Max Payne 3 Painful Memories DLC Coming December 4th

By rockstarrem | 27th Nov 2012 at 01:09 GMT in Max Payne 3 | 1 Comment

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The Painful Memories DLC pack for Max Payne 3 will be coming out on December 4th. This has to be the most exciting pack yet. Check out the new content they're including below.
  • Roscoe Street Subway -- Map, the original Roscoe Street Station from the first Max Payne is making a return in multiplayer. This has to be the greatest part of the pack for long-time fans.
  • Marty’s Bar -- Map, the bar we play at in Hoboken in the single player game gets a chance at multiplayer.
  • Shoot First -- Map, Branco family yacht. Should be interesting to see how multiplayer handles this level.
  • Canal De Panamá -- A new map.
  • IMG 5.56 -- Assault Rifle
  • UAR-21 -- Assault Rifle
  • Hangover Burst -- Causes enemies to respawn with blurred vision, reduced stamina and health.
  • New items / avatars
The pack will cost 800 Microsoft Points or $9.99 on PlayStation 3 and PC. Users that already have the Rockstar Season Pass will not need to pay anything extra.

We've got some screens as well, check them out below:

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An intense shootout in the cathedral from Marty's Bar map.

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Wielding the new UAR-21 assault rifle at Canal De Panamá.

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Gunfight in the new Roscoe Street Subway multiplayer map.

What do you guys think of this DLC? Worth the 10 bucks? Let us know in the forums!

Max Payne 3 Triple XP & Social Club Event

By rockstarrem | 16th Nov 2012 at 03:18 GMT in Max Payne 3 | 0 Comments

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Tomorrow, November 16, 2012, from 2-5pm EST / 7-10pm GMT, Rockstar will be enabling Triple XP and playing online multiplayer with us fans. Players will have another chance to unlock the Arcane skull mask (pictured above), which is a different mask than the one that you could unlock during the Halloween multiplayer event.

PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 users all can join in on the fun! Here are the ID's of the Rockstar employees that will be playing:
  • MaxPayneDev1 (Xbox 360)
  • MaxPayneDev2 (PC)
  • MaxPayneDev3 (PS3)
  • MaxPayneDev4 (Xbox 360)
To join their game, just enter multiplayer and select the Social Club Multiplayer Event playlist. They'll play a mix of Soft Lock and Free Aim so look for the names listed above. You can also tune in to the action by either watching it from the Social Club, or going to Twitch.

Come let us know in the forums if you're going to join.

DLC Updates

By rockstarrem | 31st Jul 2012 at 20:23 GMT in Max Payne 3 | 0 Comments

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It's been a while since I posted, sorry about that. I've had a very busy summer.

The "Disorganized Crime Pack" will come free to all users in August! This is some exciting news, as DLC can quickly make a hole in anyone's wallet. As for the others, here are the prices/release months:
  • Hostage Negotiation Map Pack: September [800 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE) or $9.99 (PlayStation Network and PC)]
  • Painful Memories Map Pack: October [800 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE) or $9.99 (PlayStation Network and PC)]
  • Deathmatch Made In Heaven Mode Pack: October [800 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE) or $9.99 (PlayStation Network and PC)]
Along with this news, Rockstar has decided to consolidate upcoming DLC's and to include some other DLC's into a smaller package (and cheaper). Previously, Rockstar announced the "New York Minute CO-OP Pack" as well as the "Trickle Down Economics Map Pack". All content that was intended to be included in the "New York Minute CO-OP Pack" will be included in the "Deathmatch Made In Heaven Mode Pack". It is unclear which DLC will include the content intended to be in the "Trickle Down Economics Map Pack", but it will be one of them announced above.

Rockstar has released a bit of information on the Disorganized Crime Pack coming in August:

The free Disorganized Crime Pack for Max Payne 3 lets you to battle above the streets surrounding Max’s old apartment in the new Hoboken Rooftops multiplayer map. This pack also includes several new modifiers for Score Attack in Arcade Mode including Explosive Rounds where all your bullets detonate on impact, Lone Wolf AI for much more aggressive enemies and Headshots Only where the only way to kill your enemies is with a bullet in the head.

