Archive for the ‘movies’ Category

King of Kong
August 16, 2007


Life is just a game -or at least there’s a 20% chance for that to be a scientific true fact. Cheers for all of you out there who are Players.



Videogame Documentary
February 3, 2007

Google Video has become an exquisite resource of audiovisual knowledge when it comes to see documentaries about politics, religion, geekdom and of course: games. It makes me so happy that I’m not only able to see valuable testimonies from the protagonists of the mentioned fields, but also, the online revolution permits me to share these with all of you!

So here it goes, The Videogame Revolution:

A final note: I’m getting quite tired of killing the spambots that invade the forums of this humble site. But also, I’m going through an important change in my career. It’s quite probable that in the near future you will find some exciting changes to this blog and site!

The Pinball Wizard
December 25, 2006

I’ve spent this Christmas with my father watching the incredible rock opera from The Who Tommy.

Not many movies portray the beauty of play like this marvelous generational piece. In Tommy you will see music and play expressed in the soul of a young kid who can’t see, speak or hear and ends up in a spiritual chase for god.

This will probably be my last post of the year, so Have a great 2007 and keep on evangelizing on games as art to anyone you know!

Match Point
March 17, 2006

I must first apologize of the inactivity the site had these last weeks. I’m about to enter a plane in a couple of hours heading right onto GDC 2006. And unfortunately, preparing myself for a big event such as this took a lot of time. If you’re coming too and happen to see a young guy probably wearing a Che t-shirt or big dark-blue glasses, that might be me, so please come and say hi 🙂

I went yesterday to the movies and see one of the most brilliant masterpieces from living-legend Woody Allen: Match Point. I could simply describe the movie as an extraordinary lesson of storytelling through the lens of the 7th art and a true tribute to the great Russian writer Fiodor Dostoievsky

Match Point uses the classy game of Tennis to offer a powerful (and painful) metaphor of the sense behind all existence.


Game Designers should pay attention to the interesting lines that were written on this script and use its light to unleash the power of Ludic Metaphors that will hopefully help to mature the gaming language in the years to come.