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Max Payne 3 Ready for Winter 2009!

01990990It’s back!! the gritty streets, the noir, the bullet-time, the nightmares, the drugs…it’s all back!! It’s been six long years since Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne was released by Remedy to critical acclaim in 2003.

This time Remedy will not be developing the game since they are working (since forever) on Alan Wake, so the game is helmed by Rockstar Vancouver who created Bully. The change in studio can be a bit worrisome but it’s still Take-Two so let’s have faith.

Apparently the game will retain what made it successful but will take place later in Max Payne’s life. Sam Houser said that “We’re starting a new chapter of Max’s life with this game, this is Max as we’ve never seen him before, a few years older, more world-weary and cynical than ever. We experience the downward spiral of his life after the events of Max Payne 2 and witness his last chance for salvation.

Winter 2009 can’t come soon enough for 360, PS3 and PC owners.

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March 23, 2009 Posted by | 360 News, PC News, PS3 News, Video Game News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holy @%#&! Frostmourne Replica!

logoI recently came up on this gorgeous, amazing replica made by Epic Weapons. The infamous cursed sword (no not Stormbringer) which corrupted the good Arthas and made him “succeed” his father and betray all humans….and more.

The gorgeous piece is officially licensed by Blizzard and comes at a nice 47″ and 16lbs. The blade is made of stainless steel (sadly it doesn’t have a blueish hue around it) and the grip is wrapped in leather.
Of course such quality comes at a price, namely $379.00 through Weapon Masters.

Right on time for Christmas right?

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December 16, 2008 Posted by | Video Game Merchandise | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bungie Warns Against Installing Halo 3

Yesterday the New Xbox Experience launched on Xbox Live introducing a new interface, avatars, Netflix and full game install on the HDD. As can be expected from any big launch it wasn’t flawless but overall it went smoothly.

halo3The surprising news came from Halo developer Bungie who said that installing Halo 3 on the 360 HDD would in effect slow the game down more. While this may seem odd they said that Halo 3 was made to access the DVD and it would be very complicated to change this process. It seems then that games made before NXE might be better off being played normally. As for games developed from now on we will have to wait and see.

While the full install feature is a nice option and I can understand that some past games aren’t optimized for it, it would be a bit frustrating to waste 7GB of space to have a slower game.
It would be really nice if Microsoft could release a list of the games that would not benefit from the install… Though they probably never will.

For the full Bungie article check here

EDIT: Here is a website which gives info on the time saved when installing games to your HDD.

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November 20, 2008 Posted by | 360 News, Tech News, Video Game News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

More Deus Ex 3 Concept Art

Since Eidos confirmed the game fans haven’t had much to feed their hunger but today Kotaku managed to grab two new artworks for the game (courtesy of Gamereactor). The art looks pretty impressive if a little different, the city looks less realistic and more Neo-Noir (in Blade Runner fashion) and you can see some bright sunlight.

The very few plot details revealed talk about a Biotech employee, Adam Jensen, who survives a massacre at his company and goes on to find the answers to all his questions.
Since I love games that take place entirely at night (Deus Ex, Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines, Max Payne…) i’m not sold on the daylight yet but everything else looks very nice and I can’t wait to see more!

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November 18, 2008 Posted by | 360 News, PC News, PS3 News, Video Game News | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment