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. Going Back to Minecraft (PS4) — February 1, 2016
  2. Neko Atsume — January 25, 2016
  3. Book Club 2015 Edition (Part Three) — January 22, 2016
  4. Book Club 2015 Edition (Part Two) — January 19, 2016
  5. Book Club 2015 Edition (Part One) — January 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. A Brief Look At Videogame Film Adaptations — 2 comments
  4. Reinventing the Shooter — 2 comments
  5. Small Rant About Feminist Who Frequent Games — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Feb 01

Going Back to Minecraft (PS4)

It’s been awhile since I last played Minecraft let only remember what I did in my last saves. Though I never played on the PC, the console versions proved to be competent enough and a good entry to what the whole game is about. Minecraft for the longest time was one of the few games …

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Jan 25

Neko Atsume

The famous cat game that has taken over my life.   I have no idea why I’m still playing this game, or if this even is a game though I don’t mind so much if it wasn’t. I think. Let me explain the “game.” All you do is buy items and place them on your …

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Jan 22

Book Club 2015 Edition (Part Three)

The conclusion to my readings of 2015.   The Best Reads Dr. Mutter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz The Night Circus Erin Morgenstern The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Claire North The Gospel of Loki Joanne M. Harris Out of the 50 …

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Jan 19

Book Club 2015 Edition (Part Two)

Continuing the list from last week, here is part 2 of the books I’ve read last year.   YA Fiction and One Non-Fiction Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek Maya Van Wagenen Out of Order Betty Hicks Spy School Stuart Gibbs Mosquitoland David Arnold No Place Like Oz: A Dorothy Must Die Prequel Novella …

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Jan 18

Book Club 2015 Edition (Part One)

When I started posting about the number of books I read in 2013, I finished that year having read only 6 books. The next year, I read a total of 29 books. For 2015, the total number of books I have read is over 50 books. A big leap from 6 and 29 in the …

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Dec 28

Best Games of 2015 I Wished I Played

While every known gaming critic posts their lists of the best games they played in 2015, I sit idly by and read about all the cool moments and discoveries everyone else experienced while I didn’t. I’m not trying to sound jealous, though I am a bit, but I obviously can’t offer any insight on the …

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Dec 21

Review: Tales from the Borderlands

When you think of Borderlands, the first few images would probably be the visuals of the landscape or the looting or the shooting or the psychos’ masks. Most definitely it would be the psycho mask. Or the Claptrap…no no no, let’s skip Claptrap. A lot of images come to mind, but other elements from the …

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Dec 14

Multi-Part Series Sounds Episodic to Me

Everyone wants to be on TV, but now everything wants to be TV. Be very afraid. When I finish a movie I can’t help but wonder if the studio heads behind the film, who probably barely helped make the film, will look at the success of it and announce unnecessary sequel/prequels or crossover multiple franchises …

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Dec 07

Taking a Break from the Wasteland

Minor spoilers ahead According to the timer on my save, I’ve accomplished three days worth of Fallout 4. No, it’s not at that the 100 hour mark, but it’s still a hefty amount of time spent with one videogame. I still haven’t explored everything, but I have just reached a point where the game is …

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Dec 01

A Smart Aleck’s Guide to Gift

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again. The time where most of America loses their minds over discounted merchandises that last for only one day. Yes, it’s shopping season here in America and man are there stuff to buy. Everyone has gifts to give and I’m here to help give you a half-assed …

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Nov 30

Encumbrance

You are over encumbered. Oh, that dreaded sentence no one wants to see. Why, oh why, did I pick up that missile launcher knowing the stupid thing weighs probably 20 pounds? Now I have dig through menus and get rid of something, and we all know how fun that is. “Over encumbered” the words we …

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Nov 17

Looking Back at Tomb Raider (2013)

In honor of the release for Rise of the Tomb Raider, I’ll look back on the reboot that started Lara Croft’s revival and the success (and my complaints) that followed. Normally when we think of reboots, we think of executives in a conference room pitching middling ideas on how the company can make more money. …

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Nov 09

Gone Fishing: Going Back to the Wasteland

By the time this post is published, Fallout 4 will most likely be released. And when Fallout 4 is out, I will most likely not want to write anything because nothing of significance will drop on that day. I’d be thinking too much about going back to the Wasteland. I’ll be thinking about Dogmeat. I’ll …

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Nov 02

Short and Sweet: Games Are Growing Up

Games are growing up. Whether or not the discourse around them follows suit, games will continue to pursue their own objectives that aren’t slavish to ensuring players are having “fun”. For many games made outside of big budgets, “fun” isn’t the main priority anymore. “Fun” has been replaced with themes, morals, and author’s intentions. And …

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Oct 26

The Art of Tidying Your Videogame Collection

Currently I’m reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, and I have to say I’m a little intimidated. This self-help book is all about the art of tidying your home and how you too can keep your sanctuary in tiptop shape. It is a very easy read, about 200 pages, and I …

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