Games We Dig – Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (by Caeda)

If you’ve seen our last stream (Off the Map), you may have heard me admit that I have never played an Uncharted game before. Nor seen an Indiana Jones movie for that matter. Dr. Random very nearly revoked my archaeogamer card. Luckily, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End rapidly drew me in and my archaeogamer status is safe for now. As for fixing the Indiana Jones gap in my cultural knowledge … trophies first!

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VALUE Field Reports #2: Reliving the (digital) past

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Welcome to the second installment of Project VALUE’s Field Reports! No Man’s Sky has been released, and the people behind the No Man’s Sky Archaeological Survey launched a Podcast in which they discuss their project. There’s been a surge of kickstarter projects with a historical theme, and we’re highlighting a few of them. With remakes, emulators, and retrospectives, there’s plenty of different ways to revisit older games and the trip down memory lane is certainly worth it. So come join us while we celebrate the anniversaries of games, watch a movie, kickstart a few games and listen to podcasts.

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Seven Games to Dig…

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By Dr. Random

… when you have just become a dad.

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VALUE Field Reports #1: Ethics and Pokémon

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Welcome to the brand new VALUE Field Reports, a biweekly news bulletin concerning everything that combines archaeology and history with gaming! We’ll be presenting (and commenting on) news, scientific articles, videogames and much more. Our goal is to provide our readers with a consistent, enjoyable and cohesive medium through which they can read all about the wonderful world of archaeology, history and videogames! Expect our Field Reports every second and fourth Friday of the month on the VALUE website!

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In Depth – Archaeology, heritage and Pokémon Go

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written by Dr. Random, edited by Caeda, Ymir, and Megalithic

In the summer of 2000, I would often hang out at a local skate park with my good friend Andrew. We would skate a bit, but mostly talk about all things Pokémon: the anime, the Gameboy game, and the TCG. I remember at one point Andrew saying: “I think one day Pokémon will be real. We will all walk around with devices like our Gameboys and capture them in the wild and fight with other trainers. I really want that to happen.” Now that future has arrived…

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Games We Dig – The Witcher 3 – Blood and Wine

witcher1The Witcher 3 – Blood and Wine (by Jaromirr)

Sometimes, sometimes an expansion is more than just some extra content and/or missions. Sometimes it’s a new game entirely, with hours of gameplay, a new region, new gear, new skills, and a clear focus on improving the overall quality of the game. Blood and Wine, The Witcher 3’s latest (and last) expansion, falls into that category. Therefore, I believe it also warrants its own ‘Games We Dig’ post.

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