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76. Multiplayer Therapy

Why are some of the most popular games right now so completely different from what AAA games have been marketing to us? What horrors of reality encourage us to escape it? Is that okay? Kira and Kyle discuss these concepts and think about why this matters. We talk about how they've affected us. Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

75. Danganronpa - The V3 Game

“If I can’t win this game, then I’ll make it boring for everyone! That’s my revenge! Well then, the culprit is [REDACTED].” - Kokichi Oma, the Ultimate Supreme Leader. This episode is about the Danganronpa series made by Spike Chunsoft. Kira and Kyle talk about the exciting world of Danganronpa and what happens in the last game! Learn all about the characters, tragic backstories, good writing, and horrible writing within the Danganronpa series of games and anime! Listen to subjects ranging from the narrative to the metanarrative! Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill. Video with all of the executions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG6x7CBWLC4  Character infographic: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cZ7fOetip6f2Jmm1C_R6aCtvw3OIBNK0/view?usp=sharing

74. Cube - We Live in a Society

[Why put people in it?] "Because it's here. You have to use it, or you admit it's pointless," Worth, the Office Worker. This episode is about the Cube movie series. Kira and Kyle talk about what the Cube series does wrong and what it does right. Is the Cube a lame attempt to criticize nothing about society? Or is it an allegory for America's institutionalized brutality of the prison system? Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

73. How Games Affect Us

How do video games affect the people who play them? Kira and Kyle discuss these concepts and think about why this matters. We talk about how they've affected us. Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

72. Danganronpa - The Last Generation

“Trust no one. And never forget... You wanted this killing game, so you have to win no matter what. ...No matter what,” Rantaro Amami, the Ultimate [REDACTED]. This episode is about the Danganronpa series made by Spike Chunsoft. Kira and Kyle talk about the exciting world of Danganronpa and what happens in the post-post-apocalypse! Learn all about the characters, tragic backstories, Ultimate talents, and despair within the Danganronpa series of games and anime! Listen to subjects ranging from the rebuilding society to it all crashing down again! Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill. Video with all of the executions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG6x7CBWLC4  Character infographic: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cZ7fOetip6f2Jmm1C_R6aCtvw3OIBNK0/view?usp=sharing

71. Don’t Starve - Eldritch Survival

“Say pal, you don’t look so good. You better find something to eat before night comes,” Maxwell the Great. This episode is about the Don't Starve game made by Klei Entertainment. Kira and Kyle talk about dark, otherworldly Constant! Learn all about the creatures that lurk in the dark and those who must survive in it! Listen to subjects ranging from Lovecraftian themes to a mod-friendly multiplayer experience! Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

70. Empire by Any Other Name

Wolfenstein's B.J. Blazkowicz is antifa. Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

 

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69. Danganronpa - Future Foundation

“Hope is having young people who you can entrust the future to. The students of Hope's Peak Academy, the place I dedicated my life to... They represent my hope.” - Kazuo Tengan, Chairman of Future Foundation. This episode is about the Danganronpa series made by Spike Chunsoft. Kira and Kyle talk about the exciting world of Danganronpa and what happens after the Tragedy! Learn all about the characters, tragic backstories, Ultimate talents, and despair within the Danganronpa series of games and anime! Listen to subjects ranging from the post-apocalypse to wars for hope! Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill. Video with all of the executions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG6x7CBWLC4  Character infographic: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cZ7fOetip6f2Jmm1C_R6aCtvw3OIBNK0/view?usp=sharing Execution video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG6x7CBWLC4

68. Kill la Kill - Nudity as Liberation

“Fear is freedom! Subjugation is liberation! Contradiction is truth! Those are the facts of this world! And you will all surrender to them, you pigs in human clothing!” - Satsuki Kiryuin, Student Council President. This episode is about the Kill la Kill anime made by Studio Trigger. Kira and Kyle talk about the awful world ruled by an authoritarian dictator! Learn all about how clothing is a metaphor for patriarchy! Listen to subjects ranging from powerful protagonists to yes, pretty women! Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

67. This Too Shall Be Censored

How does censorship plague games and other media? In what forms, and who are hurt worst for this? Kira and Kyle discuss these concepts and think about why this matters. We talk about maturity, LGBTQIA+, and social media. Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

