It’s been about a month since Rockstar Games officially announced Max Payne 3, the third installment of the acclaimed, noir detective shooter. Most gamers remember Max Payne (originally by Remedy Entertainment) for its dark atmosphere and humor, its pulpy comic narrative, and its action-movie gun play. In fact, its hard to find a game that hasn’t borrowed from it, especially one feature: bullet time. Like most noir, detective dramas, the first two Max Paynes have been set in the dark streets of New York City and run heavy with themes of love, betrayal and revenge. Like all things, however, change is inevitable, and Rockstar has already said that they’re going to be mixing things up a bit for number 3. So, what does this mean for our smarmy protagonist? Hit the jump to see Rockstar’s killer formula in action.
Welcome back PNG’ers. It’s been a long weekend of Peggle, Resident Evil 5, and Warhammer Online so I am glad to be here typing up this very special Daily for you. Well, it’s not so much special as much as it’s just chock full of creamy game news goodness.
Awhile back I informed you that Gabe Newell was going to make it rain with some free downloadable content for the PC and Xbox 360 version of Left 4 Dead. Gabe Newell has finally proclaimed the day he shall make it rain, and that date is April 21st per Joystiq. He is both a saint and a sage.
Steve Jackson Games has a post up on their Daily Illuminator letting us gamers that enjoy some tabletop gaming in the vein of an FPS know that FRAG Gold Edition has arrived in their warehouses and will ship out next week. Notable changes from the original version is the board is solid instead of being a folding glossy piece of paper, figures are now plastic instead of being folding cardboard pictures in plastic bases, 18 dice, and dry erase character sheets! In my opinion, this is well worth the $49.95 and I’ll be hoping they have a copy at Gencon.
Rockstar Games has finally confirmed that there will be a Max Payne 3 and even gave it a launch window of Winter 2009. The post is on their slick website under the games tab.
Run, don’t walk, over to Steam if you’ve been looking to play Assasin’s Creed on PC and want to only pay $10. It’s Ubisoft week over there and they are offering a deep discount on a different game each day. Look for updates at Ubi’s publisher page here or in your Steam client.