Max Payne 3 at PAX East Recap

Posted on April 9 2012, 3:10pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Thanks to everybody that came out to PAX East in Boston this weekend and hit up the Rockstar booth for the chance to go hands-on with Max Payne 3 across all platforms - PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Attendees who made their way in through the East entrance were greeted by the 40 foot tall banners of Max adorning all four corners of the booth - with Friday attendees getting to play the Stadium level recently previewed by the gaming press, while guests on Saturday and Sunday were treated to a whole different scenario from Max's time in New York.

Fans eager to experience the return of Max Payne braved long lines at our booth to have a go (a special shout to anybody that came through twice to see both levels). Among those that stopped by: @jaclynejimenez from our #MaxPayne3 Twitter Casting Event. After having a first play of the PC version (thanks as well to Origin for supplying our kits) she vowed to take on all comers in the first Max Payne 3 PC Social Club Multiplayer Event on June 3rd. Fan site admin Domenic Fiore also came by - you can check out his impressions of the experience right now on And we'd be remiss if we didn't mention the gentleman who flashed us his GTAIV Key to Liberty City while he was queued up in line, plus a re-appearance of a Cole Phelps cos-player we met originally at NYCC last fall (see the slideshow above for a pic).

Props to our longtime booth DJ Chess Hubbard for keeping the music pumping all weekend long and to everyone who scored new Max Payne 3 gear we were handing out - if you weren't there we hope you had a chance to enter our giveaway on Facebook this past weekend - look for the winners to be announced very soon. These items should also be rolling out on the Rockstar Warehouse for purchase over the next few weeks as well, so stay tuned.

For those that were not able to make it, we hope the steady stream of updates from our Twitter feed helped you feel like you were there in spirit - we can't wait for everybody to get their hands on the game next month. Read on for a selection of quotes from some of the gaming press also in attendance.

“Hardcore fans are sure to be pleased and newcomers cannot ask for a better time to join. This game better be on your radar”
- Blast Magazine

“A gloomy, yet stunning graphic style along with the countless environmental intricacies in every memory makes you feel right at home in Max Payne's head” - Curse

“Max Payne 3 was definitely one of our favorite games of the show, and we definitely think this is going to be a game that you simply can’t overlook” - New Gamer Nation

“It is bound to be a modern day masterpiece for an action game and will put action movies to shame” - VGRevolution

“a brilliant experience that looks great with incredible sound design and rock solid shooting” - DualShockers

“Max Payne 3 is gleaming with Rockstar Games' signature quality in every aspect” - GameRevolution

  • MultiCardon April 13 2012, 12:08pmReplyFlag
    Your Pax East booth has been great the last three years. It's always been worth the long lines. I also really enjoy the music--keep bringing DJ Chess back!
    • Artyshoon April 12 2012, 8:52pmReplyFlag
      thanks for reply R*Y, i saw here, one of MaxPayneDev who play do it by jumping over the barrier


      • Marcus_12on April 12 2012, 12:12pmReplyFlag
        Any news about the results of tast WE contest (Max Payne 3 special gear) ? :)
        • DGSimoon April 11 2012, 4:41pmReplyFlag
          Got my PAX gift pack today! Awesome gear and the multiplayer book has some new screens in it too. It also answers a question about Payne Killer some asked in that Max and Passo's appearance changes depending on what map you play Payne Killer on.

          Example being that if it's the docks then Max is wearing the bullet proof vest and has a head full of hair because thats how he appears during that level in single player and so forth.
          • R* Yon April 11 2012, 11:56amReplyFlag
            @RS_Onside In Max Payne 3, you'll be able to choose if you want the third person camera to be behind Max's left side or right side
            • Artyshoon April 11 2012, 4:55amReplyFlag

              is it possible to change the weapon of hand with a key (switch the viewfinder at right/left of the character) ?
              • Artyshoon April 11 2012, 4:13amReplyFlag
                aïe !!! this pic is a torture with this expression on her face & the keyboard/mouse in her hands !


                i'm jealous @Jaclyn, that will be paid at the event has blow of Bullet Time for sure ...

                June is too far -.-'
                • R* Yon April 10 2012, 7:37pmReplyFlag
                  @JaclynJimenez Thanks so much Jaclyn, it was great having you at our booth to play Max Payne 3, see you for the PC multiplayer event on June 1st!
                  • JaclynJimenezon April 10 2012, 3:44pmReplyFlag
                    Big thanks again to the wonderful people at Rockstar Games ... for having the demo out for people to play and of course for making my dreams come true by putting my face on a multiplayer character in the game. PAX East was awesome, and getting to play the Max Payne demo was definitely a highlight of my time there. I was especially happy that you had PCs set up to play Max Payne 3 as well, I assumed it would all be consoles. Glad you're not forgetting about the PC gamers :)
                    Thanks for everything - I will wear my Max Payne 3 shirt proudly! And I'm counting down the days 'til the Social Club Max Payne Mutliplayer PC event in June.
                    • SpareBrickson April 10 2012, 3:21pmReplyFlag
                      Didnt attend this event, sadly. I heard that lines were up to four hours long. Yikes! Good to hear though that the Max Payne swag will be up for sale on the warehouse.

                      Too cool Rockstar.
                      • EMERSEX22on April 10 2012, 12:31pmReplyFlag
                        @GTAV.4.EVER ricardo carvalho e pepe nasceram no brasil hahahahahahahahaha
                        • AverageGtaGuyon April 10 2012, 11:57amReplyFlag
                          Hi Rockstar!

                          Will Max Payne have the ONLINE PASS?

                          • BillWilliamsonJron April 10 2012, 11:39amReplyFlag
                            When are you going to announce the winner of the Facebook MP3 Swag pack?
                            • R* Yon April 10 2012, 11:08amReplyFlag
                              @Rickodez @ALPHA_ROCKSTAR @Jt3ldp & others, glad you enjoyed reading through the recap

                              @KelticKennedy Cool, thanks for swinging by the booth

                              @MalikNL If we make plans to attend some events in Europe we'll be sure to let you guys know

                              @duy9161 No plans for that, but we do expect to have a new video for Max Payne 3 in the next couple weeks, stay tuned

                              @BillWilliamsonJr We're hoping to offer most if not all of the gear on the Warehouse at some point in the coming months
                              • MalikNLon April 10 2012, 10:09amReplyFlag
                                I wish they would host these big gaming conventions in Europe more often :(
                                • Jt3ldpon April 10 2012, 9:53amReplyFlag
                                  omg unreall cant wait!
                                  • rafael470on April 10 2012, 9:53amReplyFlag
                                    Rockstargames it Surprise. Max payne 3 this may 15 may 29. In understand. Now why do not realise demo game
                                    • vixer0067on April 10 2012, 9:19amReplyFlag
                                      Sprunk95 Wher you find this system requirements ???
                                      • deleted_accounton April 10 2012, 8:47amReplyFlag
                                        • duy9161on April 10 2012, 8:39amReplyFlag
                                          Rockstar, would you release a video from the demo please?
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