[4 October 2010]
PopMatters Multimedia Editor
Hitler served as the final boss in World War II and also in Castle Wolfenstein, which is weird, right?
This week we consider a number of real life bad guys from the Nazis to the Mafia and the potential consequences of attempting to simulate such real life villainy in video games.
This podcast is also available via iTunes.
Additional discussion of real life villains in video games:
It’s Always More Fun Killing Nazis by G. Christopher Williams
Super Columbine Massacre RPG!: Can a Historic Event Be Examined Seriously By a Video Game? by G. Christopher Williams
Our podcast contributors:
Nick Dinicola is also a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog.
Thomas Cross contributes frequently to the Multimedia section at PopMatters.com, and he also pens the Diamond in the Rough column for GameSetWatch.