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

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed Rehab Run: A Danny Cleary Novel (published by Titan Books), describing it as “an impressively well-written novel that is, perhaps appropriately, more inhaled than read.” AMO is therefore delighted to welcome back talented author Barbra Leslie for another exclusive online interview where we candidly discuss the creative writing process, the autonomous nature of flawed hero Danny Cleary, the beautiful Annapolis Valley and her exciting plans for the next book in the series.

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GAME REVIEW – Milkmaid of the Milky Way (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Milkmaid of the Milky Way is a ’90s style point-and-click adventure game created by Norwegian indie developer Mattis Folkestad, aka Machineboy. Set on a remote farm in a faraway fjord in 1920’s Norway, players take control of a lonely young milkmaid named Ruth. It’s a tough life of churning butter and cooking cheese to make ends meet. Then a mysterious golden spaceship turns up and steals all the cows…

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BOOK REVIEW – Defender by G X Todd

By Marty Mulrooney

Defender by G X Todd

Defender is the debut novel – the first of a planned four-part series – of British author G X Todd, a thirty-four year-old librarian from the West Midlands. Published today in the UK (12th January 2017) by Headline, it is set in a future where the majority of the population has gone insane due to the ‘voices’ in their heads. Following an unprecedented number of suicides and murders, the survivors have scattered across an American landscape gone to ruin. As the story begins, a young girl sits on the dusty roadside of this post-apocalyptic nightmare trying to sell homemade lemonade. She needs a ride. After days without luck, she’s close to giving up. Then a man with a gun comes along on a motorcycle and the voice inside his head suggests he should stop for a drink…

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GAME REVIEW – The Last Guardian (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Last Guardian

The Last Guardian is an action-adventure game developed by genDESIGN and Japan Studio, published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Designed and directed by legendary video game designer Fumito Ueda (Ico, Shadow of the Colossus), the game was originally announced way back in 2009 as a PlayStation 3 exclusive. Following numerous delays and a lack of updates from Sony, there was genuine concern that the project had been cancelled.  However, The Last Guardian was finally released in December 2016 as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. Only one question remains… was it worth the seven year wait?

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GAME REVIEW – Owlboy (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Owlboy is a 2D platform-adventure game created by indie developer D-Pad Studio. Touted as ‘a love letter to pixel art for a new audience’, Owlboy looks, sounds and plays like a high-definition version of a classic Nintendo title. In Owlboy, players must fly around and explore an open-world, recruiting new allies as they try to stop the impending destruction of the planet.

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GAME REVIEW – The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 1: Ties That Bind Part I & Episode 2: Ties That Bind Part II (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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A New Frontier is the third season of Telltale Games’ critically acclaimed episodic adventure game The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series. It’s been over two years since we last took control of Clementine in The Walking Dead: Season Two (although love did put a gun in Michonne’s hand earlier this year). The third season debuts today – 20th December 2016 – with a special two-part premiere… but this won’t be the Clementine you remember.

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GAME REVIEW – Her Majesty’s SPIFFING: The Empire Staggers Back (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Her Majesty’s SPIFFING: The Empire Staggers Back is a British comedy graphic adventure created by BillyGoat Entertainment Ltd, a video game developer based in Northern Ireland. The game puts players in control of Captain Frank Lee English, joined by his South Walean colleague Aled Jones, as they travel through the cosmos trying to find a new planet to claim for the British Empire.

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