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Quantum Break Collector's Edition and Steam Versions Out Now!

UPDATE: Both versions will be priced at $39.99/€39,99 and are out now!

Community Spotlight: Charlie's Quantum Break Fan Art

The latest Community Spotlight focuses on Charlie's (aka CMDonovann) stunning Quantum Break fan art. [With Interview]

15th Anniversary Retrospective: Max Payne

2016 marks the 15th anniversary of Max Payne; the developer's first step into AAA territory and a game which not only shaped the company but the industry too.

Community Spotlight: Carla's Quantum Break Fan Art

Over the past few weeks, Carla (aka TotecTripled and Toteczious), has uploaded dozens of amazing Quantum Break-inspired sketches across her Twitter, deviantArt and Tumblr pages.

Remedy's State of Studio Address

Thomas Puha (Head of Communications at Remedy) published a statement on behalf of the company which looked at Remedy's current projects and plans for the future.

Community Spotlight: Kristy's Alan Wake Tattoo

Kristy's Alan Wake tattoo is not only beautiful but is a compilation of things which motivate and inspires her. Photo by Kristy.

Exclusive Interview with Cam Rogers

We recently spoke to Cam Rogers, the author of Quantum Break: Zero State. Photo by Mikko Rautalahti.

The Sudden Stop Cosplay Week 2015

With convention season approaching I spoke to three talented cosplayers about their tips and experinces. Interviews with Sara Croft, Emme Gray and StevenCojo.

Alan Wake 2 Prototype Revealed

Remedy recently released the prototype video for Alan Wake 2. The video was posted on Polygon's site this afternoon and was accompanied by a lengthy interview with Sam Lake.

Exclusive Interviews

Over the past four years, I've had the pleasure of interviewing some individuals involved including Kathy Tong, Fred Berman, Ilkka Villi, Christopher Forsyth and Brett Kelly.

29th September 2016
Press Release: Quantum Break's Timeless Collector's Edition - Out Now! [THQ Nordic]

Time stands still as Quantum Break's Timeless Collector's Edition hits the shelves

Vienna (Austria), September 29: Today, THQ Nordic released the special edition of Quantum Break for PC in partnership with Microsoft Studios and Remedy Entertainment. PC players can grab their copy of Quantum Break: Timeless Collector’s Edition in stores at EUR/USD 39.99. In case a brick’n’mortar retailer is too far away, fret not, as you can also purchase it digitally online on Windows Store, Steam, and Xbox One.

The game itself includes all the latest updates, whereas the entire backlog (for Xbox One and PC) can be found here: http://www.quantumbreak.com/2016/08/patch-updates/

The retail version of Quantum Break: Timeless Collector's Edition contains:

- Premium packaging
- 5 Game Discs (onetime Steam key validation required)
- Making Of Blu-ray
- Making Of Book (where an Art Book meets a Making-Of)
- 1 Soundtrack CD (Audio-CD)
- 2 A3 Poster (one double-sided print)
- Quickstart Guide


About Quantum Break
“Quantum Break” is part hard-hitting video game, part thrilling live action show featuring a stellar cast, including Shawn Ashmore as the hero Jack Joyce, Aiden Gillen as his nemesis Paul Serene, and Dominic Monaghan as Jack’s genius brother William. “Quantum Break” is full of the vivid storytelling, rich characters and dramatic twists Remedy Entertainment are renowned for. Choices in-game will affect the outcome of the fast-paced fusion between game and show, illustrating one story perceived in many ways for a completely unique entertainment experience; play the game to understand the heroes, watch the show to discern the villains.

- In-depth, fast-paced narrative experience crafted by Remedy Entertainment
- Time amplified gameplay
- Navigate epic scenes of destruction as they skip and rewind in broken time
- Top quality live action show that is directly impacted by the choices made in-game
- Stellar cast of actors
- One story told many ways with the player having control of decisions within narrative junctions within the game

Source: THQ Nordic

29th September 2016
Competition: Win a Copy of Quantum Break Zero State by Cam Rogers [Physical or Kindle Edition]

The Collector's Edition and Steam versions of Quantum Break launch today! 

To celebrate we're giving away a copy of Quantum Break: Zero State (RRP £7.99) to one lucky winner. The novel is the latest work by Australian-based writer, Cam Rogers. The book is set in an alternate universe to the game, exploring new junction moments and presenting a different series of events. 

In many ways, the book is a harsher and darker take on the Quantum Break story, with Monarch Solutions having more of a military presence in Riverport compared to the game. The narrative dives deeper into the thought process of many community-favourite characters, with expansions on characters we've only met in passing before. The story is beautifully written with great attention to detail with each event, keeping the reader immersed in the experience. 


The Prize

One (1) winner will get a copy of Quantum Break Zero State. The prize is a physical copy of the book, but if the winner owns a Amazon US Kindle account, they can request to have the book sent to their device instantly instead of receiving the paperback edition. Depends on how soon you would like to read it.


Official Synopsis for Quantum Break: Zero State:
Jack Joyce spent six years trying to escape escape his life, escape time, escape the madness of his brother, Will. But when he finally returns home, it turns out his brother isn't quite so mad. Will has created a time machine, one with the potential to save humanity. War? Preventable. Natural disasters? Stoppable. Except for one tiny problem... his machine will also cause the end of time as we know it. Now Jack has just one chance to turn back time, to fix what was broken, to save the world. 

To learn more about this book, you can read our interview with Cam, here. You can also read the first chapter exclusively at Tor.com.

