Friday Favorites: Game Theories

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The Game Theorists is one of Rachel’s and my favorite YouTube channels. The channel does its best to solve or prove these theories about video games with real-world math and science. While some of the more technical terms can go over our heads, it’s always fascinating to see and hear some video game aspects being explained in a way that could work in reality. This list showcases some of my favorites.

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Game Theory: Luigi is the Richest Man in Mushroom Kingdom

Calculating the money and coins found in the Mushroom Kingdom, Game Theory speculates whether or not Luigi is the richest man in his fictional world, especially due to his mansion won in Luigi’s Mansion.

Culture Shock: Peach is a Goddess

Aside from game theories, the channel also hosts Culture Shock, where one of the team members delves into the history and culture that may have inspired certain parts of video games. One of my favorites is where he details how Peach may actually be a goddess rather than a mere princess of her kingdom. (As a side note, there is also a video speculating that Bowser is a god, which brings about a new dynamic to the Bowser and Peach relationship.)

Game Theory: The Pokedex is Full of Lies

Anyone who’s played Pokemon knows the Pokedex entries, the descriptions that give a little insight to the Pokemon species’ habits, behavior, what-have-you. Yet, there have been plenty of entries that are a little weird or even creepy. This particular episode of Game Theory debunks the entry for Gardevoir.

Do you watch the Game Theorists channel? What are some of your favorite videos from them?

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