Gaming Fact of the Day

First Videogame To Inspire A Historical Documentary

When the tactical World War II squad shooter Brothers in Arms was released in 2005, the History Channel used dynamic battlefield walkthroughs and fly-throughs from the game in a documentary of the same name, making it the first videogame to inspire a program in this way. The documentary tells the story of the 101st Airborne Division, 502nd Parachute Infantry between 6 and 13 June 1944.


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