Book Talk: Esther Wright on “Rockstar Games and American History”

Book Talk: Esther Wright on “Rockstar Games and American History”

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For two decades, Rockstar Games have been making games that
interrogate and represent the idea of America, past and present.
Commercially successful, fan-beloved, and a frequent source of
media attention, Rockstar’s franchises are positioned as not only
game-changing, ground-breaking interventions in the games
industry, but also as critical, cultural histories on America and
its excesses.


In an interview with acquisitions editor Rabea Rittgerodt, Dr.
Esther Wright, author of the newly published book “Rockstar Games
and American History. Promotional Materials and the Construction
of Authenticity”, talked about historical authenticity in video
games, what makes “Red Dead Redemption” and “L.A. Noire” great
examples to show subjective versions of history, and what
researching video games in academia as a woman is like.


Esther Wright is a Lecturer in Digital History at Cardiff
University (School of History, Archaeology and Religion), and
formerly an Early Career Fellow at the University of Warwick’s
Institute of Advanced Study (IAS). She is also a co-convenor of
the Historical Games Network, which aims to bring together
academics, game makers and other cultural workers to explore the
relationship between history and games of all kinds.





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