18th May 2012
This pack also introduces new modifiers for Score Attack in Arcade Mode: Explosive Rounds, Lone Wolf AI (much more aggressive enemies) and a Headshots Only mode. There's also a new Noir Mode which lets you play in Arcade Mode in the signature black & white style of classic film noir.Be sure to drop us a line in the Comments section if you grab the new content with your thoughts.
This pack includes three new maps for Max Payne 3 Multiplayer featuring areas from the game’s intense final chapters, plus a new weapon, a new item, a new multiplayer faction and associated new Achievements, Trophies or Social Club accomplishments.Rockstar has also noted that the first week of the DLC launch will include a discount to the price, due to what was to be an initial release of June. The discounted prices will be 480 Microsoft Points for Xbox LIVE or $9.05 on PSN and PC, and will then go back to 640 Microsoft Points for Xbox LIVE or $11.45 on PSN and PC.
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
Max Payne 3 is the story of former New York City detective, Max Payne. His life in ruins and unable to move on from the tragic events of years past, Max looks for a new start working private security with an old friend in São Paulo, Brazil.If you still aren't sure whether the life of Max Payne is worth it, check out AusGamers review. You can also check out the PC launch trailer embedded below which gives a great view of those beautiful graphics in action.
When the wife of his employer is kidnapped by a street gang while under Max’s protection, Max’s life spirals out of control as the factions of a dangerous and unfamiliar city close in on him, conspiring to keep Max from the real reasons behind the kidnapping and his part in a much larger conspiracy.
As you can see from the specs list, we’ve worked hard to make sure the game will run smoothly on a wide range of PC builds. But it’s when you get towards the top end of that range that you can really push a game to its limits, and the game will look and run incredibly on the most advanced current machines around at the moment and well into the near future.To find the updated range of minimum to maximum tested system specs check out the link here. As well as the update system specs, Rockstar has released two PC specific screenshots detailing the gorgeous graphics that you can expect with the scalable high-resolution textures and character models in-game.
You’ll find that screen resolution is scalable, there’s triple and even sextuple monitor support which helps to run higher screen resolutions, there’s various anti-aliasing options, scalable water quality, scalable shadow quality, increased detail for characters and vehicles and a scalable texture filter that further increases visual quality.
We’re also supporting DX11 with Max Payne 3, with features including Hull/Tessellation/Domain Shaders (which adds curvature to the character/vehicle models), Gather4 (for optimized shadow sampling / FXAA), Geometry shader / Stream Output and DX11 texture samplers to name a few.
Max Payne is a package and a half, and also represents a massive leap forward, visually, for the Rockstar bench. The environments throughout are some of the most detailed I’ve seen in a long time, and even on the review platform I played the game on, Xbox 360, I was constantly dropping my jaw -- it’s simply breathtaking.For the full review (8.8/10) click here.
That's right, you can now create or join your own rough and tumble CREW in preparation for slaughter in Max Payne 3 Multiplayer. Hit the CREW UP button on your profile page and you can browse Featured Crews looking for recruits or invite your mates to join your ranks to blast through Gang Wars and Team Deathmatch together, racking up XP and starting online Feud beefs come next week. Every Social Club member can belong to up to 5 Crews, so form your allegiances wisely.Rockstar are also offering any Crew that is created between now and May 15 the distinction of being a "Founder Crew", which seems more like an aesthetic title, though they're apparently working on special perks and abilities that Founders will have access to for being in the service first. Just click this link to learn more and sign up ahead of Max Payne 3's release next week.
All Crew leaders can also designate their squad as a particular type of Crew that best describes their M.O.: All-Stars who consider themselves elite players and strive to hit the upper echelons of the Leaderboards, Soldiers who are in for serious teamwork and killing field success, Rebels out to just kick some ass and make their presence known, Thrill Seekers who prefer mayhem over ranking up and cheevos, and Chatter Boxes for those gregarious socialites of the Social Club we know from official Event chats.
The CREWS page also contains info on the in-game benefits Crew members get in online Multiplayer. You'll receive an XP boost whenever you fight as part of a Crew or battle against rival Crews and their members online. This means you'll effectively unlock bigger and better weapons more quickly than if you're flying solo. And because this feature is linked through the Social Club, you can represent your Crew across PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Max Payne 3 Issue #1: "After the Fall" is written by Dan Houser and Remedy's Sam Lake, and features cover art from Greg Horn and pencils and inks by Fernando Blanco. The three part series will delve deep into Max's dark personal history, and "After The Fall" features characters from all three Max Payne games as the series weaves together events from various points in Max’s life.You can grab the comic right here.
The Rockstar Pass grants you access to all upcoming Max Payne 3 DLC and will be available for 2400 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE), or $29.99 (PlayStation Network and PC) – over a 35% discount compared to purchasing the content individually. Once purchased, the Rockstar Pass enables gamers to download all DLC releasing through the end of 2012 via the in-game store as soon as it is made available on Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network, or PC.The first content pack to land after the game's release is the "Local Justic Map Pack", coming this June, which features the "Police Precinct map for Gang Wars, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer multiplayer modes", alongside two additional maps for Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer as well as the usual multiplayer challenges, avatar awards and so on.
OS: Windows 7 32/64 Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 32 / 64 Service Pack 2, Windows XP 32/64 Service Pack 3Hit the thumbs below for the latest PC screens, featuring Max both with and without hair.
CPU: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
RAM:2GB - 16GB
GPU:NVIDIA® 8600 GT 512MB VRAM – NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 2GB VRAM / Radeon HD 3400 512MB VRAM - Radeon HD 7970 3GB VRAM
Sound:100% Direct X 9.0 compatible – Direct X 9.0 compatible supporting Dolby Digital Live
HDD Space:35 GB
"It's f***ing brilliant. I've had a chance to play it and we've worked with Rockstar a little bit - obviously, they're doing the heavy lifting. They're doing the development. But they wanted our input on a couple of occasions and we've had loads of our people, our core group, who worked on the first two games, give input and it's awesome."Max Payne 3 is due in Australia on May 18th 2012 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. You can check out our most recent hands-on impressions with the game's multiplayer right here on AusGamers.
"Those guys, they just don't put out bad games. And so, in that respect, it's very - it's almost like the best position to be in. It's like somebody's making a great game and you just get to give them input, and it's already brilliant so I've enjoyed it," he said. "I can't obviously - I don't want to give any spoilers and can't give out any spoilers, but it's a testament to their attention to detail and it's a testament to their passion and dedication. It'll be worth the wait."