Post by Vile Traveller on Jan 29, 2019 3:53:12 GMT -6
I'm a big fan of short, sharp videos as inspiration for gaming. While I love doorstop history books as much as the next amateur history buff, time is not what it was. My current I-have-a-few-minutes viewing pleasure are these:
I've been watching Extra Credits throughout many years, and that includes from the very beginning Extra History. It's really great in that way that it shines on specific events and people that would normally be obscured in a Western, Anglo-centric world, and there's always useful stuff to learn there. But at the same time I'm a bit disilusioned with series creator James Portnow, now a noted abuser who's been bullying his Extra Credits crew. And I can't help but feel like most of the newer series tend to increasingly commodify their subjects and banalise them. They tend to rely on jokes and memes a lot nowadays, as opposed to five years ago. It's a strange, love-hate relationship. Narrator Dan Floyd was just the greatest, though.