Could Humans Move To A New Planet? | Mass Effect Andromeda

Could Humans Move To A New Planet? | Mass Effect Andromeda


Hey there, and welcome to Play Noggin.
I’m Julian, your brain’s Player Two.
If you’re a normal person, at one time or
another you’ve looked up into the night
sky and wondered if we were alone in the universe.
Prolific game developer Bioware made a killer
trilogy of games called Mass Effect that explores
this idea in great detail.
Maybe you’ve heard of it.
We did a whole episode on it.
Now there’s an all new chapter, Mass Effect
Andromeda.
The original trilogy was famous in part for
the different choices a player could make,
which ultimately lead to 3 different endings,
each of which had several variations, meaning
a direct sequel would be a mess right from
the start.
The newest installment sidesteps this issue
in a clever way.
After Mass Effect 2, and prior to the beginning
of Mass Effect 3, a group of humans were sent
into deep space in an effort to save the human
race — people weren’t so sure if this whole
Reaper thing would just blow over.
After voyaging for hundreds of years in suspended
animation, you and your fellow travelers are
unfrozen in the milky way’s nearest galactic
neighbor, Andromeda, which is just a hop,
skip, and two and a half million light years
away.
So you’re still in the same universe, literally
and figuratively, you’re just in a different
section now.
This allows the developers to tell a brand
new story without negating anything that might
have happened in your original trilogy playthrough.
You chose Destruction?
Well, I chose Synthesis!
How do we reconcile that?
Easy: Everything is still canon — the events
of the first games just take place a long
time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.
Wait, let’s find a less litigious way of
saying that… a significant while ago, in
a star cluster a good distance from here.
Better!
You stay away, mouse!
So, say we find ourselves in a situation similar
to the one found in the original Mass Effect
trilogy.
Maybe we’re not threatened by Reapers, but
by something a little more insidious, like
horrific climate change.
Could we pack our bags and find a new home
among the stars?
How realistic is the idea of finding even
one other habitable planet out there?
The events of Mass Effect Andromeda actually
have a particularly pertinent ring to them
today.
Astronomers recently discovered seven new
exoplanets — a word that just means a planet
orbiting a star other than our sun — in a
star system not too far from here.
Any one of those planets could, in theory,
be able to support life.
They’re all orbiting a star called Trappist-1,
in the constellation Aquarius 40 light-years
away.
That’s 378 trillion kilometers, or 12 parsecs,
or 1 Kessel run.
OK, nobody share this video with Disney’s
lawyers.
Scientists believe today that there are actually
a great many more habitable planets in the
universe than we once thought, and you don’t
have to go all the way to another galaxy to
find them.
Current research suggests about one in five
stars with characteristics similar to our
sun have at least one planet in the “habitable
zone,” a distance that allows for liquid
water — and thus life as we know it — to
exist.
Now, that doesn’t mean we’re super likely
to run into a bunch of Asari jetting around
out there, but it does mean that life in a
form we might recognize is possible elsewhere
in the universe.
One study estimates that approximately 8.8
billion habitable, earth-sized planets exist
in the Milky Way galaxy alone, and each of
those lies within what is known as the Goldilocks
Zone — not too hot, not too cold, but potentially
just right for life.
If you think that sounds like a ton of potentially
habitable planets are out there, you’d be
right.
We’re talking about a near infinite universe,
and any number times infinity is…
Well, you get the idea.
Mass Effect Andromeda represents that scale
by giving you large planets to explore, some
of which are as large as the entire playable
area of Dragon Age: Inquisition.
If you haven’t played that game, just know:
That’s a lot of playable space.
Since we’re not working with the sort of
tech that Mass Effect’s super-advanced scientists
have access to, how do we determine if a distant
planet is potentially habitable?
First we need to find them.
There are many tools for hunting exoplanets:
the Spitzer space telescope observed Trappist-1,
the dwarf star with the 7 planets…
Wait is that a disney reference?
I can’t even tell anymore.
But the biggest name in exoplanet hunting
right now is the Kepler spacecraft, a special
mission launched by NASA just to find extra-solar
worlds.
To spot planets, Kepler uses the transit method
— essentially, the massively powerful telescope
observes the miniscule reduction in light
that occurs when a planet passes between us
and its star.
When this transiting occurs at regular intervals,
we know we’ve found a planet.
Based on how much light is blocked, we’re
able to tell how big the planet is.
The length of time between transits shows
us the planet’s orbit, and thus its probable
distance from the star and its temperature.
An earth-sized planet the right distance from
a star with hospitable temperatures doesn’t
mean the planet has life for certain, but
it opens the door to that possibility.
So, we’re able to identify potentially habitable
planets.
But how do we determine a planet is actually
habitable?
We can’t just send a team down in a Mako
-Excuse me, now it’s called the Nomad, sorry
EA- and have them collect samples.
I mean, that would be cool, but we’re just
not there yet.
Fortunately, NASA has that figured out, too.
In order for a planet to capably support life,
it must possess “extended regions of liquid
water, conditions favorable for the assembly
of complex organic molecules, and energy sources
to sustain metabolism.”
This definition could change if we someday
discover life that is able to thrive in the
absence of liquid water, but for now, this
is what we’re like so that’s what we’re
looking for.
There are other prerequisites, too: a planet
needs to rotate on its axis and revolve around
its star, and ideally it should tilt similarly
to earth, giving the planet seasons, and creating
an environment more conducive to evolution.
The planet needs to be rocky, not gaseous.
It also needs a magnetic field around the
planet which protects life from harmful radiation
and keeps the atmosphere from being stripped
away.
And it’d be nice if the gravity was like
ours so our bones don’t get crushed, though
we could probably adapt to lower gravity planets.
There’s more, but you get the idea.
The more earth-like a planet is, the more
confident we are it could support life.
Scientists are particularly excited by the
discovery of the Trappist-1 planets, because
they no longer have to speculate about whether
those sorts of planets exist.
They’re out there, and now we simply need
to study them to find out what secrets they
hold.
If you want a taste of the future of space
exploration, check out Mass Effect Andromeda.
it launches on March 21st in North America.[o]
EA let us take a sneak peek at the game and
it’s everything we hoped it’d be.
We got to run around on some huge and gorgeous
exoplanets, but that’s literally just scratching
the surface.
Thanks for watching.
Please be sure to Like and Subscribe to Play
Noggin, and please share this video with your
Mass Effect-loving friends.
We get to do cool stuff like talk about games
before they’re released because we’re
growing, and it’s all thanks to you guys.
[p]Check out our first Mass Effect video here,
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should cover, drop it in the comments.
And don’t forget to keep on playing.

