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. Bravely Second’s “Great Distance” perf. by jparecki95 — April 28, 2016
  2. The Secret History of Ness and Lucas’s Smash Bros. Move Set – RelaxAlax — April 28, 2016
  3. “Cute, Cuddly, and Dangerous” – Fan Art by Meowtwo — April 28, 2016
  4. Mother 3’s “Hard Rain” Metal Cover perf. by RichaadEB — April 27, 2016
  5. Guitar Hero Was About to Get a MMO Before the Music Game Genre Crashed and Burned – Unseen64 — April 27, 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

Apr 28

Bravely Second’s “Great Distance” perf. by jparecki95

  I haven’t played Bravely Second yet, but one thing I loved about the first game was it’s music. So, if jparecki95 is even close to this new main theme, I will probably love the music in Bravely Second as well.

Apr 28

The Secret History of Ness and Lucas’s Smash Bros. Move Set – RelaxAlax

RelaxAlax takes a look at the Mother/Earthbound series to show us how Ness and Lucas got their Smash Bros. moveset. You might be surprised to find out how those two characters do a bit more than represent themselves in Nintendo cross-over fighter.

Apr 28

“Cute, Cuddly, and Dangerous” – Fan Art by Meowtwo

Deviantartist Meowtwo has a wonderfully cute and cartoony style. It’s like putting some of gaming’s most badass characters into a blender with Kirby. Take a look below at some of my favorites, b ut then be sure to check out the rest of their gallery.

Apr 27

Mother 3’s “Hard Rain” Metal Cover perf. by RichaadEB

  RichaadEB has an awesome metal cover of Hard Rain from Mother 3.

Apr 27

Guitar Hero Was About to Get a MMO Before the Music Game Genre Crashed and Burned – Unseen64

  Liam Robertson of Unseen64 put out a video talking about an cancelled Guitar Hero/DJ Hero browser MMO, called Hero World.   Gosh, remember when these games were on top of the world. As pointed out in the video, over saturation of the music games basically led to a crash that the genre still hasn’t …

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Apr 27

Kotaku: “What A Fan Learned About Game Development By Making His Own Star Wars Games” by Stephen Totilo

Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo has written an uplifting piece about the lessons one Star Wars fan learned about making his own fan game. Totilo tells the story of a 21 year old man named Michael Real who had been using the game creation tool Project: Spark to essentially cobble together something that looked like a Star …

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Apr 26

Final Fantasy II’s “Battle theme” Guitar Cover perf. by Dysergy

  Dysergy has an awesome cover of the battle theme from Final Fantasy II.

Apr 26

DidYouKnowGaming? Explores Two Cult Classics: Super Mario RPG and Mega Man Legends

Here’s two DidYouKnowGaming? episodes on spin-offs that have large cult followings from long ago: Super Mario RGP and Mega Man Legends.    

Apr 26

“Three Little Princesses” – Fan Art and a Fan Comic by Yves Bourgelas

Yves Bourgelas, AKA thebourgyman, has a webcomic about Princess Peach, Daisy, and Rosalina. He also has a gallery full of silly artwork like the examples below. Be sure to check out the rest of his gallery when you get the chance.

Apr 25

Hitman Rap by Dan Bull

  Dan Bull has a pretty cool original rap inspired by the Hitman series.

Apr 25

Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins – The Anime Short of the Game’s First Mission

  Nintendo published this anime short last week depicting the first mission of the latest Star Fox title, Star Fox Zero.   Despite the animation appearing kind of janky, what a way to sell the story of Star Fox Zero. It seems like with a bit more technology, the team can finally tell a more …

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Apr 25

“Pixel Champions” – Pixel Fan Art by Daniel Oliver

Pixel art is a pretty unique kind of art. There is a certain flair to it that is absent in other art forms and that is no clearer than in the works of Daniel Oliver. Check out some example of his great work below, and then be sure to look at his Tumblr and Deviantart …

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Apr 24

Dark Souls 3’s “Abyss Watchers” A Capella Cover perf. by Smooth McGroove

  I can’t remember the last time I posted something from Smooth McGroove, but here he is again with an hauntingly beautiful A Capella rendition of Abyss Watchers from Dark Souls 3.

Apr 24

Craft Your Own Elder Scrolls – DIY Prop Shop

  AWE me‘s DIY Prop Shop crafts an Elder Scroll, from…The Elder Scrolls games. It looks fantastic but despite the name of the show, I don’t think I could make anything like this. Even with all the instructions.    

Apr 24

Time: “See How Cuphead‘s Incredible Cartoon Graphics Are Made” by Matt Peckham

Time’s Matt Peckham has a great interview with Chad Moldenhauer, lead artist behind the 1930-era cartoon inspired shooter Cuphead.   This is a game that I’ve been looking forward to, mainly because I find those old Disney cartoons really fascinating. It’s interesting to learn what the motivation behind some of the art and design decisions …

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