Not at all. I've learned a lot about history from gaming (for example, I'm learning a lot right now about medieval times while playing Mount & Blade), but in reality, it just doesn't come close at all to what I've actually learned from school. I can't seriously imagine a scenario where someone has learned more from gaming than from school.
This. I've learned a lot from the internet and games, but nowhere near as much as I did from school. Anyone who thinks otherwise is flat out wrong, assuming they actually went to school --- Matthew 7:21 http://i.imgur.com/heRqmfH.jpg
#13Orestes417Posted 7/6/2014 1:14:09 PM
I'm so pissed that Russia nuked Chernarus.
It was Makarov, just ask Activision --- Some roads you shouldn't go down because maps used to say there'd be dragons there. Now they don't, but that don't mean the dragons aren't there.
#14FL81Posted 7/6/2014 1:15:37 PM
I did learn a good deal from playing Rome: Total War >_> --- http://i.imgur.com/GRc0BXy.jpg http://i.imgur.com/lB6mOGz.jpg http://i.imgur.com/upr7fZ9.png http://i.imgur.com/W9hA4Q6.png
#15LaManoNeraIIPosted 7/6/2014 1:15:44 PM
I didn't learn **** from school that was helpful in the real world. I pretty much had to re-educate myself when I became an adult. I think the public school system in America stunts childhoods instead of enhancing them. --- R.I.P LaManoNera 04-06-2009
#16MyDogSkipPosted 7/6/2014 1:17:22 PM
I don't particularly like history, so I generally don't seek out history knowledge willingly. Even if I did, I'd have to play a lot of games to equal the amount I learned in school, and I'd always be wary of whether or not the information presented in the games was actual history or just inspired by it.
Now, it's possible for a game to give a certain viewpoint that I wouldn't have otherwise experienced, or to focus on a small section of events that are only summarized in a general history education. But then that's similar to a book or a movie/miniseries focusing on that topic. Plenty of college courses have narrower foci like that. --- Don't trust the smiling penguin! http://backloggery.com/mydogskip93
#17anonymous46773Posted 7/6/2014 1:29:23 PM
Information that stuck? Probably, yeah. --- I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
#18Dreag0nPosted 7/6/2014 3:35:09 PM
Games may spark interest in a certain time period or give me some interesting facts but that's about it. I guess most of the information comes from three sources for me: 1: Internet, just clicking around on wikipedia and some podcasts. 2: School, i'm studying to become a history teacher so in one year I basically had to learn about the past 3000 years of history. 3: Books, these provide more detailed information about specific events and persons. --- 3DSFC: 4742-6016-1171 Safari type: Ghost (Spiritomb, Phantump, Lampent)
#19GynthaeresPosted 7/6/2014 3:37:55 PM
I learned a lot about geography from gaming, thanks to Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings, and Victoria.
History though? I wouldn't say I learned much from gaming. Gaming did help pique my interest in history though. Seeing these factions I'd play against in like, Age of Empires 2 or something, show up in the history books. Made me want to learn more about what they were like in real life. --- The sole purpose of this space is to make my post look longer.
#20ArayzielPosted 7/6/2014 3:51:30 PM
Most history games that I know of are strategy games, and those bore me to tears. I learned most from school, books and the next (which led me to said books).