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Our Conversation with Matthew Porretta, the Voice of Alan Wake

To celebrate the game's 10th anniversary, we sat down with Matthew Porretta, the incredible voice actor behind Alan Wake, to talk about his experiences and favourite memories.

Creations From The Community Celebrating Alan Wake's 10th

Artists in the community, celebrated ten years of Alan Wake with gorgeous new work. From brand new fan art, to collages, new articles, and even a themed park exhibit!

New Retrospective: Agents of Storm

In a new retrospective, we look back at Remedy's first mobile game developed in-house, Agents of Storm, and how their plans to shift to a multi-project setup influenced their layout now.

Epic Games Publishing Announces New Partnership

In late March, Epic Games announced a new publishing deal with three developers; gen DESIGN (The Last Guardian), Playdead (Inside, Limbo) and Remedy Entertainment.

Our First Glimpse atThe Foundation, Control's First Expansion

The first glimpse of The Foundation is out now on IGN and the PlayStation Blog, with a new trailer, new interviews, new information, and new screenshots. [Screenshot:PlayStation Blog.]

Celebrating Remedy's 25th Anniversary

2020 marks the twenty-fifth year of the studio and, throughout the year, we're going to celebrating the milestone with new articles, interviews, giveaways, and more. #Remedy25

Poets of the Fall's Acoustic Sessions At Alexander Theatre

Throughout 2020, Poets of the Fall (the real life band behind the Old Gods of Asgard) will be uploading an acoustic rendition of one of their songs, with one video being posted each month.

A Conversation with Kathy Tong, Author of Not-Quite-Supermodel

We recently spoke to Kathy Tong (the brilliant actress behind Mona Sax) about her new book Not-Quite-Supermodel, and her journey in becoming a published author.

CROSSFIRE X Coming To XBOX One, With New Remedy Content

Revealed during the XBOX E3 Media Briefing, CROSSFIRE X, the latest game in the CROSSFIRE series, in partnership with Remedy, will be coming to XBOX One in 2020.

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 ร–hman].

Interviews and Conversations with....

Over the past seven 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.

2nd July 2020
Remedy Celebrates Launch of The Foundation On XBOX One With Livestream [Catch Up Here!]

Last week, Remedy held their second livestream of the Summer, celebrating the XBOX One launch of Control's debut paid-DLC pack, The Foundation! In the new level, Jesse must delve into the depths of the FBC at the urgent request of the Board. To provide a glimpse into what the new expansion had to offer, the studio livestreamed the first hour of the five-hour-long adventure.

Hosted by Vida Starฤeviฤ‡ (Remedy's Community Manager), the broadcast featured special guests, Adam Persson (Level Designer on Control) and Elmeri Raitanen (Art Director on The Foundation and Lead Visual Effects Artist on Control), plus extra special feline guest, Hertta.

At the start of the year, developers at the studio made the move to work from home, as part of the international effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19. The precautions also extended to the studio's livestreams, with their latest broadcast marking the studio's fourth remotely held show and second Summer event. With the developers taking a seasonal approach to the livestreams, Vida has teased that their broadcasts will return this autumn. With lockdown easing off in Finland for companies, it's possible that the next one will be based back in Espoo at the Remedy offices.

In case you missed the broadcast, you can catch it in full below or on the Remedy Twitch channel, HERE!

26th June 2020
Jeannie Bolet (Quantum Break's Clarice Ogawa) Raffles Handcrafted Jewellery To Raise Money For The Bail Project

In addition to being an amazing actor known for her work as the physical actor for Clarice Ogawa in Quantum Break as well as the voice Echo and Liao in Overwatch, Jeannie Bolet handcrafts jewellery for her Los Angeles-based store, Bibelot LA. Recently she has been organising raffles to raise money for non-profit charity organisations, with the prize being a specially crafted piece.

This week, she is raising money for The Bail Project, a nonprofit organisation based in America that combats mass incarceration, systemic racism in the justice system, provides free bail assistance, and reunites families.

To enter, you will need to purchase a raffle ticket. Raffle tickets start at $10, with multiples counting as additional tickets; for instance, donating $30 will unlock three raffle ticket entries. You can enter by using Venmo (to: jeannieb) or by donating directly to The Bail Project and direct messaging her your donation receipt.

The raffle prize this week is a gorgeous Colombian Emerald, Sterling Silver Cuff. It has a very sleak design with a minimalist style that really accentuates the emerald. You can see it being modelled by Jeanie in the photo below!

The raffle closes Friday 26th at 6pm PST (Saturday 27th at 2am BST / 4am EEST). You can find more details HERE!
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Hey loves! It’s week 2 of the raffle giveaway where we donate 100% of the raffle proceeds to organizations who work towards getting and preserving justice for Black folx, as well as providing services for Black communities. ✊๐Ÿฟ✊๐Ÿพ✊๐Ÿฝ . . . This week, 100% of the donations made will go to @bailproject National Revolving Bail Fund which is on a mission to “combat mass incarceration and reshape the pretrial system in the United States. 100% of online donations are used to bring people home. Since bail money comes back to us when cases close, we're able to recycle every dollar donated at least twice per year.” ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ . . Bail contributions remedy an injustice directly: They free people who are being imprisoned without having been convicted of a crime. . . . The winner of this week's raffle will receive this Colombian Emerald, sterling Silver cuff (see the handmade process in my stories). . . Each ticket/entry is $10. Multiple entries are encouraged ($20=2 entries)!! Please send your payments via Venmo to: jeannieb or you can donate directly to @bailproject and then DM me your donation receipt to enter the raffle. . . Please include your Instagram handle in the Venmo note. The raffle for this piece ends Friday 06/26 at 6:00 pm PST. The winner and total amount raised will be announced on Saturday morning. ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž . . Thank you so much for your donations and good luck!! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค #blacklivesmatter #allblacklivesmatter #justiceforallblacklives #raffle

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25th June 2020
CrossFireX Open Beta Now Available on XBOX One

After months of anticipation, CrossFireX has now moved into open beta, allowing XBOX One owners to jump on board its multiplayer campaign and try out the series on the platform for the first time.

