Erik G

Author's details

Name: Erik Gallegos
Date registered: October 3, 2011
URL: http://videogameologists.com

Biography

A lover of video games and aspiring game designer. My goal is to elevate video games into a higher realm of art and thinking through critical analysis, critique, and a stronger focus in the art that is game design.

Latest posts

  1. Super Mario 3 Big Island (Loop) by the Mini Mario Orchestra — April 19, 2014
  2. Pokemon’s “Team Rocket Hideout” by FamilyJules7x — April 19, 2014
  3. Starbound Rap by Dan Bull — April 19, 2014
  4. Frozen’s “Let It Go” perf. by Hatsune Miku — April 19, 2014
  5. 10 Little Known Facts About Sonic the Hedgehog — April 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. We’re so…so…sorry — 2 comments
  5. SoulCalibur V Gets a Shiny New Cinematic Trailer — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 19

Super Mario 3 Big Island (Loop) by the Mini Mario Orchestra

Let’s end this week’s posts with some Disco Mario 3 courtesy of the Mini-Mario orchestra and Diwa De Leon.

Apr 19

Pokemon’s “Team Rocket Hideout” by FamilyJules7x

So this song has always been kind of horrible but also kind of awesome. Made even better when played on guitar by FamilyJules7x.

Apr 19

Starbound Rap by Dan Bull

I have only seen people play Starbound but it looks pretty fun. Unfortunately I have too many other games to play to lose myself in another Minecraft/Terreria type game. It seems like a game I would enjoy though.

Apr 19

Frozen’s “Let It Go” perf. by Hatsune Miku

I hope you’re ready for a groovin’ Saturday full of jams! Mainly because I have a surplus of music that I want to share.   This first one kind of relates to games, right? In that, Hatsune Miku has games…oh forget I just really like Let it Go from Disney’s Frozen.   Full version right …

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Apr 18

10 Little Known Facts About Sonic the Hedgehog

Are you ready to become the ultimate Sonic fan? Because here are 10 things that you must know if you are out to claim the title.

Apr 18

PBS Game/Show: What Does Your Favorite Game Genre Say About You?

Glad to see Game/Show is back on track with good material. Anyways, using the site that is provided by the video, I would have to say that I’m a hybrid of Discovery, Narrative, and a heavy lean towards Fantasy. I really love being immersed into my games and I have lost myself in games like …

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Apr 18

Polygon: “Tomb Raider writer Rhianna Pratchet on the silver lining behind controversy” by Emily Gera

In this Polygon article written by Emily Gera, the writer behind the latest Tomb Raider game, Rhianna Pratchet, talks about the controversial writing and the kind of silver lining that comes from it.   The scene in question, and I have not played this game or seen the scene, is that Lara Croft is captured …

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Apr 18

Exploring the Lo-Fi Style of Aliens: Isolation

Check out some of the pure artistry that goes into making some games. While generally things like rain hitting a “camera” bug me, for something that is trying to catch the aesthetic of a film from a certain era, I have no problem with and this, recording footage on VHS tapes and then recording a …

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Apr 17

Super Mario Bros. Theme, Wine Glasses and Frying Pan Version, perf. by Dan Newbie

I kinda burned myself out on the writing for today. So here’s a cool rendition of the Mario Bros. Theme played on wine glasses and a frying pan.

Apr 17

Eurogamer: “Stealth vs. Stealth” by Wesely Yin-Poole

A great interview between Jadron Amaro, a designer for Kojima Productions and working on MGS5, and Mike Bithell, the creator of Thomas Was Alone and working on a stealth game called Volume, written by Wesely Yin-Poole of Eurogamer. In this interview the two designers talk about stealth in games and their radically different approaches to …

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Apr 17

Idea Channel: “Did How I Met Your Mother Earn Its Ending?”

A little off-topic but in relation to the last post I think relevant.   For a while now I’ve believed that to make a good game you need to be an incredibly generous and sympathetic person because ultimately, you make games for people to play them. You need to understand how people work so that …

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Apr 17

Kotaku: “Artists, Even Game Developers, Are Weird. That’s a Good Thing” by Yannick LeJacq

An article on Kotaku by Yannick LeJacq which talks about something that I’ve been thinking for quite some time now, that the gaming industry and community needs to be WAY more open to letting game developers talk.   At GDC, I’m constantly surprised by how talkative game designers are and I also love to talk …

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Apr 16

Metroid Medley by Epic Game Music

I can never get enough of classic Metroid music. Especially when compiled together in a cool medley like this.

Apr 16

The Point – Gaming Through Your Stress

This was kind of a touching episode because I know I can relate. After my grandma’s funeral I got home and continued playing Metroid: Other M, which I like so it kind of let me just escape into this other world and enjoy this story that I did not have to relate to my own …

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Apr 16

Kotaku: Why Fanboys Act Like Jerks by Keza MacDonal

A fascinating article on fanboys and why many of them act like jerks written by Keza MacDonald.   I think it’s a little scary to know that most of the angry fanboys are actually psychopaths, at least that’s what the article suggests but then again, the internet as a safe haven for their violent tendencies …

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