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History’s Creed: Episodes 6 to 10

Mar 06, 18 History’s Creed: Episodes 6 to 10

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Below are episodes 6 to 10 of History’s Creed, and ARTE Web Series on History in Video Games. To read Play the Past’s introductory remarks on the series, please click on this link. Episodes 1 to 5 are discussed here.   Note: if subtitles do not autoplay, please click on the settings wheel at the bottom right of the...

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History’s Creed: Episodes 1 to 5

Mar 01, 18 History’s Creed: Episodes 1 to 5

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Below are episodes 1 to 5 of History’s Creed, and ARTE Web Series on History in Video Games. To read Play the Past’s introductory remarks on the series, please click on this link. Episodes 6 to 10 are discussed here.   Note: if subtitles do not autoplay, please click on the settings wheel at the bottom right of the...

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History’s Creed: ARTE Web Series on History in Video Games

Feb 27, 18 History’s Creed: ARTE Web Series on History in Video Games

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Fresh on the heels of our editorial team transition, Play the Past is pleased to announced that the French-German TV channel ARTE is releasing a new web doc series on the treatment of history in video games. The series, commissioned by ARTE Creative and produced by Tournez s’il vous plait, is hosted by popular French History...

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Player Two Press Start: New PTP Editors & Directions

Feb 20, 18 Player Two Press Start: New PTP Editors & Directions

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Seven years ago, back in November of 2010, we launched this blog. In those seven years, an amazing cast of more than thirty writers from a range of humanities perspectives have written 337 posts about the function of the past, history, and memory in video games. Across those posts we’ve got 1,156 non-spam actual comments. For many...

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Victoria 2 : Take the #Canada150 Challenge

Oct 02, 17 Victoria 2 : Take the #Canada150 Challenge

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N.B. Readers who would like to take up the Victoria 2 #Canada150 challenge without reading the historical introduction, can skip to the play rules, below.   March 16th, 1882. Canada’s 4th parliament is in session. A member of the Liberal party from the opposition bench, the Right Honourable William Paterson from Brant...

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Notes from the Roman Camp

Apr 18, 17 Notes from the Roman Camp

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Setting the Stage Playing The Creative Assembly’s Rome: Total War (2004) is a manner of performing history. When the map loads, the Mediterranean world appears under a technicolor backdrop of young factions ready to be swallowed up by the Roman banners. The first playthrough only permits players to select among three Roman...

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‘Sad When a Game Outlives a Player’: Memorials and Monuments in MMO Gaming

Apr 10, 17 ‘Sad When a Game Outlives a Player’: Memorials and Monuments in MMO Gaming

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“Death is difficult under any circumstance. The death of a friend you only knew via the internet is something that this generation is just learning how to deal with.” — Matthew Miller, mmorpg.com, 6/25/2013 Games, gaming, and digital worlds affect lived realities. People meet through games. Long-lasting friendships develop....

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