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. Random Thoughts: Batman v Superman Trailer — July 20, 2015
  2. Reservations About Comic Con — July 14, 2015
  3. To Drive or Not to Drive (That is the Question) — July 8, 2015
  4. Her Story…and My One Problem With It — July 7, 2015
  5. The Hand That Refused to Game — July 6, 2015

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. Reinventing the Shooter — 2 comments
  4. Small Rant About Feminist Who Frequent Games — 2 comments
  5. Death of the Developer: Rewriting Barthes’ Concept for Videogame — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

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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May 12

The Downside of Going Digital

These are some troubling times for Konami. First the sudden departure of Hideo Kojima, then all his projects with his name attached suddenly erased his name. Now the project Silent Hills with the “original” leads announced in PT (Playable Teaser for short) is now defunct, though the franchise is still in development. To make matters worse, …

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May 05

Goodbye Motion Controls

Remember the time when gaming studios started experimenting with motion peripherals for consoles, and it suddenly became a sweeping craze around the globe? Nintendo led the way, and to huge success with the Wii, then Microsoft with the their Kinect, and, I guess, Sony with their Move controllers. They all held potential to the future …

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Apr 27

The Cycle of Freemium: Play, Quit, Relief, Repeat

Freemium mobile games are here to stay whether you like it or not. If anyone has read most my posts, then you’d know a lot of the games I’ve played and reviewed are pretty much mobile games. Many of them I don’t have a lot of nice things to say due to what I normally …

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Apr 21

Videogames Should Forget the Movies, TV is Where It’s At

Maybe we have this adaptation game all wrong. For awhile, I have been analyzing and predicting when Hollywood will finally make that one good video game movie where everyone can agree is worthy of love and admiration… and maybe a few MTV Movie Awards. I, along with every other gamer-movie watcher, have been patiently waiting …

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Apr 13

Five Nights At Freddy: The Best and Worst Idea for a Movie

You probably already heard by now that Warner Bros has bought the rights to adapt Five Nights at Freddy for film. It’s not the weirdest IP to be adapted into film (See Play-Doh and Battleship), but it is the latest videogame craze that has been scooped up by a Hollywood studio (See Temple Run).   …

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Apr 07

Final Fantasy Record Keeper (iOS)

In light of the Nintendo mobile news, I decided to check out a couple of games from Nintendo’s new partner DeNa. As I’ve said before, I’m unfamiliar with the many mobile games DeNa has made over the years and wanted to at least get an idea of what to expect from this new partner. First …

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