One my favorite web video series, Zero Punctuation is a weekly video game reviews created by comedy writer Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw and produced for online magazine The Escapist. Yahtzee’s hilarious animated reviews are fast-paced, expletive-laden and viciously rude. But most of all, his relentless quest for quality in such a crud-infested industry is both entertaining and inspirational.
Master Chief likes to spend all day playing video games (very badly), going online to lolcats.com and watch pr0n. He is also an action figure based on the famous character from the Halo series. His daily routine is disturbed by the unexpected delivery of The Arbiter, another action figure with more common sense, courtesy and spelling skills than his grammatically-challenged and homophobic roommate. Through these unexpectedly endearing characters, the author spoofs typical abusive and stupid gamer behavior and offers insightful critiques of popular video games.