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  • Maxheat7

    15 Years of Payne

    October 21, 2016 by Maxheat7

    Fifteen years ago, on July 23rd, 2001, the world got to first experience the critically-acclaimed game, Max Payne, and since then we've enjoyed Max's journey through the night on a wide variety of consoles, a handheld system, and iOS and Android-supported devices (with the newest version of the game being released this last April for the PlayStation 4). Two sequels, a film, and a comic series later, we're all still celebrating Max and the world that Remedy and Rockstar Games have created, with f…

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  • RedDeadKiller99

    Max Payne 3 has received a third update on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. This update is preparation for Hostage Negotiation DLC.

    The update addresses a number of issues and new/improved features, the information is courtesy of Rockstar Newswire:

    • General improvements to multiplayer, improving overall stability and matchmaking efficiency.
    • Added the option to copy one of your Loadouts into an empty custom slot.
    • Fixed an issue where wins and losses were reported incorrectly on leaderboards.
    • Fixed an is…

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  • RedDeadKiller99

    Max Payne 3 has received a second update on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

    The update addresses a number of issues and new/improved features, the information is courtesy of Rockstar Newswire:

    • The new Multiplayer Card, which allows you and your friends to track multiplayer stats including current amount of XP, total kills, favourite weapon and more.
    • New Automated cheat protection and lag protection measures.
    • Improvements to multiplayer load times.
    • Players can now spawn with dual wield if they have two sid…

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  • Kate.moon


    Over the past couple of months we have been developing and testing a related videos module on some wikis like Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Halo. During these tests we have been tracking the number of video plays as well as collecting community feedback. We are now ready to expand the rollout to the rest of the site, and we are starting with wikis that there are the most videos for - which includes your wiki!

    The videos we have are fully licensed from video partners we have developed relatio…

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  • RedDeadKiller99

    Notice: The following information is courtesy of Rockstar Newswire.

    Rockstar pays close attention to the feedback given by the Max Payne 3 community, therefore they take action in order to make the game better and more equal. This latest update (download not required) fixes some problems with a few weapons. If you have any feedback on the game, feel free to submit it to any feedback or suggestions are welcome.

    • Starting ammunition reduced
    • Projectile will no longer ricochet…

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  • RedDeadKiller99

    The third and final Max Payne 3 comic issue, "Fight and Flight", is now available for download and reading online at Marvel from the official Max Payne 3 website. This issue picks up where "Hoboken Blues" issue left off and concludes the bridge between Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne and Max Payne 3.

    What are you waiting for? Go and see how the comic trilogy ends!

    Source: "Read "Fight and Flight": Issue #3 of the Max Payne 3 Comic" on the Rockstar Newswire

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  • RedDeadKiller99

    Notice: The following information is courtesy of Rockstar Newswire. has officially been cordoned off in a dedicated cheater pool, confined to wallow with other unscrupulous reprobates. If you have any questions about how the cheater pool works, check out Rockstar's support article here.

    To report any potential violators, just fire off an email to including:

    • Platform (PC, PS3 or Xbox 360)
    • Cheater’s Gamertag / ID
    • Description of the violation
    • If possible, please incl…
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  • RedDeadKiller99

    Max Payne 3 has received an automatic update on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (PC version to be update later on in the day).

    The update addresses a number of issues, the information is courtesy of Rockstar Newswire:

    • Multiplayer tuning, including spawn point tweaking, improvements to stability/load times and weapon balancing.
    • Reduce Hardcore Playlist requirement from 5,000 to 1,000
    • Fix for gold textures not unlocking on DLC weapons
    • Fix for XP display not incrementing between Rank 49 and Rank 50
    • Fix for is…
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  • TheBearPaw

    The second Max Payne 3 comic issue in the trilogy is titled "Hoboken Blues" and has now been made available for download from the official Max Payne 3 website. This release follows "After the Fall", which came out back in May.

    So don't wait and go sink your teeth into the new comic book!

    Source: "Download “Hoboken Blues”: Issue #2 of the Max Payne 3 Original Comic Produced by Marvel" at the Rockstar Newswire

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  • TheBearPaw

    Max Payne 2 ended with the line "Max Payne's journey through the night will continue". And ever since 2003 the sequel has been eagerly anticipated.

    The winter of 2009, as originally promised, did not bring us Max Payne 3, but, today, May 15th, 2012, after an epic nine-year-long wait for the Max Payne fans, the game is finally being released to the world. First, in North America and for the consoles only but, by the 1st of June, it will have come out worldwide and for the PC system as well.

    There is a l…

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  • Soldierscuzzy

    With the release of Max Payne 3 tomorrow, the critics have voiced their opinions, and the consensus is overwhelmingly positive! Here are a few snippets from publications on both the Internet and print. Make sure to voice your opinions on the matter below!

