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Alan Wake 2 (2023)

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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

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No, not what I was referring to. I just subtracted the IC from ICYMI.
Ah.
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

Alan Wake 2: Wake Up
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

Originally Posted by OldBoy
Alan Wake 2: Wake Up

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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

Originally Posted by RocShemp
LOL, LMAO, ROTFL and to a lesser extent SMH? Those I know to be pretty common. But ICYMI is new to me.

Anyway... This game looks really good and I look forward to it. As for a lack of a physical copy, with games I'm okay with it cos I own the file and can back it up. Unlike streaming (be it movies, TV, music, or games).
lol, well trust me, I'm looking down at ya and I was joking as well.

I'm a physical copy person - I even got back into buying vinyl records recently as well. OF course I'll still buy it digitally as I love the game. A lot of people seem to think it's just there way of double dipping as they believe a collectors edition disc will be released down the road.
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

Here's a collectible for ya.

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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

Nice Troll Remedy
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

I really hate when the punchline of a nicely set-up joke is ruined by the You Tube thumbnail.
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

Looks like it's not a joke.
Remedy Entertainment Plc | Press release June 1, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. (EEST)


Alan Wake 2 X Airam – Airam’s iconic thermos bottle takes on the look of the globally popular Alan Wake video game



The Finnish lighting company Airam and gaming company Remedy Entertainment have worked together to create a unique Oh Deer Diner thermos bottle. This collaboration between Alan Wake 2 X Airam combines Finnish design, storytelling, and everyday quality. The limited edition Oh Deer Diner thermos is part of the highly anticipated launch of the Alan Wake 2 video game and will be launched in September 2023.



Oh Deer Diner Thermos by Airam reveal video



The cooperation was inspired by the award-winning and popular game Alan Wake, which was first released in 2010. This story-driven action-adventure game successfully combined horror and ambience with a memorable story.



After a long wait, the game’s sequel, Alan Wake 2, will be released on October 17th, 2023. The Oh Deer Diner thermos, as part of the new game launch, is the first time Airam’s classic thermos collaborates with another brand.



“The thermos bottle has become a notorious little detail that has achieved cult status among the Alan Wake player community. Fans remember the achievement in the original game which the player earned after finding 100 hidden thermos bottles. In the sequel, the thermos plays a significantly more important role. This got us excited about the idea of creating an authentic Oh Deer Diner thermos for our fans,” says Remedy’s Communications Director Thomas Puha.



“At Remedy, we really value Finnish design sensibilities, which is what the iconic Airam thermos bottle also represents, so this collaboration was obvious to us,” says Puha.



Behind the Alan Wake 2 X Airam collaboration is the design work of two prominent Finnish companies. The sequel to Alan Wake is the result of years of work by the Remedy development team. Airam’s red thermos bottles, on the other hand, have been a part of Finns’ everyday life for decades. The goal was to turn the game’s thermos bottle into a real physical, high-quality extension of the gaming experience for fans.



“The Oh Deer Diner thermos is an example of a fan product designed with authenticity and quality first in mind. We are happy with how a nearly 90-year-old classic product gets a new generation look inspired by a video game,” says Airam’s Marketing Director Elina Tolonen.


The limited edition of Oh Deer Diner thermos bottles



The appearance of the Oh Deer Diner thermos bottle is completely true to the light blue patinated thermos bottle of the Alan Wake video game series. In terms of design and features, the thermos bottle of the limited edition corresponds to Airam’s traditional 0.45 liter bottle with a high-quality glass interior.



Airam’s red thermos bottle has a long history in Finns’ everyday life. The production of thermos bottles began in Helsinki in the 1930s. Vacuum technology was already used in the manufacturing of incandescent light bulbs, and the same technology could also be used in the manufacturing of thermos bottles. Today, Airam has moved from incandescent light bulbs to LEDs and smart lighting, but the iconic thermos is still a quality product loved by Finns.



The Oh Deer Diner thermos bottle produced in cooperation will be available as a limited-edition item from selected retailers from September 2023. In Finland, the Alan Wake 2 X Airam collaboration thermos is sold by K-Citymarket, Prisma, Kärkkäinen, Verkkokauppa.com, VPD Pelikauppa, Pick N Pay and Eurohamsteri. In addition, the special edition thermos can be ordered from the Remedy Store at https://store.remedygames.com/ and from Amazon at amazon.se,amazon.de,amazon.co.uk.



