Game Theory

Last Updated: 1/16/14 10:26am | Episodes: 52

Game Theory is Mythbusters for gamers! Are fatalities real? Where is Adventure Island? And what dark secrets lie in Earthbound? Every week, we separate the fact from the fiction in some of your favorite video games. Learn off-the-wall info while looking in-depth at the designer's decisions for old, new, and forgotten gems.

» Total Videos: 52

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Posted on November 15, 2012 - 10:00pm by MatPat13

The Walking Dead, Dead Rising, and Left for Dead--all games about killing zombies

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Posted on October 12, 2012 - 1:20pm by MatPat13

All video games share one universe. But not all video game universes are the same. The official Zelda timeline released by Nintendo proves it. But how?

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Posted on September 14, 2012 - 10:49pm by MatPat13

Every video game shares the same universe, and that universe just so happens to be the real world. By tracing a path through video game crossovers, Game Theory proves that Kratos could appear in Starcraft alongside characters from Super Mario RPG...

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Posted on August 24, 2012 - 12:20am by MatPat13

Polybius - the arcade game that brainwashes its players. Most consider it nothing more than urban legend, but the CIA has a secret they don't want you to know about.

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Posted on July 27, 2012 - 10:00pm by Game Theory

We're branching out to tackle the game shows Let's Make a Deal and The Price is Right to give you a strategy guide for winning thousands of dollars in fabulous cash and prizes the next time you find yourself in a studio audience.

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Posted on July 11, 2012 - 10:35pm by MatPat13

Is Jynx racist? After three episodes, Game Theory finally has the definitive answer to one of gaming's biggest controversies.

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Posted on June 21, 2012 - 3:37pm by MatPat13

Mario games aren't platformers--they're elaborate role-play. We're delving into the twisted psyche of Princess Peach with the help of Ms. Pac-Man, kidnappers-for-hire, and Walt Disney. And PS. Super Mario Bros. 3? NEVER HAPPENED!

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Posted on May 10, 2012 - 11:00pm by MatPat13

Donkey Kong Country is one of the best platformers on the SNES, but it also has a dark secret. What do K. Rool, Klump, Krusha, and the rest of the Kremlings have to say about America's secret past? Get ready 'cause this sh** is bananas.

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Posted on April 25, 2012 - 10:00pm by MatPat13

SPORTS! Get ready to rumble as we take down the 8-bit Iron Mike Tyson. Can analyzing the Kid Dynamite's fights help ScrewAttack's Stuttering Craig KO Mike's NES equivalent? It's a 90's dance party as we Jock Jam our way through Punchout's Dream Bout.

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Posted on April 5, 2012 - 5:40pm by MatPat13

Grab your tickets to the gun show, 'cause we're checking out the real-life effectiveness of headshots. We're looking at ballistics, neuroscience, gun regulations, and physics to see whether your character could survive getting shot at point-blank range during the opening of Fallout: New Vegas.

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Posted on August 27, 2013 - 10:26am by MatPat13

Assassin's Creed is known for some crazy stunts, none more so than the Leap of Faith. But can you REALLY jump off a building?

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Posted on July 11, 2012 - 10:35pm by MatPat13

Is Jynx racist? After three episodes, Game Theory finally has the definitive answer to one of gaming's biggest controversies.

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Posted on May 29, 2013 - 12:03am by MatPat13

What sinister secret is hidden behind the Companion Cube's cute pink hearts?

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Posted on March 6, 2013 - 11:32am by MatPat13

Why do we play games? And why do some gamers feel compelled to achievement hunt until they collect everything?

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Posted on December 23, 2012 - 10:01pm by MatPat13

Just how much money would a suit of Minecraft diamond armor actually be worth?? And more importantly, would diamond armor even work as armor or would it just be a piece of overpriced gemstone.

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Posted on September 14, 2012 - 10:49pm by MatPat13

Every video game shares the same universe, and that universe just so happens to be the real world. By tracing a path through video game crossovers, Game Theory proves that Kratos could appear in Starcraft alongside characters from Super Mario RPG...

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Posted on March 10, 2012 - 10:00pm by MatPat13

We unearth the mysteries behind Mass Effect's Lazarus Project to see just how close we are to reanimating the dead, uncovering a potential plot twist for Mass Effect 3.

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Posted on February 8, 2012 - 11:00pm by MatPat13

Can playing LA Noire make you into a human lie detector? Yes! Become an expert on body language with the help of MatPat and some special guest appearances!