    Score: 5/5
    "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 rew…

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  • Raziel Reaper

    Okay guys, only a few days left for the release of Max Payne 3, and I have really awesome news: the launch trailer was released!

    So, what do you think about the game? Is it going to be a success, or will it fail? (The former is the better and most likely result)

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  • TheBearPaw

    If you are reading this news message and have not yet read the first issue of Max Payne 3 special comic "After the Fall", released a short while ago (May 4th, 2012), then drop everything and head to Rockstar's Max Payne 3 comic section to download it for free.

    This is the very first Max Payne comic for the franchise.

    P.S. Don't forget to imagine James McCaffrey voicing it in your head! ;)

    Source: "Download Issue #1 of the Max Payne 3 Original Comic Produced by Marvel: “After the Fall”" at the official Ma…

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  • Raziel Reaper

    Update (April 27, 2012): The weapon's description has been revised and the error mentioning it being Payne's sidearm "since early days" has been removed:

    An American classic, the 1911 semi-automatic pistol is one of the most versatile weapons in Max Payne's arsenal. Max is able to dual wield this reliable and hard-hitting .45 handgun, keeping him as lethal and agile as possible.

    Below is the original news post:

    It's been a while since the weapons part of Max Payne 3 was updated (with shotguns), and …

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  • JAlbor

    For those of you eager to play Max Payne 3 on the PC, Rockstar has announced the recommended system specs for the game on PC:

    Operating System:

    • Windows 7 32/64 Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 32/64 Service Pack 2, Windows XP 32/64 Service Pack 3


    • Intel Dual Core 2.4 GHZ - i7 3930K 6 Core x 3.06 GHZ / AMD Dual Core 2.6 GHZ - FX8150 8 Core x 3.6 GHZ


    • 2GB - 16GB

    Video Card:

    • NVIDIA® 8600 GT 512MB VRAM – NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 2GB VRAM / Radeon HD 3400 512MB VRAM - Radeon HD 7970 3GB VRAM

    Sound C…

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  • TheBearPaw

    In breaking and completely unexpected news, Rockstar announced a real-life 3-part Max Payne 3 comics project, a collaboration between Rockstar, Marvel and even Remedy's own Sam Lake.

    The story of the comic books will cover some events of Max Payne's life, ranging from those even before the original Max Payne to those of Max Payne 3, and will be co-written by Rockstar Games' own scribe Dan Houser and Sam Lake, while the art will be handled by the Marvel Comics' artists. Marvel is, of course, a very we…

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  • Raziel Reaper

    So, Rockstar revealed other weapons that will be featured in Max Payne 3. This time, they are the shotguns!

    The only shotgun that will return from former games is the Sawed-off shotgun, though the new shotguns seem to be far more cooler and stronger from the ones shown in Max Payne 1 and Max Payne 2.

    • M4 Super 90 - semi-auto combat shotgun that will smush your faces!
    • M500 - a pump action that all gangs in Brazil love.
    • Super Sport - super fast, super wicked, super light, and super deadly!
    • SPAS-15 - this s…
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  • TheBearPaw

    Max Payne Mobile, the release of the 2001 classic Max Payne for mobile devices received an official launch date. The game is coming to iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 4, iPad 1, iPad 2 and the new iPad on April 12th, 2012, and to select (not yet named) Android devices on April 26th.

    The game will contain "HD graphics, high-resolution textures, Social Club connectivity and user-customizable controls."

    This is not the first time Max Payne becomes handheld, however. A special version of the…

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  • Raziel Reaper

    So, a few days ago, the Max Payne 3 website was updated with new information about one of the central characters of the game - Fabiana Branco.

    The new "police page" reveals many things about the woman:

    • Born in 1985
    • Maiden Name is Taveres
    • Married Rodrigo Branco in 2009.
    • She was already kidnapped once before the game's events. And one more attempt to do so failed.
    • Fashion model, or something similar :P
    • For more, check the website.

    So, which character do you want to appear next in the features?

    ~Ilan xd~

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  • TheBearPaw

    Mini-30 rifle revealed

    February 26, 2012 by TheBearPaw

    The News section of the Max Payne wiki debuts. Anyone can report any Max Payne news by creating a blog post with stamped on it.

    With Rockstar being well known for their tight lips and strict upcoming game information control, the majority of news most likely will be any highlights reposted from the Rockstar Newswire, but our impartial look at them could add some flavor, or, of course, someone out there could uncover other type of news once in a while.

    And so, the freshest bit of news in the Max Pay…

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  • Soldierscuzzy

    Rockstar, in a press release today, announced that Max Payne 3 is expected to be launched on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on May 15, 2012 in North America and May 18, 2012 internationally.

    The game is expected to be released for PC on May 29, 2012 in North America and June 1, 2012 internationally.

    With the release date now official, are you more excited to know when the game comes out, or frustrated that you have to wait all the way until May? Let us know in the comments!

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