Zero Punctuation: Yahtzee Goes to GDC

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A reply to all of the people who complain about the censorship in this ZP vid:

Get the over that, after reading all of these stupid and unnecessary complaints about censorship I already started to notice that people (like Czechnmymail, oh and a reply to you, Yahtzee is not an Aussie, he's British...) complaining already about that, I think the escapist needed to censor that because they're attending to a public conference, showing that video without censorship is like throwing swears at the president. This video was made for a public conference and awards, if one of you guys would be the host then obviously you wouldn't be throwing insults and swears at the public, that's what the escapist did, this was not for the ZP and the Escapist audience, this was made to the whole public and audience that attended to those awards and if you are swearing and saying that the censorship takes all of Yahtzee's videos fun then you're out of your mind or have self-esteem problems...

And I think that this is the best ZP so far, I don't mind the censorship but it is still the best ZP.

I really liked it. I think the new found censorship actually adds to the comedy. And he repeated a lot of old points (Yeah, the Guitar Hero thing) but was surprisingly refreshing.

Poida12:
Though it is not worth noting Stoic doesn't mean what Yahtzee thinks Stoic means. I am not going to bother to go into the details here except to say that true Stoicism is simply accepting neccessity (i am currently writing a thesis on Stoicism so trust me on this). There is a difference between silent and Stoic, between emotionless and being in control of your emotions. But who really cares about that besides me? Go forth and read Marcus Aurelius' Meditations friends and foes alike.

I say this because technically the Bioshock guy isn't Stoic at all (and technically is called Jack and so also has a name) but rather is just a gun toting guy. So Gordon Freeman should win by default. He is a man who is in a real shitty situation completely outside his control who just accepts it and makes the best of it. That is definantely Stoic. While Jack is to some extent driven by forces outside his control he doesn't take them well at all. In fact it you take into account the endings to the game he is either too nice or too mean to ever be Stoic. But like i said who really cares about my wild ramblings?

There's a difference between Stoic and stoic, my friend. You're not the only person around here who attended a university of some kind, so kindly shelve the lecture on Stoicism and pick up an OED instead.

Why in the world is anyone complaining about the censorship? These shorts weren't designed for the standard web audience his videos usually are designed for.

dude you are the funneist guy in history

watches
*claps*
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*claps*

Lmao I feel so sorry for poor Yahtzee. He tries one thing new with the censoring and every review is about how much no one likes it. Sorry to say but I'm kind of with them on getting rid of it too, unless it was intended for some other reason like the escapist wants you to tone it down. Really funny though I was LOLing all the way through!!! Love that saw bit at the end too, give em' hell LOL!!!

Alright I read through some of the reviews and found out why you had used the censoring. I didn't really find it very annoying anyway so as always amazingly funny review <33 I wish all those commenting on "OMG WTF CENCORING U SUK ASS NOW" would hurry up and die, don't worry about them anyway their probably all 12 year olds/ retards... the least they can do is look it up before jumping to conclusions and wetting themselves.

Is it just me or are alot of you aparently missing the point that this latest ZP was created for another audience & simply ported, aparently without unediting it so us escapists can get our fix of pottymouth, over for our viewing pleasure as fast as they could? Maybe theyll unbleep it in a few days, but frankly if the only reason ppl watch ZP is because Yhatzee is a "comic" reviewer who swears, thats a rather sad reflection on his (vocal) following on this site.

I bought bioshock only because i could shoot bees from my hands.
I mean, fuck lightning. The end to Return of the Jedi would have been a million times cooler if the Emperor had shot angry bees at Luke.

Edit: The console comparison was the best. Period.

Crap_haT:

Digikid:
Very disappointing. Was not that funny IMHO and the sensoring made it worse.

Looking forward to next week though.

PS3 over the 360? Sorry but....WRONG. Sure it is getting better but it is definately not better than the 360...sorry.

I call fanboy!

Moronic fanboy at that.