Owners of the Max Payne 3 Rockstar Pass still gain access to all Max Payne 3 DLC at a 35% savings over the cost of purchasing individual packs. The Rockstar Pass is available now for the one-time cost of 2400 MS Points on Xbox LIVE or $29.99 on PlayStation Network and PC.

What DLC are you most interested in? Let us know in the forums!

Screenshots From Local Justice Pack

By rockstarrem | 27th Jun 2012 at 22:12 GMT in Max Payne 3 | 0 Comments
Earlier today I posted about the]Local Justice Map Pack[/url] coming soon. Rockstar has been generous enough to release a few screenshots showing us a little of what to expect from the pack.

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"Squaring off on the rooftop of Imperial Palace."

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"Team Deathmatch inside the bombed out Imperial Palace."

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"The corridors of the 55th Battalion HQ make for some intense stand-offs."

What do you guys think of the new screenshots? Let us know in the forums!

Local Justice DLC Coming Soon!

By rockstarrem | 27th Jun 2012 at 16:44 GMT in Max Payne 3 | 1 Comment
The Local Justice content pack will be the first downloadable content released for Max Payne 3. The content pack includes some new maps and items:

• 55th Battalion HQ map for all game modes
• The Imperial Palace/Departure Lounge maps for Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer
• Light Fingers Item for faster looting
• M4 Assault Rifle with attachments
• São Paulo Police Faction with related avatar customization options

Release Dates / Prices:
Xbox Live: Launch week it will be $5.99 or 480 Microsoft points. After that, it will go to it's normal price of $7.99 or 640 Microsoft points.
PSN / PC - JULY 17th - Launch week it will be $5.99. After that, it will go to it's normal price of $7.99.

Also being released on July 3rd as separate DLC's is some pre-order content that came bundled with different editions of the game.

Cemetery Map: 160 MSFT Points / $1.99 PSN
Silent Killer Loadout Pack: 160 MSFT Points / $1.99 PSN
Pill Bottle Item: 80 MSFT Points / $0.99 PSN
• Deadly Force Burst: 80 MSFT Points / $0.99 PSN
• Classic Max Payne Character: 80 MSFT Points / $0.99 PSN

PC players will need to wait until July 17th to get all of the above content.

If you have purchased the Rockstar Pass (or still plan on doing so), you will get all of the content in this post as well as all upcoming content being released.

What do you think of the pack? Let us know in the forums!

"Hoboken Blues" Comic Book Online Now!

By rockstarrem | 12th Jun 2012 at 21:26 GMT in Max Payne 3 | 0 Comments

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Aiming to explain more of the story before the events that occur in Max Payne 3, "Hoboken Blues" is now readily available to download and read online, available for free! Written by Dan Houser and Remedy's Sam Lake, this comic is sure to be of interest to any Max Payne fan. Read it now: http://www.rockstarg...axpayne3/comics

What do you think of the comic? Let us know in the forums!

Max Payne Mobile Coming To Android Thursday, June 14th

By rockstarrem | 11th Jun 2012 at 17:20 GMT in Max Payne 3 | 2 Comments
After a very long wait for the mobile version of the first Max Payne, Rockstar is finally going to release it on Android devices. It will go for only $2.99 in the Google Play store. Check out some screenshots of the game:

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What do you guys think of the screens? Will you be purchasing the game? Let us know in the forums!

Max Payne 3 PC Launch Trailer

By rockstarrem | 1st Jun 2012 at 01:54 GMT in Max Payne 3 | 7 Comments


Celebrating tomorrow's release of Max Payne 3 on PC, Rockstar has released a new trailer that includes only footage from the PC version of the game. Looks a lot better than the console versions in my opinion.

What do you think of the trailer? Let us know in the forums!