66. Danganronpa - Ultimate Despair

“Are you suggesting...that sacrificing others for hope isn't real hope...? But...you're wrong. It's only natural and extremely obvious that strong hope devours weak hope.” - Nagito Komaeda, the Ultimate Lucky Student. This episode is about the Danganronpa series made by Spike Chunsoft. Kira and Kyle talk about the exciting world of Danganronpa and what happens after the Tragedy! Learn all about the characters, tragic backstories, Ultimate talents, and despair within the Danganronpa series of games and anime! Listen to subjects ranging from child wars to virtual simulations! Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill. Character infographic: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cZ7fOetip6f2Jmm1C_R6aCtvw3OIBNK0/view?usp=sharing Execution video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG6x7CBWLC4

65. Outer Worlds - Space Capitalism

“I am having a stellar day, and not just because I’m legally obligated to say so. Almost as stellar as Spacer’s Choice is affordable.” - Martin Callahan, Spacer’s Choice merchant. This episode is about the Outer Worlds video game made by Obsidian. Kira and Kyle talk about the exciting Halcyon system and the planets within it! Learn all about how capitalism can always get worse! Listen to subjects ranging from U.S. elections to corporatocracies to space! Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

64. The Vice of True Crime

What defines the true crime genre? Is it ethical? How much does fictionalization play into it? Kira and Kyle discuss these concepts and think about why this matters. We talk about history, podcasts, and the police. Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

63. Sonic - The Eggman Empire

“Sonic, how I hate him. [...] Every defeat, every humiliation at the hedgehog's hands will be returned a thousand-fold [...] This is my dream come true.” - Doctor Ivo Robotnik, the Eggman. This episode is about the Sonic the Hedgehog series made by Sega. Kira and Kyle talk about the exciting world of Earth, or is it Mobius? Learn all about how Sonic opposes imperialist conquest and war! Listen to subjects ranging from gods to Chaos to police brutality! Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill. Timeline citation: https://www.reddit.com/r/SonicTheHedgehog/comments/6w3lqo/the_sonic_the_hedgehog_timeline/

62. Sonic - Emeralds of Imperialism

“All of you ungrateful humans, who took everything away from me, will feel my loss and despair.” - Professor Gerald Robotnik, Head Scientist of the ARK. This episode is about the Sonic the Hedgehog series made by Sega. Kira and Kyle talk about the exciting world of Earth, or is it Mobius? Learn all about how Sonic opposes imperialist conquest and war! Listen to subjects ranging from gods to Chaos to police brutality! Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill. Timeline citation: https://www.reddit.com/r/SonicTheHedgehog/comments/6w3lqo/the_sonic_the_hedgehog_timeline/

61. Macrotransactions

The title is not a typo. What are some of the manipulative business practices rampant within the game industry? Kira and Kyle discuss these concepts and think about why this matters. We talk about microtransactions, loot boxes, gambling, and DLC. Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

60. Hamilton - A Compromise

“You have no control who lives, who dies, who tells your story.” - George Washington, the first President. This episode is about the Hamilton musical led by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Kira and Kyle talk about the exciting racebent world of the American Revolution! Learn all about the colonists overthrowing their oppressors! Listen to subjects ranging from immigration to feminism to ideals! Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill. You can listen to Hamilton here (but you'll have to locate the bonus tracks on your own): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR1jn8tfrLg

59. Hamilton - A Revolution

“If you stand for nothing Burr, what will you fall for?” - Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant. This episode is about the Hamilton musical led by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Kira and Kyle talk about the exciting racebent world of the American Revolution! Learn all about the colonists overthrowing their oppressors! Listen to subjects ranging from immigration to feminism to ideals! Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill. You can listen to Hamilton here (but you'll have to locate the bonus tracks on your own): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR1jn8tfrLg

58. Deradicalizing Our Parents

Special Bonus Episode! Ever fantasize about confronting your bigoted parents? This is the episode for you. TRIGGER WARNING ON BASICALLY EVERYTHING. Schedule will resume as normal. Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill. Here is the link for the documents used in this episode. Feel free to use the documents as need be (just credit us if re-posting please): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ospMaAn0Bt6IDe0aCP6NlS8Bq9z0YDxF

57. Danganronpa - The Tragedy

“Let’s give it all we got! It’s PUNISHMENT TIME!” - Monokuma, the Mascot of Danganronpa. This episode is about the Danganronpa series made by Spike Chunsoft. Kira and Kyle talk about the exciting world of Danganronpa and the fall of Hope's Peak Academy! Learn all about the characters, tragic backstories, Ultimate talents, and despair within the Danganronpa series of games and anime! Listen to subjects ranging from investigative death games to despair! Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill. Video with all of the executions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG6x7CBWLC4

