Why We Love Apocalyptic Games - Inside Gaming Feature

  • Published on Aug 25, 2019
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  • brandon lee
    brandon lee Month ago

    Wow thanks. Now on top of everything else i have to fear rogue planets for no logical reason

  • ZiK DraKulL
    ZiK DraKulL Month ago

    This was beautiful, thank you 🖤

  • JamCal-X
    JamCal-X Month ago

    No, the rogue planet will just create the setting of THUNDARR THE BARBARIAN!!!

  • Earthlybump
    Earthlybump 2 months ago

    I just watched Melancholia. Thanks Lawrence.

  • bryan rose
    bryan rose 2 months ago

    Rogue planets!?!? That shit sounds terrifying

  • Darrius
    Darrius 2 months ago

    Slept on this video because I thought it was going to be more of a discussion than news but it turned out very interesting 👍

  • Cory Ross
    Cory Ross 2 months ago

    Absolutely love this; in-depth cultural analysis as it pertains to gaming.
    More please.

  • Max Power
    Max Power 2 months ago

    By the way. Just because you say "might be a little too on the nose for ya" after injecting your politics into something doesn't make it true... Sorry. That might be a little too on the nose for ya.

  • wolfyfromuk
    wolfyfromuk 2 months ago

    Excellent video 😁

  • crisbalance123
    crisbalance123 2 months ago +2

    I thought Mad Max's apocalypse was not nuclear.. I remember it being a oil crisis...

  • DuelScreen
    DuelScreen 2 months ago

    "“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” -C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
    Here's the longer quote:
    "The Christian says, 'Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. A baby feels hunger: well, there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim: well, there is such a thing as water. Men feel sexual desire: well, there is such a thing as sex. If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. If none of my earthly pleasures satisfy it, that does not prove that the universe is a fraud. Probably earthly pleasures were never meant to satisfy it, but only to arouse it, to suggest the real thing. If that is so, I must take care, on the one hand, never to despise, or to be unthankful for, these earthly blessings, and on the other, never to mistake them for the something else of which they are only a kind of copy, or echo, or mirage. I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death; I must never let it get snowed under or turned aside; I must make it the main object of life to press on to that country and to help others to do the same."
    -C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
    Also, it's incorrect to state that the epic of Gilgamesh is older than the story of Noah. Noah's story was not recorded when it happened. It was an oral story first until it was written down by Moses many, many years later. The same goes for Gilgamesh. It's entirely possible that the Gilgamesh and Noah stories were once the same story originally but the Gilgamesh account diverged and became heavily mythologized over many retellings. For context, the Iliad and Odyssey were also oral before being written down. Using the date that an ancient story was written down as its origin is just bad science.

    • Jed Barber
      Jed Barber Month ago

      Not trying to attack your faith or belief in the veracity of Scripture, I am also a Christian, but here's a, hopefully, helpful criticism. Most of the "age of the earth" topics Lawrence presented C.S. Lewis probably would've agreed with. He was pretty convinced of the scientific basis for evolution and an old earth. You didn't necessarily state what you thought about that issue, but a completely literal interpretation of the biblical flood narrative often goes hand in hand with a strict adherence to a literal reading of Gen 1-3. I don't necessarily know what Lewis thought of the flood either, and he certainly was a great man of faith, but I think you should know that he definitely believed in Evolutionary Creationism.

  • Sławomir Krukowski
    Sławomir Krukowski 2 months ago

    I love when Lawrence does... anything. It's just pure pleasure. :3

  • Tanner Mattingly
    Tanner Mattingly 2 months ago

    I feel like every time Lawrence said "that's a bit too on the nose" it was meant to signal that there should be a cut, but this ended up being a 12 minute long raw Lawrence rant and we got all that kept in.

  • Francisco Martinez
    Francisco Martinez 2 months ago

    My biggest world ending fear is something outside of our planet. Ever heard of magnetars? Fuck those things.

