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. The Weird, and Terrifying, Thing About Utah — October 15, 2014
  2. Rewarding Gamification — October 13, 2014
  3. Tetris Goes to Hollywood: The Brands Adapted to Film — October 6, 2014
  4. Year of the Weird — September 29, 2014
  5. Breaking Up (Midway) with Freemium Games — September 22, 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. A Brief Look At Videogame Film Adaptations — 2 comments
  4. Reinventing the Shooter — 2 comments
  5. Death of the Developer: Rewriting Barthes’ Concept for Videogame — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

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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Aug 25

5 Games I Overplayed in My Youth

I’m sure we’ve all been there. As a child gaming was expensive and the family could only afford one, maybe two, games to play for the rest of the year until next. For as long as I knew, I’ve played countless hours on most systems through one game. Never got to own a plethora of …

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Aug 18

P.T. Trailer/Teaser/Demo Thoughts: Half In

Have you “played” the P.T. trailer/teaser yet?(PS4) By the time this post gets out, you will have probably already heard/played/seen the secret that was hiding at the end of the teaser. Not only is there a game coming in the near future, but Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima, Pan’s Labyrinth director Guillermo Del Toro, …

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Aug 11

Recant: Maybe We Aren’t Getting Smarter (App Store)

About a year ago, I had a premonition. In it I saw mobile app consumers getting smarter, wiser about their app purchases. As Apple continued to ignore the mess of apps clogging the storefront, the consumers would come together and rally as one against the lame pricing model, sneaky in-app purchases, and terrible gaming mechanics. …

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Aug 04

Wanted: Sci-Fi Recommendations

Calling all phreaks, I’m in need of assistance. A genre I’ve been unfamiliar with for too long has been poking its head into pop culture recently and I wanted to better understand it. It calls itself science fiction, and I don’t know where to start. What books, movies, TV shows, games, and other mediums should …

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Jul 28

Best Female Videogame Characters*

*You should already be wary of any titles with an “*” in them   A lot of rumblings in the month of July, most of which involved the subject of women, fictional and non-fictional, in or working in the pop culture media. In July alone, Marvel announced Thor is now a woman (comic form, at …

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Jul 21

The Plunge: Kim Kardashian Hollywood Game

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Yes, I decided to postpone living a healthier life, feeding the homeless, and saving animals from shelters to enter the world of a Kardashian — or a simulated one (minus Ray J). For those who don’t know/care, let me update you on the situation. That mobile game by the name of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is …

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Jul 14

The Wolf Among Us Episode 5 – Cry Wolf

Spoilers for The Wolf Among Us season one. The final chapter to The Wolf Among Us season one is available to those waiting for those eagerly wanting the thrilling conclusion to The Big Bad Wolf’s investigation. Hail it as fairy tale ending, though I would argue against that. Call it a happily ever after, but …

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