with new ones quickly racking in hundreds of thousands of views, even if his style of review itself has largely fallen out of favor. It could be a case of GrandfatherClause.


* MarthDebutedInSmashBros: [[invoked]] He never even heard of Marth before playing ''Brawl'', and based on his other reviews, shouting "Franchise/FireEmblem" (or "VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia", which is where Marth ''actually'' debuted) loud enough near him [[BrownNote will cause his brain to explode.]]

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* MarthDebutedInSmashBros: [[invoked]] He never even heard of Marth before playing ''Brawl'', and based on his other reviews, shouting "Franchise/FireEmblem" "''Franchise/FireEmblem''" (or "VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia", "''VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragon''", which is where Marth ''actually'' debuted) loud enough near him [[BrownNote will cause his brain to explode.]]


* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The original version of "''VideoGame/VoidBastards & VideoGame/IonFury''" was demonetized by Website/YouTube for profanity ([[SelectiveEnforcement despite the series having been on the site since at least 2011]]) and, in typical modern [=YouTube=] fashion, has refused to elaborate on what they took exception to.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The original version of "''VideoGame/VoidBastards & VideoGame/IonFury''" was demonetized by Website/YouTube for profanity ([[SelectiveEnforcement despite the series having been on the site since at least 2011]]) and, in typical modern [=YouTube=] fashion, has refused to elaborate on what they took exception to. The video was uploaded in a censored form with the harder profanities replaced by [[TakeThat Yahtzee whispering "YouTube"]], but even this edited version [[https://twitter.com/ZPunctuation/status/1268333578569613313 was demonetized for "adult content"]].

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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: The [=YouTube=] upload of ''VideoGame/{{Peggle}}'' was blocked in several countries due to a copyright claim by Creator/WarnerMusicGroup, as the review used "[[Music/LynyrdSkynyrd Free Bird]]" for the outro.


* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The original version of "''VideoGame/VoidBastards & VideoGame/IonFury''" was demonetized by Website/{{YouTube}} for profanity ([[SelectiveEnforcement despite the series having been on the site since at least 2011]]) and, in typical modern [=YouTube=] fashion, has refused to elaborate on what they took exception to.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Yahtzee and his reviewing style in ''Zero Punctuation'' are some of the last remnants of the mid-late 2000s internet critic trend of shorter reviews consisting of rapid-fire insults and [[ToiletHumor vulgar comedy.]] Many of the other reviewers who popularized the trend have since moved on or expanded their brand, while the new generation of games critics have gone for a more introspective long-form take.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The original version of "''VideoGame/VoidBastards & VideoGame/IonFury''" was demonetized by Website/{{YouTube}} Website/YouTube for profanity ([[SelectiveEnforcement despite the series having been on the site since at least 2011]]) and, in typical modern [=YouTube=] fashion, has refused to elaborate on what they took exception to.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Yahtzee and his reviewing style in ''Zero Punctuation'' are some of the last remnants of the mid-late 2000s internet critic trend of shorter reviews consisting of rapid-fire insults and [[ToiletHumor vulgar comedy.]] comedy]]. Many of the other reviewers who popularized the trend have since moved on or expanded their brand, while the new generation of games critics have gone for a more introspective long-form take.



* WikiRule: [[http://zeropunctuation.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page Yes, seriously]]. It's mostly just audio transcripts of each episode.

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* WikiRule: [[http://zeropunctuation.wikia.TheWikiRule: [[https://zeropunctuation.fandom.com/wiki/Main_Page Yes, seriously]]. It's mostly just audio transcripts of each episode.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The original version of "''VideoGame/VoidBastards & VideoGame/IonFury''" was demonetized by Website/{{YouTube}} for profanity ([[SelectiveEnforcement despite the series having been on the site since at least 2011]]) and, in typical modern [=YouTube=] fashion, has refused to elaborate on what they took exception to.


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Yahtzee and his reviewing style in ''Zero Punctuation'' are some of the last remnants of the mid-late 2000s internet reviewer trend of shorter reviews consisting of rapid-fire insults and [[ToiletHumor vulgar comedy.]] Many of the other reviewers who popularized the trend have since moved on or expanded their brand, while the new generation of games critics have gone for a more introspective long-form take.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Yahtzee and his reviewing style in ''Zero Punctuation'' are some of the last remnants of the mid-late 2000s internet reviewer critic trend of shorter reviews consisting of rapid-fire insults and [[ToiletHumor vulgar comedy.]] Many of the other reviewers who popularized the trend have since moved on or expanded their brand, while the new generation of games critics have gone for a more introspective long-form take.

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