The pre-2005 series had a Doctor who was dressed in vaguely Edwardian clothing, who spoke with an RP accent, who had his stories adapted into books. That’s just the way it was.
- Andrew Hickey's Fifty Stories For Fifty Years
, one for every year of Doctor Who, reaches
and Scream of the Shalka
) - arguably the end of the line for "Classic" doctor who. Previous instalments had covered the TV series from start to end
, as well as the odd novelisation
or movie. Possibly of greatest interest are the years before the new TV series where, TV movie
aside, the franchise survived and evolved in strange directions via novels
and audio stories
. Then, at the outmost reaches of Whodom, there is the Book of the War
and the strange world of Faction Paradox
, which THERE IS NO FACTION PARADOX, THERE IS NO EVIL RENEGADE, YOU DID NOT READ THIS POST.
posted by Artw
on Oct 1, 2013 -
is the new game from Terry Cavanagh
It looks like a simple isometric-view platformer but every level (once the game proper starts) is essentially an optical illusion.
It will do your head in. In the best possible way. [more inside]
posted by motty
on Sep 23, 2013 -
Friday Flash Fun
, a hybrid of roguelike and puzzle game, or chess, or something. Maybe "it's like turn-based Gauntlet
" would be a good description? There's an on-your-phone version if you're willing to spend a buck, too. DANGER: Very addictive to certain types. You've been warned.
posted by DoctorFedora
on Jul 4, 2013 -
It's debatable whether the troubled World War Z
signals the end of the ongoing zombie craze, but the film that started it all is much more clear: Danny Boyle's
bleak, artful cult horror-drama 28 Days Later
, which saw its US premiere ten years ago this weekend.
From its iconic opening shots of an eerily abandoned London
(set to Godspeed You! Black Emperor's
brooding post-rock epic "East Hastings"
) to the frenzied chaos of its climax
, Boyle's film -- a dark yet humanist tale
of a world eviscerated by a frighteningly contagious epidemic of murderous rage -- reinvented and reinvigorated the genre that Romero built (though many insist its rabid, sprinting berserkers don't really count
And while sequel 28 Weeks Later
with its heavyhanded Iraq War allusions
failed to live up to the original (despite boasting one of the most viscerally terrifying opening sequences
in modern horror), and 28 Months
looks increasingly unlikely
, there remains a small universe of side content from the film, including music, short films, comics, and inspired-by games. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Jun 28, 2013 -
Maybe hamsters & hippos are better suited for your weight class-- don't worry, Super Duck Punch
will allow to test your pugilistic skills against these combinations and more! Watch out for the giraffe-headed Hydra, though. Almost as tough as the Hydra-headed giraffe.
posted by KingEdRa
on Mar 23, 2013 -
In the new game Avant-Garde
, you play an up-and-coming artist in 19th century Paris, a contemporary of Manet and Bouguereau. Carve and sell allegorical statue groups! Get snubbed by Napoleon III! Subsidize Gustave Courbet's drinking! Compose and promulgate your own aesthetic manifesto!
posted by Iridic
on Mar 8, 2013 -
is a "reimagined" take on the Rockman/Mega Man Saga: the player must guide a defective automaton through a fortified compound, while collecting energy cores and dodging enemies. As the machine was rushed out of development, software patches will have to be transmitted wirelessly to the unit at critical points of the enemy base. In spite of any and all modifications performed, there will still be a chance of the drone failing to perform the most rudimentary tasks.
posted by Smart Dalek
on Nov 21, 2012 -
Undecided on election day? Sat through all the debates and still not sure who's right and who's wrong? What you're really looking for is an endorsment by people you can trust completely, you can look up to, true heroes? Well, J. Caleb Mozzocco has taken the trouble to interview a representative cross section of superheroes
and is starting to see a pattern. [more inside]
posted by MartinWisse
on Nov 6, 2012 -
Flash cards are an effective study aid because they are founded on the principles of rote and memorization. With Flashcard Exchange
| Study Stack
and Flashcard Machine
, you can use web-based flashcard makers to create, share, export and print flashcards to assist your studying.
posted by netbros
on Oct 28, 2012 -
For about three years, the A.V. Club ran Sawbuck Gamer
, a regular column reviewing the week's most notable free and cheap games across all platforms, from web games to handhelds to console downloadables. It's a treasure trove of content, especially since more literary sister site The Gameological Society took the helm
, and it's publicized great desktop projects like the luscious platformer Frogatto
), feature-rich Super Mario Bros. X
), the evocative faux-web Digital: A Love Story
), interactive fiction gem Rover's Day Off
, and the hyperkinetic RunMan: Race Around the World
). But if you're in the mood for something more immediate, why not start with a list of all the original column's free A-rated online titles? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Oct 24, 2012 -
Quick Friday Flash Fun - all you want to do is visit your girlfriend, but can you make it?
posted by jontyjago
on Oct 19, 2012 -
Hail and well-met, ye good townsfolk! 'Forsooth, what ho is this? Why, 'tis thee Medieval Shark
, sallying forth to rend asunder thy countryside!
posted by Smart Dalek
on Oct 10, 2012 -
An interview with Bennett Foddy
, the creator of QWOP, in which, to the surprise of no one, he states, "I don't feel any sympathy for people who find a video game hard. At all. It never occurred to me to try to modify QWOP so that it was easier to play." [more inside]
posted by Copronymus
on Oct 8, 2012 -
For your Flash Friday consideration, I offer a quirky platform game with a physics engine to challenge your dexterity and puzzle-solving ability. In Box Clever,
you take on the role of the Blue Blob, who searches for the exit in a succession of side-view platform worlds and is rewarded by gentlemanly attire. [more inside]
posted by tykky
on Oct 5, 2012 -