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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Rolf Saxon (George Stobbart, Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse)

Rolf Saxon Interview - Broken Sword 5

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse is a point-and-click adventure game created by British game developer Revolution Software. In 2013, the studio raised $771,560 (over $823,000 including PayPal donations) via Kickstarter to create the latest instalment in the classic Broken Sword series, which was eventually released as two episodes. Alternative Magazine Online’s review of the first episode described The Serpent’s Curse as “not only an excellent new instalment in the series, but an excellent adventure game full stop.” Broken Sword 5 was released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in September 2015, making the game available to a whole new audience. It seemed like the perfect time to catch up with the charming man behind the voice of the series’ much-loved protagonist George Stobbart. AMO is therefore delighted to present an exclusive online interview with American actor Rolf Saxon.

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GAME REVIEW – Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 4 – Escape Plan Bravo (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 4 Escape Plan Bravo

Escape Plan Bravo is the penultimate episode of Tales From The Borderlands, a five-part episodic video game series from Telltale Games (The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us). Continuing right where the previous episode left off, Episode 4 follows Rhys and Fiona’s unlikely band of heroes (and baddies) into outer space. Their mission: infiltrate the Hyperion moon base…

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GAME REVIEW – The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is, in the developer’s own words, ‘a first-person mystery game focused on exploration and discovery’. Players take control of paranormal investigator Paul Prospero as he journeys to Red Creek Valley, Wisconsin. The year is 1973 and a young boy named Ethan Carter has written a disturbing fan letter, prompting Prospero to set out on a mission to find the missing boy. Upon arrival, he’s greeted by a ghost town abandoned for well over a decade, and a series of local murders that all tie in to a dark family secret. Originally released on PC in 2014, this “console first” PlayStation 4 exclusive is the first Unreal Engine 4 version of the game (the earlier PC version used Unreal Engine 3) and features numerous improvements.

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GAME REVIEW – Game of Thrones: Episode 4 – Sons of Winter (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Game of Thrones Episode 4 Sons of Winter

Game of Thrones: Episode 4 – Sons of Winter is the fourth episode of a six-part episodic adventure game series from Telltale Games, creators of The Wolf Among Us and Tales from the Borderlands. In Episode 4, the fate of House Forrester continues to hang in the balance – but they’re fighting back however they can, with whatever resources they have at their disposal. Their house may be broken, but their spirit is still very much alive…

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Peter McConnell (Video Game Composer and Musician, Grim Fandango Remastered)

By Marty Mulrooney

Peter McConnell Grim Fandango Remastered Interview

Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed Grim Fandango Remastered, describing it as “a 17-year-old classic LucasArts game remastered in HD, looking and sounding better than it has ever done.” This was in large part due to the remastered score, with many of the songs now fully orchestrated by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Therefore, AMO is delighted to welcome back the game’s award-winning composer Peter McConnell (Monkey Island 2, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Full Throttle) for yet another exclusive online interview!

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BOOK REVIEW – The Art of Alien: Isolation by Andy McVittie

By Marty Mulrooney

TheArtOfAlienIsolation

The Art of Alien: Isolation offers an in-depth look at the artwork behind the critically acclaimed video game Alien: Isolation, released by The Creative Assembly in 2014. Written by author Andy McVittie, who has worked in the video games industry for more than 20 years, the book features never-before-seen concept art, sketches, 3D renders and much more, all accompanied by an extensive behind the scenes commentary from the game’s artists and creators.

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GAME REVIEW – Game of Thrones: Episode 2 – The Lost Lords (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Game of Thrones Episode 2 – The Lost Lords

Game of Thrones: Episode 2 – The Lost Lords is the second episode of a six-part episodic adventure game series from Telltale Games, creators of The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us. Based on the award-winning HBO television series of the same name, The Lost Lords picks up directly after the brutally shocking ending of the opening instalment, with House Forrester fighting for survival against seemingly insurmountable odds.

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