Streaming the Past: Hamurabi

February 28, 2020By Dr. RandomBlog Posts

On 28-2-2020 we will be or have been (Hellooooo, future people!) streaming the oldest video game set in the past. Like any cool piece of history it goes under many names: The Sumerian Game, King of Sumer, The Sumer Game, Hamurabi, HMRBI, HAMURABI, and Hammurabi. This game feels almost as old and foundational as the … Read More

Streaming the Past: Halloween Bone-Anza!

October 31, 2018By Dr. RandomStreaming the Past
Watch VALUE's Special Halloween Bone-anza! We are joined by Jessica Palmer and Hayley Mickleburgh, two people you absolutely want at your side in the coming zombie apocalypse. Why? They know more about the anatomy of dead bodies than any soul alive or undead! In this yearly Halloween edition of Streaming the Past, we play a [...]

Games We Dig — Holedown

October 22, 2018By Dr. RandomBlog Posts, Games We Dig

During TIPC2, Mata Haggis-Burridge discussed how games have relatively few verbs available that allow us to interact with the past. This made me think… We shoot, we maim, we strategize, we “press X to pay Respects”, but only rarely do we dig. Which is a pity, because digging can be a lot of fun! Case … Read More

Culture Arcade Sneak Preview: Mulaka

August 15, 2018By Dr. RandomBlog Posts
The Culture Arcade is coming soon, with a ton of great games on display! Can't wait? Why not watch  Megalithic, Caeda and Dr. Random play through and discuss the first two hours of Mulaka, a 3D action-adventure game based on the rich indigenous culture of the Tarahumara Explore the cosmological landscape of northern Mexico Megalithic [...]

Streaming the Past: One More Turn 9

July 25, 2018By Dr. RandomBlog Posts, Streaming the Past
Watch Episode 9 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. Episode 9: Stay Calm and [...]

Streaming the Past: One More Turn 8

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. Episode 8: A Revolution Without [...]