Danielle D

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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. Are Games Ruining Gaming? [Wisecrack Video] — May 23, 2016
  2. E3 and Comic-Con’s Relevancy Problem — May 9, 2016
  3. Square Enix is Killing It on Mobile — April 27, 2016
  4. Stop Defending (Bad) Freemium Games — April 19, 2016
  5. The Open World is Scary — April 11, 2016

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. Small Rant About Feminist Who Frequent Games — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

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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Mar 28

Pre-Order Exclusives Eyeing Film Pre-Sale Tickets

The movie Assassin’s Creed doesn’t come out until December, but the sequel has already been green lit even though we know so little about the actual movie. Ubisoft seems to be very confident in the film, so much so they started testing something more nefarious for pre-sale tickets.   If you love pre-orders — and …

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Mar 07

Waiting Simulators: The Mobile Way

Mobile games will forever be abundant. Mobile games will forever be popular. Mobile games will forever be inferior. Mobile games will be the new arcade machine. With people complaining about gaming prices of indie titles (The Witness, Firewatch, SuperHot, and No Man’s Sky) and DLC packs (Fallout 4‘s season price boost), it’s no wonder major …

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Feb 29

The Year of the Actually Good Videogame Movie? Maybe Not.

Movies, movies, movies, and videogames.   Apparently this is the year when videogames will finally get the grand movie treatment that they so deserve. In DICE’s Day 1 Summit, a section in the talks was devoted to the movie side of things and how videogame movies could make the transition to the big screen without …

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Feb 23

Watching Rather Than Playing

I’m in a bit of a slump. I haven’t been playing as much games as I did when I started to write about games, and like all the common problems in the world it’s mostly due to time and money. Games are expensive and time is finite for a lowly gamer who primarily reviews mobile …

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Feb 22

Buyer Beware: Avengers Academy

After whining about not playing enough games last year, I decided to try out a few titles currently hot on the mobile devices. One of those games is Avengers Academy — yes, MARVEL’S AVENGERS — with its goofy premise and well known characters placed under your control. It takes the “What if” idea of Marvel’s …

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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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