  • Andrew Fox
    Andrew Fox 2 months ago

    I like this short form, smack them with a concept type video

  • Skreve S
    Skreve S 2 months ago

    This was so five years ago, dude. Britney called, she said “Keep on dancing till the world ends.”

  • Ninjachickenfingers
    Ninjachickenfingers 2 months ago

    This video is literally about something I think about a lot. Is it just our generation that thinks this world is fucked, or have the generations and generations of humans before us also thought the same thing at some point?

  • Liem Solow
    Liem Solow 2 months ago +1

    "Temperature drops 150° in a month..." So Frostpunk?

  • Nathan Holt
    Nathan Holt 2 months ago

    My thoughts on an apocalypse?
    Well for ones like a nuclear apocalypse the place i want to be is ground zero so its quick.
    I have no delusions that i would survive long in any form of post apocalypse.
    And it probably wouldn’t be a “nice” ending compared to being almost instantaneously atomised.

  • Huey Freeman
    Huey Freeman 2 months ago +1

    Chair with cup holders? Is your desk made of cardboard??

  • Ernest Pierce
    Ernest Pierce 2 months ago

    The BBC is just upset because they are already Inhuman :3

  • Ozbully Morales
    Ozbully Morales 2 months ago

    Is it asking too much that I want everyone to die at the same time?

  • Nate N
    Nate N 2 months ago

    Lawrence: **mentions rogue planets**
    Me: Time to go to Universe Sanbox!

  • keaman
    keaman 2 months ago

    Good piece. I enjoyed the perspective and professionalism of your research.

  • David Butler
    David Butler 2 months ago

    Slow news week or is that too on the noose?

  • Johnny Solo
    Johnny Solo 2 months ago

    Wtf was that accent?

  • Joe Collins
    Joe Collins 2 months ago

    This was a great video. Hope to see more of these in the future.

  • Wacky Wicket
    Wacky Wicket 2 months ago

    *Human, you've changed nothing. Your species has the attention of those infinitely your greater. That which you know as Reapers are your salvation through destruction. You have failed. We will find another way. Releasing control!*

  • Obi-Wan
    Obi-Wan 2 months ago


  • Mister Monkeyman
    Mister Monkeyman 2 months ago

    Best apocalyptic game is Spec Ops The Line

  • MrViscious
    MrViscious 2 months ago

    The reason we love the post apocalyptic world is no more sjws

  • Eloise Cole
    Eloise Cole 2 months ago

    king of the hill joke? niiiccee

  • dickinsontanner
    dickinsontanner 2 months ago

    And i love this

  • Arni
    Arni 2 months ago

    I really enjoyed this video , hope to see more similar to this :)

  • Arem Rae
    Arem Rae 2 months ago

    I like them simply because I'm pretty sure that someday we're going to screw ourselves over and the world will go to chaos. It's fun to play around in a world that might be a possibility someday, allbeit with some fantasy/sci fy fun added in. It doesn't help that our generation is facing a very depressing phase in society where too many people are below the poverty line and it's increasingly difficult to pull out of that. Life is particularly depressing right now for a lot of people, and there isn't a lot of hope right now. Our system is failing, our world is shifting to an environment that won't support us, college costs have skyrocketed, housing costs are up, rent costs are up, wages aren't increasing enough to compensate etc. It's somehow comforting to play a game where everything has gone to hell and you can create some chaos, and I personally like the ones where there isn't a happy ending for everyone.

  • Sean Stebbings
    Sean Stebbings 2 months ago

    Gaming Philosophy? Sounds like a good show.

  • Nekminute
    Nekminute 2 months ago +1

    i would love for the world to end

  • Dog footed Monkey man
    Dog footed Monkey man 2 months ago

    Lawrence's "fancy British" sounds like a Chris Eubanks impression

  • bbr64 bbr64
    bbr64 bbr64 2 months ago

    I really want to hear more about the power fantasy aspect.