100 thoughts on “Could Humans Move To A New Planet? | Mass Effect Andromeda

  • March 16, 2017 at 12:21 am
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    Great video! But can you increase the volume just a little bit so I don't have to make my phone volume all the way up

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  • March 16, 2017 at 12:28 am
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    Make a video about Subnautica

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  • March 16, 2017 at 1:25 am
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    Hey, Noggin. Thanks for explaining the "Why in the hell are we even going to the Andromeda galaxy" question. That actually makes sense, that it would be fears of the Reapers.

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  • March 16, 2017 at 3:42 am
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    MAKE SOMETHING ON HALO.

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  • March 16, 2017 at 6:19 am
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    Why not make a video about legends of zelda breadth of the wild released on the Nintendo switch?

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  • March 16, 2017 at 7:31 am
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    Could you do Monster hunter? would humans be able to do what hunters do? and if monsters actually existed what kind of world would we live in?

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  • March 16, 2017 at 8:38 am
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    please make a video on clash of clans

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  • March 16, 2017 at 8:52 am
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    Do a video on human augmentation such as in Deux ex machina

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  • March 16, 2017 at 9:29 am
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    Do League of Legends please.

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  • March 16, 2017 at 9:33 am
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    Can you put the backround music at the outro just please do it put it on the outro thats all tha is not hard please just please put the backround music name at the outro

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  • March 16, 2017 at 9:53 am
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    Playing playing playing

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  • March 16, 2017 at 10:48 am
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    Are Laser Guns or Blasters and Light Sabers possible? #Hasbro #Nerf #StarWarsBattlefield #ThisGame

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  • March 16, 2017 at 4:10 pm
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    Hey Julian!

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  • March 16, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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    Do borderlands plzzz plz 😲😲😲😲😲😲😲

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  • March 16, 2017 at 7:58 pm
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    could you do walking dead? pls

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  • March 16, 2017 at 9:52 pm
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    do terraria

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  • March 16, 2017 at 11:49 pm
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    this video is 90% not about mass effect but hey, at least we got the game playing in the background while we listen to a science lesson

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  • March 17, 2017 at 12:45 am
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    I am so extremely excited for ME Andromeda!

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  • March 17, 2017 at 7:29 am
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    Science of Zelda Breath of the Wild πŸ˜€

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  • March 17, 2017 at 3:46 pm
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    "We simply have to study them" Yeah 40 light years away…

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  • March 17, 2017 at 9:53 pm
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    do No mans sky p!z

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  • March 17, 2017 at 10:56 pm
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    background song name pls?

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  • March 17, 2017 at 11:18 pm
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    Do Kerbal Space Program next pls

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  • March 18, 2017 at 4:52 am
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    resident evil!!!!

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  • March 18, 2017 at 6:13 am
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    Came to watch a video about Mass Effect.

    Instead just some guy talking about science and planets.

