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. Building Mighty No. 9 – A Documentary by 2PlayerProductions — June 24, 2016
  2. “A-Mei-Zing!” – Mei From Overwatch Fan Art by PK4G — June 24, 2016
  3. Sonic Adventure 2’s “Escape from the City” Cover perf. by Nathan Sharp and Andrew Stein (Mandopony) — June 23, 2016
  4. Happy 25th Birthday Sonic! — June 23, 2016
  5. We Need a Single Sonic Universe (The Concept, Not the Comic) — June 23, 2016

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

Jun 24

Building Mighty No. 9 – A Documentary by 2PlayerProductions

  2PlayerProductions‘s official Mighty No. 9 documentary is here. This was one of the first big “old school game designer using Kickstarter to make a classic game” that came from Japan. I always love watching documentaries that showcase how a game is made. It really gets you in the designing mood. It’s a shame that …

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Jun 24

“A-Mei-Zing!” – Mei From Overwatch Fan Art by PK4G

Love or hate her, Overwatch’s Mei is a pretty cute character. Especially when drawn by DeviantArt user PK4G. Take a look at some of this A-Mei-zing fan art to help you beat the heat, then be sure to check out the rest of his gallery. There isn’t a lot of video game fan art, but …

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Jun 23

Sonic Adventure 2’s “Escape from the City” Cover perf. by Nathan Sharp and Andrew Stein (Mandopony)

  Objectively, there are not enough Sonic Adventure 2 covers, let alone vocal covers. Now Nathan Sharp – NateWantsToBattle and Andrew Stein (Mandopony) need to get to work on a cover of Pumpkin Hill. Hope you had a birthday Sonic the Hedgehog!

Jun 23

Happy 25th Birthday Sonic!

  Still hard to believe that Sonic the Hedgehog is 25 years old today. Take a look back at some of the main games throughout Sonic’s history…though for looking like an official channel, they sure do offer up some revisionist history. I can understand Sonic and the Secret Rings and Sonic and the Black Knight …

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Jun 23

We Need a Single Sonic Universe (The Concept, Not the Comic)

Today is Sonic the Hedgehog’s birthday. That little blue hedgehog has been through a lot in these last 25 years and one might argue that he’s been through too much. That’s okay, luckily Sonic the Hedgehog’s adventures are not just split into two or three multiple continuities, but something like five.Probably more.     I …

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Jun 23

Deorbital: “What Michonne, Sasha, and Beyoncé Teach Us About the Complexities of Anger” by Shonte Daniels

Shonte Daniels of deorbital writes a great piece discussing the representation of women of color in games (and Beyoncé) and two positive examples of characters who express anger owning and defying the stereotype of Black and Latina women.   In this article, Daniels discusses how The Walking Dead’s Michonne and Severed’s Sasha use their anger …

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Jun 22

Breath of the Wild’s “Trailer Theme” Acoustic/Rock Cover perf. by Shady Cicada

Shady Cicada must be really excited for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, because he already has a cover of the song from the trailer. I got to admit…I’m pretty excited too.

Jun 22

JonTron on Disney Games – Both Fake and Real

JonTron has released a very bizarre  episode on bootleg Disney games. It’s…something else alright.   And in case you need to have your pallet cleansed (or your brain bleached) from that episode, here’s JonTron again in a DidYouKnowGaming?? on Disney games.  

Jun 22

Rock, Paper, Shotgun: “Hype Check: Debunking E3’s Marketing” By Brendan Caldwell

Rock, Paper, Shotgun’s Brendan Caldwell has an interesting article examining some of the lies, half-truths, and technically trues that were told during the various E3 press conferences.   It’s easy to forget that E3 is not a celebration of gaming, but one really long commercial. Which means all the standard marketing BS is going to …

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Jun 21

Super Mario RPG’s “Fight Against Smithy” Metal Cover perf. by RichaadEB

RichaadEB gives us an epic cover of the Smithy battle from Super Mario RPG.

Jun 21

King Dedede’s Faceplant in Smash Bros. is Canon – RelaxAlax’s Know Your Moves

  RelaxAlax has another Know Your Moves video going over the history of King Dedede’s moveset from Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. 4.   If any characters would have the best representation in these games, it’s got to be the Kirby characters. But it’s still pretty impressive how much attention to detail …

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Jun 21

“Ready to Fight!” – Fan Art by Prince of Cake

Tumblr user Prince of Cake is a webcomic artist who was great, cartoony style. Take a look at some of these great pieces of fan art, then check out the rest of his gallery.

Jun 20

Undertale’s “Bergentrückung + Asgore” Acapella Cover perf. by Smooth McGroove

  Amazing Undertale cover by Smooth McGroove and his always excellent A Capella.   Also, as much as I love them, I still can’t believe Undertale songs are getting covered. Toby Fox needs to like…put together a collaboration of his favorite and (with permission of course) release a version of the game where all the …

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Jun 20

The History of Nintendo’s American Baseball Team – Gaming Historian: Nintendo and the Seattle Mariners

  Gaming Historian delves into the history of the Nintendo owned American baseball team, the Seattle Mariners. This episode takes a look at a fascinating controversy that sprung up that I don’t think a lot of people today are aware of. It also is one of the best examples of how Nintendo has a culture …

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Jun 20

Cool Ghosts: “Cool Ghosts and E3: No” by Matt Lees

Matt Lees has written an excellent article on his site, Cool Ghosts, critical of the E3 culture, specifically mentioning how distasteful it is to tout a brand new shooter game merely a day after the attack in Orlando. His larger point though is how the video game industry consistently brags about being bigger than ever, …

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