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. Being Good Sucks — April 14, 2014
  2. Mainstream Media Don’t Care About Your Game — April 7, 2014
  3. Off-Topic: Book Club — March 31, 2014
  4. Aging: The Flaw to Gaming — March 24, 2014
  5. Alien Race: Advertising Bullsh*t for the Modern Age — March 17, 2014

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. A Brief Look At Videogame Film Adaptations — 2 comments
  4. Death of the Developer: Rewriting Barthes’ Concept for Videogame — 2 comments
  5. Reinventing the Shooter — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 14

Being Good Sucks

After playing the third episode of The Wolf Among Us, I’ve come to hate being “good.” Technically there is no good option in the game, but good comes in many forms. Good could mean kind, friendly, caring, charity, holy, not bad, etc. , and the main character Bigby has a few good options open to …

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Apr 07

Mainstream Media Don’t Care About Your Game

Imagine you created a game. It took many days from your life, but after all the stumbling blocks and personal sacrifice, it’s finally complete. You release it onto the iOS market, and it’s a success. Not an Angry Birds type of success, but something to be proud of nonetheless. Now imagine your game is cloned, …

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Mar 31

Off-Topic: Book Club

Yeah, books. Back in 2012, I made a resolution to read more. In 2013, I’m surprised to say I actually followed through on my resolution. It may not be as impressive as most readers, but hey, I did it. This post isn’t meant to brag — nor is reading 6 books in one year worth …

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Mar 24

Aging: The Flaw to Gaming

We all love to game. You wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t at least have an interest in the gaming space. But as the years go by, our taste and habits begin to change and adjust to our daily routine. We start to sacrifice one thing for the other, our leisure for business, and …

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Mar 17

Alien Race: Advertising Bullsh*t for the Modern Age

Ever bought something for one sole reason? Like watching a horrendous movie only because your favorite actor or director or writer was involved in the project. Ever bought a game that didn’t particularly tickle your fancy until a certain name popped up and changed your mind? Not an uncommon practice among consumers, but one we …

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Mar 10

Another Case Solved Overview

Rather than just review the entire game, I decided to look at some of the elements Another Case Solved gets right, wrong, and could improve. Unlike many free-to-play games, Another Case Solved really is free-to-play…so long as you don’t complain too much about the dependency on consumable items for completion. For some reason, the last …

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Mar 03

Not Everything Needs More Female Characters

When it comes to females characters in, well, almost anything, the debate about sexism isn’t too far away. Readers, viewers, gamers, and/or activists have a bone to pick with creators who have been going back to the well and drying it clean, especially when it comes to characters fitting a specific detail. Of course creators …

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Feb 24

Total Anarchy: From Steam Tags to Pokemon

Don’t know if you’ve noticed but a lot of commotion has been going around the Twitch streams, specifically one involving a live Pokemon game playable to Twitch viewers. The stream has gathered some attention from gaming news outlets, even attracting NPR’s eyes, with almost 80k people watching and playing during a stream (120k was its …

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Feb 17

In Videogames, Back-Story is Optional

I don’t mind back-story in a narrative, whether it be in film, TV shows, or videogames. But after reading a little post from the movie website The Dissolve, I’m starting to debate if back-story is even necessary. Sure, learning about a character or a place can ground the fiction of the world, but for the …

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Feb 10

Peeking into the Future: Five Videogame Adaptations Set for Film

Over 30 movies based around videogames have been slated to be made for theaters. Whether those movies even reach a theater or not is another question, but that’s not what occupies gaming/film enthusiast’s minds. They want to know if one of those movies will finally be the thing that breaks the videogame film adaptation curse. …

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Feb 03

The Worst Type of Achievements

After looking through my achievement history, and wanting to up my gamer score a little, I noticed I missed plenty of easily obtainable achievements within many recorded games I’ve played. I would scoop up all the games I plan on playing again, but something stops me from revisiting those titles I had a grand time …

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Jan 27

Lightning Returns Demo Impressions

Lots to talk about this week in gaming, but only one thing is jumping up and down people’s minds. The Machinima and Microsoft secret deal? No. King trademarking “candy” as protection for their mega hit Candy Crush Saga? Nope. Sexual harassment from a gaming journo? Embargoes on Kickstarter games? Jelly donuts on Mars? Feds fighting …

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Jan 20

Broken Age Impressions

On Tuesday, Double Fine’s Broken Age Act 1 Beta was made playable to all Kickstarter backers. Those who didn’t back the project will have to wait until the 28th of January for the official release, but for many backers the wait has been worth it. Though many gaming sites are now posting official reviews of …

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Jan 13

The Point of Box Art

Ever purchased a book based only on its cover? Ever seen a movie because the poster looked “cool”? If you have, you have fallen prey to consumerism. Get checked today. Recently I watched a video mostly ranting on the lack of creativity in movie posters. Though the host favors nostalgic posters, some made in the …

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Jan 06

A Look Into 2014

A new year and a new perspective on what’s in store for gaming, gamers, and the games themselves. Though we don’t know for sure what’s in store for 2014, and it may be a bad omen when Uncle Phil passes away in the beginning of the year, let’s look into the hypothetical future. The Obvious …

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