GAME REVIEW – Marvel’s Spider-Man (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Marvel’s Spider-Man is an open world action-adventure game developed by Insomniac Games (Ratchet & Clank) and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Built around the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man, this PlayStation 4 exclusive sees players taking control of the famous web-slinger after he has already been fighting crime for eight years. Offering a fresh take on the character and his universe that doesn’t follow the continuity of any prior comic book, film or video game, Marvel’s Spider-Man sees Spidey – and Peter Parker – facing the mysterious and deadly Mr Negative in the bustling real-world metropolis of New York City.

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GAME REVIEW – Unavowed (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Unavowed is the new game from Dave Gilbert – creator of the critically acclaimed Blackwell adventure game series – and Wadjet Eye Games (Shardlight, Technobabylon). Described as an ‘urban fantasy adventure’, players take control of the latest member of an underground group of supernatural guardians known as the Unavowed, investigating the unknown and fighting evil in a perpetually rainy New York City.

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BOOK REVIEW – The Anomaly by Michael Rutger

By Marty Mulrooney

The Anomaly by Michael Rutger

The Anomaly – the debut novel of Hollywood screenwriter Michael Rutger – is described by publisher Bonnier Zaffre Books as “a thriller that grips like a vice – Michael Crichton meets Stephen King.” Of course, publishers have been known to exaggerate before, but The Anomaly more than lives up to the promise of its glowing reviews and extensive marketing campaign. Not all secrets are meant to be found – especially those hidden away in deep, dark caves – but it’s already too late for amateur archaeologist and The Anomaly Files host Nolan Moore…

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GAME REVIEW – The Walking Dead: The Final Season – Episode 1: Done Running (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Walking Dead: The Final Season is the latest episodic adventure game from Telltale Games (Tales From The Borderlands, Batman: The Enemy Within). Split into four parts, this new series will conclude the epic journey of iconic video game character Clementine that began with The Walking Dead – “a tear-jerking masterclass in interactive storytelling” – in 2012.

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GAME REVIEW – Detective Gallo (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Detective Gallo is a hand-illustrated and hand-animated point-and-click adventure game developed by Footprints Games and published by Adventure Productions. The star of the show is Gallo, a hard-boiled feathered bird detective investigating a string of plant-based murders with his trusty sidekick Thorn the cactus. As Gallo, can you track down the killer and bring them to justice?

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Kristof Thijs (Author, Jurassic Park Collectables)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed a charming little book called Jurassic Park Collectables, describing it as “a joy to read from beginning to end.” AMO is therefore delighted to present an exclusive online interview with friendly Belgian author Kristof Thijs, where we discuss his enviable Jurassic Park merchandise and toy collection!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Barbra Leslie (Author, Unhinged: A Danny Cleary Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed Unhinged: A Danny Cleary Novel, describing it as “yet another breakneck thriller from Barbra Leslie, a compulsive page-turner that surprises at every turn.” AMO is therefore delighted to welcome back crime thriller writer, dog lover, and snark queen (her words, not ours!) Barbra Leslie for yet another exclusive online interview where we discuss her kick-ass protagonist Danny Cleary, the writing process and what the future holds!

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