Yahtzee is the name of the game for many aspiring industry gurus. Ben Croshaw, more often known as Yahtzee of The Escapist's Zero Punctuation video column, has quickly become the gold standard of game boy success, but don't be fooled by his handle. The rise of Yahtzee wasn't purely a dice toss.
How much of Yahtzee is Croshaw, and how much is shrewd caricature? In a post-Colbert world, it's sometimes hard to tell where personalities end and pundits begin. After all, as valuable as is the knowledge of Croshaw, it's pennies to the dollar on Yahtzee's acidic tongue. That sweet boy in the picture would never sell without a shtick.