Author Archives: Marty Mulrooney

About Marty Mulrooney

I am an aspiring writer from the UK. I graduated with a B.A Degree (Hons) in Media and Film in 2009, specialising in Print Journalism and Advanced Screenwriting. I created Alternative Magazine Online soon after.

BOOK REVIEW – The Art of Alien: Isolation by Andy McVittie

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Art of Alien: Isolation offers an in-depth look at the artwork behind the critically acclaimed video game Alien: Isolation, released by The Creative Assembly in 2014. Written by author Andy McVittie, who has worked in the video games industry for more than 20 years, the book features never-before-seen concept art, sketches, 3D renders and much more, all accompanied by an extensive behind the scenes commentary from the game’s artists and creators.

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GAME REVIEW – Game of Thrones: Episode 2 – The Lost Lords (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Game of Thrones Episode 2 – The Lost Lords

Game of Thrones: Episode 2 – The Lost Lords is the second episode of a six-part episodic adventure game series from Telltale Games, creators of The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us. Based on the award-winning HBO television series of the same name, The Lost Lords picks up directly after the brutally shocking ending of the opening instalment, with House Forrester fighting for survival against seemingly insurmountable odds.

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GAME REVIEW – Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 1 – Zer0 Sum (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Tales From The Borderlands Episode 1 – Zer0 Sum

Zer0 Sum is the first episode of Tales From The Borderlands, a five-part episodic video game series from Telltale Games (The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us). Set on the unforgiving world of Pandora after the events of the award-winning Borderlands 2 (Gearbox Software) but requiring no prior knowledge of the universe (although existing Borderlands fans will undoubtedly have a healthy head start), Tales From The Borderlands puts players in control of Rhys, a Hyperion ‘suit’, and Fiona, a Pandoran con artist, as they chase after a briefcase containing ten million dollars.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Ben H. Winters (Author, World of Trouble)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online reviewed World of Trouble: The Last Policeman Book III by Ben H. Winters last year, describing the third and final novel in the critically acclaimed Last Policeman trilogy as “an unparalleled written symphony of the touching, gripping, shocking and true.” AMO is therefore proud to present yet another exclusive online interview with New York Times bestselling author Ben H. Winters!

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GAME REVIEW – Game of Thrones: Episode 1 – Iron from Ice (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Game of Thrones Episode 1 Iron from Ice

Game of Thrones: Episode 1 – Iron from Ice is the opening instalment of a brand new six-part episodic adventure game series from Telltale Games, creators of The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us. Based on the award-winning HBO television series of the same name, Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series tells the previously untold story of House Forrester, whose members are caught up in The War of the Five Kings and must fight to stop their house meeting its untimely demise.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Joshua Rigal (Musician, Little Brother Eli)

By Marty Mulrooney

Joshua Rigal Interview - Alternative Magazine Online

Little Brother Eli is a five-piece band fronted by bassist Joshua Rigal and vocalist Alex Grew. Together with Linus Taylor & Adam Stowe on guitar and Benji Page on drums, they released their first EP in 2013 which Alternative Magazine Online described as “arguably the best £2 you’ll spend on music in 2013.” With their second EP releasing today, AMO is proud to present an exclusive online interview with Joshua Rigal – best get those pound coins ready!

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GAME REVIEW – Grim Fandango Remastered (PlayStation 4)

By Martin Mulrooney

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Who would have ever thought that a game about the four-year journey of a travel agent in the land of the dead would enjoy such a long and fruitful life? Grim Fandango Remastered is a lovingly restored and updated version of the classic critically acclaimed 1998 LucasArts adventure game Grim Fandango. Skeleton-in-a-suit noir hero Manuel Calavera has returned after 17 years looking sharper than ever – but has this cult classic stood the test of time successfully enough to resonate with a modern audience?

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