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 Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra Performs Music from Final Fantasy VI — October 17, 2014
  2. 3D Chalk Art of Mega Man X — October 17, 2014
  3. The Angry Video Game Nerd Breaks Down the Bad in LJN’s Beetlejuice Game — October 17, 2014
  4. Outside Xbox Looks at 7 Impractical Locks in Gaming — October 17, 2014
  5. Doom’s “At Doom’s Gate E1M1″ Guitar Cover perf. by Epic Game Music — October 16, 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. 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

Oct 17

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra Performs Music from Final Fantasy VI

Perhaps Nobuo Uemastu’s greatest musical work, performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. It’s truly something to hear and I only wish I could be there to hear the whole thing live. Especially this is only a piece of the symphonic poem called “Born with the Gift of Magic”.

Oct 17

3D Chalk Art of Mega Man X

The AWE Me channel has another piece of fantastic 3D chalk art. This time of Mega Man X!

Oct 17

The Angry Video Game Nerd Breaks Down the Bad in LJN’s Beetlejuice Game

Just in time for Halloween, The Angry Video Game Nerd reviews the game adaptation of one of my favorite movies “Beetlejuice.”   In a way, this game kind of typifies how I feel about early adaptations of movie games. Some are good and some are bad but that’s because they usually were given the freedom …

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Oct 17

Outside Xbox Looks at 7 Impractical Locks in Gaming

The thing with video games is that a lot of times designers want to do something interesting with something mundane. Locks is a pretty good mechanic to mess around with and in the case of the examples given in the video above, are designed to be aesthetically different than regular locks or to offer puzzles …

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Oct 16

Doom’s “At Doom’s Gate E1M1″ Guitar Cover perf. by Epic Game Music

Epic Game Music brings to us today a cover of one of the most influential games of all time, Doom. Given his instrument of choice, I would say this is very appropriate.   If you liked this video and want to see more, I suggest checking out Epic Game Music’s YouTube channel.

Oct 16

Exciting Technology Seen in Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Exists In Some Form Today – Reality Check

We have hoverbikes already? Or at least will have them soon? Aw yeah, count me in for driving one of those.

Oct 16

Extra Credits and Idea Channel Look at Mechanics and Meaning

Two interesting videos came out yesterday on YouTube each talking about the relationship between players and the mechanics of the games they play. The first video is from Extra Credit with discusses whether or not video games have less value than other mediums.   I agree to a degree with some of the points brought …

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Oct 16

The Point Asks if Games Can Change Who We Are

I find the notion that video games are some how bubbles of escapism that don’t have an effect on us to be really silly, especially if you accept that other mediums do.   When you think about it, just look at how much video games have influenced people to do in the last couple of …

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Oct 15

“Stay Away From Me” – A Five Nights at Freddy’s Parody of “Stay With Me” by Nathan Smith

There is a reason why I haven’t talked about Five Nights at Freddy’s, despite thinking that it’s a pretty brilliant game, and that’s because the game terrifies me. I’m not big into horror games and get scared pretty easily which is what has kept me away from games like Amnesia and this game, but if …

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Oct 15

The Rare History of Killer Instinct Revealed by Did You Know Gaming

The history of Killer Instinct is seeped in the magic that made Rare one of the best developers of the olden days.   This is part of the Did You Know Gaming series on YouTube. If you liked this video then you should check out other videos exploring the history of various video game franchises.

Oct 15

A Man Glitches, a Slave Obeys – Eggbusters Tries Out Two Bioshock Glitches

I think the saddest part about Bioshock is compartmentalized the whole world felt. It’s bad enough the that the game segments everything based on “levels” when the whole city is really the best part. I think it would have been really cool if it were possible to check out some of the places just shown …

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Oct 14

Tetris Opera perf. by Jillian Aversa at Video Games Live, San Diego Comic-Con 2014

If you’ve never been to Video Games Live, then you are missing out on a very special treat. I’ve had the pleasure of going a couple of times (one of them being their first performance) and let me just say that this video is a pretty accurate to representation of how fun the show is. …

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Oct 14

The Amazing Adorableness of Toon Link and Zelda – Fanart by Cassio Yoshiyaki

If Wind Waker had an animated movie adaptation, I fully expect them to look like this artwork done by Cassio Yoshiyaki. These two pieces are just simply incredibly and I especially like the Tetra piece because I can really imagine that she would be spending her time hiding away from Ganondorf trying to get her …

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Oct 14

Gamasutra: “The secret histories of indie games: What was uncovered at IndieCade” by Bryant Francis

Gamasutra has an interesting summation of a talk given at this year’s IndieCade that focused on the secret history of indie games. The article written by Bryant Francis highlights the keypoints given by John Romero, Laine Nooney, and Anna Anthropy. Their talks focused on reframing the history of indie game making, dispelling the myth that …

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Oct 14

The Star Wars Game We Almost Had – Found Footage of Star Wars Rogue Squadron: Rogue Leaders

Star Wars Rogue Squadron is one of my favorite games series of all time. I remember when Factor 5 was shut down and hearing the loss of a Rogue Squadron compilation was almost too much to bear. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined this. All the Rogue Squadron games together, with new …

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