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Max Payne 3 Announced For Next Winter

Soulskill posted more than 5 years ago | from the back-to-the-max dept.

Games 73

tordavis writes with news that Rockstar Games has announced Max Payne 3 is in the works for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. It's currently planned for this coming winter. Quoting the news release: "'We're starting a new chapter of Max's life with this game,' said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. 'This is Max as we've never seen him before, a few years older, more world-weary and cynical than ever. We experience the downward spiral of his life after the events of Max Payne 2 and witness his last chance for salvation.' Since leaving the NYPD and New York itself behind, Max has drifted from bad to worse. Double-crossed and a long way from home, Max is now trapped in a city full of violence and bloodshed, using his weapons and instincts in a desperate search for the truth and a way out."

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Hmmm (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27308361)

more world-weary and cynical than ever

I didn't think that was possible. I kinda thought Max's World-Wearness and Cynicism meters were already pegged at 11.

Richard Stallman is a Wookie. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27308411)

And a fucking smelly one, at that.

Re:Hmmm (2, Interesting)

Moryath (553296) | more than 5 years ago | (#27310089)

No kidding. The first game was cool and inventive; the second was rehashed dreck, devoid of meaningful plot and saddled with far too many little "add-on" mechanics that served only to detract from the gameplay experience.

Remember, game designers: more complicated != more fun. In fact, it's usually the opposite.

Re:Hmmm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27311655)

Well the plot in Max Payne 2 was really just an extension of the subplot in the first game, so it really depended on how much you paid attention to the first game.

And I don't think anyone seriously expected anything new and inventive from Max Payne 2. The game only came out like 2 years after the first.

Re:Hmmm (1)

Uthic (931553) | more than 4 years ago | (#27313685)

Max Payne 2 was more complicated ? Snuh ? Weird. I liked Max Payne 2 about as much as the first one, the plot was a bit cliche-ish but I guess we have to expect that from Max Payne. Still with no Remedy on this, I'm thinking it'll be merely ok if not bad.

Obama Policies Will Bankrupt the USA Tsarkon Repor (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27308365)