The game was originally announced last year during the XBOX E3 Media Briefing, in which Phil Spencer announced a brand new partnership with Smilegate Entertainment. The result of the partnership sees their upcoming game, CrossFireX, launch on the XBOX One in 2020, marking the first console launch for the series. Originally a PC-exclusive brand, the move to console is a bold choice for Smilegate who hopes the switch allows them to expand their audience into new markets, having already established more than 650 million registered players since 2007. The reveal also announced that the game would come with a single-player story-mode campaign, developed by Remedy Entertainment. More details were announced a few months later at X019 in London, with new interviews and new gameplay footage, although a more concrete release date wasn't announced. 

A few days ago, details emerged on the Microsoft Store, revealing that open beta would start on June 26th. The CrossFireX social media channels immediately sprung into action revealing new promotional images, details of when the closed and open betas would be rolling out, as well more information on new community hubs such as a dedicated Discord server. We've detailed everything that happened, HERE!

Today, CrossFireX's open beta has begun! If you own an XBOX One and Gold Membership, you can join in the action right now until June 28th. You can get started by visiting the game's page on the Microsoft store (HERE!), where you can download the game to your console.

You can find out more about the Beta on the Official CrossFireX website, HERE!

Players who check out the beta version of the game ahead of the full launch will unlock a special axe embellished with the game's logo:

25th June 2020
Control's First Expansion Pack, The Foundation, Now On XBOX One!

If you own Control on XBOX One, the game's first expansion pack, The Foundation, is now available to check out on the console! I'm really excited that more people are able to play the game now and will be delving into the depths of the FBC. If you're playing it for the first time, let us know what you think! In the meantime, I'll do our best in the meantime to keep things the reveals under wraps for fans looking to avoid spoilers.

If you do want to learn more about The Foundation, before buying or jumping into the game we've collected information about what fans can expect:

Early Reviews. Ahead of The Foundation's launch on PC and PlayStation, Remedy and 505Games gave early review copies to a number of gaming websites, including PC World, Kotaku, Stevivor, GameSpew, Easy Allies, Joy Freak, and GameSpot who later posted what they thought about Jesse's latest adventure.

The Mission. "The Foundation" takes place after the events of the main game, and sees Jesse defend The Oldest House from the Astral Plane which has begun seeping through to our dimension. The mission forces the newly appointed Director to enter the caves beneath and prevent the imminent threat. Meanwhile, Helen Marshall, the FBC's Head of Operations is on her own path to follow instructions given to her from Director Trench, with possible ties to the disaster on their doorstep. In the first expansion pack, Jesse discovers more about Marshall's sudden disappearance and The Board she serves.

On average, the new mission is expected to take players between 4-5 hours to complete and can be accessed by heading to the Hotline Chamber after the game.

New Skills. The upcoming expansion pack also brings a new skill called "Shape" and a new Service Weapon upgrade called "Fracture". According to IGN, Jesse's new skill won't be exclusively used for combat, as Shape will also allow Jesse to interact with her environment, such as creating a new platform for her to step on or allowing her to solve puzzles (or "Rituals"). Speaking of puzzles, for those who loved sleuthing in the main game and solving codes hidden in the environment, Sergey teased in his earlier interview with IGN that you may find a few more in this upcoming pack.

New Enemy Type. With a new level, there's also a new enemy type! These mysterious beings lurk in the caves under the Oldest House and are called "Hiss Sharpened" which Antonela warns in her blog post to be "particularly challenging". This new enemy is ruthless and will relentlessly come at you from different directions, in an attempt to snag you with their pickaxe.

How to Play. To be able to play the new mission, you will need the Control Season Pass available on the Microsoft Store. If you have the Control Standard Edition, the Season Pass can be purchased separately for £19.99, and will also allow you to play the upcoming A.W.E. mission. If you have purchased the Control Digital Deluxe Edition, the Season Pass is already included in your pack.

Alternatively, if you want to buy The Foundation separately, you can buy the add-on Control Expansion 1 'The Foundation' for £12.49.

- For a limited time, Control is currently 50% off for Gold members on XBOX One.

If you have any questions about the new expansion, 505Games' Senior Brand Community Manager, Antonela Pounder has created an FAQ list for The Foundation. You can read the full post, HERE.

The Foundation Livestream. To celebrate the launch of The Foundation, Vida Starฤeviฤ‡ (Remedy's Community Manager) will be joined on the studio's Twitch channel by special guests, Adam Persson (Control's Level Designer), and Elmeri Raitanen (Lead Visual Effects Artist at Remedy & Art Director on The Foundation). You can watch them live at Twitch on June 25th (7pm EEST / 10am PDT / 5pm BST / 4pm GMT).



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