Crimes and Punishments: Sherlock Holmes Review: Elementary

crimes-and-punishments-sherlock-holmes-headerThere are many licenses that I wouldn’t want to be put in charge of but Sherlock Holmes would likely be at the top of the list. There is a great disconnect between the cognitive abilities of Sherlock Holmes and me, for example. He can look at a person and some clues and quickly deduce what happened as new evidence arises. Translating that ability to video games has apparently been quite a challenge for developers who have only seen mixed reviews, at best, for their Sherlock Holmes adventures.

For their latest trip to 221B Baker Street, Frogwares takes mysteries in the style of the classic Conan Doyle adventures and updates them with some of the tricks that have become popular on BBC’s Sherlock. Is that enough to make Sherlock Holmes a hit in the video game space to go with the recent explosion of popularity on TV and the silver screen?

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Sunday Link-Off: All Hallows’ Eve Eve

It’s Sunday and we have a new look on the blog. It’s also the day before Halloween. So, naturally, we’ve got someone dressed up in a costume as we’re wont to do on the link-off before Halloween. Today, it’s Candice Swanepoel dressed as the devil. Cliché yet amazing.

Did you know there’s such a thing as professional mini-golf? There are professional tours, major championships and even The Masters. (The Daily)

Speaking of odd ways to make money, marketers are trying underhanded ways of paying bloggers for money. They’re paying bloggers to drop links subtly into their articles. (Gawker)

The NBA lockout isn’t quite as over as the media was hoping it would be at this point. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t basketball stories coming out. A new study has shown that there is such a thing as the hot hand in basketball. (Mind Hacks)

After the jump, Kim Kardashian’s marriage may be a complete sham, Sherlock Holmes is making a comeback and a Halloween light show. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: Is There A Doctor in the House?

It’s Saturday again, so that means the Entertainment Link-Off is here. This week features Nicky Whelan. She might be better known for her work in the Aussie soap Neighbours, but she’s currently on Scrubs as the hot Aussie med student Maya. I don’t think her name was mentioned once in the first 3 episodes this season and her entire screen time probably doesn’t exceed 5 minutes. Oh well, she’s there for eye candy purposes.

After the jump, some Avatar news, take a lesson on how to fire someone in Gotham City, a look at movies that should have never seen the light of day and Brian Cox teaches Hamlet to a 2 year old kid. Continue reading