Game Theory: Why You Play Video Games

Game Theory: Why You Play Video Games

It’s the most fundamental question we can ask: Why do you play video games? Because they’re fun? That’s just the beginning. Video games satisfy a variety of needs depending on who you are, what you value, and even where you are in the world! So today, in honor of reaching 1 million subscribers, we’re revealing a little about every person...

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Game Theory: What’s Wrong with the AVGN?

Game Theory: What’s Wrong with the AVGN?

The Angry Video Game Nerd was and still is a pioneer in the field on online game comedy/review. And yet, for as much as we laugh at the AVGN, there’s a disturbing trend across his content, a string of symptoms pointing to severe mental and physical illnesses. Nerd, I hope you’re watching, because us Theorists are worried about...

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Game Theory: Who is Mega Man’s TRUE Villain?

Game Theory: Who is Mega Man’s TRUE Villain?

Mega Man, clearly a cut-and-dry story of good vs. evil…or is it? This story of super fighting robots actually serves as a dire warning for us and our futures. I fact, the Mega Man series may not be as black and white as you...

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Game Theory: Is Link’s Quest in Majora’s Mask Pointless?

Game Theory: Is Link’s Quest in Majora’s Mask Pointless?

Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is a fascinating game, presenting a death scenario unique in the video game world: Death by moonfall. But just how deadly is this, really? What damage would a falling moon actually cause? Is there ANY chance of survival? Does Link stand a chance of saving the citizens of Termina? The answers may surprise...

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Game Theory: Is Link Dead in Majora’s Mask?

Game Theory: Is Link Dead in Majora’s Mask?

Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is a DARK game! Clearly, one of the game’s major themes is death, but just how dark does it REALLY get? Is it possible that this game is all about Link, Nintendo’s signature mascot, dealing with his own death? Today on Game Theory, we review the...

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Game Theory: Why Mario is Mental, Part 2

Game Theory: Why Mario is Mental, Part 2

Mario is gaming’s biggest mascot, but what is he hiding? Is he really the hero everyone thinks he is? Have we overlooked one too many of Mario’s heinous crimes. In this two part series, we put Mario on trial to see just what is going on inside the head of this “paragon” of the video game...

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Game Theory: Why Mario is Mental, Part 1

Game Theory: Why Mario is Mental, Part 1

Mario is gaming’s biggest mascot, but what is he hiding? Is he really the hero everyone thinks he is? Have we overlooked one too many of Mario’s heinous crimes. In this two part series, we put Mario on trial to see just what is going on inside the head of this “paragon” of the video game...

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Game Theory: How Pidgey “Proves” Darwinian Evolution

Game Theory: How Pidgey “Proves” Darwinian Evolution

“Evolution” in the Pokemon games may not correspond to evolution as we know it in the real world, but that doesn’t mean Pokemon games don’t demonstrate Darwin’s theory of descent with modification. In fact, evolution is VERY present throughout the Pokemon series…you just have to look for...

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Game Theory: Surviving the Assassin’s Creed Leap of Faith

Game Theory: Surviving the Assassin’s Creed Leap of Faith

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, land in hay, and walk away like Ezio and the rest of the Assassins? More importantly, what does the WAY Ezio falls REALLY say about the Assassin’s Creed...

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Game Theory: Chrono Trigger Retells the BIBLE?!?

Game Theory: Chrono Trigger Retells the BIBLE?!?

Chrono Trigger, perhaps the greatest RPG of all time, is a story about time travel, alien creatures, dinosaurs, and saving the world. But behind it all, it’s REALLY about THE BIBLE! Seriously. Chrono Trigger fans, prepare to be...

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