Bulletin: Crusader Kings III Edition!

Bulletin: Crusader Kings III Edition!

September 4, 2020

In this weeks bulletin, we only focus on Crusader Kings III. Just kidding of course! We definitely discuss CK3, but also Age of Empires III, Curious Expedition 2, the representation of Islam in video games and another interview with Sid Meier!

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Bulletin: Civ VI, Total War Saga: Troy, Animal Farm & more!

Bulletin: Civ VI, Total War Saga: Troy, Animal Farm & more!

August 21, 2020

In this weeks bulletin, we discuss the release of Civ VI’s Android version, Total War Saga: Troy, Excavate! Egypt, an Animal Farm video game, the new DLC for Total War: Three Kingdoms, Hades, Raji: An Ancient Epic and the re-opening of the National Video Game Museum!

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Bulletin: Ghost of Tsushima edition (just kidding)

Bulletin: Ghost of Tsushima edition (just kidding)

July 24, 2020

You’ll probably have noticed by now, but last friday Ghost of Tsushima was released. Many people, including our own Dr. Random were quite hyped for the game. You can’t visit any website about games without seeing something about Tsushima. Luckily for you, we have dug up some other interesting news items and features!

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Bulletin: Settlers of Catan, Bannerlord Roleplaying, Humankind Open Dev, VALHEIM and much more!

Bulletin: Settlers of Catan, Bannerlord Roleplaying, Humankind Open Dev, VALHEIM and much more!

June 19, 2020

In this weeks bulletin (it’s a big one) we talk about the Settlers of Catan, Bannerlord Roleplaying, a Racial Justice Humble Bundle, an apology from the devs of Little Devil Inside, the VALHEIM trailer, the Humankind Open Dev, the New World Combat Trailer, Total War Saga: Troy, the Paradox Insider Update, the use of video games to treat ADHD, Ran: Lost Islands open beta test, This War of Mine being added to Polish reading lists and finally a round up of our new Stratigraphs!

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Bulletin: we stand with POC, ‘Artifacts of Play’ & Total War Saga: Troy

Bulletin: we stand with POC, ‘Artifacts of Play’ & Total War Saga: Troy

June 5, 2020

Before we discuss any game related news, we want to share some of the thoughts and messages of POC we have been reading, and open up our platform for POC who want to share their thoughts about history, games, and systemic racism. We further discuss artifacts of play, 10+ lessons from Mobile 4X games, Valhalla’s ‘Hidden Blade’, the Total War Saga; Troy exclusive and the decreased spawn rates in Pokémon on tragic anniversaries.

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Bulletin: Valhalla, Mafia Trilogy, Huitzilopochtli Zenyatta and free Civ VI!

Bulletin: Valhalla, Mafia Trilogy, Huitzilopochtli Zenyatta and free Civ VI!

May 22, 2020

In this weeks bulletin, we discuss the things we have learned about AC: Valhalla so far, the unveiling of 2K’s Mafia: Trilogy, a full motion video game called Deathtrap Dungeon, a revisit to LucasArts’ ’90s cult classic The Dig, the addition of a Aztec god to Overwatch, the International Day of the Museum in Animal Crossing and finally the release of new DLC for Civ VI and where to get the game for free!

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Bulletin: free Discovery Tour, new Civ VI content, Lego ideas, Crusader Kings III release date and more!

Bulletin: free Discovery Tour, new Civ VI content, Lego ideas, Crusader Kings III release date and more!

May 15, 2020

In this weeks bulletin, we discuss mystery adventure game Call of the Sea, gameplay trailers, new content for Civ VI, Empire of Sin, AC: Odyssey, 26 Lego Ideas, Political Communication in Horror Games, Female Fronted FPS, the new Unreal 5 Engine, Nights of Fire: Battle for Budapest review, free AC Discovery Tours, the Crusader Kings III release date and an extended look at Ghost of Tsushima! It’s a long one!

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Bulletin: digital convention, art in Animal Crossing and the graphics of strategy games, Industries of Titan and more new games!

Bulletin: digital convention, art in Animal Crossing and the graphics of strategy games, Industries of Titan and more new games!

April 24, 2020

In this weeks bulletin, we discuss a digital convention, a call for papers, art content for Animal Crossing, new games Landlord’s Super, Industries of Titan, Before We Leave, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope, how video games misrepresent Ghandi, a discussion of graphics in strategy games, free Total War: Shogun 2, a dev asking for campfire stories, Dr. Random on the radio, the normality of No Man’s Sky and free ebooks!

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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, 2020

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

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Bulletin: updates, free games and awesome archaeology

Bulletin: updates, free games and awesome archaeology

February 14, 2020

Paradox testing new subscription based service Paradox Interactive, known for awesome strategy games such as Europa Universalis IV and Hearts of Iron IV, are testing a new subscription service for EU4. The game has a great amount of DLC which can be bought through Steam, and buying it all at the same time can cost … Read More

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Field Reports – Cheating the Past

Field Reports – Cheating the Past

April 15, 2019 Welcome to the latest Field Reports! We've got announcements, we've got memes, we've got games!The only thing we don't have, is time to actually play those games! Someone please finish writing my article for me so I can play through Prey. After that, I can FINALLY start Sekiro and see what all this fuss is [...] Read More
Field Report – Emulating the Past: Piracy or Preservation?

Field Report – Emulating the Past: Piracy or Preservation?

August 15, 2018 Why shutting down ROM websites is a mistake Oh man, remember that game from your childhood that you used to play so much? Yeah, the one with the swords, colourful animals, and the jumping and what-not! You should replay that, it’s going to be so much fun! But wait, your parents sold off your old [...] Read More
Field Reports – Prepare to Die in Medieval Japan

Field Reports – Prepare to Die in Medieval Japan

July 16, 2018 Ninjas! Lore! Resurrection! Excitement! Dark Souls is my favourite game of all time. ALL time. I know every square inch of the game by heart and I've done everything that's possible in the game (twice) like challenge/speed runs, pvp, and coop. I've dragged friends into this hellhole of despair, and I'm only partially sorry for [...] Read More
Field Reports #37: Herald

Field Reports #37: Herald

June 21, 2018 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 [...] Read More
Hear ye hear ye! Field Reports new and improved!

Hear ye hear ye! Field Reports new and improved!

June 20, 2018 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 [...] Read More
Field Reports – A New Direction

Field Reports – A New Direction

April 1, 2018 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 [...] Read More
Field Reports #35 – Writing Stories And History

Field Reports #35 – Writing Stories And History

March 5, 2018 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 [...] Read More