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9:30 PM on 04.02.2012

Max Payne 3 playable at PAX East this week

Rockstar will be at PAX East 2012 this week and they're bringing with them a heaping helping of Max Payne 3 goodness. Rockstar will be located at booth 912 where you can play the game, and possibly get your hands on some Max ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:30 PM on 03.29.2012

DTOID Extra: Hands on with Max Payne 3's multiplayer

Last week, our producer Zac and I were lucky enough to get a full two hours of hands-on time with Max Payne 3's multiplayer, which you may have seen in the trailer that Rockstar released yesterday. We were both incredibly impressed with what we saw, especially the Gang Wars mode. Watch the video to see more of the three different multiplayer modes and what we thought of them!

Tara Long



Preview: Fun with guns in Max Payne 3 single/multiplayer photo
Preview: Fun with guns in Max Payne 3 single/multiplayer
by Ryan Perez

I'm going to slip on my flamboyant fanboy hat for a second here and say that I adore the Max Payne series. Ever since the third installment was announced about 63 f*ckin' years ago, every morning has felt like a lie to me; those subsequent years were spent in complete darkness, subject to a world where Max Payne 3 was out there, somewhere, and I didn't have a clue what it was or when to expect it.

Then, just like that, boom ... we're given a taste of what's to come. You can bet your firstborn child that I've since jumped at every occasion to see me some Max Payne 3. My first moment was at NVIDIA's Editor's Day event during GDC 2012, where the game was shown making sweet, sweet love to the newly released GeForce GTX 680. The second was a multiplayer session, where yours truly got his filthy hands all over MP3's mutual gameplay. Let me tell you, there aren't enough after-sex cigarettes in the world.

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11:30 PM on 03.28.2012

Rockstar offers first look at Max Payne 3's multiplayer

Rockstar has finally unleashed a trailer that shows off the multiplayer of Max Payne 3 for the first time. And yes, Max Payne 3 is going to have multiplayer. It was inevitable. But if it's anything like Red Dead Redempt...

Brett Zeidler





7:30 PM on 03.28.2012

The DTOID Show: Orbis, SimCity 5, and Max Payne 3!

Evening, my lovelies. We've got a great show for you today - one full of flowers, pony rides, butterscotch candies, and all the video game news you could ever want!* On today's show, Max dove into some rumors about the next ...

Tara Long

11:00 PM on 03.23.2012

New Max Payne 3 video puts the submachine guns on display

Like guns? Good, because Max Payne 3 has a ton of them. But you already knew that. Now, what sort of guns you ask? Well, good thing you asked because Rockstar has you covered. Today, they released a new trailer that shows of...

Brett Zeidler



Review: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 photo
Review: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
by Ryan Perez

For some of us, upgrading our PCs with the best hardware and enjoying the most jaw-dropping games in all their glory is a not-so-distant memory. Even though I've consistently owned beefy rigs my whole life, I've spent less and less time utilizing their full power, due to a slowly dwindling and fluctuating PC market. For several years, my PC gaming life was akin to the Brooks Hatlen character from The Shawshank Redemption -- every day, continuing to feed the pigeons in the park, hoping for his old raven buddy to return.

Lately, the PC gods have arisen from their slumber and decided to bless us with some stellar (and demanding) PC-focused games. Now high-end graphics technology is starting to look more and more worth its market value. Over the past week, I've had the opportunity to pilot NVIDIA's upcoming beast of a doomsday machine, the GTX 680, and make obedient subjects of the powerful games that once laughed at my PC's inadequacies.

NVIDIA set out to make not only a more powerful graphics card, but a more efficient one that doesn't require a lot of extra tech (such as a whole extra card) to get the best experience possible.

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4:30 PM on 03.16.2012

Max Payne 3 behind the scenes video shows impressive tech

I always love this kind of stuff. There's a certain "man behind the curtain" thing associated with videogames or any type of entertainment medium. But it's really cool to hear how games were put together and have some things...

