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!

Bulletin: Mount & Blade II Bannerlord, Civilization VI, Minecraft Caves & Clifss and more!

April 16, 2021By oomzerBlog Posts, Bulletin

Last week had no bulletin, but this week we’re back with some extra content! In this week’s bulletin we discuss Mount & Blade II Bannerlord, John Company Second Edition, First They Came, Civilization VI & VII, Minecraft Caves & Cliffs, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Wrath of the Druids, Social Stealth in games, Aztech Forgotten Gods, Age of Empires IV Fan Preview and This Land Is My Land!