Game Theory: Minecraft, STOP Punching Trees!

  • Published on Oct 19, 2019
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    There are a ton of interesting things in Minecraft, but one that stands out to me is the fact that to cut down a tree you PUNCH IT! You punch a tree! How does Steve not break his hand? Loyal Theorists, I want to find out if you can really cut down a tree with only your FISTS and not injure yourself... too bad. Don't try this at home Theorists, let me do it for you!
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Comments • 21 126

  • Craig Sanders
    Craig Sanders 13 hours ago

    The tool reference actually made me cry dude

  • J.O.E kids
    J.O.E kids 14 hours ago

    actully every block in minecraft is a foot long *THEORY DESTROYED*

    *kind of*

  • unicorn power
    unicorn power 16 hours ago

    I still can’t get over the fact that...the thumbnail has a layer called ‘ouchie tree’.

    (I know it isn’t that funny but it is for me)

  • YA BOI 01 GOLD 39
    YA BOI 01 GOLD 39 17 hours ago

    10mins in real life is one day in minecraft, so he might very well be punching for that long

  • Something Red
    Something Red 18 hours ago

    I knew Steve had some packs

  • you can't see with your eyes closed

    I have a question about the video game "Plants vs Zombies". How does Doctor Edgar Zomboss have veins on his forehead? I wonder this because PopCap made it very clear that the zombies eat brains, and yet the leader of the zombies has veins on his big forehead. I don't know why I ask because I'm sure you won't reply but I thought I should ask.

  • Hmm what
    Hmm what Day ago +1

    If Steve hits a HARD tree and doesn’t break his fist,then how can’t he destroy bedrock?

  • Phoenix Elliot
    Phoenix Elliot Day ago


  • Tyler Sands
    Tyler Sands Day ago

    I mean if people knew the difference between a game and real life then stuff like punching a tree in a game wouldn't make it happen. I mean I've never seen it on the internet but I doubt it hasn't happened.

  • Wish Wabarashi
    Wish Wabarashi Day ago

    consecutive normal punch

  • Aquavenn
    Aquavenn Day ago

    Doesnt have an image of ironwood from Rwby when saying ironwood. A crime.

  • ShadowsUndead
    ShadowsUndead Day ago


  • FRENCHBALL Bonaparte

    What about the gravity of Steve's planet? Also, this was really helpful for something I was doing.

  • Krystian Kowalski
    Krystian Kowalski Day ago +1

    Which Minecraft are you running? I’ve never heard of jungle, dark oak, or acacia.

  • Babs likes cartoons

    Oak is an apple tree.

  • Rhys Williams
    Rhys Williams Day ago

    if you stop in the intro you will see that there is 3 colors now
    new channel??????

  • Crow Moon
    Crow Moon Day ago

    MatPat: Freaks out over Steve's strength.

  • randee quinn
    randee quinn Day ago

    Why are thate 3?

  • Jacob Hieken
    Jacob Hieken Day ago

    I HATE Game Theory!

  • Indarivator Fraener

    In Soviet Russia, *YOU* are the chainsaw

  • Icy Gamer
    Icy Gamer Day ago

    Why is game theory's intro more hardcore than film theory's intro also please pin me matpat

  • AirBearsArrow
    AirBearsArrow Day ago

    Well, you see, he’s been working out.

  • ThatOneWeeb
    ThatOneWeeb Day ago

    Star platinum

  • Gacha Marcus
    Gacha Marcus 2 days ago

    *plays minecraft then goes outside and punches a real tree then ends up in a hospital for a week or more*

  • MissFoxieGirlIsHere
    MissFoxieGirlIsHere 2 days ago

    My name is acacia so lol ima tree

  • phantom black
    phantom black 2 days ago

    I punched a tree as hard as I could and I actually punched it down however it was a fresh medium thickness skinny tree 😂😂

  • Yusuf Islam Zaki
    Yusuf Islam Zaki 2 days ago


  • Niko!
    Niko! 3 days ago +1

    *ouchy tree*

  • jkgaming101
    jkgaming101 3 days ago +1

    Stop punching trees

    We’re trying to plant 20,000,000 of them

  • Onika Studios
    Onika Studios 3 days ago

    How do we know Steve is human

  • Rezaur Mumin
    Rezaur Mumin 3 days ago

    0:17-0:19 made me laugh for 10 mins

  • Elijah Plummer
    Elijah Plummer 3 days ago

    One dollar for each pun in this video in the pun jar

  • WizardShark
    WizardShark 3 days ago

    Death Battle releases another battle royale:
    Goku vs Superman vs *Steve*

  • Willian Junior Cordeiro da Mota

    Help me here. At minute 1:06 we see NigaHiga, Smosh and what are the other two channels' names? I can't remember!!

