10 Things Video Games Use To TRICK YOUR BRAIN


Video games often use tricks to create the magic you see onscreen. Here are some fascinating techniques developers use.
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  • TheSaber210


    Vor 11 Stunden

    theres the escape scene in mgs on the ps1 were when your going threw the tunnel depending on how long it takes you to complete certain tasks it keeps u in one spot and mimics you driving threw a long tunnel by loading in the same part of the tunnel over and over until you get to the next part aslong as you dont die and its seamless and that was on ps1

  • Emily Sapp

    Emily Sapp

    Vor Tag

    ACTUALLY with dark souls, most bosses follow the 4/4 time signature and then the dancer out of left field follows 3/4. So basically it would be like, prep(1) prep(2) prep(3) attack(4) with 4/4 but with 3/4 it's more like prep(1) prep(2) attack(3) prep(4) with of course the variations of that off beat fighting style

  • Sweet As Creampie

    Sweet As Creampie

    Vor Tag

    this video was brought to you by, Horizon Zero Dawn

  • Sergio Ontiveros

    Sergio Ontiveros

    Vor Tag

    Why don't you just get used to normal axis orientation so you don't have to change it in the settings ya inverted freak

  • Christopher Petrie

    Christopher Petrie

    Vor Tag

    I tried following you falcon on twitter and I can’t seem to find it.

  • Austyn Sweeney

    Austyn Sweeney

    Vor Tag

    it's not that dancer doesn't go along with the time signature, it's that it has a different time signature than any other boss

  • ImPoopnRightNow


    Vor Tag

    Video *GAIMES!*

  • David Munoz-vidal

    David Munoz-vidal

    Vor Tag

    I don't understand what he's explaining about breath of the wild and triangle geometry... Why do triangles make you want to climb mountains but not other shapes?

  • Vlad Revenko

    Vlad Revenko

    Vor Tag

    DS3 music thing is fake one

  • Aryan Gholizadeh

    Aryan Gholizadeh

    Vor 2 Tage

    the first trick, that renders everything that an be seen and it's in the player's field of view, was first invented by crytek and they've used it in crysis game first time I believe, which was made by their very own engine, cryengine.

  • Kowalski


    Vor 2 Tage

    Fellow inverted freak here, I blame it on afterburner, if you know what that is then you're at least as old as me 🕹

  • Dachari


    Vor 2 Tage

    The only time I played inverted is when I’m in a airplane in a game, idk why but it feels natural.

  • VCWolf Old Ellis

    VCWolf Old Ellis

    Vor 2 Tage

    in Spiral Knights new players get tricked to craft a really bad set of armor and weapons because game gives the bluprints to the gamers with the missions they complete. Most veterans call this "Newbie Trap"

  • Darth Ickrotachi

    Darth Ickrotachi

    Vor 3 Tage

    Jokes on you Dark Souls i always turn off the music when i play games

  • christopher smith

    christopher smith

    Vor 3 Tage

    Don't you just hate when you get an ad that buffers

  • Eric


    Vor 5 Tage

    Wow what a great video

  • iKratosx10


    Vor 5 Tage

    Idk how people DONT play inverted



    Vor 5 Tage

    zero dawn uses the oldest rendering trick in the book of third person gaming it goes all the way back to sacrefice the render and unrender part its nothing new they just made the graficks way better then most games

  • Unicorn Supremacy

    Unicorn Supremacy

    Vor 6 Tage

    Maybe you should make another video about this but in the opposite. Tricks of the hand you don't like, like for instant texture pop-in

  • Final Boss Veigar

    Final Boss Veigar

    Vor 6 Tage

    For some reason in L4D2, no matter what, in the middle of the pack, always being attacked and always hurt the most by zombies, THE SPECIAL INFECTED, ALWAYS, ATTACK ME

  • Lin John

    Lin John

    Vor 6 Tage

    #3 You ruined it for all of us

  • kakarroto007


    Vor 7 Tage

    Falcon the Hero does ALL of the video essays/ commentary pieces! Very well done, Falcon the Hero... Falcon the Cerebral?

  • Jonatthan Duggger

    Jonatthan Duggger

    Vor 7 Tage

    1:21 I N D A R K S O U L S 3 AH SHIT,HERE WE GO AGAIN....... Sorry had to edit wrong time frame

  • wwfww


    Vor 7 Tage

    Can someone answer me a question i have had forever? When a certain part of an open world is not rendered, what happens to the NPC’s “daily” routines? For instance in skyrim, when i’m in the one side of the map, does the PC/console simulate and calculate the actions of NPCs in the opposite side of the map in such a way that they are always “living”? What about the animals, do they just randomly spawn wherever i’m in or are they constantly being “calculated” on the background?

