Game Theory: Duck Season’s KILLER DOG… Unmasked! (Duck Season)

Let’s see here, Final Fiesta… Pizza Boy *Gasp* The Game Theorists! Nugget hasn’t watched this in a long time… CALL SOMEONE! HELP ME HELP ME! DON’T TURN OFF THE VIDEO! DON`T TURN OFF… Whoops! I forgot to rewind! (80’s Game Theory intro) (There we go, Regular Game Theory intro!) Hello Internet! Welcome to Game Theory! Where today… …we will NOT be talking about five nights at freddys, and it’s 80s child murdering fetish. Nohoo, sir! It’s one of the last videos of the year, and we’re gonna sit back relax and take a look at something completely different Duck season a game about children being murdered in the 80s.

What is it with games these days? Anyway, duck season is one of the best most interesting VR games of 2017 a horror game based on the popular Nintendo game duck hunt from back in the 80s it kinda says a lot about the state of the game industry right now that one of the best VR titles of the year has us playing a modernized version of an 8-bit game from 1986 Stephanie and I were lucky enough to be two of the very first people to play this game with the creator Brandon Laatsch who in Case you didn’t know is a fellow youtuber. Not only creating.


The channel’s Node and Freddy W But also working on projects like video game high school, which makes duck season not only a cool game But one that was made by a member of our own YouTube community Makes it pretty special actually and with over seven endings tons of secrets hidden lore and the constant threat of bodily harm to those under The age of twelve it is no wonder this game grabbed our attention For a theory now before I get into the meat of today’s episode a quick spoiler warning if you have a VR headset I highly recommend that you play this game Blind before watching this video don’t have a VR headset you say well tis the season

To use the money your grandma gave you for Christmas to buy yourself one And if you’re in the market might I recommend the oculus rift who just so happened to sponsor today’s episode The rifts touch Controllers are currently the most advanced immersive way to play VR games and the rift Also has some of the best exclusive titles across all the headsets like the adorable platformer Lucky’s tale the high action Robo recall and the Phenomenal space adventure of lone echo plus you’ve got access to cross-platform US plays like Rick and Morty VR Super hot and of course our topic for today duck season, and if you don’t want any of that Well, you can certainly watch our GT live playthroughs of the game But I will say there is nothing quite as intense as experiencing a horror game like this in VR *Matpat`s manly screams* To find out more about oculus click the link in the description and now spoiler warning a shameless sponsorship out of the way Let’s get into the story game itself has sent the summer of 1988 and takes place in one living room you play as a child named David lives with his mother and just rented him the game duck season for a full day the aim of the game is simple Just play duck hunt shoot ducks while your hunting partner dog cheers he on complete eight rounds and celebrate your victory with a fiesta The game ends with your mom sending you to bed giving the ominous hint of Mayhaps the game is trying to tell me something so if you decide to play the game again, and this time take mom’s advice shooting the dog

