Author Archives: DrAcrossthePond

Superhot (VR)

What’s black and white and red all over?  A mauled penguin?  A nun having fallen out a window?  A newspaper?  A Grendel graphic novel?  Damn these puzzles are tricky.  OH, what about Superhot Team’s Superhot?  Yes, that is the name … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 12 (2020)

Jodie’s first season was not exactly what I’d call a resounding success.  In fact, for the first time in my life, having watched the show for nearly 4 decades, I wasn’t particularly excited to see it return.  Could it bring … Continue reading

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Horizon: Zero Dawn

There’s a game that kept popping up on Steam that I would look at and think: why?!?  The game, Horizon: Zero Dawn, appears to be about prehistoric people fighting against robotic dinosaurs.  Huh?!  Every time I’d look at it, because … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 11 (2018)

Capaldi’s last season ended on such a high note, I couldn’t have been happier.  There was some trepidation about how the new showrunner, Chris Chibnall, was going to work out but, like a certain ant, I had high hopes.  Was … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been discussing adventure games and one of the things I’ve noticed is the lack of violence in most of them.  This thought popped into my head and was almost immediately disproved by the other … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 10 (2017)

Peter Capaldi’s final season saw both characterization and story come together to give us one of my favorite seasons of Doctor Who since the classic era, rising Capaldi to one of my all time favorite Doctors.  It’s not perfect, but … Continue reading

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Voyage

Last week I mentioned that Return to Mysterious Island was my second favorite adventure game and it only seems right to share some thoughts on the one that gets top billing in my book.  In 2005, just one year after their … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 9 (2015)

Peter Capaldi’s first season left something to be desired but for me, it was in the characterization that was truly off.  The stories were, by and large, good, but written for a non-Doctor.  For some strange reason, as if to … Continue reading

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Return to Mysterious Island

I blame my job.  I’ve been in the IT industry for over two decades and that has an impact on you.  If you’re like me, you enjoy doing the job because at the end of the day, you’re helping people.  … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 8 (2014)

I was in Ireland when the announcement came that The Thick of It star, Peter Capaldi, would be playing the 12th Doctor.  I had just seen him as a WHO doctor in Brad Pitt’s World War Z only to find … Continue reading

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The Neverhood

When I awoke one recent morning, I began debating what should I do this week’s game post: pull something from the modern Steam library or aim for an old classic?  Roger seems to like the older games but I’m not … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 7 (2012-2013)

This was a strange season seemingly made up of 2 parts.  There was the first half that premiered in September of 2012, paused until Christmas, then leapt over to April and May to give us a cliffhanger that would have … Continue reading

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Starflight 2: Trade Routes of the Cloud Nebula

“Grandpa, this picture looks really old?  And who are these people?” “Why that’s me and the crew of the Skywalker!  That’s Uncle Luke right there.  He was always tinkering with the engines.  Your great granddad said he followed his father’s … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 6 (2011)

Smith’s first season as the Doctor had some strong episodes, but only one or two genuinely memorable ones.  That didn’t stop me from heading out to NYC to the Ziegfield theater with a young friend who was allowed to miss … Continue reading

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Starflight

Oh, you want me to tell you about the glory days?  Well sit on down John me’ boy and I’ll tell you how me and my crew saved the universe.  When we heard about the stars going nova, we knew … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 5 (2010)

With David Tennant gone and no established companion for a new series, the future of Doctor Who was in as mysterious a place as any TARDIS landing.  But Stephen Moffat was taking over as showrunner so there was hope.  Smith … Continue reading

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Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning

Baldur’s Gate and my recent foray into Pathfinder hasn’t quite scratched my itch for a good RPG.  I mentioned this to an old and dear friend of mine and he said he quite enjoyed Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning.  So why not, … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: The Specials (2009)

Donna is gone.  David Tennant’s Doctor is coming to the end of his run.  2009 was a heartbreaking year for fans and we didn’t know what was to come next.  Join us in revisiting the last 4 stories of the … Continue reading

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Mail Order Monsters and other giant memories

This is a weird situation. I typically reserve Thursday for a single video game review but this past weekend I watched Godzilla vs. Kong and it made me reminisce for some older games.  Mostly this is because I wanted to … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 4 (2008)

Oh lord, that nails-on-chalkboard companion was coming back!  Would we be able to stomach a whole season of Donna Noble after that performance as a one-off companion in The Runaway Bride?  And how could this companion compare to Martha Jones, who … Continue reading

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