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Fight Like Channing Tatum (Online): A Short, Bloody History of Roman War Games
Posted January 21, 2011 to photo album "Fight Like Channing Tatum (Online): A Short, Bloody History of Roman War Games"
As The Eagle’s battle scenes demonstrate, the Roman Army was one of history’s most effective war machines. Legions of gamers, both in board games and online, have tried to emulate them.
Slide 4: The Birth of Multiplayer Online Games
In the mid-90s, gaming was redefined once again with “massively multiplayer online role-playing games” like Ultima Online and World of Warcraft. In these games, the board is a computer screen and the gamers not a group of teens in a basement rec room but literally thousands of people spread over the globe and communicating in cyberspace. With their own virtual economies, these MMORPG’s can now be played on both gaming consoles as well as laptops, and they take the character-based play of Dungeons & Dragons into cyberworlds that can become addictively real for their players.