PAHNalysis - The Hidden Meaning of Games

Last Updated: 7/29/13 3:30pm | Episodes: 23

There is a side of gaming that rarely gets appreciated. Games are not a mere diversion nor simple entertainment, they are profound interactive experiances. They invite as much thought and analysis as they invite fun. That's why we're here: To analyze the symbolism and meaning of games. And to make some bad jokes along the way. 

» Total Videos: 23

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Posted on July 29, 2013 - 3:30pm by EmceeProphIt

In this episode we discuss the treatment of black people in Columbia, and find a parallel to the civil rights struggles of America.

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Posted on July 25, 2013 - 1:30pm by EmceeProphIt

Bioshock Infinite met some controversy for how it addressed racism, but it did so to prove just how brutal discrimination can be. Let's talk about when art addresses the less pleasant parts of society.

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Posted on July 22, 2013 - 3:04pm by EmceeProphIt

The guys start a playthrough only to find out what happens when you don't take care of your old PS1 disks. And the results are hilarious. And disturbing. And then hilarious again.

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Posted on July 16, 2013 - 11:31am by EmceeProphIt

The guys embark on a classic quest to avoid drowning, learn valuable lessons about friendship, and strive to enhale cannabis on a regular basis (not really please don't sue). A heavily edited and customized musical let's play adventure!

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Posted on May 23, 2013 - 1:40pm by EmceeProphIt

Ready for some pretentious analysis? Of course you are! Let's disect this game's beautiful story and see what it has to say about death, love, and the relationship between them.

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Posted on May 9, 2013 - 2:49pm by EmceeProphIt

Hey guys, wanna see some professional gaming? Then you probably should watch someone else.

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Posted on May 2, 2013 - 4:10pm by EmceeProphIt

This week, apparently a couple commits suicide in front of a train station and no one ever addresses it....seriously, watch this and please tell us what the hell just happened.

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Posted on April 13, 2013 - 2:33pm by EmceeProphIt

In this episode we stop talking about Tifa's chest and actually discuss game design and how to make tutorials that aren't face-palm worthy.

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Posted on March 22, 2013 - 2:04pm by EmceeProphIt

With edit scenes and custom animations, we actually have some production value this time around. Let us know what you think!

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Posted on January 10, 2013 - 4:16pm by EmceeProphIt

Majora's Mask has a deep message of love, life and coping with loss. This is a heavily requested episode, so I hope it doesn't disappoint.

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Posted on April 13, 2013 - 2:33pm by EmceeProphIt

In this episode we stop talking about Tifa's chest and actually discuss game design and how to make tutorials that aren't face-palm worthy.

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Posted on July 29, 2013 - 3:30pm by EmceeProphIt

In this episode we discuss the treatment of black people in Columbia, and find a parallel to the civil rights struggles of America.

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Posted on July 25, 2013 - 1:30pm by EmceeProphIt

Bioshock Infinite met some controversy for how it addressed racism, but it did so to prove just how brutal discrimination can be. Let's talk about when art addresses the less pleasant parts of society.

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Posted on July 22, 2013 - 3:04pm by EmceeProphIt

The guys start a playthrough only to find out what happens when you don't take care of your old PS1 disks. And the results are hilarious. And disturbing. And then hilarious again.

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Posted on July 16, 2013 - 11:31am by EmceeProphIt

The guys embark on a classic quest to avoid drowning, learn valuable lessons about friendship, and strive to enhale cannabis on a regular basis (not really please don't sue). A heavily edited and customized musical let's play adventure!

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Posted on May 23, 2013 - 1:40pm by EmceeProphIt

Ready for some pretentious analysis? Of course you are! Let's disect this game's beautiful story and see what it has to say about death, love, and the relationship between them.

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Posted on May 9, 2013 - 2:49pm by EmceeProphIt

Hey guys, wanna see some professional gaming? Then you probably should watch someone else.

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Posted on May 2, 2013 - 4:10pm by EmceeProphIt

This week, apparently a couple commits suicide in front of a train station and no one ever addresses it....seriously, watch this and please tell us what the hell just happened.

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Posted on March 22, 2013 - 2:04pm by EmceeProphIt

With edit scenes and custom animations, we actually have some production value this time around. Let us know what you think!

