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March, 2017

The Golden Ticket - S34
Episode 3: Goat hunting

By Ben Martell | Published: March 18, 2017

Ben examines the changed games evident in mellow Troyzan, social Brad, and various people searching for goats, as seen in Episode 3 of Survivor: Game Changers.


Well, in theory... - S34
Episode 3: Organize differently and boom, different culture

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: March 17, 2017

Pat looks in depth at organization theory, and how social norms affect Survivor performance after a tribe swap, as in Episode 3 ("Survivor Jackpot") of Survivor: Game Changers.


It's Kind of a Funny Story - S34
Episode 3: The old becometh the new

By Dan Otsuki | Published: March 17, 2017

Dan explores how some of the old players are finding new life... changing their games, even... in the "Survivor Jackpot" episode of Survivor: Game Changers.


Pitman recaps - S34
Episodes 1-2: Marketing vs. gameplay

By Jeff Pitman | Published: March 14, 2017

Jeff looks at the two booted players from the premiere double episode of Survivor: Game Changers, and asks to what extent returning players can counteract their made-for-TV reputations.


It's Kind of a Funny Story - S34
Episodes 1-2: Change is in the air

By Dan Otsuki | Published: March 13, 2017

Dan delves into the first chapter of the contestants' character archetypes, and how they've changed, or not, from their previous form in the premiere of Survivor: Game Changers.


The Golden Ticket - S34
Episodes 1-2: Survivor Game No-Changers

By Ben Martell | Published: March 11, 2017

Ben sorts through the changes in the contestants' games (and lack thereof) in the two-hour premiere of Survivor: Game Changers. Plus a brief re-evaluation of everyone's current game position.


Well, in theory... - S34
Episodes 1-2: This cast is sure primed for fun

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: March 10, 2017

Pat looks again at priming theory, and how the host's repetition of the theme is designed to inspire and drive the gameplay on Survivor, this time with Game Changers.


Well, in theory... - S34
Cast: And the winner? I don't know?

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: March 2, 2017

Pat tries (again) to pick a winner, after sorting the Game Changers contestants into groups of people whose winning chances are: Likely, Possible, Unlikely, and Impossible.


 

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