Overwatch.1.Heroes

Overwatch is derivative, but fun. As a shooter it’s best described as a hodpodge collection of best hits, a melange of concepts from League of Legends, Team Fortress 2 and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare mixed, rekindled and polished. It’s perhaps a game whose main fault is being “good enough” yet also worthwhile for exactly that reason.

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NetrunnerCaprice.1.CapriceNisei

Caprice Nisei is, without question, one of the best cards of Android: Netrunner. Match after match I see her leaving players stumped, to the point that she has become one of the most hated cards in the whole game. And I think the reason for this is not that Caprice is extremely powerful but simply that her impact on the game is difficult to both gauge and understand.

Let’s try to change that.

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Ajedrez.1.Blancas

Chess is in an odd place, critically speaking. It’s seen as the best game ever made by a general public that plays few other games and doesn’t see the medium as having any cultural significance yet it’s barely acknowledged by those that do. But Chess…Chess is a game like any other and doesn’t gain from blind praise nor obscurantism. It should not be taken for granted, but talked about, contextualized and compared. How does it work? What makes it different from other strategy games? Why is it so good?

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ThisWarOfMine.1.Intro

This War of Mine is an insult. Implicitely set during the Siege of Sarajevo, it turns a still-fresh tragedy into little more than window dressing for a generic game of “survival”. Psychopathic and uncaring, its depiction of civilian life during the conflict mocks and trivializes the horrors of the Bosnian war and its shallow, nihilistic sense of morality results in nothing but unintentional whitewashing.

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