GAME REVIEW – The Walking Dead: Season Two – Episode 5: No Going Back (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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No Going Back is the fifth and final episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series. Following directly on from Episode 4: Amid The Ruins (which Alternative Magazine Online described as an episode “all about tough decisions and superb performances”), Episode 5 finds Clementine physically and emotionally pushed to the absolute limit as her loyalties are tested, the snow continues to fall and a vulnerable newborn baby begins to run out of time…

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GAME REVIEW – The Walking Dead: Season Two – Episode 4: Amid The Ruins (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Amid The Ruins is the penultimate episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series. Following directly on from Episode 3: In Harm’s Way (which Alternative Magazine Online described as “some of the best storytelling in video games – or any medium for that matter – available today”), Episode 4 sees Clementine facing some of the most difficult decisions of her life as the zombies continue to shuffle ever closer and winter fast approaches…

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GAME REVIEW – Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee – New ‘n’ Tasty! (PSN, PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is a ‘ground-up remake’ of 1997′s Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, developed by Just Add Water and published by Oddworld Inhabitants on PlayStation 4. Reimagined in eye-catching 2.5D, players must once again take control of Abe the Mudokon and help him escape from RuptureFarms!

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Edinburgh Game Symposium 2.0 (2014)

By Marty Mulrooney

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In June 2014, some of the best games developers, games music composers and sound designers from around the world congregated in Edinburgh, Scotland for the Edinburgh Game Symposium 2.0. Alternative Magazine Online was lucky enough to attend the Game Design/Audio Panels and Games Festival on the first day, followed by a Video Game Music Concert performed by The Edinburgh Film Music Orchestra (EFMO) in the evening. Read on to find out more and watch some videos from the day!

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Gone Home Boxed Special Edition Unboxing

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online reviewed story exploration video game Gone Home last year, describing it as “right up there with the very best games of 2013. Melancholic yet uplifting, scary yet comforting… Gone Home is unforgettable.” Continuing our coverage of this incredible interactive experience created by The Fullbright Company,  AMO is proud to present an exclusive unboxing video of the Gone Home Boxed Special Edition, kindly sent to us by our friends at Merge Games!

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GAME REVIEW – The Wolf Among Us: Episode 5 – Cry Wolf (PC, PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Wolf Among Us: Episode 5 – Cry Wolf is the season finale of a brand new episodic adventure game from Telltale Games, based on the long-established, award-winning comic book series Fables by Bill Willingham. Following on directly from Episode 4 – In Sheep’s Clothing (which Alternative Magazine Online described as “everything a gamer could want from a penultimate episode”), Episode 5 sees Bigby Wolf unleashing the beast within to finally bring the Crooked Man to justice.

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BOOK REVIEW – World of Trouble: The Last Policeman Book III by Ben H. Winters

By Marty Mulrooney

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World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters is the third and final novel in the critically acclaimed Last Policeman trilogy. Following on from The Last Policeman (which Alternative Magazine Online described as “a genuinely engaging mystery novel that boldly asks us to consider what life is worth, and what truly defines us as individuals”), and Countdown City (“a sequel every bit the equal of its predecessor”), World of Trouble sees retired detective Hank Palace leaving the relative sanctuary of New England to track down his troubled sister Nico before it’s too late.

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