  • Dirk Pieraerts

    Dirk Pieraerts

    Vor 7 Tage

    i can not respect the lower health boost! But atleast everyone has it huh... Pffff

  • OverloadOverlord


    Vor 8 Tage

    Doom did the camera render trick in 1993

  • Carter Poindexter

    Carter Poindexter

    Vor 8 Tage

    8:16 bruh my guy just said GAYME

  • Jack Leech

    Jack Leech

    Vor 8 Tage

    1:45 She does follow the music, but the rhythm of the the music comes from the violin, so you have to foll9w the violin instead of the drums

  • Tyler Butcher

    Tyler Butcher

    Vor 9 Tage

    Actually the Dancer from Dark Souls does have a rhythm but it's not the usual 4/4 rhythm it's actually a 3/4 rhythm which is why characters get thrown off

  • Ash Anarchy

    Ash Anarchy

    Vor 9 Tage

    Crash bandicoot, the original used some pretty hefty camera trickery. Basically everything was placed on 2d cards, and it would only render the cards that the screen would see. At any given time there are only 3 to 7 3d cards shown. They also do this heavily in the show The Dragon Prince on Netflix since it's a fixed camera.

  • Fabio Lanzoni

    Fabio Lanzoni

    Vor 10 Tage

    thanks for explaining why i felt like Zero Dawn felt flat

  • Handsome Menace

    Handsome Menace

    Vor 10 Tage

    Horizon Zero Dawn isn't some tech marvel for eliminating the stuff off of the screen. It's called culling and literally every game does it. It's one of the first things we learn in graphics programming.

  • Pump Delicious

    Pump Delicious

    Vor 11 Tage

    If i find a game where i can’t invert my Y axis i just dont get to play it.

  • aalever


    Vor 11 Tage

    That health bar trick is awesome

  • Andrew Gilbert

    Andrew Gilbert

    Vor 12 Tage

    I'm pretty sure almost every game used to be inverted?

  • Jacob Cole

    Jacob Cole

    Vor 13 Tage

    I play inverted too. I've always been curious how many people actually do this though. How do you play??

  • Kyle


    Vor 13 Tage

    I'm invert myself and I know the struggle, but the worst has got to be those Silent Hills games that had no invert option at all...

  • Justice Mace

    Justice Mace

    Vor 13 Tage

    In L4D zombies attack first player and anyone near him

  • Joni Räikkälä

    Joni Räikkälä

    Vor 13 Tage

    Then a very simple but an interesting one especially on source based games, a separate skybox that is a miniature of distant objects like mountains and buildings, and it’s located below the playable map. That’s a bit clever if you ask me, albeit an old trick.

  • flat mars society

    flat mars society

    Vor 14 Tage

    rectangles mean dont go there - minecraft...

  • Alexander McCabe

    Alexander McCabe

    Vor 14 Tage

    inverted disgusting i lost faith in falcon

  • Arent


    Vor 14 Tage

    The Dark Souls thing: That is wrong. Dancer of the Boreal Valley follows the music's time signature, but in notes of 3/4 and not 4/4, which is why some people instinctly find it a confusing boss, without really knowing why. However, if you are used to listening to music, have a rudimentary understanding of time signatures and know of the music - boss mechanic of the game, you can use the same "sort of predictions" of the boss's attack patterns. The Dancer of the Boreal Valley still follow the music, just in another time signature.

  • EL juego TV

    EL juego TV

    Vor 14 Tage

    If you look at yourself from a third person perspective, your head looks like a joystick being pulled down when you raise your head to look up. Thus, it's more natural use inverted look if you feel yourself with this perspective. - reasoning behind inverted controls - FYI :'D

  • Frederic Schlueter

    Frederic Schlueter

    Vor 15 Tage

    In witcher 3 your horse is always loaded offscreen. Resulting in those funny memes

  • Erulin68


    Vor 15 Tage

    The end of a health bar taking alot longer to clear then the rest you can blaim on Microsoft and their install bar... they started that trend :-)

  • GOKU Saiyan

    GOKU Saiyan

    Vor 16 Tage

    Is there anyway to get PlayStation at free of cost? So that i can play games rather than watching gameplay in youTube.

  • Narakarr arr

    Narakarr arr

    Vor 16 Tage

    You play.... On inverted? I want to know how and why you made that decision. What made you think 'yeah. Imma be that guy'.

