Remedy Creative Director Sam Lake has burst the bubble.
Digital distribution store GOG is celebrating its fifth birthday, which is an impressive milestone for a service that sounds like it was named by somebody celebrating their first birthday. Rather than look to you expectantly, its owners have arranged their own party: a five week extravaganza of "promos, gifts, contests, and specials with a Grand Finale in the middle of October." The first is the
The creator and writer of Max Payne and Alan Wake, Sam Lake, shared a few words with the internet denizens of Reddit in an “Ask Me (Almost) Anything” thread. There, he shared his process for game writing, what changes he would make for Alan Wake 2, and what he had for breakfast that morning
Is it still a weekly sale if there hasn't been one for over a month? Does it matter when the upshot is a bunch of cheap games? Probably not. So instead of questioning their time-keeping, let's celebrate the fact that the Humble Weekly Sale has returned, and is providing a pay-what-you-want offer for Remedy's Alan Wake games.
Near-weekly Steam deals and Humble Bundles mean you can't blink without stumbling into a PC gaming sale somewhere, and GOG isn't listening to your cries of sanctuary from these savings. Nope, it's holding you down and letting you buy five games from a list of hits for the amount of change you could probably find rooting around beneath your couch for a bit.
The year is 20XX. Over-reliance on mysterious "cloud storage" and catastrophic "Y2X" software failures have devastated the world's supply of PC games. You can only choose five games to preserve. What's at stake? Oh, just the fate of PC gaming and ten dollars. Yep, that's (mostly) right: drop by GOG this week and you can liberate five DRM-free games from their servers for only $10 (around £6).
Coming firmly from the department where everything, including table salt, should be taken with a pinch of salt, Alan Wake writer Sam Lake has been on Twitter with this intriguing snippet: It's all true. "It will happen again, in another town, a town called Ordinary." What does he mean by this slightly clumsy piece of micro-prose? Well...
Oh, Alan, you made it. I suppose you’d better come in. On reflection, it was probably best that you didn’t turn up for the Vista housewarming. I mean you were supposed to be the guest of honour, all that DirectX 10 hoo-hah, but truth be told it was a shit party. Anyway, we’ve both moved on, and... Alan, you’ve been working out. Did it just get hot in here, or are you a 14GB download? Let’s go
Sure, we might've gotten it a tad later, but clearly the definitive Alan Wake experience is on the PC. In fact, this surreal survival-horror game looks so good that we'd like to share it with you. Well, to be honest, we just don't want to be the only ones who have to go to sleep with the lights on after playing it. Read on to find out how you can snag yourself a free copy of Remedy
As a PC port, Alan Wake was long-delayed, then cancelled. Then uncancelled. Now it's out. And developers Remedy Entertainment couldn't be happier. “Alan Wake on the PC has been something both us and the fans have wanted since the original Alan Wake was released” says Aki Jarvilehto, executive VP at Remedy. “It’s been such a long journey and now that the game is finally out, it’s very
An updated Q&A post on the Alan Wake blog suggests that we'll be getting Alan Wake next month. There's no mention of how much it'll cost, but Remedy have released the system requirements. They mention that they're "still finalising the optimisations and graphics scalability," so they could change a little before release. The Q&A also mentions that Alan Wake will work with Nvision 3D,
2012 looks like it’s going to be the year of the bigger studios self-publishing games on the PC. Rebellion Studios have already told us their plans to omit a publisher for the PC edition of Sniper Elite V2. Now Alan Wake developers Remedy have discussed the intricacies of their self-publishing arrangement for the PC version of the much-vaunted episodic Xbox 360 thriller. Alan Wake was
Beggars can't be choosers. We're finally getting a chance to strike fear into Alan Wake's baddies with our mighty flashlight, so we should just-- aw, screw it. I'd really, really prefer that GFWL keeps its clumsy mitts off my favorite game hero whose name is a pun. I imagine most PC gamers feel the same. And Remedy's listening. This time around, Microsoft's not in the picture, so neither is
The sleuths who spotted Alan wake in Steam's registry files recently have been proved correct. Remedy have confirmed that Alan Wake will finally be coming to PC by way of Steam. One screenshot of the PC version has been released with a watermark teasing an "early 2012" release. Thanks to Dan Grill for the tip off. Here's that screenshot.
Some inquisitive fellows on NeoGaf have been raiding the Steam content registry for clues, and seem to have come across some entries suggesting that that Alan Wake may be heading to PC. In further support of the Alan Wake PC release rumours, Just Push Start spotted an interview on Finnish site YLEX in which Aki Järvilehto from Remedy said "we have received feedback from a lot of PC gamers, and
Finnish developers Remedy have been talking at GDC about the challenges of creating an entirely new engine for Alan Wake. Before Alan Wake, Remedy had specialised in PC-only releases with Death Rally, Max Payne and Max Payne 2. The Max Payne games were eventually ported to consoles by Rockstar. An exclusivity deal with Microsoft put an end to the PS3 version of the game. Later, the PC version was