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Game Theory: Why Living on BioShock Infinite's Floating City Would Suck!

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BioShock Infinite is one smart game. But does its science hold up? In this SPOILER-FREE episode, we look at the logistics of a floating city. Would you actually want to live above the clouds, like in BioShock Infinite's Columbia? Is it even possible? The answers may surprise and amaze you! Game Theory, part of the Game Theorist network. Check out all our shows: Game Theory: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Digressing and Sidequesting (DSNQ): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... Game Exchange: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...
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MsAngelaColeman (11 days ago)
Batman.... no powers , still alive, grew old, died, even trained a successor in the midst #FavoriteFelon
interactive _builder (14 days ago)
LOL matpat "i would like to get this channel to 1M subscribers!" I look down at his subscribers, i see 11M
Charlotte Waite (16 days ago)
Your jokes are is cooloooool❤️♥️🍫
CLAWS (23 days ago)
My life goal is to get to a million subscribers .matpat 2013. 2018 me Squints at sub count *11 million subscribers* you did it
Undecided Name (28 days ago)
I thought this was new
Snake (1 month ago)
now you have 11 mil.
Sean Madsen (1 month ago)
why not just take dramamine for the sickens
Speed Zebra (1 month ago)
#spiderman !
Speed Zebra (1 month ago)
What if you just don’t look at the clouds?
Muhammad Umar Ashfaq (1 month ago)
at 11M now
Paste Eater (2 months ago)
You mean there are things worse than the religious cult behavior, rampant racism, and extreme xenophobia?
Samir Voltchenko (2 months ago)
Lets build a floating city on Titan using superconductors!
DRWXP (2 months ago)
So my guess is Ronnie made the animations is this old videos, right?
Jo Ghost (2 months ago)
Spiderman
Earth (3 months ago)
0:34
Enigmatic Muse (3 months ago)
batman
Kürbis Wind (3 months ago)
But hey! It's just a theory... A GAY Theory!
ODD BOY (3 months ago)
You can take care of nausea with medication
BLITZN00DLE (3 months ago)
Dramamine exists
Cole Querini (3 months ago)
you Know u could of took the speed then take how long it was to calculate how high it was
cj fox The Warrior (4 months ago)
I can live in Columbia I don't get motion sickness I've never got it
Mr.Tech99 (4 months ago)
10:40 who watches that 2018 when he has 10000 Subscribers
Ryan Peluszak (4 months ago)
Jeez, this game has been out this long already? A small mind blown. Also the difference between videos then and now. Amazing.
Marcus Lodwick (4 months ago)
Why did you show Albert when you talked about quantum physics?
Nolan Donohue (4 months ago)
My God he has changed XD lol
Helldiver Intelligence (4 months ago)
just send Canadians also you would adapt
Cristian Bonills (5 months ago)
Its colombia*😂🇨🇴
Allen Jackson (5 months ago)
What i immediately thought when i stepped into Colombia, was his or was not freezing cold and oxygen free
Hersh Theonly (5 months ago)
Suffocating is a big factor in stopping time also. But nobody ever things of it. You can only bring what is immediately around your head. If you don't continously move around you will run out of air
Popbot3000 (5 months ago)
6:00 so basically winter in Chicago
Sam (5 months ago)
Question: How much fuel would it take to create enough liquid nitrogen to do this...
Richard Smith (5 months ago)
Anyone else catch the sneaky Bomberman 64 reference in there? Made me very happy!
Murnivex (5 months ago)
When you're watching this from 2018, and you hear Mat humbly asking for 1 million subs, when it's over 10 million now XD, and I know it's gonna keep rising :D
supermatrum (5 months ago)
I remember subscribingnear the end of the end card tournament , so glad to be able to come back and watch this older vid from the year 2k18.
Pasito Lizarko (5 months ago)
Matt patt now has 10 million subscribers , what an over accomplishment.
xochi (5 months ago)
Omfg 5:08 that was at Amelia air heart elementary I remember being on the bleachers so many years ago watching that guy use science to enter rain people. Btw is that bill nye?
StuffiesR Us (5 months ago)
Lol 10m subs
Felix Boholm (5 months ago)
anyone 2018? xD
United Imperials (5 months ago)
Doesn't the guys voice sound familiar to any of you??? 1:22 *cough* R.Shotgun *cough*
EnderGirl 66283 (5 months ago)
Spider-Man
notsew00 (5 months ago)
.....Mark Crilley reference .....appreciated
Carl Johnson (5 months ago)
I thot mount everest is 8800 meters tall
doid (6 months ago)
Your explanation is similar to watching cars move on a highway from a nonmoving helicopter.
Daniel Massey (6 months ago)
Batman
Starman Gaming (6 months ago)
I absolutely love Love LLOOOVVVEEE The full Bioshock series. What I didn't like about the game was the LARGE amounts of Time accurate racism. I can understand it's for accuracy, but when you make my Main Man, Abraham Lincoln, look like the DEVIL, then we got problems. That, and I'm mainly Scotch-Irish, mainly Scotch though.
Nerdling (6 months ago)
But wouldn’t they adapt to the motion sickness too?
iSuckDixie (6 months ago)
is it just me or is there some black text reading "gimme some old school game theory!"
Chowboow (6 months ago)
11:00 "I want to reach 1 mill for the achievement" well you're at 10 mill now buddy
oraj aklahan (6 months ago)
"...get one million subs. I know that sounds like a lot..." *looks at sub count* ---10 million --- "well..."
Luke Harrison (6 months ago)
was a good game
abangade 1217 (6 months ago)
Oh come on i have bioshock infinite on my xbox 360 and i havent got any achievement
NanoClaw1549 (6 months ago)
Lol he has 10mill
So what you do is turn columbia into a floating dome and problem solved.