Obama Policies Will Bankrupt the USA Tsarkon Reports

- President Barak "The Teleprompter" Obama is deeply connected to corruption, Rahm Emanuel (Radical authoritarian Statist whose father was part of the Murderous Civilian Killing Israeli Terrorist Organization known as IRGUN), Connected to Rod Blagojevich (Rahm inherited Rod's federal-congress seat), Connected to Ayers, a man who promotes the concept that civilian collateral damage is ok in a war against freedom, Preacher Jeremiah Wright, who is himself a black-elitist who wants all the people who largely "pay the freight" to suffer, 31 million on food stamps, more blacks are in prison and on food-stamps per capita than anyone else. The problem with Wright is simply this: the facts are "racist."
- Obama: Racist, AIPAC-bootlicker, Corrupted to the bone Chicago style and a Traitor to the US Constitution and a Liar who can't even produce a valid birth certificate (which is not a certificate of live birth)
- Raytheon lobbyist in Pentagon, lots lobbyists getting exemptions even though he promised not to have them.
- Goldman Sachs insider second in command at Treasury. Bumbling tax cheat idiot in "command" of Treasury with 17 positions unfilled as of late March 2009.
- Cabinet has had several nominees and appointees with multiple tax fraud issues.
- Lied about having a new degree of accountability and a SUNSHINE period of new laws, he has signed bills with little or no review at as promised.
- Appointed a second amendment violating Rich-pardoning treasonist Eric Holder as AG, the top cop of the USA, a man who helped a fugitive evade justice.
- Has not put a dime in for a single new nuclear power plant but wants to help bridges and roads to promote more driving.
- Obama, Blagojevich and Rahm Emanuel have a LOT to hide. They literally lived next to each other, Rahm had (until being Chairman Obama's Chief of staff) Blagojevich's old federal congressional seat. Blagojevich helped Chairman "The Teleprompter" Obama cheat his way to the Illinois senate by getting other candidates thrown off the ballot in Illinois. Why do you think Blagojevich was so mad? Obama DID owe him, big time. Rahm and Obama are using Blagojevich and trying to cut his head off to keep him away.
- Tony Rezko, Iraqi Arms Dealer Nahdmi Auchi, and of course Aiham Alsammarae. Chairman "The Teleprompter" Hussein Obama is so corrupted its a joke.
- Fools and "useful idiots" twist the pie charts by leaving welfare, workfare, interest on debt, social security, Medicare and Medicaid out and focusing only on non-whole "discretionary" pie charts.
2007 high level pie chart, Federal Budget, USA []
2009 Pie chart, detailed, Federal Budget, USA []
- Chairman Obama is drastically increasing spending and creating more entitlements that will make the US less competitive (especially against China, India, East Europe/Russia). This will be a huge disaster and change you can believe in will strap you and your grandkids with more debt. No taxation without representation? Obama is spending money for the next two-three generations and they can't even vote yet, or even have been born.
- An alternative to the dollar and a forex and a reserve currency came up at the last G20 meeting. The world will not take faith in Obama's liar-socialist spending and welfare state, why should the taxpayers (plebian citizen-slaves of a police state).
- The spending going on now vastly eclipses all previous spending. In fact, the massive trillion plus debts is a thing of the 80's onwards. Congress signs the checks, remember that Year after year, as egregious as the pentagon spending is, that the social spending is completely a waste of money and it is unfunded over the long term. Eisenhower built the interstates, the US could build a new power infrastructure with this money but instead is being pissed into creating more of an entitlement system that is STILL unfunded, and without massive poll-taxes and far more aggressive progressive taxes, could NEVER be funded.
- The budgeting being done today were recently reported by a non-partisan auditing commission will lead to about 10 TRILLION in new debt over the next 10 years. Obama is going to double the national debt while doing nothing to address the unfunded debt obligations of Social Security.
- Clinton appointed David Walker of the GAO, he quit, the unfunded debt obligations have rendered the USA insolvent according to accounting standards.
Taxpayers on the hook for $59 trillion []
US Public Debt Unfunded Debt Obligations []
- Most of the world population gets NOTHING from their governments, or a very bare minimum or services that benefit only the upper echelons of society. However, the liar Chairman Obama says we need his universal "state-hospital" rationed health care to be competitive. Bull. China and India give nothing, and they are the biggest threat to the American worker. By forcing healthcare and higher taxes, Americans will be less competitive.
- If you think 60% tax rates end to end (income, accounts receivable tax, building permit tax, CDL tax, cigarette tax, corporate income tax, dog license tax, federal income tax, unemployment tax, gasoline tax, hunting license tax, fishing license tax, waterfowl stamp tax, inheritance tax, inventory tax, liquor tax, luxury tax, Medicare tax, city, school and county property tax (up 33 percent last 4 years), real estate tax, social security tax, road usage tax, toll road tax, state and city sales tax, recreational vehicle tax, excise tax, state franchise tax, state unemployment tax, telephone federal excise tax, telephone federal state and local surcharge tax, telephone minimum usage surcharge tax, telephone state and local tax, utility tax, vehicle license registration tax, capital gains tax, lease severance tax, oil and gas assessment tax, misc internet sales tax and many more taxes that I can't recall at the moment) will make the US competitive, along with compulsory programs to provide everyone with health care is going to make the US competitive in the age of India and China, you are a joke.
- As the US nationalizes (read: rations healthcare) to the least common denominator of affordability without regard to efficacy, people with money will simply look into medical tourism so those with money can go to medical parks in India and get real health care. Those who have lived in Canada or in the UK can tell you "free" healthcare is NOT a panacea. If you think this, you are again, a useful idiot. The NHS in the UK has given bad blood and Hepatitis and AIDS blood to people, and Jade Goody who just died was misdiagnosed twice resulting in her death (She was all cleared twice of cervical cancer which she just died of). The NHS in the UK is not able to be sued or held accountable. Neither will Chairman Obama's rationed health care service for America.
- Sorry to bust the socialist bubble-lie, but support of these types of policies will simply lower the standard of living in the USA, particularly for the middle class. At least at the end of the Eisenhower projects the USA got roads to show for the spending, and with this new spending, the USA could have built power plants that get the USA out of the middle east, but the age of government for the sake of government is upon us, and the useful idiots line up and believe empty promises.