FREE Max Payne 3 Gorilla Warfare Pack Now Available to Everyone on PSN and Xbox LIVE

By rockstarrem | 16th May 2012 at 15:19 GMT in Max Payne 3 | 9 Comments

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With the game being out for only one day, Rockstar is already throwing some free DLC at us. Available right now on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, the Max Payne 3 Gorilla Warfare pack is available to download free of charge. Three items are included in this pack, including:
  • Gorilla Mask - Extra adrenaline for every melee kill.
  • Lucky Coin - Extra cash for every body you loot.
  • Booby Trap - Your corpse explodes upon being looted by another player.
As well as this free DLC, we are now able to purchase the Rockstar Pass on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, which will give you access to all of Max Payne 3's DLC for a lower one-time price, including the Local Justice Map Pack which will be arriving next month.

What do you think of the free DLC Rockstar is giving? Let us know in the forums!

Max Payne 3 Reviews

By rockstarrem | 16th May 2012 at 02:05 GMT in Max Payne 3 | 6 Comments

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Max Payne 3 is now available across North America (coming to Europe this Friday) and the first reviews are in, including some perfect scores from GamesRadar, The Guardian, G4 and more - read on for some choice quotes and links...

“Sleek, stylish and brutal... Max Payne 3 is a taut and compelling action game wrapped in the sumptuous, gritty and delightful production detail that is the Rockstar hallmark. That means pitch-perfect writing and voice acting, luscious and realistic visual design, and by far the finest musical taste in gaming. And oh, yeah, the actual gameplay of leaping through the air while firing hurricanes of bullets at bad guys is a lot of fun too.” - The New York Times

"A masterpiece of underworld carnality, depravity and violence... a blisteringly entertaining third-person shooter... This is a breathless hair-trigger blast-'em-up that veers thrillingly between high-class clubs and low-life strip joints, from million-dollar yachts to the tumbling corregated iron shacks of the nightmarish favelas... It is relentless, pulverising stuff... another stylish, self-conscious and enthrallingly full-bloodied title from the Rockstar hivemind. If it is at all possible to distil every great Hollywood action flick into one interactive experience - with all the wise-cracking thuggery and anti-hero angst that would entail - this is it." - The Guardian 5/5

"Great storytelling, sharply implemented mechanics and inventive multiplayer. It's the total package... The mix of cover-based combat with Max's signature Shootdodge and BulletTime abilities manages to work extremely well, letting you feel constantly focused and precise. The kills you can pull off in MP3 feel beautifully choreographed, especially when you pause the game mid-game and spin the camera around to take everything in... If you get Max Payne 3, you'll see how good it feels to have your stomach heave with this anti-hero's signature brand of self-loathing and cunning. And then go online and see just how you manage the balance of caution and carelessness with thousands of people trying to do the same. Welcome home, Max. It's good to see you again, you poor bastard." - Kotaku

"Max Payne 3 marks an exceptional comeback for the series... It maintains the mechanics that made the prior games great while modernizing them to excellent effect. Between the arcade mode and multiplayer, there’s enough substantive content to keep you hooked for some time... Between its pacing, its presentation, and its excellent gunplay, Max Payne 3 has raised the bar for other action games to follow. Welcome back." - GamesRadar 10/10

"With Max Payne 3, Rockstar once again hits all of the expected series beats, most of which players have come to expect from the genre in general, but it does so with such flair, polish, and focus of vision that what you end up with is a game that has an old-school heart in a next-gen body... Max Payne 3 is a technological tour de force that will have you screaming 'Dear lord!' more times than midnight mass. The performances are top notch, the action plays out with unrivaled fluidity, and the multiplayer is deep and rewarding." - G4TV 5/5

"The shooting is a revelation... Max Payne 3 nearly makes you roll over in defeat, knowing that Rockstar has harnessed impeccable technology to make people die real good... a game build out of remarkably implemented, masterfully presented parts." - Joystiq 4.5/5

"As much as Max Payne 3 is a fascinating portrait of a man, it tells a great, action-packed story that runs in-stride with Max’s inner turmoil... The campaign is a fun ride that rarely slows. The script, an area Rockstar always seems to knock out of the park, takes Max to interesting places, and doesn’t follow a predictable path... It’s a new day for Max Payne, and at the same time, a return to his glorious past." -Game Informer 9.25/10

