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Community Spotlight: Holly Nightmare

For our final Community Spotlight of 2018, we have the talented Holly Nightmare, aka tsunderekatsu, co-owner of the Control community Discord, Wikia, and Reddit.

Half-Payne, Half-Life's Max Payne Mod Gets Final Update

suXin's Max Payne-themed Half-Life mod receives its final update with a selection of new modes, Twitch intergreation, and model changes.

A Year in Review [2018]

To celebrate the new year, we look back at the past twelve months of game announcements, community projects, and events.

Behind the Scenes of Poets of the Fall's War Music Video

To celebrate 15 years of Poets of the Fall (Old Gods of Asgard) we spoke to Director, Akseli Tuomivaara, about creating the Alan Wake-inspired music video, War. [Photo by Tiia Öhman].

Charity Auctions raise £1405.60 for Cancer Research UK!

Our Monarch Gala and Spring Charity Auction raises £1405.60 for Cancer Research UK! With invaluable support from Remedy and Poets of the Fall.

Interviews and Conversations with....

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

20th January 2019
Machinima Removes All Content Including The Bright Falls Webseries & WTBF?! What The Bright Falls

Today, YouTube channel, Machinima, unexpectedly erased their entire catalog of videos, following the company's merger with Otter Media.

For Remedy fans, it means that the entire series of Bright Falls (all six episodes) have been taken down, in addition to Machinima's WTBF?! What The Bright Falls series, hosted by Sark, Hutch, and Rob, who analysed the events of each episode.

The Bright Falls webseries was created by XBOX as a prequel and as advertising for Alan Wake, released in the lead up to the game's launch. Episodes were released on XBOX 360 and YouTube via Machinima, the latter also hosting a complementary breakdown series.

So what happened? Machinima announced a merger with Otter Media in December 2018. The channel, which currently holds over 12.4 million subscribers, moved their content creators to Fullscreen but things doesn't seem to be smooth sailing with several creators reporting their contracts suddenly ending after the merger. The uncertainty over the channel's future continues with a decade's worth of content removed seemingly overnight from their YouTube channel.

A spokesperson for the company made a statement to Kotaku hinting at a new start for the brand: "We are focused on creating new content with the Machinima team, which will be distributed on new channels to be announced in the coming months.". You can read the full report at Kotaku, HERE.

Watching Bright Falls. While the WTBF?! What The Bright Falls episodes may unfortunately be gone with the deletion of the channel's videos, the original Bright Falls videos can still be watched elsewhere. In addition to a number of YouTube channels hosting the content (for instance FAIR/PLAY), XBOX owners (both 360 and One) can download a SD or HD version of the series through the Microsoft site, HERE.

Source: Kotaku, Destructoid

18th January 2019
Hideo Kojima Visits the New Remedy Studio

If you checked out Twitter or the Remedy community yesterday, chances are that you'd heard that Hideo Kojima visited the new offices.

The Control and Remedy channels were buzzing with almost-constant photos and posts documenting the visit. So, it's safe to say that the developers were pretty excited about hosting both the Kojima Productions team and Apocalyptica.

The trip to the Remedy offices came following Kojima's visit to the Guerrilla Games offices in Amsterdam (Netherlands), as his latest project, Death Stranding, is being developed using Guerrilla's Decima Engine.

A little about Hideo Kojima. Kojima is a big name in the games industry and has held the role of designer, writer, director and producer. He was hired at the age of just twenty three by Konami back in 1986 where he worked on a number of series, the most successful of which was the Metal Gear Solid series. After almost three decades at the company and holding the position of vice president, he announced his departure after a controversial relationship with Konami. In December 2015, he broke off his company, Kojima Productions, from Konami with the now-independent studio and began work on their latest title, Death Stranding.

For more information, both PayneReactor and Pelaaja, who have done a brilliant job wrapping up the visit! 

17th January 2019
New Control Wallpapers Uploaded to Imgur [Jan 2019]

Coinciding with the release of Control's World Trailer last month, 505Games and Remedy released a series of screenshots to the media. Today they've uploaded those photos to the community through their constantly-growing Control 4K wallpaper selection on Imgur.

The screenshots feature glimpses of some of the antagonists that Jesse will face and some of the gorgeous areas that the player can explore.

So if you're looking for a new wallpaper or interested in looking at some new screenshots, check 505Games and Remedy's Imgur page HERE or some of the newly added photos in the tweet below:

16th January 2019
Control's Lead Creates New Fitness YouTube Channel

Courtney Hope, the lead actor for Control, recently started a new YouTube channel to encourage people to exercise, by posting engaging demonstration videos breaking down exercise technqiues.

Created four days ago, Hope has already uploaded two videos targeted at a variety of fitness techniques that you can try at home. The videos are both a only a few minutes long, providing strengthening and posture tips without being overwhelming.

In addition to being an actor, most known for her upcoming work in Control as well as Quantum Break and The Bold and the Beautiful, Hope has also been a certified fitness specialist for the past seven years, focusing on pilates, cardio barre and piloxing.

If your new year resolution is to get into shape or lead a healthier lifestyle, make sure to take a look at her new channel!

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