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. Skyrim’s “The Dragonborn Comes (Malukah’s vers.) Piano and Vocal Cover perf. by Moisés Nieto — August 26, 2016
  2. 10 Ways to Make Money Off Pokemon GO – Wacky Wednesday — August 26, 2016
  3. “From Beginning to End” – Fan Art by Aylssa Gerwig — August 26, 2016
  4. Megaman X’s “Intro Stage/Central Highway” Metal Cover perf. by Spirit Of Raijin — August 25, 2016
  5. Fanservice and Power Fantasies – H.Bomberguy — August 25, 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

Aug 26

Skyrim’s “The Dragonborn Comes (Malukah’s vers.) Piano and Vocal Cover perf. by Moisés Nieto

  Oh, I didn’t know that Moisés Nieto also did vocal stuff. And it’s of a fan cover of a fan cover? I’m pretty sure “The Dragonborn Comes” is actually in the game (it’s been a long time) but I think Malukah version is the most popular ever.

Aug 26

10 Ways to Make Money Off Pokemon GO – Wacky Wednesday

    Wacky Wednesday has a top 10 list of reasons to reconsider your job choices…I mean…how people are making money off Pokemon GO. I have to admit to that some of these look pretty tempting to try for a little extra side money. Except stealing or hacking or anything like that of course.  

Aug 26

“From Beginning to End” – Fan Art by Aylssa Gerwig

DeviantArtist Alyssa Gerwig has some pretty epic pieces of fan art ranging from series like Undertale to The Legend of Zelda. Also got to throw some Pokemon on it because that series is really popular or something. Anyway, check out a few of my favorite pieces and then go check out the rest of her …

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Aug 25

Megaman X’s “Intro Stage/Central Highway” Metal Cover perf. by Spirit Of Raijin

  Spirit Of Raijin is ready to get your blood pumping with this metal cover of the intro stage/Central Highway from Megaman X.

Aug 25

Fanservice and Power Fantasies – H.Bomberguy

  hbomberguy, who does a mix of discussions on video games and discussions about the hypocrisies of anti-feminists, does a little bit of both when discussing power fantasies in games and how cries of “censorship” are usually more self-serving than demonstrating any care for the creators of these games. It’s a pretty good video that’s …

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Aug 25

Polygon: “Disney’s many, many attempts at figuring out the game industry” by Willie Clark

Willie Clark of Polygon has a great featured piece on the history of Disney Interactive, which has officially become a license giver since the ending of Disney Infinity. It’s a really in-depth piece and a must for any game historian and/or Disney fan. 

Aug 24

Yoshi’s Story Theme Jazz Cover perf. by The Consouls

  I absolutely loved Yoshi’s Story as a kid, with the music always being something that stood out to me as unique for it’s time. As The Consouls prove, those songs also make great jazz pieces.

Aug 24

The Lost Star Wars Games – Unseen64

Unseen64, published through DidYouKnowGaming?, has a video talking about Factor 5 and the lost Star Wars Rogue Squadron games, including a compilation game with improved features and an amazing idea you’ll have to watch to believe.  

Aug 24

“A New Look For Some Classic Pokemon” – Pokemon Fan Art by Piper Thibodeau

I love seeing Pokemon done in different styles. Whether they be more realistic or even more cartoony than they look now. Piper Thibodeau‘s art is an example of the latter. Check out a few of my favorites below and then check out the rest of the gallery. Piper does daily paintings so after this, be …

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Aug 23

Mario Kart 64’s “Rainbow Road” Rock Cover perf. by Shady Cicada

  Shady Cicada covers Mario Kart 64’s version of Rainbow Road, giving a cool rock feel to one of my favorite Mario Kart tracks.

Aug 23

Gamasutra: “As SNES turns 25, devs discuss its 7 greatest graphics innovations” by Jon Irwin

Can you believe that the Super Nintendo is 25 years old? I know it’s hard to believe and while I may not have that much nostalgic fondness for it, it’s hard to ignore the influence it has had on modern game industry. Gamesutra demonstrates this by running an article asking developers what they thought of …

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Aug 22

Game Maker’s Toolkit on the Return of Immersive Sims

  Mark Brown of Game Maker’s Toolkit analysis the design philosophies and the history of the immersive sim. Games like Deus Ex, System Shock, and Thief which all place an emphasis on player choice and systemic reaction. These are the types of games that I really like, though I do think there’s a lot of …

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Aug 22

“Do You Want to Build a Sandcastle Pokemon?” – Pokemon Fan Art by KaiserDragonian

Videogameologists is back after a week break and a lot has happened while we were gone. Like a new Pokemon trailer revealing even more critters for us to catch and people are excited. One of those people must be KaiserDragonian as he has done quite a bit of fan art of both the new Pokemon …

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Aug 15

VGO is on break

I’m on vacation for a week and I won’t have internet access. So, sorry but there won’t be any posts this week. Hopefully everything should go back to normal next Monday.

Aug 14

Kirby’s Dream Land “Green Greens!” Saxophone Cover perf. by Music by Pedro

  This cover of “Green Greens!” from Kirby’s Dream Land by Music By Pedro is so great. I love how bouncy it feels. Listening to this saxophone cover makes me wonder why a Kirby themed level was never added to Mario Kart 8. It would have fit in so nicely.

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