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12 months ago

Feature: Father bullet-time

Have You Played… Max Payne 3?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. The farther time drifts away from the release of Max Payne 3 [official site] the more I appreciate what Rockstar tried to do with it. I hated the idea when it was announced. “Max in Brazil? BALD?!? WITH A BEARD?!?!?!” I don't think I've ever been…

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3 years ago

6 years ago

Rockstar Minimizes Max Payne 3’s DLC

[Scene: a darkened alleyway. MAX PAYNE struggles to stand, clearly dazed and more-than-slightly drunk.] Ugh, what happened? How did it get his bad? One moment, I was riding high in Brazil and taking the nearest highway exit onto easy street. And the next...? My sales had gone south, and I'd swerved into the seedy gutter of an industry where three million shipped units is barely…

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Oho: Max Payne 3 Cheaters Forced To Play Against Other

Apparently, the ability to slow the passage of time - perhaps mankind's most potent enemy of all - wasn't enough for some Max Payne 3 players. They needed more an edge. An upper hand. A fool-proof means of killing you and your fun. So, of course, they added the requisite loadout of cheats and hacks to their arsenals, and now honest players are getting quite Mad…

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Max Payne 3 PC Launch Trailer Focuses On Max’s Pain

Max Payne 3 is coming to PC today! (Jim's review should turn up next week.) If your consolebox-owning friends are incredibly dedicated to taunting you, they may have already beaten it somewhere in the realm of 22.4 times by now - assuming they're playing in shifts. But I don't imagine the image they have irreparably seared into their retinas looks anywhere near this nice. Rockstar's…

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Feature: Between Accident And Animation

Stop Making Scenes: Against Cinema In Games

'Cinematic' should rightfully be a dirty word when discussing games and yet Max Payne 3's marketing wears it proudly, like a sweat-stained vest or an inappropriately jaunty tie. A cutscene is cinematic, every detail and angle just so, no room for accident or deviation, but to aspire to a ‘cinematic’ experience during play is to ignore so much of what makes experiences within a game…

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Max Payne 3’s Launch Trailer Is A Week Early

Maybe the launch trailer arrived before the game because Max Payne 3, like it's titular bearded/cleanshaven renegade cop/angry vest, is currently diving toward its release date in slow motion. It really wants to be on your hard drive, honest it does, but it wants to arrive in style and preferably while shooting sixteen guns simultaneously into every other game you have installed in order to…

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Rockstar Reboots Social Club, Free Max Payne Comic

To support the much-hyped launch of Max Payne 3, and attendant multiplayer facets, the clever bees of Rockstar have reworked their Social Club functionality, overhauling the whole thing for Max players. They report that their new outing will include "custom personal Social Club user profiles, an all-new Friends system with public and direct messaging, the ability to link in and login with your Facebook and…

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Of Jumping And Guns: Rockstar Outlines Max Payne DLC

Yes, there are multiple implications in that headline. You may read into them how ever you please. See, if you take a moment to consider the current state of your life and the world around you, you'll probably come to a shocking realization: Max Payne 3's gun-calloused caress has yet to gleefully clasp hands with your itchy trigger finger. You are painfully aware of your…

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Good News, Bad News: Max Payne 3 Trailer, System Reqs

Normally, those of us imbued with the strange power to manipulate RPS' frontpage into whatever form we see fit (usually PC gaming articles, but sometimes, a giraffe!) don't go all starry-eyed over system requirements. Nowadays, all the nitty gritty bits and bobs generally add up to "Yes, it will run decently on a mid-range PC or better; no, it will not run on a toaster,…

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It’s (Bullet) Time For Another Max Payne 3 Trailer

Oh to be a bullet. To exist in a momentary, frequently black-and-white world free of complications or petty concerns. Point A to point B. That'd be my entire lightning-quick existence, but I'd get to savor ever slow-mo second - probably while shouting "wheeeeeeeeeeeee!" Max Payne 3, at least, offers a glimpse into this hot leaden utopia, but at what cost? Pretty much none, as it…

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Max Payne 3’s Multiplayer In (Slow) Motion

Hello, you. The unseasonably warm afternoons seem to be making the hivemind sleepy. Personally I've been in a trance for the best part of an hour, just staring off into the blue skies overhead. Mmm. Is that jazz playing from an open window? But then everything suddenly came back into focus and I realised there were videos to be blogged. And we all like to…

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Your Guide To All The Max Payne 3 Rumours

For months now, the internet has been buzzing with speculation about what secrets forthcoming man-shooting game Max Payne 3 might contain. So very many questions are left to be answered by this third part of the epic, twisting saga of shooting a lot of men in the face in slow motion, and we've had to wait long, agonising years to discover how it all ends.…

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7 years ago

Feature: On Steam, I walk with you

Sleep Talking: Alan Wake Interview

Earlier this week I spoke with Oskari Häkkinen, head of franchise development at Remedy, about the PC release of Alan Wake. We talked about the importance of PC gaming to the Remedy team, drawing inspiration from popular culture and whether Alan's further adventures will be following close behind.

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Ooh! A Max Payne 3 Release Date And Trailer

Max Payne 3: Bullet Gargles finally has a PC release date. I thought I'd be cool and mark the June 1st release on my calendar by shooting at the date, marking the special occasion with a bullet hole, but then I realised it's out on the 29th of May in North America. I tried to flip the calendar over with another bullet, but things got…

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