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10 Video Games to Learn History

I think that more than one knew the famous game Age of empires or age of mithology and its variants, because it was fascinating while interacting with Arcantos, Castor, Eitri and other mythology heroes you learned from these characters while fighting for some urban center relic and resources, because of this I learned that the economy was simple you have or do not have and if you do not have to explore look for that much desired resource, I have been an educator, trainer, teacher, trainer for over 14 years and it is a fascinating world the fact of using technology in education, imagine that a student tells you about the Vikings, the crusades and facts of the wars and I have seen teachers remain silent, but it is normal the story is beautiful and more if there is such a medium versatile like video games

Is the story violent? I think not all but most of the changes of humanity have been due to war, this means that progress in every area has always been due to militia issues, such as dehydrated food, light weapons and resistant weapons were given by alloys or use of better polymers, aviation or say good is that the subject is very broad and interesting but do not get away from what I want to communicate in this section, I will mention some video games that are very good for learning facts of world history, It would be exciting if we created a video game of our history of each of the countries to which we belong, I leave you the idea, well without further ado these are in my opinion the best:

1. Battlefield 1942

Based on World War II, relive some of the most transcendental battles such as The Battle of Stalingrad or that of Iwo Jima.

2. Rome: Total War

It is the year 270 BC, it is the best representation of Imperial Rome, the objective is to control the armies led by Julio Cesar or Hannibal, legendary generals of course with a lot of strategy.

3. Praetorians

It is Ancient Rome at the time of Julio Cesar. In the year 60 B.C. the crusades of the most powerful generals of Rome: Julius Caesar, Pompey the Great and Marco Crassus in the search for new lands will lead you to put a lot of head.

4. Age of Empires I and II

My favorite crusades range from Pharaonic Egypt, to the Yamato Empire of the Japanese Rising Sun. You can play with historical figures such as Erik the Red, Joan of Arc, Richard the Lionheart or William Wallace. This is the best to learn history of the middle ages you just have to try it.

5. Empire Total War

From the 18th century the industrial revolution of the United Kingdom brought great technological advances thanks to the creation of the steam engine and the railroad, it also provides the opportunity to understand the struggle of the United States for its Independence. The game is divided into several stages, with commercial altercations in the East and the globalization of war both on land and at sea.

6. Year 1701
It is oriented to the times of colonization, in which a new continent was discovered as such allows us to manage our own colony, as well as learn about sea travel and what happened to indigenous peoples.

7. Commandos

World War II Europe under German power this game is a technique of thinking about your next step and especially how the foundations of that time were; Now you will be in the English army and you will be a command of highly dangerous operations such as infiltrating German camps.

8. Tropic

The cold war is the United States and the Soviet Union in high tension for the different ideologies. You will have to run your own island in the Pacific and all that entails this.

9. Civilization

A strategy video game and you should know how to transform your colony and how to evolve from the pyramids to the present and the near future.

10. Ryse: Son of Rome

In this video game you will be a Centurion in the time of Emperor Nero, for which you must conquer new lands, an interesting aspect is its graphics and scenarios.

11. Expeditions: Conqueror

Another strategy and decision-making game while conquering the lands of the new world and thanks to this you make wealth

12. Birth of America

Game adapted from the 18th century, you will have to deal with the confrontations of the time that were necessary to found North America.

Blue #Ballena a Macabre Game

This macabre and dangerous supposed game that has claimed several lives of teenagers, takes its name because it refers to the collective suicides of some whales, who seek the shore to find death. Within Greek mythology it was said that they committed suicide because Neptune, god of the seas had expelled them, but certain studies state that these marine mammals are affected by some disease that damages their echo-based navigation system, another study that is for following their leader that if he becomes ill or loses direction they imitate his behavior.

Now if returning to the central theme of this macabre game that lasts 50 days with 50 challenges, that is to say one per day, some force them to wake up at midnight to watch horror videos, cut off body parts and take selfies on the edge of a very high place and in the end it is that they take their life and commit suicide.

In February of this year, there were communications from Russia where they reported that Yulia Konstantinova, 15, and Veronika Volkova, 16, launched into a vacuum from a 14-story building in the city of Irkutsk, in Siberia.

This is already an evil that has spread across all social media platforms such as twitter, facebook, youtube, VKontakte, whatsapp, in which these death groups are created where members who upload photos of their challenges are appreciated compliments, this goes from being a subject that goes from being a game to a macabre act of mind control, adolescents who have not followed the instructions, have a profile which everyone knows about God go to churches and in their homes there is communication, Therefore, this does not seem attractive.

These are the 50 challenges of the blue whale if you observe any of these in your children or students, you must take action and open the dialogue immediately.

Day 1: Cut yourself with a knife by writing “f 57” in your hand and then send the photo to the administrator of the Facebook or WhatsApp group that invited you.
Day 2: Get up at 4.20 am and watch the horror and psychedelic videos that the administrator sends you.
Day 3: Cut yourself in the arms with a razor blade along the veins, but not very deep. Make only three cuts and send the photo to the administrator.
Day 4: Draw a whale on a sheet of paper and send it to the administrator.
Day 5: If you are ready to “become a whale” write “YES” with a knife in your leg. If you’re not ready, cut yourself several times (punish yourself).
Day 6: Challenge sent using an encrypted method.
Day 7: Cut yourself with a knife writing “f 40” in your hand and then send the photo to the administrator.
Day 8: Write “#i_am_whale” in your profile state (something like #yo_soy_ballena). You have to overcome your fears.
Day 9: You have to overcome your fears.
Day 10: Get up at 4:20 am and head to a roof (the higher the better).
Day 11: Cut a whale in your hand with a knife and send the photo to the administrator.
Day 12: Watch horror and psychedelic videos for a whole day.
Day 13: Listen to the music that “they” (administrators) send you.
Day 14: Cut your lip.
Day 15: Prick your hand with a pin many times.
Day 16: Do something painful to yourself, get sick.
Day 17: Go to the highest roof you can find, stand on the edge for a while.
Day 18: Go to a bridge and stand on the edge.
Day 19: Scale a crane or at least try to do it.
Day 20: The administrator does some test to see if you are a reliable person.
Day 21: Have a conversation with “a whale” (another player or the same administrator) on Skype.
Day 22: Go to a roof, sit on the edge with your legs hanging.
Day 23: Another proof sent encrypted.
Day 24: Secret task.
Day 25: Meet with “a whale.”
Day 26: The administrator will tell you the date of your death, you must accept it.
Day 27: Get up at 4:20 and walk to the train tracks (visit any train line you can find).
Day 28: Do not talk to anyone throughout the day.
Day 29: It boasts that “you are a whale.”
Day 30 to 49: Every day get up at 4:20 am, watch horror videos, listen to music that “they” send you, make a cut a day and talk to “a whale.”
Day 50: Jump from a tall building. Take your life.

They catch the alleged author of the “Blue Whale”

Philip Budeikin is 21 years old and is indicated as a possible author of the challenge.

As this harmless-looking young man is observed, he is accused of being the creator of such a terrifying game, which states that he never thought that people would do what he said is awaiting his conviction in court, but there are others who are taking the baton in this game that is becoming massive and has already reached hundreds of countries. Pass this information you could save a life !.