Danielle D

Author's details

Date registered: December 15, 2011

Biography

A consumer of pop and video game culture. Has written about video game topics for at least a year and still loving it. Twitter - @DSDwight

Latest posts

  1. Reviving Sports Games — May 26, 2015
  2. The Downside of Going Digital — May 12, 2015
  3. Goodbye Motion Controls — May 5, 2015
  4. The Cycle of Freemium: Play, Quit, Relief, Repeat — April 27, 2015
  5. Videogames Should Forget the Movies, TV is Where It’s At — April 21, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. D.I.C.E. 2013 David Cage on Maturing the Industry — 5 comments
  2. How Do I Get My Sister to Play Heavy Rain? — 2 comments
  3. Reinventing the Shooter — 2 comments
  4. Small Rant About Feminist Who Frequent Games — 2 comments
  5. Death of the Developer: Rewriting Barthes’ Concept for Videogame — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

May 26

Reviving Sports Games

No, no, no. Sports games aren’t dead, far from it, but the popularity it once held in the world of video games has waned over the years. Hockey, football, other football, basketball, boxing, golf, racing, and plenty more have had great success in the world of video games with fans and newcomers as well. But …

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May 12

The Downside of Going Digital

These are some troubling times for Konami. First the sudden departure of Hideo Kojima, then all his projects with his name attached suddenly erased his name. Now the project Silent Hills with the “original” leads announced in PT (Playable Teaser for short) is now defunct, though the franchise is still in development. To make matters worse, …

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May 05

Goodbye Motion Controls

Remember the time when gaming studios started experimenting with motion peripherals for consoles, and it suddenly became a sweeping craze around the globe? Nintendo led the way, and to huge success with the Wii, then Microsoft with the their Kinect, and, I guess, Sony with their Move controllers. They all held potential to the future …

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Apr 27

The Cycle of Freemium: Play, Quit, Relief, Repeat

Freemium mobile games are here to stay whether you like it or not. If anyone has read most my posts, then you’d know a lot of the games I’ve played and reviewed are pretty much mobile games. Many of them I don’t have a lot of nice things to say due to what I normally …

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Apr 21

Videogames Should Forget the Movies, TV is Where It’s At

Maybe we have this adaptation game all wrong. For awhile, I have been analyzing and predicting when Hollywood will finally make that one good video game movie where everyone can agree is worthy of love and admiration… and maybe a few MTV Movie Awards. I, along with every other gamer-movie watcher, have been patiently waiting …

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Apr 13

Five Nights At Freddy: The Best and Worst Idea for a Movie

You probably already heard by now that Warner Bros has bought the rights to adapt Five Nights at Freddy for film. It’s not the weirdest IP to be adapted into film (See Play-Doh and Battleship), but it is the latest videogame craze that has been scooped up by a Hollywood studio (See Temple Run).   …

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Apr 07

Final Fantasy Record Keeper (iOS)

In light of the Nintendo mobile news, I decided to check out a couple of games from Nintendo’s new partner DeNa. As I’ve said before, I’m unfamiliar with the many mobile games DeNa has made over the years and wanted to at least get an idea of what to expect from this new partner. First …

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Mar 30

Critically Acclaimed or Over Hyped: Ready Player One

I’m sure you have heard by now, but it seems Steven Spielberg will be directing the film adaptation of the novel Ready Player One. Since this is being written on Wednesday, the date of the news, I thought it would be interesting to revisit an odd theme I used mostly for games. Get ready Ready …

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Mar 23

Nintendo Does Mobile After All

Word to the wise: never say never. Nowadays it seems everyone is backing out of their original claims. First Epic Games said they’d never allow any of their mobile games (Infinity Blade series) to go free, but had a couple of short promotions where Infinity Blade was given out for free. And now Nintendo, one …

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Mar 16

VR the Future in Games… and Movies?

Virtual reality is the future (according to most tech enthusiasts), and more people are starting to drink the Kool-Aid after VR made its grand entrance at the Game Developer Conference (GDC). Of course when it comes to entertainment, VR and videogames are the ideal matchup. They are the perfect couple, but maybe videogames aren’t the …

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Mar 09

Remembering The Sims

In light of news that EA has shut down Maxis Emeryville, as well as some other teams that worked on The Sims, I thought it would be interesting to look at that game which put Maxis on the map and led the way to a serious franchise. Others have their take, so here’s mine. The …

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Mar 02

Telltale’s Super Show Experiment and the Tales of Other VG Experiements

So Lionsgate is dipping heavily into the gaming side of business, so much so they have invested in Telltale games for an experimental idea that involves telling a narrative with games and a non-interactive show together.   Little information is known on what they are calling a “super show,” but the general idea is this …

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Feb 23

Edge of Tomorrow/Live Die Repeat

Would you believe me if I told you last year a Tom Cruise movie flew under everyone’s radar and did poorly at the box office even though critics actually liked the film? Not so far-fetched in today’s age, but an uncommon surprise coming from the film community that bemoans movies lacking originality. Technically the film …

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Feb 18

Off-Topic: Book Club

Last year, I wrote a post about reading a total of six books in 2013. Seeing as that is painfully under the amount I should read, I decided for 2014, I’d read more. Well based on the books I’ve already read in my Kindle library, I am happy to say I have exceeded the previous …

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Feb 09

It’s Okay to Not Complete Games

That’s not something you hear often, is it? We groan about the amount of entertainment out there waiting to be consumed, but the number of hours in the day are not enough time to see let alone finish all of it. Daily life takes over and we must obey the call of responsibility while leaving …

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