The Gaming Industry

Console/PC,Serious

22
Oct 2018

<div>Historians discuss Assassin's Creed Odyssey – by Bob Whitaker</div>

Historian Bob Whitaker talks with Dr. Kate Cook about Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Topics include the Peloponnesian War, life in Athens and Sparta, women in ancient..

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20
Feb 2018

<div>Harvard Egyptologist discusses Assassin's Creed Origins – by Bob Whitaker</div>

Historian Bob Whitaker talks with Harvard Egyptologist Peter Der Manuelian about Assassin’s Creed Origins. Topics include Ptolemy, Cleopatra, Cultural Imperialism, “Blackwashing” vs. “Whitewashing,” the Giza..

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19
Jan 2018

Call of Duty WWII and Historical Memory – by Bob Whitaker

Historian Bob Whitaker discusses the media coverage surrounding Call of Duty WWII, and considers problems related to public memory of famous historical events. Powered by..

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16
Oct 2017

<div>Interview with Maxime Durand on Assassin's Creed: Origins and Discovery Tour Mode – by Bob Whitaker</div>

Historian Bob Whitaker talks with Maxime Durand, Ubisoft’s resident historian, about Assassin’s Creed: Origins. Topics include historical research, Ancient Egypt, and using games for education...

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28
Aug 2017

Tracy Fullerton discusses history behind Walden, a game – by Bob Whitaker

Historian Bob Whitaker talks with Tracy Fullerton about Walden, a game. Topics include Henry David Thoreau’s life and work, historical accuracy in games, the context..

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22
Aug 2017

Twine and Game Development in the History Classroom – by Bob Whitaker

History teachers Bob Whitaker, John Harney, and Jeremiah McCall talk about using Twine and other game development tools for history classes. Topics include student made..

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14
Aug 2017

Scholars Discuss Urban Empire – by Bob Whitaker

Historians Bob Whitaker and Kyle Shelton discuss Urban Empire. Topics include city building games, the history of urban development, and the politics of big cities...

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01
May 2017

Historians react to Call of Duty WWII – by Bob Whitaker

Historians Bob Whitaker and John Harney discuss the reveal of Call of Duty WWII and the recent games they’ve been playing. Topics include history, public..

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24
Apr 2017

What is it like to develop a game about immigrants and refugees in the Trump era? – by Bob Whitaker

Historian Bob Whitaker talks with Kevin Chen about his new game Four Horsemen. Topics include the history of immigration and refugee crises as well as..

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09
Mar 2017

Historian talks with original developer of The Oregon Trail – by Bob Whitaker

Historian Bob Whitaker talks with Don Rawitsch, one of the original creators of The Oregon Trail. Topics include the initial inspiration for the game, the..

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