56. Zelda - The Many Legends Of

“You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?” - Happy Mask Salesman. This episode is about the Legend of Zelda series made by Nintendo. Kira and Rose (find her twitter at @lumpen_rose ) talk about the exciting world of Hyrule and the reincarnations of its heroes and villains! Learn all about the Tri-Force! Listen to subjects ranging from timelines to Breath of the Wild! Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill. Here's a picture of the timeline for your convenience: https://i.imgur.com/KYnmmZ7.jpg

55. Who Mods Games

What are mods? Who makes them? What is the intersection between "modders" and "gamers"? How does this affect the games we love? Kira and Kyle discuss these concepts and think about why this matters. We talk about corporations, media, and toxicity. Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

54. Pokémon - Generations V and VI

“Professor Juniper, what are you thinking? You appear to have no qualms about the relationship between Pokémon and people. You put Pokémon into categories using arbitrary rules and think you can understand them like that... The very idea of a Pokédex revolts me. What do you have to say for yourself?.” - Natural Harmonia Gropius, N. This episode is about the Pokémon series made by Nintendo. Kira and Kyle further break down the exciting Pokémon World and its infinite variations within the multiverse of Pokémon! Learn all about the alternate versions, stories, and timelines within the Pokémon series of games! Listen to subjects ranging from titans to evil organizations to adventures. Game Theorem has a website, email, and social media. Go to the upper-left corner of the website to find all contact links here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill. Check out Lockstin's video that we helped make: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdald2Fj2-o

53. Undertale - Souls of Monsters

“In this world… It’s KILL or BE killed!” - Flowey, the Golden Flower. This episode is about the Undertale series made by Toby Fox. Kira and Kyle talk about the exciting world of the Underground and the world of monsters! Learn all about the conflict of monsters against humans! Listen to subjects ranging from love to violence to time travel! Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill. If you want to cry, watch this Undertale video: https://tinyurl.com/y68etfdw

 

52. To Cancel or Not to Cancel

What is "cancel culture"? Is it even real? Does it perhaps need differentiation from "Twitter culture"? How does this affect the games we love? Kira and Kyle discuss these concepts and think about why this matters. We talk about criminals, racists, conspiracies, and problematic media. Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

51. Fairy Tail - Grand Magic Games

“There’s no need to change the past. Because of the past we are who we are now. Every second, every action from then is linked to us here and now.” – Gray Fullbuster, the Ice-Maker. This episode is about the Fairy Tail series made by Hiro Mashima. Kira and Kyle further break down the exciting world of the magical Earth Land, where magic flows all around! Learn all about characters, adventures, fights, and enemies within the Fairy Tail series! Listen to subjects ranging from the Infinity Clock to Grand Magic Games to Time Traveling Dragons. Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

50. Kirby - Destroyer of the Rich

“To ask Nova, we must gather power from all the stars around us. It will be difficult, Kirby, but you can do it! We are counting on you.” - Marx, the Cosmic Jester. This episode is about the Kirby series made by Nintendo. Kira and Kyle talk about the exciting world of Planet Popstar and the universe around it! Learn all about the adorable alien on his quest for good! Listen to subjects ranging from King Dedede to Meta-Knight to the plight of Marxism? Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

49. Zombies and Killable People

In video games, what makes an enemy "killable"? Is it whether they are human? How human does one have to be? What about those who choose to not be human? Kira and Kyle discuss these concepts and think about why this matters. We talk about video game violence, both fantastical and gritty. Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

48. Homestuck - Trolling the Aliens

“Our world continued to be matriarchal upon superficial observation, but was subject to a [...] cloaked form of patriarchal tyranny all along.” - Porrim Maryam, Sylph of Space. This episode is about the Homestuck series made by Andrew Hussie. Kira and Kyle further break down this webcomic and talk about the histories of Trolls, an alien species from planet Beforus, or Alternia, depending on the timeline. Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

47. Papers Please - This Is America

“Passport! Arstotzka so great, passport not required. Right?” - Jorji Costava, immigrating from Obristan. This episode is about the game series made by Lucas Pope. Kira and Kyle talk about the exciting alternate portrayal of our Cold War! Learn all about Arstotzka, Kolechia, Obristan, Antegria, Republia, Impor, and United Federation! Or at least whatever Arstotzka says you are allowed to learn. Listen to subjects ranging from fascism to communism to all-around authoritarianism! Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

