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GAME REVIEW – Nick Bounty and the Dame with the Blue Chewed Shoe (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Nick Bounty and the Dame with the Blue Chewed Shoe

Nick Bounty and the Dame with the Blue Chewed Shoe is a comedy noir adventure game created by Pinhead Games aka Mark Darin, a former Telltale Games writer/designer that previously worked on hit titles such as Tales of Monkey Island and Puzzle Agent. Inspired by the classic adventure games of LucasArts and Telltale Games before it, Nick Bounty’s latest case starts with the naked body of a dead woman buried in a playground sandbox.

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BOOK REVIEW – The Art of Death Stranding

By Marty Mulrooney

The Art of Death Stranding

The Art of Death Stranding explores the art of legendary Japanese video game designer Hideo Kojima’s latest award-winning project, which Alternative Magazine Online’s review described as “one of the most beautiful experiences of this console generation.” It’s a lavish hardback coffee table book filled with hundreds of pieces of concept art covering nearly every character, costume, item of equipment, location and creature featured in Death Stranding on PlayStation 4, published by Titan Books in the UK.

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GAME REVIEW – LUNA The Shadow Dust (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

LUNA The Shadow Dust

LUNA The Shadow Dust is a hand-animated point-and-click adventure game created by Lantern Studio, a small creative indie game design team consisting of just four people. Featuring traditional frame-by-frame character animation with 20 minutes of animated 2D cinematics, LUNA puts players in control of a young boy and his mysterious cat-like companion as they climb an ancient tower one puzzle-filled room at a time.

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GAME REVIEW – Death Stranding (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Death Stranding

Death Stranding is the latest project of legendary Japanese video game designer Hideo Kojima (Policenauts, Metal Gear Solid). A timed PlayStation 4 exclusive (it will arrive on PC in late 2020 via the Epic Games Store), Death Stranding was developed by Kojima Productions and stars Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) as Sam Porter Bridges, a courier working in a post-apocalyptic United States of America.

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BOOK REVIEW – Survivors (The Voices Book 3) by G X Todd

By Marty Mulrooney

Survivors by G X Todd

Survivors is the third novel in the four-part Voices series written by British author G X Todd, following Defender – “a highly impressive debut” – and Hunted – “a worthy follow-up that never takes the easy road.” Book 3 sees the welcome return of a familiar face (and the voice inside his head), as birds circle high up above and lightning rages across the sky to the sound of burning, madness and death.

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BOOK REVIEW – Blade Runner 2019: Volume 1 by Michael Green, Mike Johnson and Andres Guinaldo (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

Blade Runner 2019: Volume 1

Blade Runner 2019 is the first official comic book series set in the rain soaked, neo-noir world of Blade Runner. Volume 1 collects issues #1-4 and introduces detective Aahna Ashina, a veteran Blade Runner in the retro-futuristic Los Angeles of 2019, whose latest case might end up being her last…

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GAME REVIEW – Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is the latest game from independent developer Playtonic Games. The sequel to 2017’s Yooka-Laylee (which AMO’s review described as “a journey equal parts delightful, beautiful and frustrating”), the Impossible Lair shifts from full 3D to 2.5D and the results are – for the most part – wonderful.

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