|Award||How to unlock|
|Bloodwing||Unlock Bloodwing by winning Claptrap's bounty item.|
|GLaDOS||Unlock GLaDOS by winning GLaDOS's bounty item.|
|Max Hoodie||Unlock Sam and Max gear by winning Sam's bounty item.|
|Necronomicon||Unlock a flying Necronomicon pet by winning Ash's bounty item.|
|Sam's Suit||Unlock Sam and Max gear by winning Sam's bounty item.|
|The Orb||Unlock The Orb by winning Brock's bounty item.|
Poker Night At The Inventory Reference
As the player heads down the stairs, hanging on the wall is a picture of the cast of the original Poker Night At The Inventory.
If you activate any felt, deck, and chips at once in mid tournament, the characters will be confused as the host explains what the inventory's theme has become. Note: The Portal explanation is provided by GLaDOS who remarks that nothing can possibly go wrong. When in a theme, its active conversations will generally revolve around it. For example, the Portal theme features Aperture Science-based conversations; the Venture theme features Venture Brothers and Brock conversations.
The Walking Dead Game References
In the opening sequence as the player is walking through the halls of the building, he sees a man carrying something into a door for a brief moment. The character is Doug from The Walking Dead Episode 1. The player has to save either him or a female reporter named Carley from zombies. Most people chose Carley over Doug, explaining why he gets the cameo. In the opening sequence when the player meets Brock Sampson from Venture Brothers, Bandit was thrown out of the room. Brock says it was a good game to see him next week. That character was a bandit in The Walking Dead: Episode 2, in which he shoots another bandit for stealing food than later gets shot by Lily in The Walking Dead: Episode 3 while Lee distracts him.
Beating a tournament with a theme in place results in a special ending.
Army of Darkness theme
The player is given a potion; three sips of which will put them to sleep until the next tournament. Upon taking three sips the host reconsiders if it was two or three sips. The player blacks out to awaken at the table with everyone (including GLaDOS who is a machine). Sam says "Hope you like alien invasions". The player blacks out and Brock says "I told you these fake beards were a bad idea". This is a reference to the alternate ending to Army Of Darkness, where two sips of the potion has Ash waking up in a cave in his own time, however he takes three sips and wakes up to a post-apocalyptic world.
Sam and Max 25th Anniversary theme
Max appears and gives the player a huge kiss, leaving a black lipstick stain on the screen. Sam remarks that Max does not even like whatever gender your characer is. Max ignores Sam and asks you to call him.
Borderlands 2 theme
The host congratulates the player and says he has a great deal of experience points and a Borderlands 2 objective complete menu appears, reading "Goal: Defeat 4 worthless Skags, Experienced Earned:1, Money earned: 100,000".
Venture Brothers theme
The host insists Brock Sampson do the Team Venture sign. Despite his reluctance, he eventually gives in and a television show-style episode title appears called "The Wagers of Sin Are Doom".
GlaDos asks if the player thinks they are clever for winning but to consider their opponents: a steroid freak with rage issues (Brock Sampson), a horny robot (Claptrap), a cripple (Ash Williams), and a dog (Sam), and even then the player needed luck. She then says she would like to see how the player would perform under difficult conditions then drops several Portal turrets which are aimed at the player. Before saying she was just kidding and that she would never kill the player... in public, the turrets will start playing techno music. This is a reference to the end of Portal 2 where Chell is confronted by three turrets while trapped in an elevator on the way to the surface, but instead of attacking they begin performing a massive opera.