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PC gaming has been declared dead time and time again over the years, but developer Remedy has just shown that there's still a large market for games on the ol' desktop. The company proclaimed today that its highly-rated $29.99 self-published port of the psychological thriller Alan Wake was the number one selling game on Steam last weekend, and, more importantly, that it recouped its entire development and marketing expenses for the port within 48 hours of its release on the 16th.

http://www.theverge.com/2012/2/21/2815031/alan-wake-pc-gaming-sales
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It actually proves people are willing to pay reasonable prices biggrin.gif
     
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Wake up Activision...
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Played this on a console and really enjoyed it. Glad to hear its doing well on the PC.
    
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Because it was only $30. Would not pay $90 for it like BF3 or Skyrim.
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Wish they made more games like this. I was so immerse in game. I was playing last night w/ lights off, 3D vision and surround sound. It was around 3 am. The game made me jump so many times. I started to feel paranoid lol. I didn't have such a good thrill since Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

Best time to play this game is stay up all night until you're about to fall asleep then put this game on. biggrin.gif

I will definitely pay $30 for another Alan Wake game. thumb.gif

edited: Also, i wish there was an option to turn off shadows for 3D vision to work properly
Edited by Landon Heat - 2/22/12 at 12:08am
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People have to remember that this game is just a port of the 360 game. The actual costs allocated to developing the game have been allocated to the 360 version. These costs are just how much it cost to port to pc 2 years later. If this game was 60$ but came out at the same time as the 360 version, I doubt it would have sold well.
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It probably only costed them 30 dollars to port the gme to Pc in the first place tongue.gif

The cutscenes are compressed videos from the 360 version
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I don't really get how "PC gaming is alive and well" if this is just a console port...

Back when PC gaming was alive and well, Max Payne 2 sold very poorly. I always thought that was odd, as everybody was playing it and loving it. I guess that's when piracy was really getting rampant.
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Yeah honestly their development costs for porting to PC should have been extremely low. I'm sure they inflated the cost with 'Quality Control' testing but recompiling and adding a few controller/graphics options was probably accomplished within a week.
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