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 // 5:00 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 // 4:00 PM
Like its predecessor, flaws mar The Darkness II’s otherwise impressive and interesting potential.
Professor Layton and the Last Specter | 5 Jan 2012 // 4:00 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 // 4:00 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 // 5:00 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.
Notes on Cultural Gaming | 28 Apr 2016 // 2:57 AM
I would love to see more characters and events inspired by other cultures beyond the use of that culture as set dressing.
The Politics of 'Pandemic - Legacy' | 24 Mar 2016 // 3:00 AM
It’s October, and the world is ruined. And I’m to blame.
The Barkley Marathon and Incomprehensible Game Design | 10 Mar 2016 // 3:14 AM
The challenge of understanding something enough to beat it is part of the joy of unraveling incomprehensible game design.
Policing Behavior in eSports and 'League of Legends' | 25 Feb 2016 // 3:00 AM
How much would you charge someone for on-air bigotry?
Hope and Despair in Video Games | 11 Feb 2016 // 3:10 AM
There are moments in games that capture the feud waged in ourselves between hope and despair.