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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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GAME REVIEW – The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4 – In Sheep’s Clothing (PC, PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4 – In Sheep’s Clothing is the penultimate instalment 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 3 – A Crooked Mile (which Alternative Magazine Online described as “another superb instalment in a series that shows no signs of running out of steam (or Bigby rage) anytime soon”), Episode 4 sees the villain stepping directly into the spotlight as Bigby uncovers a conspiracy that has its roots planted deep within the crooked heart of Fabletown.

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GAME REVIEW – The Walking Dead: Season Two – Episode 3: In Harm’s Way (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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In Harm’s Way is the third episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series. Following directly on from Episode 2: A House Divided (which Alternative Magazine Online described as “the perfect mix of action, plot advancement and character development”), Episode 3 sees Clementine and her new group captured and put to work by Carver, a totalitarian psychopath who uses fear and violence to instil has own uniquely twisted brands of justice and new world order. Make no mistake, they aren’t Carver’s guests – they’re his prisoners.

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