The Global Gamer: Cultural Diplomacy through Video Games
Matthew Patrick (a.k.a. MatPat) is well-known for his YouTube channel “The Game Theorists” which, in his words, is for those who “love overanalyzing video games.” Patrick takes this over-analysis to a whole new level through a project called The Global Gamer, which is a travel show focused on the international language of gaming.
As to why he’s doing it, Matthew Patrick says this: “I have this theory that what we play and how we play it is directly tied to our cultural backgrounds. And at a time when the world is becoming more and more scared of other cultures, I figured now it was more important than ever to learn about the world and the people around us through this common language we call gaming.”