Tagged: video games

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Exploring the Cold War via Video Games

Using the Cold War as a theme in video games is nothing new. It has been used as a backdrop for PC games since at least the mid-1980s, and continues to be a popular trope today. The majority of games using the war as source material are strategy games, unsurprisingly,...

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The Historian Achievement in Video Gaming

When I’m not writing my history PhD, you can find me playing the Dragon Age video game series in the free time between 9 PM and midnight. For those of you who haven’t played it *yet*, it’s a fantasy game series which takes place in a land called ‘Thedas’. Unlike...

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‘Playing with the Past’ and the interplay of history and video games (book review)

For a lifelong fan of video games, who has more recently transmogrified into an aspiring historian, the chance to review this book was too good to pass up. As its title suggests, ‘Playing with the Past’ brings together a collection of essays on the ways in which games present, discuss and promote...