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GAME REVIEW – I Am Alive (PSN)

By Marty Mulrooney

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I Am Alive is a downloadable third-person survival adventure game developed for Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network by Ubisoft Shanghai. Originally developed by Darkworks between 2008 and 2010, Ubisoft Shanghai eventually stepped in to complete production, releasing the game in 2012. Taking place in the fictional American city of Haventon one year after a major disaster simply referred to as ‘The Event’ – a series of earthquakes that levelled buildings and covered the land in poisonous dust clouds – players take control of an unnamed male survivor as he fights to reunite with his wife and daughter.

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Mini Interview – Puzzle Agent 2: What Does Graham Annable Think?

By Marty Mulrooney

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Following the recent release of Puzzle Agent 2 (reviewed here), AMO caught up with cartoonist/animator/illustrator Graham Annable to discuss the game in an exclusive online mini interview!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Jane Jensen (Game Designer, Gabriel Knight Trilogy/Gray Matter)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Jane Jensen is a game designer who needs no introduction. AMO recently caught up with the legendary creator of the Gabriel Knight trilogy to discuss her latest offering, Gray Matter. An interactive mystery featuring a unique blend of fact and fiction, the game revolves around an American magician, Samantha Everett, and a reclusive neurobiologist, Dr. David Styles, as they face paranormal activity in Oxford, England. Not only was Jane kind enough to answer our many questions, she even shared some exclusive artwork too!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Merle Dandridge (Actress, Half Life 2)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Half Life 2 completely blew me away when it was released in 2004. Not only did the game totally deliver on its promises, it managed to succeed where many other shooters up until that point had arguably failed, featuring quality characterisation and genuine relationships with non-player characters. Case in point: Alyx Vance, a female sidekick that, although attractive, didn’t need to wear a low-cut top for millions of fans to fall in love with her. Voiced to perfection by Merle Dandridge, Alyx was a breath of fresh air in a genre that was fast becoming stale. With Episode 3’s release date still unknown, AMO was delighted when Miss Dandridge agreed to join us to discuss this iconic character and all things Half Life in an exclusive interview…

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BOOK REVIEW – The Art Of The Video Game by Josh Jenisch

By Marty Mulrooney

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Film critic Roger Ebert angered many gamers in 2005 when he stated that "the nature of the medium prevents it from moving beyond craftsmanship to the stature of art". Published in 2008, The Art Of The Video Game by Josh Jenisch not only disagrees with this claim, but disproves it by offering examples from a wide range of modern day video games.

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GAME REVIEW – Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight (PC)

By Joseph Viney

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Command & Conquer 4, if the developers are to be believed, is the last in the long and drawn out ‘Tiberian Saga’. Is the story of NOD vs. GDI waging war over the mysterious energising green substance speeding to a satisfactory conclusion? Or is it stuttering towards the end with the maniacal bald-headed Kane waving his arms around and using quasi-religious metaphors unnecessarily?

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REVIEW – Xbox 360 Wireless Controller For Windows: Black Edition

By Marty Mulrooney

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With many games being ported over from Xbox 360 to PC nowadays, I thought it would be a good idea to invest in a decent controller. And what better choice than the official Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows? This has been available for some time in both wired and wireless models. Here, I will detail the pros and cons of my recent purchase of the snazzy black wireless edition for AMO’s readers.

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