Hearts of Iron IV: La Résistance review

Hearts of Iron IV: La Résistance review

March 30, 2020By oomzerBlog Posts, Games We Dig

Last February, Paradox Interactive released their latest DLC for the WW2 real time strategy (RTS) game Hearts of Iron IV. Called La Résistance, it is the fifth large DLC since the release of HoI IV in 2016. As a big RTS and HoI IV fan, I had to play and review this game. Before I … Read More

Bulletin: ancient games, Mastermind, free Assassin’s Creed, Aliens and Minecraft with VALUE!

Bulletin: ancient games, Mastermind, free Assassin’s Creed, Aliens and Minecraft with VALUE!

March 20, 2020By oomzerBlog Posts

In this weeks bulletin, we discuss ancient football-basketball, the history of Mastermind, the kind words of the Ubisoft CEO, the free weekend of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the history behind aliens in video games and the new VALUE Minecraft server! 3400-year-old ballgame court discovered in Mexico In 2015, archaeologists started an excavation in Etlatongo, a 3400-year-old … Read More

Streaming the Past: Hamurabi

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

Introducing the VALUE intern!

Introducing the VALUE intern!

February 26, 2020By oomzerBlog Posts

As you might have noticed, we have again started uploading weekly bulletins. We thought it would be a cool idea to introduce the new person bringing you the news at the intersection of games and the past: Omar Bugter, intern at VALUE. I’m Omar (a.k.a. oomzer), and as part of my Master Cultural History at … Read More