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Bizarre Video Game Physics: Doom.

This ones going to be a throw back to the beginning of first-person-shooters online. Doom, the game where you stop the forces from hell taking over the earth (or if you're a stickler it's Doom 3 and you close the gate to Hell on Mars.) and you are the only guy ( Doom Guy, heh, bad pun sorry) to complete the task....or if you want to play the older games with a friend and then have it turn into an all out brawl with your fists. With this i'm ignoring the everything else that has to do with the ph

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Bizarre Video Game Physics: Goat Simulator

This isn't what it sounds like, yes you are a goat, yes it's a game with broken physics on purpose...okay, it is exactly what it sounds like. This game requires you to reach 500,000 points and the way you get it is up to you. either get a jetpack and fly around crazily, ram into cars, or if you so desire, become a penguin?The game also has many pop culture references for all you nerdy cultured people to enjoy also. I'll just let the video explain it, it's not something to put into words.

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Bizarre Video Game Physics: Please, Don't Touch Anything

If you were left alone in a room with one red button and told to not touch anything, what would you do after awhile? In This game your buddy goes off to pee and tells you not to touch anything, all that is in the room is you, a monitor displaying a city, and the all enticing red button. As time passes you get bored and decide to touch button. as things escalate and your inner thoughts question each button that appears that's when nuclear physics comes in and you see the the horror that is displa

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Bizarre Video Game Physics: Robot-Roller-Derby-Disco-Dogeball

Yes, this game is exactly what it is. You are a robot, at a roller derby, that's also a disco, playing doge ball. This game is really fun and put your reflexes to the test. In the game there are power-ups that allow you to have a jet-pack, defy gravity by getting low-grav boots, or even better, throw your ball so fast that it can't be caught (or so they say) and when it hits another player they explode.

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Bizarre Video Game Physics: Turbo Dismount

Turbo Dismount is a game where you want to achieve max velocity (or not) depending on the situation of how you are going to meet your ultimate demise. The game is simple, you crash yourself into traffic to get the highest score possible. The game tells you your max velocity, total airtime, and max height. There are so many different ways to meet your demise by using obstacles such as bowling pins, boost pads, and ramps. Or if you want to change to a different vehicle that works too. This game is

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Scientific Physics V. Pop Culture Physics

For the longest while Scientists would rag on a movie because either the science was wrong or it wasn't explained well, this happened with the movie "Interstellar". I understand why these things happens, Scientists want to inform the public of these amazing discoveries or the wonders of a certain topic but still keep the science 100% true as possible. I find it cool how more and more shows, games, and movies are taking the approach to consulting with highly respected people in each field to make

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Boson X

For years scientists have been discovering particles of all types and with this day and age's technology such as a particle accelerator physicists are trying to discover the " God Particle" or the Higgs Boson particle. In 2012 It was finally discovered and was a big win for the Physics community. Though with the discovery came some other news, news that the particle itself can end the universe. With it having a mass of around 126 million electron volts, it's the exact mass that is needed to keep

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Bizarre Video Game Physics: Super Wolfenstein HD Now With Physics

The game is set during the time of World War 2 when an infiltrator is trying to steal Hitlers secrets. Ok, lets get something straight about our world. 1) When throwing a knife at a metal grate it doesn't shatter it to tiny pieces. 2) Throwing a knife at a Nazi should kill it. 3) When someone dies the body doesn't automatically ragdoll and spaz out. 4) Physics in our world are normal. with that aside lets continue. in the game someone added a Physics engine which sometimes can be true to our wor

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Bizarre Video Game Physics: Skyrim

Does anything really need to be said for this one, I'm pretty sure everyone has seen or heard of the weird things that go on in the game from being able to launch someone with your voice to dashing 30ft in a second. All kidding aside Skyrim is a lot more fun because of this. One of the many weird things that I love about the game are the giants. if someone decides to make the giants mad they usually wind up between 100-150+ ft in the air. In our world, if the giant hit the ground with that much

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Bizarre Video Game Physics: Pokemon

Physics is a really fun science to learn about and it’s even more fun to see how video games can either follow the laws of it or completely change them. Going all the way back to 1996 when the first three Pokemon games came out a few examples would be the worst fish Pokemon Magikarp and a fire snail Pokemon named Magcargo. The only logical thing that Magikarp does is based off of real life when salmon swim upstream to spawn other than that it starts to get weird. When a Magikarp is caught its

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Surgeon Simulator 2013 Physics

Okay this has to be one of the the most weird and difficult games I have ever played ( http://25.media.tumblr.com/c45b5f5e17bc6305ee2e4674ab04d3df/tumblr_mm1eyvkyWa1r9xitko1_400.gif ) this game is bizarre to most gamers. A certain surgeries you can do are Heart, Kidney, and Brain transplants in the back of an ambulance. I had just unlocked the Ambulance mode and as i'm finishing up removing the rib cage, ripping out the lungs (Don't ask why, you need to to get to the heart) and taking out the st

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Nerf Darts and Bullet Drop

A few years back I used to use my Nerf guns all the time, I think I have around 7-8 and I think they are very great. I always liked going for longshots to hit my target board on the other side of the house. I would lie down on my stomach and to hit direct center I would have to aim a little higher than the target so i would hit a bulls eye. The reason why would be because of gravity pulling down on the dart as it leaves the barrel at 9m/s2. To make things more complicated doing a shot to hit the

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SpeedRunners: A great game with great physics

SpeedRunners is a game made by a company called TinyBuild (http://tinybuild.com/speedrunners). the objective is to be the 1 person left out of 4 who is the last one standing in a race. it's basically Mariokart with a little bit of Super Meat Boy thrown in ( An indie rage game). long story short: it's intense fun and action. the game has lots of physics involved such as angular motion, physics and acceleration. my favorite though would be the grappling hook panels on the ceiling. when the runner

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Newtons 3rd law and my Gym class injuries

So gym class was something else. In 10 minutes I received a total of 5 injuries (only 3 have to do with this): 2 to the head, a kick to the knee. first off, Newton's third law applies to this is that the force of object 1 on object 2 is the same as the force of object 2 on object 1. In gym the unit was soccer, the first 2 injuries were a soccer ball to the side of my face and then off the top of my head. This means that the force of my head/cheek is the same as the soccer ball pushing against me

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What i like

As far as enjoying physics in and out of the classroom I have always been an avid gamer. I play a wide variety of games from intense fast paced FPS' like Quake to a simple farming game such as Harvest Moon. The way physics applies to these games are though Physics engines such as the Nvidia physics engine that allows for things such as destructible terrain, falling buildings/ objects and overall better detail to the environment. I'm taking physics because i have always been interested in how thi

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