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Microsoft Reveals ‘Xbox Live Ultimate Sale’

Posted on July 2, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Not to be outdone by Sony’s own online sale, Microsoft has revealed their roster of discounted games for July ’13. Headlining all of this is a massive one day sale on some of 2012’s best games including Far Cry 3,  Max Payne 3, Borderlands 2 and Assassins Creed III. Considering the most expensive of these is $20, and several of them are priced at just $10 – be prepared to empty your wallet. The Bioware games are worth the price of entry alone, you’re guaranteed to get at least a few dozen hours out of them!

If you’re looking to save on some older games on the cheap Dragon Age Origins, Mass Effect and Prey are all $5, along with some other vintage 360 titles.

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Xbox Live Sale Starts Today

Posted on March 26, 2013 by Joshua Rust

For those of you who have a stockpile of Microsoft Points horded up, get ready for a sale that might make you spend them. Microsoft is hosting a sale over Xbox Live that includes Season Passes, Xbox Live Arcade games, DLC, and Games On Demand. Ranging from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Max Payne 3, L.A. Noire, The Walking Dead, and more! The sale starts today, March 26th, and will last until April 1st.Read More


New Max Payne 3 DLC Coming January 22nd [UPDATED]

Posted on January 21, 2013 by Jason Nason

On January 22nd, Rockstar Games will be releasing the final Max Payne 3 DLC pack for all platforms. The company promises that the pack will be an action-packed pack which will contain new co-op and competitive modes, plus “other awesome treats” for Max Payne 3 Multiplayer.

Rockstar has revealed more of what is in the Deathmatch Made in Heaven Pack in greater detail today. The details are listed below. The official artwork for the pack in above.Read More


The 2012 Top Five

Posted on January 13, 2013 by Jason Fayta

Editor’s note: Staff at Broken Joysticks will be sharing their top five games, or game related stories, from 2012 throughout the week. We’re starting the feature with the top five from our contributing reviewer, Jason Fayta.

It’s hard to believe 2012 is over, and it’s equally hard to believe we’re already two weeks into 2013. Overall, I found 2012 to be a solid year for releases, but I can’t say there was a title I was completely enamored with, which lead to some difficulty in rounding out my top five releases from the year. However, as I went through my playing history, certain games began to stand out as titles I found most compelling, regardless of their flaws. So, without further ado, the top five…

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PSN Store Update: 09.14.12

Posted on September 14, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Sony’s latest update to the PlayStation store went live yesterday in North America. PSN+ members are able to enjoy last year’s Scott Pilgrim Vs the World and the recently released Double Dragon Neon for free. On the retail front, for the right price, you can gain access to Rockstar’s Max Payne 3 or the upgraded version of EA’s Battlefield 3.

Retail Games Available For Download

Battlefield 3 Premium Edition (PS3) – $59.99
Max Payne 3 – $59.99
Fifa Street – $59.99

PSN Games

Jet Set Radio Early Access – $9.99 ($8.99 for PSN +)
Anomaly Warzone Earth ($9.99)

Free for PSN Plus

Double Dragon Neon (free)
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World The Game (free)
Full Game Trial EA SPORTS FIFA Street (one hour trial)


Max Payne 3 Gets Noir Filter, Modifiers, New Map in Free DLC Next Week

Posted on August 21, 2012 by Jeff Wade

More DLC for Max Payne 3 is rolling out, like a bad habit that you can’t quit and that won’t cost any of the equally flawed pennies that keep showing up.

There’s no price better than free for the Disorganized Crime DLC pack, that packs in a host of modifiers for the game’s arcade mode like sardines that couldn’t be packed tighter if they were a 90s slang term for cool. Exploding Rounds, aggresive Lone Wolf A.I. and Headshot only modifiers will make a three legged pony show that changes the arcade mode experiance and a brand new noir filter will let you play through the game in a classic black and white filter that matches the game’s noir influences (and this belabored blog post). And there’s just enough room in the tango for the Hoboken Rooftops.

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Max Payne 3’s Local Justice Pack Now Available for PC

Posted on August 9, 2012 by Les Major

Rockstar Games has announced the new Local Justice Pack is available now for the PC version of May Payne 3. The pack contains three new maps for the multiplayer portion of the game, a new weapon and a few other additions. Currently the pack is available at a discount price of $5.99 for one week only!

Check after the break for the full release details from Rockstar as well as info on additional DLC that is now available for the PC version.

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A Second Chance For Fans To Be Featured In Max Payne 3

Posted on July 5, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Fans now have a second chance to be digitized as a playable avatar in Max Payne 3 with the announcement of a second round of auditions to be held by RockStar games.  Four lucky members of the RockStar Social Club will me immortalized in a Max Payne 3 DLC package, due out this fall.

The publisher will be holding several Social Club Events throughout July where those interested can enter to win.  To enter, simply select the “Social Club Event Playlist” in Max Payne 3’s multiplayer mode. You’ll have to play a complete game in order for your entry to count.

Random users who select the playlist will be invited to submit photos of themselves for consideration. RockStar provided the following casting sessions time & dates. Get your copies of Max Payne 3 ready!



Max Payne 3 Launch Trailer Released

Posted on May 31, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Max Payne 3 officially launches for PC tomorrow and to celebrate Rockstar Games has released a brand new trailer jam packed with footage from the Windows Version. If you have the hardware to run this version of Max Payne 3 it might be worth it considering the game supports high-res character models using 2K textures and Direct X 11!

Head on over after the jump for the official trailer and system specs!

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Max Payne 3 | Review

Posted on May 23, 2012 by Eric Bastelak

It has been nine long years since we last left the Max Payne series, the thrilling cinematic franchise with a dark and twisting story. Max Payne invented one of the most imitated and never again perfected shooter mechanics, bullet time. When other series did it, it just didn’t feel right. Well move over Generic shooter two hundred and twenty billion, daddy is home and he’s going to show you what fun and challenge mean again.Read More


Max Payne 3 | Preview

Posted on May 2, 2012 by Jesse Lord

A couple of weeks ago, I was given an opportunity to head up to New York City to hang out with some friends from Rockstar Games as well as some other website guys that I’ve had a chance to get to know over the years at similar such events.  The purpose of this trip specifically was Max Payne 3.  The event culminated on Saturday evening, where we were taken to a building that on the inside was made to look like an abandoned warehouse in which a gunfight had recently taken place.  There were spent bullet casings littered throughout the venue, which I thought was a very nice touch.  I had some time with the Xbox 360 version first, which you can read about by heading over to this article that I wrote for TeamXbox.  However, here I would like to explain my experience with the PC version as well, so let’s get right to it!

I will start from the onset and let you know that the PCs that we were playing on were basically super-computers.  I suspect that every time I fired a bullet in-game the lights illuminating the Statue of Liberty not far away flickered, ever so slightly.  However, I spoke to one of the Rockstar reps up in the PC loft in the warehouse, and they assured me that this is a game that can scale to differing computers very well.  So fear not on that end of things.  That said, you will notice a trend as I speak about the game here – and that is that the PC version of Max Payne 3 is the definitive version.  Don’t get me wrong – the Xbox 360 version is amazing, and does on that console what few other games have ever even attempted.  But simply put, PC is king for Max Payne 3.  This could partially be because I played Max Payne 1 and 2 on the PC as well, so it’s in my frame of reference for this to naturally be a PC game.  But let’s talk now about some concrete examples of what I mean.

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