Sad that Yahtzee's review had to be censored this week to protect the sensitive masses. Thankfully his wit was able to shine through. Great review. ZP has become my new favorite thing on the net. Even better than all the free porn...well, almost.

vidiotz.com:
3) About the console wars thing, the XBox 360 showing up drunk thing was probably a stab at the reliability issues. If the Red Ring of Death thing wasn't as much of an issue, the PS3 would have had a harder time than it did last year.

That's like saying that if the Nazi's weren' Anti-semitic they wouldn't be villified. Yes, it might be a slightly better console if it didn't crash every day, but thats what makes it a Microsoft. And even without reliabiility issues, I've played both for roughly the same amount of time (I finnished The Darkness and Bioshock wihout buying the thing, don't ask me how. No, it wasn't in the store)and i think its pretty clear - in my opinion and experience the Ps3 has better graphics, better sound quality, has better controls, is just better.

gibboss28:

Crap_haT:

Digikid:
Very disappointing. Was not that funny IMHO and the sensoring made it worse.

Looking forward to next week though.

PS3 over the 360? Sorry but....WRONG. Sure it is getting better but it is definately not better than the 360...sorry.

I call fanboy!

How is he a fanboy?

[sarcasm]As yes....I am a fanboy. A fanboy that owns all three consoles and supports all three as well. Good call. [/sarcasm] Think before you type please Craphat and Indigo_Dingo.

Indigo_Dingo:

Crap_haT:

Digikid:
Very disappointing. Was not that funny IMHO and the sensoring made it worse.

Looking forward to next week though.

PS3 over the 360? Sorry but....WRONG. Sure it is getting better but it is definately not better than the 360...sorry.

I call fanboy!

Moronic fanboy at that.

If I call fanboy, does that make me a Fanboy?

Just ignore them. They do not know what they are talking about.

Back on topic though....I sure hope that the rest of his reviews are not like this. It takes away what made ZP...well....ZP.

Czechnmymail:
Summary: The Escapist, make up your mind. If you want to be edgy, the stop with the censorship. If you want to be kid-friendly, don't have a review section featuring a foul-mouthed Aussie. Simple as that. Straddling the fence makes nobody happy.

The same thing could be said for the Ronnie Johns Half Hour. The point is, Yahtzee has no real control, its the people publishing it. In this case, it was the GDC. As he was too lazy to try and find a master copy, he stuck this on and called it a day.

Digikid:

gibboss28:

Crap_haT:

Digikid:
Very disappointing. Was not that funny IMHO and the sensoring made it worse.

Looking forward to next week though.

PS3 over the 360? Sorry but....WRONG. Sure it is getting better but it is definately not better than the 360...sorry.

I call fanboy!

How is he a fanboy?

[sarcasm]As yes....I am a fanboy. A fanboy that owns all three consoles and supports all three as well. Good call. [/sarcasm] Think before you type please Craphat and Indigo_Dingo.

If you call your opinion (i.e. that 360 is better than Ps3) fact, then you are, by very definition, wrong.

If you had added In my humble opinion, no-one would call you fanboy. You'd just be on Yahtzees list of people who have no patience for a gripping plot or interesting ideas and just want flashy substance with the depth of a tea-spoon. (Halo 3 review)

zombielifecoach:

Indigo_Dingo:

Crap_haT:

Digikid:
Very disappointing. Was not that funny IMHO and the sensoring made it worse.

Looking forward to next week though.

PS3 over the 360? Sorry but....WRONG. Sure it is getting better but it is definately not better than the 360...sorry.

I call fanboy!

Moronic fanboy at that.

If I call fanboy, does that make me a Fanboy?

Not really, no. Its like calling someone a fascist because they want to make people hand over all power to the state.

Yahtzee-from Fully Ramblomatic:
I just want to address a concern I've noticed some people having. G4, extremely nice people as they may be, are only showing short previews of the vids. They don't have any editorial control over the actual videos. They can bleep out swears in their preview if they want but the Escapist edition will remain 100% unobliterated by the smushing finger of editors. If you can't get G4 wherever you are then this information probably won't affect you in the slightest. Not even sure why I brought it up.