The pentagon (and Bechtel, Kroll, Bluewater, Halliburton, etc) could get less than half of what they get today, but that will fix nothing fundamental in terms of government spending. It is simply not enough to make a difference when compared to the Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, workfare and social security entitlements.
See: YouTube - US Government Immorality Will Lead to Bankruptcy []
- If Obama thinks its ok to lie to 300 million people about being able to "take care of them" without even being honest about what that care would look like, then being an idiot and believing in Obama is for you.
- The head of the IRS and the head of the Treasury, Geithner, is a Tax Cheat
- Lied about no lobbyists - their numbers are growing.
- The US Government already have over 50% of the budget on Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, workfare and social security. Socialists: Good job on that one, its working great. Solution to the current near-collapse-due-to-over-spending: add more unfunded entitlements!
- You Socialist-liars can break my spirit and my financial back to force me to "need" a federal government that is turning this country into a police state and turn it into a quasi-socialist lie, but I will, I must put up a fight. I have kids to educate and feed, and the stuff you sell (which is failing to various degrees everywhere else as implemented) is simply forcing a culture of failure on a once great, libertarian free country.
- I will not be complacent with your "change," and there will be a point where civil war will become an option. See how hard you can push before you get it. How much more than half can the truly productive workers in this country afford to pay. Keep pushing to find out how to start a civil war.
- The socialist-lie of a plan will not work, its not fundable, it WILL destroy the currency to fund it, and its really as simple as this: if this insanity is funded by borrowing from the US's economic and military adversaries then Obama and his socialist cabal is NOT fit to administrate society. Rome fell. Kings who mis-manged their treasuries all fell. Every example of unhinged spending leads to the same result: systemic collapse.
- Obama and his sycophantic lunatics would want to have a civil war to get Chairman Obama's way and force the socialist-lie system on my already tax paying law abiding ass. And as far as "no new taxes" for those under 250k, its a lie, the tax is called inflation, which is set to begin just about now that the Chinese wont want the USA's worthless treasuries to fund the socialist-lie fantasy (one that COMMUNIST China doesn't even try and sell to its people!)
- Chairman Obama's numbers don't add up. There is a $59 trillion dollar hole (UFDO) in social security alone. AIG $150 billion here, TARP $350 billion there. $800 billion for a highly dubious stimulus package. Another one on the way. $59 trillion hole in the balance sheet IGNORED. China saying they aren't going to buy treasuries, Clinton clamoring to find buyers now. $3.6 trillion dollar budget, potential military action on Mexico, Iran still a "terrorist state" at the behest of the AIPAC, spending up, dollar about to fall, inflation over time since Breton Woods extremely easy to document, yet, the socialist-liars question when the numbers (the Federal Government numbers) simply don't add up to the point where if the US-GOV was a company it would be insolvent.
  -How dare the taxpayers question what Chairman Obama's drastic spending increases are going to do to the purchasing power of our savings because Chairman Obama wants to recklessly spend and try to maintain and American empire AND guarantee a standard of living, and Chairman Obama doesn't even want to build a single nuclear power plant to do it? Chairman Obama must be a complete and total lunatic moron.
- Obama is either a negligent idiot or an unhinged maniac with delusional fantasies. Meanwhile, Chainman Obama's tax dodging Treasury Secretary has 17 unfilled positions, the Treasury Dept. isn't even functioning at this point.
- "General welfare" in the constitution was, according to the man who wrote it, Madison, meant to be extremely limited in scope. The federal government per the constitution doesn't even have the enumerated POWER to deal with economic messes. A lot of these "POWERS" were created while there is a crisis to dupe the public into accepting an un-constitutional authoritarian regime as the government and to usurp authority over the people.
- The USA is a constitutional republic. A democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting to eat a sheep. Also a constitutional republic isn't about using a barely-majority or a plurality to stuff your (un-fundable disastrous) crap down the disenfranchised other-half's throat.
- With Obama's authoritarian corrupted criminal (aiding and abetting a criminal in flight of prosecution, Rich case) Eric Holder in charge, we won't have our inalienable and enumerated rights to firearms much longer. For a constitutional law expert, Obama must have never read the federalist papers or he would simply hand himself as a traitor.
- The arbitrary expansion of "general welfare" is not only unconstitutional, it may very well lead to a serious conflict on the issue.
- Here is a debate on general welfare and how stuff like this came to pass, but was clearly no intended by the authors of the document of root law.
In Federalist No. 41, James Madison asked rhetorically: "For what purpose could the enumeration of particular powers be inserted, if these and all others were meant to be included in the preceding general power?" (In reference to the general welfare clause)
So strongly did the founders believe that "general welfare" wouldn't be expanded as written:
In Federalist No. 84, Alexander Hamilton indirectly confirmed Madison's point. (That the "general welfare" clause was "clearly" nota free pass for government)
Hamilton argued that a bill of rights, which many were clamoring for, would be not only unnecessary, but dangerous. Since the federal government was given only a few specific powers, there was no need to add prohibitions: it was implicitly prohibited by the listed powers. If a proposed law a relief act, for instance wasn't covered by any of these powers, it was unconstitutional.
"why declare that things shall not be done which there is no power to do? Why, for instance, should it be said, that the liberty of the press shall not be restrained when no power is given by which restrictions may be imposed?"
Hamilton goes on to argue that making Amendments (e.g., enumerating Free speech, press and assembly) and enumerating the 'right' would have the following effect:
(A bill of rights) "would furnish, to men disposed to usurp, a plausible pretence for claiming that power that is, a power to regulate the press, short of actually shutting it down. "
"With respect to the words 'general welfare,' I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers (enumerated in the Constitution) connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators." --James Madison [The US Supreme Court has found the meaning of "general welfare" in the Constitution to be much more elastic than did Mr. Madison. But as the "author of the Constitution," what does he know?]
James Madison, when asked if the "general welfare" clause was a grant of power, replied in 1792, in a letter to Henry Lee,

