Alan Wake’s American Nightmare Rises

Gaming’s best selling writer is taking his newest nightmare to PCs everywhere. Remedy Entertainment Ltd. today announced that Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, the critically acclaimed action-packed stand alone spinoff of Alan Wake, is now available for download on Steam and GOG for $14.99. To thank gamers for their continued support, fans who own the original Alan Wake will receive 15% off their purchase. ‘Our heritage is in developing PC games so naturally we’re thrilled to be bringing the newest Alan Wake story to PC gamers,’ says Matias Myllyrinne, CEO at Remedy. ‘We’ve worked hard to continue to make the experience … Continue reading Alan Wake’s American Nightmare Rises

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare Launches

Remedy Entertainment and Microsoft Studios announced today that Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, their stand-alone digital spin-off adventure, is now available for 1200 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. This downloadable adventure is a featured title in the third-annual Xbox LIVE Arcade House Party program, delivering the season’s biggest and best digital games. Featuring a thrilling pulp action adventure story mode and an all new "Fight till Dawn" arcade mode, American Nightmare will shine a new light on the world of Wake while appealing to fans and newcomers alike. "With … Continue reading Alan Wake’s American Nightmare Launches

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare

In Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, Wake finds himself stuck in an altered reality filled with dangerous shadows as he pursues his evil double, Mr. Scratch towards the town of Night Springs. Wake must learn to control reality itself and unravel the secret to Scratch’s demise. In addition to the expertly crafted single player campaign, the game also includes a heart pounding action arcade mode called "Fight till Dawn" where Wake must battle and survive a full night of enemy onslaughts while racking up a high score. Alan Wake’s American Nightmare will be published by Microsoft Studios and will be available … Continue reading Alan Wake’s American Nightmare

Nordic Games To Publish Alan Wake For PC

Nordic Games, part of the Nordic Games Holding AB group, today announced the signing of the publishing deal for the boxed PC version of Remedy’s critically acclaimed Psychological Action Thriller "Alan Wake". The boxed PC version will include both XBLA DLCs "The Signal" and "The Writer". Further information on the exact release date will follow in the next days. "It goes without saying that we are very happy and proud to work together with some of the greatest talents and artists of the games industry", commented Lars Wingefors, CEO of Nordic Games GmbH. "We are really looking forward to the … Continue reading Nordic Games To Publish Alan Wake For PC

Return of the Payne

A four year development time is usually a kiss of death for a heavily hyped title. (remember Daikatana? And where the heck is Duke Nukem Forever?) Fortunately when Max Payne came out in 2001, the wait was well worth it, as the game was well praised by the masses with its unique Bullet Time gameplay, immersive story, and non-stop action (except maybe for those stupid nightmare sequences). In fact, we gave it our award for Most Innovative title for 2001 for good reason. I wasn’t able to play the PC version until earlier this year, but I took pride in … Continue reading Return of the Payne

Max Payne is Pure Pleasure

Max Payne had a lot of things going against it when I decided to give it the once-over for review. I, like all other professional writers, try to keep my bias out of reviews. But off the bat, things did not look good. I have seen so many variations on shooters this past year that I doubted I would find anything new with this title. Also, I am not a big fan of third-person shooters, mostly after having been poisoned to them by lackluster – and some very bad – titles like Eradicator (anyone remember this one?) and Soldier (based … Continue reading Max Payne is Pure Pleasure