The Best Moment in a Game this Year

There is no band! Il n’y a pas d’orchestre! This is all a tape-recording. No hay banda! And yet we hear a band.

Visual Media used: Immortality, Mulholland Drive, Her Story, Telling Lies, Beautiful Darling- The Life of Candy Darling, Women in Revolt, Berlin: Live at Ann’s Warehouse, various concert recordings of Anohni and Lou Reed. Additional footage provided by Getty Images.

Music Used (Chronologically): Allegretto (Beethoven Symphony no. 7), Opening, Life- Supernatural (Immortality), Etude no. 3 for String Quartet (Peter Sandberg), Quiet When Dark (The Tap Room), Art, Religion- Subverted, Religion- Supernatural (Immortality), Ave Maria, Poets (Ciaran Delany), Two of Everything (Immortality). Additional music provided by Epidemic Sound.


  1. There are 50+ changes between this version on YouTube and my intended cut on Nebula. Everything from simple imagery (Immortality is a game with a lot of nudity) to full passages that had to be excised from the script. Most meaningfully to me, the video is about music and in the YouTube cut I can’t… play the music. Watch the version that I wanted to make right here:

  2. several thousand words trying to convince me? bold of you to assume i didnt believe you from the moment you said it.

  3. I hadn’t watched anything on nebula before because i don’t have a way to pay it but fortunately I was able to watch this one for free and I can’t stress enough how amazing and moving it was. Jacob keeps showing off with these essays, he absolutely killed it and did justice to what the game tries to convey. I can’t even watch this twice or I will cry

  4. I never really liked many Minecraft content creators, but I gotta admit that I grew up watching him…even if we were the same age. And I guess that’s what makes it hurt just a bit worse for me. I can’t even imagine what that must feel like, being so young and at death’s door, but still smiling through it all and telling everyone that everything was going to be okay. The countless days I would come home stressed and upset from everyday life, just to pop up one of his newest videos on my laptop with some snacks and just laugh at all the countless jokes and shenanigans he and the rest of the crew would get up to every day. The countless times I would repetitively re-watch ‘The Great Potato War’, in which I totally was not doing upon finding out this heartbreaking news. Alex was one of the top-tier creators that I feel proud to admit to have been a loyal fan of throughout all these years. Someone I looked up to, who could make me smile even on my absolute worst day.
    I just hope that his close friends/family are doing okay.

    And I mean, if you reeeally think about it, he still technically has a canon life left on the DreamSMP doesn’t he?
    So, going by that logic, I would like to believe that really means without a doubt, that ‘Technoblade never dies…’

  5. Coriander Dickinson

    ugh this game was so good


  7. Just got nebula to watch the full version. Your videos are fire.


  9. I think this might be one of the best video essays that you’ve ever done.

  10. that hat is 🔥

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