videogame has been hovering over June 16th for some time, it was only today that we received official confirmation that the mid-June date is, indeed, when the game will arrive in the US (followed three days later in Europe).
This confirmation is great news for a title that has hit many a bump in the road, including copyright and publishing issues. We're pleased as punch that copyright cleared and Atari was able to grab the game so it will be able to be released it alongside the
videogame was written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, some say in lieu of a third film. The original cast, including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson, will be starring in the title.
If you missed the first two Max Payne
titles from Rockstar, then you've missed a part of gaming history. The original title, one of the first to incorporate "bullet-time" into gameplay, set the standard for first-person shooters on the last generation of consoles (Xbox, PS2, Gamecube). Not only was the gameplay new and fresh, but the use of noir storytelling devices earned critical acclaim.
Now you can download both Max Payne
titles to your Xbox 360 for $15 a pop. Not a bad option for those trying to reel in spending but want a great gaming experience, nor those who want a Max Payne
refresher before Max Payne 3
arrives this winter.
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Download Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne now.
And, while the original game launched before we started publishing guides, we do have a fabulous Max Payne 2 Walkthrough and Strategy Guide
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Tuesday - September 9, 2008
A couple weeks ago we all received the tragic news that the sixth installment of the Harry Potter
series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, was being pushed back in the movie theaters from Holiday '08 to Summer '09
. At the time, we didn't know what that would mean for EA's videogame, slated to be released alongside the movie (although we had our suspicions).
Yesterday we received confirmation that the game would also be pushed back to Summer '09. Today, we hear that this move will cut out $120 million from EA's projected revenue for the current fiscal year.
Ouch...right? Well, it sounds worse than it is. EA is certainly going to survive this hit, as it barely put a dent in the $4.9 billion the company is expected to bring in this year (and, yes, that number reflects the $120 million loss).
Can you believe videogames are now such a huge industry that a company like EA can simply brush off a $120 million loss? These publishers are now solidly working with billions of dollars. BILLIONS. And we spend how much on videogames? I think these people are in cahoots with the oil industry. I really do.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film delayed
EA's Harry Potter delay zaps $120M (Gamespot)
LB's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Walkthrough and Strategy Guide
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