• Alan Wake to be removed from digital stores, will get 90% discount on Steam May 13th
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[QUOTE]If you have not yet played Time Magazine’s 2010 Game of the Year, now is your final chance. Remedy’s Alan Wake is going offline from stores. This is due to the expiration of music license agreements for the game. Alan Wake’s American Nightmare is not affected. For 48 hours, you can buy Alan Wake including DLCs and Alan Wake’s American Nightmare at a 90% discount on Steam. If you already own Alan Wake – like the majority of the gaming population out there – you have nothing to worry about. The game will stay in your library and continue to work for you.[/QUOTE] [url]http://steamcommunity.com/games/alanwake/announcements/detail/2362546845450971279[/url] Just decided to copy the whole post since it was so short.
Great game, I was surprised how much I enjoyed it since I never followed it during it's initial released and just picked it up on PC later.
[QUOTE=Dominic0904;52218487]Great game, I was surprised how much I enjoyed it since I never followed it during it's initial released and just picked it up on PC later.[/QUOTE]Yeah, same with me! I played it in 2012 and massively enjoyed it!
American Nightmare has superior gameplay if you can put up with the repetitive story
Literally as I finished the main game and American Nightmare, was going to probably buy it for a few people too during the summer sales too. Hopefully not gone for too long.
Is the store price changed for anyone? I see no discount yet.
[QUOTE=Unsmart;52218537]Is the store price changed for anyone? I see no discount yet.[/QUOTE]It says in the article's title from may 13th till may 15th, so the sale has not started yet.
[QUOTE=Unsmart;52218537]Is the store price changed for anyone? I see no discount yet.[/QUOTE] Starts on the 13th, so what reflex said
Damn, first Hitman dies and now Alan Wake is being removed from Steam. All of my favorite games are getting the boot.
Just release the game without music, people will mod it back in.
I bought this game so fast on release and best the shit out it
[QUOTE=JohnnyOnFlame;52218647]Just release the game without music, people will mod it back in.[/QUOTE] the funny thing is this exact same situation happened to hitman contracts
I guess I must be the only person who was underwhelmed by the first game. I stuck through the repetitive, clunky gameplay on account of the excellent writing, but when the game ended without a satisfying conclusion or explanation it felt like a lot of build-up to nothing. I still love the writing, the notes, and how the whole thing is a love letter to Stephen King, but as a game I have no desire to touch it again. American Nightmare played a lot better (even if going through the same environments three times got to be repetitive), so I'm interested to see where the sequel goes.
Man I'd love another Awake game
Licence expiration is so much fucking bullshit. It really angers me to see great games removed from the store because of such a petty reason.
Please let the sequel be called Alan Woke: The main character realises copyright laws don't make any fucking sense and wants to put all the universe into the public domain
Will the licences be renewed? Can they be renewed? If not this is going to suck for future people. Having to pirate a game because of stupid copyright laws preventing the digital sale of a game would be fucking stupid.
Licensing can be quite the double edged sword. Sad to see such a great game go off the stores. It's one of those games where you don't expect to like it very much but you end up really having a good time with it.
Played Alan Wake on Xbox 360 with the latin dub (Vegeta VA did Alan, it was so fucking cool to hear Vegeta yelling at shadows). It was a really, really nice game with a fun story. If I had money I would buy it again just to revive those memories.
[QUOTE=Lambeth;52218514]American Nightmare has superior gameplay if you can put up with the repetitive story[/QUOTE] Well shit that sounds like the inverse of how I felt about the first game. I loved the story but the super-repetitive gameplay was a struggle to get through. I still really enjoyed it because of the really interesting story.
[QUOTE=Jorori;52218732]Please let the sequel be called Alan Woke: The main character realises copyright laws don't make any fucking sense and wants to put all the universe into the public domain[/QUOTE] [i]The figure that stood before me looked like a familiar funhouse mockery, his face twisted into a devilish smile that masked an acid nature, like a shark on PCP. I wanted to look away as his hand reached out for me but I stood transfixed, unable to flee or even close my eyes. His fingers slowly wrapped around my throat like ivy and that's when he spoke to me in my voice, "I'm Woke now, fam." [/i]
As a fan of Alan Wake and a hater of bullshit copyright this is the perfect storm to piss me off Guess this game's just going to get pirated instead of bringing in money now
Discount starts tomorrow, but I felt it was necessary to get it today. I didn't have this on PC so now's a good as time as any to buy it and play it again. Plus I never played American Nightmare.
[QUOTE=JohnnyOnFlame;52218647]Just release the game without music, people will mod it back in.[/QUOTE] Music is an integral part in most games, they'd effectively release a broken product. But as you said, users could mod it back in? Well you cannot expect the average player to mod proprietary archives, like the ones the data of AW is packed in, its probably even against their EULA. Imagine dealing with the customer support, half the people would complain about no music, the other half about how they accidentally modified the wrong files, using 3rd party tools on which Remedy lacks any oversight. Also what about music during videos? Relicensing is the only viable way. [QUOTE=DEMONSKUL;52218741]Will the licences be renewed? Can they be renewed?[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Remedy]Will you bring Alan Wake back to stores? We are looking into relicensing the music for Alan Wake, but have no timeframe for this. [/QUOTE]
If it's a music license expiration does that mean we can blame depeche mode.
[QUOTE=DEMONSKUL;52218741]Will the licences be renewed? Can they be renewed? If not this is going to suck for future people. Having to pirate a game because of stupid copyright laws preventing the digital sale of a game would be fucking stupid.[/QUOTE] I don't understand why video game companies don't just renew licenses to stuff like films do. There shouldn't be much of a difference.
[QUOTE=megafat;52219030]I don't understand why video game companies don't just renew licenses to stuff like films do. There shouldn't be much of a difference.[/QUOTE]Costs money that probably won't be recouped by continued sales.
[QUOTE=lonefirewarrior;52218908]Discount starts tomorrow, but I felt it was necessary to get it today. I didn't have this on PC so now's a good as time as any to buy it and play it again. Plus I never played American Nightmare.[/QUOTE] American Nightmare is a really good spinoff, but the enviroments can get a bit repetitive.
sucks but its one of my favorite games of all time so hopefully people love it due to the sale if your into history preservation, GOG is doing the same thing i think and its a DRM Free copy. find the lady of the light.
I give them props for taking the game down instead of just patching out the music, as they only want players to have the proper experience they intended. I do hope they get to renew the licenses soon, Alan Wake is a great game, and I really hope we get news on Alan Wake 2 sometime soon as well.
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