For those who don’t live in the South Island of New Zealand, it’s starting to get cold in the mornings now. Real cold. Not as cold as our Southern cousins way down south, but cold enough to make me don a beanie that I normally wear under my cycle helmet while I chatted to Glenn “Wammo” Williams this morning.
In hindsight – and watching the video – I probably shouldn’t have worn it (it looks a little naff) but it kept my head and ears warm, which was the main thing (I couldn’t be bothered turning on a heater to warm up the room as I was heading off to work shortly after the video).
Today, I chatted to Williams about Max Payne 3, the third game featuring the former NYPD detective and DEA agent whose wife and infant daughter were murdered by junkies. The first two games were made by Finnish developer Remedy – which went on to make Alan Wake ; Max Payne 3 has been done in-house by Rockstar (the same publisher that bought us Red Dead Redemption and the GTA series).
Max is a lot older – and fatter – now but the game brings the same tortured hero and bullet time from the previous games – where you get to slow down time and see your bullets fly super slow as they impact on the enemies body. He’s a one-man killing machine – and business is booming. Max Payne is also probably the only character who can wander around a Sao Paulo favela wearing a hideously patterned hawaiian-style shirt as he’s shooting up the place.
Check out the review. Let me know what you think.