Monthly Archives: December 2018

Humanoids

One of my fellow students, Karin, wrote a fair share of her blogs about the Japanese character Hatsune Miku. Check out Karins blog if you want to know more about her.One of her latest blogs (‘Marrying Hatsune Miku’) covered the phenomenon of people marrying non-people. Come again? At least, that was my initial response. I couldn’t imagine a man marrying something as…

Fallout: New Vegas

I was never much of a gamer. Of course, I built my fair share of Sims houses and Zoo Tycoon cages, but never anything beyond that. My boyfriend however can’t stop talking about them. After 2.5 years of being together, I have heard all about the Warhammer 40k lore, Stellaris expansions, Bethesda dropping quality due to their tenfold of staff, The Witcher…

All the possibilities

So, all these weeks I have been blogging about all these different ways to make history fun and more modern using digital means. Today I would like to look at a more serious approach. I want to get a spotlight on the different learning networks and different ways that you can use nowadays to learn about history online. So, all these weeks…

My last prediction

For my last blog I want to make another prediction, with the simple reason that I came up with multiple predictions while preparing my presentation. With all this talk about video games and specifically about gender in video games I became curious about the future of gender representation in video games in particular. Battlefield is adding women and the Sims is making…

Rewriting History

Games with historic themes have been popular since the early beginnings. Popular historic game titles are Command & Conquer, Rome: Total War and Age of Empires. One of the game studios that has been popular lately is Paradox Interactive, a Swedish game studio. They made many successful historic games in the past and are still making new titles and expansions. Currently their…