Tag: games

Birding in Red Dead Redemption 2

Audobon has a piece about about bird-watching in Red Dead Redemption 2. “Birds change with habitat: Roseate Spoonbills and Great Egrets feed in the bayous of Saint Denis. Laughing Gulls and Red-footed Boobies roost along the coast, while eagles and condors soar over mountain peaks. Each of these […]

The History Of Monopoly

At Smithsonian, Mary Pilon writes about the history of Monopoly. It was intended to teach people about income inequality. “In 1904, Magie received a patent for an invention she called the Landlord’s Game, a square board with nine rectangular spaces on each side, set between corners labeled ‘Go […]

“Medievalism in Games”

The Public Medievalist has started a new column on medievalism in games–and they’re looking for contributors. You can read the introduction here and then check back on the regular. “The idea is to pick apart the patchwork and take a closer look at gaming medievalisms. We’re looking to […]

“The Five Worst Dates in Dragon Age”

At Fanbytes, Avelene Perry writes about the worst possible dates in all of the Dragon Age trilogy. “Dragon Age is a series of three fantasy RPGs about sarcastic queer people saving the world, being miserable in a bad city, and militarizing the world’s largest religion, respectively. The games […]