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. Windwaker’s “Dragon Roost Island” Soprano Saxophone Cover perf. by Music by Pedro — September 4, 2015
  2. PBS Game/Show Offers a Spectator’s Guide to League of Legends — September 4, 2015
  3. Kotaku: “Exploring the Creative Process Behind Disney Infinity’s Growing Army of Toys” by Ben Bertoli — September 4, 2015
  4. Monster Hunter 4’s “A Village Swaying in the Wind ~ Cathar” Jazz Cover perf. The Consouls — September 3, 2015
  5. Errant Signal Goes Over Perceivable Consequences in Game Design — September 3, 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

Sep 04

Windwaker’s “Dragon Roost Island” Soprano Saxophone Cover perf. by Music by Pedro

  I’m really digging this cover of Dragon Roost Island by Music By Pedro. I really like this version of the song performed using a soprano saxophone.

Sep 04

PBS Game/Show Offers a Spectator’s Guide to League of Legends

  This was a nice serviceable episode of PBS Game/Show. I know that I’ve tried to watch some LoL games and sort of understood what was going on. After watching this however, I feel like I have a deeper appreciation for a game that I think is fun to watch.

Sep 04

Kotaku: “Exploring the Creative Process Behind Disney Infinity’s Growing Army of Toys” by Ben Bertoli

Kotaku’s Ben Bertoli talks to Jeff Bunker, the VP of art direction for Avalanche Studios who currently makes the Disney Infinity series. Bunker reveals the kind of work that goes into making each Disney Infinity game and figure, including how they decided which figures get made and how community feedback makes its way into the …

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Sep 03

Monster Hunter 4’s “A Village Swaying in the Wind ~ Cathar” Jazz Cover perf. The Consouls

  I never think Monster Hunter music gets enough love. So kudos to The Consouls for their awesome jazz cover of Cathar.

Sep 03

Errant Signal Goes Over Perceivable Consequences in Game Design

  Errant Signal discusses a very simple tool for game design, perceivable consequences. It’s one of those concepts that, as the video points out, seems pretty self-apparent but the games that try to subvert this idea can really make a mess of it.

Sep 03

Journal of Games Criticism: “RED DEAD MASCULINITY: CONSTRUCTING A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR ANALYZING THE NARRATIVE AND MESSAGE FOUND IN VIDEO GAMES” by Benjamin J. Triana

A very lengthy and academic, but still fascinating article by Benjamin J. Triana on transportation theory and video games, specifically Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption and it’s conceptualization of masculinity. Basically, Triana asks whether or not a video game’s narrative and mechanics can influence a player’s values and opinions in the same way some theorize other …

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Sep 02

Diablo’s “Tristram” Guitar Duet Cover perf. by Super Guitar Bros

  A beautiful guitar duet of Diablo’s Tristram by the Super Guitar Bros.

Sep 02

How Historically Accurate Are These Fantasy Games? – History Respawned

    History Respawned talks with historian Matthew Gabriele about the representation of medieval Europe in fantasy games like Dragon Age and The Witcher. It’s really interesting, especially with all the talk about “historical accuracy” being applied to fantasy games and hearing just how on or off these games can be.

Sep 02

BuzzFeed: “Meet 6 Women Who Are Winning The Gaming Game” by Colleen Stufflebeem

Buzzfeed’s Colleen Stufflebeem has an excellent interview with six women game designers/UX Designers asking them about what got them into gaming and what their experience in the industry has been like. These women are Catt Small, Aileen Z, Del Northern, Jane Friedhoff, GJ Lee, and Julia Keren-Detar and they have some great insight into working …

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Sep 01

Chrono Trigger’s “Schala” Metal Cover perf. by SwigglesRP

  SwigglesRP gives us a rad metal cover of Schala from Chrono Trigger.

Sep 01

Meet The Skaters of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5

  I very excited for this game. I use to play the Tony Hawk games as a kid and while not all of them were great, the great ones were really great.   Also, how cool would it be to have played a game series as a kid, only to end up in the same …

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Sep 01

Radiator: “Massive Chalice as Pre-Apocalyptic Existential Game Industrial Dread” by Robert Yang

An interesting look at Double Fine’s Massive Chalice and how it broke the mold from other strategy role-playing games by Robert Yang.    Massive Chalice is described by Yang as a game that doesn’t want you to love it, because it’s a game that doesn’t cater to the escapist fantasies like other games. It isn’t …

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Aug 31

Super Mario World’s “Beating Koopa Jr.’s Castle Medley” perf. by moonbowmusicmovie

  I really am loving this cover. I think it’s better than what’s actually been in any of the Mario games. Maybe Nintendo will use moonbowmusicmovie at some point.

Aug 31

Did You Know Gaming Serves Up a 3 Course Meal of Persona, Metal Gear Solid V, and Heroes of Might and Magic

The folks at DidYouKnowGaming? was busy last week. They released 3 new episodes covering Persona, Metal Gear Solid 5, and Heroes of Might and Magic. Them out all out below.        

Aug 31

“The Many Variations of Froslass” Fanart by Purple-Scales

Tumblr user purple-scales has jumped onto the Pokemon variations wagon and has created alternate versions of my favorite Pokemon: Froslass. Check them out and then check out the rest of purple-scales’s art blog.

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