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Epic will publish the next games from the devs behind Control, Limbo, and The Last Guardian

Epic Games already make an engine to build games and a store to sell the finished products, and now they're getting into the publishing game to fund development too. Today they announced a "developer-first" multiplatform publishing scheme that will fully fund games but let the devs keep creative control and ownership of the intellectual property, which is fairly rare as publishers go. They'll also promise…

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Control’s Foundation DLC is out today, bringing more player choice and new secrets to find

Control's first expansion, The Foundation, is out today, inviting us to explore the underbelly of the Oldest House, and deal with whatever spooks are lying in wait. The DLC is also bringing with it some brand new abilities and more of that excellent Brutalist architecture we've all come love. Talking to RPS VidDud Matthew, Remedy even mentioned they've added a bunch hidden Easter eggs for…

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Control shows off the new tricks and terrors of its first expansion

With the first story expansion for Control out next week, Remedy have released a new trailer showing more of the interdimensional horrors we'll be squishing in the Oldest House this time. Remedy say that The Foundation will explore more of the Oldest House's history as Jesse tries to fight off yet more interdimensional threats. Going by the trailer below, she has some cool new tricks…

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Remedy are working on two new projects, and one is a live-service multiplayer game

Remedy Entertainment's most recent financial report released today, and while most of it is full of business-y stuff that's not particularly interesting, there are a few juicy tidbits telling us what the studio is working on. One of most exciting things the Control and Max Payne creators mentioned is that they have two brand new games in early development: one they've yet to announce, and…

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Here’s all the news and trailers from the Game Awards

Like a heavily-sponsored Santa Claus, the Game Awards swept in last night and left us a pile of presents to unwrap. If you did the smart thing and slept through the event, you'll have missed a bunch of new announcements. Alice O and Graham did some amazing work in writing up as much as they could as it happened, but a few sly games snuck…

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Control is off on new adventures through a cursed jukebox in the Expeditions update

Remedy's spooky-ooky sci-fi shooter Control last night added the promised Expeditions mode, launched in the middle of The Game Awards, sending Jesse to fight through challenging combat arenas. That's the kind of trouble you'll get into when you go touching a cursed magical jukebox. If you want more spooky places to explore, a new way to get loot, and a whole lot of new violence,…

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Observer and Alan Wake’s American Nightmare are this week’s Epic Games Store giveaways

It's Thursday again, meaning its time for Epic's ongoing cycle of free games to tick over once again. This week's offerings are grimy cyberpunk horror Observer and bizarre spin-off Alan Wake's American Nightmare. That'll be that sorted for some low-lit thrills, then. As per, you've only got seven days to grab these freebies before they slink back into the shadows from whence they came.

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Epic Games Store paid £8.43 million for Control exclusive

Epic Games Store exclusives are everyone's favourite subject that nobody dreads writing about at all. Fortunately, some specific numbers have recently emerged to hopefully replace the speculation. Remedy Entertainment's Control was subject to an exclusivity deal, as we reported back in March. Epic apparently valued Control at a chunky $10.45 million (roughly £8.43 million, or almost twenty train tickets), according to recent financial report released…

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Feature: Ashtonishing

The Ashtray Maze is Control at its best and worst

If it isn't obvious, the best way to experience Control is to go in blind. Don't let people on the internet spoil the surprises, because gosh, does Control lean on its surprises. It's much easier to ask interesting questions than answer them, and Control's main trick involves putting inexplicable stuff in front of you then making jokes about a paranormal bureaucracy that can't explain it.…

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Control devs tease an Alan Wake crossover expansion

There's already been a lot of talk about the relationship between Remedy Games' Control and Alan Wake. Control is a game where alternate dimensions have begun creeping into our own, and among the many Easter Eggs that this narrative device allows for are a couple intriguing callbacks to our Alan. These come in the form of Altered World Events, or AWEs - those damned leaky…

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Feature: Taking back Control

Control PC performance: How to get the best settings

Like Alan Wake before it, Control is one tough customer when it comes to getting smooth PC performance. As you may have already seen in my dedicated Control RTX ray tracing guide, even some of today's s struggle to run this eerie behemoth of a game at higher resolutions, so I thought it was high time to have a look at what all the other…

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Control is getting more graphics options, including motion blur

If your PC's been struggling to run Remedy's new telekinetic shooter Control this past week, you may have been desperately searching for a way to turn off its rather strong motion blur effect. Alas, no such option exists right now, but the good news is that it will do very soon as part of Control's next big update.

