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Posts tagged “Doctor Who”

Feature: Wibbly-wobbly

The Doctor Who Game Maker Is A Bit Rubbish But Vital

The essential problem with modern Doctor Who - other than its broad abandonment of science fiction in favour of magic did it - is that it's a show which earns an enormous amount from kids' merchandise but whose most fervent audience is adult. This creates impossible expectations: to be light and fluffy and full of funny monsters, but to be complex and dark and with…

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Regeneration Game: Free Doctor Who Game Maker

The BBC have been stealthily using the Doctor Who license to push game design and programming onto kids for a while now. Those monsters: corrupting the minds of the innocent, turning them into people with useful practical skills for a digital future. Scrap the license fee and sell the corporation to Murdoch, that's what I say. The latest step in their campaign of edutainment oppression…

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Feature: Allons-y

Fallout: New Vegas And The World’s Worst Timelord

I have been lost in my own TARDIS for fifteen minutes. Having finally located it in a junk yard in Fallout: New Vegas's Mojave Desert I appear doomed to wander its innards, experiencing all the glory of time and space that can be offered by grey corridors which don't quite correspond to anything I can draw in two dimensions. In short: the Fallout Who Vegas…

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Doctor Who Comes To Fallout: New Vegas

Out from the expanding heap of creation birthed from the modding community comes one particularly impressive mod for Fallout: New Vegas [official site]. It's Fallout Who Vegas, a project that combines two of Earth's most beautiful and pure creations: the Fallout universe and Matt Smith's lovely, big face. Yes, friends, it is a Doctor Who in Fallout mod. Fallout Who Vegas has been in development…

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Degenerating: Doctor Who – Worlds In Time Shutting Down

I don't keep up to date with Doctor Who but when the nature of your job means that you follow a bunch of geeky McNerdsters on Twitter, it's impossible to avoid the basics. It was impossible to avoid the revelation that the new Doctor is the sweariest man on television and I couldn't ignore the fury of the people who were annoyed by the episode…

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Doctor Whoodle

Doctor Who games have historically been far more Colin than Tom Baker, as assorted game-makers struggle to reinterpret a bloke with a fancy screwdriver and a silly outfit as something interactive. The trouble is they've always pursued stories and action and companions over the two fundamentals of the cosmic hobo: he can travel in time, and he can regenerate into a new body if killed.…

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Doctor Who: Worlds In Time Semi-Launches

There's been another MMO launch today, sort of. The 'open preview' of Doctor Who: Worlds In Time can now be played over here. With The Old Republic now available, it would be fun if this was turned into a clash between widely loved sci-fi franchises but that is not to be. The two games are as different as two games can be, unless one were…

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Games Are Cool – Dr Who: The Eternity Clock

"Is there anything you like about Christmas?" wondered my significant other last night, after I'd just expelled another long moan about the hassle of the holiday season. I didn't have to think for long. "Yes!" I exclaimed, confidently. "There's usually an episode of Dr Who on." For, despite the good Doctor's televisual output being what I would generously describe as 'uneven', it pushes most of…

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Lord Of Time Craft: Doctor Who MMO

It seems like a long while since the announcement of Three Rings' Doctor Who: Worlds In Time but perhaps not. Perhaps it will actually be announced yestermorrow and I'm writing this from a place between moments, stuck in the gaps between seasons, trapped in the trembling alcove between the tick and the tock. What I have been able to discern from this aching voidspace, which…

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My Time Lord: Doctor Who MMO Announced

Because Doctor Who is a thing that exists, and because there is an internet with games on it, there is going to be a free-to-play Doctor Who MMO. The BBC's commercial arm (which is about to be lopped off in sacrifice to the mad god Cameron), BBC Worldwide, has announced that further to their pretty poor third-person action-adventure game things, there will be a massively…

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Regeneration: Doctor Who Gets 2nd Series

We've travelled into the distant past of yesterday to discover the news that after the success - 1.6 million downloads for the first three episodes, apparently - of the first series of Doctor Who games, they'll be doing it all again. Once again, it'll be by the BBC Wales TV team (including Moffat, et al) and Sheffield's Sumo Digital. Matt Smith and my squiffy namesake…

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Tardiss? Dr Who: Tardis Available

It's time for another chance for all the female-fancying members of the audience to be disturbed by fancying a lady with a very similar name to mine. The third of the four Doctor Who adventure games is now available to download. You can get it from here, on the Internet. The USP of this one is that you actually get to control the Tardis. Those…

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Doctor Who Adventures Ep 3 Will Be: Tardis

Crikey. How novel. News not from Gamescom. The third of the four Doctor Who Adventure games had the first detailed leaked. It's called Tardis and - clearly not wanting to lead people astray with its title - features the Tardis prominently, allowing you to totally fly the now-anachronistic police-call-box through the time-stream. It also will allow you to step into the Doctor's Drawing room, which…

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Untardy: Blood of the Cybermen On Saturday

A quick one this. The second of the four Doctor Who episodes debuts on Saturday, immediately after the series finale. It involves Cybermen. Perhaps also their blood. I'm reaching here. Let writer Phil Ford explain: ""Blood of the Cybermen is classic 'Who... From the intriguing title, through the pre-credits intro to the mystery surrounding the Arctic base, this is everything you expect from a TV…

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Timely Lord: Dr Who Adventures Out Already

Super quick link 'em up post, as I'll hopefully be bunging up some impressions a bit later tonight. BUT the first episode of the free Doctor Who Adventures, City of The Daleks, has mysteriously turned up for download already, despite officially not due until Saturday. UK only for now, however. Kieron is stood behind me as I write this, and insists I write "Knock, knock."…

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