Things start to go a little bit differently the 6 o’clock news comes on and mentions that several families have gone missing in the area Our mother casually mentions that a knife went missing from the kitchen Mom: Honey, have you seen the knife? And at seven o’clock we get the really shocking reveal that the dog has somehow broken out of the game And it’s recording us from outside in the garden And it don’t get any better from there you later find a tape next to you titled 12 play the video And you’ll find it features the dog creeping into another child’s room and abducting him Which makes it pretty clear 12 families have rented this game and all have gone missing with us lined up to be victim number 13 he then proceeds to kill our mom and attack us if you’re somehow able to steady your nerves as a giant blood-soaked dog Approaches you with a knife you can blow him up using your zapper and end the horrific nightmare except all of this wasn’t a dream Mom, yeah, she’s still dead leaving you to bury her in the backyard David almost makes a call to the police, but decides to run away instead which seems like an odd choice at first But then think about it What’s he gonna? Tell the cops a guy Dog Costume came out of my TV killed my mom and attacked me, but don’t worry I was able to destroy it with my light zapper Yeah, maybe it’s best that he kept that one to himself But all of this begs the question who is the dog at first you might think that it’s just some disgruntled off-the-rails of video game character But the longer you play the game the more clues begin to surface that there’s a deeper story Here in the e3 reveal of the game that we did with Brandon on GT Live He made a passing comment at the cartridge itself is cursed if you have a bit of a curse not the game duck season But rather this specific cartridge that David has rented out if we look across the game’s various endings we can start to figure out that the dog is actually trapped inside Of this cartridge during one of the game’s seven endings the nuke ending David becomes trapped in the game we wander around looking for our family before we curl up into a ball and Begin to cry we see the dog slowly walking towards us before the company logo appears in front Covering up what the dog is about to do based on what we know about him Do you think that he’s about to kill you, but peek behind the logo, and you’ll see that the dog is actually Comforting us he understands what it’s like to be trapped in there because this dog Wasn’t always in the game in another ending We see the dog breaking free through the television screen trapping us inside the game for what ends up being Years the final shot of the ending is a new child playing the cartridge years later with David now an adult still trapped inside And you can a hundred percent tell that it’s years later based on David’s deeper more adult voice Horror-themed magazines sprinkled throughout the game try to hint at a demon or supernatural creature possessing the cartridge But it appears that those are just red herrings because we can definitively prove that the dog is a Human not only do we catch him smoking at the beginning of every round of hunting in the best men ending where we call the Police to warn them about the dog killer we see him taken down after being shot an excessive excessive amount of An excessive amount of times blood flies everywhere and the dog lays dead on the ground Proving that there is indeed a human inside of that dog suit, but we don’t have to stop there We can go one step further and say that this dog was someone that we knew this dog was our Father YAAAAAAS During the game, it’s only ever you and your mother But you can see in the pictures throughout the house that your father is in almost all of them according to Brandon our father is A professional baseball player in the minor leagues you got straight into a different team and you’re the marriage kind of fell apart You can Tell that they’re either in the process of getting a divorce or already divorced based on your mother’s Subscription to maligned mom magazine and all the front page articles Dedicated to your man done doing you wrong so we have a marriage on the rocks But what’s even more Important is the baseball team our dad plays for we see in a picture hanging near the TV that it’s a baseball team whose Mascot happens to be a giant dog. That’s not the only way your family’s connected to the game near the beginning of your playthrough You’re greeted with a commercial where a child and mother answered the door to see the dog mascot holding the game But that’s not just random actors That’s david And his mother obviously the first clue is that in the commercial there’s only a boy and his mother both with blond hair Just like the family We’re playing as but that’s far from the only clue we have hidden in the game is a white book titled kid wizard Which when thrown at certain objects unlocks hidden effects and