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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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*During the early stages of ''[[Max Payne (game)|Max Payne]]'', the founder of the game's distributor, [[wikipedia: Scott Miller (entrepreneur)|Scott Miller]], wanted the game's protagonist to have an iconic name that would also be the game's title, similar to their other successful series, ''[[wikipedia:Duke Nukem|Duke Nukem]]''. Miller suggested Max, and "Heat" was the only last name [[Remedy Entertainment]] could come up with to trademark. Approximately $20,000 was spent attempting to trademark "Max Heat" worldwide, but as soon as someone from Remedy came up with "Payne" as a last name instead, the team gave up on the "Max Heat" trademark.<ref name="MMC">[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/features/9610-The-History-of-Max-Payne The History of Max Payne] Retrieved June 12th, 2016.</ref>
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*During the early stages of ''[[Max Payne (game)|Max Payne]]'', the founder of the game's distributor, [[wikipedia: Scott Miller (entrepreneur)|Scott Miller]], wanted the game's protagonist to have an iconic name that would also be the game's title, similar to their other successful series, ''[[wikipedia:Duke Nuken|Duke Nukem]]''. Miller suggested Max, and "Heat" was the only last name [[Remedy Entertainment]] could come up with to trademark. Approximately $20,000 was spent attempting to trademark "Max Heat" worldwide, but as soon as someone from Remedy came up with "Payne" as a last name instead, the team gave up on the "Max Heat" trademark.<ref name="MMC">[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/features/9610-The-History-of-Max-Payne The History of Max Payne] Retrieved June 12th, 2016.</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

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