"The guns feel great, and powerful, and blind-firing around corners feels dangerous and desperate and satisfying in ways that no other shooter I can think of has pulled off. But a big part of that lies in how enemies in Max Payne 3 die. They sag and crumple around their wounds; they get knocked backwards; they slide to a rest and, for the final, unfortunate enemy in most encounters, the world goes into slow motion as the camera closes first on the bullets flying toward them, and then splits into three intimate views of damage. I found Max Payne 3's shooting fantastically rewarding... Max Payne 3's violence slides from over-the-top to genuinely disturbing." - Polygon 9/10

"Max Payne 3 is unapologetically violent. In fact, it lingers on violence, but not in a tawdry or sensational way. Yes, it focuses on some of its most visceral manifestations – ragged bullet wounds, charred flesh, dismembered limbs – but it also peers into the unseen causes that lie behind such acts of violence. It touches on the disparity between rich and poor, and how resentment and desperation can fester in the slums and the penthouses alike." - IGN 9/10

"Packed with fast action, brutal violence, and a striking cinematic style, all of the stops have been pulled out to make this the most exciting entry in the series to date... Max Payne 3 is a fantastic package, with a top-notch presentation and plenty of content to keep players busy and happy. It may have been a long time in coming, but there's no arguing with results, and Max is the kind of guy who gets them. Fans and newcomers alike are going to find plenty to enjoy in this exceptional title." - Destructoid 9/10

Major League Gaming: Max Payne 3

By rockstarrem | 15th May 2012 at 00:12 GMT in Max Payne 3 | 1 Comment
It's live! Watch as some of the worlds best gamers get together and fight it out in some Max Payne 3 mutliplayer:

Assault Rifles: Max Payne 3

By rockstarrem | 14th May 2012 at 23:10 GMT in Max Payne 3 | 2 Comments

Rockstar Games has just released some new information on the assault rifles we will be able to use in Max Payne 3. The ones we know of so far are the G6 Commando, MD-97L, FAL, and, of course, the AK-47. You can view the interactive widget above, or visit the official website to learn more about these weapons.

What do you think of the assault rifles we will be able to use? Would you rather some other ones, like the M4/M16 Commando that we've seen before? Let us know what you think in the forums!

Max Payne 3's Multiplayer Loadouts

By rockstarrem | 14th May 2012 at 20:59 GMT in Max Payne 3 | 0 Comments

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Rockstar has released an update to the official Max Payne 3 site in their loadouts section. Check it out to prepare yourself for tonight... or tomorrow... or Friday... whenever you get your copy of the game!

Check it out here: http://www.rockstarg...iplayer/loadout

Also, please make sure to sign up for our crew:

We have some really cool stuff on its way involving crews, keep an eye out...

Congratulations Emmi & Desdelian!

By rockstarrem | 14th May 2012 at 14:08 GMT in Max Payne 3 | 4 Comments

Congratulations to Emmi for winning a special edition copy of Max Payne 3 and Desdelian for winning a regular edition copy of Max Payne 3! Over the last few weeks we have been doing a contest here on the forum, which you can check out the details here and the contest leaderboard here.

We'd like to give a shout-out to RemiClarke as well for being the first member to participate in our contest. Your faithful persistence is truly admired.

We hope members stick around, as we have some amazing new features involving crews in the works.

Congratulate Emmi & Desdelian in our forums!

Max Payne 3 Launch Trailer

By rockstarrem | 11th May 2012 at 01:10 GMT in Max Payne 3 | 0 Comments

Very sorry for the late post, as work today got the better of me. As always, enjoy!

Join Our Crew!

By rockstarrem | 9th May 2012 at 13:08 GMT in Max Payne 3 | 9 Comments
If you follow our website, I'd like to inform you that we have created a crew for our beloved members to join. We have tons of stuff planned that revolve around crews that will be happening within the next few days.