    • Jacob Joel Estrada
      Jacob Joel Estrada 3 days ago +1

      Willian Junior Cordeiro da Mota *punches tree with other arm and legs and head* AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    • Willian Junior Cordeiro da Mota
      Willian Junior Cordeiro da Mota 3 days ago

      @Jacob Joel Estrada I`m on my millionth atempt AYAAAAA

    • Jacob Joel Estrada
      Jacob Joel Estrada 3 days ago +1

      Willian Junior Cordeiro da Mota hold on brb *punches tree* AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    • Willian Junior Cordeiro da Mota
      Willian Junior Cordeiro da Mota 3 days ago

      @Jacob Joel Estrada Loved them both but couldn't spit the names LOL Thanks

    • Jacob Joel Estrada
      Jacob Joel Estrada 3 days ago +1

      Willian Junior Cordeiro da Mota that’s ray William Johnson and Charlie the unicorn

  • Lilly Reilly
    Lilly Reilly 3 days ago


  • Janelle Imes
    Janelle Imes 3 days ago

    AHHEEEM, did no one take into concideration that minecraft time is faster than real life time? I mean, a single minecraft day passes in a matter of mins

  • Willow Oak
    Willow Oak 3 days ago

    his intro changed, one is yellow. COINCIDENCE?? I think NOT

  • wild pilot
    wild pilot 3 days ago

    I know I am late on this, but I want to ask you.
    Since most of the blocks in Minecraft float, wouldn't it make the wood in the trees weaker since the gravity wouldn't condense the wood? In what is essentially a zero-gravity scenario concerning the blocks, the tree would need less strength and structure in order to grow, so it would be easier to punch it to pieces.

    • wild pilot
      wild pilot 3 days ago

      Sorry if this comment is outright wrong, I just think it could explain the "Super" fists.

  • Gold Gamer
    Gold Gamer 3 days ago


  • IzZyGaY
    IzZyGaY 3 days ago

    Not me

  • PlayingVg
    PlayingVg 3 days ago

    Shoulda Just Asked Austin To do this 😂

  • Atlantic Salmon
    Atlantic Salmon 3 days ago

    *Accidently punches dog* *dog literally disintegrates into dust in Steve’s hands*

  • Shawn Tan
    Shawn Tan 3 days ago


  • Endersgaming345
    Endersgaming345 3 days ago +1

    MatPat Austin already proved Steve is the strongest video game character ever created. What’d he say? Quadrillion+ pounds or something like that without even being slowed down. Yeah, I think Steve can punch a tree

  • funtime foxy
    funtime foxy 4 days ago

    Me:Hey friend,do you know what I did today?
    Friend:what you did?
    Me:I punched a tree 10000 times on Minecraft and got 2 cubs

    RED SEA GAMING 4 days ago

    Whatever I start a Minecraft game I take out trees with my bare Fists by I immediately start building axes so I can get it done faster so I can make stuff quicker

  • Deadlyaccurate Gamers

    Prison wallet

  • Eric Espinosa
    Eric Espinosa 4 days ago

    well isnt it my favorite crazy haired purple punchy i can stoppy timey too guy(also known as star platinum)

  • Nico Neumann
    Nico Neumann 4 days ago

    2:25 - 2:35 XDD I LAUGHED MY SOCKS OFF😂

  • _369queen963_ XD
    _369queen963_ XD 4 days ago

    MatPat forgot to put the sound effect of Star Platinum going ”Ora ora ora ora ora ora ora ora ora!”

  • F.B. I
    F.B. I 4 days ago +2

    Ouchy tree.

  • Zarah Stinson
    Zarah Stinson 4 days ago

    If we stopped punching trees in Minecraft how would we get wood "break down houses wait no it's still Punching wood sooooo overall just go into creative and get wood even I you are in a survival mode

  • Giuseppe Steigman
    Giuseppe Steigman 4 days ago

    I don't think can grow apples tho

  • Tate the Cowman
    Tate the Cowman 4 days ago +3

    According to Minecraft: The island, Steve holds all his items in his belt

  • rex mayshark
    rex mayshark 4 days ago

    This is why steve cant be in smash

  • Zack shaffer
    Zack shaffer 4 days ago

    XD I started home Depot 6months ago....what a weird shout out to me XD love you matpat!!!

  • Inky YT
    Inky YT 4 days ago

    I like that new into.. or did I just notice it?

  • Kyle Ian Agripa
    Kyle Ian Agripa 4 days ago

    harder than my d.. i mean bedrock???

  • crazy4aday
    crazy4aday 4 days ago

    The name of the tree in the code is Ochy tree

  • AlmightyHat4911
    AlmightyHat4911 4 days ago

    One Punch Steve?