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Ships Ahoy - Max Payne 3

Rockstar announces that the Windows edition of Max Payne 3 is now available, offering the latest installment in this noir-inspired third-person shooter sequel. Here's word:

To celebrate the international launch of Max Payne 3 for PC, check out the new Official PC Launch Trailer, comprised entirely of footage from the PC version.

Developed in parallel with the game's console versions, the PC version of Max Payne 3 supports a number of advanced graphics options, scalable high-resolution textures and character models, DirectX11 features, multi-monitor support and 3D.

Featuring cutting edge shooting mechanics for precision gunplay, advanced new Bullet Time® and Shootdodge™ effects, full integration of Natural Motion's Euphoria® Character Behavior system for lifelike movement and a dark and twisted story, Max Payne 3 is a seamless, highly detailed, cinematic experience.

See system specs, screens and additional Max Payne 3 PC info at

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53. Re: Ships Ahoy - Max Payne 3 Jun 5, 2012, 17:57 Quinn
Verno wrote on Jun 5, 2012, 12:20:
Sepharo wrote on Jun 5, 2012, 12:01:
They're skippable... You just need to wait for the next area/level to load.

Yeah not really seeing that here, I've got it on a Crucial M4 512GB SSD and any time you attempt to skip a cutscene it just says "still loading" even if its about 2 seconds before the cutscene is supposed to end. I haven't tried it on every single cutscene yet but the handful or so I got annoyed at last night the usual keys to skip had no effect. Is my game install fubar or something? Am I missing a game option or another key combo to skip it? Several reviews mention this problem too so now I'm really confused.

edit: screw it, I'll nuke it and reinstall to see if that helps.

Shite you just wasted allot of time reinstalling, probably.

It has nothing to do with your install. Have you ever had a wrong install that caused these types of things? Come on, Verno. You know better than that.

Rockstar was so horribly afraid of loading screnes that sometimes you indeed can't skip them because later in the already loaded map of a cutscene, the scene has to transition into a new map which needs said cutscene to disguise its loading screen. Its on those occasions that you cannot skip cutscenes because later in the cutscene, it needs to start loading a new area you want to skip to. It's horrible.

Today I decided to restart a chapter because the game jerked me into a cutscene, locking a door behind me, while I wasn't done exploring the set yet. Yes, Max often warns you of such incoming vacuums by starting to walk, but not always. Annoying!! It took me 5+ goddamn minutes to desperately try to skip through a goddamn boring scene where Max had a boring dialogue with a boring semi-deus-ex-machina kinda guy. *heavy sigh*

Also, at last, Sepharo.. No. Just.. no. Yes this story still can be labeled "noir" but that doesn't make it Max Payne by definition. I finished the game today and my final verdict is that Rockstar raped Max Payne to shreds. Southpark should make an episode about it. You see, there was a time I thought Max was driven by loss and vengeance. Max Payne 3 made me realize more and more as the story progressed, that the only thing that drives Max Payne is the fact that he's a dumb fuck who just loves to jump into trouble and shoot his way out of it. His wife and kid have absolutely nothing to do with it, I realized. Sadly.

The moment when he said something within him hoped that that certain guy (who can murder women by shooting them point-blank in the face) had survived a certain explosion, was the straw that broke the cammels back. Max, of all people, would LOATHE someone like that.

There's nothing left of Max's arse after what Rockstar did to him. But hey... it's "noir".

This comment was edited on Jun 5, 2012, 18:10.
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