If not only the means but the objects are unlimited, the parchment [the Constitution] should be thrown into the fire at once.

"...We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government , and to provide new Guards for their future security. ...--The Declaration of Independence
- Wrong, monetizing failures causes more. Japan showed us this for decades. But hey, Chairman Obama thinks you can fix a problem DECADES in the making with a quick fixer-upper, he is screwed in the head.
- The complaints are with the Federal government (in general) since Breton Woods. The Federal Government and Obama's minions STILL didn't listen to David Walker, a Clinton appointee and former head of the GAO. This isn't about political parties anymore morons!
- Show me a single federal budget that was less than the previous. If this $3.6T budget goes, its never coming back barring systemic collapse.
- The United States Federal Government, The United States Federal Reserve, and the banks which were enabled to continue down reckless paths by a quasi government agency known as the Federal Reserve whose actions are not subject to congress and whose members are unelected. This situation is untenable and unconstitutional.
- Every inflationary road taken in history ends in collapse. Keynesian policies are widely regarded as no longer workable.
- Inflation is a tax: What ignorant tax and spenders don't take into account here is the relative percentages of people's wealth (both net and gross) and the costs of owning and maintaining houses, cars, standards of living.
- Inflation via deficit spending is going to make it such that you will be paying a lot more by percentage of your income to maintain a given standard of living. Obama's arguments are so poorly thought out and seek to blame "Republicans" for the mess, its really simply laughable - the needs cleanup now, not worsening.
- You can't spend your way out of a hole if the creditors (e.g. China) start telling the USA they won't buy. It is that simple. Now America starts to have to collateralize the debt with assets. The USA will be selling off chunks of American assets to back the new debt. One day, it may even be necessary to sell Alaska back to Russia because no one will take greenbacks to prop up a failing version of a modern Rome.
- Ah, here we go with the Matthew Lesko arguments. []
Interest rates were on the rise before the government stepped in with free money for everyone (the fine print of course indicate massive strings attached).
Other economies, for example, India, have the central rates set to far more reasonable/realistic rates (at the moment ~ 8+%), which is still tends to be too low, but shows that if you need someone else capital you need to pay a premium for it, and given that capital is in short supply, it would stand to reason that a premium must be charged for it.
The problem is the unrealistic growth rates of mature economies don't allow for profiting via growth projections (rather than simply earning money). So the government steps in, turns on the free money spigot, gets the interest rates for savings down in the 1-2% range while diluting the value of the whole currency in order to prop up dying companies that ran the business like a Madhoff Ponzi scheme.
- The Republicans aren't solely responsible for the crisis as Obama's minions would have you believe, congress is (no particular congress), the Executive of the US government (no particular one) and the US Federal Reserve System are all at fault.
- Fundamentally, the government is trying to fix the prices of various things to "make it all work." This pulling on the invisible hand is a fools venture. It was predicted long ago the housing collapse (and those, such as myself, in the know, wished while realizing the housing collapse coming that we were wrong for everyone's sake - but the truth is the truth) . It may be that the Austrian (von Mises) economists will ultimately be proven right.
- We are a nation of partially educated whiney grabby idiots, and we got the government that represents this. The Chinese, India and other up and coming nations will show no mercy for this arrogant abuse of our status as the world's forex reserves.
- War and asset sales will continue to be the only option for this scheme until it is corrected at the core. And to say that the government has already averted a depression by doing what they did (most of the monies injected wont be "felt" for some time), is just arrogance and stupidity. Price fixing prolonged the Great Depression. Price-fixing (or attempting to) houses will do the same, but probably worse.
- Obama's minions simply don't care if the US is bankrupted and rendered insolvent, they just want a say in how its done, presumably to "feel safe." Rather selfish.

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." AND "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." -- Benjamin Franklin (Possibly Richard Jackson)

- Everyone better realize that inflation will pay a major role in funding un-fundable fantasies, wiping the savers and the middle class out. The problem is, that other countries are growing tired of making our Federal Reserve notes worth something by buying our debt as treasuries. Obama's minions talk about spending, but in order to "get what YOU want" you will sell debt to potential economic and military adversaries? Real bright. What's really sad is that despite David Walker being an authority on these issues, people refuse to even watch him and listen to what he is saying.
- On the success of Canada and its form of Socialism: A huge country like Canada with massive amounts of uranium and tar sands and natural resources and a huge land mass with a scant 30 million people is an order of magnitude less of a problem to manage than a country with 10x its population, a serious leaky southern border, backfiring aggressive foreign policy, particularly with Iran, and the US is competing with countries like India and China whose middle classes are larger than the US's entire population. The top 5 students in every Indian and Chinese primary school out numbers all the kids in primary school in the US. Canada is a idyllic island, the USA is front and center in an all out economic and political clash of ideologies.
- Cap and trade (and pollution control for solving global problems) will never work unless the top 10 countries in the world (in terms of both GDP and manufacturing capacity and population) are on board. Period end. If the world doesn't quickly move to nuclear now and fusion shortly, it is OVER possibly not if every home on the planet gets a wind vane, but that seems unlikely to happen (since its possible now).
- Keynes calls it "the paradox of thrift" and suggested that policies forcing people not to save is a "good idea." The guy wanted people spending all the time, or if he didn't, he never conveyed that to his protégés well enough for them to not do what they are doing. Right now the plebeians in the US are actually stashing cash, and everyone from Obama to the media is trying to get people to spend spend spend. The best thing for the long term is for people to prepare for the coming hell, not set out with no reserves.
- I have seen Keynes invoked to justify nearly every bad move in the past decade, and its warming up to be a potential currency collapse, the collapse of the US Treasury and Federal Reserve notes, and a collapse of the NYSE. And then they invoke Keynes to suggest the best way out of the mess is to spend out of an already near-critically debt massed black hole.
- A house is run like a town is run like a country or business is run like a state is run like a government. If there are things the government is doing that would either force your home into bankruptcy or into jail via fraud charges, then the government and banks shouldn't be operating in that fashion. A certain degree of stretchy liquidity is in order, but in terms of percent of GDP, there is no way of justifying what they US has now.
- Iceland failed at 850 percent debt to GDP. The US is at 350 and rising. It is not a good thing at all.
- What is happening to the dollar as a forex standard. []
- March 19, 2009 C-SPAN - "Let's Quit Destroying Our Dollar!" []
- HR 1207 (A bill to make the Fed more accountable and to answer questions regarding the dollar policy) []

