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. Sonic Adventure 2’s “Believe in Myself” perf. by Joshua Taipale, Emily Jones, and Jacob Pritchett — May 23, 2015
  2. Your NES and TV All Rolled into One – Gaming Historian — May 23, 2015
  3. “Even Monsters Need to Eat” – Monster Hunter Fan Art by Dragonith — May 23, 2015
  4. Link’s Awakening’s “Mabe Village” EWI Multitrack Cover perf. by Soundole — May 22, 2015
  5. Feminist Frequency Discusses Jade from Beyond Good and Evil — May 22, 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

May 23

Sonic Adventure 2’s “Believe in Myself” perf. by Joshua Taipale, Emily Jones, and Jacob Pritchett

  It’s not too often we see anyone cover the vocal tracks of a Sonic Adventure game and Joshua Taipale, Emily Jones, and Jacob Pritchett did a pretty fine job.

May 23

Your NES and TV All Rolled into One – Gaming Historian

  TheĀ Gaming Historian looks at a rather unusual piece of gaming hardware. A game console and TV smooshed into one. I never really thought about it before, but this does seem like a really good idea. If only something like this could be sold competitively. I would love for a Wii U or XBox One …

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May 23

“Even Monsters Need to Eat” – Monster Hunter Fan Art by Dragonith

I would not consider many of the Monsters from Monster Hunter as cute. Terrifying, dopey looking, or disgusting? Yes. Cute? No. That is, until I saw that DeviantArtist Dragonith has done to them. These monster drawings might look like they capture the natural essence of each monster, but in the corner, you might find that …

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May 22

Link’s Awakening’s “Mabe Village” EWI Multitrack Cover perf. by Soundole

  Boy does this song really unlock some nostalgic feelings for me. This was the first Zelda game I ever played and it remains one of my favorites. So thank you Soundole of Soundole VGM Covers for covering of the BGMs of my childhood.

May 22

Feminist Frequency Discusses Jade from Beyond Good and Evil

  I can only imagine what a world where Beyond Good and Evil got the treatment it deserved would look like. Luckily, Anita Sarkeesian of feministfrequency pretty much sums up why it’s a game that challenges many of gaming’s biggest norms and why we need more of it.

May 22

Watch Out! Nerdy Nummies Makes Navi Nilla Pops

  Oh my goodness I want to eat a million of these. Curse you Rosanna Pansino! Curse you!

May 21

Star Fox 64’s “Aquas and Zoness” Accordion Cover perf. by Jackson Parodi

  You know, if Universal Studios and Nintendo are going to open some Nintendo themed attractions, I think they should totally hire Jackson Parodi. With his accordion skills, I’m sure he’ll draw in the crowd. I mean, listen to this. It’s a beautiful cover of Aquas and Zoness.

May 21

PBS Game/Show Offers Some Food for Thought – Why is There So Much Food in Games?

  An interesting episode of PBS Game/Show. I think Jamin is on the right track that associating food with health and power-ups plays into our kind of natural allure to food as a consumable good. Mechanically, I think food has a lot of design space yet to be explored, especially in the realm of creating …

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May 21

BoingBoing: “Why Silent Hill Mattered” by Leigh Alexander

A great article by Leigh Alexander on BoingBoing on why Silent Hill mattered and why the cancellation on what would have been the latest entry in the series is signaling the end, or at least the decay, of the weird director led experiments that was done back in the day of Silent Hill 2.   …

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May 20

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show Theme A Capalla Cover perf. by Mr. Dooves

  This is great. I never watched much of this show growing up, but what I have seen I really enjoyed. It was silly and a by product of a time when Nintendo ruled the world, but it was still very fun. Thank you Mr. Dooves of Triforcefilms for reminding that this show existed.

May 20

Kotaku: “Who Invented Let’s Play Videos?”

An interesting article on Kotaku by Patrick Klepek that details the nearly lost history of Let’s Plays.   I really don’t have much to add other than it was a great read.

May 20

Wii Would Like to Know – Did You Know Gaming Looks at Nintendo’s Most Revolutionary Console

  Regardless of what anyone says, I think the Wii is one of the most revolutionary consoles ever made. Motion controls opened up so many new possibilities and I think paved the way for developers to think beyond just a normal button controller layout. I know a lot of people really like traditional gamepads, but …

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May 19

Chrono Trigger’s “Corridors of Time” Guitar Cover perf. by Epic Game Music (Feat. Brentalfloss

  Epic Game Music along with brentalfloss have put together a pretty chill guitar and piano cover of Chrono Tirgger’s “Corridors of Time.” It sound pretty awesome.

May 18

StreetPass Love: A 3DS Song by Random Encounters (with NateWantsToBattle & The Completionist)

  This catchy song by Random Encounters perfectly captures how I feel when walking around public places with my 3DS. It’s amazing how fun a silly little application like StreetPass can be.   Anyway, here are some links to the people in this video and how to buy this song if you want to.   …

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May 17

Super Mario Sunshine’s “Platforms a Plenty (Super Mario Bros. Theme) Kazoo Cover perf. by Tsuko G.

  Tsuko G. uses his kazoo to cover the theme from Super Mario Bros. as covered in Super Mario Sunshine. Pretty catchy.  

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