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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.


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Posted by Bob Whitaker on Mon, 03 Nov 2014 03:43:00 EST in Design, Console/PC
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.

Posted by Bob Whitaker on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 02:11:00 EDT in Console/PC
Historians consider elements of cultural history in Diablo III. Topics include angels, demons, witches, demonic possession, hell and purgatory.

Posted by Bob Whitaker on Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:21:00 EDT in Console/PC
Historians consider the counter-factual history in Wolfenstein: The New Order.

Posted by Bob Whitaker on Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:43:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC
Historian Bob Whitaker reviews the historical content in Valiant Hearts: The Great War.

Posted by Bob Whitaker on Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:37:00 EDT in Console/PC
Historians consider Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry and Liberation.

Posted by Bob Whitaker on Thu, 16 Jan 2014 07:21:00 EST in Design, Console/PC
Historians consider Shogun 2.

Bob Whitaker's Comments

Comment In: [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 ...