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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With The Talent of Bay Area Sound

By Marty Mulrooney

Bay Area Sound Interview

Bay Area Sound is an award-winning audio production company that specialises in voice, music and sound for interactive media. Located in San Francisco, California, the studio has been active for over 20 years, with recent projects including The Wolf Among UsThe Walking DeadTales from the Borderlands and Firewatch. Alternative Magazine Online was therefore very excited – as well as honoured and delighted – to be given the opportunity to interview some of the talented individuals currently working at the studio, from both sides of the microphone! Read on to find out how audio magic is made at Bay Area Sound with faith, and trust, and a little bit of pixie dust…

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With D-Pad Studio (Creators of Owlboy)

By Marty Mulrooney

D-Pad Studio Interview - Alternative Magazine Online

On the 1st of November 2017, the 2D platform-adventure PC game Owlboy – which Alternative Magazine Online’s 2016 review described as “full of surprises, moments that will make you smile and perhaps even shed the occasional tear” – turned one year old. To celebrate this anniversary – and the recent announcement that the game will be launching on consoles early next year – AMO is proud to present an exclusive online interview with the entire D-Pad Studio team!

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

By Marty Mulrooney

Blade Runner - Mark Benninghofen (1997)

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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GAME REVIEW – Batman: The Enemy Within – Episode 1: The Enigma (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Batman: The Enemy Within is a brand new five-episode adventure game from Telltale Games (Tales from the Borderlands, Guardians of the Galaxy), DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Following on from last year’s Batman: The Telltale Series, Episode 1: The Enigma sees both Bruce Wayne and Batman puzzling over how to defeat the Riddler.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Michael Marshall Smith (Author, Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence, describing it as “an endearing page-turner” that is “dark, funny and thought-provoking.” In short, it’s another highly unique and darkly original tale from the award-winning author of The Straw MenKiller Move and We Are Here. AMO is therefore delighted to present an exclusive online interview with master wordsmith Michael Marshall Smith where we discuss his latest novel, future projects, children, accident imps and the Devil!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Andrew Cartmel (Author, The Vinyl Detective)

By Marty Mulrooney

Andrew Cartmel Interview - Alternative Magazine Online

Following on from our recent reviews of Written In Dead Wax (“charming, funny and engaging”) and The Run-Out Groove (“a follow-up every bit the equal of its highly memorable predecessor”), Alternative Magazine Online is proud to present an exclusive online interview with the talented cat lover behind The Vinyl Detective, author Andrew Cartmel!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Melissa Hutchison (Clementine, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier)

By Marty Mulrooney

Melissa Hutchison Interview - Alternative Magazine Online

Following on from our recent interviews with Shelly Shenoy and Jeff Schine (Kate and Javier in The Walking Dead: A New Frontier), Alternative Magazine Online is proud to present yet another exclusive online interview – this time with the hugely talented and extremely lovely Melissa Hutchison, the award-winning voice actress behind fan favourite badass Clementine!

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