Gamer Walker (6 months ago)
10:38 "[Reaching one Million Subs] would be reaching one of my life goals." Well, you got 10 Millionen now...
Charolette Gilpin (6 months ago)
Rapture is better
RjVader Official! (6 months ago)
"1 million subs, I know that sounds like a lot..." *gets 10x that*
M Clarke (6 months ago)
My cap is tip
Helene Hansen (6 months ago)
Well i prefer marvel to DC so I’ll have to say spidy
ETL TTC (6 months ago)
#batcoon !!!!
Natr Tatr (6 months ago)
Now he is at 10 mill ;_; tears of joy
LBM (6 months ago)
Everyone doesn’t get motion sickness so it would work
Alexander Rodriguez (6 months ago)
Spider-Man
Richard Garrick (6 months ago)
The up and down motion in Columbia is no worse than ocean liner. People live in those shops with no problem. Line of sight issues solved by not looking over edge. Why can't Columbia vent warm oxygen. Also Columbia could be at 16k feet. The craft goes above Columbia before landing.
Justin Helms (6 months ago)
“Life goal of 1 million subs.” *has 10 million subs and a YTR series* Wow, what an unrealistic goal.
francisco ancer (6 months ago)
I always thought it would be the sun.
Misterious Gamr (6 months ago)
But now trogen produce oxygen and also they have the brain to know the temperature above the clouds, so they can create the technology to do that. Humanity is evolving patt. We're evolving. But this is just an opinion. A video opinion. Its 2018
IgnitedSurge454 (7 months ago)
Anyone else want a big daddy theory...
crim somreaf5555 (7 months ago)
Would be awesome if Columbia actually existed
CoconutCat (7 months ago)
Survived for 2 years! What! Did they die after that?! jk
dimitar gondolqn (7 months ago)
Spider man
Aiden C (7 months ago)
Interesting that that's what screws it
parker bohn (7 months ago)
I never get motion sickness
parker bohn (7 months ago)
Yeah i don’t have motion sickness
the surname with no name (7 months ago)
avatar the last air bender reference. my day is complete.
L1LY FL0WER (7 months ago)
I'm writing a paper for school on this now I hope that it's ok. I'm giving you credit
Quincy 360 (7 months ago)
Gosh pat was a perv back then
verdatum (7 months ago)
Mmmm, old-school shitty-mic MatPat. It's funny, his recording isn't bad, I'm not hearing any resonance, so he's probably recording in a closet full of clothes. And his voicing skills are quite good and similar (slightly less over-the-top) than they are now. And his script is beautifully sharp. But his frequency response is just crap. I'm curious what he's recording with at this point. I remember when I started recording back in the mid 90s. I was trying my best to get decent voice-over with a mid-grade condenser mic, no pre-amp, plugged into a cassette-tapedeck, trying to get features like chrome tape and dolby-B noise reduction to work. With my first decent soundcard, things almost got worse. It was an incredible chore to get the noise of my desktop, both RF interference, and fan noise, out of my recordings. So many hours of work to get something halfway decent, and all of it is now circumvented by "buy this, speak in this kind of room. Done." The future is amazing.
It's so nice to see how matpat said he wants to get 1m subs and now in 2018 is about to hit 10m. Times change man. Still waiting.
The friendly Metroid (7 months ago)
2018
Cynical Citizen (7 months ago)
later if the game was left alone, you could take down the fu+king city with an air burst nuclear warhead.
Cynical Citizen (7 months ago)
Take that sky racists
Punishment tube (7 months ago)
You should do a lore series
intense screaming (7 months ago)
Lol just like the adaptation it would take for the altitude, anyone born there would be used to the constant feeling of motion at least in my opinion
The whole point of BioShock is that Ayn Rand's Objectivism (Bioshock 1, 2, and Burial At Sea), and Right Wing Politics in general (Bioshock Infinite) does NOT work and can ONLY lead to disaster...... The cities are supposed to suck
Rowby (8 months ago)
I miss these theories. More science and less plot theories!
Idlehandzx2 (8 months ago)
How does it feel when you made this video your dream was 1 million subs and now you’re 9+ million
Isabelle Clark (8 months ago)
A million?!? Your about to hit 10 million!!!!
Rep. of Antarctica (8 months ago)
10:35 watching this a second time in 2018, at which point he has reached his goal nine times over. Those days were something...
freddy fazdan (8 months ago)
batman
Kristyan Vasilev (8 months ago)
One punch man ;D
Ragan31687 (8 months ago)
And now you’re close to 10 Million!
Ice Dragoness (8 months ago)
What if the nitro cooled disk was under the city somehow keeping it up suspended up like with pillers. Or the bollnes have the cooled disks inside of them I mean why spend the money for the blimps and why the up and down motion
E Sinclair (8 months ago)
Hows getting 9x your dream MatPat? 9m subs!!!
Megan Winchester (8 months ago)
Hahahaha 1 mil subs
Adyn Holden (8 months ago)
#Batmang
Jack Logan (8 months ago)
Heyu
Ironslicer (9 months ago)
why would you need snow shoes if you're above the clouds?
Mohak Gautam (9 months ago)
What about the wind speeds?
blazebear0718 chicken (9 months ago)
What if the clouds are the nitrogen
Rayandra Harun (9 months ago)
You used to be so sexual
tillhecameback (9 months ago)
im feeling nostalgic and started watching ur old videos, and as i type this comment, u have 9.6M subs... in this video u were trying to reach just 1M. i suddenly got real happy seeing ur growth thru the years.

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