Read “Fight and Flight”: Issue #3 of the Max Payne 3 Comic

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The final chapter in the 3-part Max Payne 3 Comic Series produced by Marvel is now available as a free download from the Max Payne 3 website.

Issue #3: “Fight and Flight” brings Max’s story full circle, revealing more about his days as a young cadet and aspiring police officer, his early successes on the force, and ultimately to the events that led to his chance meeting with Passos in Walton’s Bar during Chapter 4 of Max Payne 3.

“Fight and Flight” is written by Dan Houser and Remedy’s Sam Lake, and features pencils and inks by Fernando Blanco.

If you need to get up to speed on the previous issues, you can check them all out at www.rockstargames.com/maxpayne3/comics or pick them up for your iPhone, iPad or Android device through iTunes, ComiXology and ComicsPlus.

Taking Aim at Cheaters in Max Payne 3 | Rockstar Games

We’re aware that a small minority of players are spoiling the Max Payne 3 multiplayer experience for honest players with cheats and hacks, and while certain issues will be dealt with in forthcoming title updates, today we’d like to make it clear that anyone using these nefarious methods will be dealt with.
Anyone found to have used hacked saves, modded games, or other exploits to gain an unfair advantage in Max Payne 3 Multiplayer, or to circumvent the leaderboards will be quarantined from all other players into a “Cheaters Pool”, where they’ll only be able to compete in multiplayer matches with other confirmed miscreants. In the event we decide to absolve any of these cheaters for their past transgressions they may re-enter play with the general public, however a second offense will result in their indefinite banishment. In either case, we will be removing invalid leaderboard entries to ensure that the players at the top of the charts have earned their spots fairly.
If you see anyone in Max Payne 3 multiplayer using invincibility hacks, infinite adrenaline, score cheating or doing anything else suspicious, just send us an email at maxpayne3.banhammer@rockstargames.com and include the following:
  • Platform (PC, PS3 or Xbox 360)
  • Cheater’s Gamertag / ID
  • Description of the violation
  • If possible, please include concrete evidence, such as a video or a screenshot

Please do not use the previous email address we had in place for Red Dead Redemption, as that is only for past games, and do not use this or any other comment thread to post names of suspected cheaters. Note that we do not ban players for using legitimate tactics to which some players may object, such as camping.  If you are experiencing in-game harassment over voice chat, please block the player and report the Gamertag or PSN ID directly to Microsoft or Sony.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation in helping to keep Max Payne 3 Multiplayer on the up-and-up.

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Max Payne 3: The Official Soundtrack – Now Available on iTunes

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Today, you can download Max Payne 3: The Official Soundtrack on iTunes.
The original soundtrack for Max Payne 3 is composed by HEALTH, the L.A. noise band whose non-symmetrical sounds have garnered critical acclaim from the music press and fans around the world. Mixing their signature percussive undertones and synth effects, HEALTH has created a dark and driving soundscape that perfectly reflect Max’s blurred and frayed mental state. HEALTH discard conventional balanced compositions and inject their signature melancholy noise pop into a score that helps propel Max as he transitions between his dark present and tragic past, giving each their own distinctive feel, while staying true to the heavy atmosphere of the Max Payne series.

The Official Soundtrack also includes Emicida’s “9 Circulos” as a special bonus track – a powerful and socially conscious original song created by the acclaimed Brazilian MC especially for Max Payne 3.

Full tracklisting:

1. SAMPA
2. SHELLS
3. PAINKILLER
4. BLASPHEMY
5. MAX NJ
6. TORTURE
7. MAX DOCKS
8. THE GIRL
9. MAX KILL
10. +90
11. FABIANA
12. MAX FAVELA
13. DEAD
14. GUNS
15. MAX PANAMA
16. THE IMPERIAL PALACE
17. 16 230
18. U.F.E.
19. COMBAT DRUGS
20. PILLS
21. FUTURE
22. MAX FINALE
23. BIRTH
24. SEVERIN
25. PAIN
26. TEARS
27. 9 Circulos (Bonus Track) – Emicida

Rockstar Games Teams Up with Major League Gaming to Bring You The Max Payne 3 Pro Exhibition

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The Rockstar New England logo, a division of Rockstar Games. Português: O logotipo da Rockstar New England, uma divisão da Rockstar Games. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

16 players to compete for $30k at MLG Arena in NYC; Competition to be broadcast May 14 online atwww.majorleaguegaming.com and www.rockstargames.com

NEW YORK, May 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce The  Max Payne 3 Pro Exhibition in association with Major League Gaming (MLG) that was held on May 5, 2012 in New York City will be broadcast online at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 14, 2012 at  http://www.majorleaguegaming.com and  http://www.rockstargames.com. For the first time ever, Rockstar Games has teamed up with MLG’s elite professional players for an exhibition tournament hosted by MLG and featuring the competitive debut of  Max Payne 3 multiplayer.