Crew Link:

"Payne Killer" Artwork & "On The Clock" Arcade Mode

By rockstarrem | 9th May 2012 at 00:01 GMT in Max Payne 3 | 3 Comments

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Rockstar has just released some new artwork in tribute to the Max Payne 3 multiplayer mode "Payne Killer" (thought I'd mention they picked that name after us ;)).

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And, the "On The Clock" arcade mode! It looks like this is a reinvented Dead Man Walking mode from the past two games. You can read about it here:

More features to come soon, stick around! What do you think of the new singleplayer mode? Will it beat Dead Man Walking? Let us know in the forums!

Emicida - “9 Circulos” (from Max Payne 3)

By rockstarrem | 8th May 2012 at 19:39 GMT in Max Payne 3 | 7 Comments

Rockstar Games has just posted about a new original composition that we will be seeing during Max Payne 3. Emicida is a leader of the rap scene in the capital city of São Paulo, which we will be playing in during Max Payne 3. Inspiration from the song comes from São Paulo itself, as this is Emicida's hometown.



Emicida said:

"O caos da maior cidade da América Latina, a insegurança, o medo envolto nessa atmosfera de corrupção, crime, pobreza, luta por justiça e todos os elementos que compõem este ambiente... A composição é dividida em duas partes. A primeira é algo como um conflito interno, e a segunda é uma visão mais política, com um olhar sobre fatos recentes, uma vez que o jogo é lançado neste momento que estamos vivendo agora. Acho que a música faz jus à São Paulo que vemos hoje... Ter uma canção cantada em português num lançamento mundial é muito especial para a música brasileira. ‘9 Círculos’ passeia por uma brasilidade bem interessante, flerta com maracatu e samba. É um texto bem cru sobre a realidade das ruas, estou feliz com isso."

("The chaos of the largest city in Latin America, the insecurity, the fear that revolves around this atmosphere of corruption, crime, poverty, the struggle for justice, and all the elements that are part of this environment... The song is divided into two parts. The first part is something along the lines of an internal conflict, and the second is a more political insight, with a glimpse over current events that we are experiencing right now as the game [Max Payne 3] is released. I think the song lives up to the São Paulo that we see today... To have a song sung in Portuguese in a project released worldwide is quite significant to Brazilian music. ‘9 Círculos’ contains a Brazilian flavor that is quite interesting, and it flirts with the maracatu and the samba. It possesses a raw content covering the reality of the streets and I am really happy about that.)"


What do you think of the song? Does it feel like Max Payne still? Let us know in the forums!

Huge Social Club Update

By rockstarrem | 7th May 2012 at 02:05 GMT in Max Payne 3 | 15 Comments

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The Rockstar Games Social Club is preparing to implement crews. And with that, they have already updated the entire social club website. It now feels more like an actual gaming social network than just a stats tracker. Crew pre-registration starts on May 9th. Check out the new changes!

What do you think of the changes made in the Rockstar Games Social Club? Do you like them, hate them... should they change something? Let us know in the forums!

Major League Gaming: Max Payne 3

By rockstarrem | 5th May 2012 at 16:38 GMT in Max Payne 3 | 16 Comments

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Rockstar Games said:

*** Update: We're pleased to announce that this weekend's exhibition will be broadcast online at 8:00 P.M. Eastern on Monday, May 14th both at and here on the Rockstar Newswire. Check it out to see MLG teams and pros fight it out in 4 vs. 4 Team Matches and Deathmatch tournaments and compete for a total cash prize purse of $30,000.

Rockstar Games has invited sixteen of the world's most elite video-game players to go all out in some matches of Max Payne 3's multiplayer modes. All of this will be happening on prior to the release of Max Payne 3 (only 9 days to go for U.S. residents) and will be televised online. The exhibition event will be part of the Major League Gaming league.

We will keep you updated on future news about this event. For now, check out the players who are going below:

Strongside – Mike Cavanaugh
Nadeshot – Matt Haag
Walshy – David Walsh
Gandhi – Scott Lussier
Tsquared – Tom Taylor
Scump – Seth Abner
Hastr0 – 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

Are you excited to see this event? If you are, why? Let us know in the forums!

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