Alan Wake -PC Release date-Today 02/16/12 “About Time”

Today Alan Wake releases for all the PC gamers still out there.

Price=$29.99 on Steam and is also released retail at Gamestop and other online retailers. “Unlocks in Steam in approximately 2 hours”  That’s 13:00 Eastern time 02/16.

Announced I beleive at CES 2005 for the 360 & PC only to have the PC version scrapped later on. Microsoft used some lame excuse that some games were meant to be played on a couch?  WTF does that mean?  I always assumed it was gamers preference where they chose to play.

Remedy’s response was not the same as M$ but unfortunately they were most likely stuck in a 2 year exclusive contract with M$ for the 360 version. Fast Forward January 2012 2 years after 360 release Remedy announces Feburary release date for PC at a great price point with all the DLC included and of course better detail and resolutions. And those who are hating Games for Windows Live. Remedy is self publishing the game so Live is NOT attached to the title for PC. Personally Live doesn’t bother me I’d have got it for PC if it was attached. I disagree with M$ lame excuses and surely dislike thier so called participation in the PC gaming alliance. A joke in it self.

I went for a hard copy and have installed and played a bit with Alan and It does look alot better on PC you can see they did have this developed for PC long ago the Detail set at max 8xAA ,16xAF everything maxed with vSync on runs smooth as butter. It is a 2 year old game and may likely explain the reason it runs so smoothly. But It really does look and play great so far.  I’ve played the 360 version and can say using Mouse & Keyboard works well I find the response of the mouse is quick 360 version didn’t move as quickly.

Although I played 360 version to finish i’m going to take the time to complete the PC version.

I was going to post comparison screens but there are more than enough of those on every other page so why bother.

Here;s a link to PC gamer doing comparison shots for those interested:

Update 02/21/2012 18:26 Eastern Time: From Remedy Alan Wake was #1 in Sales this past weekend on Steam and broke even in under 48 hours:) That’s great! I did my share and purchased Alan Wake on Steam. If you like the game and happened to do a test run by getting it through Bittorrent do the right thing and buy it it’s only $29.99 not over priced like the rest at $59.99.

Remedy CEO Msg to thank all Fans on PC.

This was taken from Steam forums and was NOT originally posted here.

“First of all, apologies, as I don’t post here nearly as often as I should! Fortunately, my wonderful colleagues keep this space alive and stay in dialogue with you, the fans (tips hat to Mikki, Markus, Peter Pap, AJ and Co.)
So what brings me here now? Well, I came to work this morning to see and hear about the unbelievable success of the PC version of Alan Wake. WTF!!! It was #1 on Steam this weekend! That’s a big deal. And this time, instead of crawling into the small space in the corner of my office to weep tears of joy (that same space I generally use for weeping over things I can’t affect) I instead decided to be a little more productive and say something to you guys, from me and on behalf of my team, about how we feel.
We made it a priority to create the best PC version of the game we possibly could, as opposed to a sloppy port we ourselves would hate to play, and judging by the amount of encouragement and positive feedback that has been pouring in, that’s really paid off! Rest assured that we are still listening to your requests and will maintain efforts to make necessary updates to the build now that it’s been released.
So as you well know, just before last weekend we finally managed to release Alan Wake on PC. The response has been quite overwhelming, despite the fact that it took time to get it in the hands of gamers. (Yes, we remember your initial excitement, we remember your petition… and I remember spending time in that same corner mentioned earlier.) Those that have followed us over the 18 years we have been making games will know our heritage in PC and PC gaming. We have always wanted to do a PC version of Alan Wake and with the go-ahead and blessing from Microsoft we started to work hard on creating a version that PC gamers deserve.
So I want to thank our team for all the effort they put into this, I want to thank our partner Nitro Games for development help and doing a lot of the heavy lifting, and I want to thank Microsoft for their support with the original Alan Wake and for their blessing to self-publish this title, which we appreciate a lot. But most of all I’m here to just plain and simply thank all of you. Without you and your continued support we wouldn’t be the company we are today, and we wouldn’t be able to come to work every day to create the story-driven experiences we love. This is our job, but entertaining you is our passion!
We’re a small company and all this means a lot to us.I speak on behalf of everyone at Remedy when I say that we are very thankful and humbled by your overwhelmingly response.
Cheers guys! Matias – CEO
P.s oh well, now I went and got myself all emotional! I may just pop over to that corner after all… “

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