secrets by touching the book to your favorite action figure you blow up to super Size allowing you to explore parts of the house that you couldn’t reach before and there hidden just above mom’s computer is a picture of the boy and his mother from the commercial With the dog in the center all the other pictures you find in the house are of our Family meaning it must be us I mean do you just have pictures of actors who appeared in a commercial hanging around your house No, no, you don’t it has to be David and his mom but the kid wizard book Helps us a lot more with this mystery than just letting us see a few extra pictures You can also throw the book at the cat clock on the wall, which starts you down the path of an entirely different metagame suddenly you’re dropped into a world of clocks and Our task with figuring out the right times for each with that puzzle solve the game tells you to remember the minute letters 1 2 3 ABC it’s pretty self-explanatory you go back around the circle and translate the minute numbers 2 1 4 4 1 4 2 1 4 11 9 4 using the alphabet substitution to get the phrase bad dad Bad kid that dad huh and because he’s murdered 12 other families and is on his way to slaughter us Maybe but that would require us linking the phrase back to the dog Luckily we can do exactly that If you take kid wizard one final time and touch it to the flashlight you get around 6 p.m. In the game you’re taken to a tree house with a Ouija board Weegee board Oooja board yugioh board if you spell out bad dad bad kid on the Ouija board lightning strikes the board and you’re suddenly Teleported to a secret ending, but wait in the dead ending when were killed by the dog We end up as some kind of spirit looking down on our freshly skewered body lying next to our killer He waves goodbye as lightning flies out of the TV to zap him back into the cartridge Lightning that looks exactly like what came out of the Luigi board? And I think that means we found our connection as to how the father was able to get himself trapped inside the duck season cartridge the final piece of evidence comes from a tape titled It’s me wait Is the dog golden Freddy now after getting 6 out of the 7 endings and going back through the entire game? Without shooting the dog one final time you find the tape resting on a dog bed next to your TV Clearly with a name like it’s me Whoever’s on this tape is expecting us to know who it is if you play the tape you see the real life version of the dog looking directly at you Begins making hand gestures at first he points towards you then he points towards himself, and he makes a cradle with his hands you’re my Baby, it’s me Dad. So there you have it the dog is Absolutely your father a bad dad trapped inside of a video game Why would he then go on to kill you, well honestly There’s not a whole lot to explain that but notice that he only attacks if you shoot him if you’re a bad kid Also notice this the secret ending tells us that the cryptid has been dealt with a cryptid is basically an animal who no one can Prove exists the Loch Ness monster and Bigfoot are two of the most famous Cryptids in history and in the case of duck season the cryptid would be referring to the dog so by inputting the bad dad bad Kid code into the Ouija board. We’ve released the dog from his curse and achieved What is probably the happiest ending in the game really stops makes you think doesn’t it? What if you were trapped in a video game or I guess in my case, What if I were trapped in my own videos but, that would be stupid… Although, you know come to think of it: I don’t really have that many memories of anything outside of these videos,even like… …now that I look around where these walls always here? like (Y̶̗͇͉̮̪̓̏̿͆̍͛̐̀̍͋O̧̱̥͚̗̓̍̿́̐̀̒Ų̵̨̮̗͙̟̮͇͔̔̄̇̋͗̎̈́̽̌R̶͔̜͕̞͉̣̦̹̖̃̋̇͋͒̾͗̇̎̓͜ T̵̗͎͉̥̞̯̣͎̈́͑̈̔͊̐̅R̶̨̭͈̬͎̩̜̓͆̀̕͢͞A̝̼͈̮̼̞̔̿̎͐̑̕͟͜ͅP̘͔͓̗̘͈̽̏̎̀̈́͌̕͜͠P̷̦͉͔̱̲͉̞̞̄͊̆͑̓̚͢͞E̵͉͉̞̹̻͙͍͖̠̐̔͋͋͘D̙͕͔̰̪̣͔̣͐͑̈́̈́͋̄͘ H̨̭͓̻̯̰̩̀̿̄͛͑̕͡ͅE̷͈̘̪̠̠̯͒́͑̒̓͟ͅR̸̡͖̙̹͕̹̹̂̽̾́̎̓̾͊̍̕ͅE̴̢̖̬͙̜͉̲̠̐͐͗͐͑̈́̎̑͊͢͡.͈͎̼̠͙̖͍͕̼̼̈́͊̀̌̉̉̚͘) Am I some sort of fictional character, stuck inside YouTube videos? Noooo! Im M̷̺͔̠̼̲̓̉͌͒͝͡͝a̸̢̡̡̗̖͉̣̰̘͈̓͑̿̂̿̂̚͞t̢͚̘̭̲̰̠̹͖͆̌͋͆̚̕t̡̛̛̻̣͖͓̹̩̗̂̀̓̎͞ͅh̴̭͉̳̟̲̑̆̿͗̄͒̈́̋̆ͅȇ̷̝̻̝͓͓̹͎̗̖̔̍̐́̚̕͢͝͠w͕͈̯͉͕̞̔̈̿̈̀̓̈́̏̌͜͡ Ṗ̢̧̣̻͈̖͚̫͗̏͗̕͞a̜̮͉̮͖̳̜̖͒̉͒̊̓̅͡͝͡͠t̡̘̻̲̬̖͗̈̆̇͂̿̒̓͘͡r̡͈̥͖̯̥̓͊͂̍̄̎͗í̮̲̣̪̩̍͑͒̕͢͟͠c̵̪̪̙̻̩͒̑̀̌̋̏͒̃͟͢͝͡k̵̡͔͚̲̙̠̇͒̓̍̈͟͝!͚͙̹͚̞̝͓̹̎̑͑͐̽́͊͘ I have a real identity! Right? I’m not actually trapped in thesë̛̬͉̱͓̘̹̐̃͗̽͗̋. Please tell, I think something is terribly wrong– If you see this… Call someone! Help me! Help me! Don’t turn off the video! Don’t turn off… Oh silly MatPat! That’s just a theory *Nugget A.K.A Stephanie chuckles* now back to playing my oculus rift Oh! He wasn’t lying! These controls ARE buttery smooth! Nugget likes, Nugget likes very much! It’s like i’m in space! Nugget is going to save the galaxy! Nugget Blast-of…….. ヽ(͡◕ ͜ʖ ͡◕)ノ did you like that lenny? if so, sub to TheReaLegorun!

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