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Posted on January 25, 2012 - 10:18pm by MatPat13

Are the heroes in the Call of Duty franchise really war criminals? The Red Cross seems to think so and they want them tried for their crimes. Should they be?

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Posted on January 11, 2012 - 10:00pm by MatPat13

SCREWATTACK PREMIERE! - We're exposing the mastermind behind Skyrim's kneecap massacre. Game Theory looks at Viking culture in an attempt to blow the lid off this overused meme!

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Posted on February 8, 2012 - 11:00pm by MatPat13

Can playing LA Noire make you into a human lie detector? Yes! Become an expert on body language with the help of MatPat and some special guest appearances!

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Posted on June 21, 2012 - 3:37pm by MatPat13

Mario games aren't platformers--they're elaborate role-play. We're delving into the twisted psyche of Princess Peach with the help of Ms. Pac-Man, kidnappers-for-hire, and Walt Disney. And PS. Super Mario Bros. 3? NEVER HAPPENED!

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Posted on October 12, 2012 - 1:20pm by MatPat13

All video games share one universe. But not all video game universes are the same. The official Zelda timeline released by Nintendo proves it. But how?

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Posted on January 29, 2013 - 9:30pm by MatPat13

Are Final Fantasy games are actually against organized religion?

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Posted on August 24, 2012 - 12:20am by MatPat13

Polybius - the arcade game that brainwashes its players. Most consider it nothing more than urban legend, but the CIA has a secret they don't want you to know about.

video
Posted on April 5, 2012 - 5:40pm by MatPat13

Grab your tickets to the gun show, 'cause we're checking out the real-life effectiveness of headshots. We're looking at ballistics, neuroscience, gun regulations, and physics to see whether your character could survive getting shot at point-blank range during the opening of Fallout: New Vegas.

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Posted on November 15, 2012 - 10:00pm by MatPat13

The Walking Dead, Dead Rising, and Left for Dead--all games about killing zombies

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Posted on July 27, 2012 - 10:00pm by Game Theory

We're branching out to tackle the game shows Let's Make a Deal and The Price is Right to give you a strategy guide for winning thousands of dollars in fabulous cash and prizes the next time you find yourself in a studio audience.

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Posted on December 23, 2012 - 10:01pm by MatPat13

Just how much money would a suit of Minecraft diamond armor actually be worth?? And more importantly, would diamond armor even work as armor or would it just be a piece of overpriced gemstone.

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Posted on January 1, 2012 - 10:00am by MatPat13
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Posted on August 27, 2013 - 10:26am by MatPat13

Assassin's Creed is known for some crazy stunts, none more so than the Leap of Faith. But can you REALLY jump off a building?

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Posted on July 11, 2012 - 10:35pm by MatPat13

Is Jynx racist? After three episodes, Game Theory finally has the definitive answer to one of gaming's biggest controversies.

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Posted on May 29, 2013 - 12:03am by MatPat13

What sinister secret is hidden behind the Companion Cube's cute pink hearts?

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Posted on March 6, 2013 - 11:32am by MatPat13

Why do we play games? And why do some gamers feel compelled to achievement hunt until they collect everything?

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Posted on December 23, 2012 - 10:01pm by MatPat13

Just how much money would a suit of Minecraft diamond armor actually be worth?? And more importantly, would diamond armor even work as armor or would it just be a piece of overpriced gemstone.

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Posted on September 14, 2012 - 10:49pm by MatPat13

Every video game shares the same universe, and that universe just so happens to be the real world. By tracing a path through video game crossovers, Game Theory proves that Kratos could appear in Starcraft alongside characters from Super Mario RPG...

video
Posted on March 10, 2012 - 10:00pm by MatPat13

We unearth the mysteries behind Mass Effect's Lazarus Project to see just how close we are to reanimating the dead, uncovering a potential plot twist for Mass Effect 3.

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Posted on February 8, 2012 - 11:00pm by MatPat13

Can playing LA Noire make you into a human lie detector? Yes! Become an expert on body language with the help of MatPat and some special guest appearances!

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Posted on January 25, 2012 - 10:18pm by MatPat13

Are the heroes in the Call of Duty franchise really war criminals? The Red Cross seems to think so and they want them tried for their crimes. Should they be?

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Posted on January 11, 2012 - 10:00pm by MatPat13

SCREWATTACK PREMIERE! - We're exposing the mastermind behind Skyrim's kneecap massacre. Game Theory looks at Viking culture in an attempt to blow the lid off this overused meme!