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Feature: It's all under control

Control RTX: A guide to ray tracing and what you need to get the best performance

Remedy's eerie telekinetic shooter Control is without a doubt one of the biggest RTX ray tracing games you can play on PC right now. It's also one of the most demanding. Indeed, while Remedy recently revised their Control PC requirements, saying you now only need an Nvidia RTX 2060 graphics card for playing with ray tracing switched on as opposed to the crazy expensive RTX…

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Feature: Taking the Hiss

Control review

Control wasn't what I was expecting. The developers of this third-person psy-shooter have been nattering about “weird fiction” and belabouring the game's literary inspirations. After telekinetically yeeting myself through it, however, I’ve found little insightful storytelling, just a trad conspiracy/mystery story, and lots of colourful excuses as to how someone can suddenly develop superpowers. But when it feels this satisfying to lift an office chair…

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Thank the creepy fridge gods, Control’s PC requirements are now much lighter

Good news for anyone hoping to play Remedy's upcoming telekinetic shooter Control in just a couple of weeks time, as the game's official PC requirements are now a lot lighter than they were a month ago - and yes, I'm aware this is fairly old news by now, but honestly, I've been stuck in a locked room staring at the Bureau's supernatural refrigerator for the…

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Feature: What do you mean there's more to it than that?

I met an eerie janitor in Control and helped him clean up with a shapeshifting gun

Control is Remedy's latest game. The creators of Max Payne, Alan Wake, and Quantum Break are back with a third-person shooter that sits in the New Weird genre, a relatively new genre that the likes of X-Files and Twin Peaks sits in. It's very creepy. Our protagonist, Jesse Faden, is super badass and seems to take on what's going on without so much as a…

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Hold onto your RTX cards, Control’s PC requirements are heavier than its creepy fridge

When Nvidia announced they were extending their Control / Wolfenstein: YoungBlood game bundle to all new RTX card purchases, I made an educated guess-timate that Remedy's upcoming spooky, telekinesis shooter Control would probably require a heftier dose of ray tracing magic than its Nazi-infested stablemate. Shock horror, I was right, as Remedy have finally revealed their minimum and recommended PC requirements for Control, and hoo…

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Come and get spooked at the first thirteen minutes of Control

I've already seen Control, Remedy's upcoming reality-shifting telekinesis-powered shootey RPG, and I liked it. You're about to see the first thirteen minutes, and I think you might like it too. It's got strange triangles and an extended Shawsank Redemption metaphor that doubles as an allusion to Plato's Cave. Come on, come and nod your smug little head along with mine.

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American horror novelist Alan Wake finds unlikely new publisher, Finnish video game company Remedy Entertainment

Working with publishers led the the novelist Alan Wake to flip his lid and get chased by ghosts or summat, so Big Al must be thrilled to escape his previous publisher contract. Alan Wake developers Remedy Entertainment have announced they've gained the publishing rights to the third-person spooker-shooters, which were previously held by Microsoft. This self-publishing seems more a happy consequence of old contract conditions…

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Feature: I may have missed the point

In Control you throw fire extinguishers at people and that’s great

It is going to take all of my self-control (Control!) to not just make this 1000 words describing how enamoured I am of just, like, absolutely head-wellying a fire extinguisher down a really long hallway and watching it explode at the other end, if I’m honest. Oh, very well. I played an hour-long preview chunk of Control, a game where you can theoretically do things…

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