Jorge Albor is a writer from the San Francisco Bay Area. His academic background includes international politics and social impact games. In addition to his work on PopMatters, he writes and creates podcasts about video games at http://www.experiencepoints.net/.
Warp | 12 Apr 2012 // 4:00 PM
Warp reconstructs the science-experiment-gone-wrong story into a mind-bending puzzler that revels in destructive play.
'The Darkness II' Is Easily the Most Wordy Shooter on the Market | 23 Feb 2012 // 3:00 PM
Like its predecessor, flaws mar The Darkness II’s otherwise impressive and interesting potential.
Professor Layton and the Last Specter | 5 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM
Although the weakest entry in the franchise, The Last Specter still transports players to a charming, self-consistent, and beautiful world that exists as an ode to riddles.
Crimson Alliance | 21 Nov 2011 // 3:00 PM
Crimson Alliance delivers so many genre platitudes that it begins to feel like a poorly delivered joke.
Magic The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012: Ascend into Darkness | 4 Oct 2011 // 4:00 PM
Both 2012 and its recent Ascend into Darkness DLC improve on their predecessor’s first attempt at porting Magic to the console market, providing a satisfying taste of the card game’s rich delight and leaving a deep hunger for the real thing.
Making 'Netrunner' More Casual | 28 Jan 2016 // 3:30 AM
For Netrunner, the rules can only bend so far.
Representation and Embodiment in Virtual Reality | 14 Jan 2016 // 2:00 AM
When you slip on those VR goggles, who do you become?
Love-Hating 'Fallout 4' | 17 Dec 2015 // 1:12 AM
Every time that I find something to love about Fallout 4, some tiny, inconsequential element takes me out.
The Games I Fear to Play: Reflecting on the Personal in Games | 3 Dec 2015 // 2:30 AM
It is reasonable to entwine personal feelings with games. We assign meaning to our actions, even at play, a time when we think ourselves most free.
The Borderlands of 'Cibele' | 17 Nov 2015 // 1:36 AM
Cibele manifests the borderlands of youth in the shiny pink and purple screen of a young woman’s computer.