INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Rolf Saxon (George Stobbart, Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse)

Rolf Saxon Interview - Broken Sword 5

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse is a point-and-click adventure game created by British game developer Revolution Software. In 2013, the studio raised $771,560 (over $823,000 including PayPal donations) via Kickstarter to create the latest instalment in the classic Broken Sword series, which was eventually released as two episodes. Alternative Magazine Online’s review of the first episode described The Serpent’s Curse as “not only an excellent new instalment in the series, but an excellent adventure game full stop.” Broken Sword 5 was released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in September 2015, making the game available to a whole new audience. It seemed like the perfect time to catch up with the charming man behind the voice of the series’ much-loved protagonist George Stobbart. AMO is therefore delighted to present an exclusive online interview with American actor Rolf Saxon.

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GAME REVIEW – Game of Thrones: Episode 6 – The Ice Dragon (PlayStation 4)

Game of Thrones: Episode 6 - The Ice Dragon

Game of Thrones: Episode 6 – The Ice Dragon is the final episode of a six-part episodic adventure game series from Telltale Games, creators of The Wolf Among Us and Tales from the Borderlands. In Episode 6, the remaining members of House Forrester must fight against House Whitehill, which continues to tighten its grip on Ironrath at the behest of Ramsay Bolton. Will the Lord of Ironrath stand victorious at the end of season finale? Or will House Forrester end up in ruins? The outcome is up to you… to an extent.

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FILM REVIEW – Spectre (IMAX)

Spectre

Spectre is the twenty-fourth James Bond film and Daniel Craig’s fourth (and quite possibly, final) outing as Ian Fleming’s 007. Once again directed by Sam Mendes (returning after the huge success of Skyfall), the plot features the global criminal organisation Spectre – their first appearance in an Eon Productions film, due to years of legal wrangling, since Diamonds Are Forever in 1971. When a cryptic message from beyond the grave sets Bond into unsanctioned action, a chain reaction is triggered that will propel him around the world and eventually bring him face to face with the author of all his pain…

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BOOK REVIEW – Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs is the third (and possibly final) novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children. It follows 2011’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which Alternative Magazine Online described as “an utterly compelling and truly unforgettable book” and 2014’s Hollow City, which proved to be “a more than worthy follow-up.” Picking up right where the previous book’s cliffhanger ending left off, Library of Souls begins with Jacob and Emma barely alive, their friends kidnapped by the evil weights and Miss Peregrine still in mortal danger… can Jacob’s newly discovered powers be harnessed in time to save them?

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BOOK REVIEW – Back To The Future: The Ultimate Visual History by Michael Klastorin and Randal Atamaniuk

By Marty Mulrooney

Back To The Future The Ultimate Visual History

Back To The Future: The Ultimate Visual History, created in conjunction with Universal Pictures and fully endorsed by director/co-creator Robert Zemeckis and producer/co-creator Bob Gale, is a deluxe, officially licensed book that goes behind the scenes to tell the complete story of the making of the Back to the Future films. Written by Michael Klastorin – the production publicist on the second and third movies – and Back to the Future expert Randal Atamaniuk, this treasure trove for fans features hundreds of rare and never-before-seen images from the set, concept art, storyboards and other visual treasures, along with brand new exclusive, in-depth interviews with key cast and crew members. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel into the future, to the 21st October 2015 – today! The release of this book commemorates that date, as well as the thirtieth anniversary of the release of the original film in 1985.

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GAME REVIEW – Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 5 – The Vault Of The Traveler (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Tales From The Borderlands Episode 5 – The Vault Of The Traveler

The Vault Of The Traveler is the fifth and final episode of Tales From The Borderlands, a five-part episodic video game series from Telltale Games (The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us). With Handsome Jack now in control of Helios’ systems following the shock ending of Episode 4 – Escape Plan Bravo, Hyperion middle-manager Rhys, Pandoran con-artist Fiona and their ragtag team must grab the final Gortys piece and fight their way off the deadly space station before it’s too late!

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GAME REVIEW – The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle: Episode 1 – A Dreadly Business (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle: Episode 1 – A Dreadly Business is a comedy 2D point-and-click murder mystery adventure game set in Victorian London, created by Seb Burnett and Rumpus Animation. The first instalment of a planned series, Episode 1 sees self-proclaimed leading explorator Bertram Fiddle and his trusty manservant Gavin hunting down a serial killer called Geoff the Murderer. Originally released for iOS in 2014, the game has since been released on PC and Mac in 2015.

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