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Reading into the Cold War in Video Games

“We will bury you!” – Mistranslated quotation of Nikita Khrushchev, 1956<p>“We will bury them!” – Rhino Tank, <i>Red Alert 2</i><p><b>Introduction</b><p><i></i>The Cold War defined …

Cold War

Capricious Fate: Videogames as Tools for Moral Instruction

We often treat serious games as a relatively recent or unexpected development. Certainly there is still a fair amount of hype about the potential …

Board Games

Videogames and Scientific Revolutions

As I discussed in a previous post, videogames tend to take a very deterministic view of technological development. Nowhere is this more apparent than …

American Philosophy

Designing Ideology

Videogames are inextricably bound to ideology. In most cases, this is not by design, but simply because game developers tend to create virtual worlds …

Political Science

Arrested Development as Multiple POV Replay Story

I have the same blouse! (It is her blouse on that gay activist protestor, and it is also her husband wearing it, thinking he is going to a …

Molyneux’s Curiosity Game: why did anyone play?

Now that game auteur Peter Molyneux‘s massively mobile cube clicking game, Curiosity -What’s Inside the Cube?, is over we are left to puzzle over its …