“We designed  Max Payne 3  multiplayer to be easily accessible, yet deep and sophisticated enough for competitive players to enjoy,” said Jeronimo Barrera, VP of Product Development of Rockstar Games. “Now we’re teaming up with MLG to let the best players in the world attack it.”

MLG teams and pros fought it out in 4 vs. 4 Team Matches and Deathmatch tournaments, with Rockstar’s development team on-hand to coach and strategize with teams. The 16 selected players were competing for a total cash prize purse of $30,000. Featured players include:

  • Strongside – Mike Cavanaugh
  • Nadeshot – Matt Haag
  • Walshy – David Walsh
  • Gandhi – Scott Lussier
  • Tsquared – Tom Taylor
  • Scump – Seth Abner
  • Hastro – Mike Rufail
  • CDNthe3rd – Caeser Noriega
  • Nickmercs – Nicholas Kolcheff
  • Cream – Ken Lawson
  • MrsViolence – Kelly Ristigian
  • xJawz – Samuel Joseph Betesh
  • Predator – Gabriel Figueroa
  • CDjr – Emmanuel Brito
  • Stainville – Tosh-Mcgruder-Cummings
  • Aches – Patrick Price

About the Max Payne series

The original  Max Payne game released to critical acclaim in 2001 for its groundbreaking Bullet Time-based shooting mechanics, dark atmosphere and complex story about a cop on the edge, fighting for justice and his own survival on the streets of New York. Its sequel,  Max Payne 2The Fall of  Max Payne was released to further critical acclaim in 2003.

The series returns in 2012 with the launch of  Max Payne 3 on May 15 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, and for the first time in the series will feature a highly customizable, competitive multiplayer component, including the ability to use Bullet Time in multiplayer matches.  Max Payne 3 will also be available for PC on May 29.

For more information please visit  http://www.rockstargames.com.

USA Pre-Order Chart – Week Ending 28th Apr 2012

USA Pre-Order Chart

Week Ending 28th Apr 2012

Pos Name Platform Weeks to Launch Weekly Change Total
1 Diablo III PC 3 70,444 726,513
2 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier X360 4 27,097 329,768
3 Halo 4 X360 28 4,772 220,895
4 Assassin’s Creed III X360 27 6,630 182,793
5 Borderlands 2 X360 21 4,200 131,940
6 Max Payne 3 X360 3 7,632 130,387
7 Assassin’s Creed III PS3 27 3,321 115,456
8 Luigi’s Mansion 2 3DS N/A 763 112,210
9 BioShock Infinite X360 25 1,004 111,835
10 Max Payne 3 PS3 3 5,933 106,905
11 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PS3 4 4,747 102,128
12 Guild Wars 2 PC N/A 28,908 96,746
13 Final Fantasy XIV Online PS3 N/A 168 71,424
14 Animal Crossing 3DS N/A 679 68,997
15 Borderlands 2 PS3 21 2,678 68,663
16 BioShock Infinite PS3 25 650 63,606
17 Darksiders II X360 9 3,008 53,344
18 StarHawk PS3 2 3,856 51,338
19 Sniper Elite V2 X360 1 8,493 48,922
20 Darksiders II PS3 9 2,809 48,480
21 Dragon’s Dogma X360 4 Pro
22 The Last Guardian PS3 N/A Pro
23 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria PC N/A Pro
24 Spec Ops: The Line X360 9 Pro
25 Dragon’s Dogma PS3 4 Pro
26 Hitman: Absolution X360 N/A Pro
27 Aliens: Colonial Marines X360 N/A Pro
28 Far Cry 3 X360 19 Pro
29 Sniper Elite V2 PS3 1 Pro
30 Lollipop Chainsaw PS3 7 Pro
31 Lollipop Chainsaw X360 7 Pro
32 Hitman: Absolution PS3 N/A Pro
33 Spec Ops: The Line PS3 9 Pro
34 Sorcery PS3 4 Pro
35 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Patriots X360 N/A Pro
36 Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time PS3 N/A Pro
37 The Professor’s Brain Trainer: Logic DS N/A Pro
38 Who Wants to be a Millionaire: 1st Edition Wii N/A Pro
39 TERA PC 1 Pro
40 Borderlands 2 PC 21 Pro
41 Aliens: Colonial Marines PS3 N/A Pro
42 Transformers: War for Cybertron 2 X360 N/A Pro
43 Far Cry 3 PS3 19 Pro
44 Assassin’s Creed III PC 27 Pro
45 Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance 3DS 14 Pro
46 Transformers: War for Cybertron 2 PS3 N/A Pro
47 StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm PC N/A Pro
48 Heavy Fire: Afghanistan X360 N/A Pro
49 Rabbids Party Collection Wii N/A Pro
50 Prey 2 X360 N/A Pro

Source: VGChartz

Announcing Max Payne 3 Multiplayer Downloadable Content Details !

