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. Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U “Main Theme” Viola Cover perf. by xclassicalcatx — December 19, 2014
  2. Pick-Up the Basics of Smash in the Super Smash Academy! — December 19, 2014
  3. PBS Game/Show Asks Why We Keep Settling It In Smash! — December 19, 2014
  4. Smash! by Starbomb, Animated by Studio Yotta — December 19, 2014
  5. Super Smash Bros Wii U + 3DS Main Theme Dance Remix by bLiNd — December 18, 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. 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

Dec 19

Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U “Main Theme” Viola Cover perf. by xclassicalcatx

Let’s finish this Smash day with a little class. How about a viola cover of the main theme from Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U? You’re in luck because xclassicalcatx provides us with just that in this version that long enough to be your whole ring tone.

Dec 19

Pick-Up the Basics of Smash in the Super Smash Academy!

Looking to get better as Smash Bros.? Then you might want to start attending the Super Smash Academy! This kind of stuff I feel is like the real meat of the Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U. Personally, I always felt like the “advance techniques” of Super Smash Bros. Melee kept a lot of people from …

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Dec 19

PBS Game/Show Asks Why We Keep Settling It In Smash!

In this episode of PBS Game/Show, Jamin asks a very important question: Why is Smash Bros. so successful. Well, lets take a look at his analysis and see how valid we think it is.   1. Cross-Over Culture (Bricolage)   I think this analysis holds well. I remember when I was a kid reading about …

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Dec 19

Smash! by Starbomb, Animated by Studio Yotta

I’m gonna do something fun today. Every post today is themed around Super Smash Bros.? Why? Because a lot came out recently, okay? Anyway, kicking off this unofficial Smash day is a Smash inspired song from the new Starbomb Album. The animation, done by Studio Yotta, is pretty top notch and while it may not …

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Dec 18

Super Smash Bros Wii U + 3DS Main Theme Dance Remix by bLiNd

  It’s like if DJ K.K. tried his hands as the Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U theme. But, it’s actually bLiNd and that doesn’t change how awesome this remix is.   If you like this song, here are places to buy it. Loudr ► https://loudr.fm/release/super-smash-… Amazon ► http://www.amazon.com/Super-Smash-Bro… Play ► https://play.google.com/store/music/a…

Dec 18

Polygon: “Remembering Ralph Baer, the inventor of home video games” by Jon-Paul Dyson

An excellent article by Jon-Paul Dyson, the Vice President for Exhibits and Director of the International Center for the History of Electronic Games at The Strong museum in Rochester, New York, that remembers one of the most important inventors in video game history, Ralph Baer. You may remember, that earlier this month, Ralph Baer passed …

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Dec 18

Super Mario Bros. Trilogy Cover Art Reimainged by Mathieu Beaulieu

Tumblr user Mathieu Beaulieu paid tribute to one of the great video game series ever. The Super Mario Bros trilogy for the NES. Check these out. Then check out his website and tumblr for more art.    

Dec 17

The Dr. Robotnik Dance by Nathan Barnatt

  Nathan Barnatt‘s Dr. Eggman is giving me some weird Sonic 06 flashbacks. I guess that’s a good reason he should play Eggman in a movie, especially if they have a out of place dance scene. (I hope I’m not giving Sega or Sonic Team any ideas…)

Dec 17

Reality Check Puts The Real Tesla Against The Order’s Tesla

An interesting episode this week. To be honest, The Order: 1886 really has nothing to impress me yet. The work of the real Tesla seems far more interesting than anything this fictional version seems to have.   Reality Check is a series hosted by Gamespot. If you want to see more, then I recommend checking …

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Dec 17

Gamasutra: “Nice when it happens: Thinking differently about questions of representation in video games” by Adrienne Shaw

A very good article on Gamasutra by Adrienne Shaw presents a new way to look at the issue of representation in games. In short, she argues that diversity in games should be valuable unto itself and that games should not necessarily only include diversity when it is convenient to the game developers. She interviews many …

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Dec 16

Diddy Kong Racing’s “Main Theme” perf. by SquidPhysics

One of Rare’s specialties in their days with Nintendo was always really catchy theme songs. Songs rivaling that of any of the game’s made within Nintendo. It’s sad to know that such songs may never surface again, but I sure am glad that SquidPhysics is one of the many people out there keeping those tunes …

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Dec 16

Time To Battle in the Stars – Elite: Dangerous Launch Trailer

  Elite: Dangerous launched today and while by the time of this writing I haven’t played it yet, it is a game that I’ve been really looking forward to.

Dec 16

The Game Awards 2014 – A Celebration of Commercials in Gaming

With the passing of another year comes the passing of another video game award show. This year was notable for being the first time Geoff Keighley got to this event off without SpikeTV. It actually made me somewhat hopeful. Leading up the event, The Game Awards 2014 boasted a panel made up of industry veterans. …

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Dec 16

JonTron Goes Off To the Zoo Race?

In this episode JonTron looks at a truly bizarre game that seems to be half lazy experimental game and one half parody.   If you don’t believe that this kind of silliness of a game could possibly exist for real, well then, why don’t you check it out for yourself?

Dec 15

Megaman 2’s “Dr. Wily Theme” Banjo Cover perf. by Banjo Guy Ollie

  My favorite Mega Man song on a series of banjos. Good work Banjo Guy Ollie.

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