Author Archives: Afroxander

About Afroxander

Afroxander is the nom de guerre for writer/photographer Ivan Fernandez, based in Southern California. He currently writes for L.A. Taco and Gamecrate while studying at San Diego State University.

How video game companies are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

I have a new story up at Gamecrate, excerpted and linked below: Twitch TV raised money for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund on March 28 via Twitch Stream Aid. The 12-hour event featured artists, such as Diplo and Kaskade, and athletes such … Continue reading

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Spring 2020 Music Roundup

One of the things keeping my sanity intact during the COVID-19 pandemic is music. There is, thankfully, still plenty of new music being released on a regular, normal basis. That sense of normalcy is appreciated. That being said, I present … Continue reading

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Death Stranding in the time of social distancing

Good news! I’m contributing to Gamecrate once again! Here’s my first article after a two-year hiatus: “From Sapiens to Ludens” is a phrase plastered across the online homepage of Kojima’s company, Kojima Productions. Ludens refers to Homo Ludens, aka “man who … Continue reading

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Streets of Barcelona (Photos)

First, an admission: today marks nearly a year to the day that I left for a week-long trip to Barcelona and I still haven’t fully edited the photos and videos I took during that trip. OOPS! I have more free … Continue reading

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‘The System Failed Him:’ For The Last Remaining Sibling Of The Zaragoza Family, Measure R Is A Matter Of Life And Death

Annette Zaragoza-Bilow didn’t have a role in crafting Measure R, but her support for the measure is deeply personal. If it passes, the measure will not only give the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission stronger oversight power, but will also restructure the infrastructure in … Continue reading

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