Q&A session with the crew of Retribution.

It was teased for a few weeks, but yesterday evening it really took place. The crew behind Max Payne: Retribution organized a live Q&A session with the help of Facebook’s live streaming function. Fans of the independent film project were tasked with sending in as much questions as possible. They were allowed to ask anything and the director of the film (Leroy Kincaide) answered all of the questions in all honesty. With the project nearing completion, fans were eager to know more as it took Kincaide over an hour of his time to answer more than 20 questions. PayneReactor had send in three of our own and they were answered right at the start! For those that would like to view the entire Q&A session, click here. Or click the read more button below to read the answers Kincaide gave to my questions.

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Review: Renoir.

Imagine you’re playing Max Payne 2 in 2D and Black and White. Take away the hard-boiled slow motion action and replace it with mind-boggling puzzles. The result is Renoir, a noir puzzle adventure game developed by Black Wing Foundation and published by 1C Company.

Renoir started out as a part time project by its original development team Soulbound Games. As an independent studio from the Czech Republic, the team started a Kickstarter campaign in order to get the necessary funds to finish development and to test if the gaming community would be interested in the title. After being greenlit by the community on steam, the project was bought by publisher 1C Company and development studio Black Wing Foundation was attached to the project.

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Remedy teases new game reveal.

Remedy Entertainment appears to be ready to show the world one of their unannounced new game projects. The company behind the critically acclaimed game titles Quantum Break & Alan Wake released a small video via through its Twitter profile that announces a new game trailer is due soon. The short announcement trailer does not yet reveal what game the trailer will be about.

Remedy already announced it is working on multiple projects at the same time and is planning to release games on a faster pace. One of the project they are working on is the single player of Crossfire 2. Because this was already announced openly weeks ago, I think the upcoming trailer will be about an entirely new franchise. Excitement and expectations are pretty high, within minutes the video was already seen by thousands of gamers and most of them voiced their enthusiasm. The announcement comes right in time for the yearly Games Awards Gala. Expect the trailer to be shown here. If the story develops, we’ll let you know!

18/11/2016 Update: Too bad. No such thing as a new game reveal. Today, Remedy released a showreel containing footage of bugs and pre-production challenges of Quantum Break in order to enthuse people to join their company. Well played!

The Max Payne: Retribution trailer is here.

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And it’s awesome! The official trailer for the highly anticipated fan film premiered during the MCM Comic Con and it was released to the public shortly after. So far, the trailer has received a lot of positive feedback from Max Payne fans all over the world. I was kind of late to the party because I was attending to the Game On expo in Lithuania for MSI. Nevertheless, when I got to catch up and see the trailer I was positively surprised. The cast and crew are definitely trying to set a new bar for independent fan films.

The trailer is teasing the film will heavily focus on Mona Sax. Sax seems to be in grave danger as she tells Max (played by Joan James Muixi) she has “very little time”. Apparently, Jack Lupino is on the hunt for Sax and even sends the incredibly dangerous lunatic hitman Curtis Draven (played by Jon Campling) after her. When she gets caught by Draven, Max will start a quest to save his love and for retribution.

If you are not excited by now, please let the trailer convince you:

Yeah, Valkyr is green colored in this flick. John Moore eat your heart out. No word yet on an official release date. Trailer says its “coming soon!”. It is expected/rumored the film will see the light of day in Q1 2017.

Red Dead Redemption 2 announced!

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After a few days of teasing, Rockstar Games have finally confirmed a new entry in the Red Dead franchise. Coming to Xbox One and Playstation 4 in the Fall of 2017, is Red Dead Redemption 2. To many a surprise, because the “2” strongly hints to the continuation of the John Marston story line. Without spoiling much details about the story of the previous installment, a sequel was not something many gamers were thinking of. Perhaps a prequel then? The art work Rockstar released along with the announcement shows a character that resembles John Marston, so the game might be focused on the time when Marston was still a gang member. Coming Thursday we’ll know more, as the first trailer is expected to release that day. I can’t wait to see it. How about you? Update: It’s out! Watch the trailer below.

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