  • Radioactive Blueberry

    Radioactive Blueberry

    Vor 16 Tage

    Mass Effect uses ugly-low-resolution textures to keep loading wait times short, then replaces them almost immediately with higher resolution versions. It all happens so snappy you barely even notice. Many web pages work the same way. First background color, then some overall layout/template with appropriate placeholders, then the actual payload (image, video), and finally event-based post-processing. All constructed piece by piece in front of your eyes, so you actually see something meaningful even before it is fully loaded yet. You feel like "it's loading" instead of "it's stuck".

  • Lord Storm

    Lord Storm

    Vor 16 Tage

    Number 1: Fallout 76. 16 times the details.

  • Radioactive Blueberry

    Radioactive Blueberry

    Vor 16 Tage

    Productivity to max level: "You can paint a forest" 2:25

  • raven schihl

    raven schihl

    Vor 16 Tage

    I play inverted

  • Dustin Farnum

    Dustin Farnum

    Vor 17 Tage

    As an invert player... This is an awesome feature.

  • andre cabral

    andre cabral

    Vor 17 Tage

    wheres the mode 7 haha

  • saša ivanović

    saša ivanović

    Vor 17 Tage

    How do i completely block a channel so i will never see it again on my playlists or recomendations? No offense, you got ok content, but fuck me i cant stand the way this dude talks for a single second. "I mean.... i dunno........ they could........... i guess..... or not...............theoretically......... anyyyyyway.............."

  • Jason


    Vor 17 Tage

    Many of these things are trivial standard practices for all games and not specific to the game you called out..

  • ScrapMetal


    Vor 18 Tage

    In alien isolation the alien has two “brains” were ai in one knows where you are and in the other ai gives hints to the other one, this makes it so you have to keep running and hiding

  • Juraj Tirpak

    Juraj Tirpak

    Vor 18 Tage

    So the horizon is not on PC just because people can set their sensitivity to milion turn around faster than game loads and game just crashes, nice

  • VR FOB

    VR FOB

    Vor 18 Tage

    Vr works like horizon zero dawn. Things you look at are there and out of your viewcone is nothing

  • Mighty Brake

    Mighty Brake

    Vor 18 Tage

    Uh. Weird i didn't play with the sound on for DS3 but i still got fucked

  • Austin Santiago-Edenfield

    Austin Santiago-Edenfield

    Vor 18 Tage

    @ 6:37 that shit scared me and idkw.

  • Ayush Bakshi

    Ayush Bakshi

    Vor 18 Tage

    Disliked 01:23 No example shown.

  • Michael McAllister

    Michael McAllister

    Vor 18 Tage

    I remember playing GTA and the map would take forever to render on PC if you didn't have a decent PC and was trying to play GTA rather it be 4 or 5 I have had issues with both.

  • Dean Luxton

    Dean Luxton

    Vor 19 Tage

    Inverted players are inbred

  • steweygrrr


    Vor 19 Tage

    The biggest trick is that the image on an utterly flat and most likely quite thin monitor appears to be a fully three dimensional image with depth deeper than said screen is capable of physically holding.

  • Lovre kos

    Lovre kos

    Vor 19 Tage


  • herohunter81


    Vor 19 Tage

    5:11 I have to play inverted. It’s more natural to me.

  • MasterMarioMX


    Vor 19 Tage

    fun fact: #1 is what most developers used on the n64 era so this is a developer trick from ye old times that made it to modern consoles.

  • Sean Mills

    Sean Mills

    Vor 19 Tage

    The Dancer does in fact have a time signature, just not one most people can easily keep in rhythm. All other bosses in the game operate on a 4/4 time signature. The Dancer moves to 3/4 making many players think there's no relation to the music.



    Vor 19 Tage

    All my friends think I’m weird for playing inverted.. It only makes sense to Me.

  • Dean Shaw

    Dean Shaw

    Vor 19 Tage

    in number 9 in other words it isn't bust a groove lol

  • Hououin Kyouma

    Hououin Kyouma

    Vor 20 Tage

    This video tricked my brain. It promised be to show game techniques that trick my brain and instead I got game techniques that trick the console.

  • Kaneu


    Vor 20 Tage

    "You as a kid. No. No!" HA!!!!

  • DanKorCZ


    Vor 20 Tage

    02:00 No! The dancer follows the pattern but for it you need to adjust to a 3 beats rhythm as opposed to the others which are 4 beats

  • Gladiatvra


    Vor 21 Tag

    Hmm, I notice you hadn't included all the negative ways games use to trick your brain...more specifically anything that EA does...

  • Bunie Luv

    Bunie Luv

    Vor 21 Tag

    Literally like every game does this. Including like, Banjo Kazooie on N64...

