Field Reports – A New Direction

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 [...] Read More
Interactive Pasts Hype! New conference, new website!

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 [...] Read More
Games We Dig – Skyrim

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

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Games We Dig – Herald

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

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Games We Dig – Doom

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

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Lores We Dig – League of Legends

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

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Games We Dig — Kingdom

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

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