Austrian Leninist
Austrian Leninist

Guessing inb4 watching the video: The reason the Banjo keeps showing up is because space is a frontier that reminds people of the Wild West and pioneers.

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Tero Suoniemi
Tero Suoniemi

Nearly all of Polygon's video content is excellent, but Clayton's videos always feature heavily on the journalism end, and so I take so much more from them. And the deadpan humor is A++.

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Pedro M sampaio
Pedro M sampaio

I'll never read a halo book, thanks!

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guppy
guppy

I love this channel, and I love this cast, but when I pulled up the Polygon page and saw a banner of all white employees, something sank in me. Especially after what happened with BA, I’m trying to look at majority-white spaces with a more critical eye. I know we have Allegra and Jeff, but they are nowhere near as front and center as Polygon’s regular Caucasian crew. The video game community encompasses so much more than just white people and the occasional POC. Knowing that Polygon is in the process of hiring a new video producer, I’m hoping they will consider this moving forward.

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xdiscoviking
xdiscoviking

Great video Clayton! The historical nuggets were awesome!

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Canopus
Canopus

I‘m disappointed that he didn‘t talk about Phalanx

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IrRegular
IrRegular

When he mentioned homer I legit thought ‘I don’t remember that simpsons episode’

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gearman237
gearman237

im the "Burnt Mistake"

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Callum Knight
Callum Knight

Your background makes me want to wipe my glasses

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AlexSaysHi2013
AlexSaysHi2013

I'm active duty and I can confirm all of this. I have in fact been called: a goomba

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Masterschiief
Masterschiief

Great video essay!

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Gracie
Gracie

Thanks for the video!! I love the combination of country and sci fi!

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Cody Delphia
Cody Delphia

Halo 3 2: Halo 4 The Movie... Homerun!

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Luke Forwood
Luke Forwood

Confirmed master chiefs suit Jack's him off

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Pornhub Intros
Pornhub Intros

Huh so that explains Kingdom Hearts 3

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Sofia M
Sofia M

This was really cool!

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Jack Lotspeich
Jack Lotspeich

The green screen was slightly subpar in this one. I like the topic, though.

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Mike Williams
Mike Williams

100k likes. "I'm so alone."

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Sälgen
Sälgen

Truly, thank you for mentioning Outer Wilds. _Such_ an amazing game.

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Moralltach
Moralltach

Banjos. In. SPAAAAAAAAAACE!

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Joseph LawtonCurtis
Joseph LawtonCurtis

I would really like to see the full 3 hour version.

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Cokemonster
Cokemonster

MOUNTAIN MOMMAAAAAAAAA!! TAKE ME-

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Benjamin Gould
Benjamin Gould

At 24:07, the Defense played their a second flare card during this encounter. This is a violation; only one alien flare card may be played per encounter per player.

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Moon Dane
Moon Dane

The damn volume in this video, the audio is horrible, I can't, bye

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Julian Jacobs
Julian Jacobs

iN tHiS eCoNoMy??!!?

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Q Waffles
Q Waffles

Claaaaayton :)

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ADIB ADAM
ADIB ADAM

Amateur, I wasted 5 months of my life finding shiny alolan vulpix with perfect IVs and snow warning ability

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Daniel Ochoa
Daniel Ochoa

dear god the eye rolling

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French Horn Guy
French Horn Guy

“Uh, oh Chief” - 9:50

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καμιά ψυχή
καμιά ψυχή

Nice job Pat

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J. Paul Walker
J. Paul Walker

Wait what town? Fellow Kansan is curious

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Secret Scarlet
Secret Scarlet

Kinda like some segments in Cowboy Bebop.

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August Wogsland
August Wogsland

I am so happy you made this video. It typifies a lot of my favorite parts about sci-fi as a genre and also talks about the history of music in the South. As a southern lad, I may usually listen to rock music or whatever, but I will always love some bluegrass.

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Wesley Hubbard
Wesley Hubbard

This was a really great video! I appreciate taking the effort to say Appalachia the way most of us insist on it, even if those in the PA will feel a little left out.