Title: Obama sidetracked by fiscal mess, but presses on []
"Being heard above the din may prove difficult. Lawmakers are wrangling over taxing people who got big bonuses and worrying the president's budget could generate $9.3 trillion in red ink over the next decade."
- Kremlin to pitch new global currency []
Russia proposes creation of global super-reserve currency

Holy crap, even the Russians and Chinese get it. Strange days are here.

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Re:Obama Policies Will Bankrupt the USA Tsarkon Re (1)

djupedal (584558) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308413)

ACs can mod themselves right up... And ./ thought they had all those loop holes plugged :)

Re:Obama Policies Will Bankrupt the USA Tsarkon Re (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 5 years ago | (#27310503)

ACs can mod themselves right up... And ./ thought they had all those loop holes plugged :)

If they cared about the moderation system on slashdot they would have fixed it years ago. The many problems have been evident literally for years, but "they" are getting what they want out of the site.

Re:Obama Policies Will Bankrupt the USA Tsarkon Re (1)

pxlmusic (1147117) | more than 5 years ago | (#27311291)

if they disabled anon posting...

Re:Obama Policies Will Bankrupt the USA Tsarkon Re (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27311933)

Sometimes Anonymous Cowards have good reason to be afraid.

It would ruin a lot if they were disabled. Here's one of the reasons they had better damn well not:


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Re:Obama Policies Will Bankrupt the USA Tsarkon Re (1)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | more than 5 years ago | (#27312351)

I bet that Slashdot would provide I.P.'s if law enforcement asked them to. I think that Slashdot does log I.P.'s, it's how they keep anonymous trolls from posting excessively.

I believe that posting under a Slashdot account created and logged into using only proxies would actually be more anonymous than posting AC from your own I.P. address if one didn't reveal any information which could be used to track them down.

By the way, those are interesting questions. I'd love to speak with a clinician about interpretation of the test results!

Re:Obama Policies Will Bankrupt the USA Tsarkon Re (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27308455)

I am indescribably happy (1)

shellster_dude (1261444) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308379)

I had given up all hope. I am so happy that they are finishing the trilogy.

I'm guessing (1)

djupedal (584558) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308391)

>"...and witness his last chance for salvation."

MP 3 is just a working title, and the release title will be something along the lines of "Max Payne 3: Salvation"...?

Otherwise, #3 would be the end of the series, right? At least until the next time the franchise flatlines, of course.

Re:I'm guessing (1)

erok2112 (1180109) | more than 5 years ago | (#27310915)

Then they will retool it to- Maxine Payne..Vampire with extra-special bullet time. And some Nazi's.. maybe a super-soldier..oooh a super-Nazi-Vampire-Soldier.. Ok..I now need $500,000 for my consulting services..

Re:I'm guessing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27312383)

So you're the bastard who came up with BloodRayne. Now I know who to kill.

Stop listing time periods based on seasons! ARGH. (3, Insightful)

AbRASiON (589899) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308525)

When is winter, where is the developer located, it is America or Europe or what, where? Are they in Australia?
Don't you guys class winter as starting on the 22'nd or something whereas down here in Australia we start our seasons at the start of the month for example.
How about you list the MONTHS, not the seasons, it's not hard and I don't have to wrack my brain to translate stuff back into simple months.

When will this dopey, dopey tradition end? It seems to be a North American thing.
The rest of us use months.

Re:Stop listing time periods based on seasons! ARG (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27308673)

take ur butthurt to Digg, they're pathetic enough to listen...

Re:Stop listing time periods based on seasons! ARG (0, Redundant)

RuBLed (995686) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308787)

Vaporware! Al Gore said it was too late, no more ice to make a next winter.

and no more Santa Claus too...

Re:Stop listing time periods based on seasons! ARG (1, Insightful)

Toonol (1057698) | more than 5 years ago | (#27309001)

I'll help you.

Winter == Summer
Spring == Fall

Keep this conversion chart posted next to your terminal.

