Nuclear Fruit: The Cold War's Impact on Video Games
October 4, 2015 10:00 AM   Subscribe

Beautiful and insightful, these five videos explore how the Cold War shaped video games.
posted by Foci for Analysis (7 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
Intersection of several of my fields of interest. Excellent find, thanks!
posted by absalom at 10:42 AM on October 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

I've only watched the first two but I really like the presentation. The content seems to meander a bit around the topic though.
posted by figurant at 10:53 AM on October 4, 2015

Very interesting series, never really thought about how game designers were often just writing what they knew.

The series also led me to check out ICBM (and as a Microprose fan I have to say it looks amazing) and yet another embarassingly long Wikipedia trek on nuclear weapons.
posted by wwwwolf at 2:34 PM on October 4, 2015

Really enjoying this series- thanks for sharing, Foci for Analysis!
posted by Philby at 7:51 PM on October 4, 2015

Strange games. The only winning move is not to play.
posted by kyrademon at 7:45 AM on October 5, 2015 [1 favorite]

This was great. It also reminded me of how far removed I am from FPS games. Holy cow, that was a lot of detail.
posted by RakDaddy at 3:23 PM on October 5, 2015

Yeah, some of them go off on their tangents. They describe how all four ghosts from Pacman move, which ties into the cold war because ... ?
posted by RobotHero at 6:03 PM on October 5, 2015

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