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Offline Billy Riel

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New Online College Course - The Video Game West! :)
« on: April 15, 2015, 11:45:55 AM »
Some may be aware that in addition to maintaining the Western genre site http://westernsreboot.com/ that I am also a college instructor, specializing in the Western genre. On that note - and I thought this would be of particular interest to this board ;) - I'm happy to announce a new/third online Western course....The Video Game West!

It is a course that has been in development over the past year and topics include the history of Western video games, locations & setting, historical figures, the multiplayer experience, and the marketing of Western games....and yes, there is substantial discussion about RDR! The course is open to anyone, regardless of location, and if you are in need of a college credit/interested in reading more, please visit this link:
http://westernsreboot.com/2015/04/14/the-video-game-west-new-online-college-course/

Thanks for your time!
Chad aka "Billy Riel" (XBL)
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Re: New Online College Course - The Video Game West! :)
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2015, 03:33:50 PM »
Youre about 20 years too late for me, I would have loved to take a course like that. Im glad to see theres still folks out there educating the younger generations about the real old west. The western entertainment genre has dwindled considerably from what it once was, and as such the knowledge and appreciation of it has suffered too. Its really great to see the occasional western movie or video game do well and give people a look at life back then but so much of it is fiction that I'm glad theres still outlets for people to learn about the historical aspects of the people places and times of the old west. Cheers to you Billy!


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Re: New Online College Course - The Video Game West! :)
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2015, 04:35:04 PM »
Thanks, MrYoungGun, for your comments and support. Within the courses I have taught, I have found that Western video games are often a way into the larger Western genre (and its connected history) for those unfamiliar with/new to it. Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (2013) is a good example of a Western game with real historical figures (and collectible cards with historical info) that could inspire a young gamer to want to learn more.

Thanks again,
Chad aka "Billy Riel" (XBL)
http://westernsreboot.com/