A Travel Guide for Gamers
You wouldn’t think that games and traveling have anything in common, would you? Well, you’re in for a surprise and a treat. There are many sites gamers would love to visit in real life related to gaming culture, as well as authentic virtual replicas of sites and time periods for those of us who like the comfort of our home. Here are a few places worth visiting in real life and online.
Things to See
Pack your bags and let’s go – here are a few places to visit if the time and money allow you to do so
If you’re a big fan of Japanese game titles and the otaku culture, put visiting Akihabara at the top of your bucket list.Apart from electronics, which Akihabara is famous for, you can also visit a zillion game stores, maid cafés, and conventions.
The American Classic Arcade Museum
Do you remember when playing video games was a type of a special event, where you had to come up with some coins in order to play anything in the arcade?
Even if you are too young for that, you can still play classic arcade games like your Mom and Dad used to. The museum is run and maintained by volunteers.
St Paul’s Chapel
This is an Episcopal church in lower Manhattan. In case Assassin’s Creed III got you interested in American history, there is no reason not to visit this glorious landmark. It still conducts services, but it used to be a center for the training of militia during the Revolutionary War. It even used to be the tallest building in New York.
Things to Click On
If you like the warmth of your room, as well as the lack of people in it, here are your travel destinations.
Assassin’s Creed Series
While you can, and should, visit the world’s sites that played a huge role in history, a cheaper alternative is to play through the Assassin’s Creed series. The buildings depicted there are surprisingly accurate, even though some events are not. Take a gondola ride through Venice, or visit some of the world’s most beautiful churches and temples.
Kerbal Space Program
I know what you’re thinking – you’re thinking that the game is great and all, but it doesn’t feature actual events from history. That used to be true. Squad was considering making a mod that follows the saga of space exploration, but the fans were so impatient that they made the mod themselves. See the Earth from space and land on the Moon.
Red Dead Series
With the third installment, Red Dead Redemption 2, being one of the most recent titles on the market, the series features historical accuracy and an open world. If you want to learn more about what was going on in the US during the period of the Wild West, we suggest giving these game a go. The language used, the technology, and the atmosphere of the time – all of it is pretty decently depicted and it is easy to see why the games are so popular on the market.