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. World of Warcraft’s “Legends of Azeroth” perf. by Critical Hit — January 23, 2015
  2. Nintendo Medley perf. by FAMIKOTO — January 22, 2015
  3. “Princesses” Fanart by Yagaminou — January 22, 2015
  4. Polygon: “Conservative, stuffy old Nintendo and its weird habit of wild radicalism” by Colin Campbell — January 22, 2015
  5. Sonic Adventure 2’s “It Doesn’t Matter” perf. by Sab Irene — January 21, 2015

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

Jan 23

World of Warcraft’s “Legends of Azeroth” perf. by Critical Hit

  Critical Hit, an epic group of musicians covering game music, recently created a video for one of their songs from their first album. These guys definitely have a way of upping the ante when it comes to game covers as their work is always top quality and unique. If you liked this, then you …

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Jan 22

Nintendo Medley perf. by FAMIKOTO

Here’s something you don’t get to hear everyday. A Nintendo medley played on traditional Japanese instruments by FAMIKOTO. You should definitely check out their channel as they have done a lot of different covers.

Jan 22

“Princesses” Fanart by Yagaminou

These digital paintings by Deviant Art user Yagaminou are fantastic. I sort of happened to pick characters from Nintendo games as my favorites, as they have backgrounds and some good use of subtle emotions but you should definitely check out more of his gallery.  

Jan 22

Polygon: “Conservative, stuffy old Nintendo and its weird habit of wild radicalism” by Colin Campbell

Polygon’s Colin Campbell recently wrote an article that gives us some insight into the Willy Wonka like workplace that is Nintendo. By talking to Dan Adelman, a former employee who was responsible for bridging together Nintendo and many indie developers, Campbell reveals Nintendo’s traditional and conservative corporate culture, one that rewards longevity and doesn’t necessarily …

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Jan 21

Sonic Adventure 2’s “It Doesn’t Matter” perf. by Sab Irene

  I love slower versions of songs…I don’t know why but it’s why I love this cover of It Doesn’t Matter from Sab Irene. This song already is one of my favorite songs from the Sonic series, so it’s great to see it still getting some love.

Jan 21

Gamasutra: “Postmortem: Monolith Productions’ Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor”

On Gamasutra, Michael de Plater, design director at WB Games studio Monolith Productions, wrote up a post-mortem on Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor detailing what went right and what went wrong with development on the game.   Overall, I really enjoyed this game but can definitely see where de Plater is coming from. The nemesis system …

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Jan 21

Hey! You Should Play Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds!

Yesterday, one of the games that defined my childhood finally returned. For the measly price of $5.99 you too can own a copy of Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Saga from the good ol’ folks of Good Old Games.   Star Wars: Galactic Battlegronds is a Star Wars real-time strategy game using the Age of Empire’s …

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Jan 21

Self-Aware Mario is Online and is a Little Self-Conscious

  It seems that the secret to curbing an AI Apocalypse will be to give it emotions and call them fat. It does make them feel so good.   Jokes aside, this is impressive. I watched this thinking that it was going to be AI that plays through Mario but instead they made something that …

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Jan 20

F-Zero’s “Mute City” Electric Guitar Cover perf. by Epic Game Music

  I fell in love with most of F-Zero’s music from the Super Smash Bros. series and I think because of that series, Mute City is the most iconic. It’s a shame that Nintendo cannot find it in them to make a new F-Zero, but perhaps a little Epic Game Music electric guitar cover can change …

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Jan 20

Prepare to Answer the Call for Help in Sid Meier’s Starships

  I’m always one for a space game, so the premise of this game look pretty interesting. It’s a shame there wasn’t much gamplay showed in this trailer, but maybe in the time between then and now we’ll get some more information.

Jan 20

The Namco Patent that Made Loading Screens What They Are Today…Boring – The Point

  What a strange format this video had. Anyway, to the point (no pun intended). I never knew that this was the reason why Loading Screens were, well, loading screens You would think Nintendo would love to put in World 1-1 from Super Mario Bros. while their latest platformer loaded. Maybe Danny is right and …

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Jan 19

How To Turn Your Princess Peach Amiibo into Fire Flower Princess Peach – Geek & Sundry Vlogs

  The Geek & Sundry Vlogs recently released a pretty thorough tutorial on repainting Amiibo figures. In this case, turning Princess Peach into Fire Flower Princess Peach. It all seems rather technical so it probably shouldn’t be handled by super beginners like me. Though I would like to make some of my Amiibos a bit …

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Jan 19

“The Magic Mushroom Kingdom” – Disney and Nintendo Collide with Fan Art by ちこみん

Sometimes I just have to break my no Pivx rule because the art I find sourced from there is too good. In this case, it’s art done by ちこみん. A wonderful mash up of Disney and Nintendo with makes me really wish Nintendo was making Kingdom Hearts.    

Jan 17

Final Fantasy VII’s “JENOVA” Piano and Synths Cover perf. by Alodia Gosiengfiao and Her Dad

For a game I don’t really like all that much, the music of Final Fantasy VII is always a joy to listen to. Especially when you’re like Alodia Gosiengfiao and you throw some synths in for good measure.

Jan 17

“Prepare to be Purified!” – Great Super Smash Fan Art by Nick Savino

Ready for some highly detailed, full-body character fan art featuring the cast of Super Smash Bros.? Good because here is a selection of the amazing pieces done by Nick Savino. Keep in mind, I was very tempted to just post the whole gallery but I want you guys check them out. So I’m only showcasing …

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