Hear ye hear ye! Field Reports new and improved!

June 20, 2018By Bram van den HoutField Reports
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 [...]

Field Reports – A New Direction

April 1, 2018By Bram van den HoutField Reports
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 [...]

Interactive Pasts Hype! New conference, new website!

March 12, 2018By YmirBlog Posts
Hype: when a person is excited about something, or the prospect of something. And boy, are we hyped! Not only are we organizing a new Interactive Pasts Conference, but we are launching it on our new shiny website! Papers Please The time has come! The Call for Contributions for The Interactive Pasts Conference 2 is now up [...]

Field Reports #35 – Writing Stories And History

March 5, 2018By Bram van den HoutField Reports
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 [...]

Games We Dig – Skyrim

July 7, 2017By Dr. RandomBlog Posts, Games We Dig, Kickstarter

Skyrim…. It seems ages ago that Bethesda published the last entry in its epic Elder Scrolls Series. I played the game quite a lot when it first came out, but then a PhD thesis had to happen and I never revisited its cold mountains, barren shores, and Viking-boutique towns. Since then, many E3s have come and gone … Read More

Games We Dig – Herald

March 7, 2017By YmirGames We Dig

Where do I belong? Ymir finally got to play Herald on his (not so functional) laptop and got all existential as he delved into the many narratives of the game and its social and political messages of inclusiveness, gender, sexuality, and more! Herald was a highly anticipated game for me, as it was for the … Read More