  • Pqfire 09
    Pqfire 09 2 months ago

    I need his shirt

  • Rachel
    Rachel 2 months ago

    Honestly really great video guys!!!

  • yobryan88
    yobryan88 2 months ago

    Nice work!
    Informative, fun, nice video Lawrence!!!!
    You guys can be so freaking funny but are always so professionals.

  • NagaNaga
    NagaNaga 2 months ago

    So stories from the start of life are in religious books.
    Stories on the end of life is in gaming.
    Why are we gamers getting all the damage if we are only half the "problem"?

  • Tacti-Bear
    Tacti-Bear 2 months ago

    For those who were wondering. No, your insurance policy does not cover nuclear explosions accidental or otherwise.

  • Ben Richards
    Ben Richards 2 months ago

    An apocalyptic setting makes more sense for gameplay and simplifies the task of creating a near-realism setting. You can more credibly invent stuff instead of having to do your research, woot!
    EDIT: Also our part in the infinite SHOULD be more important to us than the ones we can't have any impact on or be impacted by.

  • Colleen Glanville
    Colleen Glanville 2 months ago

    Apocalyptic Games are aesthetic! 😍😍😍

  • Giancarlo Paniccia
    Giancarlo Paniccia 2 months ago

    Philosophical Lawrence is best Lawrence.

  • austin 11778
    austin 11778 2 months ago

    I enjoyed this video if u continue doing videos like this ill watch

  • Quentin Els
    Quentin Els 2 months ago


  • BioMasker
    BioMasker 2 months ago

    I love you, Lawrence. Like a bro, bro.

  • Kris Dossett
    Kris Dossett 2 months ago

    I actually wrote a research paper on this (kind of) in my first year of college. Video games are an *extremely* important and unique medium through which we as humans express and experience our desires, fears, and curiosities. In the years prior to the invention of video games, we consumed content primarily through print, radio, and television. All of those are what I called "passive engagement" media. You read a book and through the words on the page, the content is given to you. You listen to the radio and through the audible words and music, the content is given to you. Television you can both see and hear, but they all three have in common that you cannot interact with the content.

    Video games, "active engagement," give players the opportunity to not only see and hear the stories around them, but also to actually shape and experience them as they progress. The onus is no longer on the character whose actions are prescribed and can't be affected, but on the player whose interaction shapes the story.

  • TheNasty
    TheNasty 2 months ago

    You become a free thinking adult... the universe opens up and it’s like someone wiped the grime off your glass for the first time... and then the nihilism sets in.

  • OakCamp
    OakCamp 2 months ago

    Reminds me of the old blog posts Lawrence used to write for inside gaming at Machinima, before he became more of a camera personality.
    I love it! Missed those dearly.

  • Gabero Bustos
    Gabero Bustos 2 months ago

    2 seconds in... "shit is lawrence...." 45 seconds in " hey are aexpensive rockets.."... am out

  • Nolin Cividin
    Nolin Cividin 2 months ago

    Why is it normal to tip people? Why should we pay more for something we already paid for? Leaving a mess at a table for you to clean up? That's pretty inevitable at a restaurant, and it's your job to clean it up. At least japan's got it right. I'm not saying you don't have a right to complain, but understand that it's your god damn job. phew I feel great after getting that off my chest

  • Emlw
    Emlw 2 months ago

    This video good, me like

  • Picxal
    Picxal 2 months ago

    Holy shit....


  • Ryan Crank
    Ryan Crank 2 months ago

    Lawrence is such a smug little turd can we please get Bruce back

  • Monster Fueled
    Monster Fueled 2 months ago

    Russia has survived enough apocalyptic situations to know its not all rainbows and hugs

  • Ukionsc
    Ukionsc 2 months ago

    I never comment, but just had to say that I really liked this content.
    It's pretty different from what we've seen on IG previously, but I could see this type of content being turned into a roundtable discussion with other hosts.
    More of this!