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  • March 18, 2017 at 1:52 pm
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    I'm still questioning why in the metric ???? tons do humans have not have big eyes and weird biological structures centuries or even millennia later, seriously evolution and ???? ain't lagging behind is it? (Although that would look disgustingly horrendous or awkwardly funny gameplay wise)

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  • March 18, 2017 at 2:17 pm
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    To LifeNoggin: what is the music that you use in your videos.

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  • March 18, 2017 at 7:26 pm
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    Those character animations are so bad for a top-tier game like this lmaooo

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  • March 19, 2017 at 6:57 pm
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    good joke man

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  • March 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm
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    Do warframe

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  • March 20, 2017 at 1:53 pm
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    PLS Star Wars battle front

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  • March 20, 2017 at 2:51 pm
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    Do ghost recon wildlands

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  • March 20, 2017 at 3:29 pm
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    Maybe an episode on Yandere Simulator?

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  • March 20, 2017 at 3:36 pm
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    Can you do star citizen please

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  • March 20, 2017 at 3:42 pm
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    can you do a video about DOTA 2

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  • March 20, 2017 at 4:04 pm
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    Can 3d printers be just like the ones in subnautica and Osiris New Dawn?

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  • March 20, 2017 at 4:15 pm
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    terraria
    league of legends
    dont starve
    world of warcraft
    starcraft

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  • March 20, 2017 at 4:16 pm
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    make the science of dark souls series

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  • March 20, 2017 at 4:28 pm
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    dooo roblox pleasee

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  • March 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm
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    Do a freelancer video!

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  • March 20, 2017 at 5:15 pm
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    Halo combat evolved would be a good game , or any halo game except 5

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  • March 20, 2017 at 5:46 pm
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    Please do UNDERTALE
    PLEASE ;-;

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  • March 20, 2017 at 6:17 pm
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    hey i love your channel!

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  • March 20, 2017 at 6:59 pm
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    Portal Science: Is it possible to create boots that could prevent our legs from breaking at big fall?
    ;
    Bioshock Infinite/Borderlands 2 Science: Is it possible to have an constant city flying in the sky?
    ;
    Half Life 2: Is it Possible to make an working Gravity gun in real life?

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  • March 20, 2017 at 7:08 pm
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    world of warcraft

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  • March 20, 2017 at 7:23 pm
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    Do something about Halo

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  • March 20, 2017 at 7:48 pm
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    Can you do Dying light please like if you agree

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  • March 20, 2017 at 7:48 pm
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    Can you do Dying light please like if you agree

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  • March 20, 2017 at 8:41 pm
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    Play Noggin, please play Clash Royale and Geometry Dash!!

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  • March 20, 2017 at 8:51 pm
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    Yeah but because of the expansion of space we most likely will be confide to our local group so it would be infinite but our local group does in clued Andromeda a in a couple billion years our galaxy will be colliding and combining with Andromeda even so the number is still pretty high in our galaxy.

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  • March 20, 2017 at 9:00 pm
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    do half life next please

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  • March 20, 2017 at 9:23 pm
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    the last of us

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  • March 20, 2017 at 9:32 pm
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    Play noggin please do. The science of Black ops 3 / infinite warfare preferably black ops 3

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  • March 20, 2017 at 10:10 pm
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    holy shit dem animations

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  • March 20, 2017 at 10:52 pm
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    please play timeshift, and uncover it science

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  • March 20, 2017 at 11:29 pm
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    who should do something about Halo next

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  • March 21, 2017 at 12:16 am
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    play roblox or animal jam, please

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  • March 21, 2017 at 2:59 am
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    Here's a nice game idea: Space Engineers and physics.

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  • March 21, 2017 at 5:02 am
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    Do left for dead 1 or 2

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  • March 21, 2017 at 5:48 am
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    can overwatch actually happen by 2050?

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  • March 21, 2017 at 8:00 am
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    do DOTA2 please πŸ™‚

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  • March 21, 2017 at 8:13 am
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    Do the sims 4 please!!

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  • March 21, 2017 at 1:51 pm
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    Can u do the science of roblox plz

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  • March 21, 2017 at 2:40 pm
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    battlefield plz?

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  • March 21, 2017 at 5:32 pm
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    MAKE ONE ABOUT NOGGIN FROM MY SINGING MONSTERS!!!!

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  • March 21, 2017 at 7:39 pm
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    Do Left For Dead 2 and the question should be if you can survive a zombie apocalypse

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  • March 21, 2017 at 8:50 pm
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    Basically a dumbed down version of Game Theory

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  • March 21, 2017 at 9:21 pm
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    Can you do a video of elder scrolls online! Please! πŸ‘

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  • March 22, 2017 at 3:27 am
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    you should do legend of zelda

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  • March 22, 2017 at 5:39 am
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    terraria

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  • March 22, 2017 at 8:45 am
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    Little big planet. Can I have Shout out

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  • March 22, 2017 at 9:44 am
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    Skyrim???

