VALUE Field Reports #23: The Calm Before The Storm

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It’s ironic, really, that this Field Report doesn’t have much to report on. This last week saw all the big names in the game industry gather at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) to present their new technology and video games. However, most of the interesting news and interviews are still ongoing or are being written up. In other words, there’s a bit of a drought right now. Which will be followed by a deluge of video gaming news that’ll flood these pages. Oh no… So much upcoming news… *Calls the rest of VALUE* “Guys, can I take a week off? Get someone else to do the next Field Report? No? Awwww..”

Whelp, enjoy the quiet times and read Issue 23 of the VALUE Field Reports!
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VALUE Field Reports #22: Stay Awhile, And Listen (And Read)

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So many games, no time to play them. Is this our curse? Are we to forever wander around the internet and look at storefronts, dreaming about all these terrific video games that we don’t have time for? Look at all these great articles in this 22nd issue of VALUE’s Field Reports! I want to rob medieval houses, invade nearby kingdoms, shoot nazi’s in the face (both present day and WW2 versions), or back some great Kickstarter games. And I still have to replay Wolfenstein 3D and Doom! Oh woe is me.

Luckily, I can still read about them. And so can you. So read on, my friends, read on and enjoy!

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Virtual Archaeologists’ Plaque of Honour

As most of you would know by now, The Interactive Past is on the shelves! The Interactive Past was funded through Kickstarter and publishing this book would not have been possible without our backers. We promised those who pledged more than 20 Euros a place on a Virtual Archaeologists’ Plaque of Honour (because, as you know, “It’s even more real when it’s digital”). We now proudly present this plaque, and would like to again say THANK YOU to those who are on it – you are amazing!

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VALUE Field Reports #21: WE’RE GOING META

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You know that we usually focus on news about video games, but this issue of Field Reports contains a lot of articles on the role of video games in our society and how video games were formed. The machinery behind all the flickering images and pretty lights, as it were. Chemistry is not at all like Fallout 4, smart people had a debate on the good and bad things of video games, Duke Nukem 3D is more important than you might think, and Dungeons & Dragons has an origin story. Oh, and we have released our book. YES, WE HAVE A BOOK NOW!

Remember, do not pay attention to the man behind the curtain!
Welcome the 21st Centu—– issue of Field Reports!

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TIPC-Online: stream schedule

TIPC-Online-schedule-3The 24h TIPC-Online stream is less than 24 hours away and we are very excited to share the schedule of the event! TIPC-Online is part of our successful kickstarter project which led to the publication of the open access book The Interactive Past. Continue reading

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VALUE Field Reports #20: REMASTER ALL THE THINGS!

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Oh man, remember that one game that we always used to play? Yeah, that’s the one, with the graphics and the sound and the things! Well, Major Publisher™ also remembers, and they’ve remade that one game! There’s new graphics, audio commentary, and it has the same crude controls! Let’s relive the good old days and let’s hope our Nostalgia Glasses last long enough before we realise that most games back in the day were pretty terrible and we only played them because we didn’t know better!
YEAH, REMAKE HERE WE COME!
Enjoy this (non-remake) 20th issue of Field Reports!

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