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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.

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.

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].

Interviews and Conversations with....

Over the past eight years, I've had the pleasure of interviewing some amazing devs and actors inc. Cam Rogers, Kathy Tong, Fred Berman, Ilkka Villi, Christopher Forsyth, Brett Kelly.

14th February 2021
Giveaway! Win a copy of Speed Dating For Ghosts on Steam

Let's be realistic. Valentine's Day after a fifteen-month pandemic is maybe not the most appealing, let alone romantic. Today, social media has turned into an unusual blend of sale announcements and awkward looking around to see if anyone else is doing anything before retreating back into our lockdown cocoons. While I tend to do posts with terrible puns, this year I thought that you all suffered enough and so instead, we have a giveaway!


The Prize

For this giveaway, the prize is a Steam copy of Speed Dating For Ghosts which will be gifted through email. The game is a quirky dating simulator developed by Copychaser Games, with branching dialogue (written by Control's Ben Gelinas) and featuring charming apparitions and a guaranteed mention of jam! 

Official Synopsis for Speed Dating For Ghosts:
Have you ever wanted to have deep, meaningful conversations with a smoldering poltergeist who terrorizes rich men in Vegas? How about a ghost dog looking for his owner? Or maybe you'd rather rob a bank? Ghosts are into all sorts of things. Part horror, part comedy, and kinda sorta heartbreaking, Speed Dating for Ghosts is a game like no other about finding companionship and closure in the afterlife. Meet more than a dozen ghosts of oh so many backgrounds, genders, and time periods. Learn how they died, as well as how they lived, then help them find peace... if they like you enough to open up first. Based on what you say and how you say it, some dates may turn ugly. Not everyone gets along, even in the afterlife.
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 competition will end Sunday 20th February 2020 at 23:59 GMT.

The winning entry will be chosen at random using Random.org. The winner will be contacted within one week of the competition finishing.

How To Enter:

We're keeping the entry requirements simple this time. In Finland today is Ystävänpäivä which translates to Friendship Day. To enter, let us know (tagging optional) who has made a positive difference in your life this past yearYou can tell us on...

FACEBOOK
Write your entry in the comments section of THIS post.

TWITTER
Send us your entry as a reply to THIS post.

INSTAGRAM
Post your answer in the comments of THIS photo.

Giveaway Rules
  • The prize was bought by The Sudden Stop as part of a community giveaway.
  • This giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by Remedy Entertainment, Copychaser Games, or Steam. It is also not sponsored or endorsed by the social media platforms used in the giveaway including Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
  • Maximum of one entry per person.
  • This is open worldwide, but restrictions may apply on countries with limits on internet competitions.
  • Entry to the giveaway is free.
  • No cash prize alternative will be available.
  • You must have a Steam account to enter so that the prize can be sent to you. (Setting up an account is free, and you don't need to have one at the time of entry, but you will need it to play the game.)
  • A new winner may be picked if the first does not respond to the email after two weeks of the original email being sent. Although this is only a last resort after three weeks with reminders and alternative methods of communication e.g. through social media posts.
  • Competition begins on 14th February 2020 23:00 GMT and will end on 20th February 2020 at 23:59 GMT
  • There will be 1 (one) winner who will receive a copy of Speed Dating For Ghosts on Steam.
  • Entries collected through Facebook follow the rules stated on 23rd August 2013, HERE.
  • Entries collected through Twitter follow the rules stated in their Guidelines, HERE.

2nd February 2021
Control Ultimate Edition Launches Digitally on Next-Gen Consoles & PlayStation Plus

Today's the day! Control Ultimate Edition is now out digitally on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S! Starting today, the game is also available through the PlayStation Plus service for PS4 and PS5 owners. 

Even though we don't have a next-generation console in the house yet, I've been personally excited about this date because it allows a new wave of players to join the community, share their thoughts, their artwork, and what they think is coming next. So, if you just picked up the game today, welcome!

