GAME NEWS – Gabriel Knight 4 Online Petition Launched

By Marty Mulrooney

Gabriel Knight 4 Online Petition

Gabriel Knight is a series of point-and-click adventure games created by legendary game designer and writer Jane Jensen (who AMO interviewed in 2011, 2012 and 2013). The first three games in the series were released throughout the ’90s by Sierra On-Line (at the time, the main rival to LucasArts), with a remake of the first game released in 2014. However, the famous Schattenjäger’s story is far from over; in 2020, one fan is campaigning for Gabriel Knight’s return…

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GAME REVIEW – Edna & Harvey: The Breakout – Anniversary Edition (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Edna & Harvey: The Breakout - Anniversary Edition

Edna & Harvey: The Breakout – Anniversary Edition is a remastered version of the 2008 point-and-click adventure game Edna & Harvey: The Breakout (released in English in 2011). Known as Edna bricht aus in Germany – where it began as the university project of Jan Müller-Michaelis aka Poki, co-founder of Daedalic Entertainment – this new Anniversary Edition features high resolution visuals, modernised technology and improved controls.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Darren Jacobs (Heartman, Death Stranding)

By Marty Mulrooney

Darren Jacobs Interview (Heartman, Death Stranding)Headshot by Sam Mackay

Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed legendary video game designer Hideo Kojima’s latest project Death Stranding, describing it as “one of the most beautiful experiences of this console generation, in every sense of the word.” AMO is therefore delighted to present an exclusive online interview with actor Darren Jacobs, who provided the voice – and performance capture – for the character of Heartman!

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GAME REVIEW – Death Stranding (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Death Stranding

Death Stranding is the latest project of legendary Japanese video game designer Hideo Kojima (Policenauts, Metal Gear Solid). A timed PlayStation 4 exclusive (it will arrive on PC in late 2020 via the Epic Games Store), Death Stranding was developed by Kojima Productions and stars Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) as Sam Porter Bridges, a courier working in a post-apocalyptic United States of America.

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BOOK REVIEW – Survivors (The Voices Book 3) by G X Todd

By Marty Mulrooney

Survivors by G X Todd

Survivors is the third novel in the four-part Voices series written by British author G X Todd, following Defender – “a highly impressive debut” – and Hunted – “a worthy follow-up that never takes the easy road.” Book 3 sees the welcome return of a familiar face (and the voice inside his head), as birds circle high up above and lightning rages across the sky to the sound of burning, madness and death.

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BOOK REVIEW – Blade Runner 2019: Volume 1 by Michael Green, Mike Johnson and Andres Guinaldo (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

Blade Runner 2019: Volume 1

Blade Runner 2019 is the first official comic book series set in the rain soaked, neo-noir world of Blade Runner. Volume 1 collects issues #1-4 and introduces detective Aahna Ashina, a veteran Blade Runner in the retro-futuristic Los Angeles of 2019, whose latest case might end up being her last…

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GAME REVIEW – Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is the latest game from independent developer Playtonic Games. The sequel to 2017’s Yooka-Laylee (which AMO’s review described as “a journey equal parts delightful, beautiful and frustrating”), the Impossible Lair shifts from full 3D to 2.5D and the results are – for the most part – wonderful.

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