Video Game Museums Abound, and Falter

The BBC’s coverage of the Museum *of Soviet* Arcade Machines has been attracting considerable attention recently. The Museum *of Soviet* Arcade Machines joins a number of other video game museums (most of which seem to be struggling to survive), including: The International Arcade Museum—which claims to be the world’s largest. The American Classic Arcade Museum. […]

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Assassin’s Creed and Historical Fidelity

What liberties should video games take with the historical record and who gets to decide? Or, as some of the people interviewed in “Are Video Games like Assassin’s Creed Rewriting History?” suggest, is there no meaningful historical record beyond the interpretations that we put forward? A commonplace—“History is no longer a set of disputable, footnoted […]