Author Archives: DrAcrossthePond

Torchwood: Rendition

Miracle Day continues with Jack and Gwen being taken to America.  Rhys is left behind to do “spousal stuff”.  The episode is then broken into two main parts: the framing of Esther Drummond and the poisoning of Captain Jack Harkness.  … Continue reading

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Detroit: Become Human (Connor)

2020 has been a horrible year on many counts, not the least of which has been the video games that have been released.  The handful that I had been looking forward to have come and gone and it’s been a … Continue reading

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Torchwood: The New World

I won’t deny that I was not looking forward to revisiting Miracle Day.  For me, Torchwood ended during that amazing season three, with Children of Earth.  However, it’s been some time since last I watched this 10-episode arc and episode one does … Continue reading

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Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure

Eldritch castles and elder signs, squatting squid-headed statues and hooded cultists, fishmen and shoggoths, the dreaded Necronomicon and talking cats… what do they all have in com…. wait a second… talking cats?  In my quest to play a few more Lovecraft … Continue reading

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Children of Earth: Day Five

Day 5 is upon us and we have an opening of Gwen looking into a camera commenting that it’s the end of the world.  She talks of Jack’s old friend, the Doctor, and how he must look upon this world … Continue reading

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Westmark Manor

Last week I mentioned that I found 2 games on Steam to help me sate my hunger for Eldritch horror.  While Old Gods Rising ended up being a bit more walking sim, Westmark Manor offers a far better Lovecraftian puzzler.  … Continue reading

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Children of Earth: Day Four

Day 4 illustrates the power of the 456 and leaves the audience breathless.  The episode offers backstory to dull the shock of Jack’s day 3 revelation and then it kicks us while we’re down.  Kicks us, punches us, spits on … Continue reading

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Old Gods Rising

I’ve been following HBO’s superb Lovecraft Country which has had the unsurprising side effect of putting me in the mood for Cthulhu-based games. Having just come off Magrunner: Dark Pulse, I guess that wasn’t enough and maybe I can keep … Continue reading

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Children of Earth: Day Three

It has got to be said that this season just doesn’t let up.  It’s well-written, excellently acted, and the direction is amazing.  This is what Torchwood should have been doing from the start.  But it’s problem really is Captain Jack … Continue reading

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Magrunner: Dark Pulse

As I mentioned last week, Remnant really put me off.  That Totem Father remains unbeaten and after going back again and having the right mouse button not work one time more than I was ready to see happen, I’ve uninstalled … Continue reading

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