Episode 315 - The Time Loop Trope in Movies and Video Games with Noah Reno

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This week, Noah joins the show once again to fill in for Justin as he is off on a super secret mission. The dorks dive into the time loop trope that has become increasingly popular over the past few years. Noah talks about how this has led to some games like Deathloop, Majora’s Mask, 12 Minutes and so many others. Doug talks about some of the movies that have utilized this mechanic as well as the Flynn Effect and how each generation’s IQ increases over time. The nerds then try to fathom the effects of being trapped in an infinite time loop and what it would do to a person’s mind. Noah provides some spirited thoughts on why people should stop complaining on game dev Twitter and why it should be okay to just enjoy a movie instead of either saying it’s the best or worst thing ever.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Beetlejuice vs. The Mask. Tune in to find out who wins!

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