Why the hell would you put this last week and then censor your next video?

Indigo_Dingo:

vidiotz.com:
3) About the console wars thing, the XBox 360 showing up drunk thing was probably a stab at the reliability issues. If the Red Ring of Death thing wasn't as much of an issue, the PS3 would have had a harder time than it did last year.

The Ps3 has better graphics, better sound quality, has better controls, is just better.

I wouldn't go that far, the PS3 has a better CPU and is more powerful but the Xbox360 has a better GPU so in some if not most cases it can make games look much richer in colour on the Xbox360 and play them at higher resolutions. I will say now that the cost is coming down the PS3 is looking better especially because of its blueray player which is now the victor of the format war. At first though the Xbox360 had greater game selection so as soon as some of the better PS3 titles start coming out things should start looking better for the PS3. So from the start the Xbox360 was much better than the expensive PS3 but now that its price is coming down I can start to agree that the PS3 is better is some perspectives.

zombielifecoach:

Indigo_Dingo:

Crap_haT:

Digikid:
Very disappointing. Was not that funny IMHO and the sensoring made it worse.

Looking forward to next week though.

PS3 over the 360? Sorry but....WRONG. Sure it is getting better but it is definately not better than the 360...sorry.

I call fanboy!

Moronic fanboy at that.

If I call fanboy, does that make me a Fanboy?

Stop being such a fanboy! NUB! (Joke)

Hate to be anal about details, but Bioshock guy isn't voiceless. He speaks in the opening sequence just before the plane crashes.

Plays2:
A reply to all of the people who complain about the censorship in this ZP vid:

Get the over that, after reading all of these stupid and unnecessary complaints about censorship I already started to notice that people (like Czechnmymail, oh and a reply to you, Yahtzee is not an Aussie, he's British...) complaining already about that, I think the escapist needed to censor that because they're attending to a public conference, showing that video without censorship is like throwing swears at the president. This video was made for a public conference and awards, if one of you guys would be the host then obviously you wouldn't be throwing insults and swears at the public, that's what the escapist did, this was not for the ZP and the Escapist audience, this was made to the whole public and audience that attended to those awards and if you are swearing and saying that the censorship takes all of Yahtzee's videos fun then you're out of your mind or have self-esteem problems...

And I think that this is the best ZP so far, I don't mind the censorship but it is still the best ZP.

Whilst it's normally a faux pas to swear at conference members, I can't help but think that Yahtzee would easily be forgiven if he did. Spike Milligan, for instance, once called Prince Charles a "grovelling bastard" during a British Comedy Awards ceremony, and he had lost no face for doing it.

Yahtzee, I know this probably won't mean much but I want to say that I have added the escapist to my 'Addblock plus disable' list. One of only 3 sites I might add, the other two being IsoHunt and penny-arcade. Just don't host any of those "YOU'VE WON A FREE IPOD" adds, or one that induces epileptic seizures. That being said I should also mention just how much I loathe internet advertisements and the amount of respect It takes for me to endure them. If the escapist ever launched a membership section to avoid the adds I'd be the first to sign up, just don't be whores about it and force your audience into submission like gamespot did.

To all the people saying that ZP is now teh suxzorz because they have removed your delicious swearing; get cancer.

This was the first time for a while that a ZP had elicited laughter from me, not just a 'heh' or a period of repressed chuckeling. That's good by any standard. Bravo.

I only registered just now to say this : Please no censorship, I know your probably doing that so you can have a video that can be shown on G4 but can we get an uncensored version? Thanks those beeps just piss me off.

It's always the same thing in the comments: some people offer criticism, others come along and say that no one should be allowed to criticise. Uhm... yay?

