As my old Nan used to say, "bad news comes in threes." After Sony delayed Uncharted 4 and Nintendo pushed back The Legend Of Zelda, Microsoft has completed the trifecta by announcing that Quantum Break will miss its 2015 launch window and release some time next year.
Interestingly, though, this move may have as much to do with Microsoft's rammed Christmas publishing schedule as it does with the usual polishing concerns.Click here to read more...
Here's another great opportunity for latecomers to grab the entire Alan Wake franchise -- or more accurately the excellent PC version of Alan Wake and its neat downloadable follow-up Alan Wake's American Nightmare. £4.64 is well worth it if you like your horror of the uncanny Twin Peaks variety. Thanks to fattyuk @ HUKD!
Quantum Break is still one of the Xbox One's biggest wildcards. Promising to transcend the boundaries between games and television, Remedy's latest creation finally broke gameplay cover at Gamescom, revealing that the creators of Max Payne are still capable of creating a handsome shooter with some nifty slow-motion mechanics.
We had to know more, so naturally I attended the Quantum Break showcase at the first possible opportunity. The lights dimmed. Our guide stepped up to the plate. And Remedy unveiled... an expanded version of the demo we already saw during Microsoft's press conference.
Wonderful, quoth Jonathan sarcastically. However, it's clear that while Quantum Break's gunplay looks rather fun, the time-based puzzling and intriguing transmedia setup are what's really going to set it apart from the crowd. Like Max Payne crossed with Bernard's Watch and Blinx: The Time Sweeper, perhaps.Click here to read more...
Remedy's mysterious Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break, somewhere between a sci-fi action adventure and transmedia TV series, won't release this year. Microsoft confirmed a 2015 release window in a new teaser trailer, which interestingly notes that the full reveal will take place at Gamescom in August - not E3 2014. Seriously, seeing as Halo 5, Sunset Overdrive, all the Kinect revelations and now this are already out of the bag, just what are Microsoft planning to bring to the party on June 9th?
We're looking forward to finding out - not to mention learning more about Quantum Break. You can read the latest intel here.
Max Payne Complete Bundle | £7.79 | Green Man Gaming
We've seen the Max Payne Complete Bundle go a little cheaper than this thanks to a Rockstar Weekend back in March, but given how relatively rare this deal is, the GMG deal is a cracker if you've not yet sorted yourself out with some Max Payne goodness. As well as containing the barnstorming original and Max Payne II (probably one of my favourite games ever), the Complete Bundle throws in the so-so Max Payne 3 and the Rockstar Pass.
Great spot, Bulldog123.
Quantum Break was one of the first Xbox One games to be officially announced, and the pitch was a doozy. Promising to "blur the line between television and gameplay," Remedy's project was a showcase of both the Xbox One's graphical horsepower and entertainment aspirations... and a bit of a mystery to put things mildly.
Thankfully, plenty of new details have now broken cover in an interview with EDGE Magazine. The bad news: it's a cover-based third person shooter.
The good news: it's a cover-based third person shooter underpinned by crazy time manipulation mechanics that go far beyond Max Payne, while showing us the consequences of our actions from several perspectives and delivering a TV series in an exciting new way. Can Quantum Break become the transmedia title we've all been waiting for, and a new flagship must-have on Microsoft's console?
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It has certainly been cheaper in the past, but it’s still worth just over a fiver if you haven’t played them already. Contains both the Alan Wake Collector’s Edition and Alan Wake’s American Nightmare. Thanks to spinderp @ HUKD!
This bundle contains Max Payne, Max Payne 2, and Max Payne 3 with its Season Pass for all the DLC. Thanks to Gearface @ HUKD!
Remedy's Quantum Break was one of the few games to get any attention at the Xbox One reveal event, but the nature of the transmedia title has remained incredibly mysterious. Thankfully, a new video clears up the basic premise, explaining that time is breaking down and it's up to players to put things right. The game's plot and TV series will intertwine into a single narrative, much more intimately than the recently-released Defiance.
We'll likely hear more about Quantum Break soon.Click here to read more...
Quantum Break, the transmedia game/TV tie-in from Remedy Entertainment, has received an impressive video during the Microsoft E3 2013 press conference. In what appears to be cutscene footage (possibly in-engine), we get to see our protagonists manipulating 'zero state' to slow time to a standstill, rescuing a woman from an otherwise deadly explosion.Click here to read more...
For those that missed the recent Humble Bundle, this Steam Weekend deal provides another great chance to check out the Alan Wake series for a low price. Thanks to Stirlando @ HUKD!
Thanks and credit to rainbowcrash @ HUKD! Killer sale and saving.
Remedy Entertainment, the studio behind Max Payne and Alan Wake, have announced their exclusive debut game for Microsoft's next-gen Xbox One, titled Quantum Break.Click here to read more...
Perhaps showing the future for slightly more niche singleplayer games, American Nightmare gives us all a tasty and well-polished snippet of creepy action for a bargain price. At £2.99, this twilight zone is well worth exploring, especially since Mr. Scratch is such a compelling nemesis.
Creepy, kooky and altogether Twin Peaks (but not to the extent of Deadly Premonition), Alan Wake still holds up as a worthwhile and thoroughly surreal experience. If you've yet to experience it, the definitive PC collector's edition is now less than a fiver on EA's distribution platform.
Creepy, kooky and altogether Twin Peaks (but not to the extent of Deadly Premonition), Alan Wake is still a worthwhile and thoroughly surreal experience. The PC version is easily the definitive version of Remedy's left-field hit, and GamersGate will part with it for just under £7.
Note that you can take a few extra pence off with the G2PO voucher code.
Is it time for a Scott Bakula DVD marathon? Well, always, but that's not what we're talking about here. Max Payne and Alan Wake devs Remedy Entertainment have suggested that the next generation of games consoles are something of a "quantum leap" over current tech.Click here to read more...
The story behind Alan Wake is great and the game builds up bucket loads of tension as you travel around Bright Falls looking for Alan's missing wife during the day and avoiding "The Taken" at night. Unfortunately, at times it can be a little bit repetitive and you don't really get a chance to explore. Play are parting with Xbox 360 copies of the game for £8.99, which should save you almost £2 on the next best offer coming in from ShopTo. Thanks to Syzable @ HUKD.
Shortly after travelling to the small town of Bright Falls Alan's wife goes missing and as he starts looking for her he discovers all sorts of strange goings on as well as coming across the "Taken" at night. In addition to the game the special edition comes with six post cards featuring different scenes from the game, a manual, a double sided poster, and seven stickers with different scenes and characters from the game. The Hut and Zavvi are currently parting with copies of the game for £14.95, which'll save you just over £3 on the next best offers out there.
With just over a month until its release, the pre-order deals are starting to pop up for Max Payne 3. Steam’s overall price is isn’t the cheapest on PC (that honour goes to The Game Collection at £24.75) but because this comes bundled with the previous two games in the series you would actually end up spending around £37 in total were you to buy them individually elsewhere. As such it ends up making this a nice deal for those who want the entire saga.
There are pre-order incentives thrown in as well, including additional multiplayer skins, a shotgun, an extra painkiller for online matches, and the ability to customise your avatar to look like Max in the first game. Previews suggest it will be a satisfying action-packed adventure, although we’re still not sure about the location change ourselves. Still, not long to go before we know for sure now. Thanks to goonertillidie @ HUKD!