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 Reality Check Results Are In and 64% of People Can’t Tell the Difference Between PC, PS4, and Xbox One’s Graphics — April 1, 2015
  2. Red Dead Redemption Rap by Dan Bull — March 31, 2015
  3. The Misrepresentation of War in War Games – PBS Game/Show — March 31, 2015
  4. Paca Pong Combines Several Classic Arcade Games Into One — March 31, 2015
  5. Final Fantasy 7’s “Aeris’ ( or Aerith’s) Theme” Guitar Cover perf. by Super Guitar Bros — March 30, 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

Apr 01

The Reality Check Results Are In and 64% of People Can’t Tell the Difference Between PC, PS4, and Xbox One’s Graphics

    I’m in that 64% as I got them all wrong. The graphics on all of them just seemed so similar that any differences that were there had to miniscule at best. Still, it’s interesting to see that there are some people who really can see all those little minute details (barring people who …

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Mar 31

Red Dead Redemption Rap by Dan Bull

  I feel like Dan Bull was really on point with this rap. It was catchy and not that repetitive and it kept a fast pace without slowing down too much.

Mar 31

The Misrepresentation of War in War Games – PBS Game/Show

  When watching this video I was reminded of a comment I read DICE make when discussing their design philosophy when it comes to Battlefield. They won’t let realism get in the way of fun which is why some of the non-realistic, but awesome stuff (and some not awesome mechanics) still exist in the game. …

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Mar 31

Paca Pong Combines Several Classic Arcade Games Into One

If you ever wanted to play a game that combined Pong, Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong…then you’re in luck because Paca Pong exists.     Overall, it’s a fun little two player game that is more about silliness than competitiveness. I say that because it feels like Pac-Man travels in a more less random …

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Mar 30

Final Fantasy 7’s “Aeris’ ( or Aerith’s) Theme” Guitar Cover perf. by Super Guitar Bros

  With a theme like this, how could not expect her to die? Still, a pretty awesome cover by the SuperGuitarBros.

Mar 30

If Told to Do a Barrel Roll…Could You? – PBS Space Time

  I don’t have a lot of comments to make about this video other than I learned something. Thanks PBS Space Time.

Mar 30

After Surviving Five Nights at Freddy’s Why Not Indulge In Some FNaF Theme Treats – Feast of Fiction and MyCupcakeAddiction

    Looks like the people over at Feast Of Fiction and Elise of MyCupcakeAddiction have got you totally covered if you wanted to make a Five Nights at Freddy’s themed party with creepy cupcakes and a blood splattered cake.

Mar 27

Doom 3’s Main Theme A Capella and Guitar Cover perf. by Triforcefilms and Aaron Reruink

  Triforcefilms and Aaron Reruink on Guitar cover the theme of Doom 3 and…not that the cover isn’t good but the song itself I never realized how bland it is. For a while, it actually sounded like background music from Halo, which is probably not a good thing to do for a main theme.

Mar 27

If Guile’s Theme Had Lyrics, It Wouldn’t Be What You’d Expect – Animation Domination High-Def

  You knew Guile’s theme went with everything, but did you know they went with Guile too? Animation Domination High-Def‘s take on giving lyrics to Guile’s theme is both hair (e)raising and eye(brow) opening.

Mar 27

Donkey Kong Country 2’s “Snakey Chantey (Rattle Battle Theme)” Kazoo Cover perf. by Tsuko G.

  More kazoo goondess with Tsuko G.as he does a remarkably catch rendition of Snakey Chantey from Donkey Kong Country 2.   By the way, today is another music day.

Mar 26

Xenoblade Chronicles’s “Thoughts to a Friend” String Quartet Cover perf. by Patti Rudisill, Amy Helman, Michael O’Gieblyn, and Nick Gold

  I don’t think anyone will ever get how much it pains me that I don’t like Xenoblade Chronicles. I love the characters, the story, the art style, and especially the music. I don’t even hate it as a game that much but the parts that I think it does bad it does spectacularly bad. …

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Mar 26

PBS Game/Show Thinks a Female Link Is What the Zelda Franchise Needs

  Jamin is a master of being right but in the wrongest way possible.   To start off, you can apply everything I’ve said about why couldn’t Link be black to why couldn’t Link be female. Meaning, there is no reason. Well, that’s not entirely true but more on that in a moment. First, I …

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Mar 26

Game Maker’s Toolkit on Super Mario 3D World’s 4 Step Level Design

Mark Brown provides a lot of good analysis and insight with his Game Maker’s Toolkit series on Youtube. If you’re looking to make your next game even better, or stuck with some of the more nuanced aspects of game design like level design, game feel, or integrating your soundtrack in a more meaningful way, you …

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Mar 25

Five Nights at Freddy’s 3’s “Good Ending” Guitar Cover perf. by Epic Game Music

  Apparently Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 has multiple endings and the “good” ending can get pretty trippy. Don’t know how much of that is from the original and how much is Epic Game Music‘s own take and I don’t plan on finding out anytime soon. That game is too scary for me.

Mar 25

Game Literacy and Flashing Lights – Cracked’s Take on Evolve

  This video actually brings up some really good points about game literacy and the expectations game developers rely on to sell their games. One thing that was brought up was the fact that as games get more complex with more stats to keep track of, the more information that will need to be conveyed …

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