Grand Theft Auto V‘s And Max Payne 3‘s Combat Compared, Side By Side

We've reported previously about the shooting mechanics in Grand Theft Auto V, and how it's going to be somewhat identical to what we've seen in Max Payne 3. And now Youtuber datarace1 delivers the visual confirmation, with a side-by-side gameplay comparison. » 7/29/13 9:20am 7/29/13 9:20am

The Best Video Game Music of 2012

You press a button, and the beat drops. Forward you fly, straight into the perilous unknown, beats pushing against your eardrums as you push back against the controller. Tempo and harmony swim together, and you lose yourself in the rhythm of play. » 12/13/12 8:00pm 12/13/12 8:00pm

In Da Club: A Musical Moment Few Video Games Get Right

Games take us to all manner of fantastical, unlikely places. But as good as video games have gotten at accurately recreating a space-marine shootout or a mountaintop dragon battle, there's one thing developers are still learning how to create: A dance club.


Many games try to create thriving urban environments for… » 10/25/12 8:00pm 10/25/12 8:00pm

Bullet Time Isn't Just A Fictional Badass Move. It's A Real Thing.

For Neo, moving faster than bullets was a matter of realizing the Matrix's rules could be bent. For most of our video game heroes, bullet time is a popular mechanic that has appeared on titles like Max Payne, Red Dead Redemption, Vanquish and more. » 8/10/12 3:30pm 8/10/12 3:30pm

Max Payne 3's Vancouver Developers Closed, Then Moved

Rockstar Vancouver, one of the main developers behind Max Payne 3, have been shut down. Not to worry (much): the staff are being offered jobs at Rockstar's other Canadian studio in Toronto, which is expanding thanks to the help of regional government support. Full press release here. [Note: This story originally pegged … » 7/10/12 12:10am 7/10/12 12:10am

Rockstar Marketing Maven Exits the House of Grand Theft Auto

Alex Moullé-Berteaux, the head of marketing at Rockstar Games, is out after five years at the company. While some may tie this to the perception that the well-reviewed Max Payne 3 has not proven to be the blockbuster of a Grand Theft Auto or a Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar says the split was amicable and not tied to… » 6/21/12 6:32pm 6/21/12 6:32pm

One New Jersey Mob Boss' Insanely Ambitious Plan to Kill Max Payne

In addition to my job here at Kotaku, I work very hard on a bestselling, fictional series of video game novelizations. Last year, I published a gripping, lusty novel based on The Witcher 2. This year, I've been hard at work putting the finishing touches on my next novel based on Max Payne 3, tentatively titled Max… » 6/19/12 7:00pm 6/19/12 7:00pm

Those Max Payne Comics? They’re Pretty Good.

Ever since reviewing Max Payne 3 a while back » 6/19/12 3:30pm 6/19/12 3:30pm, I've heard from commenters and others that Max "feels" different than he used to in his older games, which were made by Remedy Entertainment. Max's words sprang from the mind of writer Sam Lake, who also served as a model for the renegade cop. What's most interesting about …