Max Payne 3 at PAX East Recap
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 PayneKillers.com. 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