Usually you can find me pouring over History books and magazines, inspecting battle maps and recreating whatever seems interesting at the time in videogame format. The thing about most History books is that, due to their very academic nature, fall … Continue reading You should really subscribe to this Veterans youtube channel
Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. I would like to welcome you to Can you really fly an Airplane? Airline This is flight number somewhere between 0 and 7 going around and roundabout Porto, Portugal. We … Continue reading How accurate is Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 to Real Life? City of Porto Comparison and History.
I’ve been eager to write about reload animations in videogames for months now, but covid and work have been getting in the way of what is supposed to be an extend research into the incredible, almost magical world of videogame … Continue reading The Satisfying Art of Reloading- Medal of Honor Allied Assault
It is a cold, foggy and dampy day in la Raya– a region alongside the frontier between Portugal and Castille- and near the town of Toro, opposing armies of similar size and constitution gather to fight one of the most … Continue reading Analysing Age of Empires II Portuguese Campaign- Battle of Toro and The Old World
In the past 10 years the gaming industry saw a rise so astoundingly steep that it is hard to track back and list all the factors in a compreensive and simple manner. Let’s start right now by saying that this … Continue reading The last decade in Strategy Gaming
Nearly 700 years ago, the fate of Portuguese independence hanged by a thread. King Ferdinand untimely death left the realm without a male heir and his only daughter was married with the Castillian King. Ferdinand’s wife, inexperienced Leonor Teles was … Continue reading The Battle of Aljubarrota and Stronghold Custom Map Creation
You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. Dwight D. Eisenhower The day … Continue reading D-Day 75th Anniversary and Gaming
This piece will focus on taking a closer look -mainly- at the Medieval and Age of Sail periods. I will split the article in two. The next article will cover the remaining centuries (17th-onwards) until the world of today. From … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Portugal in Videogames (and a very, very brief History of Portugal)
Usual disclaimers apply, as this is nothing more than a collection of thoughts and ideas, which lack any empirical evidence and need to be subjected to deep research, data collection and analysis and peer-review. This series aims to raise questions, … Continue reading Engaging with History Through Videogames 101
Vacations came around swifly once more and that means it was time to visit a new couple of historical sites. The place? Capital of Portugal, Lisbon- Home to some of europe’s most recognizable buildings, monuments and streets, it’s typical “Age … Continue reading What’s it with videogames and the Tower of Belém?