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GAME REVIEW – Moebius: Empire Rising (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Moebius: Empire Rising is a point-and-click mystery thriller developed by Phoenix Online Studios in collaboration with legendary adventure game designer Jane Jensen’s Pinkerton Road Studio. The story-driven experience focuses on Malachi Rector, ‘a brilliant antiques dealer and historian whose photographic memory and eye for deduction transforms locations and clues into interactive puzzle pieces and historical patterns.’ When Malachi is hired by a secretive government agency to investigate the murder of a woman in Venice, he discovers a powerful paranormal theory that delves far into the past and could well hold the key to the future – Moebius.

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GAME REVIEW – The Journey Down: Chapter Two (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Journey Down: Chapter Two is the long-awaited follow-up to 2012’s The Journey Down: Chapter One, which Alternative Magazine Online described as “one of the most essential adventure gaming experiences of the past few years.” Picking up immediately where the cliffhanger ending of the previous chapter left off, our heroes Bwana, Kito and Lina find themselves trapped upside down in their crashed plane after bravely venturing ‘over the edge’. Caught in the net of an eel trawler, they must continue their journey in the footsteps of Bwana’s father to the foggy and treacherous town of Port Artue…

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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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