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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.

Control News and Reveals from E3 2019

E3 is here, which means that over the next week, we're going to have a new wave of interviews, impressions, articles, gameplay, and more!

New Poets of the Fall Single, Partir Avec Moi

Poets of the Fall, the real-life band behind Alan Wake's Old Gods of Asgard, recently released a new single and a twist on tradition, with Partir Avec Moi

Community Spotlight: Erika's Quantum Break Screenshots

Our May Community Spotlight is Erika Tschinkel and her gorgeous above-4k screenshots of Quantum Break!

Celebrating Alan Wake's Ninth Anniversary

In May, Remedy and the community celebrated the ninth anniversary of Alan Wake with new tributes, artwork, articles and more! [Artwork by InvisibleRain

Control to Launch 27th August 2019!

Following an accidental leak on the Microsoft Store, Game Informer and Remedy have now confirmed the release date for Control. Mark your calendars for August!

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].

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 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.

29th November 2019
Community Spotlight: James Bowers' Fantastic Dr Casper Darling Cosplay

Community Spotlight is a regular feature which highlights and celebrates amazing fan projects in the Remedy community. In 2018 we switched things up a little with each month having its own spotlighted fan and fan project. This year we're continuing the tradition, and for October, our selected was James Bowers who rocked it as Dr Casper Darling at MCM London Expo.

MCM London Expo is one of the largest conventions in the UK. The event is held twice a year; once in Spring and once in Autumn, and boasts some of the biggest names in attendance. The show brings autograph and photo sessions with actors and artists and holds exclusive and packed talks, but without a doubt, the most dominating aspect of the show is the cosplay. As someone who has cosplayed before at the event, I know how thrilling and also intimidating the show can be. It's a show for both people starting out with the hobby and also for experienced cosplayers who wire electronics into their suit. And on top of that, there's always press attention.

For someone looking to start out the hobby at the show, it can be a very attractive opportunity, especially given the rarity of the events themselves, but also quite the challenge. Which is why I absolutely love that Control had a surprising cosplay interest at the show! We had two fantastic cosplayers from the community turn up as beloved characters; the first was Sarah who rocked it as Jesse Faden, and the second was our Community Spotlight for October, the wonderful James Bowers who portrayed the eccentric Dr Casper Darling.

What I love about James' portrayal of the scientist his the ability to absolutely capture the character. As well as having a likeness to Darling, in all of the photos of him at the event, there's that genuine excitement about the show that was really wonderful to see and matched the character so well. The cosplay itself is without a doubt stunning too, creating a perfect tribute to the character. The white lab coat and bowtie are a perfect match, complimenting the knit cardigan below. The identical round glasses are a nice touch, as is the custom-made ID card and FBC patch. All of these elements are so clearly carefully put together and works brilliantly! He really did a fantastic job!

If you were wondering, the cosplay presence at the show was an opportunity that was not missed by 505Games, and James got some definitely well-deserved Control goodies for his costume!

Ahead of his cosplaying debut, we reached out to James to see if he was available for a quick interview as we were (and are!) excited to learn more about how his cosplay came about and if he has any further plans convention plans. As we're delving into one of the busiest seasons, we couldn't find the time to do the interview just yet, but we're still very interested and looking to published our Q&A with him soon. Stay tuned for more! In the meantime, you can follow James' adventures on Twitter at @jimmysbowers

28th November 2019
Black Friday Sales with Remedy Titles

I hope those who celebrate it had a fantastic Thanksgiving Day filled with all the very best things!

Amongst the festivities, several stores have already started their Black Friday sales, for that sweet, sweet November profit. There are also a number of stores taking part in well-timed, but definitely-not, Black Friday sales throughout the next two weeks. Plenty of Remedy titles are included in the sales, which span Steam, The Humble Store, and XBOX Store so if you haven't completed your collection yet, check them out below:

 The Steam Sale
Steam's Autumn Sale is lasting through to December 3rd at 10 PST. The list of discounted games includes Death Rally (1996), the first and second Max Payne titles either together for 70% off or individually at 65%, and a hefty 75% off for Quantum Break.