Our PS4 Review. If you would like to learn more about the title, we wrote a review when the game originally launched in August 2019, but some important things have changed since then. The first is that Remedy released an Assist Mode for Control in August 2020, which allows players to tweak the gameplay difficulty and accessibility and it is a real game-changer. I loved the game when it launched, but the intense difficulty level was something that I was concerned about initially. That concern has since been addressed and eased in updates. You can read our original review, HERE

What You Get In The Control Ultimate Edition. The Control Ultimate Edition is the most extensive version of Control released. It contains Expeditions (a free game mode that rewards players for completing challenges), as well as both story DLC packs (The Foundation and AWE). Alongside the additional levels, there's also been a number of upgrades to how the game looks...

New Upgrades For The New Release. With the game coming to next-generation consoles, the game has undergone some changes to take advantage of the new technology. Ahead of the launch, Remedy's Communications Director, Thomas Puha, wrote an article for the PlayStation Blog talking about a whole bunch of upgrades including load times, Ray Tracing, the DualSense controller, and the PS5's Game Help. Read the full piece, HERE

If you need to see some of that goodness in action, then you're in luck! Remedy also supplied Digital Foundry with an early press preview of the PS5 edition. You can check out their review below:

29th January 2021
Control Ultimate Edition Comes To PlayStation Plus

Mark your calendars! Control Ultimate Edition will be coming to PlayStation Plus on February 2nd, when the digital version of the game is set to launch. The news was released this week on the PlayStation social media channels and announced the game's arrival alongside Destruction Allstars (for PS5) and Concrete Genie (PS4 & PS5). 

Official Synopsis for the Control Ultimate Edition:
Master supernatural abilities and wield a shape-shifting sidearm in this third-person action-adventure from Remedy Entertainment (Max Payne, Alan Wake). Take on the role of Jesse Faden, Director of the Federal Bureau of Control, whose New York headquarters are breached by an ominous enemy. Despite outward appearances, the skyscraper’s interior is vast and ever-shifting. You’ll need to explore – and weaponize – this unpredictable environment to clean house and repel the invaders.

Last month, Microsoft announced that Control will be coming to Android and consoles via the XBOX Game Pass (December 3rd) with a follow-up announcement for PC on January 21st. While Game Pass owners will be able to play the Standard Edition of the game, PlayStation Plus owners will be able to unlock more in The Oldest House, with access to both The Foundation and AWE DLC packs. 

28th January 2021
Retail Dates for Control Ultimate Edition [PS5 & XBOX X/S]

[Catch-Up] If you've been looking forward to playing Control on your PlayStation 5 or XBOX One Series X/S, you won't have to wait much longer! 

After originally being delayed back in November, the game is now scheduled to launch digitally via the PlayStation Store and Microsoft Store on February 2nd 2021, with a retail launch following a month later on March 2nd 2021.

Originally scheduled to launch "end of 2020", the studios published a statement on Twitter stating "an update from the development team: Control Ultimate Edition will arrive on next generation platforms early 2021. We want the final quality of the game to be awesome, and so we need a bit more time to work on it. Thank you for your understanding and patience!"

In a more recent tweet, featuring both PS5 footage and the new dates, the developers confirmed that it will be launching on next-gen consoles with "60fps Performance Mode and 30fps Graphics Mode (with ray-tracing)".

Players who have purchased the Control Ultimate Edition on PlayStation 4 and XBOX One will be able to play the game on their system's next-gen console with enhancements. Those who already have the original release of Control will be able to play on newer consoles through the platform's backwards compatibility. To read more the different versions, check out our blog post, HERE


-- CURRENT PROJECTS --

The Crossfire Series

-- CONSOLE & PC GAMES --

The Control Series

The Quantum Break Series

The Alan Wake Series

The Max Payne Series

-- MOBILE GAMES --

-- LIVE ACTION SERIES --

Beyond the shadow you settle for, there's a miracle illuminated.