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Alan Wake

6 months ago

Spooky shooter Alan Wake returns to stores and cheap as chips

While a twist happy ending might undermine a horror story (I'm looking at you, Stephen King), it's a greatly appreciated thing in games right now, and today's pleasant twist: Alan Wake is back. Soundtrack fully intact and only a couple quid right now, too. Remedy's spook'o-shooter was pulled from stores after its music licenses expired - killed by Roy Orbison. Fortunately developers Remedy have manged to…

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7 months ago

Alan Wake TV show is in the works

Undeterred by Marky Mark's Max Payne movie, Remedy Entertainment are having another crack at turning one of their games into a live-action third-person watcher. This time it's Alan Wake, their 2010 spook-o-shooter about an author who goes out his gourd, loses his wife, writes a novel then forgets about it, and fights shadowy monsters - all while on holiday in a quiet Pacific Northwest town.…

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2 years ago

Feature: Somebody needs to explain Dragon Balls to me

Steam Charts: Alan’s Wake

The Mac Dad will make you jump jump, for, as always, these are the ten games with the most accumulated sales on Steam over the past week. It's an odd old chart this week: the mainstays continue to stay, but random discounts remix things quite a bit.

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Alan Wake killed by Roy Orbison

Remedy Entertainment's third-person spooker Alan Wake [official site] will receive a 90% discount on Steam this weekend, right before it gets pulled from stores - possibly forever. The Max Payne creators says Alan Wake has to go because its music licenses are expiring. Pop songs play at the end of each chapter, see, which means that Alan Wake was killed by a conspiracy including Roy…

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3 years ago

It’s About Time: Quantum Break Coming To PC

Remedy (Max Payne, Alan Wake) have been making gorgeous, violent games about angry-sad men for years now. When they announced their latest, Quantum Break [official site], it was revealed as an Xbox One exclusive. Moments ago, they announced that the time-troubling action game will also be coming to PCs. As long as those PCs are running Windows 10. There's a proper trailer below, along with…

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4 years ago

Wakey Wakey: Old Alan Wake 2 Prototype Revealed

Remedy followed up their spooky-ooky shooter Alan Wake with the shorter, shootier semi-sequel Alan Wake's American Nightmare in 2012. Might a proper sequel, we wondered, follow next? Well, no. However, Remedy had started prototyping an Alan Wake 2 soon after finishing the first game, and whipped up a fancy gameplay video to pitch to publishers. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet (and a Polygon…

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6 years ago

Wake Sale: Alan Wake Now Humbled And Bundled

Do you have between one and infinity dollars? Are you waiting for Alan Wake to be 'bundled' up with the expansion and extra materials, where the costs are distributed between the developers and charity? Those are some very specific conditions you have there. Gaming welcomes you, but if that's your criteria for every game then you might want to relax it a bit. Just buy…

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7 years ago

Alan Wake 2 In A Town Called Ordinary?

Remedy man Sam Lake has tweeted: "It's all true. "It will happen again, in another town, a town called Ordinary." It's happening now." This seems to be a tease for a new Alan Wake game, judging by the link he provided with it, which is packed with Wake references. But will it trundle onto PC in a timely fashion this time around? Signs point to…

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Alan Wake’s American Nightmare review

It took Alan Wake ages to find his way to PC but his second adventure arrived almost immediately after its XBLA release. At this rate, the planned full-blown sequel will arrive in 2007, long before it surfaces on the Microbox 7.20. But if American Nightmare isn’t a sequel, what is it? An arcade, action-orientated spinoff? An experimental short story? A fever dream? Expect spoilers for…

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Alan Wakes Up A Rich Man

Alan Wake might not be an unqualified success as far as survival horror games about narcissistic fiction authors go, but it's a well-intentioned affair that very much did the technical legwork for its recently uncancelled PC version. And it's paid off for Finnish developers Remedy, who report that Alan Wake PC was profitable within 48 hours of release. PC! Profit! Do you hear that, publishers?

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Wot I Think: Alan Wake PC

A mere two years after being rather spuriously denied a PC release, the videogame called Alan has skulked, tail between his legs, back over here. Worth the wait? I fitted as many batteries as I could into my Torch Of Truth and investigated. Perhaps the iconic image of Alan Wake: our glowering, scarf-clad hero runs from the dark wilderness that's all around, towards an eerie…

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Feature: On Steam, I walk with you

Sleep Talking: Alan Wake Interview

Earlier this week I spoke with Oskari Häkkinen, head of franchise development at Remedy, about the PC release of Alan Wake. We talked about the importance of PC gaming to the Remedy team, drawing inspiration from popular culture and whether Alan's further adventures will be following close behind.

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Good Snooze, Everyone! Here’s An Alan Wake PC Trailer

Remedy's sleepy writer sim Alan Wake is out on Steam in a day and a bit, after the lengthiest beta test we've ever experienced. As far as I can tell, it's a perfectly accurate recreation of the life of a writer: just this morning, my breakfast was interrupted when I realised I had been sitting on my foot and that foot was now asleep possessed…

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Alan Wake PC Gets Release Date, Pretties

Alan Wake on PC gets a release date. It is the oh my goodness it's only two weeks away. The 16th Feb. And tis being sensibly priced too, for a two year old game, at $30. Developers Remedy have been putting some proper effort into the PC version. Not only has it been souped up with improved graphics, but it'll also support multiple monitors and…

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Spooked: Alan Wake Arriving “February”

Remedy's supernatural thriller, Alan Wake, will be arriving in February, they explain on their forums. They also say: "Games for Windows Live will not be used; we will be fully supporting the Steam platform." Just in case you missed that. Other issues of note include the fact that it doesn't (yet) run perfectly on Windows XP, and it won't have mod support. I've posted the…

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AdditionAlan: Remedy On Couches, GFWL

A couple of days ago, Remedy confirmed the rumour that Alan Wake would be at last be seeing a PC version. Our man Dan Griddled-octopus managed to coax a few (rather evasive) words on that subject out of Aki Järvilehto, Executive Vice President at Remedy, but before he could escape we sent Dan back with a couple of particularly burning additional questions. Specifically: that infamous…

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Alan Wake PC: The First Interview

Our man Dan Griliopoulos was at the Alan Wake PC announcement earlier today, and immediately managed to pin down Aki Järvilehto, Executive Vice President at Remedy for a few questions. And some very, very short answers. Tackled: why now, what'll be different on PC, whether there'll be any new content, whether the new Wake game American Nightmare might come to PC, and whether or not…

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9 years ago

Alan’s Wake: Remedy Too Teeny For PC

This broke on Friday, but worth bringing up here, I think. Remember the wide-spread eye-rolling provoked by the ludicrous piece of marketing gibberish that the atmospheric horror game basically wouldn't work on the PC due to a lack of sofa-magic or something? Well, Remedy's Oskari Häkkinen tells VG247 that's more of a preference thing, and the real reason is that they're a small 50-person company…

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