Quantum theory tells us that the act of observing changes the thing being observed. And in the realm of video games, I wonder if there's not a similar rule along the lines of "the act of timing Yahtzee makes Yahtzee shit at games".
Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw types up more scathing commentary on the game industry and community every week.
Are you so terrible at Dark Souls that it's not even fun? Yahtzee details how to be less bad at Dark Souls so you can actually enjoy it.
Someone needs to tell Nintendo that they're too insular for their own good. That may as well be Yahtzee.
The various things I've said about the new console generation and their respective hardware gimmicks might have given you the impression that I'm some kind of stubborn ageing neophobe who insists that everything stay exactly the way I like it forever. Nothing could be further from the truth
Yahtzee explains what it was that made old adventure games great, and what modern adventure games like Broken Age fail to grasp in comparison.
At first glance, the survival game's popularity is difficult to understand, even for me, and I quite enjoy them. We play games for escapist fantasy, but having to eat and stay warm and have somewhere to sleep at night isn't exactly escapist.
The PS4 has a big thing in the middle of the controller that has the function of a track pad but which you can press in like a button. The Xbox One has a packed-in Kinect. It's the specter of hardware gimmicks in new consoles again.
All human culture is phlegm, and just like phlegm, sometimes analyzing it can give you a pretty good idea of the health of the entity it came from.
One tawdry pair of rundowns hardly does the year justice, so let's reminisce about some other things I didn't get quite so passionate about.
Yahtzee laments the invention of the comments section.
Yahtzee takes a look at where the Dead Rising series gets things right and where it screws up horribly.
People tell me I've been too much of a PC gaming cheerleader since the new console generation started. Fair enough. In the time since I got my new Alienware I've been swiftly reminded of the reasons I turned away from PC gaming in the first place.
Yahtzee lays out some of the design decisions behind his latest game, Consuming Shadow.
I noticed it when I was playing Batman: Arkham Origins. The unearned assumption that we're on board seems to extend to the gameplay as well as the exposition.
Assassin's Creed doesn't churn out exactly the same tired thing every time. Just mostly the same tired thing every time.