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  • 8.8: Their VG Vault of an Asterix game was criticized by non-Americans. The response video also states criticizing soccer has a bad response outside America too.
  • Accidental Innuendo: Every other sentence that Maxifent Corey speaks.
  • Archive Panic: While none of the Video Game Vaults are very long (2 minutes at most), there are hundreds of them, which have been running since 2006. And there are tons of Top Ten lists. And that's not even getting into Death Battle.
  • Awesome Music:
    • One clip of the week featured Stuttering Craig singing the Pokémon theme song. But with new lyrics related to Call of Duty.
    • One of ScrewAttack's partners is Brentalfloss, whose "With Lyrics" videos are definitely Awesome Music.
    • Who didn't think "Beat That Soulja Boy Rap" was amazing?
  • Crosses the Line Twice: EVERYTHING Evil Craig says, especially his comments on fans and game developers.
  • Friendly Fandoms: With Rooster Teeth, due to both being gaming related companies based out of Texas who produce original shows and hold their own conventions. It also helps that they're both owned by Fullscreen, and in November 2015 ScrewAttack became a division of Rooster Teeth itself. Although not all people like this change. See They Changed It, Now It Sucks below.
  • Funny Moments: Go listen to the "Corey's Secret Boyfriend" podcast. Her reaction as the tale of how she unwittingly seduced some poor nerd & accidentally agreed to go on a date with him before realizing this in the middle of the night and breaking up with him the next day is only made less funny by the fact that it was only an audio podcast.
    • The ending of the Asterix: The Reckoning VGV. The do-over in response to complaints about Craig not being aware of the characters.
    Stuttering Craig: The last thing I wanna do is hurt anybody. I mean, what are you guys, retarded?
    Chad: [In the background] CRAIG!
    Stuttering Craig: ...Dammit
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  • Growing the Beard: The general consensus is that after the founders of The Game Heroes left the site caused this - The vacancies left by the more subdued Handsome Tom & Perfect Liz were eventually filled by Daily Destin and Maxifent Corey, whilst Jose El Mexicano, High School Ben and Nervous Nick took more prominent roles in the site. The biggest change was in the Clip of the Week, as they went from small skits, to full-on productions at times.
  • Heartwarming Moment: The terminally ill g1 whose Make a Wish wish was to spend one day at the HQ with the crew. They let him, and appeared on pretty much every feature on the site, he even hosted Hard News and saw under Craig's hat. If that's not the greatest Heartwarming Moment in the entirety of the internet, then we don't know what is.
    • Craig's podcast on the ScrewAttack brand shutting down in February 2019. Especially the moment when Nick called in to say thanks for the opportunity and that the job boosted his self-confidence.
  • He Panned It, Now He Sucks!: Back then a lot of fans were not happy with Craig bashing fan favorite Luigi’s Mansion and Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker, but the floodgates really opened when the video was rereleased on Youtube years later and after both games were Vindicated by History.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • In their top ten worst Mario games list, they claimed the US Super Mario Bros. 2 was put on the list simply because it was a dolled up installment based on Doki Doki Panic, and not a real Mario game. A 2011 interview with Nintendo revealed that Doki Doki Panic did in fact start as an early prototype for a Mario sequel, before becoming Doki Doki Panic, which in turn was turned into the US Mario 2.
    • At the beginning of 2010 they released a video stating that Duke Nukem Forever would get a release date, Nintendo would try out 3D again, there would be a new Kid Icarus game announced, and the 360 would be slimmed down. Scary isn't it?
    • Not to mention they also predicted Milo would become Skynet, and in a weird coincidence...
    • For 2011, they speculated on a new Nintendo console aiming on hardcore games... which seems to be on its way.
    • In the Top 10 Best and Worst Gaming Peripherals, R.O.B. came in at number 10 (worst) with Handsome Tom mentioning that the next time he sees R.O.B., he wants to see him shooting lasers out of his eyes (pew pew). Then Brawl came and when R.O.B. became a smasher, he can shoot lasers out of his eyes not only as a regular smash move, but a final smash move as well. In the same Top 10 list, they argued that had the U-Verse never been made, we'd be playing games with our minds. Unfortunately, while there isn't a video game that does this just yet, there have been games launched into production not too long after which rely on thoughts to play (if only to move a ball through a series of obstacle courses).