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Posted on January 10, 2013 - 4:16pm by EmceeProphIt

Majora's Mask has a deep message of love, life and coping with loss. This is a heavily requested episode, so I hope it doesn't disappoint.

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Posted on December 12, 2012 - 8:00pm by EmceeProphIt

What makes game design work, and what do game developers do to keep the player invested? New ideas, careful attention to detail, and constantly introducing new gameplay elements at a steady pace. Let's study one of the best platformers to come out in a decade.

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Posted on July 29, 2013 - 3:30pm by EmceeProphIt

In this episode we discuss the treatment of black people in Columbia, and find a parallel to the civil rights struggles of America.

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Posted on July 25, 2013 - 1:30pm by EmceeProphIt

Bioshock Infinite met some controversy for how it addressed racism, but it did so to prove just how brutal discrimination can be. Let's talk about when art addresses the less pleasant parts of society.

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Posted on August 30, 2012 - 7:38pm by EmceeProphIt

The real meaning of Travis's journey...if there is a meaning. What's with the lightsaber handjobs? I answer that. :)

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Posted on June 16, 2012 - 2:03pm by EmceeProphIt

Link moves on from his childhood and starts to symbolically mature and grow in a powerful young man. Also he fight a giant Pineapple.

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Posted on November 28, 2012 - 5:32pm by EmceeProphIt

The conclusion of a look at the symbolism in No More Heroes. Let's find out what Travis's journey really means.

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Posted on July 16, 2013 - 11:31am by EmceeProphIt

The guys embark on a classic quest to avoid drowning, learn valuable lessons about friendship, and strive to enhale cannabis on a regular basis (not really please don't sue). A heavily edited and customized musical let's play adventure!

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Posted on July 15, 2012 - 2:56pm by EmceeProphIt

Ever wonder what that pretentious text at the end of minecraft meant...well here's a fat guy on the internet to explain it all. With some puns thrown in for good measure.

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Posted on July 14, 2012 - 4:33pm by EmceeProphIt

Link's journey has taught us to look to the past for wisdom, and look to future with courage. Find out the hidden meaning of Zelda in this thrilling conclusion to my first review.

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Posted on July 22, 2013 - 3:04pm by EmceeProphIt

The guys start a playthrough only to find out what happens when you don't take care of your old PS1 disks. And the results are hilarious. And disturbing. And then hilarious again.

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Posted on April 13, 2013 - 2:33pm by EmceeProphIt

In this episode we stop talking about Tifa's chest and actually discuss game design and how to make tutorials that aren't face-palm worthy.

video
Posted on July 29, 2013 - 3:30pm by EmceeProphIt

In this episode we discuss the treatment of black people in Columbia, and find a parallel to the civil rights struggles of America.

video
Posted on July 25, 2013 - 1:30pm by EmceeProphIt

Bioshock Infinite met some controversy for how it addressed racism, but it did so to prove just how brutal discrimination can be. Let's talk about when art addresses the less pleasant parts of society.

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Posted on July 22, 2013 - 3:04pm by EmceeProphIt

The guys start a playthrough only to find out what happens when you don't take care of your old PS1 disks. And the results are hilarious. And disturbing. And then hilarious again.

video
Posted on July 16, 2013 - 11:31am by EmceeProphIt

The guys embark on a classic quest to avoid drowning, learn valuable lessons about friendship, and strive to enhale cannabis on a regular basis (not really please don't sue). A heavily edited and customized musical let's play adventure!

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Posted on May 23, 2013 - 1:40pm by EmceeProphIt

Ready for some pretentious analysis? Of course you are! Let's disect this game's beautiful story and see what it has to say about death, love, and the relationship between them.

video
Posted on May 9, 2013 - 2:49pm by EmceeProphIt

Hey guys, wanna see some professional gaming? Then you probably should watch someone else.

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Posted on May 2, 2013 - 4:10pm by EmceeProphIt

This week, apparently a couple commits suicide in front of a train station and no one ever addresses it....seriously, watch this and please tell us what the hell just happened.

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Posted on March 22, 2013 - 2:04pm by EmceeProphIt

With edit scenes and custom animations, we actually have some production value this time around. Let us know what you think!

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Posted on January 10, 2013 - 4:16pm by EmceeProphIt

Majora's Mask has a deep message of love, life and coping with loss. This is a heavily requested episode, so I hope it doesn't disappoint.