Danielle D

Author's details

Date registered: December 15, 2011


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. Don’t Be Spoiled — August 13, 2016
  2. Could True-Life Crime Stories Ever Appear in Games? — August 12, 2016
  3. Stop Blaming Games for Your Short-Comings — August 1, 2016
  4. When Not Playing is More Fun Than Playing — July 19, 2016
  5. Las Vegas as the Next Great Arcade? — July 18, 2016

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. Small Rant About Feminist Who Frequent Games — 2 comments
  4. How Do I Get My Sister to Play Heavy Rain? — 2 comments
  5. A Brief Look At Videogame Film Adaptations — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Aug 13

Don’t Be Spoiled

No Man’s Sky got an early review from one lucky gamer who paid, I would say, too much for early access. Unfortunately for everyone else, that person decided to share some of his thoughts on the game like exploits and how he reached the center of the galaxy in under 30 hours. With that information …

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Aug 12

Could True-Life Crime Stories Ever Appear in Games?

True-life crime stories are in. People love a good criminal mystery whether it’s the podcast Serial or the TV shows People v. O.J. Simpson, O.J.: Made In America, or Making a Murderer. Crime does not pay, but the stories about them are doing good business in the world of entertainment. Or maybe these particular stories …

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Aug 01

Stop Blaming Games for Your Short-Comings

I shouldn’t be surprised when it comes to media coverage and video games. Yeah, we get it. You guys don’t understand games, nor do you have any interest to learn about it. Every school shooting is because of video games. Every crazy massacre is because of Call of Duty. Armed forces uses first-person shooters for… …

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Jul 19

When Not Playing is More Fun Than Playing

I made myself a promise. The promise was I would play one or more mobile free-to-play games for one year and make a complete evaluation of that game within the time frame. That game was supposed to be Marvel’s Avengers Academy on the iOS. The game had enough updates and events through the rolling months …

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Jul 18

Las Vegas as the Next Great Arcade?

You ready to play in the biggest arcade ever made in the world? What if I told you that arcade isn’t just in Las Vegas, it IS Las Vegas? Or at least will be soon according to the New York Times. The younger crowd hasn’t been as engaged in gambling as their elder generations and …

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Jun 27

VR Is [Fill in the Blank]

VR tech is making a big play in video games as well as movies and other mediums willing to shell out millions of dollars for a glimpse of financial potential. Some claim it’s the next step in gaming. Others think it needs more fine tuning before it can capture the masses. And the corner dwellers …

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Jun 20

So That Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Trailer…

What the hell is going on? It’s been 11 years since I played the last console Kingdom Hearts (KH2) game so my memory of what is going on is a bit hazy. But seriously, what the hell is going on? Do I really have to play all the DS versions of Kingdom Hearts to understand …

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Jun 14

The Movie That Would “Legitimatize” Video Games…

I was going through some old episodes of Movie Fights on the Screen Junkies YouTube page and happened upon one of a debate questions asking what video game franchise would be legitimize by a movie. A few things about that question has me scratching my head — like why would a video game need a …

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Jun 06

Is This the Year We Get That Great Video Game Movie?

This year we are seeing the possibility of the first “good” videogame movie if the hype around Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed are to be believed. And maybe Angry Birds. (I don’t know, I haven’t seen that movie, but it’s possible.) This may possibly be the year the curse of bad videogame movie adaptations are broken …

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May 23

Are Games Ruining Gaming? [Wisecrack Video]

Maybe. Every gamer knows the most important part of a game is gameplay. The controls, the mechanics, how the game plays, etc. all trump any other part of a game. It’s more important than graphics, story, and sound. We all know this. Did we also know, however, that the gamey part could get in the …

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May 09

E3 and Comic-Con’s Relevancy Problem

It’s summer. It’s hot-ish. It’s time to plan that vacation spot and get some R&R. Or it’s time to stay at home and say you’re going to go on vacation even though the sun burns you easily. Whatever your excuse, stuff is happening this summer and it’s time to plan it all out. Or I …

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Apr 27

Square Enix is Killing It on Mobile

Who knew a console game company could produce good games on a smaller scale? Normally I complain a lot about mobile games, specifically freemium and their poor implemented tactic to withhold the flow of the game for a little bit of money. Now let me speak about the good side of mobile, mainly the side …

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Apr 19

Stop Defending (Bad) Freemium Games

Yes, another post about freemium. I’ve played enough freemium games to know developers have reached their peak when it comes to innovative mobile games and how to price them. (Sure, I may be wrong, but based on the sameness of every freemium game I would say no.) The barrier to entry is low enough — …

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Apr 11

The Open World is Scary

Stardew Valley seems like my type of game. Having played countless, artless mobile “time management” games, a game like Stardew Valley would really help remind me how an actual time management game is suppose to be. However, having seen the trailer for Stardew Valley, I’ll say I’m a little intimidated. And I have no idea …

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Apr 04

The Thing You Once Love Becomes Exhausting After All

It gets to a point where you want to stop. Just leave it behind. I used to laugh at my sisters when they made the argument about music fans killing the enjoyment of the songs they love. “If you love the band, why would the fans’ reaction matter?” was my thought. A fan’s enjoyment of …

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