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[PATV] Friday, September 27, 2013 - Extra Credits Season 7, Ep. EH 04: Extra History: The Conclusion

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edited September 2013 in The Penny Arcade Hub

image[PATV] Friday, September 27, 2013 - Extra Credits Season 7, Ep. EH 04: Extra History: The Conclusion of the Second Punic War

Most of the research for these videos comes from: Polybius' The Histories And Livy's History of Rome But if you just want an overview, here's a wikipedia link.

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    Gnomeland SecurityGnomeland Security Registered User regular
    I hate to admit it, but this series made me go on steam and buy Rome: Total War (the first one)

    Does that mean I am a sucker for suggestive advertising? :)

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    JodinsanJodinsan Registered User regular
    Nicely done! I thoroughly enjoyed this little slice of history as presented by the Extra Credits crew.

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    NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    Very well done. Im also gonna say that I bought TW: Rome2 because of this series. Still, we need more of these, they are way too fun to watch.

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    RaphDSRaphDS Registered User regular
    It is 3AM here in Manila, and I stayed up for this. IT IS SO WORTH IT.
    Thank you, Extra Credits. You are amazing.

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    loktarloktar Registered User new member
    Amazing series! Really enjoyed watching them. Time to go back and watch them all in order again :)

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    JadwickJadwick Registered User regular
    Hey, Allison is back!
    Also, the extra history episodes are great. I think I remember there being a link to another history youtube series on one of these episodes; it was a classroom mock-up, and they covered history and literature and all sorts of stuff but I can't remember the name of the show. Anyone remember?

    Also; been watching since you guys were on the escapist, keep up the good work.

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    RorroRorro Registered User new member
    What?! No! This is awesome! You guys should do this more often, it would be incredible.

    Anywho... Off to read me about some Third Punic War.

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    gamemaniac3434gamemaniac3434 Registered User regular
    I WANT MOAAAAAAAAAR!!!!!! This was such a great series, and I want more. Though I might stay away from creative assembly, some.....interesting quotes recently came out about them and their policy regarding metacritic.

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    Joos2000Joos2000 Registered User regular
    This series was brilliant. If you guys started a YouTube channel or similar, here is one subscriber right here. This is how history should be taught in school.

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    Echo2OmegaEcho2Omega Registered User regular

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    chuckleberryfinnchuckleberryfinn Ireland Registered User regular
    Amazing, please do more history.

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    beleesterbeleester Registered User regular
    Sadly, lighting ships on fire with mirrors was busted by Mythbusters. Apparently it just takes too long or requires too precise aim to be practical.

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    EpicHailEpicHail Registered User regular
    Those were great and all, but honestly I missed the game stuff.

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    rainbowhyphenrainbowhyphen Registered User regular
    "Myth, history, and some dry stones in the desert sand."

    Reminds me of a certain poem.
    I met a traveller from an antique land
    Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
    Stand in the desart. Near them, on the sand,
    Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
    And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
    Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
    Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
    The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
    And on the pedestal these words appear:
    "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
    Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away.

    - Ozymandias by Shelley

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    DeepwaterDeepwater Registered User regular
    Loved these history presentations. Even if they had me firing up Civ V again. (What? No Rome. No. No Rome.)

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    FamFam Registered User regular
    What? No "Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam"? You left out the best part!

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    aberdasheraberdasher Registered User regular
    These history segments are quite fun, more entertaining than the standard ones even. It'd be cool if there was a sort of tie in article looking at how some game successfully hits upon these historic moments and demonstrates an educational game or something of that ilk.

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    jklindersjklinders Registered User new member
    edited September 2013
    Made an account just to thank you guys for making these. The Punic Wars were an interesting and pivotal point in history and i feel you guys did better discussing it than anyone.

    Please don't stop these. Try to fit them in every now and again.

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    Dino JerickDino Jerick Registered User new member
    And Clan Brujah has never been the same since...

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    So glad I'm not the only one who thought that...

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    SandrockcstmSandrockcstm Registered User regular
    We demand more history!! MOARRRRRRRR!!!!!!!

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    EamilEamil Registered User regular

    What do you mean you missed the game stuff? They've been covering video game topics every Wednesday like normal and doing this series on Fridays.

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    Pinky_PowersPinky_Powers Registered User regular
    Thank you, Extra Credits, for this wonderful series. I found extreme delight in it.

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    PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    @Beleester - They eventually concluded (in like the third revisit) that it could, however, be an effective way to cripple the enemy's ability to attack, because it's REALLY hard to aim when you can see naught but the glare of the sun.

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    thilina bthilina b Registered User new member
    Great work EC. I've always loved roman history. Hopefully you can do a few more of these in the future.

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    ZeraphaelZeraphael PDXRegistered User regular
    We loved this. Please do more! Kickstart if you need to!

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    wanderingbishopwanderingbishop Registered User regular
    If you feel like doing another mini-series like this in the future, I'll be quite happy to see it. :)

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    vtackvtack Registered User new member
    I hope the Extra Credits team recognizes how amazing this series was. Crowdfund more of this because this is honestly amazing work

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    SiegfriedSiegfried Registered User regular
    Bonus points for the FFIX "Chocobo Lagoon" reference

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    AlverantAlverant Registered User regular
    On YouTube there's a channel called Crash Course and they did a long series about world history. It's worth a look.

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    themilothemilo Registered User regular
    it’s such a shame that in Rome 2 carthage always get wiped out by the ai in a few turns, unsurprising considering how most of their historical territory belongs to their vassals.

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    meiammeiam Registered User regular
    I just picked up dynasty warrior 8. Yes 8, as in we made 8 (well really more like 20+) game using the exact same setting. But I keep picking it up every few year because the gameplay is pretty unique and nobody else does it. So I just watch this and goes... that would be awesome! C'mon Koei.

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    wajurczykwajurczyk Registered User new member
    absolutely wonderful! brilliantly told!

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    AvoanAvoan Registered User regular
    Ave atque vale - Farewell

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    ZefirisZefiris Registered User new member
    Please more of this. This is some of your best work, in many games, and even applies to games.

    In particular the battle against monsters part. Things like this - historical connections to things we may encounter in games, without noticing - would be something I'd love to see you tackle more often.

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    themadprogrammerthemadprogrammer Registered User new member
    Yes, please - MOAR!

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    Ed PortnowEd Portnow Registered User new member
    Great work: James, Daniel, Carrie & Allison- Extra Credits Rules!

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    VWalksAlotVWalksAlot Registered User new member
    I work in the online ad space and wanted to make sure you got a quick ROI shout out here.

    Saw these videos... LOVED THEM... and purchased the game. Great use of online ad dollars. Wish more advertisers out there put money into content like this.

    Awesome work and props to Creative Assembly!

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