Re:Stop listing time periods based on seasons! ARG (2)

AbRASiON (589899) | more than 5 years ago | (#27309559)

What is fall, is that a funny name for autumn?
It's a wank and it's un-necessary, USE MONTHS PEOPLE.

Re:Stop listing time periods based on seasons! ARG (1)

n1ckml007 (683046) | more than 5 years ago | (#27310061)

Yes fall == autumn. I'm guessing this is the industry way of saying a range of months, rather than "december through april." Along the same lines, maybe they think it makes more sense to the "consumer" than "Q3" 2010.

Re:Stop listing time periods based on seasons! ARG (1)

tecnico.hitos (1490201) | more than 5 years ago | (#27309925)

Winter == Summer Spring == Fall

No, definitely Winter != Summer.

Re:Stop listing time periods based on seasons! ARG (1)

Shadow of Eternity (795165) | more than 5 years ago | (#27310317)

Then you're in the north hemisphere of the planet. Enjoy not having your seasons backwards and don't worry you aren't missing out on water spinning the other direction.

Re:Stop listing time periods based on seasons! ARG (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27314773)


Re:Stop listing time periods based on seasons! ARG (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27325481)

Christmas in summer is the only way to do things. Think about it - how does it make sense having the holiday season (the time to go out and have fun) in the time of year where it's least pleasant to go out? How do you people enjoy New Years? I'd hate to be cooped up indoors, I wouldn't be able to go out and see the fireworks..

Re:Stop listing time periods based on seasons! ARG (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27309311)

You should automatically know that the developer is either in North America or Europe. Russian, Chinese and Korean developers only produce low budget crap titles, so they are ruled out. Japanese developers only produce simplistic, colourful fagboy and kiddie console titles, so they are ruled out too. Australian developers (and Australia in general) hasn't ever done shit.

Stupid Argument (2, Insightful)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 5 years ago | (#27310485)

This is a stupid argument and is making Slashdot stupider. Slashdot is Taco's Blog. I know this is hard for you to grasp, but if the guy who runs it lives in the USA it's pretty reasonable to refer to things from the standpoint of the USA. All you furriners are obviously welcome to use the thing, and you're even welcome to whine about it, but we're not obligated to care.

When will this dopey, dopey tradition end? It seems to be a North American thing. The rest of us use months.

That's a bunch of crap. Shit, lots of people in this world don't even know what month they were born in. They might know it was a Tuesday. (I know a Kenyan who lives in my town who's like this; apparently it's standard.) Seasons are understood the world-over.

Re:Stop listing time periods based on seasons! ARG (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27310633)

At least they didn't say Q4. It seems like every company starts it's fiscal quarter at a different time.

Re:Stop listing time periods based on seasons! ARG (1)

Creepy (93888) | more than 4 years ago | (#27312463)

well, Remedy is based in Finland and Rockstar _Vancouver_ should be pretty obvious...

Seasons or Quarters are easier to predict than months - software is notorious for slipping schedules.

Re:Stop listing time periods based on seasons! ARG (1)

andrewd18 (989408) | more than 4 years ago | (#27316749)

well, Remedy is based in Finland and Rockstar _Vancouver_ should be pretty obvious...

So no matter when it's coming out, I can expect it to be released in winter?

Re:Stop listing time periods based on seasons! ARG (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27312595)

North American releases are usually placed in seasons. This is because the release date is even more vague that way.

They could use quarters but most people can't place them properly in a year as 1st quarter doesn't start Jauary 1st.

Re:Stop listing time periods based on seasons! ARG (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27325687)

4th quarter, calendar year 2009.

Does that clear it up for you?

It's probably safer to say 1st quarter 2010, but I didn't want to confuse you further.

Oh, cool! (1)

detox.method() (1413497) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308539)

This sounds nothing like the last two games! I can't wait! In all seriousness though, I am a fan of the franchise.

Remedy Feeling the Payne? (1)

Neptunes_Trident (1452997) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308641)

Max Payne, enjoyed both of'em and have been waiting about *5 YEARS* for Alan Wake. What is the hold up guys? Cause of your lameness, looks like you lost out to develop M Payne 3. Wonderful....

Re:Remedy Feeling the Payne? (1)

Zixx (530813) | more than 5 years ago | (#27309397)

Actually, Remedy sold the rights to Max Payne to Rockstar, back in the day. This allowed them to stay independent and do Alan Wake. They were never supposed to do Max Payne 3.

(All IIRC)

Re:Remedy Feeling the Payne? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27309927)

Considering that Remedy created and owned Max Payne, they didn't "lose out" on anything. They didn't want to make Max Payne 3.

It's also funny how you think a company founded by ex-Future Crew members is in any way lame. Those guys pioneered many of the techniques that would go on to be employed by all modern games.

Re:Remedy Feeling the Payne? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27312939)

Agreed. I think that's a fact that many gamers overlook

Re:Remedy Feeling the Payne? (1)

n1ckml007 (683046) | more than 5 years ago | (#27310077)

Yeah speaking of, where is Alan Wake?

