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1:45 PM on 02.07.2012

Here's a strange Alan Wake's American Nightmare dev diary

This developer diary for Alan Wake's American Nightmare is pretty informative, so you'll at least enjoy that. But I got just as much enjoyment out of watching the strange happenings in the background of the video. What the h...

Dale North

9:30 PM on 02.01.2012

The DTOID Show: Anthony Carboni's American Nightmare

Happy Hump Day, fellow humpers! In celebration of humping, tonight's episode will be strictly devoid of humping. You're welcome. On tonight's show, we relay the good and bad news surrounding Dragon's Dogma, give a run-down o...

Tara Long

2:00 PM on 01.26.2012

Boxed PC version of Alan Wake also on the way

Despite boxed copies of PC games being largely irrelevant to many of us for years now, someone is still buying these things. We know that Alan Wake will see a release on Steam sometime next month, and now Nordic Games has ste...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 01.23.2012

The DTOID Show: Alan Wake's Mass House Party: The Movie

Happy Monday! Hopefully you've all had enough time to adequately recover from your weekend by now... but if you think you can handle some more, why not crack open a beer and join us for tonight's episode of The Destructoid S...

Tara Long

5:15 PM on 01.23.2012

MS dates I Am Alive, Alan Wake, Warp++ and Nexuiz

Microsoft is about to launch the Xbox Live Arcade House Party event in just a few weeks. I guess they thought it might be helpful to actually tell people when the individual games will be releasing because we got this shiny p...

Conrad Zimmerman

3:00 PM on 01.22.2012

Alan Wake finally makes it to PC next month

It's taken over six years, a canceled version and a petition, but Alan Wake is finally coming to PC this February. And some people though the wait for the Xbox 360 version was a long one. Remedy revealed its month of release ...

Fraser Brown







CES: Alan Wake's American Nightmare kicked my ass photo
CES: Alan Wake's American Nightmare kicked my ass
by Conrad Zimmerman

I was a big fan of Remedy's Alan Wake. But one of the less thrilling aspects was the combat, which never really evolves much throughout the game and begins to feel a little like a chore the longer you go. My solution to this was to simply play on nightmare difficulty, where you spend far more time fleeing from enemies than actively trying to stop them and that kept the excitement level up.

With Alan Wake's American Nightmare, coming soon to Xbox Live Arcade as part of Microsoft's House Party promotion, this should not be a problem. Remedy has taken the criticism leveled at the original game's combat and made that a priority, bringing new enemies, new weapons and a whole lot more challenge with it.

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1:00 PM on 01.09.2012

Xbox Live Arcade House Party: Alan Wake, Warp, and more

A trailer detailing this year's Xbox Live Arcade House Party promotion has shown up on Xbox.com. Something tells me this wasn't supposed to happen quite yet, but we'll certainly take the information from said video. The games...

Jordan Devore

9:10 PM on 12.19.2011

The DTOID Show: Tara Long's Pokemon Nightmare

Greetings, travelers! The Destructoid show is back for its regularly-scheduled Monday episode, and boy, have we got news for you! (The answer is yes, in case you were wondering.) First up, Alan's Wake's American Nightmare is...

Tara Long

3:30 PM on 12.19.2011

Alan Wake's American Nightmare's arcade mode, Q1 '12 date

Alan Wake's American Nightmare sounds like a good time, and this newly announced arcade mode sounds like an even better time. The "Fight till Dawn" mode of AWAN has Wake stuck in a battle where he has to survive a full night ...

Dale North



Preview: Alan Wake's American Nightmare photo
Preview: Alan Wake's American Nightmare
by Wesley Ruscher

By now, most of us know about the long and challenging path that Remedy traveled in order to see the fruition of the original Alan Wake. Spanning five years of development, the psychological action thriller was not only one of 2010's best titles, but it helped invigorate a seemingly dying genre.

What made Alan Wake such a compelling experience was Remedy's creative story-telling prowess. For all intent and purposes, they delivered a narrative that merged the best parts of Stephen King, Lost, and Twin Peaks into a sleek videogame package. But while the atmosphere was some of the most memorable of this generation, the game's clunky combat left much to be desired.

Enter Alan Wake's American Nightmare.

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12:15 PM on 12.15.2011

The latest word on Alan Wake's American Nightmare

Described by Xbox World as being "significantly bigger than any episode of the original game," Alan Wake's American Nightmare will have a hub structure to its locales. Fans of Wake have, apparently, taken his disappearance an...

Jordan Devore

9:30 PM on 12.14.2011

The DTOID Show: Metal Gear Rising & Command & Conquer

Hello my darlings. Here's today's heaping, steaming pile of Destructoid Show news. The big news today is Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and the stuff Hideo Kojima's been saying in interviews about MGS5, but we also tal...

Max Scoville

11:15 AM on 12.14.2011

Alan Wake confirmed for PC in 2012

Yesterday a Stream registry hint told us that Alan Wake might be coming to PC. Now we have the official word from Remedy Entertainment. Alan Wake is coming to PC in 2012. Nice! I can't wait to play it at maxed-out settin...

Dale North

3:15 PM on 12.13.2011

Steam registry entry suggests fabled Alan Wake PC version

We had nearly given up hope that Alan Wake would ever grace PCs, but the spotting of a Steam registry entry for the game (via NeoGAF) has me feeling pretty good. This method has been reliable enough in the past, particularly ...

Jordan Devore

8:18 PM on 12.12.2011

The DTOID Show: Watch us recap the VGAs!

Happy Monday, Destructoid! In the event that you were too busy huffing ether to pay attention to the Spike TV VGA's this weekend, Max and I have managed to condense the only important parts (i.e., the trailers) into a simple...

Tara Long