Zero Punctuation Viewer's Choice

Ends on 1 Sep 2010

Zero Punctuation has so many amazing episodes, it is impossible for us to choose our favorite. For that reason, we are asking you, The Escapist community, to help us out. As an added bonus, Dark Horse Comics is sponsoring the event and giving out ten (10) signed copies of Yahtzee Croshaw's novel, Mogworld! Welcome to the first ever, Zero Punctuation Viewer's Choice!

Zero Punctuation is The Escapist's groundbreaking video review series starring Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw. Every Wednesday Zero Punctuation picks apart the games so you don't have to. Called "hilariously cutting ... first legitimate breakout hit from the gaming community in recent memory" by Boing Boing, see why gamers love it and developers fear it.

Beginning Tuesday, August 24th, The Escapist community will be able to choose their favorite ZP episodes in a bracketed event to crown one as the "Viewer's Choice". To make things even better, participating enters you for a chance to win one of the ten (10) signed copies of Yahtzee Croshaw's novel, Mogworld, courtesy of Dark Horse Comics. Even better, Dark Horse is shipping them to you free of charge, regardless of where you live!

Event Setup

We have pitted 64 of the greatest Zero Punctuation videos ever in a 6 Round bracket to decide which video will be dubbed as the community's "Viewer's Choice". Each Round will last 24 hours and you will be able to vote for your favorite video within each Round match-up. On September 1st, we will reveal the winning video as the Zero Punctuation for that day. Below is the Round layout (all rounds start and end around 5pmEST):

  • August 24th to August 25th
  • August 25th to August 26th
  • August 27th to August 28th
  • August 29th to August 30th
  • August 30th to August 31st
  • August 31st to September 1st

How to Participate

  • You must be a member of The Escapist to participate. If you aren't already, You can sign up for your free account by clicking here, or Login with Facebook.
  • Each round you will be choosing your favorite video in each of the match-ups.
  • At the end of 24 hours, the winners advance to the next round.
  • At 11:00AM EST on September 1st, we will verify the winning video and launch it at Noon, EST that very same day.
  • Each time you vote, you get an entry into the random drawing for a signed copy of Mogworld, so vote in every match-up in every round to increase your chances of winning.

The Prize


Ten (10) Winners will randomly be chosen to win one (1) signed copy of Mogworld from Dark Horse Comics.

Please note: Winners will have 24 hours to respond to our email to reserve their prize. Those participants who do not respond within 24 hours will have their entry negated and a new winner will be chosen at random. If shipping information is not filled out properly, the entry may also be negated.

The Escapist reserves the right to stop choosing new winners if any prize has not been claimed after 5 days.

The Escapist reserves the right to cancel any entry and permanently ban your account if found cheating in any way.

To Begin

To begin casting your votes, visit the Zero Punctuation Viewer's Choice bracket by clicking here. You may also cast your vote and chat about your favorite ZP episodes by visiting a special designated forum.

Good Luck and Enjoy!


The contest has ended!

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