This excellent piece of Max Payne 3 Fan art was created by Eliant. K100, longtime PayneReactor fan and supporter, recently discovered the art and wanted to share it with us. The piece is really marvelous and was created using Adobe Photoshop. Click the image below for a bigger version. Thanks K100!
So you’re looking to mod Max Payne 3? Except the previous installments in the Max Payne franchise, modding Max Payne 3 is not officially supported. However, with the help of some community made tools, some …
Welcome to the new PayneReactor! On the 5th of November 2013 PayneReactor’s founder, Kristian Hollund (biXen), announced his retirement due to a time-consuming job and hobbies. I immediately asked Kristian if I could continue the …
“There it was, the soundtrack to my life, and, for a few seconds, came harmony, finally.” – Max Payne. Welcome to a new article here on PayneReactor. Most of our readers should’ve finished Max Payne …
I hereby present you the poll results of the second poll on PayneReactor. The poll ran for the entire month of February 2014. The question featured was: “Which Max Payne game is your favorite?”. Readers could choose between A) “Max Payne”, B) “Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne” and C) “Max Payne 3”.
A whopping 32 votes were cast! Almost three times the number of votes from January’s poll. 25% of the votes were cast on answer A, Max Payne. 35% of the votes were cast on answer B, Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. 40% of the votes were cast in favor of answer C, Max Payne 3. It looks like the fans are loving Max Payne 3 more than many of us thought but the game is closely followed by its predecessor.
Also, announcing the new poll that will run this March: “Which Max Payne villain is your favorite?” Vote now on your answer in the Poll section on the right of this screen!
And now for something completely different! Watch this video to be blown away by this guy’s talent to impersonate Jeff Bridges, Steve Buscemi and Charlie Sheen. These impressions are spot on! He even looks like Sheen as well. Don’t know if that’s a good thing nowadays though
IGN managed to get a first look at Homeland’s Rupert Friend as Agent 47. I reported on the casting of Friend a few weeks ago, and production now appears to be rolling. After the unfortunate death of Paul Walker, Rupert Friend was cast as the title character of the sequel to 2007′s Hitman. Also attached to the movie are Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) and Hannah Ware. I’m very curious where this is going. I dislike the still visible hairline on Friend’s head, yet his likeness seems more to that of 47 than Oliphant’s. (Click image below for a bigger version).
A few days ago Martin Matthews published his novelization of Max Payne on the Remedy Forums. The book is a project he worked on several years ago and chronicles the events of the first game. Here’s an excerpt of the first chapter:
To make any kind of sense of it, I need to go back three years. Back to the night the pain started. I was still in the force, NYPD, Manhattan, Midtown North Precinct. Hell’s Kitchen. Another life. Another me, now unrecognizable. The precinct was a morgue. Most of the guys had already knocked off for the day. Some had gone on to happy hour down at Cuffs—a local dick dive I hadn’t spooked since making a desk—to drown the horrors. Others had gone home to their families and I had cast-iron plans to do likewise.
Without spoiling anymore, you can see the novel is an excellent combination of memorable lines we come to love and new material. Read and download the novel at scribd.com by clicking this link. Leave a comment below to inspire Matthews to novelize the second game as well.
Welcome to the second article of The Weapons of Max Payne. This time we’ll be looking at the sawed-off shotgun. Like the Desert Eagle, the sawed-off shotgun is another fan favorite included in all three Max Payne games. Let’s find out more!
A sawed-off shotgun (also called sawn-off shotgun or short-barreled shotgun) is a type of shotgun with a shorter gun barrel and often a shorter or absent stock. In real life the sawn-off shotgun gained a lot of popularity among gangs and freedom fighters because:
- They are easy to conceal.
- In most countries, a shotgun is easy to acquire.
- They are very deadly at close range. A single shot within a distance of 15 feet is lethal.
Unlike these three “advantages” the weapon also knows one major downside. Because the gun barrel is shortened, the ammunition spread is effected, making the gun much more inaccurate. The sawn-off shotgun was the weapon of choice by Clyde Barrow, Mad Max and was used to assassinate Malcolm X. In most countries the sawed-off shotgun is illegal.
In the Max Payne games the Sawn-Off Shotgun is a very powerful weapon. During gameplay, its main disadvantage is that it can only fire two rounds before it needs to be reloaded. Thus not a smart choice when the room is full of enemies. The prominent user of this weapon within the series is Jack Lupino.
While the weapon is present in Max Payne 3 it is much harder to find then in the previous installments. The shotgun is slightly more accurate and does more damage than its predecessors. Like previous games, Max wields the gun single handed thus making the sawn-off shotgun now a dual wieldable weapon. While so, Max becomes an unstoppable force.