Are Historical War Games Realistic?
It’s been a whirlwind of events recently. Everything from interviews to research to a special side project I’ve been working on for the past few days.
This week though, I wanted to devote my video to Remembrance Day. I feel it’s important to honour the soldiers who lost their lives in the Great War. Remembrance Day is a reminder for all of us of the hardships and emotional heartbreak of war and violence.
A lot of popular games have used historical war settings. As much as I love the accuracy and detail in these games, it’s always great to acknowledge what these war games tend to dismiss.
Check out the video and let me know what you think:
– Jennie Bharaj
Huntemann, Nina B. and Matthew Thomas Payne. JoyStick Soldiers: The Politics of Play in Military Video Games. New York: Routledge, 2010.
Call of Duty: World At War Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOSXkLBrRdA
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator: WWII Europe Series Official Trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXCmqCDjAIA
Medal of Honor Airborne Trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVI9TyuFozM