Patrick

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

The dawn of a new generation.

Two of the three major players in the videogame console industry will soon be taking it head-to-head. We’re referencing to Sony and Microsoft here. The two iron giants both revealed plans late last year to release their new console platforms…

Why I keep wasting time in Destiny 2.

Something unprecedented happened this week. I’ve hit a major personal milestone. Since release, I’ve spent over 500 hours with Bungie’s Destiny 2. It’s by far the most amount of time I’ve ever put into one videogame. My playtime is in stark…

How Control’s Ashtray Maze level was made.

One of Control’s ambitious levels is, without a doubt, the Ashtray Maze. If you’ve played Control from start to finish this level will leave a lasting impression. In the game, the maze functions as some sort of “lock”. Preventing you…

PayneReactor turns blue!

Welcome to a new year! 2020 is going to be an exciting year for Remedy fans. Rachel over at The Sudden Stop has written an excellent article called “What to look forward to in 2020“, which is but a preview…

The Control expeditions speedrun competition.

The newly released Expeditions mode for Control is being well received by the community. Expeditions require the player to complete a visit to The Formation within a limited amount of time. Once you’re in, you have 25 minutes to complete…

Control wins ‘Best Art Direction’ at The Game Awards.

Last night, Control managed to win the ‘Best Art Direction’ award at The Game Awards 2019. Ikumi Nakamura had the honors of announcing the winner in this category. Remedy’s Thomas Puha (Communications Director) and Mikael Kasurinen (Game Director) rushed to…

Expeditions are available now, first DLC arrives March 2020.

Sneakily announced during The Game Awards ceremony, the Expeditions mode for Control is available starting today! The new end-game mode is free & part of the ‘December Update’ (1.06 on PlayStation, 1.06 on the Epic Games Store, and 1.0.0.8 on…