Submitted by 32froshes 940d ago | opinion piece

For The Last Time, Video Games Are Not History Books

Cheat Code Central's Josh Engen writes: "When I woke up this morning, I read a lengthy article written by Ian Brown of The Globe and Mail. Brown's article was, at its core, asking whether or not video games like Assassin’s Creed are rewriting history, but he also used the piece as a platform to discuss video game development and the prevalence of historical inaccuracies within the entertainment industry. Now, as interesting as Brown's article was, I often wonder why we're even asking questions like this." (Assassin's Creed III, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Aleithian  +   940d ago
When game developers portray their game as reasonably historically accurate, and in particular emphasize the "extensive historical research" that went into making the game, the consumer goes into the game with the assumption that events are covered reasonably historically. Ubisoft have made such statements about every AC game.

So don't give me your BS about people taking the games as historically accurate. If Ubisoft wants to change history, they should stop pretending their games are historically accurate. This has nothing to do with whether games *ought* to be historically accurate - I don't mind if they're not. It's all about how the developers portray the game and its development.
pissed999  +   940d ago
Empire: Total war can show war in a way books and movies cant through interaction. As for your casual console game overratecreed, I dont give a shit.

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