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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. 

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Bioshock Infinite Symbolism: Am I Not a Man and a Brother?

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 7/29
In this episode we discuss the treatment of black people in Columbia, and find a parallel to the civil rights struggles of America.

Biohock Infinite Symbolism: How Satire Works

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 7/25
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.

Spyro 2 Ripto's Rage: Don't Scratch Your Disc

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 7/22
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.

Mario RPG Adventures Feat. Snoop Dogg - PART 1

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 7/16
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!

Majora's Mask Symbolism! Masks and the Four Areas (2/3)

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 5/23
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.

Super Mario Bros. 2 - Super Delux Cooking Grease Speed Run...?

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 5/9
Hey guys, wanna see some professional gaming? Then you probably should watch someone else.

Final Fantasy 7 Analytical Playthrough - FF9 is Mark's Fetish

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 5/2
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.

Final Fantasy 7 Analytical Playthrough - How to make Tutorials not suck

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 4/13
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.

New Super Mario Bros. U - Mickey Mouse and the Legendary Nutsack Tree

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 3/22
With edit scenes and custom animations, we actually have some production value this time around. Let us know what you think!

Majora's Mask Symbolism! Moon and Skull Kid (Part 1/3)

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 1/10
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.

Donkey Kong Country Returns: Game Design Analysis

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 12/12
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.

Bioshock Infinite Symbolism: Am I Not a Man and a Brother?

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 7/29
In this episode we discuss the treatment of black people in Columbia, and find a parallel to the civil rights struggles of America.

Biohock Infinite Symbolism: How Satire Works

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 7/25
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.

Spyro 2 Ripto's Rage: Don't Scratch Your Disc

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 7/22
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.

Mario RPG Adventures Feat. Snoop Dogg - PART 1

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 7/16
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!

Majora's Mask Symbolism! Masks and the Four Areas (2/3)

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 5/23
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.

Super Mario Bros. 2 - Super Delux Cooking Grease Speed Run...?

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 5/9
Hey guys, wanna see some professional gaming? Then you probably should watch someone else.

Final Fantasy 7 Analytical Playthrough - FF9 is Mark's Fetish

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 5/2
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.

Final Fantasy 7 Analytical Playthrough - How to make Tutorials not suck

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 4/13
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.

New Super Mario Bros. U - Mickey Mouse and the Legendary Nutsack Tree

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 3/22
With edit scenes and custom animations, we actually have some production value this time around. Let us know what you think!

Donkey Kong Country Returns: Game Design Analysis

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 12/12
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.

Bioshock Infinite Symbolism: Am I Not a Man and a Brother?

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 7/29
In this episode we discuss the treatment of black people in Columbia, and find a parallel to the civil rights struggles of America.

Biohock Infinite Symbolism: How Satire Works

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 7/25
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.

No More Heroes Symbolism and True Meaning PART 1

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 8/30
The real meaning of Travis's journey...if there is a meaning. What's with the lightsaber handjobs? I answer that. :)

Ocarina of Time Analysis Part 2 (Adolescence)

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 6/16
Link moves on from his childhood and starts to symbolically mature and grow in a powerful young man. Also he fight a giant Pineapple.

No More Heroes Symbolism! CONCLUSION!

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 11/28
The conclusion of a look at the symbolism in No More Heroes. Let's find out what Travis's journey really means.

Mario RPG Adventures Feat. Snoop Dogg - PART 1

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 7/16
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!

Minecraft's Ending: Symbolism Explained

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 7/15
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.

Ocarina of Time Symbolism (CONCLUSION!)

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 7/14
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.

Spyro 2 Ripto's Rage: Don't Scratch Your Disc

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 7/22
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.

Minecraft's Ending: Symbolism Explained

Video | Posted 2 years ago on 7/15
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.

Bioshock Infinite Symbolism: Am I Not a Man and a Brother?

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 7/29
In this episode we discuss the treatment of black people in Columbia, and find a parallel to the civil rights struggles of America.

Biohock Infinite Symbolism: How Satire Works

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 7/25
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.

Spyro 2 Ripto's Rage: Don't Scratch Your Disc

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 7/22
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.

Mario RPG Adventures Feat. Snoop Dogg - PART 1

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 7/16
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!

Majora's Mask Symbolism! Masks and the Four Areas (2/3)

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 5/23
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.

Super Mario Bros. 2 - Super Delux Cooking Grease Speed Run...?

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 5/9
Hey guys, wanna see some professional gaming? Then you probably should watch someone else.

Final Fantasy 7 Analytical Playthrough - FF9 is Mark's Fetish

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 5/2
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.

Final Fantasy 7 Analytical Playthrough - How to make Tutorials not suck

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 4/13
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.

New Super Mario Bros. U - Mickey Mouse and the Legendary Nutsack Tree

Video | Posted 1 year ago on 3/22
With edit scenes and custom animations, we actually have some production value this time around. Let us know what you think!