Game Theory: League of Legends, Champion Showdown

Game Theory: League of Legends, Champion Showdown

This week, it’s a 5v5 match of Legendary proportions. Which champions in the League of Legends would win based on their real-world lore? Will good or evil triumph? Find out on today’s episode of Game...

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Game Theory: Castlevania, Dracula Spectacula

Game Theory: Castlevania, Dracula Spectacula

I’m a Vlad-aholic. So, in honor of a (belated) Halloween, we’re looking at the ENTIRE Castlevania franchise, nearly 40 games, to see which version of Dracula stays the most loyal to Bram Stoker’s original novel. The answer may surprise...

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Game Theory Episode 22: Pokemon Part 3

Game Theory Episode 22: Pokemon Part 3

Is Pokemon racist? We’re covering everything from religion and world history to opera, Norse mythology, and 90s fashion to find out! Eleven years after Jynx was accused of being based on black stereotypes, how well does the argument hold...

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Game Theory: Pokemon, PETA, and Plasma (Pokemon, Part 2)

Game Theory: Pokemon, PETA, and Plasma (Pokemon, Part 2)

Are Pokemon battles gaming’s equivalent of a blood sport? Does the series teach neglect towards animals? And is Team Plasma, the self-proclaimed Pokemon Liberators, the true heroes of the Poke-verse? Find out this week, during part 2 of our Pokemon...

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Game Theory: Pokemon vs. Evolution (Pokemon, Part 1)

Game Theory: Pokemon vs. Evolution (Pokemon, Part 1)

Scientific brainwashing. Animal brutality. Racism?! For such an adorable game, Pokemon sure is controversial. But do the haters have a case here? This week starts a Pokemon trilogy where we look at the complaints made against Pikachu and the gang. Is this game pro-science propaganda or have creationists been skipping their biology...

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Game Theory Mini-sode: Foldit

Game Theory Mini-sode: Foldit

Last week, gamers, after only three weeks, solved a problem that has stumped scientists for over a decade. Since I’m hard at work on an upcoming trilogy of episodes, we take a brief look at Foldit, the online program that is turning molecular science into a...

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Game Theory: Dig Dug, Body Inflation

Game Theory: Dig Dug, Body Inflation

Human balloons? Explosive decompression? Inflating body parts? In defense of the helpless tomato-like Pookas, we’re turning the tables on Dig Dug’s Taizo Hori to see if you can inflate a human until they...

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Game Theory: Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Cyborg Technology

Game Theory: Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Cyborg Technology

A man who controls electronics with his mind. A camera that fits in your eye socket. A USB drive…in your finger? How close are we to our own Human Revolution? Find out this week as we check out real-world...

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Game Theory: Final Fantasy VII, Who Killed Aerith?

Game Theory: Final Fantasy VII, Who Killed Aerith?

This week, we’re looking at the anatomy of a murder that has rocked the gaming world since 1997. Should Aerith have died based on her wounds? Did she die at all? The results will shatter what you thought you knew about this iconic and heartbreaking moment of game...

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Game Theory: BioShock, Andrew Ryan’s Underwater City

Game Theory: BioShock, Andrew Ryan’s Underwater City

Is it scientifically possible to build an underwater city like Rapture? The realism of the game and how it’s inspired modern-day Andrew Ryans may Bioshock...

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