Fall 2016 Historical Video Game Bonanza

Fall 2016 Historical Video Game Bonanza

Bob and John sit down to discuss the upcoming schedule this autumn for History Respawned. We’re going to be taking on a lot of new releases in the next few months, with Mafia 3, Battlefield 1 and Civilization VI just offering more proof there is plenty of interest out there in historical video games. We also talk about what we have been playing recently and how we’ve been thinking about these games as historians: how we discuss the act of exploration and No Man’s Sky; the idea of constructing entire histories within a fictional universe in Total War: Warhammer and The Elder Scrolls Online; Spec Ops: The Line and subverting the modern military shooter; and how The Wolf Among Us does and does not adhere to noir aesthetics and form.

Historical Video Game Class

Historical Video Game Class

Call of Duty: Black Ops 1 and 2

Call of Duty: Black Ops 1 and 2