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  • Blog Post: Remedy Reflects On The Disappointing 2008 Max Payne Film

    Seven years after the release of the original Max Payne in 2001, 20th Century Fox released a film based on the property. It starred Mark Wahlburg as the titular Max Payne, Mila Kunis as Mona Sax, Beau Bridges, Ludacris, and Chris O'Donnell among other well-known actors. The film was commercially... More
  • Blog Post: Uncovering The Secrets Of Max Payne And Alan Wake In Remedy's Warehouse

    While visiting Finland for our December cover story on Remedy Entertainment's Quantum Break , we wanted to touch not only on the studio's future but also reflect on their past work developing games like Max Payne and Alan Wake . The Remedy team dedicates a room in their office as their "development... More
  • Blog Post: Quantum Break's Sam Lake On The Future Of Interactive Storytelling

    Game Informer's cover story for December is Remedy Entertainment's Quantum Break . We've been rolling out features that highlight different aspects of the game , but we wanted to focus in on the game's creative director Sam Lake and speak about his perception of the state of interactive... More
  • Blog Post: Remedy’s Top TV Shows And The Time-Travel Movies Influencing Quantum Break

    Remedy has always worn its television and film influences on its sleeve, and Quantum Break is no different. During our visit to Remedy to see Quantum Break, we asked many of the game's leads what their favorite TV shows past and present are, regardless of their direct influence on Quantum Break.... More
  • Blog Post: Where To Start With Quantum Break's Narrative

    Remedy has always told ambitious stories. The studio's newest title, Quantum Break, is full of time travel, evil corporations, quantum time stutters, and men who age 17 years in five minutes. It might sound confusing, but it's actually a pretty cool concept. So pull up a chair and listen while... More
  • Blog Post: 100 Questions And Answers With Quantum Break's Sam Lake

    Gracing Game Informer's cover for the December issue is Remedy Entertainment's Quantum Break . Since Quantum Break is a time-travelling action game, we naturally had a lot of questions for creative director Sam Lake while visiting the studio in Finland. Also, we couldn't help but ask a few... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Film Noir Games

    Lanky shadows, a sense of foreboding, and hardboiled crime stories are just three of the many conventions found in film noir. The grainy, black-and-white movies, from Casablanca to Sunset Boulevard , were classic hits in the movie industry between the early 1940s and late '50s. With a flair for the... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Dream Sequences

    Spoiler warning: If you haven’t played some of these titles, be sure to skip past those entries. Being an avid lucid dreamer, I thought it would be fitting to rank the top 10 dreams in video games. They are both fascinating and mind-bending, twisting our perception of reality. The laws of physics... More
  • Blog Post: 6 Non-Christmas Games To Play Over Christmas Break

    Plenty of games feature holiday-themed levels, but it takes a special balance to inspire that warm, vaguely festive feeling without making the game about yuletide. Here are some you should play to get the most out of your time off without sacrificing that fuzzy feeling. Batman: Arkham Origins The Caped... More
  • Blog Post: Gilbert Gottfried Voices Our Favorite Video Games

    If you’ve seen Aladdin , remember the Aflac duck, or are a fan of comedy in general, then you’re familiar with the squawking voice of Gilbert Gottfried. The legendary comic has reprised his role as the annoying parrot Iago in Kingdom Hearts games, but we’ve always wanted to hear his... More
  • Blog Post: Health’s Max Payne 3 Soundtrack Should Be A Model For The Future

    The soundtrack to Rockstar’s Max Payne 3 is one of my favorite albums of the year. Composed and performed by the New York art rock band Health, it’s eerie synthesizers and highly processed drums stand in contrast to the clichéd music we hear in most big-budget action games. I’ve... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Max Payne GBA

    Before you yell "Hey, you guys already did a Replay of Max Payne !" at your computer screen, I implore you to take a look at the screen above. That is definitely not the original Max Payne. No, it's actually the Game Boy Advance version of the game. But don't write off this less-powerful... More
  • Blog Post: It's A Max Payne Life

    Max Payne has had a pretty miserable life, and it doesn't look like his luck will change any time soon. We dream up some humorous disasters awaiting Rockstar's hard-boiled detective, based on some Max Payne 3 screens. Disaster #1: While showing off his new gun to his partner, things go horribly... More
  • Blog Post: Max Payne: The Story So Far

    For those of you gearing up to play Rockstar’s upcoming crime thriller Max Payne 3, we’ve prepared this primer on the plots of the first two games and a look into what's coming up in the third. Whether you’re new to the series or a veteran looking for a refresher, this is everything... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Max Payne

    Max Payne 3 looks incredible . We liked what we saw of the game when Rockstar brought it by the office last month, and just couldn't wait to get poor Max back in our lives. We decided to pop in this Remedy classic, shoot up some bad guys in bullet time, and reminisce on the sorry life of one of gaming's... More
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