Historian Niall Ferguson loves simulation games. The piece (by Clive Thompson, natch) is so tightly-written that it resists blockquoting… so just go read it.
Okay, one blockquote. This is a pretty rad statement coming from a Harvard historian:
“Serious games are the next big platform,” he says.
I’ve been reading “The End of History and the Last Man” to get ready for Francis Fukuyama’s fast-approaching Long Now talk and now I’m wondering what the End of History game would look like…
I think it might involve holding down for two seconds, then pressing up and the A button to make Hegel do a lightning kick.