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Max Payne 3 Special Edition

Are you excited about this? I know I am! March 6th 2012 is the release date, what a better way to celebrate the return of New York’s favorite detective than this special edition of the game? For $99.99 it all can be yours!
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Max Payne 3: Design and Technology

Oh how I love Rockstar Games. As you know, over the past few titles released by the company, we’ve been treated to a number of narrative gameplay videos detailing some of the features of a game or the technology behind it. You might remember these namely with titles such as Red Dead Redemption and LA Noire (I’m not completely sure, but maybe GTAIV used them as well).

Keeping with this new tradition is another upcoming Rockstar title, Max Payne 3, and I gotta say, based on this video alone (there will be 5 of these types of videos in all), I am pretty speechless. In fact, you should have seen me struggling to pick my jaw up off the floor with my bad back. Every bullet is rendered in real time? 360 degree shooting, even in prone? Thousands of animations that seamlessly flow into each other? Natural Motion’s ‘Euphoria’ physics for dynamic reactions to gunshot wounds? Well, I’m pretty confident this has now made my Most Wanted list.

The video above showcases gameplay design choices from targeting and shooting, movement and animation, to the series staple, Bullet Time. Hell, even the artificial intelligence has a wide breadth of capabilities.

Seriously, just watch the video.


Max Payne 3 – First Trailer Released

We have all been waiting for this moment to come and finally, the first trailer to the long awaited Max Payne sequel was released by Rockstar Games.

As a fan of the game, and a São Paulo inhabitant, I must say the trailer not only didn’t disappoint me, but it hooked me from the very first line and took me back to the incredible story of the unluckiest video game protagonist I can think of. Everything looks good and, as expected, Max’s voice is still setting the dark tone for the game.

Did I mention this trailer is made up entirely from in-game footage?


Red Dead Redemption GOTY Edition

Rockstar confirmed a Red Dead Redemption Game of the year edition release for October 11 and 14 in North America and Internationally respectively. The GOTY edition will contain all downloadable content released since launch and will be available for PS3 and Xbox 360.

Here is the list of what you should find in the GOTY Edition disk:

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