Bob Whitaker's Blog
Bob Whitaker is a history PhD from Austin, Texas. He is the creator of the video series History Respawned, which features professional historians discussing historical video games. You can follow Bob on twitter @whitakeralmanac.
Historians consider the highs and lows of Ubisoft's depiction of the French Revolution. Topics include the Terror, 18th century Paris, horses, and the memory of the Revolution in present day France.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, historians Bob Whitaker and Zach Doleshal discuss Lucas Pope's award winning game, Papers,Please. Topics include life in the Eastern Bloc, secret police, and enforced forestry.
Historians consider elements of cultural history in Diablo III. Topics include angels, demons, witches, demonic possession, hell and purgatory.
Historians consider the counter-factual history in Wolfenstein: The New Order.
Historian Bob Whitaker reviews the historical content in Valiant Hearts: The Great War.
Historians consider Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry and Liberation.
Bob Whitaker's Comments
[Blog - 03/02/2015 - 05:26]
Fair enough, but libraries are ...
Fair enough, but libraries are pretty awesome and most of the really interesting historical research is kept off of google scholar. That 's less of a problem for the early modern period, which is the setting for this game, but certainly, if you are doing something post 17th century, a ...
[Blog - 01/14/2014 - 08:04]
Game 's didn 't teach ...
Game 's didn 't teach me history, but they did inspire me to learn it. This is a great point. I think some instructors get a bit too hung up on the historical inaccuracies of a game, book, or movie. I tend to think anything that encourages the student to ...