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Bob Whitaker's Expert Blogs

Posted by Bob Whitaker on Thu, 05 Nov 2020 11:05:00 EST in Console/PC, Serious
Historians Bob Whitaker and Kate Cook discuss Hades from Supergiant Games. Topics include Greek mythology, the Greek underworld, the gods of Olympus, and the Greek gods in popular culture.


Posted by Bob Whitaker on Mon, 28 Sep 2020 10:20:00 EDT in Console/PC, Serious
Historians Bob Whitaker and Kate Cook discuss Troy: A Total War Saga. Topics include history and myth, the Iliad, Bronze Age civilization, and ancient combat.


Posted by Bob Whitaker on Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:04:00 EDT in Console/PC, Serious
Historians John Harney and Bob Whitaker stream Ghost of Tsushima while discussing the game's historical setting and depiction of 13th-century Japan.


Posted by Bob Whitaker on Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:54:00 EDT in Console/PC, Serious
Historians Bob Whitaker and Ned Richardson-Little discuss the historical strategy game Through the Darkest of Times. Topics include the history of resistance to the Nazi regime, political ideology in the Third Reich, persecuted groups, and paper hoarding.


Posted by Bob Whitaker on Thu, 02 Jan 2020 11:30:00 EST in Console/PC, Serious
Historians Bob Whitaker and Anne Proctor consider Assassin's Creed II. Topics include Renaissance Florence, the Medici family, Leonardo da Vinci, popular historical fiction, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


Posted by Bob Whitaker on Mon, 09 Dec 2019 10:48:00 EST in Console/PC, Serious
Historians Bob Whitaker and Chris Kempshall play and discuss the multiplayer WWI game Tannenberg. Topics include the Battle of Tannenberg, the Eastern Front in WWI, and the recent history of First World War games more generally.


Posted by Bob Whitaker on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 10:33:00 EDT in Console/PC, Serious
In this live stream, historians Bob Whitaker and Kate Cook explore and discuss Assassin's Creed Discovery Tour Ancient Greece.


Posted by Bob Whitaker on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:31:00 EDT in Console/PC, Serious
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Bob Whitaker talks with Dr. Roger Launius about Kerbal Space Program. Topics include the history of the Apollo Program, the Space Race, the Cold War, and Apollo 11.


Posted by Bob Whitaker on Mon, 01 Jul 2019 10:46:00 EDT in Console/PC, Serious
Historians John Harney and Maggie Greene discuss Creative Assembly's latest Total War title, Three Kingdoms. Topics include the Three Kingdoms period, Confucianism, and Chinese literature and cultural history.


Posted by Bob Whitaker on Fri, 21 Jun 2019 10:21:00 EDT in Console/PC, Serious
Bob Whitaker talks with archaeologist Andrew Reinhard about Heaven's Vault, the latest game from Inkle Studios. Topics include archaeology, the depiction of archaeologists in games, parsing ancient languages, and artifact colonialism.


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