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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 smalpieter.wix.com/index

 

Member Blogs

Posted by Pieter Smal on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:08:00 EDT in Audio, Indie
In this essay, Pieter Smal analyses his soundtrack for the South African indie game Monsters and Medicine.


Posted by Pieter Smal on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:15:00 EDT in Design, Serious, Indie
In this essay Pieter Smal discusses the planes of vulnerability in id Software's ultimate platformer.


Posted by Pieter Smal on Tue, 13 Dec 2016 10:14:00 EST in Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online
In this article, Pieter Smal presents a broad overview of the evolution of video games: 2006 - 2016.


Posted by Pieter Smal on Thu, 06 Oct 2016 10:04:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie
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.


Posted by Pieter Smal on Mon, 18 Jul 2016 01:06:00 EDT in Audio, Serious
In this article, Pieter Smal discusses the music of the Tomb Raider games 1996-2015.


Posted by Pieter Smal on Thu, 09 Jun 2016 04:04:00 EDT in Design, Art, Serious
'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