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. Cassandra, the Character I Wanted Lightning to Be — December 15, 2014
  2. Choices in RPGs and Learning to Stop Caring — December 10, 2014
  3. Goodbye Xbox 360 — November 24, 2014
  4. BitCoin Billionaire — November 17, 2014
  5. Unfinished Games: Mirror’s Edge — November 10, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. D.I.C.E. 2013 David Cage on Maturing the Industry — 5 comments
  2. Small Rant About Feminist Who Frequent Games — 2 comments
  3. Reinventing the Shooter — 2 comments
  4. Death of the Developer: Rewriting Barthes’ Concept for Videogame — 2 comments
  5. How Do I Get My Sister to Play Heavy Rain? — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Dec 15

Cassandra, the Character I Wanted Lightning to Be

When discussions about strong female videogame characters come up, some of the usually suspects always show up (Lara Croft, Jade, Samus, and so on). However, there is one character I would argue doesn’t and shouldn’t even appear anywhere on that list, yet the pool she comes from is not as varied as one would like …

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Dec 10

Choices in RPGs and Learning to Stop Caring

Spoilers for the Mass Effect series, The Walking Dead S1 Episode 1, and Heavy Rain. Minor spoilers for  The Witcher 2 and Dragon Age: Inquisition. The big decision, the choice between one or the other. No one wants to make that choice, but the game never advances if we linger on it. Whatever the case, …

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Nov 24

Goodbye Xbox 360

For a system I secretly wanted to hate, Xbox, you did a hell of a job entertaining me for years. But it seems now is the time to make the transition to your newer model because games have decided to move from the old consoles onto newer, greener pastures. No game points that direction more …

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Nov 17

BitCoin Billionaire

When a game, let alone a mobile game, shows some decency to its players, you know you’re in for a ride. The good people at Noodlecake Games and Fizz Pow have made what I would consider an average game that somehow is able to surpass the bland mindless actions most idle clicker games resort to …

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Nov 10

Unfinished Games: Mirror’s Edge

Normally I finish every game I start. Even if a game doesn’t click with me, I try to see the whole thing through before I move on. Mirror’s Edge is of the exception, and I don’t expect to go back anytime soon. Only half-way through the game, I gave up and never went back. Just …

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Nov 03

14 Social Media Advice (7 From Kim Kardashian)

There’s nothing like being duped by a click-bait article. I don’t just mean the misleading headers, rehashed posts of other posts, or an intriguing topic with two sentences in the post itself. I’m talking about a post with a title that’s clearly click-bait but still seems worth a read. Case in point, this little turd …

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Oct 27

Play a Game, Get a Game: Fat Princess

Ever played an average game, with no real quality in gameplay, only because it offered you a free game? I’m not talking about “Buy this, and get this other thing for free” type of deals. I’m talking about playing a game, which you probably had no interest in, and finishing it just to get that …

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Oct 15

The Weird, and Terrifying, Thing About Utah

If you haven’t been keeping up with gaming news lately, let me just say I envy you. No, truly I do. Some of the most horrendous shit that has been happening for the past months have not only made gaming less enjoyable, but also completely frightening. Stories of women in the industry harassed and threatened …

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Oct 13

Rewarding Gamification

The future is gaming, but not exactly in the way you think. Sure, mobile gaming is on fire now, but how about including gaming into actual life? Gamification is the new sexy term going around knocking down barriers and introducing aspects of gaming to non-gaming patrons. Some of you are probably participating in a form …

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Oct 06

Tetris Goes to Hollywood: The Brands Adapted to Film

I don’t know if you guys know this, but brands are the new stars of Hollywood. At least that’s what producer Larry Kasanoff thinks, and I’m incline to believe others in his circle of producers think the same way. Then again, the trending movies in the mainstream releases seem to echo the same sentiment as …

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Sep 29

Year of the Weird

As Fall approaches, so does the eminent closing of another year. Though we still have three more months until the dreaded Christmas Lists, those three months are the most important dates of the entire year for the videogame industry. Why so late? Blame the holiday season rush and the gaming publishers need to cram all …

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Sep 22

Breaking Up (Midway) with Freemium Games

We’ve all done it before. Browsing through the local gaming store’s shelves and some fine game is staring straight at us, wanting us to take it home. And we did. Happily driving back to our place, dreaming about the things we were going to do tonight. Once we finished all the introductions, we got a …

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Sep 15

Hitman GO

The Warning Label for Hitman GO: Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence If you believe the warnings of Hitman GO, you’d assume the iOS game has transferred some of the intensity from original Hitman in miniature game format. After all, Hitman is essentially about a contract killer killing people. What you end up …

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Sep 08

Free to Hate Free-to-Play (Love Is Welcome Too)

You know we are under attack. You, the decent, pure-hearted gamer, know your hobby is under a threat so vicious it’s altering everything we hold dearly. A corrupt, malicious force is happening on this lovely pastime and twisting what could once be called games into something, for a lack of a better word, foreign. We …

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Sep 01

Guys, Women Are Allowed to Have an Opinion

Gender politics is a very complicated issue. It’s complicated because we made it that way. For some reason, we like competition and since there are two genders — enough to start up opposing teams and score cards — sides must be picked. You’re either with the girls or the boys. There’s no middle ground of …

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