MatPat's GameLab

Across eight locations, YouTube Creator MatPat and his friends immerse themselves inside the real-world environments of eight hit games.

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Best VR & 360 Experience

Streamy Awards

Matthew Patrick (aka MatPat) invites fans on a wild ride to explore the science of video games while being brought to life with virtual reality.  “MatPat’s Game Lab” puts you in the shoes of the heroes of some of the most exciting games out there.

 The 36o series takes you through a variety of adventures starting with an adrenaline-filled parkour adventure as in Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and ending with an epic medieval battle as in For Honor.

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EPISODE 1: MIRROR’S EDGE

Inspired by the game Mirror’s Edge, we see Faith practicing parkour moves before getting called away to pick up an important package while avoiding KSec agents.

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EPISODE 2: ROCKET LEAGUE

Episode 2 puts you right in the action as you ride shotgun while playing real life 3-on-3 soccer.  Not only do you see the action happening on the track, but you can see all the crew as they laugh at our utter failure to pull off some of our racing moves, as well as what it’s like to be in the passenger seat, on the car bumper, or even flying over the game. Hold on tight and get ready for a pretty wild ride…

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EPISODE 3: KEEP TALKING AND NOBODY EXPLODES

What would you do if you woke up in a room with a ticking bomb? Would you freak out? Would you even be able to muster the courage to go near it? Well, here’s your chance to find out what it feels like to be in this incredibly intense situation, where the bomb could explode at ANY MOMENT. Don’t make a wrong move…

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EPISODE 4: METAL GEAR SOLID

For this episode, we recreated the world of Metal Gear Solid.  We set up the scenario at a real military supply base and set up a stealth mission for Snake right in the middle of the Game Lab set. Get your cardboard boxes ready!

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EPISODE 5: FIVE NIGHTS AT CANDY’S

This episode is all about surviving the terrifying world of restaurants haunted by animatronics like found in the game Five Nights at Candy’s.  With wanting to bring a rand of experience through these videos, this one delivers the scares.  

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EPISODE 6: FINAL FANTASY

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ride a large flightless bird? In this Final Fantasy VR video, you are the ostrich jockey. That’s right a jockey that rides ostriches.  Hilarious and terrifying at the same time, this is one not to miss!

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EPISODE 7: WATCH DOGS

Welcome the Watch Dogs Choose Your Own Adventure VR experience. You are put right in the middle of an attempt to hack important YouTube algorithms, just don’t get caught. 

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EPISODE 8: FOR HONOR

For the For Honor VR experience, we’re taking you back to the middle ages. You get set down in a real life castle right in the middle of a battle between knights and the dreaded vikings.  Can you help protect the crown? 

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