Patrick

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As big fan of narrative-driven videogames, Patrick Streutjens started writing news and articles for PayneReactor in 2003. He also has a career at Taiwanese computer manufacturer MSI as an International Marketing & Communication Officer.

The first 13 minutes of Control.

We’re mere days away from the release of Control and it seems marketing surrounding the game is peaking. Today, IGN and Remedy revealed they’re planning to dedicate the entire month of July to further promote Control with all sorts of…

Remedy in full control of Alan Wake franchise.

An interesting announcement was published today, as Remedy revealed trough a press-release it has acquired the publishing rights to Alan Wake. Those rights were previously owned by Microsoft and prevented the title from being released on rivaling platforms. Remedy has…

Community Override.

Just hours ago, Remedy’s Community Manager Vida Starčević took the (fictional) stage for another Control livestream. She was joined by Communication Director Thomas Puha, Game Director Mikael Kasurinen and Narrative Designer Brooke Maggs. On the center of the stage was…

How to fight the Hiss.

Only a few more weeks until Control will finally be in our hands. Those who were lucky enough to play it already (either during the media tours, influencer trips or at the E3 Expo) all seem to agree the experience…

The Stem audio system, as used in Max Payne 3 & Control.

While it received generally positive acclaim by videogame media, fans of the Max Payne franchise remain divided to this day whether or not to like the different tonal direction of Rockstar Games’ Max Payne 3. That game has been with…

A plethora of awards & the E3 Coliseum.

Yesterday was the last day of E3 2019 and even though events were wrapping up there’s still a lot to talk about. Firstly, it’s a common thing for gaming media to awards promising our outstanding games with awards so their…

Marvelous to publish Control in Japan.

E3 is happening in full force! We’re about half way in and while most of the major announcements have already been revealed, some interesting and smaller details are still seeping in. Playstation Japan revealed in their blog the Hiss are…