The bleeping was distracting and done poorly, there's no question. I think most of us know (by now, I hope) that it was censored because these shorts were shown elsewhere. However, I'm a firm believer in simply changing the content so distracting fuzzies, pixels, and bleeps don't have to be used in the first place. And I also don't know why an un-bleeped version couldn't have been shown here, but I'm the same person who always asks why shows like "The Venture Bros" are released censored on DVD. In short, don't ask me, because I don't get it, either.

Between these shorts and the announcement that ZP will be shown on X-Play, is anyone else worried the reviews will become more watered-down and appropriate for younger viewers? Just me? Okay then.

i dont think all of you who are commenting about the censoring being OK seem to get the picture. ive read every comment here and the view im getting is that those of us who dont like the censorship arent 'attacking' Yahtzee at all, in fact it is a loud statment that we love yahtzee just as he is. its the assholes that are trying to change him that we are taking exception too.

imagin the movie 'saving private Ryan' with all the scenes with guns edited out, imagin the movie Alien with the 'chest burster' edited out. i could go on. Yahtzees work is great as it is, but its his total work (the finished product) that is what is good. im 100% sure that Yahtzee could set out to make one of his clips without cussing at all and it would still be funny because the cussing isnt what makes it funny, what makes it funny is the whole picture he paints for us with or without cussing but the work has to be 100% HIS work.

and in case those of you that dont see what the fuss is about dont get this ill literally spell it out for you. when outsiders try to change his work in ANY way it ruins his work.

people here arent posting anti-censorship comments because we want to 'attack' yahtzee we are posting in SUPPORT of him, we are giving him something he can look at and use to tell the next bunch of asshats that want to change (or make HIM change) his work and say, "this is my fan base, this is why im popular, these are the people that made me what i am and why you want to have anything to do with me in the first place, and they dont like you wanting to stick your 2 cents in and make me change my work". those of you posting nonsence saying that its ok to screw up Yahtzees work because its for an awards show are just defending the idiots that if given their chance will screw this gem up for everyone.

ill say this again, getting yahtzee to do some of his work for an awards show then censoring him is like getting a stripper to do your show then telling her she cant take her cloths off. there is no God damn point.

ohh and for me the issues here isnt that the uncensored version didnt get posted for us, the point is that he was censored in the first place. and i furthermore dont buy the argument that the censoring was a part of the joke, if it was he would have commented that it was on purpose somehow. he would have had too, and most likley in some clever way like he did with the assassins creed review when he SAID he loved religions while showing you that they could suck his farts out and die. because if it WAS a part of the joke then no one here 'got it'.

everyone here that is anti-censorship is casting a vote in support of Yahtzee, all those that are making comments about how its ok and totaly understandable are the morons, its NOT fine and its NOT understandable and if you think its ok for Yahtzees work to be trampled on by others then you clearly dont understand why we love him so, or what it is that makes him great. its HIS opinions we want, not the opinions of some corperate dunderhead that thinks the word jerk in the phrase jerk off should be edited for some reason.

Wyatt is on the money. I want to let The Escapist know that some viewers simply don't like the new censorship. They know that if a lot of viewers stop watching their videos, their advertising revenue goes down and they lose money.

Ok, I should so right this in caps to get attention, but I won't.

What i'm wondering is if the average age of the vast majority of you people is under 15, cause your all IDIOTS. And here's why.

1) Your watching a show specifically to hear someone swear and seem to think thats the funniest part, can you say immature?

2) You can't make out the words even though the censoring sucks, thats just pathetic.

3) You take any of the censoring seriously. Honestly, have you even noticed how bad the censoring is? If it was acctually meant to be censored for the GDC don't you think it would have been? This is a JOKE you dumbasses, the reason the censoring is so bad is simply emphasising the way society is going these days having to censor everything, and the fact he's failing to do it correctly is just a big "F**** YOU" and finger to everyone who can't handle this sort of language and has to be politically correct.

