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As big fan of narrative-driven videogames, Patrick Streutjens started writing news and articles for PayneReactor in 2003.

Returnal.

Returnal is a new PlayStation 5 exclusive videogame by Finnish videogame developer Housemarque. Housemarque is a studio you may have come to know from action-oriented, high octane shooter games grounded in the arcade genre. However, in January 2020 the studio announced…

Why it’s time to remaster the Max Payne games.

Ever since the release of Max Payne 3 the future of the Max Payne franchise has been unclear. Almost a decade has passed and there still hasn’t been any news regarding our titular hero. Fans of the slow-motion-induced action games are left…

Max Payne 3 updated: all DLC for free.

Rockstar Games has issued updates to both LA Noire and Max Payne 3 on PC. Both games no longer support 32-bit operating systems but all DLC released now comes free of charge! Max Payne 3 and LA Noire were released…

A Decade of Max Payne 3.

When Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne got released, the future of the franchise was unclear. Even though the game’s credits mentioned Max Payne’s journey through the night would continue (something akin to the older Bond movies), it…

Faden Friday.

It’s been a while since I last wrote! Although I’m sure plenty is going on at Remedy (they’re working on a lot of new games), any major news has been absent in the last few weeks. As a result, I’ve…

Control sequel seemingly in the works.

If you’re as passionate about Remedy as me, you might be aware the company released an update yesterday containing some financial statements. One of the main topics in the document is the continued success of Control. The game has managed to…

Control Ultimate Edition out now on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

The wait is over! Control Ultimate Edition is out now for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles. The Ultimate Edition consists of the base game, The Foundation (Expansion 1), AWE (Expansion 2), Expeditions mode, and all the updates released to date.…