Acclaim Entertainment 'Hall of Shame' (Zero Punctuation)

  • Published on Aug 7, 2019
  • This week Yahtzee provides us with a history lesson on the many mishaps of Acclaim Entertainment.
    Subscribe to Escapist Magazine! ►►
    Want to see the next episode a week early? Check out for the latest episodes of your favorite shows.

    Subscribe To Our Other Channels
    Subscribe to Escapist Plays! ►►
    Zero Punctuation Merch Store ►►
    Join us on Twitch ►►
    Like us on Facebook ►► EscapistMag
    Follow us on Twitter ►► EscapistMag
    Find us Google+ ►►
    Follow us on Pinterest ►►
  • Gaming

Comments • 927

  • Escapist
    Escapist  6 months ago +172

    Watch this week's episode on Wolfenstein: Youngblood early at the link:

    • Professor Cupcake
      Professor Cupcake 6 months ago +1

      No thanks, your website is trash

    • ShadowWolfRising
      ShadowWolfRising 6 months ago

      No, I don't think I will.

    • Harrison Fletcher
      Harrison Fletcher 6 months ago +4

      Good god the escapist website is ass on mobile

    • jengoxfate
      jengoxfate 6 months ago +4

      @PorkPieDodger Yangtze is to the escapist what pitch meeting is to screen rant

  • Mr. Pavone
    Mr. Pavone 2 days ago

    Wait. It's ACCLAIM? With 2 C's? Not AKKLAIM?
    Wow, they just fucked it ALL up.

  • yaoihunter
    yaoihunter Month ago

    OH NO NOT THE R WORD!!!!!!!

  • Zippydsm Lee
    Zippydsm Lee Month ago

    Daikatana was still better than Doom 3 and quake 4.... fight me!

  • Wuanslm
    Wuanslm Month ago

    Jebus, the escapist so does not deserve Yahtzee carrying their entire shit website.

  • Will Giering
    Will Giering Month ago

    I can't wait for when he does a Hall of Shame for the Google Stadia

  • The Silver Panther
    The Silver Panther Month ago

    shoutouts to the Vicar of Dibley reference at 2:22

  • tominatorxx
    tominatorxx Month ago

    1:20 I'm writing that down... just in case...

  • Hysteria98
    Hysteria98 Month ago

    Allegedly HAL Laboratory did this as well. Their name is one letter before every letter of IBM. What the fuck kind of petty, childish bullshit were these people playing at?

  • Chef Banjo
    Chef Banjo Month ago

    Wait a second, the Journey frontman is responsible for all this? Everyone, please stop believing in him!

  • vdd
    vdd Month ago

    Losing the WWF licence probably hurt

  • bizmonkey007
    bizmonkey007 Month ago

    Turok is a good name -- if you grew up to be an NBA, NFL player or a WWE wrestler. If you wanted to be a school teacher or scientist... yeah, no.

  • Nekad Entity
    Nekad Entity Month ago

    Bethesda could be replaced by Akklaim in this video and it's about right

  • George Rogers
    George Rogers Month ago

    Didn’t Skyrim do the baby naming thing as well?

  • StarMan
    StarMan Month ago

    wait those are Cs?

  • Why Jay
    Why Jay Month ago +1

    ...I had to check that this wasn't from April 1st.

  • Валерия Сацкая

    Your not gonna mention the legion controversy in dbd smh

  • Tonald Drump
    Tonald Drump 2 months ago

    We need one of these on Bethesda.

  • Darth Maul
    Darth Maul 2 months ago

    I didnt even know acclaim went bankrupt. Probably because i stopped gaming during the xbox360 days. Dang and i didnt know that activision people branched off to make acclaim and atari people made activison. Full circle jerkin all over the place.

  • Deklen Herbert
    Deklen Herbert 2 months ago

    That jingle never gets old

  • ReactionVideoDotAvi
    ReactionVideoDotAvi 2 months ago

    Chef's Luv Shack was actually a pretty fun game for parties of immature 12 year olds.

    NFS4LFE 2 months ago

    The Burnout 2 one is funny since it’s honestly the most reasonable one in this whole video

  • Jonah Falcon
    Jonah Falcon 2 months ago +1

    Yahtzee, Sony's had a long long long history of bad marketing.

  • Mac Russell
    Mac Russell 2 months ago

    ...I want to name my son Turok now.

  • Mercurial Hypersprite
    Mercurial Hypersprite 2 months ago

    Two k's idiot.

  • Dead men tell no tales 1914

    Yes the C of E are so gentle and tolerant they crush mothers to death, slaughter thousands, hang draw and quarter priests and make it illegal for a Catholic to be a prime minister in Britain, illegal for a Catholic to be an heir to the throne in Britain and start the English civil war because they didn't want a Catholic monarch....Soo tolerant...Not to mention committing mass murder in Ireland, enslaving Irish Catholics in their hundreds of thousands, stealing Irish lands, banning Christmas and oppressing anyone who dares disagree with them...

  • O. K.
    O. K. 2 months ago

    Well, there was Aardvark Software, who worked on the PS1 port of Duke Nukem 3D.