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Max Payne 3 (Photo credit: s3rioussam)

Today Rockstar are happy to announce Max Payne 3 downloadable content plans with a full lineup of multiplayer content planned for release this summer and beyond, starting with the Local Justice Map Pack coming in June. Players will also be able to order the Max Payne 3 Rockstar Pass to get all of the upcoming DLC at a special discounted rate, compared to purchasing each pack individually. Starting today, the Rockstar Pass can be pre-ordered for Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network from Best Buy or GameStop in the United States (or pre-ordered for PSN directly from the PlayStation Store).

The Rockstar Pass grants you access to all upcoming Max Payne 3 DLC and will be available for 2400 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE), or £19.99  (PlayStation Network and PC) – over a 35% discount compared to purchasing the content individually. Once purchased, the Rockstar Pass enables gamers to download all DLC releasing through the end of 2012 via the in-game store as soon as it is made available on Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network, or PC.

The Local Justice Map Pack, coming in June, will include the Police Precinct map for Gang Wars, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer multiplayer modes. The pack will also feature two additional maps for Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer, new precinct-themed multiplayer avatar items, multiplayer challenges, and more.

Check out the current release schedule (individual release dates and pricing info will be announced soon) for Max Payne 3 downloadable content packs below and stay tuned for additional packs to be revealed at a later date:

June 2012
• Local Justice Map Pack

Summer 2012
• Disorganized Crime Map Pack
• Deathmatch Made In Heaven Mode Pack
• Hostage Negotiation Map Pack
• New York Minute Co-Op Pack

Fall 2012
• Painful Memories Map Pack
• Trickle Down Economics Map Pack

Max Payne 3 for PC: New Screens and Details Including System Specs and Digital Pre-Order Info!

Max Payne 3 for PC: New Screens and Details Including System Specs and Digital Pre-Order InfoToday, we’ve got brand new screenshots from the PC version of Max Payne 3 along with updated details and system specifications. Developed in parallel with the game’s console versions, Max Payne 3 for PC supports DirectX11 including tessellation, as well as a number of additional advanced graphics options and is optimized to run across a wide range of PC setups.

Max Payne 3 PC System Specifications

Operating System:
Windows 7 32/64 Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 32/64 Service Pack 2, Windows XP 32/64 Service Pack 3

Processor:
Intel Dual Core 2.4 GHZ –  i7 3930K 6 Core  x 3.06 GHZ / AMD Dual Core 2.6 GHZ – FX8150 8 Core x 3.6 GHZ

RAM:
2GB – 16GB

Video Card:
NVIDIA® 8600 GT 512MB VRAM – NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 2GB VRAM / Radeon HD 3400 512MB VRAM – Radeon HD 7970 3GB VRAM

Sound Card:
100% Direct X 9.0 compatible – Direct X 9.0 compatible supporting Dolby Digital Live

HDD Space:
35 GB

DVD Drive
Please refer to your hardware manufacturer and www.rockstargames.com/support for current compatibility information. Some system components such as mobile chipsets, integrated, and AGP graphics cards may be incompatible. Unlisted specifications may not be supported by publisher.

Max Payne 3 for PC will be available May 29th in North America and June 1st in Europe, with the Special Edition available in North America exclusively through GameStop and throughout Europe from select retailers. For those who prefer their PC releases served up via digital download, you can pre-purchase Max Payne 3 from select digital retailers and receive pre-order bonus content including some of the bonuses from the Special Edition (The Classic Multiplayer Character Pack & Disorderly Conduct Multiplayer Weapons Pack). Check out what Steam, GameStop Impulse (US only), Amazon Game Downloads (US only), GamesplanetGamesload and Gamersgate have on offer and stay tuned for further updates.