Can ANY of you think at all outside the box? Thats why I think your all a bunch of pre-teens, the fact nearly NO BODY picked up on that... anyone with half a brain would have realised it, anyone with any sort of intelligence would have put two and two together, but you guys just keep on bitching, which just shows a low IQ and hence a lack of experience with the world and hence the fact your all to young to think something out in that way.

And yes, this was all meant to be an insult to everyone who isn't a child and is posting these negetive comments here, see, the trouble is I'm certain you can't all be children, but the fact very few of you seem to have developed the experience necessary to understand that, it just doesn't make sence.

were not ALL children...

o-o-omg brawl i pee alittle bit from excitment whenever that gets mentioned but alas it will just keep getting delayed, oh well nintendo cant string me along forever those rat-bastards
-good review btw
p.s, i thought the bleeping was funny idk its beeping how can you hate it, then again i also think the word tree-branch is funny but go ahead say it to somebody who isnt expecting it i bet you they will laugh

DriftRS:
Ok, I should so right this in caps to get attention, but I won't.

What i'm wondering is if the average age of the vast majority of you people is under 15, cause your all IDIOTS. And here's why.

1) Your watching a show specifically to hear someone swear and seem to think thats the funniest part, can you say immature?

2) You can't make out the words even though the censoring sucks, thats just pathetic.

3) You take any of the censoring seriously. Honestly, have you even noticed how bad the censoring is? If it was acctually meant to be censored for the GDC don't you think it would have been? This is a JOKE you dumbasses, the reason the censoring is so bad is simply emphasising the way society is going these days having to censor everything, and the fact he's failing to do it correctly is just a big "F**** YOU" and finger to everyone who can't handle this sort of language and has to be politically correct.

Can ANY of you think at all outside the box? Thats why I think your all a bunch of pre-teens, the fact nearly NO BODY picked up on that... anyone with half a brain would have realised it, anyone with any sort of intelligence would have put two and two together, but you guys just keep on bitching, which just shows a low IQ and hence a lack of experience with the world and hence the fact your all to young to think something out in that way.

And yes, this was all meant to be an insult to everyone who isn't a child and is posting these negetive comments here, see, the trouble is I'm certain you can't all be children, but the fact very few of you seem to have developed the experience necessary to understand that, it just doesn't make sence.

thats-->that's (2x)
acctually-->actually
emphasising-->emphasizing
your-->you're (2x)
no body-->nobody
realised-->realized
to-->too
sence-->sense

The censorship as a joke argument is a poor and unlikely one. The conclusion you make that anyone who doesn't think thusly is a naive "dumbass(es)" isn't exactly the peak of intelligent argument. Normally I'd let grammatical and spelling errors slide, this is after all the internet. However, if you're going to get on a high horse and dole out IQ insults, then you might want to present yourself as something in contrast.

Wyatt I do like some of your points and they are well articulated, however, since this was aired on TV you really shouldn't expect it to go uncensored in that arena. It has to abide by all the guidelines just like everything else. Over that I'm not upset, trying to change that format is a fight I'm afraid should not be waged and wouldn't be worth it if it were. However, as I stated before, I was offended that it remained censored on the internet. The internet should never be subject to censorship (excepting the most extreme cases: child pornography etc). Yahtzee is blameless in this; however, I cannot say the same for whoever published this version here.

Omg censorship. Everyone run. Yahtzee's videos are ruined!!!11!1!1

The console statement was really funny, although I was expecting some masculine PC machine to pop in and beat up all the inferior consoles.

I agree with Yahtzee, the PS3 is looking a lot better these days, but until Spore and all the other exclusives prove themselves for the PS3, I'm still sticking with my Xbox360 and Wii.

Yahtzee's Shooter of the year is Bioshock! Credit is where its due. The Orange Box and Halo 3 were my runner-ups for my personal GOTY. If it had been Call of Duty 4 or something, I would have lost all hope in humanity.

2007 is indeed a geeky year.

immortal88:
emphasising-->emphasizing
realised-->realized

Actually, you might be surprised - not everyone lives in the US.

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