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  • 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.
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    • His assumption that Ride to Hell: Retribution was originally an open-world game was entirely accurate.
    • Though he never played the original Ratchet & Clank (2002), he surmised that the reboot had rewritten their personalities to some degree, as the story treats their relationship as preordained and central even though they barely even talk to each other and Ratchet's dull personality doesn't create much chemistry. Many fans in the comments noted that this was entirely true; Ratchet was originally a surly Jerkass and borderline Designated Hero who underwent a clear arc, and the reboot cut or altered a lot of scenes where the two bickered or built their relationship.
  • Creator Backlash: He coined the term "PC Master Race" as a joke and a jab towards people who take pride in PC gaming a bit too seriously. As the years went on, people started to use the phrase un-ironically and became exactly the joke that Yahtzee made (with some even crediting him for it). Yahtzee's feelings towards this attitude eventually boiled over in his Kingdom Come: Deliverance review where upon seeing fans in the forum praising the game's flaws and begging developers not to change it for the "plebs", he goes into a near screaming fit and curses out the people using such a mindset to defend the game while also regretting making the "PC Master Race" meme.
    Yahtzee: Fuck you, toffee-nosed PC Master Race shitheads! I wish I'd named you something else now, like the "PC Gaming Dick-Slurp All-Stars"!
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
    • During the Drowning Out of Duke Nukem Forever, 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.
  • Wiki Rule: Yes, seriously. It's mostly just audio transcripts of each episode.

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