Bulletin: E3 2021 Edition

June 18, 2021By oomzerBlog Posts, Bulletin, Field Reports

This week saw the all digital edition of E3, one of the largest gaming conventions. Over the course of the event many new (and old) games were announced, or recent releases were put in the spotlight. So in this bulletin, we will go over all the past-related games coming to us in the future, or the games you should definitely play! Prepare for plenty of trailers.

Stratigraph: Battlefield 2042

June 15, 2021By oomzerBlog Posts, Stratigraph

It has been a while since we’ve written a Stratigraph, but the announcement of a new Battlefield title (2042) seemed like a good opportunity to get back into the flow. And like many big new games, something is definitely wrong with the new Battlefield. It looks cool, yes, but it’s theme is horrible and EA just went full Ubisoft: ‘it’s not political’ on us.

Videogames and Global Power Inequalities

May 23, 2021By Marcel KeurentjesBlog Posts, In Depth

Video games are a global phenomenon. As discussed on this website before, many Western made video games propagate certain tropes and prejudices about non-Western cultures and histories. Even though there is a large world of non-Western developers, they seem unable to challenge the Western-dominated field. Marcel Keurentjes analysed this inequality of power in video game development in his Master Thesis at Leiden University. This piece is a summarized version of his work.

Bulletin: Wrath of the Druids, MAMG 2021, many things Paradox and more!

May 13, 2021By oomzerBulletin, Field Reports

As we haven’t had a bulletin last week, this week’s bulletin might bundle some topics and games together. But do not worry, there will still be plenty of cool stuff to read about! In this week’s bulletin, we discuss EU4, Imperator Rome and Paradox, Fantasy games and Medieval Europe, The Middle Ages in Modern Games Conference, LEGO Medieval Castle, Uncharted 4’s 5 Year Anniversary, Skull & Bones Delayed Again, Valhalla DLC Wrath of the Druids and Stories about Valhalla!