Re:Remedy Feeling the Payne? (2, Informative)

n1ckml007 (683046) | more than 5 years ago | (#27310117)

oh for lazy googlers: []

Re:Remedy Feeling the Payne? (1)

raynet (51803) | more than 5 years ago | (#27312325)

This Alan Wake seems to be some kind of massive online text adventure game?

Re:Remedy Feeling the Payne? (1)

n1ckml007 (683046) | more than 5 years ago | (#27333633)

No that's slashdot.

Re:Remedy Feeling the Payne? (1)

Creepy (93888) | more than 4 years ago | (#27312919)

seems to me this is not the first time Remedy has been late with a game...

let's face it, though - I'm all for the Blizzard philosophy rather than the EA philosophy - I'd rather have the game done right but late than to get a bug ridden game with playability issues on time. I don't mean to smear EA specifically, because a lot of companies do it (actually, nearly all publishers do it), but they are the one I have firsthand experience with.

Re:Remedy Feeling the Payne? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27311519)

Two guesses:

1. They have sw renderer doing all the pretty tricks they want but consumer hardware is lagging behind. They are waiting for it to catch up.

2. They aim to make graphic quality good enough for commercial machinima use. IOW, Alan Wake is going to be a tech demo for their machinima engine. f

Re:Remedy Feeling the Payne? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27312545)

So what kind of ginormous hardware would be running their software renderer? It looked pretty cool several years ago, running I believe on one of the earlier Intel quad-cores.

It seems more likely that they couldn't figure out how to bolt a half-playable game onto their nifty tech.

I'm suing /. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27308679)

"For Next Winter"
"for this coming winter"

Great, now my brain broken

Alternative ending in Max Payne 2 (4, Interesting)

Knacklappen (526643) | more than 5 years ago | (#27308827)

Hmmm, I wonder how this connects to the alternative ending in Max Payne 2? I was very glad to see that after having fought through all three difficultiy levels, you got rewarded with an alternative ending in which the bullet missed Mona Sax's heart. She doesn't die, they kiss and the whole game ends on a cautiously optimistic tone. I always felt that this was how the game was supposed to end, that this was the ultimate reward for Max: finally a slim chance of happiness. Now they seem to disregard this and cast poor Max once again into darkness and dispair. Hmmm... I don't know...

Re:Alternative ending in Max Payne 2 (1)

godfra (839112) | more than 5 years ago | (#27309609)

Alternate ending?!! *frantically googles*

Re:Alternative ending in Max Payne 2 (1)

FrostDust (1009075) | more than 5 years ago | (#27311007)

Basically, you have to beat the game on the hardest difficulty level.

Re:Alternative ending in Max Payne 2 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27311435)

Nice, just the little rational reasoning I needed to install the game again. Thank you.

Re:Alternative ending in Max Payne 2 (1)

tecnico.hitos (1490201) | more than 5 years ago | (#27309965)


There is no Max Payne 3.

Re:Alternative ending in Max Payne 2 (1)

Beergeek0064 (744304) | more than 5 years ago | (#27310269)

Well, that's the whole (game|film) noir thing in a nutshell -- there IS no Happy Ending for our hero. The best he can expect is to break even. I'm not surprised that Max will be back in the thick of things, railing against fate and the unthinking cruelty of life. If things turned out all spiffy and neat, it wouldn't be Max Payne and it wouldn't be as interesting a story.

Re:Alternative ending in Max Payne 2 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27310519)

He did regain his happiness. However, Baraq Obama was elected President and it was all downhill from there.

Re:Alternative ending in Max Payne 2 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27310789)

But then he fucked your mom and it was all good again.

tagged games games games (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27309059)

I'm tired of these motherfucking duplicate tags on motherfucking /. summaries.

Re:tagged games games games (1)

Macthorpe (960048) | more than 5 years ago | (#27310795)

tagged games games games

I didn't know Ballmer edited.

Aliens don't belong in an Indiana Jones movie (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27309133)

We all know what they did to Indiana. And we all know what they are going to do to Max Payne.

Enough is enough. I am not going to stand for it.

Next video game should be about corporate douchebags who ruin cultural icons, and how you have to fight your way through their mansion, 'beyond the goblin city', to take back the child they have stolen.

Re:Aliens don't belong in an Indiana Jones movie (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27309833)

wouldn't this just be a rehashing of the Michael Jackson video game?

Re:Aliens don't belong in an Indiana Jones movie (1)

Shadow of Eternity (795165) | more than 5 years ago | (#27310345)

Yeah I don't think we should be mixing michael jackson's kiddie fiddling and david bowie's step-away-from-watchmen spandex dong.

Re:Aliens don't belong in an Indiana Jones movie (1)

bigstrat2003 (1058574) | more than 4 years ago | (#27312833)

Yeah, cause aliens are so much less realistic than the Holy Grail, or the Ark of the Covenant. Oh wait..

The newest Indiana Jones movie was in line with the rest of the series, get over your devoted fanboyism to the originals.