  • GarrettP130


    Vor 21 Tag

    DEdownload User....Freako. Hmmmm. 0_0

  • Dalton Davis

    Dalton Davis

    Vor 22 Tage

    mor dark souls

  • EndlessNomad


    Vor 22 Tage

    5:51 THANK YOU! So I'm not the only freak left in the world who plays inverted. That almost cured my depression. Almost. 😁...😥

  • Branden Kroskie

    Branden Kroskie

    Vor 22 Tage

    To say that there is nothing next to you or behind you in Horizon Zero Dawn is BS. I get attacked from angles that ain't in front of me all the time! I recently started playing again on its ultra hard mode just to see if I can. WITHOUT new game+. ya... I really love the 1 hit KOs from tiny little watchers lol

  • DrizzyVapor


    Vor 22 Tage

    Facts about L4D. Man I clocked in some serrrrrrious hours playing that game. Shit was so fun. And even MORE fun with friends. PC of course

  • KillDaire


    Vor 22 Tage

    What is the background music at 9:11

  • John DoLo

    John DoLo

    Vor 22 Tage

    Why havent you guys done byb layers of fear 2 yet

  • soloj 37

    soloj 37

    Vor 24 Tage

    Where Subnatica!

  • shamanik1320


    Vor 25 Tage

    Interesting, so that is how Zero Dawn has enemies with 500k or more triangles. Btw, game engines only display triangles, you can model quad sided and more sided geometry but the engine will turn it into triangles on import, so you usually triangulate beforehand so you know where they get split because an automatic triangulation by the engine might choose to split different polygons and make the effects in your textures look bad.

  • navisoul


    Vor 25 Tage

    Horizon zero dawn one of the best? What have you been smoking?

  • The Improv Club

    The Improv Club

    Vor 25 Tage

    Dishonored 2’s famous map on top of map on top of map scene!!!

  • GamingSmartVideos


    Vor 25 Tage

    I think WIPEOUT THE OMEGA COLLECTION USES a camera trick to unload everything behind the player until he's on that part of the map and allows the detail in front to be perfect

  • GamingSmartVideos


    Vor 25 Tage

    How does Sony go from a system with only 257Mb of RAM (PS3) to 8Gb of RAM (PS4)?

  • ShadowAce


    Vor 25 Tage

    a third release of L4D would be an instant success, especially if they had as great a director as the other 2 and added more modding ability to the point where stuff can actually be added to the game and not just modified / replaced.

  • james albus

    james albus

    Vor 27 Tage

    I know one: in 2d side scrollers that seem endless, its actually the background moving most of the time, not the player

  • Trash Panda

    Trash Panda

    Vor 27 Tage

    Fallout 4 on console let's say you build up a settlement and there's a lot of objects if you turn fast enough you can see things despawn and respond off the edge of your screen this video is quite enlightening

  • God Immortal

    God Immortal

    Vor 27 Tage

    oh no I have to go to the settings to change it to inverted 😭

  • frank dijkhuizen

    frank dijkhuizen

    Vor 28 Tage

    you do realise that frustum culling, and to a lesser extend occlusion culling are normal AF and any open world game, and a lot of non-open world games use that right? not using it would be ridicilous...... (the procedural generation of horizon zero dawn is good, but the culling is nothing special)

  • northerpl


    Vor 28 Tage

    I don't know any person who play non inverted y axis. So that must be american thing.

  • mitchyk


    Vor 28 Tage

    Any games with cars or balls or moving objects you are responsible for. When the maths are worked out for the most part it's pretty easy. However at lower speeds you start to run into divide by zero errors. That's why in some games you can really feel the difference when you slow down. Like your steering will suddenly become super responsive or your pool balls will start juddering or some other effect. It's because at these lower speeds the developers have to fudge the numbers to make it work. If they don't do a good job of it, it becomes noticeable.

  • ducktape000


    Vor 28 Tage

    Why the fuck do u play inverted. Was enjoying this countdown till he ruined my immersion

  • Jerry Gossett jr.

    Jerry Gossett jr.

    Vor 28 Tage

    Not a numbers guy just think they should stop ripping through them and take their time to make them

  • TheBatimDude


    Vor 29 Tage

    Inverted ewww I only play that with planes I *HATE* THE GAMES THAT DONT HAVE INVERTED WITH PLANES

  • DraXeLiquE


    Vor 29 Tage

    #3 just kinda ruined it for me. Now I feel sad whenever I got through a fight with low health PS: That explains why I felt like I was kinda tanky in ACO when my health went red. I thought it was just in my head.

  • Jace Campbell

    Jace Campbell

    Vor 29 Tage

    Great video

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