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Posts tagged “Remedy Entertainment”

Feature: Let's get weird

Control is a delightfully strange shooter with outstanding telekinesis noises

The sphere is loose. A spiky black void, jittering between realities as it loafs towards me like a murderous billiard ball from a higher dimension. It's one of many paranormal horrors to break out of the Bureau’s containment, and I do not like it one bit. Except I do, because weird balls and their ilk are the main reason I’m excited about Control. Those, and…

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The Outer Worlds, Control, The Sinking City and others go Epic exclusive

Epic Games are getting serious about going head-to-head with Valve with their store, and have the war-chest to prove it. They've just announced a slew of exclusives, including Obsidian's highly anticipated The Outer Worlds, and Remedy's upcoming horror shooter Control. Frogwares's cthulhoid detective mystery The Sinking City will be making its debut on the upstart storefront too. This is on top of Epic's surprise announcement…

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Feature: Oh no there are too many games

The RPS hivemind presents: The most anticipated games of 2019

Wow 2019 is a thing, huh? How are we all doing? Relieved? Bowling a hangover and a nagging sense of trepidation? Maybe you work in retail and, surprise! You were supposed to be at work half an hour ago. Time loses all meaning post-New Year break, doesn't it? You're just sort of adrift in a sea of empty Quality Street wrappers. That's okay. We're all…

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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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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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Feature: We have the clearance

Control is a dream logic Metroidvania with a creepy fridge

There’s a man staring at a fridge, and he's locked in a glass room. “Oh thank god,” he cries. “I’ve been staring at it since yesterday with no breaks. Are you here to take over?” This is a scene from Control, the upcoming psychological shooter from Remedy, the creators of Quantum Break and Max Payne. Our hero, Jesse Faden, is the newly appointed head of…

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Control is a telekinetic shooter from Remedy

Max Payneologists will be happy to know that Remedy have revealed their new shooter, Control, which they describe as a "supernatural third-person action adventure". It looks a little bit Psi-ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy, a little bit Inside and a little bit... I don't know? Come and take a look at this throbbing gun and explain to me what's happening.

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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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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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The Best Things In Death (Rally) Are Free This Weekend

I have to say, I appreciate games that let us know what they're all about upfront. These days, the industry revels in adding subtitles to subtitles, but there's something to be said for simplicity, grace, and handsome elegance. That in mind, DEATH RALLY. It's a rally in which everyone dies. Constantly. Beautiful. It is, of course, a remake of Remedy's top-down classic with a new…

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A Wake’s B-Side: American Nightmare PC-Bound May 22

Everyone, hold onto your hats. I have some shocking and unbelievable news for you, and they may use your brief window of vulnerability as a chance to escape. So, remember when Alan Wake's American Nightmare not-so-silently planted its flag of star-spangled terror in Steam's registry? Turns out, that wasn't just some incredibly unlikely fluke that had to pass across the desks of many intelligent people! It…

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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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E3 09: Alan Wake, Lots Of Footage

Can a man called Alan really be an iconic action hero? Divining rods point to yes after watching this actual-proper-footage demo of Alan Wake on stage at last night's Microsoft presentation. The light-as-weapon really does look like an interesting system, and the general visuals seem to be an enormously high quality. Hard to really know if it's going to have the frights we'd expect from…

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Alan Wake: Stirs In Sleep

The mighty Shacknews points out that Remedy have murmured on their official forums, assuring fans that psychological-thriller Alan Wake is still in development. We feel we owe you all a small heads up, and our apologies for lack of updates. This is just part of our psychological thriller, is it all real or imagined... Seriously, yes, we're still here and working hard on getting Alan…

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