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The player characters have had an interesting week. They have evolved from street urchin, to revolutionary, to the hand of god(s). Our discussions have often maintained a constant theme: the issue of representation, of accuracy. What can be represented, and what cannot, and furthermore, what should not? (I hear that ‘practical necromancy’ is often met […]

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Reading through the historical gaming experiences of Group E/5 made me realize that the pursuit of accuracy can be a fruitless effort in games. I say ‘can’ for a reason. This entire course has forced me to consider the place of history amongst the constituent elements of a game. It could be argued that history […]

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This week in HIST3812, discussions were focused on ideas of historical representation in video games and the impact of these games on historical consciousness. In Monday’s blogs, my colleagues drew upon Trevor Owens’ article “Sid Meier’s Colonization: Is it Offensive Enough?” One of the issues raised in the article was the absence of slavery in the […]

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