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  • March 22, 2017 at 11:15 am
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    You should play Undertale, Pixel Gun 3d or Yandere Simulator..
    (I kinda recommend Undertale since it is a popular game)

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  • March 22, 2017 at 9:54 pm
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    should do gta

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  • March 23, 2017 at 2:23 am
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    Can you do Grand Theft Auto 5 ?

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  • March 23, 2017 at 5:58 am
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    red faction goerrilla

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  • March 23, 2017 at 6:46 am
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    DO league of legends pls

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  • March 24, 2017 at 12:56 am
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    league of legends

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  • March 28, 2017 at 6:17 am
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    do a video on cod infinite warfare

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  • March 29, 2017 at 12:22 am
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    Let's presume we find these aliens in a Goldilocks zone, the number 1 priority is to see if we can bang them.

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  • March 29, 2017 at 3:17 pm
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    trappist-1 isn't habitable the planets are too close together and the sun isn't hot enough, one side of the planet would be hot and the other would be cold, like -150 C, Cold or even colder,

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  • March 30, 2017 at 1:52 am
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    Could you guys do a dragonball episode

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  • March 30, 2017 at 8:10 am
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    Kinda pissed they didn't let us actually land on 95% of these planets….FIX THIS BIOWARE, some of us actually like exploring 😣

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  • May 7, 2017 at 9:57 am
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    mass effect? What's that?
    I only know what's mass defects.

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  • May 25, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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    how do I select a planet on the ship? I'm stuck trying to investigate a body and have no idea where to go to select area.

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  • May 30, 2017 at 1:30 am
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    i got a question
    why the fuck does steam only have mass effect 2 and 1 and not 3 or andromeda?

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  • July 2, 2017 at 12:52 pm
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    I'm much more focused in the game then what he is saying.

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  • September 23, 2017 at 3:29 pm
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    Ass effect

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  • October 12, 2017 at 7:51 pm
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    goldilock zone is not all that it takes damn it

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  • November 16, 2017 at 11:12 am
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    another thing important is how well energy is circulated around the planet. lots of water and a fast spin help, but a large satellite to host planet is need as well. It annoys me that people are scared that we are going to end up just like Venus. Venus is slightly smaller than Earth but it has a crazy slow rotation, its day is longer than its year. You can kind think like a rotisserie that is set to slow. There is also another problem, if we could and we did, there is no telling what would happen to ecologies if man stepped foot on them. We would be introduced to microbes and viruses that we have encounter or vise versa. Or things could be so different that nothing would happen.

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  • December 27, 2017 at 4:01 pm
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    your brain's player too? what dose that even mean

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  • January 15, 2018 at 1:03 pm
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    You stay away mouse πŸ˜‚

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  • January 18, 2018 at 7:16 am
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    We evolved for earth with our need for oxygen and water
    On another planet that's really cold life could Adapt to breathe helium and drink liquid nitrogen
    When you say it has to be earth like that's so stupid
    I mean can you survive naked in the artic? No but polar bears can. So by that logic polar bears dont exist

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  • January 18, 2018 at 3:16 pm
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    DID YOU JUST SAY ITS EVERYTHING YOU HOPED IT WOULD BE!!!!, you probably had lox expectations -_-

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  • January 27, 2018 at 7:14 am
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    But how far off in the past is it when we look at Trappist-1 planets? As you might recall from Mass Effect Andromeda (spoiler alert, lol), a lot can happen in the time it takes for light to travel. That was in the Andromeda galaxy though, and I assume Trappist-1 is in the Milky Way. I'm curious as to how all this would work if we were travelling to planets much closer.

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  • February 4, 2018 at 9:45 am
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    I like your videos, but fuck me you polished over the Mass Effect series serve failings. Multiple endings? Sure, they had like 3 colour filters. Not that those endings had any meaning anyway, since this "clever way" of completely avoiding them was to fuck off to another galaxy.

    The moment I heard that the new game would be set in a new galaxy, i knew it would be mediocre. Seriously, do you even realize how big one galaxy is? A new one isn't going to be significantly different to the last, you can make up anything you want and put in the milky way since its just that big. Bioware apparently looked the map in the last three games and actually thought that was how small it appeared. Ignoring the literal billions on billions of stars within it. Oh well, that's my rant.

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  • February 12, 2018 at 3:04 pm
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    poor bastard spoke too soon about how this game was going to be great

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  • February 21, 2018 at 4:17 am
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    Oh my lords, your humor is the best! πŸ˜€ I've been watching a lot of your videos lately and – boy, oh boy – am I entertained. Thank you for this! πŸ˜€

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  • February 28, 2018 at 6:40 pm
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    How about pokemon?

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