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Daniel R. Miller

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Kansas City, Missouri

Daniel R. Miller

The Dan who writes. Lover of games. Super Star Wars fan. Pokemon Master in training. Father to animals small and furry. Scribe for GameZone. Ravens football and Rays baseball for life. UCF Alum.

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Review: Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are the definitive versions of games you've already played

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are fantastic Pokemon games that are easily better than their predecessors from just a year ago. A year is a very short time, particularly in regards to game development, so it doesn’t end up being much of a surprise that a large portion of Ultra Sun and Moon have been left untouched, as trainers will find themselves playing predominantly the same game as before.
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Rumors of a Rocksteady Superman game resurface, subsequently shot down in two days

We know Rocksteady is working on something, but what it is, still remains anyone's guess. Naturally, with the kind of success the studio enjoyed on the Batman Arkham series, a lot of people have chosen to believe that their next project revolves around yet another DC hero, Superman. There have been rumblings of such a game from WB Montreal, the studio behind the Batman: Arkham Origins prequel, but so far they've proven to be nothing but hearsay.
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Review: ELEX is a scrappy RPG that suffers on the technical front

It’s quite easy to be drawn to ELEX at first glance, particularly if you are a fan of open world Action RPGs. Its world stretches for miles in every direction and consists of diverse biomes that are home to warring factions that are just as distinct. Perhaps best of all is that it’s up to the player which of these factions you wish to take up arms with (or none at all), to which you customize the hero Jax’s look around.
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Osama Bin Laden was apparently a gamer, pirated Final Fantasy 7, New Super Mario Bros, more

It's not every day that you find out that one of the worst human beings to ever waste oxygen on planet Earth happened to enjoy video games. According to some recent documents released by the CIA, it turns out that Osama Bin Laden (or at least someone who used his computer) pirated games such as Final Fantasy 7 and the 3DS hit New Super Mario Bros.
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EA "nicely" asks fans keeping old Battlefield games online to cease and desist

The Revive Network is a group of dedicated Battlefield fans who have filled the void since Gamespy's shutdown in 2014. Over the last three years, the team has managed to keep Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2142, and Battlefield Heroes alive through the distribution of modified game clients. Well, no more as EA recently contacted Revive politely requesting that they shut down their work on these games.
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Review: Assassin's Creed: Origins takes the series in the right direction, but not without a few bumps in the process

2017 will go down as a year where gamers will be spoiled by greatness. With titles such as Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Persona 5, and even Wolfenstein 2 (among many others), it’s easy to overlook the plethora of second-tier titles. Assassin’s Creed won’t likely have that problem by virtue of its name, but it’s ultimately where Origins ends up sitting when all is said and done.
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Ex-Visceral dev on studio closure backlash, "The assertion that single-player linear games are going to disappear is totally absurd"

There's been a lot of talk and a lot of fear surrounding Visceral's unfortunate and surprise closure. Many fans and press alike have formed the assertion that an entire genre will die because of the one studio's closure, which as of right now seems awfully premature. Former Visceral dev, Zach Wilson told GamesIndustry.biz that he thinks that it's "totally absurd" to think that single player linear games are doomed.
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Halo director calls The Master Chief Collection, "one of my lowest ebbs, professionally," vows updates will make everyone "satisfied"

Halo: The Master Chief Collection's struggles have been well documented. And while it looked like the game was on the back burner of both Xbox and 343's plans, it comes as a great relief that with Xbox One X, The Master Chief Collection will be getting some much-needed fixes and upgrades. With the extended silence surrounding the game, Frank O'Connor took to the opportunity to address what went wrong behind the scenes on Reddit and what is coming next.
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Crystal Dynamics tweets out a picture of The Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

The Legacy of Kain is a series that hasn't seen an official entry since 2003's Defiance. Fourteen years is a long time, and Crystal Dynamics is a developer that knows a thing or two about reviving old series' with their 2013 reboot of Tomb Raider. Yesterday, the studio tweeted out a picture of the classic image of Raziel from The Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver alongside the following quote:
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Review: South Park: The Fractured But Whole is a game designed to lighten up a divided populous through crude humor and tight gameplay

Developers: Ubisoft, Ubisoft San Francisco, South Park Digital Studios LLC. South Park: The Fractured But Whole has had a bit of an inauspicious development in the public eye. Not only was the game delayed multiple times, but its subject matter has always rubbed at least one person the wrong way, and with public sensitivity at an all-time high, there were some legitimate concerns that the game might be censored.
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[Update] Former Naughty Dog employee says he was sexually harassed, fired, and offered $20K to keep quiet

UPDATE: Naughty Dog has made an official comment on Ballard's sexual harassment allegations claiming they have "not found any evidence of having received allegations from Mr. Ballard." The full statement was posted to Naughty Dog's official website. We have recently read on social media that an ex-employee of Naughty Dog, Dave Ballard, claims he was sexually harassed when he worked at Naughty Dog.
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Quick Thoughts on Tooth and Tail, an RTS for the casual crowd

Upon first glance, Tooth and Tail is a rather exciting package. It’s not the kind of game hardcore RTS fans will give up their StarCraft or Age of Empires addiction for, but its got some of the same pacing and resource management sensibilities that will make more than a few give Tooth and Tail a shot.
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About

Daniel R. Miller

After trying my hand at making games, I realized I was much better at writing about them.

I got started back in the mid 90's with Pangea Software's Power Pete, a little top-down shooter that came pre-installed on the family's Macintosh Performa. After pouring hundred of hours into that and the X-Wing and TIE Fighter games, I made my way to the console space in 1997 with the original PlayStation and a copy of Madden 97.

When college time came around, I got this silly idea in my head that making games was for me, and set out to get into the industry. After landing a Master's Degree in Game Design, I quickly figured out that the classroom did not equal reality, but for whatever reason writing has always come naturally for me.

So here I am.

Now with over three years of experience, I've written for GameZone and GameSkinny, culminating in a portfolio consisting of over 1,700 news articles, reviews, previews, guides, interviews, and editorials on a wide variety of entertainment topics including video games, TV, movies, and technology.

If you'd like to get in touch, shoot me an email at d.miller0552@gmail.com.

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