  • Elijah Schwark
    Elijah Schwark 2 months ago

    Wait, did sony actually have a dead goat on stage? 😳

  • Rubz
    Rubz 2 months ago

    Story time with Yahtzee.

  • marek011011
    marek011011 3 months ago

    meh, Turok 2 still was one of my favourite games growing up

  • MK x90
    MK x90 3 months ago

    You should review all the old disney mibues yahtzee, itd be fun

  • RdTrler
    RdTrler 3 months ago

    Let's see, Bethesda...
    Overly ambitious marketing campaigns... check.
    Bad games with bad publicity... check.
    Lawsuits... check.

  • John Kersch
    John Kersch 3 months ago

    This is the hardest I've laughed at one of your videos. My God, it's comedy gold

  • Daniel Williams
    Daniel Williams 3 months ago

    Off to register Aardvark Ant-ertainment LLC

  • Matt d
    Matt d 3 months ago

    I feel like I'm the only person who remembers when they slaughtered a goat and served hors d'oeuvres from it's carcass at the God of War event

  • Will
    Will 3 months ago

    Man, I miss Turok. Talk about a series that died before its time.

  • William Combs
    William Combs 3 months ago +4

    you so missed out on an opportunity to call this video, "Acclaim's claim to fame: The Hall of Shame."

  • BBCAT -
    BBCAT - 3 months ago

    Yahtzee says all this about how your can put all the pr in the world behind a turd but it’ll still be a turd... but trump though

  • Freelancer95
    Freelancer95 3 months ago

    I actually own bmxxxx... it's fucking awful, I just keep it on my shelf as a talking point...

  • FergOnFiction
    FergOnFiction 4 months ago

    People thought it was “Akklaim” ?!
    wtf 😂

  • Herman Herman
    Herman Herman 4 months ago

    Who see's EA tanking in the next decade?

  • DingoDareDevil
    DingoDareDevil 4 months ago

    Swear to god bethesda did the same thing with someone naming their child dragonborn.

  • Default
    Default 4 months ago

    I really enjoyed Dave Mirra's freestyle bmx 2.
    R.i.p. Dave Mirra

  • Avadok Sorem
    Avadok Sorem 4 months ago

    “There is no such thing as bad publicity, but it only works when the product is good.”
    Then please explain why Hatred was in your Top 5 Worst games list at one point despite being very financially successful.

  • Ace Player
    Ace Player 4 months ago


  • Highlander
    Highlander 4 months ago

    Burnout 2 and Turok were Awesome!

  • MrFlipperInvader792
    MrFlipperInvader792 4 months ago

    0:28 why doesnt he say retarded anymore? :(

  • TehZee
    TehZee 4 months ago

    Y'know it's a real tragedy what happened with Acclaim.. I mean, from my perspective they were responsible for some of my favorite games in my earlier to mid childhood..
    And... Then everything suddenly went wrong seemingly overnight and even I started rolling my eyes whenever I heard about something new of theirs... Around the time of Turok 3 if memory serves...

  • ekf5018
    ekf5018 5 months ago

    YES! I love these ‘Let’s all laugh at an industry-’ videos

  • Klishar122
    Klishar122 5 months ago +64

    "A motorized version of the Purge."
    So, Boston then?

  • Sam Tamplin
    Sam Tamplin 5 months ago

    "I mean what the fuck, your honor" tickled me a bit 😂

  • skyler mosby
    skyler mosby 5 months ago

    Now do Rockstar

    • Klosteinmann
      Klosteinmann 4 months ago

      Pretty simple ever saw a squirrel on RC vehicle yeah it's like that! Like look at our Stick then consequently digging their own grave after releasing their first live service game but I'm pretty sure not every other big publisher does that. That would be baloneey *glances at EA, Ubisoft, Valve, Activision, Square Enix, Epic Games* and they constantly try to blow out their candle on their birthday party when we quiuetly all know that's always the same cake just with a differnt topping.

  • Ryusuta
    Ryusuta 5 months ago +1

    I don't know what you're talking about. I think they lived up to their moniker of "Ack, lame!" admirably.

  • Avi Haltmann CTSW
    Avi Haltmann CTSW 5 months ago

    Funny enough, I went on a gap year program called Aardvark purely because it would be the top search

  • LordYggdrasill
    LordYggdrasill 5 months ago

    I wouldn't be opposed to naming my son Turok.

  • Jeff Bumgravy
    Jeff Bumgravy 5 months ago

    I liked Acclaim's insanity

  • VeNoMziV
    VeNoMziV 5 months ago

    Haha what a good video

  • TSH
    TSH 5 months ago

    Bethesda offered free games to anyone willing to name their child dovakhin

  • Brithwyr
    Brithwyr 5 months ago +1

    Wow. Yahtzee does more research than actual game journalists.

  • A C
    A C 5 months ago

    How did you actually miss the best part? Acclaim tried to get its way back into the industry after going bankrupt and subsequently getting their company back somehow and tried getting into the whole free mmo craze, only to go bankrupt yet again. For real, though, what happened to Turok was a shame. I thought 1, 2 and rage wars were both amazing games. Shame 3 and evolution were such massive disasters.