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Max Payne 3 multiplayer trailer enters bullet time

Max Payne 3 multiplayer trailer enters bullet time

Multiplayer bullet time is one of the shooty treats shown off in a new Max Payne 3 trailer focusing on its online action, along with the 'Gang Wars' and 'Payne Killer' modes. If you've been skeptical of the formerly single-player series picking up multiplayer, have a butcher's and see what you make of it.

Watch: Multiplayer action »

"I think judging by the trailers, MP3 will still be awesome despite being made by someone other ..."
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Max Payne 3 multiplayer 'crews' carry over into GTA V

Max Payne 3 multiplayer 'crews' carry over into GTA V

Max Payne 3's multiplayer will have players form 'crews' to engage in dastardly gangland deeds, but leaving the game isn't as simple as stopping playing. These criminal associations will carry over into Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar has revealed, so you can easily keep playing with the same hoodlums when the open-world murder simulator launches.

Read more: Thanks to Rockstar's Social Club network »

"Just keep SP and MP separated. None of that ME3 crap. ME1 was the best one by far anyway."
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Max Payne 3's comic-inspired cutscenes revealed

Max Payne 3's comic-inspired cutscenes revealed

When I previewed Max Payne 3 last year, I applauded the game's cinematic cutscenes. While it may not copy the look of the first two games, the graphic novel-inspired movie sequences are quite unique, thanks to dynamic text overlays, and Michael Mann-inspired camera and lighting work. In a new trailer released by Rockstar Games, you'll see exactly how they look.

Watch: 'Trouble always seems to find us' »

"Huh, his apartment looks like it's the same one from Max Payne 2."
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Max Payne 3 holds contest for gravestones

Max Payne 3 holds contest for gravestones

Outside of Tom Sawyer and Ebeneezer Scrooge, most people don't get to see their own gravestone. You'll be able to get at least a virtual funeral with a contest for Max Payne 3. The game is holding a promotion with GameStop stores to let your name appear on a headstone in the "Cemetery" multiplayer map.

Read more: Grave has some Social Club spots open »

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First Max Payne 3 PC screenshots surface

First Max Payne 3 PC screenshots surface

Though still getting ready for a May 29 release in North America (and June 1 in Europe), Rockstar Vancouver has unveiled the first PC-specific screenshots for Max Payne 3. The shots show off an incredible amount of detail, and feature Max with hair, Max without hair, and Max in a tense showdown with a member of a gang called the Crachá Preto. Roughly translated from Portuguese, the name means something along the lines of "Black Badge."

Check out: Max Payne 3's first PC screenshots »

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Max Payne 3 trailer is about a kidnapping

Max Payne 3 trailer is about a kidnapping

Fans have had a lot of questions about Max Payne's return to gaming. Can Rockstar do it without Remedy at the helm? Why is Max bald? Why is he in Brazil? And is it still noir?

While Rockstar has been slowly answering these questions, there's one question that have gone overlooked: what kind of mess did Max get himself in this time?

Watch: 'Pulled deeper into a web of violence' »

"Sure, looks cool. But seems a little too serius, i mean where's the dumb thugs with a hitch ..."
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Max Payne 3 trailer breaks out the big guns

Max Payne 3 trailer breaks out the big guns

Have you found yourself preoccupied with thoughts of diving through windows and shooting men in slow-motion? Don't worry, now that Max Payne 3 has been delayed, that's perfectly natural. Simply watch the new trailer focused on weapons and targeting, and you'll find any itching in your trigger finger will soon subside.

Watch: Pew pew! »

"Tony Scott movie I always thought. But yeah, it looks so fucking serious, none of that ..."
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Max Payne 3 delayed into May [updated]

Max Payne 3 delayed into May [updated]

[Update: 09:53] Rockstar has told Shacknews that it has no official comment on why Max Payne 3 is hitting PC a fortnight after consoles.

[Original] Rockstar's Max Payne 3 has dove sideways in slow-motion through its planned March 2012, shattering it, and is now heading towards a May launch, parent company Take-Two has announced. The extra time will be used, naturally, to properly finish the game.

