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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Commemoration, Video Games, and Remembrance Day

Nov 11, 14 Commemoration, Video Games, and Remembrance Day

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The last time I wrote for Play the Past (unfortunately, far too long ago), I examined Valiant Hearts: The Great War as an object of remembrance and commemoration and an excellent way to understand the First World War without glorifying the conflict or understanding the war in a “top-down” view. It understood the people...

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Valiant Hearts: The Problem (and Solution) of Historical War Video Games

Jul 23, 14 Valiant Hearts: The Problem (and Solution) of Historical War Video Games

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Something that I’ve written significantly about recently is the glorification of the Second World War in video games. Games like Call of Duty 2 attempt to portray the war with a sense of realism but the final product often ends up muddled with ever-to-common tropes of heroism and sacrifice with no deeper meaning. The Second...

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