GOG has a Pick 5 promo going on right now that lets you choose five PC and Mac games from a list of twenty — including Alan Wake, its pseudo-sequel American Nightmare, and indie horror game Lucius, among others — and you get your games for a crazy low price. We’re talking Alan Wake for $5, people. The promo lasts until March 19 at 5:59am EST. Head past the break for the full list of games and how to get them.
This past winter something happened that I never thought would. American Nightmare (Give Up The Ghost) got back together to play 2 shows at the end of this past December. Now whether or not they plan on pursuing the band can neither be confirmed or denied, but at the very least they are releasing a documentary for our viewing pleasure.
Now, from the trailer you can watch past the break, I can assume that a lot if not all the performance footage will be included as well as interviews with the band and all parties involved such a Chris Wrenn (Bridge Nine Records) and Jacob Bannon (Frontman for Converge and Co-owner of Deathwish Inc.) Let me say, for the record, that I couldn’t be more excited for this. American Nightmare was a big deal for me growing up and is still a big influence on me today. Now please, go and enjoy the 11 minute trailer.
Alan Wake’s no stranger to the PC, even though it took a few years to make it to that mystical world where gamers use things like mice and keyboards to play their games, its PC debut was definitely a welcome one. It should come as no surprise that the thoroughly fantastic Pulp Fiction-esque American Nightmare could soon join its predecessor on Valve’s Steam service. This news comes from the Steam forums where user xruiner89 found the title listed in the Steam registry. It’s not confirmed so hopefully something a little more official will come out soon.
Alan Wake is a busy man this month. With the first game coming to PC on the 16th and American Nightmare due out the following week on the 22nd, fans are getting plenty of thrills and psychological action this month. While those two games are definitely worth getting excited about, I’d really like to have even more Alan Wake, wouldn’t you? I know you would, and thankfully, Remedy knows this too.
Joystiq had the opportunity to speak with Remedy about the series, and it sounds like there’s a very bright — and potentially digitally distributed — future in store for Wake and friends. “Hopefully, we’ll have one or two surprises. I don’t know, I’m loving the digital [distribution] side and we’ll see how that evolves, but just being able to give people quick access to bite-size chunks of gaming” said Remedy CEO Matias Myllyrinne. READ MORE
March might look pretty great with its trio of Silent Hill games and Operation Raccoon City, but February doesn’t look too shabby either. We all known about Resident Evil: Revelations that’s prepping for its Feb 7 release on the Nintendo 3DS, and now both Alan Wake for the PC and American Nightmare have been given release dates as well. Mr. Wake’s finally making his way to PC sometime next month and the more bite-sized American Nightmare is releasing on Feb 22. Now all we need is another Alan Wake to be announced with a 2012 release date and we’ll have three Silent Hills, three Resident Evils, and three Alan Wakes. Wouldn’t that be amazing?
To help you make the tough decisions of what to buy and what to wait on, I’ve included a handy list of all the upcoming horror games coming out over the next couple months. No need to thank me, it’s my job. But seriously, you better thank me. READ MORE