Stefano Cavazza

Historical videogames: evolution, trends, issues

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Keywords: Videogames; Historical Writing; Historical Re-enactment; Perception of the Past; Historical Video Games.

After a brief reconstruction of the main stages of video game’s development and the links with military research and strategic simulations, the article analyzes the use of video games as a form of propaganda and questions, within the epistemological reflection on history, the relationship between gaming and communication and violence and explores the possible use of video games both in history teaching and public history. Finally, the essay examines the role that a historical environment plays in the construction and reception of video games and in which way historical video games affect our perception pf the past.

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