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Gaming and History

Postby Brad » 08 Mar 2012, 04:08

For anyone who is interested, I had an article at Finalbossfight.co.uk last sunday on the Dante's inferno LP and my take on gaming and history.

EDIT: Not .com. .co.uk. Britain likes having its own special internet.

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Re: Gaming and History

Postby Geoff_B » 08 Mar 2012, 04:35

I read that. History in gaming is always a mixed bag. More often than not It seems to be either "No they got it totally wrong" or "This is so boring it's like being at school".

Oh by the way which version of Dante's Inferno would you recommend? I've got Henry Cary's translation but it seems to be a bit difficult to understand at times.
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Postby Elomin Sha » 08 Mar 2012, 05:11

Very nice. When can we expect your chart topping album of TV shows sung in Latin?
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Re: Gaming and History

Postby Geoff_B » 08 Mar 2012, 05:17

How about Medieval Action BGMs including the hit single Gaudete? :D
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Postby Psyclone » 08 Mar 2012, 07:26

Just so you know, whenever I sing that song now (which is pretty often, since I sing a lot of religious songs-churches generally ask for them) I'll be imagining Absolution Hero.
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Postby mehall » 08 Mar 2012, 13:18

Pies lesu Domine
Dona eis Requiem.

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Re: Gaming and History

Postby the amativeness » 08 Mar 2012, 20:21

You missed a bit

mehall wrote:Pies lesu Domine
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Pies lesu Domine DONK.
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Pies lesu Domine DONK.
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Postby Geoff_B » 09 Mar 2012, 00:42

Oh Monty Python. Is there any setting you cannot make better with a healthy dose of surrealism?
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Postby the amativeness » 09 Mar 2012, 00:55

Geoff_B wrote:Oh Monty Python. Is there any setting you cannot make better with a healthy dose of surrealism?


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Re: Gaming and History

Postby tamaness » 09 Mar 2012, 04:01

For those having trouble finding the article, it's available here.
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Postby plummeting_sloth » 10 Mar 2012, 12:20

This is part of the reason I'm kinda dreading what I've seen from Assassin's Creed 3. I mean, Ubisoft has been doing better job that the Dante's folks, but still...
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Postby Geoff_B » 11 Mar 2012, 04:50

plummeting_sloth wrote:This is part of the reason I'm kinda dreading what I've seen from Assassin's Creed 3. I mean, Ubisoft has been doing better job that the Dante's folks, but still...


Yes I'm sure the ancient artifacts that transcend space and time and allow communication with the future are completely historically accurate... :D
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Postby plummeting_sloth » 11 Mar 2012, 06:06

I just don't it to turn out like a Shanghai Noon/Knights movie where every bloody person you meet is "And now you know the rest of the story" or "And that little boy grew up to be...". At least the people from the earlier games were relatively unknown to a wider audience (for the most part) and learning about stuff seems educational. In a much more modern, better studied area, I think it might feel like crown-pleasing shoehorns.
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Re: Gaming and History

Postby LonelyAngel » 12 Mar 2012, 06:32

Geoff_B wrote:
plummeting_sloth wrote:This is part of the reason I'm kinda dreading what I've seen from Assassin's Creed 3. I mean, Ubisoft has been doing better job that the Dante's folks, but still...


Yes I'm sure the ancient artifacts that transcend space and time and allow communication with the future are completely historically accurate... :D


Hey those artefacts are 100% historically accu... what? Oh I have just been told I can't talk about... Okay I'll shut up.

Thanks a lot to Brad for writing not only the amazing article, but also this post about it, which I totally meant to write and was going to get around to, honest.
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Re: Gaming and History

Postby plummeting_sloth » 12 Mar 2012, 13:29

Oh God... another Templar poster. Like moths to a flame with this site, I swear...
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Re: Gaming and History

Postby Vigafre » 12 Mar 2012, 18:25

I just want to note that I didn't learn a damn thing from playing Assassin's Creed 1, 2, or BroHood. Granted, I didn't delve, but still.


Edit: Wait, I need to scale that back a bit, but only a little. I about learn about the Borgias, which I didn't learn will real until much later. That shouldn't really count, though.
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Re: Gaming and History

Postby plummeting_sloth » 12 Mar 2012, 18:33

A game where you can wrack up a personal genocidal bodycount and kill scores from a far with advanced (in some cases alien) technology made the Borgias seem tame. Was waiting for the "Hot Coffee" of Assassins Creed 2... The feast of Chestnuts.
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Re: Gaming and History

Postby River_Annarchy » 13 Mar 2012, 07:53

The only thing i learned from assassins creed was that apparantely people during the crusades were water soluble. That and apparantely the Italians would play games of CTF that involved leaping from tall buildings and shattering your legs.
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Re: Gaming and History

Postby plummeting_sloth » 13 Mar 2012, 16:53

Well... that all appears to check out upon a cursory check of Wikipedia, so I'm good with it.
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