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JazzyFizzleDrummers
JazzyFizzleDrummers

Do they not know about the Soviet bacteriophage program? Or telephone hacking legend captain crunch?

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Cartoon Hanks
Cartoon Hanks

Banjo's don't cone from Africa, they come from Spain, just like the guitar. Slaves didn't come from anywhere near the places where they had long necked stringed instruments, the Spanish guitar came from the Arabian and Anatolian Penisula which originally came from the Harp. The Banjo was a long necked instrument similar to the Saz, and Theorbo Lute, not to mention the Lute itself. The idea there would be any cultural ties to Africa when all of the various Tribes and areas around those regions slaves were bought didn't speak mutually understandable dialects, is ludicrous. Furthermore there are Appalachian Folk instruments very similar to the Banjo that go back all the way to Highland Scotland, Ulster Ireland and Northern England which all have "similar" instruments.

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Criminal Scum
Criminal Scum

The banjo is a good instrument. You can’t change my mind

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Axel Dornelles
Axel Dornelles

Oh, sure, everything has to be US centered, right? Come on, get out of your box.

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TwixtheWizard
TwixtheWizard

If you haven't played The Outer Wilds, please please go and play it. It is one of the few perfect games

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Soner Celik
Soner Celik

His thsirt after he puts on the blazer. I died laughing

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Maddie Geier
Maddie Geier

Banjos in space are either desolate and mournful or twangy cozy time

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Andrew Williams
Andrew Williams

Firefly nuff said

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Liora Ohms Winnie
Liora Ohms Winnie

I love clayton's videos because they always leave me with good games to play

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Margaret R Pierce
Margaret R Pierce

I worked on a Forrest J Ackerman collection in an archive, and through it, I became immersed in 20th century sci fi and horror (with the life of the man himself). I was already a fan of both genres, but before this experience, I never gave much thought to becoming a Professor of either one. Honestly, now it sounds so cool!

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Dean C
Dean C

I was not aware that being a professor of science fiction was an option... Can I be Doctor Memes?

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Dalec81
Dalec81

Dad jokes with Teal'c.

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Happythekatt
Happythekatt

I have memory and perception problems due to some mental disabilities- and UI’s really help pick up the slack for me so I can have a smoother experience. I don’t find HUDs un-immersive... I find un themed HUDs mildly so. I like the ability to turn on the HUD permanently or have a dynamic HUD. It seems to be one of the better solutions. I personally can’t stand Dead Space because it’s really hard for me to understand what’s going on because there’s so much happening at once and it’s very dark and stressful so I end up just very frustrated instead of immersed.

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Random Guy
Random Guy

In the original super Mario bro’s the bosses before the final boss are fake and there is proof

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Pedro Nascimento
Pedro Nascimento

what I expected: a goofy funny video about games what I got: class consciousness

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quillypen
quillypen

What's the music at the end? (15:25)

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Chris
Chris

I don't know if I'd call Outer Worlds Sci-fi. I don't really know why though, something about it feels weird?

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Sandra Martínez
Sandra Martínez

i was not expecting to hear a working-class supporting stance in a video about banjos in space video games, but i'm so glad it happened

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Space Lemon.
Space Lemon.

I hope we get more Space Westerns. I miss Firefly.

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Scribble Dip
Scribble Dip

What the hell has NOmemory done to the homepage

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mason
mason

Radicalized by a video essay about banjos in video games

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Emma Hill
Emma Hill

So TIL that Brian and I share a birthday...

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Cici
Cici

I'm a musicologist by degree training and this video makes me so so happy. Thanks for talking about video game music seriously and taking the cultural implications of it as the most important aspect

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Nicholas Bailey
Nicholas Bailey

i really love how all of polygon's quote-unquote serious videos never miss a chance to educate beyond the world of gaming

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aimelle3
aimelle3

Game devs who grew up watching Firefly. That's who.

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Cici
Cici

Loving the socialism in sci fi, video games and Polygon videos

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