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Writing the History of the Universe Inside EVE Online: An interview with Andrew Groen

Apr 12, 16 Writing the History of the Universe Inside EVE Online:  An interview with Andrew Groen

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Andrew Groen is a journalist and former contributor to outlets like Wired and the Penny Arcade Report and also written for publications like Popular Science and Ars Technica. He also has written an extensive history of the events which occurred inside the Massively Multiplayer Online Game Eve Online. His website describes this as...

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Let’s Play: Far Cry Primal Ep.1: An “Archaeological” Exploration

Mar 29, 16 Let’s Play: Far Cry Primal Ep.1: An “Archaeological” Exploration

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This is a guest post by Philip Riris, an archaeologist with the Institute of Archaeology at University College London. His research interests run the gamut from digital data in archaeology to cave art to the archaeology of South America.  Far Cry Primal has succeeded in generating a significant buzz in the archaeological community,...

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Minecraft as a 3D Cultural Heritage Modeling Tool in the Classroom

Mar 17, 16 Minecraft as a 3D Cultural Heritage Modeling Tool in the Classroom

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Jessie Craft teaches Latin and ancient history at Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools; he recently published ‘Rebuilding an Empire with Minecraft’ in CAMWS Classical Journal, Vol 111.3, Feb./March 2016  based on those experiments in his classroom. Introduction By now, Minecraft has established a solid reputation for...

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The Oral History of MMOs

Sep 03, 15 The Oral History of MMOs

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This is a guest post by Josh Howard, a PhD Candidate in the Public History Program at Middle Tennessee State University. He is also one of four editors for the Sport in American History Blog, and spoke recently at the NCPH conference about the function of video games in encouraging empathetic engagement with the past. He...

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In the Trenches: Verdun Developer Interview, part 2

Jun 03, 15 In the Trenches: Verdun Developer Interview, part 2

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This article is part 2 of a two-part interview with the creators of the World War 1 themed first-person shooter multiplayer game, Verdun. To read part 1, please click on this link.   In this second and final part of our interview with the developers of Verdun, we further discuss the research that went into the project, and...

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In the Trenches: Verdun Developer Interview, part 1

Jun 02, 15 In the Trenches: Verdun Developer Interview, part 1

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This article is part 1 of a two-part interview with the creators of the World War 1 themed first-person shooter multiplayer game, Verdun. To read part 2, please click on this link.   Introduction   World War 1 was one of the bloodiest conflicts of history, a conflict that lasted between 1914 and 1918, and whose effects...

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When Odysseus lets you type “get lamp,” you’re going to be illuminated

May 13, 15 When Odysseus lets you type “get lamp,” you’re going to be illuminated

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“But tell me, and tell me true, whether you saw any of the mighty heroes who went to Troy at the same time with yourself, and perished there.” Thus speaks King Alcinous of the Phaeacians, when Odysseus has claimed himself to be too tired to continue the marvelous tale of his visit to the underworld—the climax of those...

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