“Blade Runner 2049”, a perfect replicant with a beating human heart

The sequel to the cult classic film that has invented Cyberpunk has been out for more than a weekend, and something strange is happening. Critic reviews were incredibly positive from the very beginning, audience response seems generally very high, and yet its box office results are somehow below the expectations, so much that the studio […]

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5 reasons why “Alien: Covenant” is a really, really, really, ridiculously bad movie

As a lifetime lover of science fiction and the “Alien” franchise in particular, I went to watch this one full of expectations, and with the loving adoration that old time friends and lovers deserve. In short: for me, it was a terrible disappointment. And, as it happens when a love story ends, I was left to […]

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5 reasons why Mass Effect made the history of videogames, and not only

Mass Effect: Andromeda is the latest videogame from Bioware’s ultra-successful Mass Effect franchise, released on March 21st (23rd for Europe, I still don’t know why). In a future post I will talk about Andromeda in detail (it’s very, very controversial), but now it is finally time to discuss the original trilogy, why I think it changed […]

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X-Com, the franchise

This is the story of the videogame franchise that taught me me everything I know about aliens, and space. Ok, not really. But close enough. UFO: Enemy Unknown (known in America as X-COM: UFO Defense to attract fans of 1993’s tv series “The X-Files“) was released in 1994 by MicroProse for DOS and Amiga (ahhh, sweet […]

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My Star Wars

If you live in this galaxy, by now you will have probably heard about Star Wars.  And if you read this blog more or less regularly, the chances are significantly higher. So let’s not waste time by introducing the saga here (ok – if you really need a reminder, you can always invest 5 minutes by […]

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