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Pieter Smal's Blog


Pieter Smal is studying toward a masters degree in musicology at the University of Pretoria. He is passionate about music and video games. You can read more about him at


Member Blogs

In this essay, Pieter Smal analyses his soundtrack for the South African indie game Monsters and Medicine.

In this essay Pieter Smal discusses the planes of vulnerability in id Software's ultimate platformer.

Piracy in Third World countries is a prevalent criminal activity. Furthermore, the financial imbalance between rich and poor only seem to strengthens the pirate cause. In this essay Pieter Smal seeks a solution to the problem of piracy in the Third World.

'Rise of the Tomb Raider' presented a clever turn on the Christian canon. In this article, Pieter Smal compares game mythology with the gnostic gospels, the legend of the Holy Grail, and historical Christianity.

Pieter Smal's Comments

Comment In: [News - 11/08/2018 - 01:34]

CEO, Board of Directors... yay ...

CEO, Board of Directors... yay for microtransactions and scummy business practices

Comment In: [News - 10/25/2018 - 02:10]

Bizarre coming from EA - ...

Bizarre coming from EA - considering how harmful their microtransactions are with regards to psychological manipulation and gambling.

Comment In: [News - 04/25/2018 - 10:23]

Awesome news lt 3 ...

Awesome news lt 3

Comment In: [News - 12/28/2017 - 01:49]

Rest soft, Bill. lt 3 ...

Rest soft, Bill. lt 3

Comment In: [News - 12/19/2017 - 11:18]

Nothing by EA on this ...

Nothing by EA on this list :P

Comment In: [News - 12/08/2017 - 02:50]

Good essay Thank you for ...

Good essay Thank you for sharing :D