Erik G

Author's details

Name: Erik Gallegos
Date registered: October 3, 2011
URL: http://videogameologists.com

Biography

A game designer who graduated with a literature degree. Go figure. Currently hard at work at making games.

Latest posts

  1. Final Fantasty XIII’s “Blinded by Light” Electric Guitar Cover perf. by DSC — February 7, 2016
  2. Strange and Unreasonably Weird Video Game Puzzles – Cracked — February 7, 2016
  3. Kotaku: “Some Real Rules For Shilling Video Games On YouTube” by Jason Schreier — February 7, 2016
  4. Super Mario RPG’s “Weapons Factory” Metal Cover perf. by RichaadEB — February 6, 2016
  5. Timing is Everything – Extra Play on the Animation of Shadow of the Colossus — February 6, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Freedom Planet: Ethically Challenged But Still Fun — 4 comments
  2. Question: The Issue of the Gay Planet — 4 comments
  3. Generation Gap: When Nostalgia Ruins Games Forever — 3 comments
  4. Everything Wrong with Thief in 15 Minutes – Awkward Cuts and Minor Plot Holes — 3 comments
  5. We’re so…so…sorry — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Feb 07

Final Fantasty XIII’s “Blinded by Light” Electric Guitar Cover perf. by DSC

  A great electric guitar cover of Blinded By Light from Final Fantasy XIII by DSC. I remember first seeing gameplay of that game and thinking that it didn’t look like it was all that great. I did remember thinking this song was pretty kick-ass though.

Feb 07

Strange and Unreasonably Weird Video Game Puzzles – Cracked

  Making a puzzle for a video game is an art. It requires making something that will challenge the player but also be accessible to everyone. Cracked gives us some examples of games that maybe needed to rethink some of these puzzles.

Feb 07

Kotaku: “Some Real Rules For Shilling Video Games On YouTube” by Jason Schreier

Kotaku’s Jason Schreier has an interesting article revealing what it’s like to have an advertising company approach you with an offer to sell their game for them. It typical marketing fashion, it reads like a guide teaching aliens to act “hue-man”. It’s actually kind of funny.

Feb 06

Super Mario RPG’s “Weapons Factory” Metal Cover perf. by RichaadEB

  RichaadEB gives us an excellent metal cover of Weapons Factory from Super Mario RPG.  

Feb 06

Timing is Everything – Extra Play on the Animation of Shadow of the Colossus

  Extra Play has started a series analyzing the animation of the classic game Shadow of the Colossus. It goes pretty in depth and is a must watch for animators and game designers alike. This is just the first video, so check out the channel for the rest of the series.

Feb 06

The Guardian: “That Dragon, Cancer and the weird complexities of grief” by Keith Stuart

The Guardian’s Keith Stuart writes a really emotional article on how That Dragon, Cancer expresses and explores that weird emotion we call grief.   I can already tell that That Dragon, Cancer is not a game I will be playing anytime soon and not because I think it’s bad, but because I think it will …

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Feb 05

Sonic Adventure 2’s “Escape from the City” A Capella Cover perf. by Mr Dooves

  Mr Dooves of Triforcefilms has this great rendition of an iconic Sonic song. I love his voice for this. It sound similar to the original singer’s but also a bit like Sonic’s voice from that game.

Feb 05

Lots and Lots of Facts About Mario Kart 8 – Super Coin Crew

  Super Coin Crew has 107 facts about Mario Kart 8 that might even surprise some hardcore fans. I know their series usually only gives 107 facts, for but maybe for this one that should just found one more to make it 108.

Feb 05

Kotaku: “The Art Of Life Is Strange” by Luke Plunkett

I’m still totally interested in playing Life is Strange, but in the meantime, even I can appreciate these cool pieces of concept art collected by Kotaku’s Luke Plunkett. Here’s a few I think are particularly cool, but be sure to check out the rest of the collection and click on the relevant links there to …

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Feb 04

Rogue Legacy’s “Narwhal” Cover perf. by Lord Bif and Vled Tapas

  A pretty cool cover of a song called Narwhal from Rogue Legacy by Lord Bif and Vled Tapas. This sounds like it belongs in Rogue Legacy but I don’t think I ever made it to the level this is from. I was pretty bad at that game.

Feb 04

The Point Discusses Encumbrance as a Game Mechanic

  This week on GameSpot‘s The Point, Danny talks about the general idea of a encumbrance mechanic and why it’s so bad in Fallout 4 and good in other games.   Maybe I’m missing something because the consequences of over encumbrance in other games sounds like the penalties in Fallout 4. In fact, I really …

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Feb 04

“A Great Battle is About to Begin” – Fan Art by Chriskot

Deviantart artist chriskot has some really great digital paintings of video game characters. I’ve picked out some of my favorites, with each one conveying the idea of “prepare to fight”. Be sure to check out the rest of the gallery.  

Feb 03

Fire Emblem Awakening’s “Conquest” Jazz Cover perf. by insaneintherainmusic

  Another wonderful jazz cover by insaneintherainmusic. This time of Conquest from Fire Emblem Awakening.

Feb 03

The Future is Bleak and We Love it – PBS Game/Show on Fallout 4

  Jamin of PBS Game/Show discusses why we as gamers might be so attracted to the desolate and depressing world of Fallout 4.   He brings up a lot of interesting ideas in this video. I think there is some truth to people being attracted to entertainment that doesn’t paint a happy view of the …

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Feb 03

Cracked: “5 Reasons Final Fantasy Failed Worse Than Any Franchise Ever” by Mark Hill

Cracked writer Mark Hill has a pretty scathing list for why he believes the Final Fantasy series has failed harder than any other franchise before it. His list can best be summed up by everyone has just stopped caring about it. From terrible spin-offs, to terrible ports, to a kind of regression from creating goofy …

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