AIRAM ELECTRIC



Airam Electric Oy Ab is a Finnish family-owned company founded in 1921 and is traditionally known for its comprehensive selection of lamps, luminaries and smart lighting solutions for electrical professionals and consumers. The product range also includes electrical accessories, decorative lights and leisure products, such as the iconic red thermos bottle. Airam and Airam SmartHome products are sold by well-equipped food, non-food and DIY stores throughout the country. Read more: airam.fi.



REMEDY ENTERTAINMENT



Remedy Entertainment Plc is a pioneering, globally renowned video game company founded in 1995 and headquartered in Finland with an office in Stockholm, Sweden. Known for its story-driven and visually stunning action games, Remedy has created multiple successful, critically acclaimed franchises such as Control, Alan Wake and Max Payne. Remedy also develops its own Northlight® game engine and tools technology that powers many of its games. The company employs over 370 game industry professionals from 34 different countries. Remedy’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki’s official list. Read more: remedygames.com.



For more information



Elina Tolonen, Marketing Director, Airam Electric Oy Ab

[email protected], +358 40 539 3004



Thomas Puha, Communications Director, Remedy Entertainment Plc

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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

Alan Wake 2: Woke
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

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Alan Wake 2: Wake Up

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Alan Wake 2: Woke

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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

Looks amazing. Can't wait for this.
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

More gameplay (including the original vid) - Sam probably should have changed his voice a little, all I hear is Max Payne lol:

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Delayed to Oct 27th (previously Oct 17th)
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Was that Max Payne briefly confronting Alan Wake? Cos there's this whole fan theory that MP is actually a character from AW's books.
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

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Was that Max Payne briefly confronting Alan Wake? Cos there's this whole fan theory that MP is actually a character from AW's books.
Sam Lake (who voiced Max Payne and whose image was used in the original games) plays an FBI agent in this game along with the chick protagonist you play. See my post of the first gameplay footage in this thread - he's one of the FBI agents. It literally sounds like Sam is using his Max Payne voice in the game but for right now, I would have to say that's just his FBI Character that confronted Wake.
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Sam Lake (who voiced Max Payne and whose image was used in the original games) plays an FBI agent in this game along with the chick protagonist you play. See my post of the first gameplay footage in this thread - he's one of the FBI agents. It literally sounds like Sam is using his Max Payne voice in the game but for right now, I would have to say that's just his FBI Character that confronted Wake.
I noticed Sam Lake's likeness, but he's never voiced Max Payne. That honor goes to James McCaffrey (who also did the mocap for Max Payne 3). Interesting that Sam Lake is modelling a new character (even though Timothy Gibbs replaced him as Max Payne's model in Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne).
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

Reviews are outstanding for this:
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

Originally Posted by RocShemp
I noticed Sam Lake's likeness, but he's never voiced Max Payne. That honor goes to James McCaffrey (who also did the mocap for Max Payne 3). Interesting that Sam Lake is modelling a new character (even though Timothy Gibbs replaced him as Max Payne's model in Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne).
Ah yes, I stand corrected. Thank you.
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

Glad it turned out good. As I just got Spider-Man 2, Assassin's Creed Mirage and SMB Wonder, I have zero time to get into this game right now. Hopefully there will be a discount on it before the end of the year. The pre-order bonuses look skipable.
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

it wouldn't matter if i had each game on a different system, right? i have AW1 on Xbox, so just wondering if anything would carry over from first. i don't think so as i haven't read anything, but can't hurt to ask.
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

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it wouldn't matter if i had each game on a different system, right? i have AW1 on Xbox, so just wondering if anything would carry over from first. i don't think so as i haven't read anything, but can't hurt to ask.
It's not the kind of game that has multiple endings or decision-making branches. Everyone had the same outcome for Alan Wake. So no, your previous game has no bearing on this new one.
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Figured. Thx.
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Originally Posted by Decker
It's not the kind of game that has multiple endings or decision-making branches. Everyone had the same outcome for Alan Wake. So no, your previous game has no bearing on this new one.
Well plot-wise he'd probably get more out of playing the original (and the American Nightmare DLC) than relying solely on any recap the sequel might offer. But, yeah, I bet you could still jump into this one and get caught up easily nonetheless. Or he could dive into the original after finishing the sequel, treating the former as a prequel.

Speaking of prequels (and slightly off topic), what ever happened to the live action prequel series that was being developed for this franchise?

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