Bulletin: Hades, Isonzo, Black Legend, the Black Trowel Collective and more!

Bulletin: Hades, Isonzo, Black Legend, the Black Trowel Collective and more!

March 26, 2021

In this week’s bulletin, we discuss Hades winning at the BAFTA’s, a Ghost of Tsushima movie, Black Legend, Animal Crossing, Verdun Follow-up Isonzo, Aris on the Modern Myth Podcast, a never ending game of D&D, Sebastian Hageneuer on Uncharted and the History of Shareware and Demos. And yes, no Valheim for the first time in two months!

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Bulletin: Minecraft, Valheim, Crusader Kings III and more!

Bulletin: Minecraft, Valheim, Crusader Kings III and more!

March 12, 2021

In this week’s bulletin, we discuss Minecraft’s Anishinaabe culture, Valheim, Frozenheim, an interview with Guthixian, the Six Days in Fallujah Saga, Stronghold: Warlords, some cool presentations on video games and history and an awesome mod for Crusader Kings III!

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Bulletheim: Valheim, Crusader Kings III, ink 1.0 and more!

Bulletheim: Valheim, Crusader Kings III, ink 1.0 and more!

March 5, 2021

You might have missed the bulletin last week, so we’re back with a bulletin filled with two weeks worth of gaming news, mostly about Valheim (just kidding, but there is a lot)! In this week’s bulletin we discuss: Crusader Kings III, Valheim, Hades winning at the Gayming Awards, ink version 1.0, Pieter van den Heede on WW2 in video games, Temples & Tombs, Blood Feud, Techland’s bad management and Humankind’s modding tools!

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Understanding Alternative Histories: The Ethiopian Japaniser Movement

Understanding Alternative Histories: The Ethiopian Japaniser Movement

February 25, 2021

This fourth article in a series of deep dives into alternative historical depictions of Africa and Colonialism in video games focuses on Ethiopia. In its quest for modernisation, Ethiopia looked east to Japan and the Meiji movement. The Historical Flavour mod for Victoria II simulates Ethiopia’s development throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century. How is the legacy of the Japaniser Movement represented?

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The Alternative History of Neocolonialism

The Alternative History of Neocolonialism

February 18, 2021

This third article in a series of deep dives into alternative historical depictions of Africa and colonialism in video games focuses on post-colonialism. The end of formal colonialism marked the beginning of neocolonialism. A Victoria 2 mod set in the Cold War simulates this with a system of economic spheres of influence. How does it affect Africa?

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