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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Ben Lo (Concept Artist, BioShock Infinite)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Ben Lo is a Canadian concept artist at BioWare who previously worked as an ‘Environmental Concept Artist’ at Irrational Games. Ben helped design many of BioShock Infinite’s stunning locations. In Alternative Magazine Online’s recent review of BioShock Infinite, it was noted how “Columbia doesn’t feel like a series of video game levels – it feels like a real place steeped in history and built upon misguided beliefs and plenty of bloodshed.” AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with Ben Lo!

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GAME REVIEW – Mass Effect 2 DLC Compilation (Xbox 360)

By Ian McCabe

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Commander Shepard, Commander Shepard, where art thou Commander Shepard? The human race needs you! Oh, there you are, still fighting to save the universe from those dastardly Reapers! A full year on from the initial release of the smash hit video game Mass Effect 2, those fine folks at Bioware have continued to spoil us with a plutonium load of additional downloadable content. All good things must come to an end however, as it did with the release of ‘The Arrival’, the final Mass Effect 2 DLC episode. So, let’s take a look back and wrap up all of those extras in one neat little package.

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GAME REVIEW – Fable III (Xbox 360)

By Duncan Voice

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Something felt different in the months before the release of Fable III. The promises from the Peter Molyneux felt muted in comparison to the grandiose features that failed to make it into the first two games. Perhaps he’s wise to the reputation he’s gaining, the man who promises much but delivers little, his games rarely living up the levels of hype that he creates. There’s no denying that both Fable games thus far have been wonderful adventures, but since then Fallout 3 has re-written the rules of the modern RPG. The promises made for Fable III sounded believable, but do they finally amount to the game we’ve been waiting on for six years?

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GAME REVIEW – Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360)

By Duncan Voice

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So I rocked up back into the Citadel, ready for my hero’s welcome. I had, after all, vanquished that pesky Saren and brushed aside the Reaper threat. The council didn’t make it, but they were gits anyway, so I thought I’d see how my old buddy Anderson was getting along as head of the new council. Boy, was I in for a surprise…

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GAME REVIEW – Dragon Age: Origins

By Duncan Voice

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Occasionally, I’ll sit back for a moment, wondering why I even play games in the first place. Sometimes I just burn through them in a few hours for the sake of collecting achievement points. Other times I’ll become bored fairly early on and they just become currency for my next trade-in.

During these times I lack a certain gaming muse. Something to stir a few emotions inside me other than anger when I fail yet another song on the latest cash-cow rhythm action game. A game that you can truly call an experience, and reminds you once again why you are willing to hand over forty notes for a small shiny disc.

One such game is Dragon Age: Origins, one of the greatest games I have ever had the pleasure to play.

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