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Old 05-18-10, 01:43 PM
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Re: Alan Wake

Originally Posted by Liver&Onions View Post
RENTALS ARE KILLING THE GAMING SPiRIT! WITHOUT PEOPLE BUYING GAMES THE DEVS DON'T MAKE MONEY PREVENTING ORIGINAL GAMES FROM BEING MADE!
No worries, man, I don't waste money on renting either. I'll borrow it from someone that has bought it. That should unwad your panties.
Old 05-18-10, 02:00 PM
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Re: Alan Wake

I picked up my pre-order earlier this morning, but won't start playing it until after dark.
Old 05-18-10, 02:10 PM
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Re: Alan Wake

I probably won't get to it until this weekend.
Old 05-18-10, 02:42 PM
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Re: Alan Wake

Waiting for my LE. It would probably be delivered tomorrow.
Old 05-18-10, 02:51 PM
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Re: Alan Wake

Originally Posted by Liver&Onions View Post
I know - this is very unfortunate for the state of gaming. People would rather have a sequel than an original Stephen King book come to life
Silly mod, Split/Second isn't a sequel, more of a spiritual successor to Pure.

Like Suprmallet, I did order AW today because of the $50 + $10 credit. Still waiting on the credit though.
Old 05-18-10, 04:21 PM
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Re: Alan Wake

I was going to get this at TRU but they didn't have it. Is it really short?
Old 05-18-10, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by nickdawgy View Post
I was going to get this at TRU but they didn't have it. Is it really short?
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Old 05-18-10, 07:24 PM
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Re: Alan Wake

I am in love with the limited edition. Box that looks and feels like a hardcover book, a soundtrack that is actually on a CD instead of a download code, a bonus DVD, and a 150+ page book about the storyline.
Old 05-18-10, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Dean Kousoulas View Post
I am in love with the limited edition. Box that looks and feels like a hardcover book, a soundtrack that is actually on a CD instead of a download code, a bonus DVD, and a 150+ page book about the storyline.
I'd like to read all that supplemental material... would be cool
Old 05-18-10, 08:03 PM
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Re: Alan Wake

Just did the quick tutorial/dream sequence. Love the atmosphere already.
Old 05-18-10, 08:05 PM
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Just did the quick tutorial/dream sequence. Love the atmosphere already.
Same here.

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Old 05-18-10, 08:10 PM
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Re: Alan Wake

Originally Posted by Liver&Onions View Post
RENTALS ARE KILLING THE GAMING SPiRIT! WITHOUT PEOPLE BUYING GAMES THE DEVS DON'T MAKE MONEY PREVENTING ORIGINAL GAMES FROM BEING MADE!
In order to boost street cred and encourage sales of the game within certain target markets... i instead bought: アランの航跡
Old 05-18-10, 11:38 PM
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Re: Alan Wake

Finished Episode 1. Pretty awesome stuff so far!
Old 05-18-10, 11:51 PM
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Finished Episode 1. Pretty awesome stuff so far!
Aren't you glad I didnt tell you about the licensed music?
Old 05-19-10, 12:43 AM
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Re: Alan Wake

Originally Posted by Liver&Onions View Post
RENTALS ARE KILLING THE GAMING SPiRIT! WITHOUT PEOPLE BUYING GAMES THE DEVS DON'T MAKE MONEY PREVENTING ORIGINAL GAMES FROM BEING MADE!
Yes....I hope the rental market doesn't destroy this Microsoft published title that thus far has featured prominent in game advertising from Microsoft, Verizon, and Energizer. I can tell they need all the help they can get.
Old 05-19-10, 01:42 AM
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Yes....I hope the rental market doesn't destroy this Microsoft published title that thus far has featured prominent in game advertising from Microsoft, Verizon, and Energizer. I can tell they need all the help they can get.
Don't forget Ford.
Old 05-19-10, 01:46 AM
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Re: Alan Wake

Remedy's a pretty small developer and their last game Max Payne 2 was released way back in 2003. Something had to fund the 7 years working on Alan Wake
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Re: Alan Wake

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Aren't you glad I didnt tell you about the licensed music?
Yeah, only two tracks in so far, and I can already see how much thought they put into the music selections. That's why I'm waiting to finish the game before I listen to the soundtrack CD. The jukebox in the diner just makes it feel more like a real place.
Old 05-19-10, 10:13 AM
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Re: Alan Wake

According to the unscientific poll that is my friends list, RDR must have outsold this game 20:1. No one was playing this last night.

*I* would have played this last night, but Best Buy chose not to pull my pre-order off the shelf and instead sold it and every other copy to people who just walked in off the goddamn street.

I have to wonder if having the reviews hit 2-3 weeks before street date was a mistake. People were stoked when the reviews came out, then they had to wait 3 more weeks...
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Re: Alan Wake

I bought both and will play both but Alan Wake is a game that you need to block out a chunk of time and immerse yourself. RDR is a game i can pop in and screw around for 15 minutes and be done. I will probably play RDR more often because of that but Alan Wake will definitely be played and enjoyed... just like the Mass Effect games.
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Re: Alan Wake

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I have to wonder if having the reviews hit 2-3 weeks before street date was a mistake. People were stoked when the reviews came out, then they had to wait 3 more weeks...
Not as big of a mistake as releasing on the same day as RDR IMO. I have both sitting there and have been enjoying Alan Wake but still had a really hard time putting it in over RDR last night.

With the 3 week lead in they gave the full retail release version with press folks they obviously could've planned for an earlier release. I gotta think that would've been better for them had it come out any of the previous two weeks.
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Re: Alan Wake

They must have been afraid of Iron Man 2, for some silly ass reason. I even saw more people playing Split/Second than Alan Wake yesterday.
Old 05-19-10, 11:12 AM
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Re: Alan Wake

Here I thought Corvin was the only one playing Split/Second

But yeah, when I logged in I was the only one playing Wake. I hope it's successful, I've enjoyed what Remedy has done.
Old 05-19-10, 11:39 AM
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Re: Alan Wake

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Here I thought Corvin was the only one playing Split/Second
I figured I was myself.
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Re: Alan Wake

Picked this up last night, but probably won't be playing it for a while. I can already tell that RDR is going to be too hard for me to put down. At least I have another great game to look forward to playing after I finish RDR.

I'd say it was a pretty big mistake by Remedy releasing this the same day as RDR. Should have released this 3 weeks ago when reviews started coming out.

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