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

Games We Dig – Doom

February 23, 2017By JaromirrGames We Dig

Yes, Doom is back, and it’s back with a vengeance, a never before seen ferocity that makes most other shooters pale in comparison. I picked it up during a sale late last year, so I was a bit late in joining the fray, but I finished it a while back, and so now it’s time … Read More

Lores We Dig – League of Legends

December 1, 2016By YmirGames We Dig

The League of Legends Universe Beta website is out and Ymir is super excited to dive deep into the lore of Runeterra! Many of you who know me, know that I am a huge League of Legends (LoL) fan. It took me a while to catch up to it, to be honest, since I don’t … Read More

Games We Dig — Kingdom

November 3, 2016By Dr. RandomGames We Dig

A little while ago VALUE did a stream on the Post-Apocalypse. We discussed its mechanisms, historicity and representation in Fallout 4, a big-budget game that takes place after the collapse of American society. I do not think Fallout 4 is a particularly good game about apocalypse. Kingdom is. In Kingdom you play as a king … Read More