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How are Harold from Fallout and Pocahontas connected? | 6 Degrees of Pixelation [VIDEO]
Posted 11 July 2016 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

Today I connect Harold—the tree-man from many Fallout games including Fallout 2 and Fallout 3—with Pocahontas—the American Indian Chief’s daughter who may or may not have saved the life of an English colonialist.

You know that social theory that everyone on earth can be connected to anyone else by no more than 5 intermediaries? They call that 6 Degrees of Separation. I do the same thing here, except I connect video game topics in strange ways using 6 Degrees of Pixelation.

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Yo! Noid: Resurrection Sunday [VIDEO]
Posted 10 July 2016 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

I play Yo! Noid, a game that didn’t seem at all confusing during the early 90s when everything was weird. Now, though, understanding more about how video game localization works, this game is super duper weird.

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How are Nolan Bushnell and Bat Boy connected? | 6 Degrees of Pixelation [VIDEO]
Posted 5 July 2016 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

You know that social theory that everyone on earth can be connected to anyone else by no more than 5 intermediaries? They call that 6 Degrees of Separation. I do the same thing here, except I connect video game topics in strange ways using 6 Degrees of Pixelation.

Today I connect Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari, with Bat Boy, political leader, Knight, and magazine cover model.

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Iron Tank: Resurrection Sunday [VIDEO]
Posted 3 July 2016 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

For this very first episode of Resurrection Sunday I play Iron Tank, a game I remember as being host to the first time I ever stayed up all night playing a video game. I also learned what a password was by playing this game.

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Bloodborne, Adventure, and the Easter Egg: a Case for the Origin of the Video Game Community [VIDEO]
Posted 25 June 2016 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

What if Bloodborne owes a lot to Adventure, a game on the Atari 2600 from 1979? I make a case for the Easter egg—a hidden reference or inside joke in a video game—as the impetus to a player/developer dependent video games like Bloodborne.

Am I right? Am I wrong? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below (but please watch the video first).

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Run, Jump, Shoot: Growing up Metroid [VIDEO]
Posted 16 June 2016 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

Metroid was the first videogame I ever owned. That alone should warrant some nostalgia, but mix with it the fact that my mother and father divorced with I was five, and Metroid was one of the few post-split gifts from my father, the game becomes more than just a game. It becomes a symbol of my confusing childhood.

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Books vs. Videogames [VIDEO]
Posted 15 June 2016 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video
Are books inherently better than videogames? Of course, I don’t think so, but allow me a few minutes to talk about why.

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