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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Shelley Blond (Lara Croft, Tomb Raider)

By Marty Mulrooney

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To mark and celebrate the 22 year anniversary of Tomb Raider – released for Sega Saturn, PlayStation and PC in 1996 – Alternative Magazine Online is thrilled to present an exclusive online interview with veteran voice actor Shelley Blond, the original voice of Lara Croft!

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GAME REVIEW – Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is an isometric top down shooter developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. That’s right, in a noticeable departure from the main Tomb Raider series, Guardian of Light is an arcade shooter with multiplayer support! Originally released for Xbox 360, the game was later released for both PlayStation 3 and Steam (PC). Alternative Magazine Online’s review will cover the PC version played with an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows.

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GAME REVIEW – Hitman: Blood Money (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Exactly five years ago today (26th May 2006) Danish video game developer IO Interactive released the fourth instalment of their critically acclaimed Hitman series, Hitman: Blood Money. With a fifth instalment (Hitman: Absolution) finally in the works, now seems the perfect time to take a look back at Blood Money with a special retrospective AMO review. Please note: although this review is written specifically for the PC version, the PlayStation 2, Xbox and Xbox 360 versions all feature exactly the same missions and content, with the only difference being their slightly downgraded visuals and gamepad controls.

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GAME REVIEW – Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is a video game destined to become notorious not only for its copious amounts of bloody violence and mature subject matter, but for the way it has divided critics upon release. Destuctoid.com gave the Xbox 360 version a scathing 1.0 out of 10 review, whereas Edge – a notoriously tough marker – awarded the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC versions with 6 out of 10 each. Although I never picked up the original game (the demo’s cover system felt far too broken) the aesthetic values of the sequel really appealed to me, so I ignored the somewhat negative reviews and picked up the Limited Edition for less than half the RRP (rather worryingly) only two weeks after its UK release.

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