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Submitted by PureSophistry 771d ago | opinion piece

Did Age of Empires Teach you Everything you Know? Examination of Gaming and History

Excerpt:

"No doubt you’ve seen all the videos and cosplays of Assassin Creeds latest addition to the series over the past few weeks. AC3 is getting some great press, and some great reviews, and I for one cannot wait to start running around Colonial Boston or the backwoods of 1700’s New England. And while the game is undoubtedly mainly about fun, there is a lot of potential for education.

The Revolutionary period is a pretty damn important point in history if you are an American. It laid the foundation for the nation, created some of the governments most important documents, and was the when some of the most influential people in the entire history of America lived. I’m a huge Revolutionary war buff and an avid constitutionaist, and it always makes me happy to see the period being given more light in the entertainment industry. HBO’s John Adams remains my favorite mini-series of all time, and I hope to see Assassin’s Creed bring light to some of the things that may be forgotten or left aside in a classroom lesson about the American revolution" (Age of Empires, Age of Empires II, Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed III, Culture, PS3, Retro, Xbox 360)

3-4-5  +   771d ago
I miss Age of Empires and Ensemble Studios. Every single game they made was good.
banjadude  +   770d ago
Obligatory: "ROGAN!?"
PureSophistry  +   771d ago
Playing as Saladin? forget about it.
PNeafsey  +   771d ago
I enjoy games with historical teachings. Only of my favorites has been Rome: Total War. Lots of history lessons in the campaign.
PureSophistry  +   771d ago
Agreed- Shogun total war is why I am now a Daimyo

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