Brett Zeidler

12:30 PM on 03.15.2012

Four Max Payne 3 screenshots to get you all moody

Here are four Max Payne 3 screenshots. There are guns in them, and nobody is happy. Max is just angry, all of the time. Angry and bald. Bald and angry.  Still, the shots look pretty enough, and ought to keep your excitement bubbling for what is likely to be one of this year's biggest hits. So why not gawp at them? Remember not to smile.

Jim Sterling



Contest: Win an Xbox 360 and Max Payne 3! photo
Contest: Win an Xbox 360 and Max Payne 3!
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

[Update: Contest closed! Winner is @feralgoose. Thanks for entering!]

GameStop is offering Max Payne fans a chance to get their names immortalized on a tombstone in the GameStop exclusive pre-order bonus map, Cemetery, in Max Payne 3. Just head over to GameStop's Facebook page, watch the Max Payne 3 trailer, and then answer a trivia question to win a chance to get your name featured on a tombstone.

While you're entering GameStop's giveaway, why not enter our contest where you can win a copy of the game? Oh, and did I mention you can also win a 250GB Xbox 360 too? Thanks to GameStop, we're giving away both of these to one lucky winner and to enter, you'll just need to Tweet the following to enter:

"RT & follow @GameStop & @Dtoid to win a 250GB Xbox 360 and #MaxPayne3! http://bit.ly/y8Rx0f"

You have until March 11 to enter, after which we'll be picking one random person to give the Xbox 360 and Max Payne 3 to. Contest is open to anyone with a US based shipping address the prizes can be sent to. Good luck!

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12:02 AM on 03.03.2012

The DTOID Show: Assassin's Creed III? GO AMURICA!

Happy Friday, gamurzzzzzz. That's what you guys like to be called, right? Either way, we've got a very special show for you today. Or rather, we had one. It's over now, but you can still enjoy it in all its HD glory, thanks ...

Tara Long



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Preview: How Max Payne 3 made me a believer again
by Casey Baker

I didn't have the highest of hopes going into the preview for Max Payne 3. I love the series, and though I know the latest has been getting preened and primped by Rockstar to match the caliber of their games, initial impressions of the game's story and the transformation of Payne's character had me more than a bit worried. Mostly, when I had heard about the implementation of bullet-time, I imagined it would be handled in much the same way as in Red Dead Redemption, and that there would not be much to distinguish it from other Rockstar properties in that vein.

It seemed like the Max Payne series was being more or less 'Rockstarized,' and since the series is a highly stylized -- and more importantly, a unique -- experience, I was concerned that Max Payne 3 wouldn't retain the same awesome noir character that made the earlier titles in the series such singular endeavors.

Then I actually got my hands on the controller for some extended playtime.

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1:30 PM on 02.26.2012

The DTOID Show: ME3, Max Payne 3, Raccoons & Balloons

Hey gang! In case ya missed it, The Destructoid Show was LIVE on Friday afternoon. Here's a recording of it. We talked about how Killzone 3's multiplayer is going free-to-play, how BioWare wants UK residents to petition thei...

Max Scoville

5:00 PM on 02.23.2012

Rockstar releases new Max Payne 3 PC screenshots

For so much Payne, these screen shots are oddly giving me a lot of pleasure. The PC version of Max Payne 3 is still well on its way, and Rockstar has so kindly reminded us with these gorgeous new screen shots. See many many more of these pictures, arranged in sequence to give the appearance of motion, when Max Payne 3 for PC debuts on May 29, 2012 in North America.

Holly Green

10:30 PM on 02.17.2012

The DTOID Show: Rhythm Heaven Fever party!

Happy Friday, everyone! In addition to being my all-time favorite day of the week, today also happens to be Rhythm Heaven Fever dance party day, which is a holiday I just made up in order to justify playing Rhythm Heaven Feve...

Tara Long





7:00 PM on 02.16.2012

This Max Payne 3 trailer gives some more story details

It's kind of a Max Payne sort of day, isn't it? First we had the feature (with exclusive new screens) recapping what we know about the new Max Payne. Then we found out the mobile version of the first Max Payne was coming ver...

Hamza CTZ Aziz