In the very first episode of Replay the Past, we take a look at Genji: Dawn of the Samurai. An action hack-n-slash game on the PS2, Genji doesn’t redefine the genre, but the game is based on Japanese history during the late 12th century. Learn more about the game and the history it is based on!
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A couple of weeks ago, my YouTube partnership Fullscreen Arcade approached me about doing an original show for their channel. We went over a few ideas and bounced some topics off of each other, but I knew deep down the show I wanted to make. You see, it has been in my head since the year 2009; I’ve just never gotten the wheels going. I pitched them my idea and they loved it.
So today I am excited to announce a brand new series exclusive to Fullscreen Arcade: Replay the Past!
This show focuses not on the history of video games, but video games based on history. These are, without a doubt, my favorite types of games. The feeling of immersing yourself not only in the game but also in the history is so satisfying. Replay the Past will provide you not only an overview of the game, but also the history within it. So if I go over a game like God of War, you will be getting a history lesson on Greek mythology as well!
Replay the Past premieres Monday, May 13th on the Fullscreen Arcade channel. The 1st season is 6 episodes and will be released weekly.
A huge thanks to you all for making this possible. I’m so excited to share my newest show with everyone!
What started as a hobby has become my most passionate project and one I want to continue for life. When I started Gaming Historian, I never realized just how popular it would become. I figured I would make videos in my spare time while putting my college education to use in the real world. Five years and 23,000 subscribers later, things have changed. It is clear to me that The Gaming Historian is not just a hobby anymore: It is my life, and my passion. It’s time to reveal a secret.
Hyrule Historia is a massive book containing behind the scenes information on The Legend of Zelda, as well as an official timeline. First announced in 2011, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia was only available in Japan and left western fans wondering if they would ever see a translated version. Low and behold in 2012, Dark Horse Comics announced they would be releasing the book in North America, Europe, and Australia. The Gaming Historian gives an overview of the book and lets you know if it’s worth picking up.
We’ll get back to history and video games momentarily, but for now I wanted to take a moment to write about one of my new obsessions: Fitocracy.
Growing up, I was actively involved in sports. After the NFL and English Premier League decided not to draft me, I pretty much gave up most physical activity (minus the occasional recreational league) and started my college education. The ironic thing is, I’ve always hated cardio exercises and lifting weights was really boring.