Read more: PC release two weeks after console editions >>

"ShackNews.com Exclusive: Rockstar/Take-Two management confirms that they are assholes"
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Max Payne 3 invites fan faces for multiplayer

Max Payne 3 invites fan faces for multiplayer

Now that Rockstar has detailed the multiplayer in Max Payne 3, the company is building faces to occupy those story-based sequences. To that end, they're opening a "casting call" to let your mug appear in the game.

Read more: How to enter »

"Hehe, makes me think of people sending in their best "straining" face! "
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Max Payne 3 'Gang Wars' multiplayer detailed

Max Payne 3 'Gang Wars' multiplayer detailed

The first details of what we can expect from Max Payne 3's new multiplayer mode have finally surfaced. As promised, the developer is keen on keeping the series' narrative focus intact. The newly-announced "Gang Wars" mode serves as the focal point for MP3 multiplayer, and will offer a series of story-connected sequences that determine each round's objective.

Read more: Objectives change based on round performance »

"This sounds really cool. I'm surprised there aren't more comments here..."
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Max Payne 3 dev talks Euphoria engine tweaks

Max Payne 3 dev talks Euphoria engine tweaks

Max Payne 3 is the next step for the series, but also serves a broader purpose as Rockstar's next evolution of using the Euphoria engine. Since committing to use Euphoria for its games, Rockstar has been making strides with the physics engine to create more realistic reactions.

"I think we had a good jump from GTA4 to Red Dead, and you're going to see another good jump from Red Dead to Max," said art director Rob Nelson.

Read more: Euphoria effect is 'really how much effort you put into that' »

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Max Payne 3 DLC outed by GameStop promo

Max Payne 3 DLC outed by GameStop promo

Max Payne 3 isn't due until March 2012, but we already know a bit about one piece of downloadable content coming post-launch. GameStop announced today that its pre-order bonus for the game is early access to the Cemetery multiplayer map (pictured above).

Read more: Cemetery map 'weeks before' publicly available »

"Well, but, there's no time to just include that content for everyone on the disc! I can't do ..."
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Max Payne 3 special edition available until January, costs $100

Max Payne 3 special edition available until January, costs $100

Rockstar is attempting to make its upcoming "special edition" of Max Payne 3 truly special, by enforcing a pre-order cutoff date. From now until January 15, you'll be able to lay down $100 on a premium bundle that includes the game, a 10" tall Max Payne statue created by TriForce, a series of original art prints, a bullet-shaped keychain, the official soundtrack, and a bundle of multiplayer DLC.

Read more: The return of Mona Sax »

"the future of gaming is free to play games where you have to pay for anything beyond the first ..."
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Rockstar focusing on smaller DLC in the future

Rockstar focusing on smaller DLC in the future

Rockstar Games, like the rest of the industry, has been learning about what makes DLC successful. For example, the sizable expansion packs for Grand Theft Auto IV may have been too big and too expensive for their own good. "Maybe $10 is a more exciting price point," Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser admitted.

Grand Theft Auto IV's two expansion packs--The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony--greatly underperformed, in spite of critical acclaim. "I think the two GTA episodes, from a creative standpoint, were absolutely fantastic. We are very, very, very proud of them."

Read more: Max Payne 3 DLC plans »

"So sad, it just takes us a while to play it all--but it's still an awesome package. The two GTA ..."
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Max Payne 3 trailer shows off bullet time tech

Max Payne 3 trailer shows off bullet time tech

Rockstar's getting technical in a new series of Max Payne 3 trailers, kicking off with a look at its targeting, bullet time, animation, and AI. You needn't even ask: yes, things do get shot and explode in slow-motion.

Max Payne 3's "extremely detailed" animation system blends thousands of animations, the trailer explains, and uses the Euphoria tech (as seen in Grand Theft Auto IV and Red Dead Redemption) to make things fall over nicely. Make Max twist and follow the crosshair with his movements, and you have a man who looks great shooting other men. Slightly less great when he's bald, mind.

Watch: Side-dives and slow-mo »

"If I see any chest high walls in this game I am going to go on a murderous rampage"
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