Oh, and stop pretending that new material can somehow "ruin" the old. The original material is always there if you prefer it. Ignore the bits you don't like and be happy, rather than whining to everyone about how XYZ was "ruined". The only way it's ruined is if you allow it to be ruined... and if you choose to let that happen, you don't deserve to complain.

Re:Aliens don't belong in an Indiana Jones movie (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27315441)

"The newest Indiana Jones movie was in line with the rest of the series"


1. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark - Topic: ARCHAEOLOGY + RELIGION
2. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - Topic: ARCHAEOLOGY + RELIGION
3. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - Topic: ARCHAEOLOGY + RELIGION
4. Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skullfuck - Topic: ARCHAEOLOGY + SPACE ALIENZ + LOVE CHILD OMG PONIES!

Explain how the fourth one is in line again... retard... need any help breathing, retard?

Didn't the movie do bad enough? (1)

jer2eydevil88 (960866) | more than 5 years ago | (#27309207)

What in the world are they thinking? The franchise was fun but the movie totally killed this series for many gamers.

Re:Didn't the movie do bad enough? (1)

ZJVavrek (952066) | more than 5 years ago | (#27309575)

How so? Tell me, did you return home from the theater only to find that your copies of Max Payne and Max Payne 2 had been stolen from your collection? Did you, upon mourning their loss, realize that you could only think of Nicole Horne as some vaguely cheerful woman to the side and that you had no idea where the name Vlad kept entering your head from?

The series still exists and will exist for a very long time. Your memories still exist, but I can't speak to how long they will last. The movie version can never actually ruin the book, or the game, or the events of real life upon which it is based.

I don't expect Max Payne 3 to be good, or bad, because I have no prior experience with this studio of Rockstar's. They made Bully, according to what I've read. Was that any good? (The concept seemed fun.)

*Still waiting for A.Wake...*

'more world-weary and cynical than ever' (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27309461)

As a game that has the best use of cynicism, and a genuine feeling of desperation, I'm really looking forward to see if they can deliver what they promise. It must be very hard to to in such a way that the atmosphere doesn't go over the top, but the first two games did this very well.

(Out of respect for most of the Max Payne franchise, I'm just pretending the movie doesn't exist)

Consoles? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27309617)

"Max Payne 3 is in the works for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC" Bah, another cross platform game that will have a watered down, naff conrol system on the PC, take up loads of disk space, have lots of slow loading screens, and probably be raved about in the console world for being ground breaking while not actually doing anything new... not that I'm cynical or annoyed with Fear 2 or anything.

Re:Consoles? (1)

spyrochaete (707033) | more than 5 years ago | (#27309669)

Both existing Max Payne games were released on consoles as well, and they didn't diminish the quality of the PC release.

Re:Consoles? (1)

raynet (51803) | more than 4 years ago | (#27312437)

Atleast the first Max Payne was developed for PC by Remedy and it was then ported to consoles by Rockstar Games. Usually when you have a title that is simultaneously developed for PC and consoles, you end up with PC game that is designed for console controls, if it is FPS, it is way too easy to play with mouse aiming, and texture & graphics quality often tends to be low.

the first game was awesome (1)

jollyreaper (513215) | more than 5 years ago | (#27312201)

Second was a big pile of meh. Quit stripmining the past, people. Come up with a new idea. Max Payne was a new idea, once.

Baseball Bat Max Payne (1)

pyropyroster (1513489) | more than 4 years ago | (#27312647)

The first game is awesome.

It went downhill with the second game and the GBA version. The movie script was just horrible. Where was the mafia and related characters? That was 2/3 of the game. Anyway, I am not very optimistic about this new game, but I prefer to wait and see.

In the meantime I'll keep trying to play the first game using only the baseball bat [] .

Re:Baseball Bat Max Payne (1)

Theoboley (1226542) | more than 4 years ago | (#27314389)

I actually enjoyed the GBA version.

YES! Max is back (hopefully) (1)

A_Non_Moose (413034) | more than 4 years ago | (#27317935)

Nice to see the real Max Payne is coming back.

Though the wait for Alan Wake as MP3 (heh) had me give up hope with all the talk
of multi processor/threads, high end hardware and other forms of CPU/GPU abuse.
(could almost hear my old Athlon64 3700 whimper at the thought...or maybe that was me)

Not so strangely if MP3 never came out I, and other gamers, would pay quite well
to have MP1's levels converted to run under MP2's engine. MP 2.5, if you will.

Great story, great action, fantastic game play (2 > 1's, of course) and very well
written characters. Replay value++, especially the DMW (dead man walking) game
mode (see comments here: [] )

Built up to 293 minutes on DMW's first level in and relaxing.

I really really really hope... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27347023)

... that they bundle in the first two games, atleast on the ps3. The blu-ray (if number of discs is an issue) may be able to cope with it. They could perhaps update the graphics if they want but if they just port the games as they are even that would be a great service to the max payne fan-base. I am sure people would be willing to pay a bit extra for this.

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