46. Danganronpa - Junko Enoshima

“Not knowing where you will end up is despair. Despair is what even you cannot predict. Only despair’s unpredictability will save you from a boring future.” - Junko Enoshima, the Ultimate Fashionista. This episode is about the Danganronpa series made by Spike Chunsoft. Kira and Kyle talk about the exciting world of Danganronpa and the fall of Hope's Peak Academy! Learn all about the characters, tragic backstories, Ultimate talents, and despair within the Danganronpa series of games and anime! Listen to subjects ranging from Junko Enoshima to secret horrific coverups! Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill. Infographic to help keep up with characters can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cZ7fOetip6f2Jmm1C_R6aCtvw3OIBNK0/view?usp=sharing

45. Playdead - Inside Limbo

“...” - Everyone. This episode is about the game series made by Playdead. Kira and Kyle talk about the exciting worlds of Limbo and Inside! Learn all about the big questions of life, death, and corporate authoritarianism! Listen to subjects ranging from a realm between life and death to brainwashing! Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

44. Thoughts on E3 2019

We take a break and just voice some of our opinions on game trailers that were showcased at the recent, annual game industry convention. Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

43. Spoilers Can Be Assault

When is the supposed statue of limitations on spoilers? How bad are spoilers? Are they just something people complain about? Or are they a form of verbal assault? Can they be weaponized? Kira and Kyle discuss these concepts and think about why this matters. We talk about spoiler warnings, trigger warnings, and mass media communication. Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

42. Fairy Tail - S-Class Trials

"Fear is not evil. It tells you what your weakness is and once you know your weakness you can grow stronger as well as kinder!" - Gildarts Clive, the Ace of Fairy Tail. This episode is about the Fairy Tail series made by Hiro Mashima. Kira and Kyle further break down the exciting world of the magical Earth Land, where magic flows all around! Learn all about characters, adventures, fights, and enemies within the Fairy Tail series! Listen to subjects ranging from Grimoire Heart to Edolas to S-Class Wizards / Mages. Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

41. MCU - Captain America

“Nothing. I'm just a kid from Brooklyn.” - Steve Rogers, Captain America. This episode is about the Marvel Cinematic Universe made by Marvel and Disney. Kira and Kyle talk about the exciting MCU, starting with the Captain America: The First Avenger movie! Learn all about superheroes, characterization, whitewashing, and anti-feminism within the MCU! Listen to subjects ranging from one man to that other man! Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

40. Infallible Gods of Games

Who are the Infallible Gods of Games, or other media, for that matter? Honestly, you probably know them when you see them. Otherwise, you're already smitten. Kira and Kyle discuss these concepts and think about why this matters. We talk about canon, misogyny, and game distribution platforms? Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

39. Pokémon - Generations II and IV

“This world of ours is a crude one. In a word, it is incomplete. It has been, and always will be, a struggle to survive in this world. We humans and Pokémon are likewise incomplete. Because we are all so lacking, we fight, we maim... It is ugly.” - Cyrus of Team Galactic. This episode is about the Pokémon series made by Nintendo. Kira and Kyle further break down the exciting Pokémon World and its infinite variations within the multiverse of Pokémon! Learn all about the alternate versions, stories, and timelines within the Pokémon series of games! Listen to subjects ranging from titans to evil organizations to adventures. Game Theorem has a website, email, and social media. Go to the upper-left corner of the website to find all contact links here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

38. HSW - How HowStuffWorks Works

“Everything that we’ve said has just been wrong because the system didn’t want to hear it, but the people did. How do we get on, like, big networks, like [...] the HowStuffWorks network?” - Zack, from an Auxiliary Podcast. This episode is about the many podcasts on the HowStuffWorks network. Kira and Kyle talk about the history of the company, from their beginnings to celebrity status! Learn all about these podcasts that help keep us alive in our day jobs! Listen to subjects ranging from Stuff You Should Know to The Daily Zeitgeist to Culture Kings! Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

37. No Such Thing as a True Gamer

What is a Gamer? What does it mean to be a Real or True Gamer? What about Nerd? Or Gamer Girl? Do these terms have real meanings, or are they just fallacies? Kira and Kyle discuss these concepts and think about why this matters. We talk about misogyny, elitism, and gatekeeping. Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

