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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Charles Cecil (Beyond a Steel Sky, Revolution Software)

By Marty Mulrooney

Charles Cecil Interview - Alternative Magazine Online

Following the recent release of Beyond a Steel Sky the sequel to 1994’s Beneath a Steel Sky – on Apple Arcade and Steam, Alternative Magazine Online is proud to present an exclusive online interview with Revolution Software co-founder Charles Cecil. Just some of the topics discussed during our hour-long conversation include: creating a successful follow-up to a cult classic video game over 25 years later; collaborating with Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons; the extraordinary life and music of composer Barrington Pheloung; the benefits of being on Apple Arcade; artificial intelligence and human happiness; and Revolution Software’s future plans for Broken Sword 6.

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FEATURE ARTICLE: How The Last of Us Part II Defies Conventional Storytelling

By Marty Mulrooney

How The Last of Us Part II Defies Conventional Storytelling

Since completing The Last of Us Part II over a week ago, my mind keeps drifting back to that overcast Santa Barbara beach where Ellie finally made her last stand…

WARNING: This article contains major spoilers and shouldn’t be read before completing The Last of Us Part II.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Nicole Tompkins (Jill Valentine, Resident Evil 3 Remake)

By Marty Mulrooney

Nicole Tompkins (Resident Evil 3 Remake) AMO Interview

Following on from last year’s incredible remake of Resident Evil 2 (which Alternative Magazine Online’s review described as “a brilliant reimagining of a beloved classic that is sure to please fans and newcomers alike”), Capcom recently released a remake of Resident Evil 3, which first appeared on the original PlayStation in 2000 (UK) as Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. To celebrate the launch of this reimagined return to the zombie-infested and Nemesis-stalked streets of Raccoon City, AMO is proud to present an exclusive online interview with actress Nicole Tompkins, who plays badass supercop Jill Valentine!

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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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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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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Maisy Kay (Voice Actor, Lorelai)

By Marty Mulrooney

Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed horror adventure game Lorelai, writing: “If there was ever any lingering doubt that Remigiusz Michalski is the Stephen King of video games (something this reviewer has been telling people since 2009), it has been squashed by Lorelai.” AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with Maisy Kay, the game’s talented lead voice actor who also performed its beautifully haunting main theme song!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Melissa Hutchison (Clementine, The Walking Dead: The Final Season)

By Marty Mulrooney

Melissa Hutchison Interview 2019

Following the emotional conclusion of The Walking Dead: The Final Season – and Alternative Magazine Online’s recent interview with Nicki Rapp, the voice of fierce survivor Lilly – AMO is proud to welcome back award-winning voice actress Melissa Hutchison for yet another exclusive online interview where we discuss all things Clementine, including whether she would like to revisit the character in the future…

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