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. Five Nights At Freddy: The Best and Worst Idea for a Movie — April 13, 2015
  2. Final Fantasy Record Keeper (iOS) — April 7, 2015
  3. Critically Acclaimed or Over Hyped: Ready Player One — March 30, 2015
  4. Nintendo Does Mobile After All — March 23, 2015
  5. VR the Future in Games… and Movies? — March 16, 2015

Most commented posts

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

Author's posts listings

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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Feb 02

The Hollywood Machine: Call of Duty

Recently I’ve been thinking about that David Cage talk at DICE 2013 conference about the “Peter Pan Syndrome” in which videogames refuses to grow up. It was an interesting talk and one I don’t completely disagree with. However when it come to some of his brief points on how to cure the problem, he mentioned …

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Jan 26

Tempering Expectations, Ignoring the Hype

If you live in the U.S., then you’ve heard about this interesting new show that hit Netflix called Black Mirror. I’m sure you’ve at least come across an article or two with the mentioned named since my Twitter and RSS feed can’t stop begging me to watch this show. Black Mirror is the BBC sci-fi …

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Jan 19

Just Can’t Get Into Mujo

Games make great company when sick. Sitting in bed, coughing up a lung, and playing a short session on…whatever. Unfortunately, the only games I’ve got on hand are mobile games which isn’t too bad if you’ve got the right ones. I did not.   The mobile game Mujo was free for the week of January …

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Jan 13

Reviewing 2014 Predictions and Moving Forward to 2015

That bad omen of Uncle Phil’s passing at the beginning of 2014 really did come true. Luckily, 2015 hasn’t had any of that. Then again many games press writers announced career changes from one publication to the next, or onto other projects, in the new year. It’s a new change. Whether it’s good or bad, …

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Dec 29

Mobile, the New Home for Bad Movie Tie-In Game

I recently listened to the Bombcast where the hosts discussed the enormous popularity of Marvel movies and the lack of tie-in games to follow the success. Both hosts found it weird and wondered why Disney hadn’t bothered shoving movie tie-in games alongside their movie franchises. There’s actually a very good reason for this lack of …

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