36. Homestuck - Corrupting History

“This is what I get for lettin’ all proper dudes run sh*t instead of nasty clowns.” - Meenah Peixes, Her Imperious Condescension. This episode is about the Homestuck series made by Andrew Hussie. Kira and Kyle further break down this webcomic and talk about the histories of Earth B1 and Earth B2, which deviate considerably from real-world history to the point of becoming offensive. Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

35. Lisa - A World Without Women

“No. You don’t understand. I’ve been dead for 35 years. Today is the day I live.” - Brad, the Nobody. This episode is about the LISA series made by Dingaling. Kira and Kyle talk about the exciting world of Olathe and what became of it! Learn all about the terrible tragedies that become reality in a world of only men within the LISA series of games! Listen to subjects ranging from Joy to martial arts to Joy Mutants representing your deepest desires run amuck! Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

34. Is Art Worth Suffering

When, if ever, is art worth suffering? If lives are used, abused, and lost in the production of art, can we still appreciate it? Or do we risk encouraging that behavior further into the future? Kira and Kyle discuss these concepts and think about why this matters. We also respond to Behind the [Bleep]s and talk about Alfred Hitchcock and Red Dead Redemption. Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

33. Mario - The Faces of Mario

"Mario, you sure got chatty all of a sudden... I mean, you, like, NEVER talk." - Goombella, partner of Paper Mario. This episode is about the Mario series made by Nintendo. Kira and Kyle talk about the various forms, identities, and histories of Mario as a character! Learn all about the rather unremarkable past of the most iconic video game character! Listen to subjects ranging from Fire Mario to Wario to Robo Mario. Game Theorem has a website, email, and social media. Go to the upper-left corner of the website to find all contact links here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

32. Danganronpa - Best in the World

“This is a story of hope that ends in despair. I guess, in a way, you could say the story has already ended.” - Chisa Yukizome, the Ultimate Housekeeper. This episode is about the Danganronpa series made by Spike Chunsoft. Kira and Kyle talk about the exciting world of Danganronpa and the prologue to the many killing games! Learn all about the characters, tragic backstories, Ultimate talents, and despair within the Danganronpa series of games and anime! Listen to subjects ranging from Junko Enoshima to Hope's Peak Academy! Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill. Infographic to help keep up with characters can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cZ7fOetip6f2Jmm1C_R6aCtvw3OIBNK0/view?usp=sharing .

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Please consider checking out our new Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . Or our website here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . In addition, we are changing our schedule to one episode every other Saturday. Please listen to this announcement to understand why.

31. Christmas in Fiction

What is the relation between media and the holiday known as Christmas? What are the origins of Christmas? Is Christmas really being ruined, or was it already doomed from the start? Kira and Kyle discuss these concepts and think about why this matters. Game Theorem has a website, email, and social media. Go to the upper-left corner of the website to find all contact links here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

30. Call of Duty - Zombies of History

"You remind me of Patient 13225, only you make less noise when I stick things in you!" - Edward Richtofen, the Butcher. This episode is about the Call of Duty Zombies series originally made by Treyarch and Activision. Kira and Kyle talk about the exciting Zombies multiverse and its many alternate timelines and levels! Learn about the history of the series from humble beginnings to fan-service blockbuster! Listen to subjects ranging from Group 935 to Element 115 to the creators. Game Theorem has a website, email, and social media. Go to the upper-left corner of the website to find all contact links here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

29. Fallout - Nuka-Cola Corporation

"Even in today's crazy world, Nuka-Cola is still the number one choice of refreshment among Armageddon's survivors." - Sierra Petrovita, the biggest Nuka-Cola fan. This episode is about the Fallout series made by Interplay, Black Isle, Obsidian, and Bethesda. Kira and Kyle revisit the exciting world of corporate espionage leading up to the nuclear war, followed by homemade recipes! Learn all about the history of Nuka-Cola and other sodas within the Fallout series of games! Listen to subjects ranging from Quantum to Sunset Sarsaparilla to Vim! Game Theorem has a website, email, and social media. Go to the upper-left corner of the website to find all contact links here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill. Check out the YouTube videos of all real-tasting flavors of Nuka-Cola here: https://tinyurl.com/NukaMixing .

28. Racial Representation

How are different races represented in media, entertainment, and the real world? How do our mistakes distort our perception of reality? And why the BLEEP is everyone Caucasian? Kira and Kyle discuss these concepts and think about why this matters. Game Theorem has a website, email, and social media. Go to the upper-left corner of the website to find all contact links here: https://gametheorem.podbean.com . Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill.

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