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Anti-mafia with 1977: Radio Aut

Reading Time: 9 minutesToday is the 40th anniversary of Peppino Impastato’s death. His bravery and history are deeply inspirational to me and many others. He opposed Sicilian mafia and gave his life to follow his moral principles in a time when fighting it was unthinkable. Few months ago, during the Global Game Jam 2018, I’ve made a short...

The player-centric wildlife of Horizon Zero Dawn

Reading Time: 4 minutesI originally wrote this article for the Italian website Outcast.it It took me a bit more than one year to finish Horizon Zero Dawn, not because of the great amount of content, but mostly because I often got lost in its marvelous world spending too much time exploring it and obsessing with the game’s Photo...

20 Frames: A Girl Walks Alone at Night

Reading Time: 1 minuteIt’s time to extend 20 Frames to movies! Few days ago me, Henrik, Niklas and Louise went to a public screening of A Girl Walks Alone at Night. I guess the movie can be described as an Iranian vampire western: even though it was produced in the US, the entire movie is in Persian (and I...

Unthinking Majority, Uneducated Democracy

Reading Time: < 1 minuteSerj Tankian is by far one of my favorite artists in rock music. His funny nasal voice is clearly love it or hate it (he really makes weeeeird voices while singing); in my case I totally love it. Lead singer of System of a Down, he went on a solo career during George W. Bush presidency, denouncing his mandate and his war politics. Even in the years after, he’s been active denouncing social problems and injustice. Two of his songs I particularly like are The Unthinking Majority (2007) and Uneducated Democracy (2012), both timely considering what’s going on in the UK with Brexit and Donald Trump’s run for the White House. I don’t particularly love the sound of Uneducated Majority, but I think the lyrics are very powerful. If you don’t digest rock, he also made a full orchestrated ...