For this competition there will be one (1) winner. (Don't worry we'll be offering more prizes in future competitions and giveaways. So if you don't win in this competition, there will be more chances!) The winning entry will be chosen by myself based on creativity or weirdness or something I would love to play; the winning answer will be the one which stands out.

The competition will end Sunday 2nd October 2016 at 23:59 GMT, to allow fans to get their entries in throughout the weekend.



How To Enter:

To enter, there's a question for you to answer. As Remedy recently announced that they're turning their attention to cooperative gameplay in future titles, this opens up the possibility of local two-player co-op. Using a Remedy protagonist for at least one of the players, who should the other character be?

EXAMPLES: Alan Wake & Cthulhu (in which they wear matching tweed jackets), Alan Wake & Jack Joyce, Jack Joyce & Nick Marsters (I would pay good money for that game). The second player can be within Remedy's previous games, a crossover title or a character from a different franchise. Personally, my fingers are crossed for the Paul Serene and Spock crossover where they talk about time being linear until Serene throws a chair.


For this giveaway there is no limit to the amount of entries. To enter, send your answers to one of the three options below:
  1. EMAIL
    You can send us your answer at alanwake.thesuddenstop (at) gmail (dot) com
  2. FACEBOOK
    - Follow us and write your entry in the comments section of THIS post
    - Follow us and send your answer as a Private Message.
  3. TWITTER
    - Follow us and send us your entry as a reply to THIS post
    - Follow us and send your answer as a Direct Message.



Boring (but important!) Fine Print:

  1. This competition is not sponsored. The prize was purchased by myself a week ago.
  2. No entry limit per person.
  3. This is open worldwide, but restrictions may apply on countries with limits on internet competitions.
  4. Entry is free. 
  5. To enter on Facebook, you must follow The Sudden Stop's page.
  6. To enter on Twitter, you must follow @TheSuddenStop account.
  7. No cash prize alternative will be available.
  8. To request the Kindle version of this book, you must have a Amazon US Kindle account.
  9. A new winner may be picked if the first does not respond to the email after two weeks. Although this is only a last resort after three weeks with reminders and alternative methods of communication e.g. through social media posts.
  10. Competition begins at 29th September 2016 at 15:00 BST (GMT +1) and will end on 2nd October 2016 at 23:59 BST (GMT +1). 
  11. Please note that this is an unofficial competition and is not connected to Remedy, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon or Gmail.
  12. There will be 1 (one) winner who will receive a copy of Quantum Break Zero State. 
  13. Entries collected through Facebook follow the rules stated on 23rd August 2013, HERE.
  14. Entries collected through Twitter follow the rules stated in their Guidelines, HERE

28th September 2016
Official Competition: Win a Nvidia GTX 1080 Graphics Card, Quantum Break Collectors Edition & Merch

PC Gamers! With Quantum Break's Collector's Edition and Steam launch tomorrow, Remedy has arranged a special competition for those fans ancipating its release.

The developers are giving one lucky winner a Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics card, Quantum Break Timeless Collector's Edition and rare game merchandise. The competition ends tomorrow, 29th September 2016, so if you want to enter, try to get your answer in as soon as possible.

To be in with a chance of winning the bundle, follow remedygames on Instagram and answer the follow question in the comments section of THIS post. What is your favourite time travel movie?

22nd September 2016
Press Release: Remedy Utilizes Umbra for Future Projects

Helsinki, Finland – September 21st Umbra announced today that it has signed a studio wide license agreement with independent Finnish game developer Remedy Entertainment to use Umbra’s Visibility Solution in their future projects. This is to support Remedy’s long-term strategy of developing multiple games at the same time and releasing them more often.

Umbra was recently used in Quantum Break, a visually stunning Xbox One and PC exclusive game developed by Remedy and published by Microsoft Studios earlier this year, to optimize real time rendering. Umbra’s technology is ensuring that only the visible objects in every frame are being processed and rendered, the end result being optimized performance ensuring the best possible graphics and frame-rate.

In addition to visibility, Remedy used another feature of Umbra in a unique way to implement fast audio propagation and audio occlusion.

“Umbra made it easy for us to improve both the visuals and audio in Quantum Break, so continuing to work with their technology was a no-brainer. Umbra is simple to use and their team provide great support whenever needed”, says Jani Savolainen, Outsourcing Manager at Remedy Entertainment.

Umbra creates an optimized database from your 3D data, whether it is a small game level or a huge architectural model. Umbra processes your data automatically, which means you can give Umbra your geometry as-is without modifying it in any way, or doing any extra work. Umbra’s optimized database can then be used in an application to perform queries. The queries answer questions like “what can be seen here?” or “what needs to be rendered next?”.

Umbra runs on virtually any modern CPU and does not depend on any specific hardware or external software. It’s also available for a free evaluation on all major platforms.

ABOUT REMEDY

Remedy Entertainment Ltd. is a privately held developer of state-of-the-art action games, game franchises and cutting edge 3D technology, founded in 1995 in Espoo, Finland. Remedy’s highly acclaimed blockbuster titles include Quantum Break, Alan Wake and Max Payne. Further information: http://www.remedygames.com

ABOUT UMBRA

Umbra has been powering up graphics performance in more than 125 video games during the last 10 years. Clients include internationally renowned game studios that have produced commercially successful AAA productions such as Call of Duty®: Black Ops III, Fallout 4, Quantum Break, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Umbra is a Helsinki based company that was founded in 2006. Today the company employs a team of 20 specialists working in Finland, United States, Korea, China and Japan.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Jenni Ahlapuro
Head of Communications
jenni@umbra3d.com
+358405279158

Thomas Puha
Head of Communications
thomas.puha@remedygames.com
+358503590432

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