Streaming the Past: One More Turn Series

Streaming the Past: One More Turn Series

July 16, 2018By Dr. RandomBlog Posts, Streaming the Past

Watch Episode 8 of the VALUE  “One More Turn” series, in which Dr. Random and Ymir play Civilization VI and discuss the game and its relation to world history, as well as anything else that comes to mind really. Trigger warning for academics talking, punning, “strategizing”, and spouting left-leaning opinions.

Field Report – Leaky Valve Spills a Deluge of Data.

Field Report – Leaky Valve Spills a Deluge of Data.

July 9, 2018By Bram van den HoutBlog Posts Valve accidentally gives us an unique and accurate look at Steam numbers. [Office building, interior] A lone game developer/journalist/gaming enthusiast/researcher sits at their desk. Protagonist "Ugh, why can't I get more reliable data! I need to know how many people are playing 'Roman Legionnaire Battle Royal' so I can read the market/write this article/argue with [...]
Games We Dig – God of War

Games We Dig – God of War

June 27, 2018By JaromirrGames We Dig Boy. It’s been a while hasn’t it, since my last Games We Dig. In the meantime we have gotten a brand new, swank looking website from our God Of Java Megalithic, RoMeincraft has grown beyond anything we could have ever imagined, and soon it’s already time for TIPC2. A lot has happened, quite some time [...]
Field Reports #37: Herald

Field Reports #37: Herald

June 21, 2018By Bram van den HoutField Reports What better news to kick off our new-fangled Field Reports with than news about Herald, the Dutch game about colonialism and identity in the 18th century. Roy van der Schilden of Wispfire talked about the development of Herald during our Interactive Pasts Conference in 2016, and the second part of the game is now available [...]
Hear ye hear ye! Field Reports new and improved!

Hear ye hear ye! Field Reports new and improved!

June 20, 2018By Bram van den HoutField Reports Oh hello! It's been a while, hasn't it? So apparently writing a Field Reports every two weeks AND combining work and other activities is sliiiiightly too much to handle. I got behind on writing the Field Report, then more and more articles piled on, then something came up, then another thing, and before you know [...]
Field Reports – A New Direction

Field Reports – A New Direction

April 1, 2018By Bram van den HoutField Reports I've had the pleasure to report on a wide variety of topics about video games, archaeology, and video games for the past 1,5 years. News about the newest Assassin's Creed, interesting discussions concerning violence and video games, the representation of colonialism in strategy games: you name it, and I've written about it. But it's time [...]
Interactive Pasts Hype! New conference, new website!

Interactive Pasts Hype! New conference, new website!

March 12, 2018By YmirBlog Posts Hype: when a person is excited about something, or the prospect of something. And boy, are we hyped! Not only are we organizing a new Interactive Pasts Conference, but we are launching it on our new shiny website! Papers Please The time has come! The Call for Contributions for The Interactive Pasts Conference 2 is now up [...]
Field Reports #35 – Writing Stories And History

Field Reports #35 – Writing Stories And History

March 5, 2018By Bram van den HoutField Reports As if writing interesting and captivating stuff isn’t hard enough, someone had to go and invent video games. The once intimate bond between a writer and their editor has been forcefully disrupted by the need to cooperate with graphics, gameplay, and audio. No longer is the writer free to do as they wish, but they’re [...]