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Zero Punctuation is a weekly video-review column by Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw produced for The Escapist. In it, Yahtzee reviews a recent game or games, using his rapid-fire speech delivery, analogously followed by a minimalistic cartoon mirroring what has been said. Yahtzee more often than not provides highly critical reviews of games, usually focusing on a game's obvious faults and comparing them to praised older titles - he also noted that "No one likes it when I'm being nice to a game" (after his positive Psychonauts review), and "I know it's not very funny if love a game", on a rare occasion, where he "can't think of any criticism for [Portal]". His style can be considered similar to that of the British TV critic Charlie Brooker. The reviews led to a four hundred percent increase in the Escapist's traffic.