Rockstar News


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

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 23, 2012 8:15am PDT

Criminal 'crews' you form in Max Payne 3 will carry over into Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar VP Dan Houser has explained. Their role in GTAV wasn't explained, but in MP3 they'll be used to stoke feuds with special activities and bonuses.


"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

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 15, 2012 9:15am PDT

While it may not copy the look of the first two games, the graphic novel-inspired movie sequences of Max Payne 3 are quite unique. In a new trailer released by Rockstar Games, you'll see exactly how they look.


"Huh, his apartment looks like it's the same one from Max Payne 2."

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Max Payne 3 trailer is about a kidnapping

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 16, 2012 9:30am PST

Rockstar has been slowly revealing more about Max Payne 3. A new trailer answers one question that have gone overlooked: what kind of mess did Max get himself in this time?


"Sure, looks cool. But seems a little too serius, i mean where's the dumb thugs with a hitch ..."

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Grand Theft Auto 3 and Vice City rated for PS3

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 23, 2012 8:00am PST

The ESRB has rated both Grand Theft Auto 3 and Vice City for PS3.


"Am I the only one torn about these recent announcements? I mean, on one hand it does help for ..."

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Max Payne 3 trailer breaks out the big guns

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 18, 2012 9:15am PST

If your trigger finger has been itching since you found out Max Payne 3 was delayed, watching a new trailer focused on weapons and targeting might help sooth it.


"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]

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 17, 2012 6:00am PST

Rockstar's Max Payne 3 has shattered its planned March 2012 release window with some manner of extravagant slow-motion explosion and is now diving sideways towards a May 2012 launch, parent company Take-Two has announced.


"ShackNews.com Exclusive: Rockstar/Take-Two management confirms that they are assholes"

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GTA3 retrospective addresses lingering 9/11 rumors

By Steve Watts, Jan 06, 2012 9:00am PST

For the game's tenth anniversary, Rockstar has addressed long-standing rumors and mysteries surrounding Grand Theft Auto III, including putting to rest some ideas about what was cut due to 9/11.


Grand Theft Auto III mobile supports PC mods

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 30, 2011 8:00am PST

Both the Android and iOS editions of Grand Theft Auto III support user mods originally made for PC, cunning players have discovered. It's a bit wonky, but people have had luck bringing in new cars, textures, songs, and more.


"Man if the guys who made multi-theft auto could get that working on here that would be pretty ..."

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Field Report: Grand Theft Auto 3 (iPad)

By Xav de Matos, Dec 15, 2011 1:00pm PST

We go hands on with Grand Theft Auto 3 on iPad, the tenth anniversary release available now.


"you can use a PS3 controller on Android . Or you can use your Android pad as an accelerometer ..."

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

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 21, 2011 10:00am PST

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.


"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

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 18, 2011 7:45am PST

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.


"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

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 17, 2011 11:15am PST

Rockstar's getting technical in a new series of 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.


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

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LA Noire director blames 'bad press' for studio closure

By Steve Watts, Nov 10, 2011 12:00pm PST

LA Noire project head Brendan McNamara has commented on the Team Bondi closure, his reputation, and more.


"Telling him to his face doesn't do the good deed of warning people to stay away from what sounds ..."

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Why Cole is 'psychotic' in LA Noire

By Steve Watts, Nov 09, 2011 9:30am PST

Team Bondi's Brendan McNamara explains Cole's sudden, violent mood swings.


"What he says about suddenly expecting realism from everything else is true. LA Noire gets the ..."

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Max Payne 3 multiplayer will have story elements

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 08, 2011 9:15am PST

Dan Houser, one of Rockstar's co-founders and lead writer of Max Payne 3, hasn't revealed much on how the multiplayer will operate, but did promise that it will integrate with the main narrative.


"For the love of god....why? Another game with fucking pointless MP shoehorned in to put a ..."

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