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. The Point – The Death of the Game Demo — July 30, 2014
  2. Portal Stories: Mel Keeps the Portal Story Going on Steam Greenlight — July 30, 2014
  3. Did You Know Gaming: The Legend of Zelda Part 4 – A Literal Link to the Past — July 30, 2014
  4. The Last of Us – Live Performance and Musical Number — July 29, 2014
  5. Kill Screen: “Melee the masterpiece, Melee the demon” by Joshua Calixto — July 29, 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

Jul 30

The Point – The Death of the Game Demo

I agree that with the death of the free demos included on compilation disks that perhaps our access to all sorts of games and genres we’re unfamiliar with has diminished. Perhaps if game publishers would start releasing demo packs.

Jul 30

Portal Stories: Mel Keeps the Portal Story Going on Steam Greenlight

Can’t wait until Portal 3? Well, then perhaps what this group of modders have put together might interest you immensely. They call this project Portal Stories: Mel and according to them:   Portal Stories: Mel is an upcoming free to play mod based in the Portal universe. It tells an entirely new story about a …

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Jul 30

Did You Know Gaming: The Legend of Zelda Part 4 – A Literal Link to the Past

It seems the Legend of Zelda franchise owes quite a bit to their literal link to the past. It’s almost funny just how many great and original games have come out of the developer’s desire to just remake their old stuff onto new consoles with new hardware.

Jul 29

The Last of Us – Live Performance and Musical Number

So apparently there was a live performance of The Last of Us. You can watch it here. That’s not the really interesting part. The interesting part is that they apparently based the ending off of the alternate ending, which was an improvised musical number. I can’t embedd it, but you can view it here.

Jul 29

Kill Screen: “Melee the masterpiece, Melee the demon” by Joshua Calixto

An article from Kill Screen by Joshua Calixto that discusses the growing divide between the creator of the hit series Super Smash Bros. and the people who seem to love it the most.   It’s a really great article, even if it falls victim to sounding slightly fluffy and pretensions at times. There really is …

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Jul 29

PBS Game/Show: Who Are the Greatest Female Characters Ever?

A look at female characters might turn into a theme for this week between Danielle article yesterday and last week’s PBS Game/Show we could easily turn it into one.   Overall, I agree with Jamin’s rules. That the character must be playable, that she must have her own agency, and that they are not over-sexualized. …

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Jul 29

Reality Check – PC GFX Explained! Antialiasing, Csync, Tessellation and More!

This episode is great for anyone who is aspiring to worship the PC master race and proclaim computers to be the console of choice. Me on the other hand, I’d rather stick the simplistic and dogmatic approach of console gaming.

Jul 28

A Closer Look at the Newest Hyrule Warriors

Last week I posted a trailer that gave a look at the whole known cast of Hyrule Warriors, including Ruto and Darunia. Well, Nintendo has released another trailer that gives us a better look at Ruto which shows off not just her control over water but also makes some fun references to the game she …

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Jul 28

Bayonetta: Bloody Fate English Dub Trailer – Let’s Dance!

The trailer for the upcoming English dub of Bayonetta: Bloody Fate. Can we really call it a hit franchise, because so far I think only one game has been released right? Well either way Bayonetta is definitely on its way of becoming one what with this anime and a sequel coming out soon.

Jul 25

Twilight Princess’s “Hyrule Fields” Marimba Cover perf. by Mart0zz

The Marimba is not an instrument I get to hear a lot of. Hearing Twilight Princess’s Hyrule Field like this kind of makes the whole song feel a bit more, I’m not sure, zany? Upbeat? It’s actually surprising similar to the normal version of it.

Jul 25

Polygon: “No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry” by Brianna Wu

When I first read this article from Polygon by Brianna Wu analyzing examples of harassment aimed at women in the game industry, I wanted to hurl my laptop across the room. It’s just getting a little frustrating that this sort of stuff still happens. That it even happened is just mind boggling to me. And …

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Jul 25

Hyrule Warriors Feature Trailer- The Heroes of Hyrules Assemble!

So have I mentioned that I’m super excited for Hyrule Warriors. I’m loving the list of selectable characters so far (even Lana) and hey we finally got a second male character confirmed. That feels kind of weird to say, but it’s a good kind of weird. Though did you noticed that Zant and Ghirahim got …

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Jul 25

Really Freakin’ Clever: Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga

While I had my own gripes about their latest adventure, Mario and Luigi Super Star Saga remains one of my favorite GBA games for exactly the reasons outlined by Josh in this episode of Really Freakin’ Clever. In fact, I really have nothing more to add. Using A for Mario and B for Luigi was …

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Jul 24

Zelda II’s “Temple/Palace Theme” A Capella perf. by Smooth McGroove

Growing up, I remember always hearing bad things about Zelda II. I was under the impression for a while that I thought the game was a mess and so actually surprised when the Temple song I heard in Super Smash Bros. Melee was from Zelda II because I thought it was really good. I was …

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Jul 24

Super Smash Flash 2 – Release Date and Updates Coming to You Directly

I really can’t believe that Super Smash Flash is still a thing, but I guess if you can’t wait for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U this is the next best thing. Not only that, but it has a bunch of characters we know would never make it in to Smash Bros officially, …

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