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USA Pre-Order Chart – Week Ending 07th Apr 2012

USA Pre-Order Chart

Week Ending 07th Apr 2012

Pos Name Platform Weeks to Launch Weekly Change Total
1 Diablo III PC 6 47,549 553,761
2 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier X360 7 10,355 256,625
3 Halo 4 X360 N/A 2,904 206,991
4 Assassin’s Creed III X360 30 17,535 139,765
5 Borderlands 2 X360 24 6,810 113,896
6 Luigi’s Mansion 2 3DS N/A 1,152 109,073
7 BioShock Infinite X360 28 1,522 107,908
8 Max Payne 3 X360 6 3,938 105,195
9 Assassin’s Creed III PS3 30 14,016 96,501
10 Max Payne 3 PS3 6 2,869 91,030
11 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PS3 7 1,789 89,955
12 Final Fantasy XIV Online PS3 N/A 224 70,793
13 Animal Crossing 3DS N/A 671 66,497
14 Prototype 2 PS3 3 2,945 64,836
15 The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings X360 2 10,954 62,237
16 BioShock Infinite PS3 28 969 61,161
17 Borderlands 2 PS3 24 2,515 60,168
18 Guild Wars 2 PC N/A 3,992 58,771
19 The Last Guardian PS3 N/A 124 45,975
20 Prototype 2 X360 3 4,498 44,818
21 Darksiders II X360 12 Pro
22 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria PC N/A Pro
23 StarHawk PS3 5 Pro
24 Spec Ops: The Line X360 12 Pro
25 Dragon’s Dogma X360 7 Pro
26 Aliens: Colonial Marines X360 N/A Pro
27 Hitman: Absolution X360 N/A Pro
28 Darksiders II PS3 12 Pro
29 Dragon’s Dogma PS3 7 Pro
30 Spec Ops: The Line PS3 12 Pro
31 Hitman: Absolution PS3 N/A Pro
32 Lollipop Chainsaw PS3 N/A Pro
33 Far Cry 3 X360 22 Pro
34 Garfield Gets Real DS N/A Pro
35 The Professor’s Brain Trainer: Logic DS N/A Pro
36 Sorcery PS3 7 Pro
37 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Patriots X360 N/A Pro
38 Lollipop Chainsaw X360 N/A Pro
39 Sniper Elite V2 X360 N/A Pro
40 Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time PS3 N/A Pro
41 Who Wants to be a Millionaire: 1st Edition Wii N/A Pro
42 Jig-A-Pix: Wild World DS N/A Pro
43 Aliens: Colonial Marines PS3 N/A Pro
44 Sniper Elite V2 PS3 N/A Pro
45 Transformers: War for Cybertron 2 X360 N/A Pro
46 Heavy Fire: Afghanistan X360 N/A Pro
47 Witch’s Wish DS N/A Pro
48 Far Cry 3 PS3 22 Pro
49 Transformers: War for Cybertron 2 PS3 N/A Pro
50 Borderlands 2 PC 24 Pro

Source: VGChartz

Rockstar Games Announces Max Payne 3 Special Edition Available from November 21 to January 15 !

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New York, NY- November 21, 2011Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce that a special edition of Max Payne 3 is available now for pre-order for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC.

The contents of the Max Payne 3 Special Edition will be available from November 21 to January 15 and will include:

·         A copy of Max Payne 3;
·         10” tall Collectible Max Payne Statue created in a collaboration between TriForce and Rockstar Games;
·         Series of game-inspired Original Still Life Art Prints that depict some of Max Payne’s inner demons and vices;
·         Copper and brass-plated iron, bullet-shaped Bullet Keychain featuring a screw-off back;
·         Classic Multiplayer Character Pack of eight playable multiplayer characters for Max Payne 3 Multiplayer, including fan favorites from the original Max Payne and Max Payne 2 like Max Payne from Max Payne 2, Mona Sax and Vladimir Lem;
·         Disorderly Conduct Multiplayer Weapons Pack for Max Payne 3 Multiplayer that includes the Hammerhead Auto Shotgun, G9 Grenade Launcher and Molotov cocktail;
·         Max Payne 3 Official Soundtrack featuring the game’s instrumental score.

The Max Payne 3 Special Edition is ideal for fans and players looking for premium and collectible Max Payne content, including digital character and weapon packs not found anywhere else. Max Payne 3 Special Edition is available for pre-order from now until January 15, 2012 while supplies last.
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For more information about Max Payne 3, please visit www.rockstargames.com/maxpayne3.

Max Payne 3 Design and Technology Series: Creating A Cutting Edge Action-Shooter Trailer (HD)

The Design and Technology Video Series offers a detailed look at the targeting mechanics, movement and animation, enemy intelligence and other technical design innovations going into building an advanced, intense and immersive action-shooter with Max Payne 3