Erik G

Author's details

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

Biography

A lover of video games and aspiring game designer. My goal is to elevate video games into a higher realm of art and thinking through critical analysis, critique, and a stronger focus in the art that is game design.

Latest posts

  1. Monster Hunter 4G Japanese Trailer – Subspecies Mania — April 23, 2014
  2. Really Freakin’ Clever – Super Mario World — April 23, 2014
  3. Animal Crossing’s “K.K. Moody” perf. by Aivi Tran — April 22, 2014
  4. Reality Check – Invisibility Cloak in Real Life? — April 22, 2014
  5. Transcendence Review – Critics Not Rich in Logic But Abundant in Irony — April 22, 2014

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. We’re so…so…sorry — 2 comments
  5. SoulCalibur V Gets a Shiny New Cinematic Trailer — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 23

Monster Hunter 4G Japanese Trailer – Subspecies Mania

I can’t wait for this game to come out in the west. Looks like a lot of new and returning sub-species are returning and that’s fine by me. The more monsters the better!

Apr 23

Really Freakin’ Clever – Super Mario World

A very excellent analysis of Super Mario World and why it has always been my favorite 2D Super Mario game. The fact that the demo mode tells you everything you need to know about the new Yoshi is a particularly clever touch that definitely needs to be more recognized in ways to demonstrate your mechanics …

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Apr 22

Animal Crossing’s “K.K. Moody” perf. by Aivi Tran

I’m not sure, but I don’t think I posted anything from Aivi Tran in a long time. Well, I’m glad she picked a great song to remind me that she’s still around. I love K.K. Moody from Animal Crossing and her cover of it a perfect way to unwind after a long day of working.

Apr 22

Reality Check – Invisibility Cloak in Real Life?

Wow, I can’t believe how far technology has advanced. Pretty soon we’re just going have legit magic.   I’m not sure how I feel about that kind of technology ever becoming real. Afterall, have you seen what someone can do when they’re invisible? I don’t know how comfortable I would feel if we had the …

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Apr 22

Transcendence Review – Critics Not Rich in Logic But Abundant in Irony

So this is going to be a kind of review/examination of the recently released movie Transcendence. I can’t really spin a video game theme into it but the futurist idea of transcendence is one that has really interested me ever since my first year in college where I took a class in the ethics of …

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Apr 22

Feel Sophisticated For Liking Video Games – Press Start: Nintendo Charity Gallery

One of the stereotypical activities of top hat and monocle wearing fancy guys is to visit art galleries. Having posted about a few art galleries before to feature video games, I’m surprised I’ve never gone to one. Probably because I usually find out about them after they have closed or they are too far away. …

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Apr 21

Pach-Attack: Will Microsoft Keep Their Exclusive DLC

Pach-Attack! 1) Will Xbox Keep Exclusive DLC on Call of Duty?   Kinda interesting how console sales and install base don’t seem to play a role in this decision or at least not as much as the question asker probably thought. With more money and a lower install based, I think Microsoft will try more …

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Apr 21

Polygon: “Meet the gay soldier you didn’t know was in Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City” by Emily Gera

An article on Polygon by Emily Gera that shares the thoughts of Adam Bullied and how he wrote a gay character in Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City without being too “in your face” about it.   It’s an interesting article and made even more interesting by Capcom putting up no resistance to the idea. Perhaps …

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Apr 21

She Got Game – A Documentary About Women in Gaming That Needs to be Kickstarted

If there is one thing that I’ve learned from my time studying up to make games, is that everyone has the potential to make really amazing games. It’s why I’m so excited for this documentary that explores the female gaming community and women in the industry, hopefully putting an end of the nasty stereotypes or …

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Apr 19

Super Mario 3 Big Island (Loop) by the Mini Mario Orchestra

Let’s end this week’s posts with some Disco Mario 3 courtesy of the Mini-Mario orchestra and Diwa De Leon.

Apr 19

Pokemon’s “Team Rocket Hideout” by FamilyJules7x

So this song has always been kind of horrible but also kind of awesome. Made even better when played on guitar by FamilyJules7x.

Apr 19

Starbound Rap by Dan Bull

I have only seen people play Starbound but it looks pretty fun. Unfortunately I have too many other games to play to lose myself in another Minecraft/Terreria type game. It seems like a game I would enjoy though.

Apr 19

Frozen’s “Let It Go” perf. by Hatsune Miku

I hope you’re ready for a groovin’ Saturday full of jams! Mainly because I have a surplus of music that I want to share.   This first one kind of relates to games, right? In that, Hatsune Miku has games…oh forget I just really like Let it Go from Disney’s Frozen.   Full version right …

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Apr 18

10 Little Known Facts About Sonic the Hedgehog

Are you ready to become the ultimate Sonic fan? Because here are 10 things that you must know if you are out to claim the title.

Apr 18

PBS Game/Show: What Does Your Favorite Game Genre Say About You?

Glad to see Game/Show is back on track with good material. Anyways, using the site that is provided by the video, I would have to say that I’m a hybrid of Discovery, Narrative, and a heavy lean towards Fantasy. I really love being immersed into my games and I have lost myself in games like …

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