Max Payne 3 Official Launch Trailer

For Max Payne, the tragedies that took his loved ones years ago are wounds that refuse to heal. No longer a cop, close to washed up and addicted to pain killers, Max takes a job in São Paulo, Brazil, protecting the family of wealthy real estate mogul Rodrigo Branco, in an effort to finally escape his troubled past. But as events spiral out of his control, Max Payne finds himself alone on the streets of an unfamiliar city, desperately searching for the truth and fighting for a way out.

Presenting the Official Launch Trailer for Max Payne 3, which will arrive next week in North American stores for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on May 15th and in Europe on May 18th. Visit the Pre-Order page for a selection of retail options.

Rockstar XBOX 360 DLC up to 50% off

Rockstar XBOX Live Arcade downloadable content is discounted until January 31st:

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Regular Price: 1200 Sale: 600)
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400)
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (Regular Price: 1600 Sale: 800)
RDR Undead Nightmare Collection (Regular Price: 1600, Sale: 1000)

GCAP 2009 What I hate

The Game Connect Asia Pacific conference was finalized with a discussion entitled “What I hate about video games: A critic’s perspective”.

Jason Hill had some harsh words to say about Rockstar Games.

I hate Rockstar for pretending that they are pushing the medium forward. I hate them for courting controversy and hardly ever having the balls to answer the phone when inevitably the shit hits the fan. Do you really want to make art or just money? Defend your art and your decisions.

Link: Jason Hill’s Screen Play blog

Golden Joystick Awards 2009 – Long List Voting

Vote for your favourite games of the year and help them make it to the 2009 short list. Vote in as many categories you like but remember every vote counts!

Only games released between 22nd May 2008 and 22nd May 2009 are eligible for inclusion in the main categories of this year’s awards.

You can vote for GTA in the following categories:

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Multiplayer Game of The Year
Handheld Game of The Year
Nintendo Game of The Year
Soundtrack of the Year
Ultimate Game of the year

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and the Damned

Multiplayer Game of The Year
XBOX Game of The Year
Soundtrack of the Year
Ultimate Game of The Year

Grand Theft Auto IV

PC Game of The Year
Ultimate Game of the year

UK Developer of the year: Rockstar Leeds/Rockstar North
Publisher of The Year: Rockstar Games

These two games are also fun:

Mobile Game of The Year: Payback
PlayStation Game of The Year: Worms

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Social Club Message Wall

Rockstar Games Social Club was recently updated with a description of a new service called "The Message Wall". It’s expected to launch sometime this month.

Announcing Rockstar Games Social Club’s unique verbal and visual means of mouthing off to your Friends – including a direct message system and customizable personal graffiti wall. Communicate, talk trash with your Friends, and decorate and/or desecrate each other’s Walls at will.