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. Hey, Remember LA Noire? — August 31, 2015
  2. The Problem with Cinematic Game Trailers — August 25, 2015
  3. Interactive Movies are Games — August 17, 2015
  4. Two-ish Years Later – The Wolf Among Us Episode 1 — August 10, 2015
  5. GTA V – Two (ish) Years Later: What’s the Deal with Michael? — August 3, 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. A Brief Look At Videogame Film Adaptations — 2 comments
  4. How Do I Get My Sister to Play Heavy Rain? — 2 comments
  5. Small Rant About Feminist Who Frequent Games — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Aug 31

Hey, Remember LA Noire?

Back in 2011, I wrote a piece for a site (now deceased) about the magic that was LA Noire. At the time, it was the game and I mean THE GAME when it came out. It was the start of the summer and there was nothing like it on the videogame market. LA Noire was …

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Aug 25

The Problem with Cinematic Game Trailers

Recently, The Martian dropped a trailer revealing maybe a little too much plot points (it’s hard for me to say since I read the book). Though I’m sure there are reasons for showing more shots and story beats of the movie (and maybe prove Ridley Scott can still make a good movie), many fans are …

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Aug 17

Interactive Movies are Games

If I had to seclude one bothersome thing about gamers complaining about games (there’s a big list), it’s the complaint about how stories work in games and how stories should work in games. The other is what is and isn’t a game which oddly enough gets tangled into the story problem as well. Usually the …

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Aug 10

Two-ish Years Later – The Wolf Among Us Episode 1

When Telltale announced their followup franchise to The Walking Dead would be an adaptation of Bill Willingham’s Fables comics, eyebrows were raised. Telltale was on a high when The Walking Dead started winning many Game of the Year awards so jumping into another franchise was a bit intriguing. Two-ish years later, how well has the …

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Aug 03

GTA V – Two (ish) Years Later: What’s the Deal with Michael?

Two years ago a little indie gem by the name of GTA V took the world by storm and left its skid marks everywhere. In three days, the game made a billion dollars and, of course, became a popular point of discussion. Chat shows wanting in on the trend regardless of creditability decided to stick …

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Jul 28

Casual Game Mechanics

Ah, summer. Only summer brings out the competitive side of players as I watch videos of cars diving, sliding, and exploding while trying to hit a metal ball inside a goal. But there’s something unique about this particular game, Rocket League if you’re curious, that somehow fits neatly with other successful games of a similar …

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Jul 20

Random Thoughts: Batman v Superman Trailer

After the week that was Comic Con, a slew of trailers leaked which led to a bunch of pissed off executives complaining about the leaks which then  led to an official release of the trailers online. As much as I want to rant on Warner Bros. reaction to the nature of leaking shit on the …

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Jul 14

Reservations About Comic Con

Comic Con is one of those events I want to cross off my bucket list, and one I doubt I’ll be able to as the years roll by. As the event gets bigger and bigger every year, the way the event is handled has improved very little when the convention crowd comes into town. When …

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Jul 08

To Drive or Not to Drive (That is the Question)

Lately, Batman Arkham Knight has been receiving mixed feedback from critics and fans which is surprising since the previous Batman games from Rocksteady were praised by all parties (just look at the box cover for the Game of the Year Edition of Batman Arkham City). Unfortunately, Arkham Knight has become the dividing line that doesn’t …

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Jul 07

Her Story…and My One Problem With It

This new game going around (new since the writing of this post, at least). Don’t know if you’ve heard of it. Lots of people are talking about the new, fresh thing it does that sets itself from the rest. And by rest, I mean almost every game ever made. Lots of people digging it’s gameplay, …

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Jul 06

The Hand That Refused to Game

I have a weird little story to tell you. So I was looking through the App Store for a free game. Yeah, yeah, I know, they’re bad for me, but what am I going to do? So I was looking for a game, any game, and I found this cheap looking thing based on a …

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Jun 22

Best of E3 Conferences

E3 has come and gone. By the time this post is up, many publications will have already listed their “Best of E3” lists. And though we here at VideoGameologists tend to not join in the conversations, I have made a list of what I thought was the best of the press conferences. No I will …

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Jun 16

The Dream AI Partners/Companions

With the announcement of Fallout 4, and the return of the Call of Duty Ghost dog, it suddenly occurred to me the importance of AI partners/companions in games where applicable. Obviously the AI partner is there to give support, but their function varies in degrees from helpful to nuisance. Since Fallout 4 is showcasing, I’m …

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Jun 02

E3 Still Relevant?

E3 is just around the corner, and the anticipation is rising as the days tick by. There is, however, something else to expect on the days to come: the annual articles questioning the relevance of E3.   Just as comic book nerds question the point of Comic Con, gaming nerds are doing the same with their …

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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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