Alan Wake's American Nightmare


Digital FoundryAlan Wake's American Nightmare V-Sync Tests Video

Ever wondered why games have screen tear? Here's a comparison of the same game with tearing and with v-sync engaged.

Digital FoundryAlan Wake's American Nightmare Performance Video

A look at how Remedy's game runs in default mode across a number of different stages.

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There aren't many studios like Remedy, which relishes being a bit weird. How many studios slow jam their history to music? How many creative directors do a mini-striptease on stage and then dress as characters from their games? Remedy, the Finnish developer of Max Payne, Alan Wake and Quantum Break does.

Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break includes TV show episodes on disc

Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break includes TV show episodes on disc

"Time will tell" on chances of Alan Wake sequel.

Xbox One sci-fi adventure Quantum Break will ship with episodes of its tie-in TV show included on its disc.

Rather than being a spin-off or separate entity, the episodes will fit snugly within the game's ongoing narrative and adapt to reflect the choices you've made.

"Acts of the game are interwoven with episodes of the show," Quantum Break's lead writer Sam Lake told Polygon. "What we have as connecting tissue are these moments of choice related to the fiction of time powers.

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Alan Wake developer announces Xbox One game Quantum Break

Alan Wake developer announces Xbox One game Quantum Break

UPDATE 2: Quantum Break will also be a TV show which will interact with the game.

UPDATE 2: Quantum Break appears to blend a live action TV show with a video game, with actions in one affecting the other. Microsoft's Xbox One press release calls it "a revolutionary entertainment experience... that blurs the line between gaming and TV by integrating drama and gameplay into one seamless, uniquely immersive experience. How you play the game impacts the show, and the show informs how you play the game." Defiance, anyone?

UPDATE: Remedy creative director Sam Lake has commented on the future of the Alan Wake series following the studio's announcement of new IP Quantum Break.

"Remedy's next big game won't be Alan Wake 2," Lake wrote on Twitter. "We'll return to Wake when the time is right. More on this tomorrow."

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Alan Wake's American Nightmare PC release confirmed

Alan Wake's American Nightmare PC release confirmed

Steam pre-orders are live, get 25% off.

UPDATE: Remedy has announced the PC version is available from 22nd May.

ORIGINAL STORY: A PC release for Alan Wake's American Nightmare has been confirmed.

A pre-order page for the game went live on Steam earlier today, with the game priced at £11.99.

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Digital FoundryDigital Foundry vs. Alan Wake

American Nightmare and the PC port go under the microscope.

Two years after the launch of the original game, the once-cancelled PC version of Alan Wake has finally been released, offering the chance to witness a unique game technology at the height of its immense potential.

Alan Wake's American Nightmare Review

After five years in development, it was hardly a surprise that every brow associated with Alan Wake was furrowed into an irretrievable state of seriousface. And when it did at last arrive, that was the game's problem: it looked great, had a nicely creepy atmosphere, the action mechanics were solid; but, goodness, it didn't half take itself seriously.

This was most potently symbolised by Wake himself, a dreary, po-faced bore (yes, it takes a writer to know one), forever framing the world around him in self-absorbed cliché. For a game with blockbuster literary aspirations, it's a bit of a problem when it delivers a straight-to-DVD script.

The character now returns, not in another fussily self-conscious epic, but as an Xbox Live Arcade title knocked out for fun on the side - and what a difference that has made.

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Remedy discusses Alan Wake 2

Next Xbox, shorter dev cycles and why it won't launch on PlayStation.

Remedy Entertainment has discussed the heavily-rumoured Alan Wake 2, suggesting, if it happens, it won't take as long as the first game to create and won't launch on a PlayStation console.

Xbox Live Arcade House Party schedule confirmed

Xbox Live Arcade House Party schedule confirmed

I Am Alive, Alan Wake's American Nightmare release dates.

Microsoft has revealed the release schedule for its impending Xbox Live Arcade House Party season.

First up on 15th February is EA's top-down puzzle adventure Warp, priced at 800 Points.

That's followed on 22nd February by survival horror spin-off Alan Wake's American Nightmare, priced at 1200 Points.

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Alan Wake's American Nightmare release date

Update: Digital Spy has updated its article to reflect the fact that while Microsoft's Xbox Live House Party promotion does indeed begin on 15th February, with one title launched per week, the order of those titles it originally suggested has yet to be confirmed.

Original story: Alan Wake's American Nightmare will launch on Xbox Live Arcade on 15th February, Digital Spy reports.

The action-orientated side-story kicks off Microsoft's upcoming 2012 Xbox Live House Party promotion. Three more high-profile downloadable games will follow on consecutive Wednesdays.

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New Alan Wake XBLA trailer goes live

New Alan Wake XBLA trailer goes live

Remedy puts out cryptic teaser ahead of big reveal.

A new teaser trailer for the forthcoming Alan Wake Xbox Live Arcade title has gone live.

It's cryptic stuff, just showing a sheet of typed paper that reads the following:

"I'm going to tell you a secret. There are places in our world where fiction and dreams can come true, powered by the dark energies leaking from beyond.

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Alan Wake dev defends XBLA decision

Fans "assuming a lot" by judging spin-off.

Alan Wake fans should not be disappointed the next game in the series is an Xbox Live Arcade spin-off, developer Remedy has said.

Alan Wake's Night Springs coming to XBLA

Story, arcade modes spotted.

The forthcoming Alan Wake spin-off for Xbox Live Arcade is named Alan Wake's Night Springs and will feature both story and arcade modes, a leaked screenshot has revealed.