Jul 14 • 38M

UNLOCKED - I Love the Smell of Gaming in the Morning w/ Clayton Kozan

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American Prestige
A podcast from Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison that provides listeners with everything they need to know about what’s going on in the world.
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Note: Team AP is on the road this week, so no news. Instead, please enjoy this bonus episode on gaming!

Danny speaks with Clayton Kozan, a graduate student at Texas Tech University who analyzes how the Vietnam War is portrayed in video games. From 1980s-era games that have you playing as a lone wolf; to Call of Duty: Black Ops, which makes the Vietnam War about Nazis (??) and Soviets; to the more recent When I Was Young, which focuses not only on combat but the social experience of being a soldier, Danny and Clayton discuss how and why video games' portrayal of Vietnam changed over time.