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

CrossfireX servers closing down on May 18th.

Fans of CrossfireX are feeling a mix of sadness and disappointment as the developers announced last Friday that the servers for CrossfireX will be closing down on May 18th, 2023. Despite the hard work and dedication put into the game…

Remedy and GamesRadar talk about Alan Wake 2.

Welcome to 2023, the year in which Alan Wake 2 is scheduled for release! It seems like Remedy is slowly starting the promotional activities around the title. GamesRadar got the opportunity to talk with Remedy’s Creative Director Sam Lake and Game Director…

Where’s the Max Payne 3 Anniversary Soundtrack?

After the release of Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, it took Max nearly ten years to resurface in Max Payne 3. In May last year, we celebrated the tenth anniversary of the latter mentioned videogame. That means an equal amount…

How Control 2 might take the story forward.

A game’s plot can be just as key as its gameplay or graphics in drawing players into its worlds and keeping them engaged. A well-crafted storyline can make all the difference in creating a memorable gaming experience. Layered narratives with…

Reminiscing on the development of Max Payne with Scott Miller.

When Max Payne got released in the summer of 2001, it was a smashing success for both Remedy Entertainment and Apogee. The story of the gritty, hardboiled cop instantly put the Finnish game studio on the map. Max Payne gained critical acclaim…

Remedy and 505 Games officially announce ‘Control 2’.

Boy, oh boy. After Condor (the Control multiplayer spin-off), Alan Wake 2, and the Max Payne remakes, Remedy continues to expand its fantastic lineup of games currently in development. Remedy and 505 Games officially announced Control 2, formally dubbed Heron.…

God of War Ragnarök.

In 2018 we met with the new God of War. Kratos had left Greek mythology behind and set foot in the cold realms of the north. There he tried his best to start anew, but he and his son Atreus would soon…