    • In the "Corey's Secret Boyfriend" podcast mentioned above, Corey offhandedly comments on her relief the Sidescrollers wasn't a video podcast. Fast forward a few years, and it's become just that.
    • In the "Top 10 Gaming Franchises That Should Die" video made in April 2012, it's mentioned that Angry Birds is so good, it would get a whole line of plush toys, a feature film, an animated series and even a theme park attraction. Skip forward to August 2012, an Angry Birds theme park opens in the UK. Then to April 2013, when the first episode of Angry Birds Toons airs. Finally skip to October 2014, when The Angry Birds Movie is announced for a 2016 release date.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Death Battle is the most popular features on the site, to the point where they people asking about it and giving suggestions for potential death battles in the comment section of other features.
  • Nightmare Fuel: In the "Top 10 Mortal Kombat Fatalities" video, Baraka's "impale the character" fatality made the list, and Craig justified it by saying how creepy it is: Imagine the last thing you experience in life is sliding down Baraka's blades as you meet Baraka's evil eyes and he stares into your soul. (shudder)
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  • Seasonal Rot: The site is considered to have gone through this at some point, though when it happened depends on who you ask. Most think it was not long after Death Battle really got popular; whilst that show got better, the rest of Screwattack's content suffered with the humor becoming stale and overdone, top tens getting really generic, and Stuttering Craig becoming much too prevalent in each video (which many fans felt is what triggered the first problem). Other fans think the rot may have even happened earlier after many key members left and with the shut down of Hard News.
  • Tear Jerker: Jared announcing his departure from the site on the October 1st, 2012 edition of Hard News. No fanfare leading up to it, and no "At the end of this week/month..." in the anouncement, just Jared simply stating that he was no longer part of the team, effective immediately. The main reason that Jared was fired was due to him starting to focus more on his own projects over his work at ScrewAttack, causing him and Craig to talk about it, and both of them agreeing that it was time for Jared to move on from ScrewAttack.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!:
    • The real-life departure of Handsome Tom, Perfect Liz and 8-Bit Mickey. A lot of people were not especially receptive to Destin & Corey at first because it seemed the three others were hired to replace them. As time went on though, most fans started referring the changes and considers the departure Growing the Beard instead.
    • The feedback to the first video Destin did for ScrewAttack — a Video Game Vault for X-Men on the Sega Genesis — was so bad on that it was a long time before anyone other than Craig did a video that was posted on The next was the first half of the Top Ten Sega Genesis Games which featured Craig, Corey and Destin. Comments featured people saying Corey wasn't a gamer because she was a girl or because they felt she was a fake, and more accusations that Destin was just there to replace Tom. The second half of the Top Ten just featured Craig.
    • Once Tom, Liz, and Mickey left, ScrewAttack became less about games and more "The Stuttering Craig Show".
    • ScrewAttack nowadays has stopped doing Hard News, Video Game Vault, and Screwin' Around to focus on Death Battle as their bread and butter. While Top 10 videos still trickle in, even supplemented by the Top X Reasons We Love/Hate series, Hard News, Video Game Vault, and Screwin' Around all grinded to a halt in mid 2014. This is mainly due to them being bought and acquired by a company which owned Rooster Teeth. Seeing as Rooster Teeth's version of Hard News has more views, and moving Hard News from ScrewAttack to gauge its popularity, it's safe to say that Hard News is down for good. As to whether or not this was a wise choice is up to debate, but business is business.
    • As of October 10, 2016 basically all non-Death Battle content has been stopped for good, the only exception being Top Ten (which is widening its focus to more than just gaming). Craig, Shaun, Bryan and Parker have have formed a separate channel, Game Attack, that will focus on gaming content and a podcast, hopefully allowing the gaming content to find an audience outside both the g1's (who are the vocal minority these days under all the YouTube traffic) and the YouTube-born Death Battle audience (who are notoriously unreceptive to non-Death Battle content). ScrewAttack programming now consists of Death Battle, DBX, Desk of Death Battle, Death Battle Cast, and Top Tens. To top it off, between mid-December and New Years Eve 2018, Top Tens (along with host Nick Cramer) have been moved to the Rooster Teeth channel The Know. It's now all Death Battle all the time.

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