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.
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Historian Bob Whitaker reviews the historical content in Valiant Hearts: The Great War.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.
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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 ...