Posts Tagged ‘history’


Episode 45: (Corrected) All I Ever Needed to Know About History I Learned From Video Games

Episode 45: All I Ever Needed to Know About History I Learned From Video Games  (“Save As” to download or head over to iTunes to subscribe) The episode where we talk about history and video games, more specifically Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation as “historical” texts. Links of Note: GameStop PR Chief embezzled […]


The Cake is a Lie: Post-Racialism in Assassin’s Creed III and Games Advertising

The cake is a lie. Especially when you are talking about having your cake and eating it too. For years video game developers and company execs have been telling us that their use of racial stereotypes in games was not as racist as we wanted to make it seem. That it really wasn’t racist at […]


Between Two Worlds: History, Concubinage, and Assassin’s Creed: Liberation

Yesterday’s article at Kotaku about the representation of African Americans in Assassin’s Creed: Liberation hit really close to home because we were looking at two sides of the same coin. While Evan Narcisse over at Kotaku thinks that the Canadian developers are off point with their depiction of a few Black folks walking around New […]


Historicity Versus Perpetuation

  I watched the first episode of Mad Men the other day, and I found myself thinking about the line between historical accuracy and a perpetuation of attitudes that we no longer find appropriate. Don’t get me wrong; I appreciate an attempt at historical accuracy, even when it may get a little uncomfortable.  A little […]