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Part one of Max Payne 3 comic out now, read it for free photo
Part one of Max Payne 3 comic out now, read it for free
by Brett Zeidler

As was previously promised just a few weeks ago, Rockstar and Marvel have released the first part of the Max Payne 3 comic. Written by Dan Houser and Sam Lake, "After The Fall" explains a bit of Max's childhood and some events that happened during the first two games. It's also beautifully drawn with a really nice use of color. The best part is it's absolutely free to read or download right now!

Rockstar knows that some of you may want a physical printed copy. That's why starting now until early July, you can enter in a weekly drawing to win a physical copy of "After The Fall". I haven't had a chance to read the issue myself yet, but when I was skimming through it I was pretty impressed with what I saw. There's quite a bit going on in those fourteen pages.

If you've had the opportunity to read it, what do you think?

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7:30 PM on 04.05.2012

Mr. Scratch responds to critics of American Nightmare

In this new promotional video for Alan Wake's American Nightmare, the villainous Mr. Scratch presents a slideshow of critic responses to the game, replying to them and adding his own commentary. Our very own Maurice Tan is e...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:15 PM on 03.22.2012

Remedy is working on a game for next gen consoles

Remedy Entertainment is hiring for their next game, which they say is a project 'targeted at future generation consoles.' A posting on Remedy's community forums let members know that more than 20 job openings will open up in ...

Dale North

8:40 AM on 03.13.2012

Alan Wake hits two million sales, has legs as a series

Remedy's Alan Wake has topped two million sales on Xbox 360 and PC, becoming enough of a success to secure its future as a series.  "We've moved over two million copies -- that's including PC," Franchise development head...

Jim Sterling

1:00 PM on 02.21.2012

Alan Wake PC vs Xbox 360: Gah! So pretty on max settings

I spent some time with Alan Wake on my beastly [brag] PC rig (featuring dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 cards) last night, running this already pretty game on max settings. As you'd imagine, it looks sooo much better th...

Dale North

1:30 PM on 02.20.2012

Alan Wake PC recoups costs within 48 hours

Oh PC gaming, that hotbed of piracy where developers can never make any money. That's where Remedy was able to make back all of its porting and marketing costs for Alan Wake within a 48-hour period. DAT PIRACY! The game becam...

Jim Sterling







Review: Alan Wake's American Nightmare photo
Review: Alan Wake's American Nightmare
by Maurice Tan

Ask any fan why they like Alan Wake, and you'll hear different stories. Some will talk about how they enjoyed the Stephen King, Twin Peaks, and Lost inspired storyline and setting. Others will laud the tense experience on the Hard and Nightmare difficulties, or the use of music. None of them will try to convince you that Alan Wake was by any means a perfect game but, more than anything, they will all tell you how much they want another title.

Enter Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Remedy's continuation of the beleaguered writer's story and an effort to capture a wider audience through its Xbox Live Arcade release.

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4:30 PM on 02.17.2012

Alan Wake's American Nightmare video prepares for launch

With Alan Wake's American Nightmare almost upon us, it's time for a mood-setting launch trailer. Fitting voice-over work, plenty of slow-mo dodges, and a pack of oversized spiders -- yeah, this is pretty good. The game may n...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 02.02.2012

Alan Wake on PC: Launch, tech features detailed

Alan Wake will hit Steam on February 16 and will follow a bit later at retail in something they call a "game box." Pricing is confirmed at $29.99 on Steam. What you'll get with this PC version is high-res graphics and support...

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

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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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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