This Was Unexpected

Well, I’ve finished Control’s last DLC add-on: AWE. As expected, it only lasted a few hours, but it took some twists and turns that I didn’t really expect. It’s strange; I kind of got what I wanted in it, got a piece of news I never expected and still walked away feeling a little disappointed….

Alan Wake is Back in Control, And I’m Psyched!

I finally got around to trying out the DLC for Control, and I have to say that I’m really enjoying it. The first portion, The Foundation, was interesting enough. It added a new sector and gave new insight into the origins of The Bureau and their relationship with The Board. Control thrives on giving its…

Remedy Finally Recovers Full Rights to ‘Alan Wake’

At long last, there’s some light at the end of the tunnel for fans of horror series Alan Wake. The first game release to both critical and commercial acclaim in 2010, and it was almost immediately followed up by pseudo-sequel Alan Wake’s American Nightmare in 2011. After that though, absolutely nothing. One would think that…

Alan Wake Available For Purchase Again!

Remedy’s announcement that Alan Wake would be pulled from online stores caused something of a minor stir earlier this month. Fans of the game worried that their ability to re-download would be jeopardized, while those who hadn’t yet had the chance to play Remedy’s Stephen King-inspired thriller scrambled to pick it up while they still…

[REVISITED] Immersion and the Breaking of it

We close out our month of reblogs (thanks for following along!) with this fantastic article from David of Plus10Damage, a brilliant gaming site in its own right that you should totally check out. In this article, David maps out the notion of immersion in horror games and what happens when that connection between game and…

Immersion and The Breaking Of It

[This post was originally published on Plus10Damage December 19, 2012.] I began a ritual last Halloween.  No, not the Satanic kind.  The kind where I annex myself to my room, close the door, and shut off the lights.  I sat atop my bed, my laptop placed strategically on my lap, so as to occupy as large…