 The Epic Store Black Friday Sale
Taking place between November 22nd - December 2nd, is The Epic Store's Black Friday Sale. Both Alan Wake AND Alan Wake's American Nightmare are 80% off. If you're a PC gamer and you've yet to explore the darkest depths of Bright Falls or Night Springs, check out the sale!

 Humble Store's Fall Sale 
The Humble Store's Fall Sale has now kicked off, with impressive discounts across a number of amazing titles including the Max Payne series which is now 65% off and Quantum Break which is 75% off.

 XBOX Store's Black Friday Sale
If you're an XBOX owner, you can grab Control at 25% off (35% off for Gold Members) as well as Quantum Break at 65% off (75% off for Gold Members) with the new XBOX Black Friday Sale

 Backstage Rock Shop
And finally, if you're a fan of Poets of the Fall, their online store is running a store-wide sale. The band's personal page includes price reductions on t-shirts, hats, and LPs. If you're looking for some new Old Gods/Poets goodness, make sure to check it out! 

22nd November 2019
Official Control Photo Mode Competition
[USA Only]

Today 505Games and Remedy have launched their first official Photo Mode competition for US-based Control fans. Time is short with just over two weeks to snap your entry and submit it, so if you're interested in taking part, make sure to get in as soon as possible.

The competition will run between now and December 6th 2019 at 06:00 PST. 

For the event, there will be three winners which will be selected based on "originality, artistry, and individuality, and weirdness, of course" of their entry.

The Prizes. The first-place prize is a framed poster of their entry signed by the Control development team. The second-place is a poster (of mysterious design) signed by the development team. And finally, the third-place prize is a selection of Control-branded merchandise including a t-shirt, stickers and a tote bag.

How to Enter. When you have your entry snapped, share it on Twitter using the hashtag #CaptureControl and follow @ControlRemedy so ensure they can contact you. Winners will be notified through direct message.

For more information, check out the original announcement on the Control blog, HERE

The competition is open to Control fans based in the US, with the exception of Connecticut, Maryland, Nevada, North Dakota, and Vermont. 

20th November 2019
Control, Courtney Hope and Matthew Porretta Nominated For The Game Awards 2019

This week, Geoff Keighley announced the nominations for The Game Awards 2019, which sees Remedy's latest title, Control, up for six different categories, with a further category for best performance for two of the game's actors.

The categories include Game of the Year (alongside Death Stranding, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Resident Evil 2, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and The Outer Worlds). Best Game Direction (alongside Death Stranding, Resident Evil 2, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and The Outer Worlds). Best Narrative (alongside A Plague Tale: Innocence, Death Stranding, Disco Elysium, and The Outer Worlds). Best Art Direction (alongside Death Stranding, Gris, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening). Best Audio Design (alongside Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Death Stranding, Gears 5, Resident Evil 2, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice). Best Action/Adventure Game (alongside Borderlands 3, Death Stranding, Resident Evil 2, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice).

Two actors who appeared in Control are also up for the same award. In the Best Performance category, it's tough competition with both Courtney Hope (who portrays Jesse Faden) and Matthew Porretta (who portrays Dr. Casper Darling). Alongside them are Ashly Burch (The Outer Worlds), Laura Bailey (Gears 5), Mads Mikkelsen (Death Stranding) and Norman Reedus (Death Stranding).

The Game Awards will be held on December 12th at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with the event live-streamed online across a number of channels including Twitch, YouTube and Facebook.

Voting is now open and you can select who you want to win, HERE!  

To celebrate their inclusion in the nominees, Remedy and 505Games have published a new Control Accolades Trailer which showcases a number of positive reviews and scores that were published following the game's launch back in August:



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