Game Theory: Why You’re a Completionist

Why do we play games? And why do some gamers feel compelled to achievement hunt until they collect everything? Game Theory teams up with Jirard and Greg from “The Completionist” to unlock what compels us to play games, why video games are addictive, and the psychology behind achievement hunters.

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They say that knowledge is power. And Nintendo encourages you to “play with power.” So shouldn’t you be playing…with knowledge? MatPat is an information addict. To him, no trivia is too trivial. That’s why his show Game Theory runs the gamut from FPS to RPG, from the abnormal psych of Batman to the zoology of Frogger and every system and subject in between. Want an expert in plumbing as it relates to Mario? How about time travel in Chrono Trigger? Ever wonder about real-world Raptures or Mjolnir armor? MatPat has got you covered. He likes to consider himself the Mythbusters of gaming. So if anyone from Discovery Channel is watching, feel free to give him a call.