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The Oregon Trail’s Cultural Bias

The Oregon Trail - Menu Screen

One of the few experiences I had with video games when I was younger was in the elementary school computer lab. Looking back, I have fond memories of loading my friends onto Conestoga wagons, and hoping none of them died of dysentery or drowned in a freak river fording accident before I made it to Oregon. When I was younger I never questioned what the game was supposed to be teaching me and, instead, focused on the game play itself.  I enjoyed that I was able to make decisions and, in turn, see how these decisions could change the course of the narrative.… Read the rest