Games

Hitman – stumbling upon assassinations

I study games through the lens of experience. Let’s see how Hitman (released in 2016) stands. The game Hitman is a series of games where you play a super-assassin, that can perfectly blend in the crowd and kill his targets through various means, from direct headshots to manipulation of events in such a way that the kill appears an accident. Or if things go south, he can surround the target […]

Bogdan Albina
Games

Watch Dogs 2

It’s a beautiful day in San Francisco, clouds passing through the top of the Golden Gate bridge, and hackers speeding on the highway. It’s a beautiful day in San Francisco and I’m trying to get the perfect picture of a man puking on the concrete. My biggest regret is I couldn’t get off my phone fast enough. He finished throwing up and then he neatly comb his hair, straighten his […]

Bogdan Albina
Games

XPG – games in-between

Since times immemorial (a few decades ago), the vast majority of games evolved into video games and the dream of living into one blossomed. Quests for complex rules and winning strategies twisted and shifting into quests for immersion which also evolved into maximum entertainment with friends. Or competitive gameplay and tournaments and esports, with fixed rules. We are at a strange time in history. We are oversaturated by games. Games […]

Bogdan Albina