Game Theory: How Fast is Sonic the Hedgehog?

Game Theory: How Fast is Sonic the Hedgehog?

Just how fast can Sonic the Hedgehog actually run? VSauce3 recently examined the “Science of Sonic,” but their conclusions were all based on Sonic running faster than the speed of sound. Based on evidence from the Sonic video games, can this SEGA mascot really break the sound barrier? Today, Game Theory takes its second look at the Sonic...

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Game Theory: Walking Dead, Killing Zombies

Game Theory: Walking Dead, Killing Zombies

The Walking Dead, Dead Rising, and Left for Dead–all games about killing zombies. But what about a real-world zombie apocalypse? We play by Walking Dead rules to find out which household weapon is going to protect you the best during a zombie...

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Game Theory: Why the Official Zelda Timeline is Wrong

Game Theory: Why the Official Zelda Timeline is Wrong

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 when is a Zelda timeline NOT a Zelda timeline? When it justifies every other bizarre video game easter egg and cameo the gaming industry has...

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Game Theory: Video Game Crossovers, Super Mario RPG to God of War to Real Life

Game Theory: Video Game Crossovers, Super Mario RPG to God of War to Real Life

Every video game shares the same universe, and that universe just so happens to be the real world. It’s video games in real life! By tracing a path through video game crossovers, Game Theory proves that Kratos could appear in Starcraft alongside characters from Super Mario RPG without breaking canon. Just watch out for...

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Game Theory: Polybius, MK Ultra, and the CIA’s Brainwashing Arcade Game

Game Theory: Polybius, MK Ultra, and the CIA’s Brainwashing Arcade Game

Polybius is the biggest video game urban legend. An arcade game that brainwashes its players with subliminal messages. Most write it off as a glitchy version of the Atari game Tempest, but the CIA has a secret they don’t want you to know about: MK Ultra. Brainwashing, mind control, LSD. Get ready ’cause this is some CreepyPasta served up Game Theory...

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Game Theory: Monty Hall, Plinko, and Probability

Game Theory: Monty Hall, Plinko, and Probability

The Monty Hall Problem, based on the final game of each episode of Let’s Make a Deal, has defied mathematical logic for years. Likewise, The Price is Right’s Plinko seems utterly random. With thousands of dollars and fabulous prizes on the line, Game Theory is using probability to give you a strategy guide for some of television’s hottest game...

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Game Theory: Pokemon Racism, Jynx Justified

Game Theory: Pokemon Racism, Jynx Justified

Is Jynx racist? Game Theory has looked at this infamous Pokemon before, but couldn’t decide whether she was ganguro, Norse goddess, or just blackface racist. Today…the definitive answer to one of gaming’s biggest...

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Game Theory: Mario, The Problems with Princess Peach

Game Theory: Mario, The Problems with Princess Peach

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...

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Game Theory: Donkey Kong Country, Banana Wars

Game Theory: Donkey Kong Country, Banana Wars

Donkey Kong Country is one of the best platformers on the SNES, but it also has a dark secret. What does this retro video game featuring a banana war against the evil King K. Rool have to say about America’s imperialistic past? Get ready ’cause this sh** is...

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Game Theory: Mike Tyson’s Techno Dance Party

Game Theory: Mike Tyson’s Techno Dance Party

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...

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