GAME REVIEW – Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series – Episode 5: Don’t Stop Believin’ (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Don’t Stop Believin’ is the fifth and final episode of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, a five-part episodic adventure game from Telltale Games (Batman: The Enemy Within). In Episode 5, the Guardians must put aside their differences and come together to defeat Hala the Accuser once and for all.

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BOOK REVIEW – Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner by Paul M. Sammon

By Marty Mulrooney

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Future Noir is the ultimate guide to the 1982 science fiction film Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott. Written by film journalist Paul M. Sammon, the book – which is often referred to by fans as the ‘Blade Runner Bible’ – chronicles the adaptation of author Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? from page to screen and beyond, offering a behind-the-scenes guide to a production that, despite being troubled, birthed a thought-provoking classic that is still being talked about today.

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FEATURE ARTICLE – BLADERUNNING Some Reflections on Blade Runner ’97: The Final Cut

By Marty Mulrooney

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Way back when in 2010, I was lucky enough to have Mark Benninghofen – the voice actor of Ray McCoy in the groundbreaking point-and-click adventure game Blade Runner – write a guest post for Alternative Magazine Online about his experience working on the project. Seven years later, following the release of Blade Runner 2049 – be sure to check out my review here – I decided to reread Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick and replay the video game from 1997. Little did I know I was about to discover a forgotten article that was very nearly lost in time, like tears in rain…

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FILM REVIEW – Blade Runner 2049

By Marty Mulrooney

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Blade Runner 2049 is a neo-noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival). The sequel to the classic film Blade Runner (with director Ridley Scott serving as Executive Producer here), this new story – set 30 years after the 1982 original – stars Ryan Gosling (Drive, La La Land) as Officer K, a Blade Runner hunting down replicants – artificial humans – for the LAPD in the year 2049.

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GAME REVIEW – Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series – Episode 4: Who Needs You (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Who Needs You is the fourth and penultimate episode of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, a five-part episodic adventure game from Telltale Games (Batman: The Enemy Within). In Episode 4, Star Lord must find a way out of a deep, dark cavern full of space worms while trying to hold the Guardians together.

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GAME REVIEW – Batman: The Enemy Within – Episode 2: The Pact (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Pact is the second episode of Batman: The Enemy Within, a new five-episode adventure game from Telltale Games (Tales from the Borderlands, Guardians of the Galaxy), DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Continuing directly on from the previous episode, players must track down the remaining members of the Riddler’s group as both Batman and Bruce Wayne while trying to keep Jim Gordon and Amanda Wallace happy.

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GAME REVIEW – The Journey Down: Chapter Three (PC, iOS)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Journey Down: Chapter Three is the third and final chapter of the wonderful African art inspired point-and-click adventure game The Journey Down, created by independent Swedish studio SkyGoblin. Its release marks the end of an epic journey that began with the original free (low-res retro) version in 2010 (“there is artistry amidst its pixels, beauty within the world portrayed”), continuing with The Journey Down: Chapter One in 2012 (“any self-respecting adventure gamer owes it to themselves to experience this game”) and The Journey Down: Chapter Two in 2014 (“an indie endeavour that successfully captures the soul and spirit of the 90s adventure game”). In short, Chapter Three had two (or three) tough acts to follow.

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